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

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HIGH fat diet => Eye degeneration
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Most critical organ of the body besides Heart is GUT and not brain! Sadly, we treat it like a gutter!

In past 5 years, I have shared almost 100 researches connecting GUT microbes with different bodily phenomenons.

This research is addition to it.

GUT Microbes affects major Eye diseases!

In Hindu Dharma, we worship two God(s) daily. Hanuman and Ganesh. They are always there in any temples.

They represent Muladhara. The Gut Protectors.


Research


Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

http://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/en/article/2016/11/15/microbes-in-your-gut-influence-major-eye-disease/
“Our study suggests that diets rich in fat alter the gut microbiome in a way that aggravates wet AMD, a vascular disease of the aging eye. Influencing the types of microbes that reside in your gut either through diet or by other means may thus affect the chances of developing AMD and progression of this blinding disease”, says Dr Sapieha. Professor Sapieha holds the Wolfe Professorship in Translational Vision Research and a Canada Research Chair in retinal cell biology. The study was funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and thr Fond de Recherche en Ophthalmologie de l’Université de Montreal.

True Patriot by Bhagwan Manu

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Word Patriot was popularized lately by American political think tanks.Americanism is a set of the United States patriotic values aimed at creating a collective American identity, and can be defined as “an articulation of the nation’s rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning”

Let us go beyond. For us, राष्ट्र भक्त is the real world as the culture or संस्कृति defines राष्ट्र and we राष्ट्र भक्त. Over and above patriotism that is vulnerable for hijack by political parties for petty short term political gains.

सच्चा देशभक्त by भगवान मनु

एतद्देश प्रसूतस्य सकाशादग्रजन्मना |
स्वं स्वं चरित्रं शिक्षेरन् पृथिव्यां सर्वमानवा: ||

“All people living on earth (prutivyaam sarva-manvaa-haa) should take lessons about living and building character from the ancestors who took birth in this land (Bharat Bhumi) and have always lead others by character.”

Are we true patriots? Do we lead life by our character? Manu, the supreme law-giver had stated very clearly that solution to world problems is two-fold. First, conduct of every Bharatiya should reflect character of Rishi & Veda. Second, character of us should be so high that people from other Nationa may draw inspiration from us. This makes it clear that there is an urgent necessity of presenting this definition of देशभक्त before the present Bharat-youth when the world is virtually sitting on the volcano of social and physical destruction.

Birth Season and Diseases Risk : Role of Marriage Muhurt

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Marriage dates

For Sanatana dharma followers, marriage is a sacred relation. It is not just for mutual enjoyment of husband and wife but to pass on torch from one generation to another so that future generations don’t live in misery.

We as a parents do so much future planning so that our kids don’t face financial troubles in life. To me, this is not needed at all as such protection will only make them weaker by each generation.

What is need of the hour then?

Better family planning. Not lust-driven accidental births but planned healthy birth. In our culture, marriages are often planned based on muhurt. Muhurt is decided based on Kundali of bride and groom. And best day from favorable season, possibly from हेमंत, शिशिर & वसंत season is decided. That day is day of celebration for family. It is actually a family planning day! But we ignore it and delay planning for few years!

Point here is: Muhurt and favorable season play critical role in health of upcoming generation. If you are planning for child, select proper day and season. If you are near tropical, हेमंत, शिशिर & वसंत are fine for you. As you move away from tropical region, towards north or south pole, adjust few months to summer and fall. But never lust-driven accidental planning.

Not only conception planning, it affects  mother-child duo all 9 months.

Here is the interesting research supporting role of season and possible disease risks.


Research


Uncovering exposures responsible for birth season – disease effects: a global study

https://academic.oup.com/jamia/article/doi/10.1093/jamia/ocx105/4265709/Uncovering-exposures-responsible-for-birth-season

It has becoming increasingly clear that prenatal and early childhood environmental exposures can affect one’s health in adulthood. However, studying these links poses special problems. “A conventional prospective study would be lengthy, costly, and above all else, unethical,” said study leader Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and in Columbia’s Data Science Institute, and a co-author of the paper. “But we can address these questions by analyzing health records, looking for connections between birth month — as a proxy for environmental exposures — and actual health outcomes.”

