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DHA and brain : Breast Milk, Ghee vs other sources : Role of Prana

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Breast milk is brain food : Role of Prana
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Breastfed impact
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Many friends feel hammering by my repeat posts on same subjects. What I am trying is, showing importance of critical life factors by different angles.

Breast feed is one such critical point in national interest. It is fundamentally game changer for future of the Nation. It can lay strong foundation for the future.

One more post on it:

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well.

Amount of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a mother’s milk — fats found primarily in certain fish, nuts and seeds — is the strongest predictor of test performance.

Another rich source of DHA is Ghee prepared using traditional churning method from ethically procured desi Gau milk. This is the reason why pregnant mothers in rural India are given lots of ghee during last trimester ( because of high demand of DHA in womb while brain formation is going on)

Yes, there will be argument that vegetables, fruits and nuts too have DHA. Agreed. But we forget that tradeoff related to digestion process. It is always less burden for growing kids’ digestion system to digest Ghee than nuts. You cannot give nuts to kids and toddlers in large amount. I do not deny other foods but it is always good to have ghee (Of course not the one available in your supermarket! It is the worse of a kind and so much violence involved!)

We should observe subtle difference in different DHA food.

1) Mother’s milk 2) Ghee 3) Fish

4) Vegetable 5) Fruits 6) Nuts

Why mother’s milk is best? (And so ghee)

Because DHA in breast milk is digested DHA. It has already gone through mother’s digestion. It is nurtured by mother’s love and Prana shakti (Well, modern rationalists and doctors do not believe in Prana – but they do prescribe pranayama 😛 😀 – poor guys!)

So mother’s milk is full of prana shakti – so do DHA in it!

Anything full of prana shakti is accepted and digested by body easily. And it is less burden for toddlers. Toddlers nursed by mothers for long never suffer from indigestion! This is the reason!

Same is applied to ghee. In case ghee, along with Maa Gau, extra churning is performed by family members (So it is always good to eat ghee churned by known family member or kind hearted Gau palak). The one from market is dead processed by machine – not worth for our digestion.

4)5) – They are great if we intake them fresh. When they are fresh from farm, they are full of prana shakti. But in urban setup, We receive all stale items. Stored in warehouses under chemical treatment. Prana is dead. So they and all nutrition (including DHA) are difficult to digest by body.. 6) is full of prana and good. Only issue is, they are not so much full of prana (As dead) that they become difficult to digest.


Research


http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/breast-milk-brain-food

Breast milk is brain food

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061595/

Docosahexaenoic acid content is significantly higher in ghrita prepared by traditional Ayurvedic method

Background:

Ghee (clarified butter) also known as ghrita, has been utilized for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Ghee is mostly prepared by traditional method in Indian households or by direct cream method at industry level. Ayurvedic classics mention that ghrita made from cow milk is superior. However, there is no scientific comparison available on preparation methods and essential fatty acids content of ghrita.

Objective:

To investigate fatty acid composition of ghrita prepared by traditional/Ayurvedic method and commercial method (direct cream method).

Materials and Methods:

Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) extracted from ghrita samples were analysed on Gas Chromatography (GC) Shimadzu B using capillary column BPX70 (0.32 mm*60 m, ID of 0.25 mm). The fatty acids in the samples were identified by comparing peaks with the external standard 68A (Nu-Chek-Prep, Inc.USA). Significant differences between the experimental groups were assessed by analysis of variance.

Results:

Distribution of fatty acids was compared in ghrita samples prepared by traditional method and direct cream method which is commercially used. Saturated fatty acids were predominant in both the groups. Mono unsaturated fatty acids and poly unsaturated fatty acids were in the range of 17-18% and 3-6% respectively. DHA content was significantly higher in ghee prepared by traditional method using curd starter fermentation.

Conclusion:

The findings suggested that ghrita prepared by traditional ayurvedic methods contains higher amount of DHA; Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is a major component of retinal and brain tissues and remains important in prevention of various diseases.

Science of Tadka : Art of Cooking

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तड़का मारके!
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There is a new trend emerging in food and nutrition domain in India. Eat Natural. Eat Raw. 🙂 Like last 100 years, this too is blind mimicry of the west.

