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Research : Who you are predict what you eat

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Modern research says[1]  :

“The social and demographic factors were nearly twice as important as where one shopped for food in predicting consumption of unhealthy food, according to the study published online by the journal Preventive Medicine.”

Now, further, it says,

 

“Our findings suggest that interventions that focus on modifying the food retail environment by opening more stores that sell healthy food will have relatively little impact on reducing consumption of unhealthy food,” said Christine Vaughan, lead author of the study and a behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “Instead, strategies designed to modify the choices people make about food stand a better chance of reducing consumption of unhealthy foods.”

Understand the highlighted point : You cannot force the horse to drink water at pond if it is not thirsty!

Couple of days back, I shared a post on litmus test 

Can you turn blue litmus paper red under basic conditions? No, right?

Similarly, if people are Good (with pure innate disposition) then you can expect good laws acceptance in majority. With majority corrupts(Weak/Confused/Chaotic) minds(of varied degree) in society, it is impossible that we will bring law drafts we desire.
Acidic conditions (Say Good people in majority) can only turn Blue litmus (Say good law drafts) red and not Basic (Say bad(=corrupt and weak) people in majority).

We also discussed sometime back on this post (Your Innate Nature and Food Selection)

Did Gita mention about food or food habits? Person or food?

In Bhagwad Gita, wherever there is a mention about food, it is about eater and the food itself (4-30, 6-16/17,9-27,1-52).

This suggests that he gives importance to human’s predominant nature and temperament than food itself.

In summary, what you eat is largely based on who you are!! Strive to change self ! Instead of bombarding sermons, be the change agent and transform fellow humans’ lives by triggering change in their innate prakriti. That is what will drive their choices about life, not limited to food!

Think about it!!


Research


[1] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743517301135

Does where you shop or who you are predict what you eat?: The role of stores and individual characteristics in dietary intake

Priceless essence : Ghee

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Desi Gau mata’s milk is nectar. Ghee prepared from it is priceless essence. For umpteen times, I wrote in favor Gau mata’s prasad (Ghee, Milk, Gobar, Butter milk, urine.).
 
Desi Gau’s Ghee prepared by churning is priceless. I have paid 2500 for 1 kg. And it turned out worth. Ghee is full of Prana (Due to Churning, inherent Prana of Maa’s milk gets multiplied manifold). Yes, we call it Prana. Not Oxygen or Nitric Oxide. They are mere physical manifestations of Prana. Like Microbes are. Like we all are.
 
Other churning outcome we use is Honey. Same – full of prana.
 
In modern science, they denotes NO. Nitric Oxide. Full of Nitric Oxide.
 
Nitric Oxide (NO), gaseous, free radical was considered by modern science as danger for body. But now they are finding utility :).
 
Scientific dogma has the respiration process involving only two elements — oxygen and carbon dioxide. Specifically, the delivery of oxygen from lungs to tissues, and the removal of the waste product, carbon dioxide, through exhaling.
 
Recently published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Stamler and colleagues demonstrate that nitric oxide is essential for the delivery of oxygen to the cells and tissues that need it. [1]
 
Lo! NO (nitric oxide) is critical for respiration. Any wonder why Honey and Ghee are base medicines for all Ayurvedic treatments?
 
In this old post, I also shared why NO is critical for brain. (https://www.facebook.com/marut.mitra.5/posts/364920823632832)
 
Now read this Hindi note I received on whatsapp. Without any unnecessary lab experiments, it was easy to identify importance of Ghee and Honey. But we make fun of those who are critical about saving Gau mata. We make fun of those who do regular Homam using Gau gobar and ghee.
 