The study also demonstrated that the strongest factor in determining whether a child would later be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was not birth season. Rather, children who were younger than their peers at the time they were enrolled in school had a higher risk of ADHD, with an 18 percent difference in risk between the youngest and oldest children. While the findings of this study are similar to those of single-country studies, this is the first to investigate relative age and disease in multiple countries with four different school enrollment cutoff dates.

“Overall, our findings demonstrate the importance of environmental factors, including socio-environmental factors such as relative age, on the development of childhood diseases,” said Dr. Boland.

Excessive Screen Time : Invite Blood Clotting

Blood Clot TV

Physically passive but mentally over-active. That is the state of body when you spend time in front of screens. Not limited to TV, it covers all screen time. Mobile, Tablet, laptop. More vulnerable  for kids due to their body and mind in growing state.

When you are in front of virtual world, you not only view, listen or read the content, you also experience rapid emotional changes as per the content. Emotions impact body.


Research Items related to excessive mental activities and Blood clotting.


Risks for blood clot in a vein may rise with increased TV viewing

American Heart Association Meeting Report Poster Presentation S5169 – Session VA.APS.07

https://newsroom.heart.org/news/risks-for-blood-clot-in-a-vein-may-rise-with-increased-tv-viewing?preview=5b5e

Study Highlight:

  • Risk of blood clots in the leg veins or lungs was higher in those who reported watching TV “very often” compared with those who reported watching TV “never or seldom.”

“Think about how you can make the best use of your time to live a fuller and healthier life. You could put a treadmill or stationary bike in front of your TV and move while watching. Or you can delay watching TV by 30 minutes while you take a walk. If you must see your favorite show, tape it while you are out walking so you can watch it later, skipping the ads,” said Cushman, who is also the director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Each year, it is estimated that between 300,000 to 600,000 people in the U.S. develop venous thromboembolism, making it the most common vascular diagnosis after a heart attack or stroke. Although venous thromboembolism is more common in people 60 and older, it can occur at any age.

Besides avoiding prolonged TV watching, you can lower your risk of venous thromboembolism by maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active.

Excessive daily TV watching may increase risk of death

http://newsroom.heart.org/news/excessive-daily-tv-watching-may-increase-risk-of-death

A lung blood clot, known medically as a pulmonary embolism, usually begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis as a result of inactivity and slowed blood flow. If the clot breaks free, it can travel to a lung and become lodged in a small blood vessel, where it is especially dangerous.

From 1988 to 1990, Japanese researchers asked 86,024 participants, age 40-79, how many hours they spent watching TV. Over the next 19 years, 59 participants died of a pulmonary embolism.

Researchers found that compared to participants who watched TV less than 2.5 hours each day, deaths from a pulmonary embolism increased by:

  • 70 percent among those who watched TV from 2.5 to 4.9 hours
  • 40 percent for each additional 2 hours of daily TV watching; and
  • 2.5 times among those who watched TV 5 or more hours.

“Pulmonary embolism occurs at a lower rate in Japan than it does in Western countries, but it may be on the rise,” said Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., Ph.D., professor of public health at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and study corresponding author. “The Japanese people are increasingly adopting sedentary lifestyles, which we believe is putting them at increased risk.”

Anxiety Can Increase Blood Clotting and Heart Disease

https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/News/110_2008.html

People with anxiety disorders have a higher risk of developing and dying of heart disease. Scientists at the Clinic and Policlinic for Psychotherapy and the Institute of Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine may have discovered why this might be true.

Lead scientists, Franziska Geiser and Ursula Harbrecht studied the effects of anxiety on blood coagulation (thickening of the blood or clotting).

For those suffering from panic disorder or anxiety attacks, utter fear are all too well known. Some of the common symptoms of an anxiety attack include heart palpitations, sweating, and tremors. Although physical symptoms such as these are common in panic or anxiety attacks, the symptoms normally disappear once the anxiety attack is over. But does the fear actually cause physical symptoms which can be dangerous?

Our bodies have two distinct functions relating to blood clotting. The first, coagulation, thickens the blood to help form a plug over injuries to reduce the loss of blood. The second is fibrinolysis, which helps to break down clots to keep the blood fluid and moving through the body.