To me, it is like employing illiterate to do specific skilled job. Or expecting spiritual discourse from animals.

It is simply impossible for a subject to justify the task given, without grooming him/her for the job and lack of conducive environment.

Similarly, cooking is a critical process of making raw food सुसंस्कृत (grooming). Denial of cooking processes forever is not a wise decision.

And so I prefer: Follow local food cooked by local methods. Wherever you are!

For example: तड़का

तड़का is important for certain type of food. छौंक जिसे तड़का (पश्चिमी भाग) या बघार (दक्षिणी भाग) भी कहते हैं, मुख्यत: भारत, पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश में विभिन्न व्यंजनों को पकाने में प्रयोग की जाने वाली एक विधि है। छौंक लगाने में घी या तेल को गर्म कर उसमें खड़े मसाले (अथवा पिसे मसाले भी) डाले जाते हैं ताकि उनमें समाहित सुगंधित तेल उनकी कोशिकाओं से निकल कर, उस व्यंजन जिसमें इन मसालों को मिलाया जाना है, को, उसका वो खास स्वाद प्रदान कर सकें। छौंक को किसी व्यंजन की शुरुआत या फिर अंत में मिलाया जा सकता है।

शुरुआत मे लगे छौंक में अमूमन खड़े मसालों के साथ साथ पिसे मसाले और नमक भी मिलाया जाता है जबकि अंत में लगे छौंक में अक्सर खड़े मसाले ही डाले जाते हैं। शुरुआत में लगा छौंक अक्सर सब्जी पकाने में प्रयोग किया जाता है, जबकि दाल, सांबर आदि व्यंजनों में इसे अंत में मिलाया जाता है।

This is not just to make food tasty as above wikipedia paragraph says! It is essential संस्कार for the food.

Mainly this तड़का संस्कार is needed for protein rich food like dal(s) and fresh vegetables. They both can disturb Vayu (Air movements in body) in our body. disturbed Vayu is the biggest cause of sickness. There are more than 120 sicknesses due to Vayu derangement. To avoid this, तड़का is critical. (Fermented food like Dhokla, Idli without Tadka is not good for health!)🙂 ) (Even when you are eating last day’s chapati(s), you crush it, do तड़का and mix it chapati crush (वघारेली भाखरी). This is to avoid increased Vayu of stale food)

And this is specifically for Tropical region like ours! In Europe, you can eat raw Salad! But since our dietitians and doctors are trained by European textbooks, they also prescribe RAW Food! What a mental slavery! Salad is not for hot humid India! All PIZZA joints now sell Salads 😛 and we eat it too! 😉 (Y)

Our food: Always तड़का मारके!

Choose your Banana wisely

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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.

Mother Cow and Vitamin D3

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I don’t know where to start this post. So many dots to connect!!

Let me start with latest news :

65-70% Indians are Vitamin D deficient. Here’s why you should worry

Despite plentiful sun, Vitamin D (aka sunshine vitamin) deficiency is reaching epidemic proportions in India, warns Dr Michael Holick, Endocrinologist and global authority on Vitamin D therapy.

Recent studies have revealed that 65-70 per cent Indians are Vitamin D deficient and another 15 per cent are insufficient.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/65-70-Indians-are-Vitamin-D-deficient-Heres-why-you-should-worry/articleshow/53277557.cms

Shocking right? 🙂 We deserve it for our sheer incompetence to respect mother nature and blind race for greed!

And can you imagine the impact? Whole plethora of mental disorders! Zombies everywhere!! Psychopaths and rapists! I am not trying to fear-monger! This will be harsh reality of near future! (And so be prepared! More than books, educate your kids for strength building! ) In fact, it is happening all around! Have you not seen increasing number of such psychopath(s) hijacking society?

Who will help?

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Mother
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Of course, गौ माता! (Desi cows with hump. Scientific name: Bos Indicus) [2]

गौ माता has Surya-Ketu Nadi in hump. It is this special feature that makes her different from other breeds. It is this नाड़ी that transforms प्राणशक्ति from प्राण दाता सूर्य भगवान् ! Vitamin D3, the gross and raw form of biological solar power is bonus!

