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What if I missed the early childhood parenting bus?

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parentalneglect

One friend asked: What if parents did not take care about proper diet & karma while planning for child?

If you observe increasing juvenile crime cases , one thing will be common : Parental neglect in early childhood!

Well, child will have irregular tendency based on tridosha balance/imbalance of both parents, tridosha impact of season and Jiva’s last birth’s karma.

So? No hope thereafter?

Eternal laws are not so rigid. Maa Kali bestows everything you desire, provided you put efforts. From physical birth onward, altering fate of a child, demands focused efforts from parents.

As Charak Bhagwan says:

त्रिविधं बलमिति- सहजं, कालजं, युक्तिकृतं च|

Strength is of three types – congenital, time-effected and acquired. Congential is that which is natural to the body and mind; time-effected is due to seasonal variations and age factor. Acquired one is produced by proper application of diet and exercise.

So it is possible to acquire desired बल by will and efforts except overcoming congenital defects (due to parents carelessness or past life karma) which we cannot alter at will. Such weaknesses, we should accept with whole heart and train child to live best life with those weaknesses. Sometimes, with right supports, kids can do wonder. And I am sure, mother nature is kind enough to instill at least one strength in us to live life best 

There is still scope till the age 20 (when brain’s major neuron formation activity is completed).

Hint is in altering environment: From right food to right friends to right Guru/Guide!

Keep reading. Will share details on this site.

Preparation for Upanayan (उपनयन संस्कार) : Introduction to Rishi24 (ऋषि-२४)

Rishi

Gayatri

Last year when I visited local Ayyappa Temple with my son, we had vivid experience about how still some people still holding the dharma bastion in this chaotic times.

What an enchanting experience! I must say, down south, we have preserved the ritual sacredness much better than rest of Bharat in general. I could show little Kerala outside Kerala to my son

Ayappa

My son, listening to Ganesh Gayatri and Durga Gayatri, asked pertinent question. To answer him, I had to do home work.

His question: “Why are they chanting different version of ‘Prachodayat mantra(s) i.e. Gayatri mantras? Why do we chant Gayatri for different God? (આ જુદા જુદા પ્રચોદયાત મંત્ર કેમ બોલે છે? એવું કેમ? પ્રચોદયાત મંત્ર કેમ બોલવાનો?)”

🙂

So entire year, so far, I spent time researching on Maa Gayatri. My friends doing research on same also helped. Exactly after a year, we unveiled another layer of detail about Gayatri mantra and Gayatri chanda.

We visited Gayatri Shakti Peetha in our city. Little unknown and unexplored Sadhana Sthala in city. A place where 24 Rishis who had vision of individual syllable are established.

What I realized is that, this is how Maa Gayatri needs to be introduced to kids and prepare them for Upanayan. Unless and until they realize various tenets of life principles, they won’t realize the value of Gayatri mantra दीक्षा.

And we fail in this introduction, we compromise with kid’s potential. Don’t wait till Upanayan. Build enough stage and foundation for Upanayana.


From the book गायत्री का हर अक्षर शक्ति स्रोत

More here : http://literature.awgp.org/book/gayatri_ka_har_akhshar_shakti_strot/v1.1


गायत्री मंत्र में 24 अक्षर हैं। इन्हें मिलाकर पढ़ने से ही इनका शब्दार्थ और भावार्थ समझ में आता है। पर शक्ति-साधना के सन्दर्भ में इनमें से प्रत्येक अक्षर का अपना स्वतंत्र अस्तित्व और महत्व है। इन अक्षरों को परस्पर मिला देने से परम तेजस्वी सविता देवता से सद्बुद्धि को प्रेरित करने के लिए प्रार्थना की गई है और साधक को प्रेरणा दी गई है कि वह जीवन की सर्वोपरि सम्पदा ‘सद्बुद्धि’ का—ऋतम्भरा प्रज्ञा का महत्व समझें और अपने अन्तराल में दूर दर्शिता का अधिकाधिक समावेश करें। यह प्रसंग अति महत्वपूर्ण होते हुए भी रहस्यमय तथ्य यह है कि इस महामन्त्र का प्रत्येक अक्षर शिक्षकों और सिद्धियों से भरा पूरा है।

