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Parent? Go back to jungle or send kids to forest-school (गुरुकुल)

ForestGurukul

GUT microbes is a buzz-word in medical fraternity of western world. It is welcome sign as they are unlearning useless DNA dogma and mindless antibiotic treatment practices.

In Bharat(India), child development is intervened in वर्णाश्रम धर्म. Everyone was following it 100 years back. And it was very reason why we were never worried about health by minor details like GUT microbes.

वर्ण & आश्रम were potent tools to take care and nurture पंचकोशीय बंधारण. As soon as you hit the age of Upanayan, you are sent to forest for learning. It is very essential.

In many countries, they are shifting schools to forest. Forest-school is growing concept in finland, japan and US. (Google it to know  more).

Our गुरुकुल शिक्षण happened in forest. Forest and cows were prerequisites. Both act as प्राणवर्धक & प्राण-संवर्धन.

When GUT-microbes of growing kids are not taken care (unfortunately, me and many in my generations missed it. Present generation of urban kids are missing it. Present generation of rural kids also miss it due to urban influence but they are still in good position compare to urban kids), adult life is miserable, feeble and weak.

Why Worry about Children’s GUT health?

The role of gut microbiota in early life and its impact on gut health and subsequent diseases remain unclear. There is a lack of research and awareness in this area, especially in the Asia‐Pacific region, including Malaysia. This paper reports the position of a Malaysian Working Group on some key issues surrounding gut microbiota in early life and its role in gut health and diseases, as well as experts’ stand on probiotics and prebiotics. The group reached a consensus that certain factors, including elective caesarean; premature deliveries; complementary feeding; use of antibiotics, prebiotics and/or probiotics; and exposure to the external environmental, have an impact on gut microbiota in early life. However, as evidence is lacking, especially from the Asia‐Pacific region, further studies are needed to understand how gut microbiota in early life affects subsequent diseases, including allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and infantile colic. Lastly, although beneficial in acute diarrhoeal disease and probably allergic eczema, probiotics (and/or prebiotics) should be used cautiously in other gut dysbiotic conditions until more data are available.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpc.13640

Check the GUT microbe-perspective.

Answer hints for

  1. Why forest based gurukul for age 7 to 16
  2. Why cows in school?
  3. Why even naturalized urban school garden is not enough?

Research


Switching from an Urban to Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle may Increase Diversity in Children’s Gut Microbes

An international team of researchers has shown that immersing city dwellers in the traditional lifestyle and diet of a rainforest village for two weeks increases the diversity of the visiting children’s—but not the adults’—gut microbiota. In a small pilot study published this week in mSphere®, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, the team shows that the immersion visit did little to shift the adults’ skin, oral, nasal and fecal microbiota.

“We wanted to look at the question of whether microbiota change during a drastic, radical change of diet and lifestyle,” says Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, a microbial ecologist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey who led the study with microbiologist Monica Contreras from the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research. “In this village, there was no market economy, no bodega, no Coca-Cola—so this represented a radical shift in diet from a high percentage of processed foods in urban places to zero processed foods and an all-natural diet.”

Dominguez-Bello, along with researchers from New York University and two Venezuelan institutes, took advantage of a visit planned by five, city-dwelling adult visitors—and two of their children—to live among an indigenous Yekwana village in the Bolivar State of Venezuela for 16 days. The village has a hunter-gatherer-gardener lifestyle and diet.

Typical fare includes cassava (a starchy, high-fiber tuber), corn, various wild fruits, including plantains, pineapples, and berries, fish, and small amounts of game meat and eggs gathered from wild birds. Visitors had two meals a day that consisted of soup with a bit of fish or meat. The rest of their diet consisted of “all-day snacking on cassava with fruit” says Dominguez-Bello. The visitors also bathed in the river without soap and followed the natural circadian rhythms of their hosts.

“The diet contains very little animal protein and it’s very, very high in fiber and very low in fat,” compared to Western diets, says Dominguez-Bello.

While it is known that people with traditional diets have higher gut microbiota diversity compared to those with urban diets, it was unknown if urban dwellers could shift the diversity of their microbiota higher simply by following a traditional lifestyle and diet. In the gut, a high diversity of microbes is considered a sign of good health.