Milk of Gau mata is full of DHA!

As per this research [0], DHA with D3 controls Brain Serotonin, Affecting Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders!

Here [1] , I already shared that serotonin in blood makes mother’s milk more nutritious!

Can you connect the dots?

Desi Gau ghee is full of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid. No other source can compete with the ghee produced by churning method from desi Gau mata’s ethically procured A2 milk. One more condition is that ghee has to be prepared during Sunrise (Vitamin D3). All this is not possible in dairy from where we get your ghee :).

We see increasing number of kids in hyper active mode. ADHD and ASD. Many clinical disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression share as a unifying attribute low brain serotonin.

Serotonin production and function is linked to vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, suggesting one way these important micronutrients help the brain function and affect the way we behave.

If anyone in your circle is suffering from insomnia (can’t sleep), migraine, headache, you can try this experiment of Desi Gau ghee nasal drops. Make ghee lukeworm and apply 1-2 drops in both nasal passages before sleeping. Do it for 90 days.

PS: Before you try ghee from any gau shala, make sure that calf is given enough milk and milk is taken once calf is satiated for that session. There are no hormone used to increase production of milk. Place should be neat and clean. Cows must graze in open land for 3-4 hrs daily. Cows must get clean drinking water.

It is not advisable for:
1) Pregnant lady or during menses cycle
2) After bath, exercise, meal and intercourse.
I personally prefer before sleeping.

In summary:

  • It Is bos indicus who will bless this land again with abundance of digested Prana (her prasad in form of dung, urine and milk). Not some reductionist D#, K, Ca etc but wholesome Prana! Prana that replenish the sick and timid!
  • Free pasture land for grazing is must for quality prasad! More she graze under sun-light, better would be her prasad (including D3!)
  • It is important and more cost-effective to imbibe digested Prana (Raw Prana passing through digestive track of mother cow. Churned Prana). When ghee is prepared, potency of digested prana increases manifold! Far far better than Vitamin D3 injections which are difficult to digest for body!
  • Freely grazing cows => Serotonin + Sun rays + DHA from grass => Quality milk, dung and urine!

[0] http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/main/news/omega3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-d-may-control-brain-282.aspx

Vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids control serotonin synthesis and action, part 2: relevance for ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior

Serotonin regulates a wide variety of brain functions and behaviors. Here, we synthesize previous findings that serotonin regulates executive function, sensory gating, and social behavior and that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior all share in common defects in these functions. It has remained unclear why supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D improve cognitive function and behavior in these brain disorders. Here, we propose mechanisms by which serotonin synthesis, release, and function in the brain are modulated by vitamin D and the 2 marine omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Brain serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan by tryptophan hydroxylase 2, which is transcriptionally activated by vitamin D hormone. Inadequate levels of vitamin D (∼70% of the population) and omega-3 fatty acids are common, suggesting that brain serotonin synthesis is not optimal. We propose mechanisms by which EPA increases serotonin release from presynaptic neurons by reducing E2 series prostaglandins and DHA influences serotonin receptor action by increasing cell membrane fluidity in postsynaptic neurons. We propose a model whereby insufficient levels of vitamin D, EPA, or DHA, in combination with genetic factors and at key periods during development, would lead to dysfunctional serotonin activation and function and may be one underlying mechanism that contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders and depression. This model suggests that optimizing vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acid intake may help prevent and modulate the severity of brain dysfunction.—Patrick, R. P., Ames, B. N. Vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids control serotonin synthesis and action, part 2: relevance for ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2015/02/23/fj.14-268342.abstract

[1] http://prachodayat.in/happy-cow-is-kamadhenu-serotonin-vs-worship/

[2] http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/10/20/cmaj.140555

Consumption of non–cow’s milk beverages and serum vitamin D levels in early childhood

“Among children who drank both types of milk, each additional cup of non–cow’s milk beverage consumed was associated with a 5% decrease in 25-hydroxyvitamin D level,” the researchers write. The estimated was adjusted for clinically relevant variables, the authors note.