शिक्षा की दृष्टि से गायत्री मन्त्र के प्रत्येक अक्षर में प्रमुख सद्गुणों का उल्लेख किया गया है और बताया गया है कि उनको आत्मसात करने पर मनुष्य देवोपम विशेषताओं से भर जाता है। अपना कल्याण करता है और अन्य असंख्यों को अपनी नाव पर बिठाकर पार लगाता है। हाड़-मांस से बनी और मल-मूत्र से बनी काया में जो कुछ विशिष्टता दिखाई पड़ती है वह उससे समाहित सत्प्रवृत्तियों के ही हैं। जिसके गुण-कर्म स्वभाव में जितनी उत्कृष्टता है वह उसी अनुपात से महत्वपूर्ण बनता है और महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धियां प्राप्त करके जीवन सौभाग्य को हर दृष्टि से सार्थक बनाता है।

इन सद्गुणों की उपलब्धि को लोक शिक्षण सम्पर्क एवं वातावरण के प्रभाव में से भी बहुत कुछ प्रगति हो सकती है। किन्तु अध्यात्म-विज्ञान के अनुसार साधना उपक्रम द्वारा भी इन विभूतियों में से जिसकी कमी दिखती है, जिसके सम्वर्धन की आवश्यकता अनुभव होती है उसके लिए उपासनात्मक उपचार किये जा सकते हैं।

जिस प्रकार शरीर में कोई रासायनिक पदार्थ कम पड़ जाने से स्वास्थ्य लड़खड़ाने लगता है, उसी प्रकार उपरोक्त 24 सद्गुणों में से किसी में न्यूनता रहने पर उसी अनुपात से व्यक्तित्व त्रुटिपूर्ण रह जाता है। उस अभाव के कारण प्रगति-पथ पर बढ़ने में अवरोध खड़ा होता है। फलतः पिछड़ापन लदा रहने से उन उपलब्धियों का लाभ नहीं मिल पाता जिनके लिए मनुष्य-जीवन सुरदुर्लभ अवसर हस्तगत हुआ है। आहार के द्वारा एवं औषधि, उपचार से शरीर की रासायनिक आवश्यकता पूरी हो जाती है तो फिर स्वस्थता का आनन्द मिलने लगता है। इसी प्रकार गायत्री उपासना के विशिष्ट उपचारों से सत्प्रवृत्तियों की कमी पूरी की जा सकती है। उस अभाव को पूरा करने पर स्वभावतः प्रखरता एवं प्रतिभा बढ़ती है। उसके सहारे मनुष्य अधिक पुरुषार्थ करता है—अधिक दूर दर्शिता का परिचय देता है, शारीरिक तत्परता और मानसिक तन्मयता बढ़ने से अभीष्ट प्रयोजन पूरा करने में सरलता रहने और सफलता मिलने लगती है। सत्प्रवृत्तियों की इसी परिणित को सिद्धियां कहते हैं।

गायत्री के 24 अक्षर :—

1-तत, 2-स, 3-वि, 4-तु, 5-र्व, 6-रे, 7-णि, 8-यं, 9-भ, 10-र्गो, 11-दे, 12-व, 13-स्य, 14-धी, 15-म, 16-हि, 17-धि, 18-यो, 19-यो, 20-नः, 21-प्र, 22-चो, 23-द, 24-यात् 24 अक्षरों से सम्बन्धित 24 कलाएं :—

