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Living near trees is good for your health vs Forgotten Sacred Groves

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aaron-burden-152622Groves are प्राणवर्धक. Growing food without groves? It is nothing but highly unscientific way of greed-based industry. It cannot be called Agriculture (कृषि). Soil cannot grow प्राणवर्धक food without groves, without biodiversity. Without biodiversity, food lacks प्राण. Without प्राण, who can survive? Of course, we can survive. But like a dead body with little प्राण and anything worth to contribute in universal यज्ञ.

We discussed about it at length here :

Sacred Grove : Lost tradition, lost microbial diversity, lost Prana

Unfortunately, present citizens and city counselors are living in suicide mode. Cutting trees everywhere. Cementing open space. Wall to wall rode carpeting. Using Green plots for other purposes. And on Sunday, all malls are full! 😀 😀 Poor guys.
 
And on the other hand, open more and more 5 Star hospitals 😀 😀 😀
 
Take radical steps. Demolish cemented roads. Grow new trees now. Or else, feel free to pay hefty hospital bills/ 😉 (y)
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Research
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Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/09/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health/?utm_term=.61d35f903bf2

The large study builds on a body of prior research showing the cognitive and psychological benefits of nature scenery — but also goes farther in actually beginning to quantify just how much an addition of trees in a neighborhood enhances health outcomes. The researchers, led by psychologist Omid Kardan of the University of Chicago, were able to do so because they were working with a vast dataset of public, urban trees kept by the city of Toronto — some 530,000 of them, categorized by species, location, and tree diameter — supplemented by satellite measurements of non-public green space (for instance, trees in a person’s back yard).

They also had the health records for over 30,000 Toronto residents, reporting not only individual self-perceptions of health but also heart conditions, prevalence of cancer, diabetes, mental health problems and much more.

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep11610

Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center

Studies have shown that natural environments can enhance health and here we build upon that work by examining the associations between comprehensive greenspace metrics and health. We focused on a large urban population center (Toronto, Canada) and related the two domains by combining high-resolution satellite imagery and individual tree data from Toronto with questionnaire-based self-reports of general health perception, cardio-metabolic conditions and mental illnesses from the Ontario Health Study. Results from multiple regressions and multivariate canonical correlation analyses suggest that people who live in neighborhoods with a higher density of trees on their streets report significantly higher health perception and significantly less cardio-metabolic conditions (controlling for socio-economic and demographic factors). We find that having 10 more trees in a city block, on average, improves health perception in ways comparable to an increase in annual personal income of $10,000 and moving to a neighborhood with $10,000 higher median income or being 7 years younger. We also find that having 11 more trees in a city block, on average, decreases cardio-metabolic conditions in ways comparable to an increase in annual personal income of $20,000 and moving to a neighborhood with $20,000 higher median income or being 1.4 years younger.

Beware of Body Hackers

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Body Hackers

 

Hacking our body’s immune system is very easy. Employ medicines to snatch body’s fundamental rights and observe. Immunity will be compromised.

For example:

1) Antipyretics drugs oppress body’s right to maintain right temperature.
2) Antibiotics deny the body’s right to do communication with microbes.

Even basic drugs like above abort body’s freedom of self-healing.

PS: I do not deny positive role of medicines in extreme critical conditions. But that is just 0.1% of current usage of medicines. 99.99%, it is misuse.

Or, make humans addict of something (From smoking to reading to work!). Immunity will be compromised.

Beware of hackers! 🙂 Strengthen your firewall. Preventive care is the only cure. Regular routine, exercise, good sound sleep, healthy diet, pure water, enough sunrays, play, socializing with families and friend, time spent in nature! Enough preventive care!

Why do we need Family Doctor?

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Day by day, value of doctors is reducing to mere prescription writer, who reads lab reports and write prescription as per his ties with specific drug company.

For a healthy society, we need to change this growing image radically.

For example, if you are a married couple planning for a child, you should start meeting your family doctor and/or a pediatrician and gynecologist in very early stage of planning. Share your lifestyle with them. Demand positive suggestions and implement all of them.

What is happening right now is, babies are born accidently. Purely on chance basis. No preparation. No life style change. No diet change. (On the contrary, at least 6 months before planning a child, you should alter your diet and routine. Like, reduce stress, start morning walk, eat fresh food, stop outside food etc.) -> This lead unimagined consequences sometimes. A cost burden on society and nation.