Interpretation: Consumption of non–cow’s milk beverages was associated with decreased serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in early childhood. This association was modified by cow’s milk consumption, which suggests a trade-off between consumption of cow’s milk fortified with higher levels of vitamin D and non–cow’s milk with lower vitamin D content.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/12/12/peds.2012-1793

 

 

Why only desi cow ghee?

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Fact: 1 year or more years old ghee is potent medicine (So take it as medicinal quantity and not in large quantity).

Doubt : Which breed’s ghee? Can buffalo ghee or Jersey cow ghee give same results?

Some procedural facts about ghee:

1) Ghee should be from desi breed Bos Inducus
2) Milk should be procured as per ethics of worship*
3) Ghee should be prepared using traditional manthan method (Majority of pure ghee claimers prepare it using fat separation method)
4) Ghee should be prepared before sunrise by human interventions (without automatic machines)
5) Ghee should be preserved in dark area of home in chini mitti bottle or glass bottle (Good is glass is non-transparent like many modern pharma drugs come in)

Last two points also applies to Jaggery preservation.

Why not Buffalo ghee or Jersey ghee?

1) Spiritual reason:

General tendency of Buffalo or Jersey cow is Tamasik in nature. Milk procured from them too carry their subtle nature. Tamasik tendency cannot cure any sickness. It is devoid of Prana shakti.

Buffalo is exception in some cases as in few ayurvedic texts buffalo milk is prescribed as medicine but not buffalo ghee.

2) Physiological reason:

Protein in Jersey milk is A1. It is now well-established fact that A1 milk is not good to consume for humans. Besides, Jersey cow gives amaple amount of milk so nutritional density in milk is lower than Desi Cow breed (and so prana shakti is also divided).

Buffalo milk’s fat is not digestible i.e. long chain fatty acids. So ghee is difficult to digest. Person with Pitta tendency also feel hard to digest. In sickness, digestion power is at lowest level.

Desi Gau mata as hump which helps to convert Prana shakti from the Sun and instill it in her prasad (mutra, gobar, milk). One of the fundamental reason of quick healing is : Prana shakti.

Buffalo and Jersey lacks this. So devoid of Prana shakti.

More potent prana shakti attracts more pro-biotics to colonized in old ghee. When you take them as medicine, it can heal the cell-level metabolism as well as organ-level metabolism.

****Ethics of worship Gau mata: Do not treat her as milk machine. Only take excess milk once calves are satiated. Do not force artificial pregnancies. Do not force hormones to increase milk yield. Do not keep them in prison. They must graze daily in jungle or Gauchar.

You may digest the buffalo ghee but the amount of Prana you lose is difficult to replenish by ordinary humans. So what happens?

Early aging.

Why respect and follow local food traditions?

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Ghee is a tradition here. Olive oil is a tradition in Europe. Soybean in china. All suitable for respective local environment. If you live in China, you should eat Soybean. But in India? Why? Food Tradition does not come up overnight from scientist’s lab like your Crosin tablet that works everywhere with same side effects 😀.

Traditions emerge from social labs, our homes, by live experiments over several generations, under the guidance of Rishi personalities (The one with sharp and blessed observation powers). Traditions exists because they have proved benefits to many. Fake traditions do not stand against the time. What is suitable here, may not work well in Canada. What is best in Canada, may not work here (For example Canola oil).

Trust and follow your local food habits passed to you by parents, and get benefited. Doubt and live in self-denial? Loss of all benefits. Pay the price.

Side note: One of the hidden benefits of respecting food traditions is reduced transport due to demand of exotic food. Think about it. You can make huge difference!

Cow and Bee: Diet for Pregnancy and Childhood : Blood-Brain barrier and Gut

Cow and Bee to Save Our Sanity
Cow and Bee to Save Our Sanity

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Part 1 Diet regime for children and pregnancy
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Some facts from cultural practices related to pregnancy and childhood care.