(1) तापिनी (2) सफला (3) विश्वा (4) तुष्टा (5) वरदा (6) रेवती (7) शूक्ष्मा (8) ज्ञाना (9) भर्गा (10) गोमती (11) दर्विका (12) थरा (13) सिंहिका (14) ध्येया (15) मर्यादा (16) स्फुरा (17) बुद्धि (18) योगमाया (19) योगात्तरा (20) धरित्री (21) प्रभवा (22) कुला (23) दृष्या (24) ब्राह्मी 24 अक्षरों से सम्बन्धित 24 मातृकाएं :— (1) चन्द्रकेश्चवरी (2)अजतवला (3) दुरितारि (4) कालिका (5) महाकाली (6) श्यामा (7) शान्ता (8) ज्वाला (9) तारिका (10) अशोका (11) श्रीवत्सा (12) चण्डी (13) विजया (14) अंकुशा (15) पन्नगा (16) निर्वाक्षी (17) वेला (18) धारिणी (19) प्रिया (20) नरदता (21) गन्धारी (22) अम्बिका (23) पद्मावती (24) सिद्धायिका सामान्य दृष्टि से कलाएं और मातृकाएं अलग अलग प्रतीत होती हैं। किन्तु तात्विक दृष्ट से देखने पर उन दोनों का अन्तर समाप्त हो जाता है। उन्हें श्रेष्ठता की सामर्थ्य कह सकते हैं, और उनके नामों के अनुरूप उनके द्वारा उत्पन्न होने वाले सत्परिणामों का अनुमान लगा सकते हैं।

समग्र गायत्री को सर्व विघ्न विनासिनी—सर्व सिद्धि प्रदायनी कहा गया है। संकटों का सम्वरण और सौभाग्य संवर्धन के लिए उसका आश्रय लेना सदा सुखद परिणाम ही उत्पन्न करता है। तो भी विशेष प्रयोजनों के लिए उसके 24 अक्षरों में प्रथक प्रथक प्रकार की विशेषताएं भरी हैं। किसी विशेष प्रयोजन की सामयिक आवश्यकता पूरी करने के लिए उसकी विशेष शक्ति धारा का भी आश्रय लिया जा सकता है। चौबीस अक्षरों की अपने विशेषताएं और प्रतिक्रियाएं हैं—जिन्हें सिद्धियां भी कहा जा सकता है—इस प्रकार बताई गई हैं—

(1) आरोग्य (2) आयुष्य (3) तुष्टि (4) पुष्टि (5) शान्ति (6) वैभव (7) ऐश्वर्य (8) कीर्ति (9) अनुग्रह (10) श्रेय (11) सौभाग्य (12) ओजस् (13) तेजस् (14) गृहलक्ष्मी (15) सुसंतति। (16) विजय (17) विद्या (18) बुद्धि (19) प्रतिभा (20) ऋद्धि (21) सिद्धि (22) संगति (23) स्वर्ग (24) मुक्ति।

गायत्री के समग्र विनियोग में सविता देवता, विश्वामित्र ऋषि एवं गायत्री छन्द का उल्लेख किया गया है, परन्तु उसके वर्गीकरण में प्रत्येक अक्षर एक स्वतंत्र शक्ति बन जाता है ।। हर अक्षर अपने आप में एक मंत्र है ।। ऐसी दशा में २४ देवता, २४ ऋषि एवं २४ छन्दों का उल्लेख होना भी आवश्यक है ।। तत्त्वदर्शियों ने वैसा किया भी है ।। गायत्री विज्ञान की गहराई में उतरने पर इन विभेदों का स्पष्टीकरण होता है ।। नारंगी ऊपर से एक दीखती है, पर छिलका उतारने पर उसके खण्ड घटक स्वतंत्र इकाइयों के रूप में भी दृष्टिगोचर होते हैं ।। गायत्री को नारंगी की उपमा दी जाय तो उसके अन्तराल में चौबीस अक्षरों के रूप में २४ खण्ड घटकों के दर्शन होते हैं ।। जो विनियोग एक समय गायत्री मंत्र का होता है, वैसा ही प्रत्येक अक्षर का भी आवश्यक होता है ।। चौबीस अक्षरों के लिए चौबीस विनियोग बनने पर उनके २४ देवता २४ ऋषि एवं २४ छन्द भी बन जाते हैं ।।

ऋषियों और देवताओं का परस्पर समन्वय है ।। ऋषियों की साधना से विष्णु की तरह सुप्तावस्था में पड़ी रहने वाली देवसत्ता को जाग्रत होने का अवसर मिलता है ।। देवताओं के अनुग्रह से ऋषियों को उच्चस्तरीय वरदान मिलते हैं ।। वे सामर्थ्यवान बनते हैं और स्व पर कल्याण की महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका प्रस्तुत करते हैं ।।