The research study found fibrinolysis to slow down and coagulation to increase during periods of high anxiety. In severe cases, this could cause blockage in the arteries leading to the heart. According to Franziska, this could explain why people with anxiety have a higher incidence rate of heart disease.

Psychological Impact of Having a Blood Clot

Psychological Impact of Having a Blood Clot

 

Smartphone Screen-Time and Sleep : Rapid Aging and shrinking childhood

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Less SLeep

More Whatsapp, mobile games, HotStar and what not! => Less Sleep (Even if you sleep, you don’t feel like coming out of bed, right? )

Less Sleep => silent poison, consuming body rapidly!! You will start feeling it once you cross 30!

Least bothered about friends of my age. They are almost on the verge of hitting middle life. Less chances of improvement unless there is strong will to live great life of 100 years!

I am worried about kids growing with screens. They will hit mid-life stress very early!!


Research


Direct Measurements of Smartphone Screen-Time: Relationships with Demographics and Sleep

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0165331

Abstract

Background

Smartphones are increasingly integrated into everyday life, but frequency of use has not yet been objectively measured and compared to demographics, health information, and in particular, sleep quality.

Aims

The aim of this study was to characterize smartphone use by measuring screen-time directly, determine factors that are associated with increased screen-time, and to test the hypothesis that increased screen-time is associated with poor sleep.

Methods

We performed a cross-sectional analysis in a subset of 653 participants enrolled in the Health eHeart Study, an internet-based longitudinal cohort study open to any interested adult (≥ 18 years). Smartphone screen-time (the number of minutes in each hour the screen was on) was measured continuously via smartphone application. For each participant, total and average screen-time were computed over 30-day windows. Average screen-time specifically during self-reported bedtime hours and sleeping period was also computed. Demographics, medical information, and sleep habits (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index–PSQI) were obtained by survey. Linear regression was used to obtain effect estimates.

Results

Total screen-time over 30 days was a median 38.4 hours (IQR 21.4 to 61.3) and average screen-time over 30 days was a median 3.7 minutes per hour (IQR 2.2 to 5.5). Younger age, self-reported race/ethnicity of Black and “Other” were associated with longer average screen-time after adjustment for potential confounders. Longer average screen-time was associated with shorter sleep duration and worse sleep-efficiency. Longer average screen-times during bedtime and the sleeping period were associated with poor sleep quality, decreased sleep efficiency, and longer sleep onset latency.

Conclusions

These findings on actual smartphone screen-time build upon prior work based on self-report and confirm that adults spend a substantial amount of time using their smartphones. Screen-time differs across age and race, but is similar across socio-economic strata suggesting that cultural factors may drive smartphone use. Screen-time is associated with poor sleep. These findings cannot support conclusions on causation. Effect-cause remains a possibility: poor sleep may lead to increased screen-time. However, exposure to smartphone screens, particularly around bedtime, may negatively impact sleep.

Toxic Advertisements and subtle memes

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There is recent ad by TATA sky where Mr. Bacchan is doing some nautanki. Funny, isn’t it?

I see two hidden messages behind the ad.

1) It is this medium (and entertainment industry at large) who is controlling us like puppets.
2) Puppets are reflection of the creators. All puppets look same except when they are dressed differently. Similarly, TV, mass entertainment, passive entertainment kills our uniqeness as an individual and slowly injects popular planned generalized views about life. (Check the video. All puppets look same as Puppeteer Bacchan)

🙂 Do we really want this to happen with our precious unique life? What about our children? Future of the world? Do we want them to live like puppets of establishment?

Think about it.

Btw, The Internet commands our attention with far greater insistence than our television or radio or morning newspaper ever did. Do not surrender! Go, meet two new social contacts in real world before making 10 new friends here! (y) 🙂

Do frequent self-check: Am I one of those puppet in TATA sky ad? If yes, it is time to switch off 🙂

Why addictions are never welcomed in धर्म framework?

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Why addictions are never welcomed in dharma framework (Society living life based on dharma). Dharma is not religion/sects.

Addictions fires neuronal network in one specific area (based on type of addiction) continuously.

Read this research to know more.

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The hippocampus — a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes — plays a major role in our everyday memory of events and of where and when they happen — for example remembering where we parked our car before going shopping.

