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Con Cough Syrup : Ban on popular syrup, too risky for children

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I was recently listening well-known pediatrician’s lectures (DR Yashwant amdekar from Mumbai). In one of the lectures, he said “Cough syrup is useless. It never works.”

Now, there is circular by The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine, well-known cough syrup, to children!

Sharing old note on different but most abused cough syrup i.e. Dextromethorphan

Cough is Nature’s mechanism to expel what is not meant to be in our lungs. So must we suppress a cough? No! (Except certain conditions) I will share here in future, cough management in children.

PS: Dextromethorphan and codeine, both are antitussive (cough suppressant) drugs but different. Ban is on codeine. However, Dextromethorphan is also ineffective and mere placebo.

Cough Syrup?
Cough Syrup?

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is most abused drug for dry nocturnal cough in pediatric patients in india and usa as per my pediatrics friends. It is one of the active ingredients in many over-the-counter cold and cough medicines, including generic labels and store brands, Benylin DM, Mucinex DM, Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, TheraFlu, and others.

Recent (7 years old! 🙂 ) study paper was discussed in pediatrics conference last week by top pediatricians of the Nation. And I feel it as a welcome sign when my ped doc friends are discussing and sincerely thinking to replace Dextromethorphan by honey. I appreciate their brave baby step.

So many future kids will receive true form healing without side effects of idiotic chemical pharma medicines!

They were stunned when I shared with them that 1 year or more old honey will act like a magic pill! 🙂. They never heard of potency date of the medicine. They were taught expiry dates only 🙂.


Research


 

AAP Report Says Codeine Too Risky For Kids, Urges Restrictions on Use

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Report-Says-Codeine-Too-Risky-For-Kids-Urges-Restrictions-on-Use.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine to children, calling for more education about its risks and restrictions on its use in patients under age 18. A new AAP clinical report in the October 2016 issue of Pediatrics, “Codeine: Time to Say `No,’” cites continued use of the drug in pediatric settings despite growing evidence linking the common painkiller to life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions.

An opioid drug used for decades in prescription pain medicines and over-the-counter cough formulas, codeine is converted by the liver into morphine. Because of genetic variability in how quickly an individual’s body breaks down the drug, it provides inadequate relief for some patients while having too strong an effect on others.  Certain individuals, especially children and those with obstructive sleep apnea, are “ultra-rapid metabolizers” and may experience severely slowed breathing rates or even die after taking standard doses of codeine.

 

Codeine: Time To Say “No”

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/09/15/peds.2016-2396

Codeine has been prescribed to pediatric patients for many decades as both an analgesic and an antitussive agent. Codeine is a prodrug with little inherent pharmacologic activity and must be metabolized in the liver into morphine, which is responsible for codeine’s analgesic effects. However, there is substantial genetic variability in the activity of the responsible hepatic enzyme, CYP2D6, and, as a consequence, individual patient response to codeine varies from no effect to high sensitivity. Drug surveillance has documented the occurrence of unanticipated respiratory depression and death after receiving codeine in children, many of whom have been shown to be ultrarapid metabolizers. Patients with documented or suspected obstructive sleep apnea appear to be at particular risk because of opioid sensitivity, compounding the danger among rapid metabolizers in this group. Recently, various organizations and regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organization, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the European Medicines Agency, have promulgated stern warnings regarding the occurrence of adverse effects of codeine in children. These and other groups have or are considering a declaration of a contraindication for the use of codeine for children as either an analgesic or an antitussive. Additional clinical research must extend the understanding of the risks and benefits of both opioid and nonopioid alternatives for orally administered, effective agents for acute and chronic pain.

Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18056558

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To compare the effects of a single nocturnal dose of buckwheat honey or honey-flavored dextromethorphan (DM) with no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood upper respiratory tract infections.

DESIGN:

A survey was administered to parents on 2 consecutive days, first on the day of presentation when no medication had been given the prior evening and then the next day when honey, honey-flavored DM, or no treatment had been given prior to bedtime according to a partially double-blinded randomization scheme.

SETTING:

A single, outpatient, general pediatric practice.

PARTICIPANTS:

One hundred five children aged 2 to 18 years with upper respiratory tract infections, nocturnal symptoms, and illness duration of 7 days or less.

