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Acidic food, Aging and Lack of cooking expert at home

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One friend of mine (under the influence of Chetan Bhagat) told me that, making Chapati for family is low job. Females of the home should not waste time in it. It can be outsourced!

Acidic Food
Acidic Food. Citation pending.

😀 😀 😀

Harmonious chemical balance in a living organism like our body, is termed as ‘Health’. Our health depends upon chemical environments inside and outside our bodies.

To maintain good internal environment, food habits play vital role. Cooking too play important role.

A good cook should know that alkaline body chemistry is an important factor affecting balance of body’s internal environment.

With age, body chemistry becomes more acidic, and the wear-and-tear mechanism becomes more powerful. We cannot reverse or stop this process but we can certainly slow it down.

So when cooking head of the house gives more importance to Jam & Jelly, Sugar, Artificial sugar, meat, processed food, consider it as a red alarm for health as all these items help building up acidic environment with no great nutritional benefits.

Acidic Food
Acidic Food = Processed food with preservatives

Microbes, Mood Changer, Dahi

Panchamrut Img src: http://goo.gl/a9VKlP
Panchamrut
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No ritual of this land ends without Prasad. No Prasad without Panchamrita (पञ्चामृत). It is a mixture of five foods used in Hindu worship and puja, usually honey, sugar, milk, yogurt, and ghee. I remember, how my mother used to stop me every time I start from home for exam. She would feed a spoon full of misti dahi (dahi and/or jaggery/sugar) as a शुकन token and my success in exams. In marriage ritual, पञ्चामृत is used profusely as it is major emotional event for both families. Mighty God Krishna is never seen without probiotic food.

Amazing science behind it! As I shared in last post about connection of CAT and अपशुकन in last post, here is the connection of पञ्चामृत and शुकन (Well-being or well-execution of future immediate actions). All thanks to tiny little microbes whom we are ready to kill everyday using anti-microbes weapons. 🙂

Fermentation And Life Img src: https://goo.gl/b8ec5Z
Fermentation And Life
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Lactobacilli bacteria in dahi reduces anxiety, chronic fatigue and depression. That is the magic of just one type of bacteria. Generally when dahi is fermented at home, it can have all beneficial bacteria. In पञ्चामृत, ghee and honey are potent probiotic food, increasing potency of altering our mood.

There is another bacteria in probiotic food: Bifidobacterium infantis. Probiotic treatment with B. infantis in a rat maternal separation model of depression resulted in a normal immune response, normal behavior, and normal levels of stress hormone in the brainstem compared to untreated rats. (As I’ve stated many times here, gut function affects all body parts, including the brain.)
So your mother or grandmother was more scientific than you and me who were laughing on them for blind rituals.

Things to take care for availing full benefits of probiotic Dahi

1) Fermentation must happen at home. Factory made Dahi will have bacteria from factory environment (other than Lactobacilli). Our home is full of bacteria suited for our body. So prepare dahi at home.

2) For probiotics to survive beyond acidic stomach pathway and establish themselves in GUT, milk, honey, jiggery used should be full of nutrition which bacteria can use for survival in harsh stomach conditions. Find Raw Desi Gay milk for it. Find chemical-free unprocessed honey and jiggery. Find unrefined non-white sugar.

3) Consume fresh Dahi. Do not refrigerate.

4) Prepare Panchamrit. Not exclusive dahi. Take in small quantity. For large quantity, prepare butter milk.

5) Avoid during monsoon due to unstable environment crowded so many different pathogens.

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 https://consciousshift2012.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/thebreastfedbaby-lg.jpg
Breastfed impact
https://consciousshift2012.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/thebreastfedbaby-lg.jpg

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.

Cow Milk and Prebiotic Medium

Everyone is talking about probiotic food nowadays. Sadly, this awareness is mostly limited to two jargon 1) Probiotic 2) Prebiotic

Let us try to understand, what they are!

Probiotics are live microorganisms that live in gastrointestinal (GI) tract and are beneficial for their hosts and prevent certain diseases.

Prebiotics are non‐digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and activity of probiotic bacteria in the colon. All dietary prebiotics and/or dietary fiber provide the physiological and beneficial effects and, therefore, are considered as essential nutrients.

In post antibiotic obsession era, everyone is now praising microbes. But no one is talking about microbes sustenance medium. Healthy bacteria survives when their environment is potent to provide them continuous nutrition.

Prebiotic – this is where desi zebu cattle milk plays wonder. It is potent prebiotic.

