Any ancient Indian Kingdom you take, there is utmost care taken for food security of the subjects. Not rationing as it is happening now but high-quality nutrient rich food for everyone. So much so that that famines were predicted and grains grown during famine years was used to be discarded for their low quality!
Food controls mood. Individual’s psyche to societal psyche.
Must Read – Mood controllers in GUT
Why healthy food and eating habit is must for peaceful society!
In favor of Bacteria – प्राणमय कोष (Body’s energy footprint in layman terms)’s differently abled manifestation. (Normal manifestation of organ level grouping of cells)
Ever felt why suddenly you feel gloomy? Anxious? Wondered why mother and grandmother offer either Gud or Dahi before you head for exam with anxiety?
If aliens were to examine a human, they would think we were just slavish organisms designed to feed microbes and carry them around. Our bodies contain ten times more bacteria than cells, and there are an estimated 3.3 million genes in the total bacteria DNA, which is 160 times the number of human genes. Our intestine hosts about one kilogram of bacteria which help to digest and metabolise food, produce vitamins and protect us from infections.
The above is textbook knowledge, but loads of recent studies are uncovering new and unsuspected roles for these little companions. There is evidence that gut bacteria can protect or predispose us to pathologies ranging from inflammation to diabetes and obesity. And, as far-fetching as it sounds, a remarkable amount data shows that they can even modify our mood and behaviour.
What is the connection between the microbiota, the brain, and mood?
There is a growing evidence of a microbial gut-brain axis in which bacteria can influence the brain, and vice versa.
Researchers from Canada found that mice from a particularly shy species became more active and curious after receiving a gut microbial transplant from less inhibited mice. We know that some strains of intestinal bacteria produce compounds that have an effect on the nervous system: neurotransmitters, for example, or metabolites that alter the blood-brain barrier (a barrier which filters the molecules passing from the body to the brain circulation – ed. note). We don’t yet know the precise mechanisms, but it’s quite clear that the gut microbes can influence mood and the behavioural patterns.
Read more: http://www.youris.com/Health/Immunology/Do-Microbes-Control-Our-Mood.kl#ixzz4Nnxpcznc
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Modern medical science does not believe in mind. For them , mind is an imaginary phenomenon, a resultant of brain activity.
Our medical science (Ayurveda) approves existence of mind as separate layer of organism. You have mind, I have mind, ameba too has mind. Your so much appearing dead furniture too has mind.
This mind decides circuitry of brain. When your mind changes, your brain changes, too. When neurons fire together, they wire together—mental activity actually creates new neural structures (Hebb 1949; LeDoux 2003)
As a result, even fleeting thoughts and feelings can leave lasting marks on your brain, much like a spring shower can leave little trails on a hillside.
So, it is important maintain healthy mental state. That is where we Indians can lead the world in upcoming turmoil times. We have rich heritage of mind experiments. Treasure for anyone whose mind is not confined in prejudices against own local culture.
Key of healthy body is : Healthy mind. What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better—which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch.
Smile. Love. Learn. Laugh. Nurture. Revere. Take care 🙂. Damn, no diseases will dare to trespass, unless it is really a outcome of past life’s bad karma 🙂
For the most part living creatures are driven to eat by hunger. For us humans, many other things besides hunger affect our nutritional habits. In fact, our world is bombarded with all kinds of triggers for unhealthy nutritional choices.
We are the only animal who possess powerful mind to simulate false hunger, psychologically. Psychological hunger occurs when there are no physical indicators that it is time to refuel your body. You just feel like having something to eat. Psychological hunger is usually caused by an internal or an environmental trigger. Triggers like constant bombardments of advertisements, street food smell, unavoidable social dinners, mood swings etc. Such false alarms about hunger leads to indigestion. Indigestion is root cause of almost all diseases known to mankind.
It is very essential to re-register your sense of psychological hunger and fight against false triggers for healthy living. Periodical fasting is most essential life routine to remind yourself real sense of hunger. Say thanks to your rich cultural legacy for providing such simple but effective tool.