Traditional people eat diets rich in unprocessed plant material, which are much more chemically complex compared to processed foods. The smorgasbord of chemicals acts as fuel for a higher variety of microbes. Traditional people use less antimicrobial medicines and compounds in daily life, which might also contribute to their increased gut microbe diversity.

During the 16-day visit, the researchers collected samples from the visitors’ skin, mouth, nose, and from a fecal swab. Age-matched samples were also collected from villagers. The samples were sequenced and compared.

Surprisingly, none of the adult visitors’ microbiota shifted significantly during the visit, while the two children’s gut microbiota trended toward a higher number of total microbial species present. Although these results were not statistically significant and in just two subjects, the researchers saw this as interesting nonetheless, given the children’s ages of 4 and 7.

Up to now, it was thought that children’s gut microbiota become stable and more ‘adult-like’ by the time they reach 3 years of age. “This indicates that the window for maturing your microbiome may not be 3 years of age, but longer,” says Dominguez-Bello. Her team plans to do a larger study with 12 children participating in an “immersion summer camp” to a traditional village.

Because the children’s gut microbiota exhibited more plasticity, these results raise an interesting possibility that urban children who eat a more traditional, high-fiber, low-fat and low-processed diet early in life might cultivate a more diverse set of gut microbes. Conversely, adults may have a limited response due to their low microbiome plasticity.

Dominguez-Bello was not terribly surprised that the adults’ gut and other microbiota changed so little: “If you take traditional people and bring them to New York, give them antibiotics and McDonald’s to eat everyday, it’s not surprising that they lose diversity,” she says. “But if, as an urban dweller, you’ve already lost that gut microbe diversity and you move to a high-diversity diet, maybe you cannot ‘bloom’ diversity because you simply don’t have those microbes present anymore.”

https://www.asm.org/index.php/newsroom/item/7458-switching-from-an-urban-to-hunter-gatherer-lifestyle-may-increase-diversity-in-children-s-gut-microbes

Parenting barometer: Are you ecologically sensitive parent?

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Parenting barometer

ZERO Score: When your kid spend more time in front of screens (Mobile/Tablet/TV/Laptop) than in front of green.

ZERO Score: When your kid knows Chota Bheem more than a street dog’s daily fun tricks.

ZERO Score: When your kid demand biscuit and chocolate and packaged wafers more often than food prepared by mother or grand mother.

So, how many zeroes did you get? 🙂 Get well soon. There is never late in changing bad practices.

All living organisms except humans play their critical role in ecology. It is just we who act as arrogantly moronic consumers who knows only how to consume and never ever play active role as part of ecology.

What do we deserve? A kick on the ass and face in the mud? Well, we deserve worse than a kick and a spoiled face.

Do you grow your kids as ecologically sensitive citizens or help them become partners in crime? Does your kid bow to the mother earth daily with highest reverence? Does your kid feed Gau and other animals before taking meal? Does your kid plant a tree every year?

Well, they don’t do all of this because parents are arrogant and selfish humans who never act as part of ecology. Unfortunate kids who grow in artificial toxic selfish urban homes under the patronage of selfish helpless ignorant parents.

Plastic Love : Invite Speech disorders for multiple generations

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कामान् दुग्धे विप्रकर्षत्यलक्ष्मी ;कीर्तिं सूते दुष्कृतं या हिनस्ति ।
शुद्धां शान्तां मातरं मङ्गलानां धेनुं धीरा: सूनृतां वाचमाहु: ।।

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धैर्यवानों (ज्ञानियों) ने सत्य एवं  प्रिय  (सुभाषित) वाणी को शुद्ध ,शान्त एवं  मंङ्गलों की माता रूपी गाय की संज्ञा दी है , जो इच्छाओं  को दुहती अर्थात् पूर्ण करती  है , दरिद्रता को हरती है ,कीर्ति (यश) को जन्म देती है एवं पाप का नाश करती है । इस प्रकार यहाँ सत्य और प्रिय वाणी को मानव की सिद्धियों को पूर्ण करने वाली बताया गया है !!