Do not just remember doctor when you fall sick. Befriend your doctor and meet him/her regularly so that you and your family remain fit forever. Make your relation with a family doctor friendly. Avoid businessmen doctors who are in market for only earning.

Guaranteed Preventive Care : Avoid प्रज्ञा अपराध

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प्रज्ञा अपराध – The crime of injecting intellectual errors in day to day decision making – Root cause of all ill-health issues.

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Impaired Intellect + Impaired self-control + Impaired memory = High chances of प्रज्ञा अपराध (misuse or no use of human brain/mind)

प्रज्ञापराधो हि मूलं रोगाणाम् |

प्रज्ञापराध कुछ और नहीं, बल्कि प्रकृति के नियमों की अवहेलना है।व्यक्ति जब जीवन के समग्र रूप को भूल खुद को इससे अलग मानने लगता है, तब वह प्रज्ञापराध का दोषी हो जाता है।

It is state of intellect that cannot decide what is favorable and what is not based on individual’s current state of mind and body.

Our education system does not train us to avoid these crimes. Parenting? They don’t have time. Society? It is no more a live entity.

Only way to improve health of society is to train society to avoid प्रज्ञा अपराध.

Do you really need date with doctor? Diagnosis and Treat Early : Modern vs Ancient

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If raise question to medical fraternity : ” Why regular body checkups needed?”
Obvious answer would be : Diagnose and treat early (DATE) – that is the purpose behind regular medical check ups. Right? Treat early! Take corrective actions early! Annually! 😀
 
What is ‘Early’ here?
 
“Early is an adjective of time – not of size, dissemination or clinical manifestations. Yet, enslaved by medical semantics, too many people equated early with small, localized, and asymptomatic (or minimally productive of symptoms)”. – the New England Journal of Medicine
 
Thus, there is a very big “if” associated here – “If you succeed in treating a patient you can claim you exercised DATE; if you fail, you can always say that the treatment was sought so late. “
 
🙂 🙂
 
If at all you want to detect early, do it daily. Some harmless methods will help you correct the life style and save unforeseen medical conditions.
 
What are those methods?
 
1) Observe first morning urine and stool.
2) Observe your tongue
3) Observe your breath
 
These are some harmless and self-check methods Ayurveda prescribes, If you learn and take corrective measures daily. You will hardly fall sick :).
 
But on the other hand, this annual health check ups…is not only unscientific but also expensive and sometimes source of sicknesses too.
 
Over to you (Y) To live life with fear of diseases or fearless daily self-correction. 🙂

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Due to complex terms and conditions by insurance companies, and fear mongering by healthcare providers, annual body check up has become norm in our society.

This research shows that annual body check up does not help in preventing diseases. On the other hand, it actually force you into endless worry cycles and medicines.

Some are actually hurt by physicals, because healthy patients who undergo an exam sometimes end up with complications and pain from further screening or confirmatory tests.

It is psychological fear trap. I don’t subscribe to it. Any problem with body is well presented by body by symptoms. Intelligent physician detects it and then only prescribes check up.

Skip Your Annual Physical

Those who preach the gospel of the routine physical have to produce the data to show why these physician visits are beneficial. If they cannot, join me and make a new resolution: My medical routine won’t include an annual exam. That will free up countless hours of doctors’ time for patients who really do have a medical problem, helping to ensure there is no doctor shortage as more Americans get health insurance.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/skip-your-annual-physical.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=2

Free Checkup Camp Trap

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I see many corporate hospitals arranging free check up camps. Not all of them are fake but there are certainly motives to convert attendees of the camps into future patients.

Do not rely on one source of diagnosis blindly. Do take second opinion.

PS: This post is not to call every doctor as fraud. This is to make people aware that not all doctors are saint either. Be alert. (Y)

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More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more Doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.

Why shouldn’t Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn’t make money, but treating disease certainly does.

Take Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit.

Read more : http://preventdisease.com/news/15/010715_Doctors-Confessing-To-Intentionally-Diagnosing-Healthy-People-With-Cancer.shtml

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmi/us-v-farid-fata-court-docket-13-cr-20600

 

 

The human milk microbiota

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So far, we were told that Mother’s milk is sterile. Absolutely pure.
And with this image, we also strive for Dairy milk. Pasteurized! Sterile. No bacteria at all!

That is the level of modern scientific temper we are proud of. 🙂 And investing heavily so that our kids are groomed under it. 🙂 (This does not mean I do not respect science and her achievements. Just a direction and outlook to look at nature is wrong).