गोघृत का चिकित्सा में उपयोग
 
आयुर्वेद के मतानुसार देशी गाय का घी अमृत के समान स्वास्थ्य-कारक, रसायन, अग्निप्रदीपक, शक्ति, बल, वृध्दि, कांति, लावण्य, तेज, आयुष्यवर्ध्दक है। यह स्निग्ध, सुगंधित, रुचिकर, मेधा एवं स्मरण शक्ति को बढ़ाने वाला, शुक्रवर्ध्दक, विषनाशक, त्रिदोष नाशक, श्रम निवारक और स्वर को मधुरता प्रदान करता है। गाय का घी हमेशा दूध को जमाकर, दही बनाकर उसे मथकर मक्खन निकालना चाहिए और उसे गरम करके घी बनाना चाहिए। क्रीम से बनाया हुआ घी अपेक्षाकृत कम उपयोगी होता है। गाय के घी से माइग्रेन, रक्तविकार, पाण्डु, कामला, उदावर्त, फोड़े-फुंसी, जोड़ों के दर्द, चोट, सूजन, सफेद दाग एवं कुष्ट रोग की चिकित्सा होती है। अनेक आयुर्वेदिक शास्त्रीय योगों में गाय के घी का उपयोग किया जाता है। कई आयुर्वेदिक फार्मेसियां घृत बनाकर बेचती भी हैं। जैसे अर्जुन घृत-हृदय रोग, महापंचागव्य घृत-मिर्गी, अनिद्रा, स्मृति क्षीण आदि, मृत्युश्चश्रेदी घृत-सांप, विषैले कीट एवं चूहों का विष नाशक, फल घृत-वंध्या दोष नाशक, महागौर्याद्य घृत-नासूर, जख्म एवं घाव, पंचकोलादि घृत या षज्ञपटल घृत-गुल्म, ज्वर, उगर रोग, ग्रहणी, मंदाग्नि, श्वास, कांस, शोथ एवं ऊर्ध्व वायु नाशक। चर्म रोग एवं फोड़ों पर लगाने के लिये गाय के घी को बार-बार पानी में धोकर प्रयोग करना चाहिए। पानी से धोया हुआ घी खाने में प्रयोग करना चाहिए। ज्वर, हैजा, अरुचि, मंदाग्नि आदि रोगों में घी का उपयोग नहीं करना चाहिए।
 
पुराना घृत : गाय का घी जितना पुराना होता जाता है, उतना ही गुणवर्ध्दक होता जाता है। पुराना घी तीक्ष्ण, खट्टा, तीखा, उष्ण, श्रवण शक्ति को बढ़ाने वाला घाव को मिटाने वाला, योनि रोग, मस्तक रोग, नेत्र रोग, कर्ण रोग, मूच्छा, ज्वर, श्वांस, खांसी, संग्रहणी, उन्माद, कृमि, विष आदि दोषों को नष्ट करता है। दर वर्ष पुराने घी को कोंच, ग्यारह वर्ष पुराने घी को महाघृत कहते हैं।
गो घृत के प्रयोग : यज्ञ में देशी गाय के घी की आहुतियां देने से पर्यावरण शुध्द होता है। गाय के घी में चावल मिलाकर यज्ञ में आहुतियां देने से इथिलीन आक्साइड और फाममोल्डिहाइड नामक यौगिक गैस के रूप में उत्पन्न होते हैं। इससे प्राण वायु शुध्द होती है। ये दोनों यौगिक जीवाणरोधक होते हैं। इनका प्रयोग आपरेशन थियेटर को कीटाणु रहित बनाने में आज भी किया जाता है। प्रातः सूर्योदय के समय एवं सायंकाल सूर्यास्त के समय गाय का घी और चावल मिलाकर दो-दो आहूतियां निम्नलिखित मंत्र से देने पर आसपास का वातावरण कीटाणुरहित हो जाता है। अग्नि में घी और चावल की आहुतियां निम्नलिखित मंत्र बोलकर देनी चाहिए-
सूर्योदय के समय : प्रजापतये स्वाहा।
प्रजापतये इदं न मम।
सूर्याय स्वाहा, सूर्याय इदं न मम।
सूर्यास्त के समय : प्रजापतये स्वाहा।
प्रजापतये इदं न मम।
अग्नये स्वाहा, अग्नये इदं न मम।
 