ऋषि सद्गुण हैं और देवता उनके प्रतिफल ।। ऋषि को जड़ और देवता को वृक्ष कहा जा सकता है ।। ऋषित्व और देवत्व के संयुक्त का परिणाम फल- सम्पदा के रूप में सामने आता है ।। ऋषि लाखों हुए हैं और देवता तो करोड़ों तक बताये जाते हैं ।। ऋषि पृथ्वी पर और देवता स्वर्ग में रहने वाले माने जाते हैं ।। स्थूल दृष्टि से दोनों के बीच ऐसा कोई तारतम्य नहीं है, जिससे उनकी संख्या समान ही रहे ।। उस असमंजस का निराकरण गायत्री के २४ अक्षरों से सम्बद्ध ऋषि एवं देवताओं से होता है ।। हर सद्गुण का विशिष्ट परिणाम होना समझ में आने योग्य बात है ।। यों प्रत्येक सद्गुण परिस्थिति के अनुसार अनेकानेक सत्परिणाम प्रस्तुत कर सकता है, फिर भी यह मान कर ही चलना होगा कि प्रत्येक सत्प्रवृत्ति की अपनी विशिष्ट स्थिति होती है और उसी के अनुरूप अतिरिक्त प्रतिक्रिया भी होती है ।। ऋषि रूपी पुरुषार्थ से देवता रूपी वरदान संयुक्त रूप से जुड़े रहने की बात हर दृष्टि से समझी जाने योग्य है ।।
मूर्धन्य ऋषियों की गणना २४ है ।। इसका उल्लेख गायत्री तंत्र में इस प्रकार मिलता है-

वामदेवोऽत्रिर्वसिष्ठः शुक्रः कण्वः पराशरः ।।
विश्वामित्रो महातेजाः कपिलः शौनको महान्॥ १३॥
याज्ञवल्क्या भरद्वाजो जमदग्निस्तपोनिधिः ।।
गौतमो मुद्गलश्चैव वेदव्यासश्च लोमशः॥ १४॥
अगस्त्यः कौशिको वत्सः पुलस्त्यो मांडुकस्तथा ।।
दुर्वासास्तपसां श्रेष्ठो नारदः कश्यपस्तथा॥ १५॥
इत्येते ऋषयः प्रोक्ता वर्णानां क्रमशोमुने ।।

अर्थात्- गायत्री के २४ अक्षरों के द्रष्टा २४ ऋषि यह है-
(१) वामदेव
(२) अत्रि
(३) वशिष्ठ
(४) शुक्र
(५) कण्व
(६) पाराशर
(७) विश्वामित्र
(८) कपिल
(९) शौनक
(१०) याज्ञवल्क्य
(११) भारद्वाज
(१२) जमदग्नि
(१३) गौतम
(१४) मुद्गल
(१५) वेदव्यास
(१६) लोमश
(१७) अगस्त्य
(१८) कौशिक
(१९) वत्स
(२०) पुलस्त्य
(२१) माण्डूक
(२२) दुर्वासा
(२३) नारद
(२४) कश्यप ।।
— गायत्री तंत्र प्रथम पटल

इन २४ ऋषियों को सामान्य जन- जीवन में जिन सत्प्रवृत्तियों के रूप में जाना जा सकता है, वे यह हैं- (१) प्रज्ञा (२) सृजन (३) व्यवस्था (४) नियंत्रण (५) सद्ज्ञान (६) उदारता (७) आत्मीयता (८) आस्तिकता (९) श्रद्धा (१०) शुचिता (११) संतोष (१२) सहृदयता (१३) सत्य (१४) पराक्रम (१५) सरसता (१६) स्वावलम्बन (१७) साहस (१८) ऐक्य (१९) संयम (२०) सहकारिता (२१) श्रमशीलता (२२) सादगी (२३) शील (२४) समन्वय ।। प्रत्यक्ष ऋषि यही २४ हैं ।।

Most Dangerous Ads : By children, for children

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Flipkart ads

Any Ad that exploit children is sick and eunuch effort to sell products. TATA Sky’s new Ad series is such example. It is instigating children against parents (मम्मी कहतीहै टीवी मत देखो…see how fool my mom is)

What TV can teach, you can easily demonstrate. Benefit of you replacing TV is: You interact with child for more time. More time your spend with your kid, better brain growth happens. This is biological truth. If you do not agree with this, all the best 🙂.