Fast. Sense Hunger. Eat ritually and not like taste-bud-insects. Save world from food waste and diseases.
Eat to live, don’t live to eat.
When त्रिदोष (कफ़्,पित्त,वायु) disturbance happen, one or another symptom surfaces in physical plane.
To come out of this situation, two actions are required. 1) Correction of त्रिदोष imbalance by habits change, food vrata, place change, medicines etc. 2) Elimination of toxins accumulated due to त्रिदोष imbalance.
For both actions, positive mindset is very essential. Your mental plane must act and visualize slow but steady recovery. And the root purpose behind it should be your intense but pious intention to perform Karma based on dharma. No selfish motive.
Many herbs work for balancing त्रिदोष and eliminating toxins but there is only one medicine which works for both, not only on physical plane but also on mental plane. That medicine is गव्य प्रसाद (गोबर,मूत्र,दूध). They start working from mental plane, stabilizing त्रिदोष on प्राणमय शरीर & अन्नमय शरीर.
दूध and its forms (छास,घी) are potent प्राणवाहक. Form of प्राण which when you intake with your full mental focus, will help stabilizing balance of त्रिदोष.
गोबर & मूत्र are potent अपानवाहक.Form of प्राण which when you intake with your full mental focus, will accelerates अपानवायु responsible for toxins elimination.
Even this recent paper suggest that Mindset matters . So Gau mutra and Gobar are not just physical medicines but their name, their nature and action associated with name triggers potent अपानवायु in प्राणमय शरीर which helps अन्नमय शरीर in toxin cleaning.Bos Indicus or Desi Gay mata is सत्व personified so her प्रसाद is most potent to sustain any living organisms, be it plant or human.
Try this experiment. Even a thought about mutra will make your toxin elimination वेगवान. Mental focus and faith is very much needed for efficient cure by natural ways.
Exercise and the Placebo Effect
In a study testing whether the relationship between exercise and health is moderated by one’s mindset, 84 female room attendants working in seven different hotels were measured on physiological health variables affected by exercise. Those in the informed condition were told that the work they do (cleaning hotel rooms) is good exercise and satisfies the Surgeon General’s recommendations for an active lifestyle. Examples of how their work was exercise were provided. Subjects in the control group were not given this information. Although actual behavior did not change, 4 weeks after the intervention, the informed group perceived themselves to be getting significantly more exercise than before. As a result, compared with the control group, they showed a decrease in weight, blood pressure, body fat, waist-to-hip ratio, and body mass index. These results support the hypothesis that exercise affects health in part or in whole via the placebo effect.
Why relations fail more often in society embracing mass media blindly?
“A large part of the problem is the glorification of false love through the media, which hold out insubstantial but glamorous relations as a never ending lure…The relationships portrayed by the media are a symbol of status rather than of emotional health or personal well-being. “
– Katz and Liu (1988, p. 329)
It’s important to gain the knowledge and skills to resist the power of mass media portrayals that promote unrealistic expectations of sex, love, and romance. If we fail, price is costly. Toll of civilization. Death of culture. Barbaric society. Animals in human form.
Our text books teaches us that the brain is where memories are stored. Brain is where thoughts take birth. Brain is where decisions are taken. Reductionist science. Poor ignorance.
This experiment on Aplysia, a sea slugs shows something else. Brain plays a role of platform to execute the actions, memories, decisions and does not store in brain.
Researchers trained these creatures to respond to certain neurotransmitter signals. They then used chemicals to return the synapses to their pre-trained state, which basically eliminated the memorized reflexes. But even though the researchers had altered the neural connections, they found that the long-term memories for those reflexes still persisted covertly. According to the authors of the paper, “these results challenge the idea that stable synapses store long-term memories.”
This concurs the Ayurvedic idea of Panchkoshiya sharir where above physical body, Prana and Mind play essential role in forming memories and taking actions.