गाय क घी से आहुतियां देने पर यह देखा गया है कि जितनी दूर तक यज्ञ के धुएं का प्रभाव फैलता है, उतनी ही दूर तक वायुमंडल में किसी प्रकार के कीटाणु नहीं रहते। वह क्षेत्र पूरी तरह से कीटाणुओं से मुक्त हो जाता है। कृत्रिम वर्षा कराने के लिए वैज्ञानिक, प्रोपलीन आक्साइड गैस का प्रयोग करते हैं। गाय के घी से आहुति देने पर यह गैस प्राप्त होती है। प्राचीन काल में भू-जल का उपयोग कृषि में सिंचाई के लिए नहीं किया जाता था। यज्ञ होते रहने से समय-समय पर वर्षा होती रहती थी।
गो घृत का औषधीय उपयोग : स्मरण शक्ति बढ़ाने के लिए प्रतिदिन रात्रि को सोते समय गो-दो बूंद देशी गाय का गुनगुना घी दोनों नाक के छेदों में डालें। यह घी रात भर मस्तिष्क को प्राणवायु पहुंचाता रहता है और विद्युत तरंगों से मस्तिष्क को चार्ज करता रहता है। इससे मस्तिष्क की शक्ति बहुत बढ़ जाती है। यदि यह क्रिया प्रातः, अपराह्न और रात को सोते समध कई माह तक की जाती रहे तो श्वास के प्रवाह में आने वाली बाधाएं दूर हो जाती हैं और अनेक पुराने रोग ठीक हो जाते हैं। शुष्कता, सूजन, रक्तस्राव, सर्दी, सायनस संक्रमण, नासिका गिल्टी आदि ठीक हो जाते हैं और वायु मार्ग खुल जाने से श्वास की बाधा दूर हो जाती है। नाक में घी डालने के साथ-साथ दो बूंद घी नाभि में डालें और फिर अंगुली से दोनों ओर थोड़ी देर घुमाएं। गाय का घी अपने हाथ से पांव के तलवों पर मालिश करें, इससे बहुत अच्छी नींद आती है, शांति और आनन्द प्राप्त होता है
 
Do not waste time in futile proof search. Mata is the answer for all our modern issues. Save her. Worship her. Use her prasad and remain healthy forever!
 
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Research
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[1] http://www.newswise.com/articles/molecular-and-functional-basis-established-for-nitric-oxide-joining-oxygen-and-carbon-dioxide-in-respiratory-cycle

Molecular and Functional Basis Established for Nitric Oxide Joining Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Respiratory Cycle

Discovery could lead to treatment focus on red blood cell dysfunction in cardiovascular diseases and blood disorders

Scientific dogma has the respiration process involving only two elements — oxygen and carbon dioxide. Specifically, the delivery of oxygen from lungs to tissues, and the removal of the waste product, carbon dioxide, through exhaling.

Recently published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Stamler and colleagues demonstrate that nitric oxide is essential for the delivery of oxygen to the cells and tissues that need it.

Stamler, MD, a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cardiologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led a team that showed that nitric oxide must accompany hemoglobin to enable blood vessels to open and then supply oxygen to tissues.

Doctors have long known that a major disconnect exists between the amount of oxygen carried in the blood and the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues. Until now, they had no way to explain the discrepancy. The new findings show that nitric oxide within the red blood cell itself is the gatekeeper to the respiratory cycle – nitric oxide makes the cycle run.

“The bottom line is that we have discovered the molecular basis of blood flow control in the respiratory cycle loop,” Stamler said. “It’s in the hemoglobin protein itself, which has the ability to deliver the nitric oxide together with oxygen. The simplified textbook view of two gases carried by hemoglobin is missing an essential element – nitric oxide – because blood flow to tissues is actually more important in most circumstances than how much oxygen is carried by hemoglobin. So the respiratory cycle is actually a three-gas system.”

Do you choose food by face value?

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Every third sample of food lifted from market, be it local shop or super-mall, is adulterated. Not only that. It is sophisticated adulteration under govt. norms and laws. You cannot catch them.

This is age of presentation. PowerPoint generation. Highlight generation. Bright colors. Colors added to food, to serve your eyes more than body, are major causes of Cancer. Take that. And still, you cannot resist eating them.

‘कभी कभी टेस्टके लिए खाते है…’ What the heck? Why not ZERO TOLERANCE for most important priority of life i.e. Food?

Take for example, Jalebi. The yellow jalebi which makes your mouth water whenever you pass a sweet-shop contains metanil yellow, a coal-tar dye which produces cancer.

The bright green canned peas you relish so much in your alu-mutter or mutter-paneer contains blue VRS, a carcinogen.

The glowing yellow haldi powder which lends color to your curry, has lead-chromate, causes anemia, paralysis and in young women, abortion.

And this is not some recent practice. Above examples are from old book (1974) I found in my father’s library.

“दिखाओपे मत जाओ,अपनी अक्कल लड़ाओ”- One good habit, lifesaving.

Ghee = Life (आयुर्वे धृतम्)

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आयुर्वे धृतम् |
Ghee = Life
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And our doctors say, do not eat ghee!

They are partly right as what is sold in name of ghee in market is indeed not eatable. But by generalizing this to ghee, they stop you having real life substance.