In some homes, Kids love TV more than spending time with parents. I can sense the reason behind it: Parents are disinterested spending time with kids and are more interested in their own entertainment. Before this repeat with your family, take care. If you see loss of affection for you from kids, you have difficult old age 🙂 😉. And you deserve difficult old age! 😛

 

Parenting Ignorance : Fruits and Fruit Juice

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Nothing worse than buying food labelled as ‘Healthy food’ by continuous bombardment of advertisements  during prime TV time. It is parental laziness who present processed fruit juice to kids as healthy food.

You are not helping your child bus killing his/her future! Read what American Association of pediatrics suggest about fruit juice intake in kids.

We have warned readers 5 years back about this habit:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152818388784762&set=a.476649199761.254188.501739761&type=3&permPage=1

Our habits reflects our collective intelligences as a society, as a family and as an individual.

Since cancer-colas are continuously losing their popularity in last decade, new trend is emerging in our society and that is to drink juice. In juice, more artificial juice than a natural one.

Good that youth is ignoring colas but it is not yet best choice as alternative.

What do we lose when you drink juice and not eat fruits?

Fiber. The high fiber content of a whole orange helps the body properly process the high fructose content of the juice. The fiber actually blocks some of the sugar from being absorbed, which makes the orange more nutritious for the amount of calories it contains. The fiber also makes a whole orange much more filling than the juice (it’s far easier to consume several glasses of high sugar orange juice than several whole oranges). If you eat a whole orange you’ll also be more satisfied and less hungry for calorie-dense, nutritionally-deficient food later on.

In addition to the benefits of the extra fiber in the pulp, a whole orange contains numerous health promoting micro-nutrients that aren’t found in the juice alone. One of the most researched is a flavanoid called hesperidin, which is concentrated in the pulp and inside of the peel. Hesperidin shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, in lowering blood pressure, and in promoting healthy cholesterol. One animal study also found that a diet rich in orange pulp increased bone density!

Another mindless habit?

Fruits are already having less nutrients due to chemical farming, chemical processing. Why do you want to make them more deprived of benefits by drinking juice?

Artificial juice – NEVER EVER. Natural Juice – only to avoid dehydration during summers.

Always prefer fruits over juice.

We also wrote extra sugar havoc :

Fruit juices and ice creams during all illnesses – this is not always desired.

This may increase chances of infections.

Hint: High intake sugar vs weak digestive fire

No genuine ayurvedic doctor prescribes it. Superficial allopathy doctors do. And self-proclaimed doctor relatives of patient do it always as for them, fruits mean vitamin C 😉 And ice-cream is medicine for acidity

Processed Food, Sugar & SuperBug Bacterial Infection


Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations

Historically, fruit juice was recommended by pediatricians as a source of vitamin C and as an extra source of water for healthy infants and young children as their diets expanded to include solid foods with higher renal solute load. It was also sometimes recommended for children with constipation. Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and, in some instances, calcium. Because juice tastes good, children readily accept it. Although juice consumption has some benefits, it also has potential detrimental effects. High sugar content in juice contributes to increased calorie consumption and the risk of dental caries. In addition, the lack of protein and fiber in juice can predispose to inappropriate weight gain (too much or too little). Pediatricians need to be knowledgeable about juice to inform parents and patients on its appropriate uses.

Conclusions

  1. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits for infants younger than 1 year.

  2. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits over whole fruit for infants and children and has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children.

  3. One hundred percent fresh or reconstituted fruit juice can be a healthy part of the diet of children older than 1 year when consumed as part of a well-balanced diet. Fruit drinks, however, are not nutritionally equivalent to fruit juice.

