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Walk before you sleep (die)

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Walking
Walking

It is mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts and proven in modern experiments that Vata (Vayu) type individuals will have maximum propensity for chronic diseases.

In ideal condition where air, water, food and social conditions are in great shape, humans start last phase of life around age 60. This is the age when body start experiencing Vata disorder.

Natural predominance of Vata over other dosha happen after we crosses 60. (Age 0 to 14 : Kapha, 14 to 60 : Pitta).

Unfortunately, due to life style, Vata becomes predominance in young age. So we see many in early 30s with VP Prakriti i.e. Vata heavy and PItta as secondary.VP Prakriti individuals have greater degree of Vata dosha so the individuals are more reactive to any kind of stimuli and prone to develop chronic stress leading to different kind of psychosomatic disorders.The reason for this could be that Pitta is responsible for intelligence and Vata is responsible for initiation and enthusiasm.
So to save our youth from diabetes, blood pressure and further complications, it is mandatory to engage them in exercise. It is very well defined in Ayurvedic text books that in advanced stage Prameha, exercises like physical exercise, wrestling, sports, riding elephant, horse and chariot, travelling on foot and moving around and also feats of archery are to be practiced. And since high calorie diet with no exercise is routine for many, they are prone to madhuprameha (Advance stage of prameha).

Read more in paper:


Research


Effect of walking (aerobic isotonic exercise) on physiological variants with special reference to Prameha (diabetes mellitus) as per Prakriti

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3456862/

Walking is an isotonic aerobic exercise and has been associated with reduced blood sugar level in diabetic patients and other physiological changes in observational studies. A study was conducted to determine the effect of isotonic aerobic exercise (walking) on blood sugar level and other important physiological parameters as per Prakriti. This study was carried out in Department of Kriya Sharira and Kayachikita, S. S. Hospital; Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU and some cases were enrolled from Kashi Mumukshu Bhawan, Assi, Varanasi. A total 83 (32 diabetic control and 51 diabetic exercise) diabetic cases were included with age ranging from 35 to 65 years during January 2009 to January 2011. Control cases enrolled in this study had not performed any exercise. The results of the study revealed that, there is a strong association in between Prakriti, Blood pressure and certain other Biochemical parameters.

Conclusions

The present work covered a study of 83 cases. Out of these 44 males, 39 females. In this research work, maximum number of cases 57 (68.67%) belonged to VataPiitaja (VP) Prakriti and minimum number of cases 8 (9.645%) belonged to Vata-Kaphaja Prakriti. Incidence of male patients was high. In nut shell, on the basis of the observations, it can be concluded that the systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, pulse pressure and respiratory rate are the specific responses that may have a strong association with the Prakriti of an individual at certain physiological conditions. Along with it, certain other biochemical parameters i.e., blood sugar level, lipid profile have shown strong association with Prakriti and walking in diabetic individuals. Vata–Piitaja (VP)Prakriti individuals have shown maximum response in the study. Certain other biochemical parameters i.e., blood sugar level, lipid profile have shown strong association with Prakriti and exercise. Walking is effective in maintenance of health, prevention of diseases like diabetes mellitus.

Science and Timing of Naming Ceremony

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Namakaran Science
Namakaran Science

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नामकरण विधि has many purposes. It is important to give name to Child based on his/her birth chart.

Modern Shakespearean morons will say you: “What is there in name?” but there is actually many things in name.

Today I would like to talk about purpose of name in medical examination.

नामकरण-संस्कार is a fifth Samskara in a raw. As per Rishi Parasara, 11 days after birth for Brahmana, 13 days after birth for Kshtriya, 15 days after birth for Vaishya and 30 days after month for Shudra is a purification period i.e. अशौच period. In modern medical parlance, this is the time, when newborn body flushes out meconium and amniotic fluid which it has consumed in womb. Once this is flushed out, sterile Gut is slowly getting colonized and actual digeston is getting activated. This takes time for different genetic constitution (Brahman, Kshtriya, Vaishya, Shudra).

Once digestion is properly activated, नामकरण is performed. Name is fixed based on Nakshtra and Birth Rashi. Seasons changes based on Samkranti of the Sun. Based on the time of conception and season at that time and location of the birth, Rashi is decided. Name indicates mental and physical constitution of the Child.