INTERVENTION:

A single dose of buckwheat honey, honey-flavored DM, or no treatment administered 30 minutes prior to bedtime.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Cough frequency, cough severity, bothersome nature of cough, and child and parent sleep quality.

RESULTS:

Significant differences in symptom improvement were detected between treatment groups, with honey consistently scoring the best and no treatment scoring the worst. In paired comparisons, honey was significantly superior to no treatment for cough frequency and the combined score, but DM was not better than no treatment for any outcome. Comparison of honey with DM revealed no significant differences.

CONCLUSIONS:

In a comparison of honey, DM, and no treatment, parents rated honey most favorably for symptomatic relief of their child’s nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty due to upper respiratory tract infection. Honey may be a preferable treatment for the cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood upper respiratory tract infection.

Unrest, Civil War and Child Development

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Unrest and Child Development
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War and Children
War and Children

http://www.thirdwarworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/9037702-1.jpg

Unrest is a vicious circle. The moment it is triggered, it becomes out of control. Unrest is not ordinary chaos but planned or designed chaos in 21st century. Had it been natural chaos, mother nature would equip us with remedies and combat plan for sure. But since 21st century unrest is man-made, we have no option but to suffer the consequences. Or we can act to curb the unrest.

From Syria to Surat (Patidar Andolan), man-made unrest are designed by twisting economic opportunities for the mass. First, Village level Swaraj is compromised and then when the mass becomes slaves of the system, pull out their livelihood. That is what happened in Syria. 6 years of drought (Thanks to climate change actions by fellow-moron humans) and mindless cash-crops for a decade, created a situation that people start fighting with each other.

Do we realize the consequences?

The unrest society becomes breeding ground of socially retarded next generation. Unforeseen future led by mentally unstable (either weak or aggressive) generations.

Here is the case study of pregnant mothers in the vicinity of falling World Trade Center on 9/11.

‘We found an apparent association between maternal
exposure to the WTC disaster and IUGR, suggesting that
this event had a detrimental impact on exposed pregnancies.
This may have been mediated through exposure to PAH or particulate
matter. A number of other birth outcomes, however,
did not differ between the cohorts. Possible long-term effects
on infant development are unclear and will require continuing
follow-up”

Take control of your living. Emerge as strong community. At least when you have pregnancies and infants at home, select peaceful community.


Research


Unrest Impact on children
Unrest Impact on children

https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display.files/fileID/13165

Why only desi cow ghee?

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krishna-as-damodar-with-his-mother-yasoda-churning-butter

Fact: 1 year or more years old ghee is potent medicine (So take it as medicinal quantity and not in large quantity).

Doubt : Which breed’s ghee? Can buffalo ghee or Jersey cow ghee give same results?

Some procedural facts about ghee:

1) Ghee should be from desi breed Bos Inducus
2) Milk should be procured as per ethics of worship*
3) Ghee should be prepared using traditional manthan method (Majority of pure ghee claimers prepare it using fat separation method)
4) Ghee should be prepared before sunrise by human interventions (without automatic machines)
5) Ghee should be preserved in dark area of home in chini mitti bottle or glass bottle (Good is glass is non-transparent like many modern pharma drugs come in)

Last two points also applies to Jaggery preservation.

Why not Buffalo ghee or Jersey ghee?

1) Spiritual reason:

General tendency of Buffalo or Jersey cow is Tamasik in nature. Milk procured from them too carry their subtle nature. Tamasik tendency cannot cure any sickness. It is devoid of Prana shakti.

Buffalo is exception in some cases as in few ayurvedic texts buffalo milk is prescribed as medicine but not buffalo ghee.

2) Physiological reason:

Protein in Jersey milk is A1. It is now well-established fact that A1 milk is not good to consume for humans. Besides, Jersey cow gives amaple amount of milk so nutritional density in milk is lower than Desi Cow breed (and so prana shakti is also divided).

Buffalo milk’s fat is not digestible i.e. long chain fatty acids. So ghee is difficult to digest. Person with Pitta tendency also feel hard to digest. In sickness, digestion power is at lowest level.

Desi Gau mata as hump which helps to convert Prana shakti from the Sun and instill it in her prasad (mutra, gobar, milk). One of the fundamental reason of quick healing is : Prana shakti.