1) There is an Ayurvedic sutra which prescribes 4 types of rice preparation for pregnant women. Out of which, curd-rice is considered the best. It is said that, if Garbhini eats curd-rice daily, the child will develop unimagined Medha buddhi (intellect) which is enough to understand and realize all 4 Veda(s) (Mind you: To realize even 1 hymn of Veda is super hard work for ordinary minds like us).
2) In last three months of pregnancy, Ayurveda prescribes increased amount of ghee. This is the same time when neural development, neuron network development happens in brain at highly rapid speed.
3) For child below age7, ghee and honey are most important food items. Needless to maintain chaas (butter milk) and Curd (dahi). This is the also highly active brain development period.
Dahi, butter milk, Ghee, Honey – They all are carrier of healthy bacteria. They all are in fact full of healthy bacteria. They are full of prana Shakti which can help healthy bacteria to establish in Gut.
Now, let us understand latest research findings.

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Part 2 Blood–brain barrier & GUT
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Gut and Brain barrier
Gut and Brain barrier

The blood–brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective permeability barrier that separates the circulating blood from the brain extracellular fluid (BECF) in the central nervous system (CNS).

The findings suggest that a woman’s diet or exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy may influence the development of this barrier.

The blood–brain barrier may prevent the entry of lipophilic, potential neurotoxins by way of an active transport mechanism mediated by P-glycoprotein and allows only water, some gases, and lipid soluble molecules by passive diffusion, as well as the selective transport of molecules such as glucose and amino acids that are crucial to neural function.

Germ-free mice even have leaky blood-brain barriers as adults. But those leaks closed after the researchers gave the animals the microbes from normal mice for 2 weeks, Pettersson says.

In short, it is most critical filter designed by Mother Nature. Better the barrier, less chances of impaired brain development.

Leaky BBB allows toxins, pathogens and other non-useful molecules to pass the barrier and cause damage to brain. Damage to brain means inability to serve the mind. This may lead to following diseases.
• Meningitis
• Brain abscess
• Epilepsy
• Multiple sclerosis
• Neuromyelitis optica
• Late-stage neurological trypanosomiasis (Sleeping sickness)
• Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
• De Vivo disease
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Cerebral edema

As per latest research [1], healthy gut bacteria repairs leaks in BBB and protects brain from all outside toxins.

Now re-read part 1 and draw your conclusion.

Ghee, Dahi, Milk, Chass, Honey in diet of pregnant mother, lactating mother and child -> Healthy GUT -> Better BBB -> Healthy brain development for a child.
Conclusion: Without Gau mata, it is impossible to imagine citizens of future with adequate abilities to live self-reliant life.

Concluding thoughts and hints for future research:

• For the future of our children, find Gau shala nearby and start worshipping gau mata (Take care of her. Do her seva)
• Use only her Prasad (Milk, ghee, Dahi, gobar, mutra) in diet. This exclude dairy products. Dairy is a greatest sin of our society.
• Provide pure Ghee, Dahi, Milk, Chass, Honey to all pregnant mothers in our society. There is no great charity than this in my humble opinion.
• Just for your reference, I have witnessed my friend curing several brain disorders (Headache, migraine, Epilepsy) cases by Gau ghee based medicines. Doctors should use this treatment to cure Epilepsy & Meningitis which are now common among children age below 5.
• Avoid Antibiotics. If not avoidable in extreme situation, take jaggery water / dahi / ghee in diet during antibiotic course.


Supporting Research


Body’s bacteria may keep our brains healthy

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/11/bodys-bacteria-may-keep-our-brains-healthy

The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. Now, researchers have discovered yet another way microbes keep us healthy: They are needed for closing the blood-brain barrier, a molecular fence that shuts out pathogens and molecules that could harm the brain.

The studies showed that the blood-brain barrier typically forms a tight seal a little more than 17 days into development. Antibodies infiltrated the brains of all the embryos younger than 17 days, but they continued to enter the brains of embryos of germ-free mothers well beyond day 17, the team reports online today in Science Translational Medicine. Embryos from germ-free mothers also had fewer intact gap junction proteins, and gap junction protein genes in their brains were less active, which may explain the persistent leakiness. (The researchers didn’t look at the mice’s guts.)