  4. Juice is not appropriate in the treatment of dehydration or the management of diarrhea.

  5. Excessive juice consumption may be associated with malnutrition (overnutrition and undernutrition).

  6. Excessive juice consumption is associated with diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal distention, and tooth decay.

  7. Unpasteurized juice products may contain pathogens that can cause serious illnesses and should be given to children cautiously, if at all.

  8. A variety of fruit juices, provided in appropriate amounts for a child’s age, are not likely to cause any significant clinical symptoms.

  9. Calcium-fortified juices provide a bioavailable source of calcium and often vitamin D but lack other nutrients present in human milk, infant formula, or cow milk.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/05/18/peds.2017-0967

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!

Meme3

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.

Choose Role Model Carefully: Misleading youth

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Look at this ad : काटेगी क्या? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUi-xR178I
 
And then don’t complain if a teen in neighborhood ogle at middle age female of family. This is what we present to our kids in name of entertainment and rolemodels!
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Bollywood actors have no sublime inclination for anything. When this idiot sold MNC product in name of Ayurveda, many of my friends forwarded it to me. Look, he is saying same what you are saying!
 
It was biggest insult I felt in life. How dare you compare paid actor with me? We don’t need paid actor to help us understand Ayurveda!!
 
Never consider reel life actors as role model or else you will fall in the trap. Trap where you will start liking vices too! Esp teens. They still don’t understand right vs wrong. They follow role model.
 
Now this so called Nationalist is selling pervertness and women obsjectification. Take that!
 
Instead of inspiring youth to work on internal bodily fire which when not working, body stinks, this demon is selling deo!
 
One segment of FMCG products is flourishing. Fragrance segment. To hide foul body smell.
 
If our agni is robust and healthy it brings fragrance to life. When agni is imbalanced, the opposite occurs.When a person has a foul smell or bad breath, that indicates impaired agni. Such a person may use perfume, but there is a perfume in your body, a fragrance of the body, which is agni.
 
Solution is to improve bodily fire. Stabilize it. Avoid events that can destabilize bodily fire.

Feeding Formula : Infant’s slow poison

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What is poison for you, may not be true for me.

Something is poison when it is given in overdose against the capacity of digestive fire to digest it. Bodily fire to assimilate it with body. Or when it is प्राणविहीन e.g. feeding formula, urea, processed food etc.

Fertilizers for crops and feeding formula for infants – both are poison as they are burden for digestive fire.

Society that promotes chemical fertilizers for crops and feeding formula for kids, is sick and insane society. We are . Our govt is! (Neem coated urea! 🙂 )


Reference:


 

Digested formula but not digested fresh human milk causes death of intestinal cells in vitro: implications for necrotizing enterocolitis

Premature infants fed formula are more likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than those who are breastfed, but the mechanisms of intestinal necrosis in NEC and protection by breast milk are unknown. We hypothesized that after lipase digestion, formula, but not fresh breast milk, contains levels of unbound free fatty acids (FFAs) that are cytotoxic to intestinal cells.

Lipase digestion of formula, but not milk, caused significant death of neutrophils (ranging from 47 to 99% with formulas vs. 6% with milk) with similar results in endothelial and epithelial cells. FFAs were significantly elevated in digested formula vs. milk and death from formula was significantly decreased with lipase inhibitor pretreatment, or treatments to bind FFAs. Protease digestion significantly increased FFA binding capacity of formula and milk but only enough to decrease cytotoxicity from milk.

https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2012125

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.

Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Ultimate Profit Machine

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Food Marketing to Children and Youth:
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Creating an environment in which children grow up healthy should be a high priority for the nation. Sadly, neither parents nor govt is having clue! Forget about schools as they are no more sacred places.

Children’s dietary and related health patterns are shaped by the interplay of many factors—their biologic affinities, their culture and values, their economic status, their physical and social environments, and their commercial media environments—all of which, apart from their genetic predispositions, have undergone significant transformations during the past three decades. Among these environments, none have more rapidly assumed central socializing roles among children and youth than the media.