Buffalo and Jersey lacks this. So devoid of Prana shakti.

More potent prana shakti attracts more pro-biotics to colonized in old ghee. When you take them as medicine, it can heal the cell-level metabolism as well as organ-level metabolism.

****Ethics of worship Gau mata: Do not treat her as milk machine. Only take excess milk once calves are satiated. Do not force artificial pregnancies. Do not force hormones to increase milk yield. Do not keep them in prison. They must graze daily in jungle or Gauchar.

You may digest the buffalo ghee but the amount of Prana you lose is difficult to replenish by ordinary humans. So what happens?

Early aging.

Dharmic living : Penultimate prevention of illnesses

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Dharma and immunity
Dharma and immunity

Strong immune system does not mean lack of sickness but lack of prolonged symptoms of sickness and quick restoration.

Quick restoration is needed because one can not perform worldly duties under pain.

Only way to avoid sickness is to avoid planting seeds of sickness by performing actions/thoughts against your innate nature.

Entire world is now running after immune system. Eat this and eat that. Why? We are taught that the immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.

Can immune system really protect us?

No. They are actually cleaning staff in the body that are acting against imbalanced state and purging outcomes of diseases. Sickness was present since long, sprouted out of actions and thoughts against the nature of the body.

Immune system is working to reduce your pain/दुःख and attain सुख again so that you can perform duties. Because everyone’s righteous contribution is important for maintaining world order.

So who actually can protect us?

No one but self.

धर्मार्थकाममोक्षाणां शरीरं साधनं यतः।

Perform your duties and earn dharma, artha, kaam, moksha as per nature and constitution of your existence. Righteous actions will make sure that your existence is protected. Unless there is bad karma effect stored from previous birth.

Sickness takes birth from inappropriate actions and thoughts. Avoid them and follow your duties towards the world.

Desi Cow Ghee, Omega-3 and Cancer protection

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Ghee to fight cancer
Ghee to fight cancer

If I say “Omega-3 Fatty Acids cures cancer”, our so called rational and educated mind will appreciate feat of the modern science and start googling about ‘Source for Omega-3″ 😀.

But if I say that “Ghee Prepared using manual churning method from the ethically procured milk of Desi Gau mata” can cure any disease, same arrogant educated mind will either make fun of the fact or ignore it as bigoted view! 😀

Tumors are called ‘Arbuda’ in Ayurveda. Desi Gau mata’s milk, ghee, mutra and gobar is primary treatment for any form of ‘Arbuda’. We don’t really need complex “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” complex science. Mother helps to cure is a common sense for those who live in the laps of the nature.

Take that! Respect your roots! Invest time and wealth in protecting Desi Gau. Have her prasad as medicine, be healthy forever (Y).

Thanks to Modern Medicine for fear mongering about ghee and modern dairy for looting wealth from villages, society’s intake of ghee is reduced drastically in past 30 years. This is the same period, cancer and heart cases have increased.


How exactly it works?

Gobar represents and is full of Apana Prana. It helps body to eliminate toxic waste/junk DNAs and cleanse Prana-flows.

Urine/Mutra is Ganga Jal. It has quality to balance tridosha. So further damage is paused.

Ghee is full of omega-3. As per below research, it improves quality and treatment of cancer patients. It actually helps in rejuvenation.


Research


Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Improve Treatment and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

http://www.nutritioncare.org/Press_Room/2015/Omega-3_Fatty_Acids_May_Help_Improve_Treatment_and_Quality_of_Life_in_Cancer_Patients/

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

The study, published today in the OnlineFirst version of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), the research journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), examined 50 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Patients were given 1,000 mg of gemcitabine weekly followed by up to 100 g of omega-3 rich lipid emulsion for three weeks followed by a rest week. This was continued for up to six cycles, progression, unacceptable toxicity, patient request, or death.

The study found evidence of activity in response and disease stabilization rates, reduction in liver metastasis volume, and improved quality of life scores in this group of patients.

While this is the first study to use omega-3 fatty acids with a chemotherapy agent in a cancer setting, the researchers believe the results are encouraging enough to warrant further investigation in a randomized phase III trial.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061595/

Docosahexaenoic acid content is significantly higher in ghrita prepared by traditional Ayurvedic method

Background:

Ghee (clarified butter) also known as ghrita, has been utilized for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Ghee is mostly prepared by traditional method in Indian households or by direct cream method at industry level. Ayurvedic classics mention that ghrita made from cow milk is superior. However, there is no scientific comparison available on preparation methods and essential fatty acids content of ghrita.