Germ-free mice even have leaky blood-brain barriers as adults. But those leaks closed after the researchers gave the animals the microbes from normal mice for 2 weeks, Pettersson says.

But how? In the gut, bacteria may influence the gut wall’s integrity through one of their byproducts, energy-laden molecules called short-chain fatty acids. So Pettersson and his colleagues infected germ-free mice with either bacteria that made these fatty acids or ones that did not. The blood-brain barrier improved only when the bacteria made these fatty acids, Pettersson says. He thinks that these molecules may get into the blood and stimulate gene activity that leads to the closure of the barrier.

The gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability in mice

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/263/263ra158

Pivotal to brain development and function is an intact blood-brain barrier (BBB), which acts as a gatekeeper to control the passage and exchange of molecules and nutrients between the circulatory system and the brain parenchyma. The BBB also ensures homeostasis of the central nervous system (CNS). We report that germ-free mice, beginning with intrauterine life, displayed increased BBB permeability compared to pathogen-free mice with a normal gut flora. The increased BBB permeability was maintained in germ-free mice after birth and during adulthood and was associated with reduced expression of the tight junction proteins occludin and claudin-5, which are known to regulate barrier function in endothelial tissues. Exposure of germ-free adult mice to a pathogen-free gut microbiota decreased BBB permeability and up-regulated the expression of tight junction proteins. Our results suggest that gut microbiota–BBB communication is initiated during gestation and propagated throughout life.

 

Eating begins with cooking: Do you cook for self?

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Ideal Kitchen Setup
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Is food only for nutrition? Do we cook for the sake of getting nutrition only?
 
Can we maintain good health just by eating right nutrition?
🙂 I think No. Magic is in process – the way you cook, how often you cook, for whom you cook, with what intention you cook , with how much love and affection you cook!

One benefit of cooking daily that I see is being with your kitchen doctors. Now you may not have read about this before. Please read it once.

Some facts:

1) All Indian spices used in traditional cooking are Ayurvedic herbs.
2) These spices herbs carry unique medicinal property.
3) When you use them in Fire, air and water based cooking, their nano-particles are present in air.
4) Unknowingly, cook inhales it and essential herbs reach to body cells via shortest pathway i.e. inhale -> Blood stream, unlike normal way i.e. Eat -> Digestive track -> Blood stream.
5) We also use Ghee and Oil in cooking. They act as anti-oxidants and reduces body’s oxidative stress i.e. slows down ageing

Two caveats here is:

1) Temperature

High temperature cooking breaks essential vitamins and fatty acids. Not good. What is optimum temperature? Well, you will find all detail by googling but my yardstick is to compare it with Cow-dung burner.

Avoid microwave and oven cooking.

2) Purity of Ghee and Oil

If ghee is not pure (Procured from Gau shala where it is produced by manual churning of milk procured from mother Gau using all ethical ways or if oil is refined, it will have less long chain fatty acids and more short chain fatty acids.) At high temperature, they become free radicals and instead of helping us, it can accelerate oxidation of body and makes aging rapid.

Pure Ghee and unrefined oil has long chain fatty acids. Enough to work as nano-particle medicine.

Despite two caveats (which can be taken care), it is better than eating processed food.

So if family cooks together daily, they all get benefited by above mentioned benefits.

Do not ask proofs from me. Experience yourself. Experience is best proof. What is shared here is based on common sense.

Why mid-life obesity?

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Online friend asked this query recently. Why fat increases after marriage?

Old note on same topic.

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Obesity : Mid-life crisis
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1) Why do pregnant mothers increase fat in last trimester with the help of changing patterns of healthy bacteria in mother’s intestine ( ‪#‎marutMicrobes‬)?

2) Why OBESITY is prominent in our times?

“यन्मांसां स्वागि्ना पक्वं तन्मेद इति कथ्यते॥
तदतीव गुरु स्निग्धं बलकार्यतिबृंहणम्॥”

Meda or Fat is a perfectly ripe; mature flesh (मांस). (One of 7 dhatus). It is ripen by the Fire of the body. It is full of fire. It is in fact, fuel. Raw fuel. Besides satisfying energy needs of the body, it provides stability/firmness to body. Shock absorption.