केयूरा न विभूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वलाः
न स्नानं न विलोपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजाः।
वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता र्धायते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणं भूषणम्॥

Hindi Translation

बाजुबंद पुरुष को शोभित नहीं करते और न ही चन्द्रमा के समान उज्ज्वल हार, न स्नान, न चन्दन, न फूल और न सजे हुए केश ही शोभा बढ़ाते हैं। केवल सुसंस्कृत प्रकार से धारण की हुई एक वाणी ही उसकी सुन्दर प्रकार से शोभा बढ़ाती है। साधारण आभूषण नष्ट हो जाते हैं, वाणी ही सनातन आभूषण है॥

English Translation
Bracelets do not adorn a man, nor do necklaces which shine like the moon. Neither a bath, nor an ointment, nor flowers and nor decorated hair adorn him. It is cultured speech alone which properly embellishes a man. All other ornaments lose their glitter, only the jewel of speech ever remains.

BPA
वाणी or speech play important role in defining us as humans, distinguishing us from Pasu.

Parenting does not start at birth of a child but actually when you have very first thought of having a child. Since then, as a responsible parents, we must start taking care of the child that is still in mind-space.

Nurture their (future kids’) parental legacy (your body) by your life routine.

One small but important change needed is to reduce plastic usage. BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.


Research


http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199107

BPA can induce multigenerational effects on ability to communicate

Past studies have shown that biparental care of offspring can be affected negatively when females and males are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA); however, previous studies have not characterized how long-term effects of BPA exposure in grandmothers and grandfathers might affect offspring communication ability. In a study published today in the journal PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that mice pups whose grandparents had been exposed to BPA, had different vocalization patterns. This, in turn, could also affect the amount of parental care they received. Scientists believe results could have important relevance to humans.

“Rodent pups use vocalizations to communicate with one or both parents, as in the case of biparental species, such as California mice,” said Cheryl Rosenfeld, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, and research faculty member for the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurobehavioral Disorders at MU. “There are potential concerns that developmental exposure to BPA might increase an infant’s risk for autism spectrum disorder. Crying is the infant’s earliest communication form and changes in crying vocalization patterns might provide the earliest diagnostic tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Thus, it is important to determine whether multigenerational exposure to BPA can alter pup vocalization patterns.”

Fetal BPA exposure in mice linked to estrogen-related diseases after adolescence

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that fetal BPA exposure alters the estrogen response in more than 1,000 genes in the uterine epigenome and affects the subsequent estrogen response after puberty

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/foas-fbe061716.php

“Our study demonstrates that fetal exposure to BPA leads to a detrimental change in the adult uterine response to estrogens,” said Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., a senior researcher involved in the work and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. “Our study confirms that BPA is an active compound and can negatively impact fetal development and confirms that steps should be taken to reduce maternal consumption of BPA during gestation.”

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Now you know why female children are becoming adult early and so many male children act like female. BPA led estrogen disruption! 🙁

SAY NO TO PLASTIC. NO PLASTIC CONTAINERS. NO PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES.

There is no safe dosage of poison : Avoid Sugary Food

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We reported this sometime back:

Increasing Eye diseases? High fat-High Sugar diet and Microbes

So, few parent readers responded : “Once in a while, it is ok!”

“Everything in limit is fine? You must occasionally allow kids to eat chocolates. And if you are not doing so, your parenting style is against the growth of kids in modern times!”

Let us count few obvious occasions.

1) 40 peers @ school – 40 chocolates days
2) Add 20 neighborhood friends. 60 chocolate days per year.
3) Add 20 family and friends birthdays. 80 chocolate days per year.
4) Add 50 casual offering by parents, grandparents, relatives.

130 chocolate days per year. Is this limit? 35% is good limit?

Btw, as per this news, over 40% Irish parents give their children sweets daily.


News


Over 40% of Irish parents give their children sweets daily

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/over-40-of-irish-parents-give-their-children-sweets-daily-1.2640765

More than 40 per cent of Irish parents are giving their children unhealthy treats like chocolate, crisps and sweets more than once a day.

The new research from Safefood, the food safety promotion board, published on Monday showed the majority of parents (73 per cent) did not consider these types of foods as treats.

Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, director of human health and nutrition at Safefood, said an over consumption of these treats was a “serious threat” to children’s health.