Objective:

To investigate fatty acid composition of ghrita prepared by traditional/Ayurvedic method and commercial method (direct cream method).

Materials and Methods:

Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) extracted from ghrita samples were analysed on Gas Chromatography (GC) Shimadzu B using capillary column BPX70 (0.32 mm*60 m, ID of 0.25 mm). The fatty acids in the samples were identified by comparing peaks with the external standard 68A (Nu-Chek-Prep, Inc.USA). Significant differences between the experimental groups were assessed by analysis of variance.

Results:

Distribution of fatty acids was compared in ghrita samples prepared by traditional method and direct cream method which is commercially used. Saturated fatty acids were predominant in both the groups. Mono unsaturated fatty acids and poly unsaturated fatty acids were in the range of 17-18% and 3-6% respectively. DHA content was significantly higher in ghee prepared by traditional method using curd starter fermentation.

Conclusion:

The findings suggested that ghrita prepared by traditional ayurvedic methods contains higher amount of DHA; Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is a major component of retinal and brain tissues and remains important in prevention of various diseases.

The eternal thread Sanatana Dharma : From Africa to Polynesia

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Recently, there was a news about Migrants from India settled in Australia 4,000 years ago before Captain Cook’s arrival

There are new evidences arriving on surface everyday, proving eternity of Sanatana Dharma (Eternal civilization, centered in Bharat).

I would like to add two more examples here from old notes.

African roots of Sanskrit
African roots of Sanskrit

One friend asked me, how old our civilization is.

I replied: नित्य. It is eternal. There is no beginning and no end. Dharma based civilization resurfaces, time to time at different places of our Earth, based on locals urge to live perfect life (विजिगीषु वृति).

For example, there are striking similarities observed in archeological surveys across world with common denominator as ‘Bharatiya Samskruti’. The similarity in the word usages & customs of distant regions and of remote ages amuse researchers at peak. Affinity of language among people geographically and chronologically remote from each other is vital indicator of नित्य धर्म संस्कृति (Eternal Dharma based civilization).

Let us explore Bharat-African affinity.

Naming of places is done based on common sense, signifying local importance. For example, प्रयाग i.e. Place of sacrifice. In interior of Africa, you find many towns, hills having Sanskrit names but having no significant meaning in local African language. In all parts of world, original names of the places reasonably carry significant meaning but with lapse of time, name and meaning get corrupted. Here is the case when names carry Sanskrit legacy with meanings derived based on Sanskrit roots.

Here are some names:

Jonkakonda
Tendiconda
Kootkunda
Tattikonda
Baraconda
Seesekund
Tambakunda
Mariancounda
Tandacunda
Fatteconda
Mauraconda
On this class of names, observe common suffix i.e Konda. Etymologically konda means hill and such terminations are common in Bharat and are always associated with Hill or immediate vicinity of the hill. Some popular names in Bharat are: Golakonda fort, Gurramkonda, Ganeshcund,Kailkunda,Miconda. In fact, there is one language called Konda-Dora spoken in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Orissa by about 28,000 people [1].

Tambakunda is is the largest city in eastern Senegal, 250 miles (400 km) southeast of Dakar, and is the Regional capital of the province of the same name. Its estimated population in 2007 was 78,800. [2]. We have Tambacherry, Tamaracherry, Tambah names in Bharat. Tamba means copper as per my knowledge.

Some more names from African land:

Bishna (Vishnu?)
Kirisnani (Krishna?)
Soomma (Soma?)
Comba (Kumbh?)
Samegona (Sami – Parvati, Gonda – Hill)
Siwah (Shiva?)
Reference: The Asiatic Journal Vol 4 pg 325-327, it is analysis of Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior of Africa book [3].

[1] http://www.omniglot.com/writing/konda.htm

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tambacounda

[3] http://books.google.co.in/books?id=57ezpMULMugC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

polynesian body work
polynesian body work

Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language, culture and beliefs.Historically, they were experienced sailors and used stars to navigate during the night.