This research has shown that a lack of restraint in the neural firing within the hippocampus disrupts hippocampus-dependent memory; in addition, such aberrant neuron firing within the hippocampus also disrupted attention — a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus.

Increased activity can be more detrimental than reduced activity


Research


Too much activity in one of the brain’s key memory regions is bad for your memory and attention

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/august/too-much-activity-in-one-of-the-brain’s-key-memory-regions-is-bad-for-your-memory-and-attention.aspx

The hippocampus — a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes — plays a major role in our everyday memory of events and of where and when they happen — for example remembering where we parked our car before going shopping.

This research has shown that a lack of restraint in the neural firing within the hippocampus disrupts hippocampus-dependent memory; in addition, such aberrant neuron firing within the hippocampus also disrupted attention — a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus.

Increased activity can be more detrimental than reduced activity

Dr Bast, said: “Our research carried out in rats highlights the importance of GABAergic inhibition within the hippocampus for memory performance and for attention. The finding that faulty inhibition disrupts memory suggests that memory depends on well-balanced neural activity within the hippocampus, with both too much and too little causing impairments. This is an important finding because traditionally, memory impairments have mainly been associated with reduced activity or lesions of the hippocampus.

“Our second important finding is that faulty inhibition leading to increased neural activity within the hippocampus disrupts attention, a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus, but depends on the prefrontal cortex. This probably reflects that there are very strong neuronal connections between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Our finding suggests that aberrant hippocampal activity has a knock-on effect on the prefrontal cortex, thereby disrupting attention.

“Overall, our new findings show that increased activity of a brain region, due to faulty inhibitory neurotransmission, can be more detrimental to cognitive function than reduced activity or a lesion. Increased activity within a brain region can disrupt not only the function of the region itself — in this case hippocampus-dependent memory — but also the function of other regions to which it is connected — in this case prefrontal cortex-dependent attention.”

Successful Grihasthi is critical for successful वानप्रस्थ

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50 to 75 is the age when successful गृहस्थ should leave personal life and get full time engaged with respective proclivity(Intellectuals become professors, administrators jump into politics, service class serve poor and business class running charity etc) based social service. Irony is, so called ambitious and inefficient youth starts their गृहस्थ life so late(in 30s) that they have to remain clung to personal life till 60s(till their children get settled). Due to poor personal lives of her citizens, Nation always remain in acute insufficiency of dedicated leaders(citizens retired in 50 to 75 is the age and dedicated to Nation). And same poor citizens in 60s, by repent, joins temple institutions for time pass activities…Grim.

How to change this? Encourage youth to get married at right age. Inspire successful गृहस्थs to leave family and devote time for Nation.

Interdependence vs Slavery

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Interdepdence

Dependency is an advantage that strengthens bonds & improves survival probability of group.

Modern life motivational speakers, self-help books, corporate training teach you to be independent! They demand you to live nuclear life! Against joint family! They brainwash you to rely on giants for food and other basic needs! Who cares about cobblers, farmers, potters? Get it directly from shelf! Who cares about the source?? Who cares if they are being exploited? Most tailors now work as salaried slave of big cloth brand giants! 2-3 decades back, they were enterprising! Having their own business! Now? Salaried slave! Same trend in all professions!

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And that is nothing but a grand illusion. While you ignore your local dependencies, you rely heavily on giant corporations! 🙂 Think about it!

Dependency is good. Revive culture of cobblers, potters and farmers. Or remain slave of giants by enjoying ‘being independent’ illusion! Ecosystem of healthy inter-dependence is the future need!

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Ignore acclimatization, invite trauma

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Childhood

Getting accustomed to high altitudes that is acclimatization is one of the most significant things when you are travelling to Ladakh or any high altitude terrain. Tourists and other visitors might suffer from headaches, dizziness and Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS without proper acclimatization.

Our children, born to this chaotic world, do need similar acclimatization period. First 6 years of life are naturally designed for local acclimatization at home.Learning customs, inviting and getting bath in local microbial seas, receiving lots of love from family members, neighbors and mother nature.

Instead, what do we do?

We bombard stress!

Don’t stress too much for first 6 years! Let them be in flow first!! Play – is the only activity they need! If they love singing, allow them to sing! Dance. If they really really really love alphabets, then only alphabets! No force, only flow!

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