Probiotic benefits
Probiotic benefits

गौर्धयति मरुतां शरवस्युर्माता मघोनाम |
युक्ता वह्नी रथानाम || (ऋगवेद ८-९४-१)

गौ माता दूध पिलाती है, उस दूधसे संतृप्त हो मरुत वीर रथसंचालक (वेगवान) बनते है|

As you read translation, only desi Gau mata’s A2 milk is potent enough to provide them driving force ( रथसंचालक). If such potent medium is not provided (like many Vegan friends find alternative solution in Vegan Dahi made up using coconut or badam or any other nuts) to them, health bacteria may die soon, before reaching to their destination i.e. GUT. Dead probiotic means more danger for digestive track! More efforts to clean the track! Acidity! Ulcer!

Probiotics promote gut health through stimulation, rather than suppression, of the innate immune system. Our first lines of defense are digestive chemistry and innate immunity.

For a probiotic to work it must arrive alive in the colon. They arrive alive only when they have enough food while travelling and are acid proof (Protected from gastric acids). It has been recommended that food containing probiotic bacteria should contain at least 10^6 live micro organisms per g or mL at the time of consumption to have protective effects such as maintenance of normal intestinal micro flora, enhancement of the immune system, reduction of lactose intolerance and anti-cancer activity.
Along with that probiotics should resist the natural barrier of high acidity and bile content in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and show their survivability and activity in the colon.

Only Desi Gau milk based fermentation has both powers. (Do your experiments if you have doubts).

Which Desi Gau milk?

या शर्धाय मारुताय सवभानवे शरवो.अम्र्त्यु धुक्षत |
या मर्ळीके मरुतां तुराणां या सुम्नैरेवयावरी || Rugved – Book 6 – Hymn 48 – Verse 12

Translation
Gau who provides immortal nectar milk for powerful self-illuminating Marut(s); the one who provides happiness/comfort to swift-footed(quick runner) Marut(s), that divine Gau comes to your home only by glorious efforts and actions.

Gau mata can give such nectar milk only when she is worshiped by brave men doing selfless glorious acts for society. Gau seva for selfish motives is not desirable. So if you purchase milk from professional gau shala, you will still will not avail full benefits of nectar. You first need to worship Gau mata whose milk you want to avail. Without worship, you cannot connect with her. Without connecting with her, it is not possible to receive her blessings.

Krishna with Gaia
Krishna with Gaia

Krishna is Krishna due to Gau Mata Seva and Worship. Do we follow him? 🙂

Fundamental fallacy in dairy model is: disconnect between mata and son. Mother can foster best prasad (milk, urine, dung), only when she is taken care best! Factory model of dairy don’t yield benefits described here.

 

Choose your Banana wisely

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Banana Img: http://goo.gl/rmAoLZ
Banana
Img: http://goo.gl/rmAoLZ

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.

Priceless essence : Ghee

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Ghee
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.”

Food Cannot Be Global

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Can your neighboring village farmer grow Apples?
No.
Can he grow bananas?
Yes.
Pappaya?
Yes.
Cherry?
No.

So for you, “An apple a day keeps doctor away” is actually “A banana a day keeps doctor away” or “A Pappaya a day keeps doctor away”

Nature grows all your needs in your surroundings. Eat locally grown food. Our demand for Apples force farmers in Himachal and Kashmir to use deadly chemicals to increase production. This vicious cycle ruins their local environment and your stomach too. Since Apples travel thousand kms before they arrive at home, more chemicals are used to keep them fresh.

When nature grows everything for you in your surroundings, why strive for something foreign? When you visit Himachal, have as much apples you can. Even in Punjab and Haryana, it is fine. But having apples in Kerala is insult to coconut and banana. 🙂

Use common sense. Search your food from local soil.Reduce transportation burden, chemical burden and save environment and your health

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.

Kitchen (pAkashAlA ) : Place where you receive Sanskar

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पाकशाला or Kitchen is the place where your future-self (Food) receives संस्कार. पाकशालामें अन्न सुसंस्कृत होता है | Cooking is a ritual, just like any other संस्कार ritual.

It demands full attention of the priest, the cook. It demands love and empathy from the priest, the cook. It demands relaxed mind. This ritual demands patience and hard work. Cook has to take care needs of all, children, adults, rogi etc. Irrespective of gender, those family members who possess all these qualities, performs this art of making food सुसंस्कृत.

The best position is sitting position. Cooking in standing position increases Vayu. Long term joint pain issues. Knee replacements. Correlate the timing when we as a society adopted new form of kitchen and increasing cases of joint pain.

If you are a cook, experiment. Convert your kitchen in semi-sitting arrangement. See the effect. If it benefits, nothing wrong in demolishing current setup and rebuilding new setup 🙂.

Eating begins with cooking: Do you cook for self?

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Cook for self, cook for family
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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.

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