Late P. Mitra of Calcutta university’s research unravelled influence of Bharat on such a distant islands.

Facts:

[1] Physical appearance of Polynesians resemble more to Indians than that of the people neighbouring islands.
[2] Language has closer affinity to the language of Indian tribes like the Mundas and the Santhals.
[3] Hula dance of Hawaai and Shiva dance of Samoa are similar to folk dances of Bengal
[4] According to subject matter experts, some of the staple foods and animals have roots in India.
[5] Polynesians believe in Cosmic Egg and World as branches of a tree having roots in this cosmic Egg as described in Bhagwad Gita

 

Boring (Karna Vedha) : Fashion vs Sanskar, Science

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Karna Vedha Sanskar vs mindless fashion
Karna Vedha Sanskar vs mindless fashion

Boring of different limbs for wearing ornaments is considered savage habit by our modern, educated intellectuals.

Some of us, predominantly metro youth, bore different limbs as a fashion. Almost without any reason. Mindlessly. Anywhere on the body. And these youth go to fashion stylist for piercing, who has no knowledge of physiology and anatomy of human body. Who hardly take care of cleanliness? This mindless fashion invites skin reaction like issues.

कर्णवेधसंस्कार, it is not only one of the important 16 samskar ritual but also important preventive care.

Not all limbs randomly, but for us, specifically boring ears is an important ritual, irrespective of gender, caste and status. An experienced surgeon who is a specialist and who has studied the treatises of Charak and Sushrut is invited to this Samskara vidhi. In the morning, after bathing and getting child dresses with clothes and ornaments, the mother brought the child to yajna shala. A sacred fire ceremony is performed with holy hymns, then surgeon pierces the right ear first by reciting the vedic hymns. Same is followed for left ear. Surgeon physician then inserts thin gold wire in the freshly pierced ears to prevent the holes from closing up. He also applies healing ointments to the ears. Piercing should be able pass through sun rays from it.

Shushrut says: “Ears of a child should be bored for protection from unimagined mid-life diseases and decoration.
He again explicitly prescribes the boring of ears for preventing hydrocele and hernia (अन्त्रवृद्धिः).

शङ्कोपरि च कर्णान्ते त्यक्त्वा यत्नेन सेवनीयम् ।
व्यत्यासाद्वा शिरां विध्येदन्त्रवृद्धि निवृत्तये ॥

Btw, in modern medicine, there is no specific reason given as root cause of hernia. They give random excuses and guess work. Approximately five million Americans have hernias. Overall, About 25% of males and 2% of females develop inguinal hernias; this is the most common hernia in males and females.

And yet, we are happy to blindly accept medications from modern medicines but foolishly ignore preventive care suggested by local sharir shashtra.
It is also unfortunate that this Samskar, like other rituals, has become mechanical process and so those who are performing it also doing it mindlessly.

If you are an educated doctor, surgeon specifically, take up this as research work and re-establish this ritual back in our society in the interest of National good health.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency, GUT and Muladhara

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Yesterday was harsh day of this season. Heavy rain, humid, and extreme heat. My friend and I, working on critical task, felt exhausted. Dehydrated.

Friend suggested :”I think it is again Vitamin B12 deficiency! I think I will need injections again!”

I wondered. How a simple season driven exhaustion is turned into deficiency! 🙁

There were two things at play for both of us. 1) Stress induced non-healthy GUT 2) lack of healthy food for days.

Solution is to take rest. Worship Ganesha and eat healthy season driven food!

 

B12 Eyewash
B12 Eyewash

Modern medicine has reduced wholesome food into supplement status symbols.

Oh, B12 ? Take injections!
Oh Vit A? Take this supplement!

This is nothing but eyewash. Unless we correct our GUT, there is no hope for malnutrition.Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet.

Gut Health
Gut Health

One person might have stronger nerves than another because she has a better stock of vitamin B–producing bacteria. Another person might be able to deal easily with bit of bread mold eaten by mistake. Yet another might have a tendency to gain weight because the “chubby” bacteria in his gut feed him a bit too willingly. Science is just beginning to understand that each of us is an entire ecosystem.

You take all costly B-12 injections or Vitamin A supplement or Vitamin C but if your GUT is not healthy, they are garbage and will be purged within 72 hrs via urine and stool!