Problem of cholesterol is not because of ghee but due to प्राणविहीन घी & मंदाग्नि

Gau -> Authentic Milk (Without forcing gau a pregnancy, without giving them hormone injections, without compromising calf’s diet, without confining them in jail like abode, allowing them to freely graze, only excessive surplus milk) -> manual churning -> ghee = life

If you love your life, play a treasure hunt game and find out real ghee source. Have it regularly!

Processed Bananas : Avoid

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I was planning to reply my friend @vir sumit about his query on incompatible food items (Banana and milk). But before coming to the point, I thought to write separate note on Banana and market practices.

Bananna bunches are harvested when they are 70% to 80% ripen. Rest of the ripening process happen on ground. As per my personal experience, untreated banana takes little more than a week to become fully ripen. Till then, they remain shriveled and green. This is natural method. Ideal and healthy.

What market follows?

8 days, 9 days, 10 days – these are too long durations to wait for our generations of vendors. They cannot wait so long. To meet the regular domestic requirement, green banana bunches are artificially ripened.
Smoke treatment is one of the most common methods adopted to induce ripening. In this method, banana bunches are exposed to smoke generated by burning kerosene stove inside the airtight chambers for 24 h. As a result, we get artificially ripen yellow bananas, treated with carbon monoxide.

Another method is that bananas are artificially ripened in local markets by the use of banned chemical calcium carbide.

Both are ugly and hazardous methods. So don’t expect banana benefits when you have no choice but artificially ripen bananas.

Buy half ripen bunches and let them get ripen naturally at home. Or else, face the consequences of Carbon monoxide and calcium carbide.

The Short-sighted Convenience food

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Convenience food, or tertiary processed food, is commercially prepared food designed for ease of consumption.Products designated as convenience foods are often prepared food stuffs that can be sold as hot, ready-to-eat dishes; as room-temperature, shelf-stable products; or as refrigerated or frozen products that require minimal preparation (typically just heating).

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What type of Convenience is this? Why are we so lack of time that we cannot even serve fresh food to self?
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In Kullu valley, I had a chance to ride with local farmer(In 2010). Apples with rough and ugly shape/skin go to newly flourished food processing shops while apples with beautiful skin (of course chemically processed for exact shape and color desire of a urban buyer) come in our shops. He advised, ‘sahab, Apple khana band kar do. Package mein bhi jehar hai aur package ke baahar bhi…’
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Govt of India’s vision: To make India a global leader in production, consumption and export of safe, hygienic, nutritious and quality processed food items leading to growth of rural income and national GDP. (From Ministry of Food Processing Industries site)
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Under the age old stereotype cover i.e. :”We encourage any XYZ food industry to help the poor farmers”, Govt put middle men with hefty cash (to start food processing plant and retail chains) in between farms and homes, and change citizens habits to eat more frozen packaged foods.

Who will be benefitted?
>> Food processing industries
>> Big retail
>> Doctors
>> Pharmacy

Certainly, not you and me.

Oh, last but not the least, quiz for you. Who is Minister of the MOFPI (Ministry of Food Processing Industries)?

Yoga and Food

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मिताहारं विना यस्तु योगारम्भः तु कारयेत्।
नानारोगो भवेत्तस्य किञ्चिद्योगो न सिध्यति ॥१६॥

He who practices Yogic exercises without moderation of diet, incurs various diseases, and obtains no success of any kind.

Moderation of diet is very important in Yogic exercises, dhyana or in any type of sadhana. If this is missed, success of any kind is not possible.

When Yogic exercises are performed as just another way of aerobic exercise, we not only incur any benefit but also damage body severely.

Swadesi : Remain connected with the Producers

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First picture is about pesticides. Our consuming habits have turned farmers into greedy blind soil-exploiters. This is going on for last 45 years (since so called green revolution).
 
After 2-3 generations, farmer’s son land up in urban slum, working for construction work like a slave, spending evenings at bar and consuming poison.
 
First poison the land and then poison the inner land.
 
And the sin is upon us. Yes, upon us who are disconnected from the food producers.
 
Some trivial reasons why urban citizens deny original food sources: (I am farmer and a community helper so I come across many such silly denials)
 
1) Oh, why should I travel 25 kms to get food. I can get it in super market next to my office.
 
This very same breed go for 50 kms long drives without any purpose! 😀
 
2) Oh, it is very raw food. Not packaged in fancy covers! 😀 Unclean. I have to spend time in cleaning it!
 