So when you go to true Ayurvedacharya at any point of time in your life, based on your name, he will perceive your Prakriti. And all subsequent observations are based on first observation.

There are other benefits too of having proper name (Some other time, some other post) but it is good to follow this practice and name your child as per Rashi.

Bottled Water and Hormonal rage

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Estrogen epidemic

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So when you aboard a train or a bus or go on long drive, you prefer to carry bottled water with you. This relatively new habit (20-25 years old in society.) started becoming norm in last decade. Recent research  identified some 24,520 different chemicals present in the tested water. Some of them hampering hormonal balance. Great, right? Buy hormonal imbalance in name of pure water with 300% oxygen rich!

Remember one thing, never get blindfolded by technology. 🙂 Be sensitive for life style. Rely on natural source, as much as possible.

Some dots to connect:

  1. Ever wondered why children in elite class grow abnormally faster and reach puberty early?
  2. Ever wondered why in general, there is estrogen rage? Early puberty for girls, girlish men and abnormal sexual inclination?

Following researches are the answer.


Research


http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0072472

Identification of Putative Steroid Receptor Antagonists in Bottled Water: Combining Bioassays and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are man-made compounds interfering with hormone signaling and thereby adversely affecting human health. Recent reports provide evidence for the presence of EDCs in commercially available bottled water, including steroid receptor agonists and antagonists. However, since these findings are based on biological data the causative chemicals remain unidentified and, therefore, inaccessible for toxicological evaluation. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the antiestrogenic and antiandrogenic activity of bottled water and to identify the causative steroid receptor antagonists. We evaluated the antiestrogenic and antiandrogenic activity of 18 bottled water products in reporter gene assays for human estrogen receptor alpha and androgen receptor. Using nontarget high-resolution mass spectrometry (LTQ-Orbitrap Velos), we acquired corresponding analytical data. We combined the biological and chemical information to determine the exact mass of the tentative steroid receptor antagonist. Further MSn experiments elucidated the molecule’s structure and enabled its identification. We detected significant antiestrogenicity in 13 of 18 products. 16 samples were antiandrogenic inhibiting the androgen receptor by up to 90%. Nontarget chemical analysis revealed that out of 24520 candidates present in bottled water one was consistently correlated with the antagonistic activity. By combining experimental and in silico MSn data we identified this compound as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF). We confirmed the identity and biological activity of DEHF and additional isomers of dioctyl fumarate and maleate using authentic standards. Since DEHF is antiestrogenic but not antiandrogenic we conclude that additional, yet unidentified EDCs must contribute to the antagonistic effect of bottled water. Applying a novel approach to combine biological and chemical analysis this is the first study to identify so far unknown EDCs in bottled water. Notably, dioctyl fumarates and maleates have been overlooked by science and regulation to date. This illustrates the need to identify novel toxicologically relevant compounds to establish a more holistic picture of the human exposome.

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Estrogens in a Bottle?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2702426/

Much of our exposure to endocrine disruptors occurs through what we eat and drink—in some cases, chemicals such as plasticizers may have migrated from food or beverage packaging. The possibility that these chemicals end up in commonly consumed beverages was the focus of two recent European studies that found evidence of estrogenic activity in mineral water. Both studies focused on the estrogenic potential of mineral water bottled in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, the material constituting most convenience−size beverage bottles sold in the United States today.

In the first study, published in the March 2009 International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, a recombinant yeast−based in vitro assay was used to assess estrogenic activity in 30 PET−bottled mineral water samples. Ninety percent of the samples tested negative for estrogenic activity. Of the remaining samples, most showed measurements corresponding to a range of 14–23 ng/L estradiol equivalents—similar to the estrogen burden posed by treated drinking water derived from groundwater and river water (15 and 17 ng/L estradiol equivalents, respectively).

Of the estrogen−positive samples, authors Barbara Pinto and Daniela Reali, investigators in the University of Pisa Department of Experimental Pathology, say the water may have been contaminated at its source, during processing, or after bottling. They cite several studies showing that suboptimal storage conditions—such as prolonged exposure to sunlight and high temperatures—can cause leaching of chemicals from PET bottles into fluid contents, and point out that “cell toxicity was observed for water samples of the same lot of three different brands purchased from the same retailer.”

 

 

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

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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.

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