There is no shortcut for healthy life. Stop nonsensical torture on body first. Stop all processed acidic food so that bacteria have chance to get flourished in you GUT. Then stop stressful events in life. Late night parties, tongue-lust driven non-seasonal food – stop it if you really want your B12 injections to work.

Above all physical nutrition, health is all mental. To correct your mental stress and linked sick GUT, this is best season. गणपति is protector of GUT. As per Tantra-Shashtra, गणपति lives in Muladhara, an energy center near GUT. It is your mind that helps प्राणमय शरीर (cellular intelligence) to form health अन्नमय शरीर (physical body) (Do not ask proof. Modern proof-based science cannot swim in this sea of knowledge at this moment). Experiment! Does not matter if you are an atheist! Or follow any other religion. गणपति is eternal, beyond religious boundaries.

Worship and surrender to गणपति. That is the beginning of the yearly healthy GUT.

ॐ गणेशाय नमः |

Muladhara Protector
Muladhara Protector

Research


Bacteria as vitamin suppliers to their host: a gut microbiota perspective.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22940212

Food-related lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as well as human gut commensals such as bifidobacteria can de novo synthesize and supply vitamins. This is important since humans lack the biosynthetic capacity for most vitamins and these must thus be provided exogenously. Although vitamins are present in a variety of foods, deficiencies still occur, mainly due to malnutrition as a result of insufficient food intake and because of poor eating habits. Fermented milks with high levels of B-group vitamins (such as folate and riboflavin) can be produced by LAB-promoted and possibly bifidobacteria-promoted biosynthesis. Moreover, certain strains of LAB produce the complex vitamin cobalamin (or vitamin B12). In this review, fermented foods with elevated levels of B-group vitamins produced by LAB used as starter cultures will be covered. In addition, genetic abilities for vitamin biosynthesis by selected human gut commensals will be discussed.

Vitamin B12 synthesis by human small intestinal bacteria.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7354869

In man, physiological amounts of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) are absorbed by the intrinsic factor mediated mechanism exclusively in the ileum. Human faeces contain appreciable quantities of vitamin B12 or vitamin B12-like material presumably produced by bacteria in the colon, but this is unavailable to the non-coprophagic individual. However, the human small intestine also often harbours a considerable microflora and this is even more extensive in apparently healthy southern Indian subjects. We now show that at least two groups of organisms in the small bowel, Pseudomonas and Klebsiella sp., may synthesise significant amounts of the vitamin.

Effects of Gut Microbes on Nutrient Absorption and Energy Regulation

Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet. The composition of the gut microbiota has been shown to differ between lean and obese humans and mice; however, the specific roles that individual gut microbes play in energy harvest remain uncertain. The gut microbiota may also influence the development of conditions characterized by chronic low-level inflammation, such as obesity, through systemic exposure to bacterial lipopolysaccharide derived from the gut microbiota. In this review, the role of the gut microbiota in energy harvest and fat storage is explored, as well as differences in the microbiota in obesity and undernutrition.

 

Pitru Paksha : The ultimate and madatory give back

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In consumer society, mass-attitude is to consume. Giving back is mere show off business organized by some charity organizations.

We consume all natural resources at rocket speed without ever engaging in giving back. This is fundamental root cause of all our personal miseries. It is also reason behind imbalance we see in our environment. Of course, mother takes care of balance but you cannot predict her method. It can be natural calamity or your death.

Life lived for self, without giving back is life wasted. Do not waste your life. Start giving back to nature. Stop using non-sustainable life style. Step by step, mold your life in such a way that you reduce consuming (Thief as per Bhagwad Gita) attitude of self and other family members.

The Theif
The Thief

Download poster here

Deva, Rishi and Pitru – they all without any order sustain our existence and provides ample opportunities/hints for self-realization. We are indebted to them. So in response, those who only consume these opportunities/hints/material for sensual gratification and never show respect/gratitude/reverence for them, are thieves.

We owe this body to our parents and all ancestors. It is they who have fostered us by being a instrumental in this great grand game called Samsar. Our knowledge or perceptions are due to fine tuned support of Rishi Gana (Senses). Devas provides us sharir to perform duties.

In short, body, senses, mind, intellect – they are not ours, these came from the world. Utilizing someone’s gifts for personal worldly pleasures lead us to bondage. To break this bondage, it is necessary to utilize this body in service of the world.