“As parents, we need to break the bad habits of giving these every day as it’s now become the norm and not really a ‘treat’ anymore,” she said.

“ Parents are really finding this difficult and these products are simply empty calories.”

Children aged five and under were the age group given the most daily “treats” at 50 per cent.

Drone Parenting (Modern Psychology) vs (Sutra) Chanakya’s Child Psychology

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Who decides what level documentation one should do?

अल्पाक्षरमसंदिग्धं सारवद्विश्वतो मुखम् ।
अस्तोभमनवद्यं च सूत्रं सूत्रविदो विदुः ॥

अल्पाक्षरता, असंदिग्धता, साररुप, सामान्य सिद्धांत, निरर्थक शब्द का अभाव, और दोषरहितत्व – ये छे ‘सूत्र’ के लक्षण कहे गये हैं ।

We believe in सूत्र level of documentation. If I really want my student to आत्मसात the subject, I will set him free by giving सूत्र | The real वीर will walk on the guided path (सूत्र) and derive his/her own conclusions based on स्थल, देश, काल!

so for parenting, very powerful sutra is given.

लालयेत् पंच वर्षाणि दश वर्षाणि ताडयेत्।
प्राप्ते तु षोडशे वर्षे पुत्रे मित्रवदाचरेत्।।

अर्थात- पाँच वर्ष की अवस्था तक पुत्र को लाड़ करना चाहिए, दस वर्ष की अवस्था तक (उसी की भलाई के लिए) उसे ताड़ना देना चाहिए और उसके सोलह वर्ष की अवस्था प्राप्त कर लेने पर उससे मित्रवत व्यवहार करना चाहिए।

We don’t care about the cultural legacy given as free gift and then run after half-baked western psychology. Take for example this concept of helicopter parenting!

It is not that easy to make 2 years set free. And at the same time, it is foolish to continuously observe 12 years old like a drone!


Research


http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/06/helicopter-parenting.aspx

Helicopter Parenting May Negatively Affect Children’s Emotional Well-Being, Behavior

It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. The study, published in the journal Developmental Psychology®, found that overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.

“Our research showed that children with helicopter parents may be less able to deal with the challenging demands of growing up, especially with navigating the complex school environment,” said Nicole B. Perry, PhD, from the University of Minnesota, and lead author of the study. “Children who cannot regulate their emotions and behavior effectively are more likely to act out in the classroom, to have a harder time making friends and to struggle in school.”

पुत्रगोष्ठी – The Foam Mystery of the wild in the backyard

This is my conversation with 5 years old son. His learning diary. Old posts can be read here : http://prachodayat.in/category/kathan-diary/ or on Facebook tag https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/kathandiary?source=feed_text

Foam

During last Sunday’s tree plantation drive, we found several flowers. They were new to Kathan. Since last Monday, we focused on target-oriented morning sessions. Our goal was to explore weeds’ flowers in the wild. Everyday, we come home with new set of flowers.

One day, we observed something interesting.

“Pappa! Look at here! This plant is vomiting!”

“What? Plant and vomit? Let me see. Oh there is some foam on this plant!”

“Just like how soap foam is created during bath!? Can I take it on hand?”

“No..don’t touch for now. Let us observe it further!”

“Why this foam here? Did someone bath here?”

“lol! Good question! Let us find out. Let’s do one thing. Let’s come here again tomorrow. We will observe for some more time.”

“Ok.”

—–Second day——

“Pappa! Look at there! Same foam but on different plant!”

“Oh yes! That means, it is not just one plant! Then what is it? Interesting!”

“Is someone throwing foam here or..is it due to rain?”

“No dear. Look closely. It is on specific branches of plant. And on specific plants. Not all plants. Humans or rain can’t achieve such perfection. Must be some bird or animal or insect.”

“You find out from office!”

“ok!”

—- Same day evening——

“Kathan!! It is indeed insect! It is nest for this insect. Look at the video!”

“Wow!! Nest?”

“Yes! These insects are common on plants who can imbibe more and more nitrogen from soil. And they are because soil as more nitrogen due to chemical farming in adjacent famrs. This insect sap food from plant while baby-insects grow!”