In Ayurvedic understanding, no organism is harmful. Everyone is doing their job (or following their Dharma). Bacteria in milk are necessary. They are their to help the consumer of the milk.

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“Culture-dependent and -independent techniques have revealed the dominance of staphylococci, streptococci, lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria in this biological fluid, and their role on the colonization of the infant gut. These bacteria could protect the infant against infections and contribute to the maturation of the immune system, among other functions.”

It is high time we get rid of this germ-phobia. ASAP. Sooner the better.

The way mother’s milk helps infant, Gau milk helps adults.

On immediate basis, dairy milk should be replaced with raw milk from Gau shala where ethical practices are followed (Calf’s milk is not snatched. No hormone injections are used. Machines are not used for milking etc)


Research


The human milk microbiota: origin and potential roles in health and disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22974824

Human milk has been traditionally considered sterile; however, recent studies have shown that it represents a continuous supply of commensal, mutualistic and/or potentially probiotic bacteria to the infant gut. Culture-dependent and -independent techniques have revealed the dominance of staphylococci, streptococci, lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria in this biological fluid, and their role on the colonization of the infant gut. These bacteria could protect the infant against infections and contribute to the maturation of the immune system, among other functions. Different studies suggest that some bacteria present in the maternal gut could reach the mammary gland during late pregnancy and lactation through a mechanism involving gut monocytes. Thus, modulation of maternal gut microbiota during pregnancy and lactation could have a direct effect on infant health. On the other hand, mammary dysbiosis may lead to mastitis, a condition that represents the first medical cause for undesired weaning. Selected strains isolated from breast milk can be good candidates for use as probiotics. In this review, their potential uses for the treatment of mastitis and to inhibit mother-to-infant transfer of HIV are discussed.

Midnight Munches to Irregular Meals : Memory Disorders to Cancer

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5 years back, one young basketball player from local university died on the spot while doing his daily practice.

Many young players I meet, are not fit for long physical workout.

All of them have one thing common:

“Work hard, party harder. Addictions. Late night parties. Early morning eating after long talks. Tea after sports. Tea before sports. Late night movies with popcorns.”

Most of university students are zombies and mediocre.

One of many root causes is food habit. Timely regular meals is ignored. Eating anywhere, anytime is the fashion.

For married couple, after marriage, you will start observing indigestion issues in 1 or 2 years. Many of them even suffer from chronic issues like ulcers, IBS and cancer.

Reason? Observe following daily routine.

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Sex after Meal. Exercise after sex. Bath after exercise. What a foolish way to spend life!! As per Ayurveda, at least 4 hrs between meal and sleep. At least 1 hr between exercise and bath. No exercise before and after sex!! When this is not followed, we stress double duty on Apana  Prana vayu. Since life-procreation is higher priority task, Apana for digestion is compromised and leads to indigestion. Indigestion is root cause of 99% sicknesses.

“Robust sleep/wake rhythms are important for health and cognitive function. Unfortunately, many people are living in an environment where their circadian system is challenged by inappropriate meal- or work-times.”

“An occasional late-night raid on turkey leftovers might be harmless but new research with mice suggests that making a habit of it could alter brain physiology.

Eating at times normally reserved for sleep causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area of the brain, according to findings in the journal eLife.”

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Once the life rhythms are disturbed, cascading impact is unforeseen. Not only memory as this paper suggests, fatal consequence.


Research


An occasional late-night raid on turkey leftovers might be harmless but new research with mice suggests that making a habit of it could alter brain physiology.

Eating at times normally reserved for sleep causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area of the brain, according to findings in the journal eLife.

Researchers from the Semel Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) became interested in the cognitive effects of eating at inappropriate hours because it is already known to have an impact on metabolic health, for example leading to a pre-diabetic state.

“We have provided the first evidence that taking regular meals at the wrong time of day has far-reaching effects for learning and memory,” says first author Dawn Loh from the UCLA Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine.