But if you share this with parents, they respond: Oh, you are thinking too much! Its ok if they become consumers!


Research


Food Marketing to Children and Youth

Creating an environment in which children and youth can grow up healthy should be a very high priority for the nation. Yet the prevailing pattern of food and beverage marketing to children in America represents, at best, a missed opportunity, and, at worst, a direct threat to the health of the next generation. Dietary patterns that begin in childhood give shape to the health profiles of Americans at all ages. Because these patterns reflect the intersecting influences of our cultural, social, and economic environments, ensuring that these environments support good health is a fundamental responsibility, requiring leadership and action from all sectors.

The dramatic rise in the number of U.S. children and youth who are obese, have type 2 diabetes, and are at increased risk for developing obesity and related chronic diseases in adulthood, is a matter of national concern. Obesity among children and youth has more than tripled over the past four decades—from about 5 percent in 6- to 19-year-olds in the 1960s to 16 percent in 1999–2002. More than 9 million U.S. children and youth are obese and another 15 percent are at risk for becoming obese. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and youth—previously known as “adult-onset” diabetes—has more than doubled in the past decade.

As a society, we have moved well beyond the era when our dietary focus was on ensuring caloric sufficiency to meet basic metabolic needs. We are now confronted with nutritional inadequacy of a different sort. Diets that are high in calories and other constituents such as saturated fats, and low in certain nutrients are putting our children and youth at risk for diseases later in life, such as heart disease, stroke, circulatory problems,some cancers, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Parents, communities, the government, public health sector, health care systems, and private enterprise all face significant challenges to create an environment for our children and youth that turns the course and enhances their prospects for healthy lives.

Lack of Ghee(Fatty acids), Teenage and Anxiety disorder in Adult age

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You ignore your teen boy/girl’s diet now, deprive them of vital omega fatty acids during brain growth period and you gift them anxiety and entire gamut of neurological disorders in adult life!!

And don’t feel sad for increasing cases of suicide! We as a society failed our future generation!

The structure and function of the brain continue to change throughout adolescence, at the same time that teenagers gain increasing independence and begin to make their own food choices. Since high-calorie, low-quality diets tend to be more affordable than healthy ones, teenagers may opt for foods that lack key nutrients important for brain health such as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), which cannot be produced by the human body and must be obtained from foods such as Ghee, fish and vegetables.


Research


Amplification of mGlu5-endocannabinoid signaling rescues behavioral and synaptic deficits in a mouse model of adolescent and adult dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids imbalance

Energy-dense, yet nutritionally-poor food is a high-risk factor for mental health disorders. This is of particular concern during adolescence, a period often associated with increased consumption of low nutritional content food and higher prevalence of mental health disorders. Indeed, there is an urgent need to understand the mechanisms linking unhealthy diet and mental disorders. Deficiency in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs) is a hallmark of poor nutrition and mood disorders. Here, we developed a mouse model of n-3 PUFAs deficiency lasting from adolescence into adulthood. Starting nutritional deficits in dietary n-3 PUFAs during adolescence decreased n-3 PUFAs in both medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens, increased anxiety-like behavior and decreased cognitive function in adulthood. Importantly, we discovered that endocannabinoid/mGlu5-mediated long-term depression in the mPFC and accumbens was abolished in adult n-3-deficient mice. Additionally, mPFC NMDAR-dependent long-term potentiation was also lacking in the n-3-deficient group. Pharmacological enhancement of the mGlu5/eCB signaling complex, by positive allosteric modulation of mGlu5 or inhibition of endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylglycerol (2-AG) degradation, fully restored synaptic plasticity and normalized emotional and cognitive behaviors in malnourished adult mice. Our data support a model where nutrition is a key environmental factor influencing the working synaptic range into adulthood, long after the end of the perinatal period. These findings have important implications for the identification of nutritional risk factors for disease and design of new treatments for the behavioral deficits associated with nutritional n-3 PUFAs’ deficiency.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2017/06/20/JNEUROSCI.3516-16.2017

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