“woow! But pappa…one more question! What is this chemical word? What all things can be considered as chemical!”

“Very good question! Let’s discuss is some other time. Add it in your list of queries!”

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“પપ્પા, અહી આવો! જુઓ આ શું છે! આ છોડ ઉલટી કરે છે!”

“શું? છોડ અને ઉલટી? લાવ જોવા દે તો! ઓહો…આ છોડ પર ફીણ? આ ઉલટી નથી..કંઇક ફીણ જેવું છે.”

“સાબુનું ફીણ થાય છે એવું? હાથમાં લઉં?”

“હા એવું જ પણ હાથમાં ના લઈશ.”

“પણ આવું કેમ છે? અહી કોઈ નાહવા બેઠું હશે?”

“હા હા :D! સરસ પ્રશ્ન!મારે પણ જાણવું પડશે. એક કામ કરીએ..કાલે ફરી આવી ને જોઇશ..થોડો વધારે સમય લઈને નિરીક્ષણ કરીશું!”

“સારું!”

—- બીજા દિવસે——–

“પપ્પા! જુઓ જુઓ! આ એકજ છોડ પર નથી..અલગ અલગ છોડ પર છે!”

“અરે હા! એટલે એ આ માત્ર એક છોડ પુરતું નથી! તો શું હોઈ શકે?”

“કોઈ માણસે સાબુનું ફીણ ફેંક્યું હોય?કે પછી વરસાદ પડવાથી થયું હોય?”

“હોઈ શકે! પણ ધ્યાનથી જો બેટા…એ માત્ર છોડની અમુક ડાળી પર જ છે. જો વરસાદકે બીજા કોઈએ માણસે કર્યું હોય તો આટલું ચીવટતા થી ન થઇ શકે! મને લાગે છે…કોઈ પક્ષી કે જીવડું હોઈ શકે.”

“પપ્પા…કાલે શોધી લાવજો!”

—- એ દિવસે સાંજે———

“કથન! પેલા ફીણનો જવાબ મળી ગયો!”

“ઓહો!! બોલો બોલો જલ્દી!!”

“એક જીવડું છે! એનો એ માળો છે!”

“માળો?”

“હા એમાંથી એના બચ્ચા નીકળશે! આ જીવડું એવાજ છોડ પર થાયકે જ્યાં જમીનમાં કેમિકલ ખેતીના કારણે Nitrogen વધારે હોય! જો આ વિડીઓ!”

“ઓહો! કેટલા સરસ છે…પણ પપ્પા..નવો પ્રશ્ન! આ કેમિકલ શું છે!”

“સુંદર! એના પર ફરી ક્યારેક! 🙂 ”


Age 10 and below is the age to cultivate observation skills. Insects and weeds are unknown areas for modern schooling curriculum. Hardly any focus on it. But if we don’t expose it to kids, they will never realize system aspect of nature. Role of everyone into mother nature. Nothing is useless – is difficult to grasp developed urban mind.

And foam is not only possible in soap or the soap-toy! Such foam in wild was wealth earned for this little mind. This is possible when we could spend more time with kids in nature. Time well spent in observations and projects.

Our journey to explore wild flowers is continuing. Will share more on it once the project is over.

Some old articles on Weeds and the lesson I wish to teach my son:

Mother nature provides common sense sensors and we run to lab for soil testing with soil health card 😉

Technological arrogance vs Sensible observations

Later is win-win situation.

Weeds were never useless. Those who consider them useless are actually useless.”

Monsoon and Weeds

Crops can do their own weed control

Embracing Weeds: Holistic Agriculture

 

Making of Zombies : Why media spreads objectification of woman?

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Objectification

He or she is not human who lacks empathy and community sentiments. Living life of each other is the Vedic principle. We see life as universal sacrifice, helping others. Our motto is “इदं न मम” (This is not mine. This life, this action. Nothing is mine! Nothing is for me! My life is for the world! Rest of the universe!)

This way of life, backed and relied upon Vedic dharmic principles is dangerous for power centers of the world. When world runs like this, they cannot rule the world forever!

So, what is the weapon?

  1. Modern media as mediums
  2. To spread the objectification of gender

Result?