Reinstatement of long-term memory following erasure of its behavioral and synaptic expression in Aplysia
Long-term memory (LTM) is believed to be stored in the brain as changes in synaptic connections. Here, we show that LTM storage and synaptic change can be dissociated. Cocultures of Aplysia sensory and motor neurons were trained with spaced pulses of serotonin, which induces long-term facilitation. Serotonin (5HT) triggered growth of new presynaptic varicosities, a synaptic mechanism of long-term sensitization. Following 5HT training, two antimnemonic treatments—reconsolidation blockade and inhibition of PKM—caused the number of presynaptic varicosities to revert to the original, pretraining value. Surprisingly, the final synaptic structure was not achieved by targeted retraction of the 5HT-induced varicosities but, rather, by an apparently arbitrary retraction of both 5HT-induced and original synapses. In addition, we find evidence that the LTM for sensitization persists covertly after its apparent elimination by the same antimnemonic treatments that erase learning-related synaptic growth. These results challenge the idea that stable synapses store long-term memories.
It is vicious cycle. You abandon mother and her prasad and the vacuum will be filled by vices.
Smoking leads to mental disorders.
Omega-3 intake reduces smoking addiction.
We also notes on this forum that Omega-3 intake also reduces Bipolar disorder symptoms.
गौ माता cures smoking addiction
Omega 3 = Desi Cow Ghee is full of it.
Lack of Omega-3 = Striving for addictions?
“it was found that taking omega-3 capsules significantly reduces nicotine craving and the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day”
A New Study Conducted at the University of Haifa Has Found Omega-3 Reduces Smoking
In a study performed by Dr. Sharon Rabinovitz Shenkar, head of the school of criminology department’s addiction program, it was found that taking omega-3 capsules significantly reduces nicotine craving and the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day
Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa. “The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effective and cause adverse effects that are not easy to cope with. The findings of this study indicated that omega-3, an inexpensive and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, reduces smoking significantly,” said Dr. Sharon Rabinovitz Shenkar, head of the addictions program at the University of Haifa’s school of criminology department and of the psychopharmacology laboratory at Bar-Ilan, who conducted this study.
Chronic exposure to smoke-derived toxicants is the primary cause of progressive pulmonary and immune dysfunctions, as well as carcinogenesis Cigarette smoking is connected not only to cardiovascular dysfunction, immune system dysfunction and cancer, it also reduces the levels of essential fatty acids in the brain, especially that of omega-3. A deficiency in omega-3 damages the cellular structure of nerve cells and interrupts neurotransmission in areas of the brain involved with feeling pleasure and satisfaction. These areas are essential in reward and decision-making, and are very important in the process of the development, maintenance and relapseof the addiction and to the inability to stop smoking. In simpler terms, omega-3 deficiency makes it harder for the smoker’s body to deal with its craving for another cigarette. “Earlier studies have proven that an imbalance in omega-3 is also related to mental health, depression and the ability to cope with pressure and stress. Pressure and stress, in turn, are associated with the urge to smoke. It is also known that stress and tension levels rise among people who quit smoking. Despite all this, the connection between all these factors had not been studied until now,” Dr. Rabinovitz Shenkar said.
Mind is an outcome localization. Local culture, local habits, local food, local air, local water, local societal interactions.
Yes, even after so called globalization, things remain local as long as mind and its disorders are concerned.
Then, why do we have one global stick to interpret and treat it?
I will go one step further – why not to have holistic dharma-based treatment for mind (which humbly considers all localizations)? After all, it is all mental! 🙂
PS: Dharma is not religion or sect! So don’t read/ignore this with biased mind! 😉
Read this old bookmarked item I had.
Indianization of psychiatry utilizing Indian mental concepts
Most of the psychiatry practice in India is guided by the western concepts of mental health and illness, which have largely ignored the role of religion, family, eastern philosophy, and medicine in understanding and managing the psychiatric disorders. India comprises of diverse cultures, languages, ethnicities, and religious affiliations. However, besides these diversities, there are certain commonalities, which include Hinduism as a religion which is spread across the country, the traditional family system, ancient Indian system of medicine and emphasis on use of traditional methods like Yoga and Meditation for controlling mind.