In last trimester of pregnancy, baby has fragile bones and organs. It needs protection from unforeseen external accidents. During this time, brain is under development and demands super flow of energy.

Fat मेद gain by mother.

OBESITY

Rasa dhatu (Lymph) => Rakta dhatu (Blood) => Mamsa dhatu (Muscles) => Medha dhatu (Fat) => Asthi dhatu (Bone) => Majja dhatu (marrow (bone and spinal)) => Shukra dhatu (Semen)

Now when we see abnormal increase in Fat, it is Vata disorder. There is a temporary PAUSE at conversion from Meda (FAT) to Asthi(Bones).

Result => Excessive FAT.

Mother Nature is very kind. If you are suffering from Vata disorder, your probably have fragile bones. So to protect your bones, she increases FAT.

Solution?

Correct Vata disorder and weight due to FAT will reduce.

Side note: Generally, when a young boy gets married, he starts developing FAT.

Do you know reason? Because wife cooks well? 😀 No. Wife cannot cook as good as mother 😉. It is because, he is now regularly indulged in sex. Excessive sex deranges Vata => FAT

What happened due to abnormally early FAT ?

FAT => Compromised bones, compromised marrow, compromized shukra. Obesity impairs reproductive outcome significantly.

Any doubt why obese suffer from infertility?

Some supporting research papers for obesity and reproduction links.

Obesity and infertility.

Fertility can be negatively affected by obesity. In women, early onset of obesity favours the development of menses irregularities, chronic oligo-anovulation and infertility in the adult age. Obesity in women can also increase risk of miscarriages and impair the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies and pregnancy, when the body mass index exceeds 30 kg/m. The main factors implicated in the association may be insulin excess and insulin resistance. These adverse effects of obesity are specifically evident in polycystic ovary syndrome. In men, obesity is associated with low testosterone levels. In massively obese individuals, reduced spermatogenesis associated with severe hypotestosteronemia may favour infertility. Moreover, the frequency of erectile dysfunction increases with increasing body mass index.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17982356

The adverse effects of obesity on conception and implantation

  1. Christopher J Brewer and
  2. Adam H Balen

Whilst many multiparous women are obese (body mass index >30 kg/m2), obesity has been associated with impaired fecundity; however, the mechanism which links obesity to reduced fertility remains to be fully elucidated. Obese women, particularly those with central obesity, are less likely to conceive per cycle. Obese women suffer perturbations to the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian axis, menstrual cycle disturbance and are up to three times more likely to suffer oligo-/anovulation. A fine hormonal balance regulates follicular development and oocyte maturation, and it has been observed that obesity can alter the hormonal milieu. Leptin, a hormone produced by adipocytes, is elevated in obese women, and raised leptin has been associated with impaired fecundity. Obesity impairs ovulation but has also been observed to detrimentally affect endometrial development and implantation. The expression of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is regulated, in part, by weight, and so obese women with PCOS often have a more severe phenotype and experience more subfertility. Obesity also impairs the response of women to assisted conception treatments. Weight loss through lifestyle modification or bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to restore menstrual cyclicity and ovulation and improve the likelihood of conception. In this article, we will discuss the effect of obesity upon key reproductive mechanisms and its relation to fertility treatments.

http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/140/3/347.full

What is solution for mid-life early Vata disorder?

There are many solutions. Some of them are listed here:

1) Surya Namaskar every morning.
2) Worship Hanuman ji
3) Abhyang – Tel malish daily before taking bath (45 mins before) – Sesame oil AND Head malish after taking last meal of the day, before sleeping.
4) Fasting on Saturday
5) Turmeric and Ginger – include as medicine. Esp. during monsoon.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency, GUT and Muladhara

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Yesterday was harsh day of this season. Heavy rain, humid, and extreme heat. My friend and I, working on critical task, felt exhausted. Dehydrated.

Friend suggested :”I think it is again Vitamin B12 deficiency! I think I will need injections again!”