  • Making of zombie who lives life for extremely narrow-minded self-interest and lacks empathy towards the rest.

One one hand, media sells sex to young girls, making them obsessed of self, body and external appearance. Spreading a meme that, it is perfectly ok to be object in front of rest.

On the other hand, media sell extreme objectification of females. This turns most media content recipients into zombies who lack empathy! The collective feeling! For them, opposite gender is mere object to be consumed!

Please read old note on same topic:

Hyper-sexual Media and Child Development

New research shows that in hyper sexulized world, we are being hardwired to lose empathy networks in brain!


Research


Reduced empathic responses for sexually objectified women: An fMRI investigation

Sexual objectification is a widespread phenomenon characterized by a focus on the individual’s physical appearance over his/her mental state. This has been associated with negative social consequences, as objectified individuals are judged to be less human, competent, and moral. Moreover, behavioral responses toward the person change as a function of the degree of the perceived sexual objectification. In the present study, we investigated how behavioral and neural representations of other social pain are modulated by the degree of sexual objectification of the target. Using a within-subject fMRI design, we found reduced empathic feelings for positive (but not negative) emotions toward sexually objectified women as compared to non-objectified (personalized) women when witnessing their participation to a ball-tossing game. At the brain level, empathy for social exclusion of personalized women recruited areas coding the affective component of pain (i.e., anterior insula and cingulate cortex), the somatosensory components of pain (i.e., posterior insula and secondary somatosensory cortex) together with the mentalizing network (i.e., middle frontal cortex) to a greater extent than for the sexually objectified women. This diminished empathy is discussed in light of the gender-based violence that is afflicting the modern society.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945217304045?via%3Dihub


Stop acting like a consumption machines. Teach this bloody Ad industry tight slap lesson. Boycott their medium for 5 years. You, you family, your friends – complete boycott of all TV channels showing Ads with objectification of Mahila.

Can you do it in National interest? I hear lot of noise like ‘Nation First’. Here is simple step to contribute your efforts without hampering daily life routine.

 

 

Early Childhood Environment Determines Adult testosterone levels

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I have coined the word ‘Yashoda-care’ for the treatment every child desire in first 5 years of life. And when they miss it, we can’t really predict good adulthood. One or another way, you will see disorder in their life.

Your Child Demands Yashoda Care : Neuroscience of parenting

लालयेत् पंच वर्षाणि दश वर्षाणि ताडयेत्।
प्राप्ते तु षोडशे वर्षे पुत्रे मित्रवदाचरेत्।।

अर्थात- पाँच वर्ष की अवस्था तक पुत्र को लाड़ करना चाहिए, दस वर्ष की अवस्था तक (उसी की भलाई के लिए) उसे ताड़ना देना चाहिए और उसके सोलह वर्ष की अवस्था प्राप्त कर लेने पर उससे मित्रवत व्यवहार करना चाहिए।

Hormones represent पित्त / अग्नि in body. During childhood, body’s nature is of type क़फ. But when the environment is chaotic, more and more raw fire will be consumed (As hormonal transformation is not demanded now!).

Although, what this study says is not strong correlation but it certainly gives potent hint. First 5 years, child must feel like a womb. It is only human childhood where kid takes years to acquire basic living skills. Still in womb, learning. During this time, if the environment is chaotic, impact will be long lasting. It is not just physical environment but also mental environment. All plays role.

At  the same time, it is also important to alter parenting style once child crosses 5 years of age! Not only that, one must focus on gender too! Respect biological differences. Don’t live under false delusion of equality!

When all of this is missed, expect hormonal imbalance. And then we blame random things on the sky for mental and physical abrupt disorders popped up in adult life.

Read this study and it will give you potent hints for certain questions

  1. Why yashoda-care for first 5-7 years?
  2. Why Gurukul (Learning by self-discipline and hardship) after age 8
  3. Why girls and boys should receive different education during their hormonal transformation age (teen age)
  4. Why not engage child in sports/martial art too early in life (ideal after 7-8 years)
  5. Why not engage child in any competition too early in life (like reality shows)

Tame the bodily fire during childhood so that the child emerge as firehouse in adulthood.

Consume the bodily fire during childhood so that child turns out to be a feeble minded weak body!