The very same breed spend hopelessly insane time for personal entertainment which actually is anti-life! 😀
 
3) Oh, it is costly!
 
Well, it is cheaper than inflated over-hyped movie tickets! 😀
 
Think sincerely! Connect with farmer communities in near by villages. Inspire them to do gau-seva and Gau-based farming. Be part of the process. Expose your kids to nature and strengthen their immunity!
 
Take care!! (Y)
 
One more thread on same topic by Madhava Pashupati
 
“Yes, ur absolutely right…infact our network is aiming to do the same..decentralise… and direct link up with procurers. But, we do face hurdles to explain this to procurers the need of doing so. Urban mindset is still towards mono-culture. We have been hurdled with urban mindset that DESI GHEE must be of same standard…not possible..the Local Breed (Hallikar) from different places yeild different type of A2 milk according to the fodder intake..as most are FREEGRAZERS !… urban people do not understand about freegrazing much…so if milk is different according to fodder..like in Kadatur area we have same hallikar which seems to be more healthier than that of Chamarajanagar in Karnataka… as Cnagar is more dry on southern side !..how do we explain this ?… Urbanites google the cinema halls… or best at gopalan mall… but most fail to google the rural areas…except if they want to throw bottle at Kabini or Cauvery !… so, coming back to the point…ghee produced at Kadatur is little different than at Kanakapura !… and we have urban procurers with half ken about climatic zones asking for standardization procedures… ditto fruits and vegetables.. all grown with gau ka gobar !… stating one more example, as we are nearing MANGO season…and most of our farmers who supply A2 milk have small orchards…we tell then not to sell it to mango mafia..and we mostly give (supply not sell) a kg of mango free to our A2 milk procurers in urban areas… and our procurers (some of them) compare it with ALPHONSO or APPUs ! dang ! dang ! bang ! bang ! – now we have to explain… 100 years back… Mumadi Krishnarajaj Wodeyar – Royal Scion of Mysuru…who was science bent… got saplings of Ratnagiri (which has lots of iron ore beneath the soil) and planted it all over karnataka mango zones like Ajampur, Mysuru, Kanakpura…. and those mangos are called BADAM out here !….and have less IRON content..!…and by then our telephone bills will run so high…lolzapz !..so awareness is not enuf… AWAKENING…AWAKENING….for most of our info today comes in the FLATSCREEN samsung…oh no SONY…no ONIDA…no IDIOT BOX and well opiate substance creator…WWW.”

Organic food? First learn to cook!

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Can we transform into society that grows own food from a society who loves to eat processed food/chemical food?

No. It is difficult transition for majority.

Solution?

Introduce middle path. At least inspire them to cook for self. Cook healthy food for self. Let there be community food gatherings. Cook for self, cook for community. Envision community kitchens. Once we start cooking for self, it is not difficult to realize value of chemical free farming i.e. growing food for self.

Food chain correction is CRITICAL

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Apart from external environmental factors affecting mind space, it is our polluted food and water sources, that play major role in weakening our psyche and slip ourselves in the mode societal corruption.

When people talk about neurological disorders, they consider only those disorders which exhibit visible symptoms (Autism, Phobias etc). For me, lack of integrity or moral perversion is also a neurological disorder, albeit silent one. It is getting diagnosed, only during harvesting time of past deeds of individual. And in most cases, it is never diagnosed during life time. 

Corruption in society is resultant of polluted food origins. While working on correcting political system, it is equally important to see that majority of us, get nutritional food, both physical and mental. 

Mental food by disinfecting Education system, physical food by disinfecting agriculture.

If you think you are sane citizen, contribute, in your capacity possible, for politics, education and agriculture.

With corrupted and weak psyche and body of majority in us, it is difficult to penetrate sane reformative ideas in our minds.

You go and explain, ideal democracy but if the other person is devoid of pure food and water, it is difficult for him being receptive and understand sane ideas necessary to change the Nation’s destiny from current shoddy state. Even if he/she understands, he/she won’t do much in action due to weak body and mind. For survival, compromises happen and saga of personal involvement in corruption continues.

Food -> Education -> Political awareness -> Critical Mass for change -> Revolution

Any upheaval, out of reaction, would remain temporary since roots are corrupt and in hibernation. With favorable environment to flourish, weakness will sprout again and reforms will topple again towards nadir.

If roots are replaces by food and education, it is difficult for any external force to break strong National fabric.

Political awareness minus Food and Education -> Revolution minus prolonged stability.

Strive for prolonged happiness.

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