I wondered. How a simple season driven exhaustion is turned into deficiency! 🙁

There were two things at play for both of us. 1) Stress induced non-healthy GUT 2) lack of healthy food for days.

Solution is to take rest. Worship Ganesha and eat healthy season driven food!

 

B12 Eyewash
B12 Eyewash

Modern medicine has reduced wholesome food into supplement status symbols.

Oh, B12 ? Take injections!
Oh Vit A? Take this supplement!

This is nothing but eyewash. Unless we correct our GUT, there is no hope for malnutrition.Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet.

Gut Health
Gut Health

One person might have stronger nerves than another because she has a better stock of vitamin B–producing bacteria. Another person might be able to deal easily with bit of bread mold eaten by mistake. Yet another might have a tendency to gain weight because the “chubby” bacteria in his gut feed him a bit too willingly. Science is just beginning to understand that each of us is an entire ecosystem.

You take all costly B-12 injections or Vitamin A supplement or Vitamin C but if your GUT is not healthy, they are garbage and will be purged within 72 hrs via urine and stool!

There is no shortcut for healthy life. Stop nonsensical torture on body first. Stop all processed acidic food so that bacteria have chance to get flourished in you GUT. Then stop stressful events in life. Late night parties, tongue-lust driven non-seasonal food – stop it if you really want your B12 injections to work.

Above all physical nutrition, health is all mental. To correct your mental stress and linked sick GUT, this is best season. गणपति is protector of GUT. As per Tantra-Shashtra, गणपति lives in Muladhara, an energy center near GUT. It is your mind that helps प्राणमय शरीर (cellular intelligence) to form health अन्नमय शरीर (physical body) (Do not ask proof. Modern proof-based science cannot swim in this sea of knowledge at this moment). Experiment! Does not matter if you are an atheist! Or follow any other religion. गणपति is eternal, beyond religious boundaries.

Worship and surrender to गणपति. That is the beginning of the yearly healthy GUT.

ॐ गणेशाय नमः |

Muladhara Protector
Muladhara Protector

Research


Bacteria as vitamin suppliers to their host: a gut microbiota perspective.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22940212

Food-related lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as well as human gut commensals such as bifidobacteria can de novo synthesize and supply vitamins. This is important since humans lack the biosynthetic capacity for most vitamins and these must thus be provided exogenously. Although vitamins are present in a variety of foods, deficiencies still occur, mainly due to malnutrition as a result of insufficient food intake and because of poor eating habits. Fermented milks with high levels of B-group vitamins (such as folate and riboflavin) can be produced by LAB-promoted and possibly bifidobacteria-promoted biosynthesis. Moreover, certain strains of LAB produce the complex vitamin cobalamin (or vitamin B12). In this review, fermented foods with elevated levels of B-group vitamins produced by LAB used as starter cultures will be covered. In addition, genetic abilities for vitamin biosynthesis by selected human gut commensals will be discussed.

Vitamin B12 synthesis by human small intestinal bacteria.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7354869

In man, physiological amounts of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) are absorbed by the intrinsic factor mediated mechanism exclusively in the ileum. Human faeces contain appreciable quantities of vitamin B12 or vitamin B12-like material presumably produced by bacteria in the colon, but this is unavailable to the non-coprophagic individual. However, the human small intestine also often harbours a considerable microflora and this is even more extensive in apparently healthy southern Indian subjects. We now show that at least two groups of organisms in the small bowel, Pseudomonas and Klebsiella sp., may synthesise significant amounts of the vitamin.

Effects of Gut Microbes on Nutrient Absorption and Energy Regulation

Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet. The composition of the gut microbiota has been shown to differ between lean and obese humans and mice; however, the specific roles that individual gut microbes play in energy harvest remain uncertain. The gut microbiota may also influence the development of conditions characterized by chronic low-level inflammation, such as obesity, through systemic exposure to bacterial lipopolysaccharide derived from the gut microbiota. In this review, the role of the gut microbiota in energy harvest and fat storage is explored, as well as differences in the microbiota in obesity and undernutrition.

 

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