Research


Men’s testosterone levels largely determined by childhood environment

https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=35110

Men’s testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, according to new research.

The Durham University-led study suggests that men who grow up in more challenging conditions where there are lots of infectious diseases, for example, are likely to have lower testosterone levels in later life than those who spend their childhood in healthier environments.

Prostate cancer risk 

The study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

As high testosterone levels potentially lead to an increased risk of prostate enlargement and cancer, the researchers suggest that any screening for risk profiles may need to take a man’s childhood environment into account.

The study found that Bangladeshi men who grew up and lived as adults in the UK had significantly higher levels of testosterone compared to relatively well-off men who grew up and lived in Bangladesh as adults. Bangladeshis in Britain also reached puberty at a younger age and were taller than men who lived in Bangladesh throughout their childhood.

Disease exposure

The researchers say the differences are linked to energy investment as it may only be possible to have high testosterone levels if there are not many other demands placed on the body such as fighting off infections. In environments where people are more exposed to disease or poor nutrition, developing males direct energy towards survival at the cost of testosterone.

The researchers collected data from 359 men on height, weight, age of puberty and other health information along with saliva samples to examine their testosterone levels. They compared the following groups: men born and still resident in Bangladesh; Bangladeshi men who moved to the UK (London) as children; Bangladeshi men who moved to the UK as adults; second-generation, UK-born men whose parents were Bangladeshi migrants; and UK-born ethnic Europeans.

Childhood environment

Lead author of the study, Dr Kesson Magid from Durham University’s Department of Anthropology (UK), said: “A man’s absolute levels of testosterone are unlikely to relate to their ethnicity or where they live as adults but instead reflect their surroundings when they were children.”

Men with higher levels of testosterone are at greater risk of potentially adverse effects of this hormone on health and ageing. Very high levels can mean increased muscle mass, increased risk of prostate diseases and have been linked to higher aggression. Very low testosterone levels in men can include lack of energy, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. The testosterone levels of the men in the study were, however, all in a range that would unlikely have an impact on their fertility.

Health implications

Co-author Professor Gillian Bentley from Durham University, commented: “Very high and very low testosterone levels can have implications for men’s health and it could be important to know more about men’s childhood circumstances to build a fuller picture of their risk factors for certain conditions or diseases.”

Aspects of male reproductive function remain changeable into adolescence, up to the age of 19 and are more flexible in early rather than late childhood, according to the research. However, the study suggests that, in adulthood, men’s testosterone levels are no longer heavily influenced by their surroundings.

Parenting Alert : Bollywood Memes and Kids

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First of all, let us understand, what is meme?

Meme

Bollywood is business. They want to not only earn by movie profit but also derail the societal setup as per their investors vested interests.

We must get rid of them from our lives. There are many active entertainment ways possible where our involvement is 100%. Unlike passive movies.

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Our life is now so stressful (We only made it stressful!) that we consume anything and everything as entertainment!

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We don’t even care if our kids are watching them too or not!

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What is trivial adult comedy for you, may not be true for kids. For them, it is new learning that is morally ok as parents enjoy in their company and give tacit approval of such social events/setups.

So in context of Bollywood’s present songs and stories or TV soaps, dancing car of PK, Vodka song of honey singh and mistake song of Jagga Jasoos – all ok for kids as parents give indirect approval by enjoying it! 🙂

Don’t complain 10 years later. Forewarned as your well-wisher. Take care. Think 100 times before you watch movies or TV soaps with kids.

Entertainment Context: Passive or Active

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Without any bias, try to contemplate on types of entertainment available to us in limited life period.

Passive vs Active.

Passive = your passive involvement. Outside fence. To clap and cheer. And if it is on TV, you cannot even feel the gist fully. More Ads than ever. Disconnect between mind and physical activities. Mind is over-used. Body- underutilized. No balance.

Active = you participate. You are on the ground. Your active involvement is required.

As we do SWOT analysis for every minute thing in professional life, do it for entertainment.

Keep sentiments and your passion aside. Be rational.

Which is better to spend life for? Isn’t life limited and precious?

3 hrs for passive cricket or football (or even Kabbadi on TV) or 3 hrs play with kids and friends?

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