Misaligned feeding impairs memories

Robust sleep/wake rhythms are important for health and cognitive function. Unfortunately, many people are living in an environment where their circadian system is challenged by inappropriate meal- or work-times. Here we scheduled food access to the sleep time and examined the impact on learning and memory in mice. Under these conditions, we demonstrate that the molecular clock in the master pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), is unaltered while the molecular clock in the hippocampus is synchronized by the timing of food availability. This chronic circadian misalignment causes reduced hippocampal long term potentiation and total CREB expression. Importantly this mis-timed feeding resulted in dramatic deficits in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory. Our findings suggest that the timing of meals have far-reaching effects on hippocampal physiology and learned behaviour.

https://elifesciences.org/content/4/e09460%20

Toxic Mouthwash, Microbes, Nitric Oxide and Blood Pressure

 

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Solution for foul mouth smell is not mouthwash but healthy eating habit. Foul smell is an early sign of faulty GI track (digestive track).

But since we consider ourselves citizens of scientific age, and we trust TV ads as equal to science experiments, trusting superficial perception more over age-old practices, we use mouthwash
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And what do we get in return?

We kill part of ourselves. We kill bacteria in mouth who help us in reducing nitrate metabolites from food into NO (nitric oxide). NO (nitric oxide) plays important role in maintaining blood vessel wall pressures. It keeps the blood pressure optimum. So far medical science was ignorant of this usage of NO. In the past 5 years, nitric oxide (NO) has become recognized as a major player in most physiological and pathophysiological processes. Not only blood pressure maintenance, NO plays important role in brain processes.

So when we kill bacteria in mouth, we kill one of the sources of NO (nitric oxide). This results in high blood pressure and related anomalies.

What is the solution?

1) Use natural mouth freshener if needed i.e. Paan without tobacco. Only after heavy meals. Not daily.
2) Do dant manjan (teeth cleaning) using powder prepared from cow dung ash. It is full of nitrogen metabolites i.e. food for bacteria which ultimately results in NO that keep blood pressure normal.
3) Mix sesame oil with dant manjan and use this paste to do gentle massage too teeth roots. Gargle sesame oil.
4) Gau milk, ghee, urine, gobar, chemical free jaggery, honey procured ethically from jungle – these all are rich sources of good bacteria and their food. When you include them in food, body always remain in healthy state.

Reference material:

Poisoned Inheritance

Everyone talks about pregnant mother’s diet but no one really twist ear of would-be father and demand right diet from him.

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No married couple is sincere enough for it.

Result? Poisoned inheritance. Not mere genes! But the environmental ghost (epigenetical factors).

A lack of folate in the diet of male mice reprograms their sperm in ways that damage their offspring. Could the same be true in men?

While female is deemed pregnant after conception, male partner remains pregnant for 9 months before conception (sperms become mature in 72 days. Before it, some period is needed for cleansing of the would-be father’s body).

So if you are planning for child, start focusing on right diet for at least 9 months before you meet your partner for child.

Pregnancy begins from the thought of having child to delivery of the child. At least 18 months. 9 months for male partner’s preparation and 9 months of mother’s nurturing.

Take care!


Research


http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21591547-lack-folate-diet-male-mice-reprograms-their-sperm-ways?fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C12-12-2013%7C7186683%7C35321167%7CAP

A lack of folate in the diet of male mice reprograms their sperm in ways that damage their offspring. Could the same be true in men?

DOCTORS recommend that women who are pregnant, or plan to be, eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables. These are a source of vitamin B9—or folate, as it is also known—a substance that helps embryos develop by encouraging the formation of the neural tube, the precursor to the brain and the spinal cord. Folate has never been recommend to putative fathers, though, for the obvious reason that, sperm apart, a father contributes nothing to the physical substance of an embryo.

If the results of research on mice, by Sarah Kimmins and her colleagues at McGill University, in Montreal, are found to apply to people too, that may need to change. For, as they report in Nature Communications, they have discovered something odd: that folate deficiency in fathers can, in rodents at least, be as debilitating for embryos as deficiency in mothers. An absence of folate when sperm are forming causes alterations in them that affect the mice which grow from the eggs those sperm fertilise. In particular, Dr Kimmins saw serious deformities of head, spine and limbs.

This damage seems to be caused by epigenetic modification, the subject of a rapidly emerging field of research. Such modification involves a process called methylation, which alters the behaviour of genes in a way that can be passed from one generation to another. Folate’s job is to regulate methylation. How epigenetic modification might cause the defects Dr Kimmins saw, she does not yet know. But when she and her team looked at changes in the methylation patterns of genes in the sperm of folate-deficient rats they found things there that might cause other phenomena, which are not apparent at birth. These include cancer, diabetes, and even autism and schizophrenia.

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