To reduce the debt of the Pitru, we perform tarpana. To sacrifice legacy desires, we perform pitru yajna.

Tarpanam
Tarpanam

Pitru Tarpana is one critical ritual. When it is not performed, karmic debt is kept increasing. Bondage becomes stronger. This lead to miseries of the life.

What a blunder, we commit when we regard the objects, such as the body etc., as ours!

Can we change them, as we desire?

Can we possess them as long as we desire?

Can we maintain them, and carry them with us?

Avoid blunders. 😀

Begin your spiritual journey by thanking pitru(s).

Malala and others : Products of Western Icon Producing Factory

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Latest West promoted Icon
Latest West promoted Icon

Nov 22, 2015: “I relate to Indian culture the most”: Malala Yousafzai

Sept 06, 2016: “”The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights… They should live free of fear and repression,” Malala said.


Surprised, right? How come her stand changed within one year? 🙂 Was it her opinion or she was groomed to spread opinions based on changing geopolitical landscape?

Ever wondered why suddenly icons like Malala rise to the fame? Why? Vested interests?

Western corporate/govt(s) knows very well: “How to use the opportunity?” and “How to fool the world by exploiting popular sentiment?”

They also know, how to create opportunity. Was this deliberate opportunity created? Not sure. May be genuine but the way event is received, I smell it differently.

But I will use this opportunity to share something from history 🙂 so that we can understand why Malala is glorified and how geopolitics and business opportunities are served by these popped-icons.

Read this to understand show business of social icons.

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Show business of illnesses
Show business of illnesses

Here is something from the past.

When society or Nation is paralyzed by show off and glaring entertainment industry, it is very easy to deceive them.

Here are two examples showing how diseases are glorified and hype is created about them.
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First example is about Catherine Variety Sheridan.
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Entertainment industry has only one purpose – sell themselves. In 1928, great depression was the theme. So in the winter of 1928, with the city teetering on the abyss of the Depression, a drama was planned by a group of men in show business—producers, directors, actors, entertainers, and film-theater owners—the Variety Club of Boston.

Drama goes like this:

A woman had abandoned her child at the doorstep of the Sheridan Square Film Theater. A note pinned on the child read:

“Please take care of my baby. Her name is Catherine. I can no longer take care of her. I have eight others. My husband is out of work. She was born on Thanksgiving Day. I have always heard of the goodness of show business and I pray to God that you will look out for her.”

The cinematic melodrama of the episode, and the heartfelt appeal to the “goodness of show business,” made a deep impression on public psyche. The Catherine Sheridan story was widely reported in the press and brought more media exposure to the club than its members had ever envisioned.

Classic example of exploiting sentimental genes of mass! Club gained their much needed publicity in depression era! Post world war, movie making became boom industry and the club had a great time seducing people by entertainment.
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Another example is: The Jimmy Fund
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Same variety club and cancer researcher Farber, in 1948, felt that Cancer needs more publicity. They started search for Cancer Mascot. Task was difficult because cancer treated children were all dehydrated and nauseated from chemotherapy. Children barely able to hold their heads and bodies upright, let alone be paraded publicly as optimistic mascots for cancer treatment. Looking frantically through the patient lists, Farber found Einar Gustafson who was not suffering from cancer!! Einar was rechristened as Jimmy. Jimmy was aired on Radio in then Oprah type talk show.

Broadcast lasted eight minutes. Jimmy spoke twelve sentences and sang one song. The word swell was used five times. Little was said of Jimmy’s cancer! Rest of the time was given to Baseball superstars whom Jimmy dreamt of meeting personally.
The public response was staggering. Flood of money! Flood of publicity!
A disease needed to be transformed politically before it could be transformed scientifically. And that is how we are still introduced to new illnesses.

So when you next time see Aamir Khan or Salman Khan talking about social welfare, do not pay much attention. They are paid to promote issues. They are paid to deceive you and gain sympathies. We don’t need Bollywood to teach us charity lessons. It is common sense. It is public sense.

Courtesy: Book Emperor of all maladies by Siddharth Mukherjee discussed show business of diseases in one the chapters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jimmy_Fund

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variety,_the_Children%27s_Charity

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