I was discussing growing cases of organ impairment in urban area. Like Kidney failure, liver damage and so on. And my friend Paramptap brought very critical point into discussion about importance of Vastu of the place!

In his own words:

Despite lot of people doing Yoga as activity, there particular diseases on rise, there is nothing wrong with Yoga but there is something off about how and where we live. In simple words “Not only you are what you do repeatedly, you are also where you live and breath repeatedly.”

Prana of local place play critical role. Not all infants born in same hospital are same forever! As they shift to their home, local environment play critical role in shaping their life.

GUT-Microbes are not only decided based on what you eat but also where you live!! Forest is the ideal place for child-development. No wonder why Gurukul were always in forest! Wild forest! For age 7 to 16, kids used to live in forest! Making of mighty population!


Microbiome differences between urban and rural populations start soon after birth

“We’ve always assumed that the microbiomes of  were the same everywhere, and that differences came later in life,” says senior author Silvia Turroni of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at the University of Bologna in Italy. “We were surprised to find that the microbiomes of infants living in rural areas were missing components that we have long believed were standard to all infant populations—especially that they were essentially devoid of Bifidobacterium.” Bifidobacterium dominates the microbiomes of Western infants and has been considered a key element to healthy growth and development.

Previous studies that have analyzed the microbiomes of rural, hunter-gatherer societies have generally compared them to distant urban populations in Europe or the United States. This study was unique in that it looked at rural and urban African people in the same geographic area. Urban populations in the study were drawn from four state capital cities in Nigeria and the national capital, Abuja.

“This research was specifically designed to fill in gaps of knowledge about the variation of the human gut , as well as the metabolome, in relation to subsistence patterns in geographically close populations,” says first author Funmilola Ayeni of the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

This study was also unique because it looked at both infant and adult microbiomes. For the purposes of this study, infants were defined as children up to age three. Unexpectedly, the investigators found that infants living in  had microbiome profiles that were overall more diverse and more like those of adults.

The rural people included in the study, an agricultural society called the Bassa, consume a diet consisting of tubers, grains, and leafy soups, as well as untreated water. The urban diet contained processed foods and treated water but had more elements of a traditional Nigerian diet than what is seen in Western countries. Rural infants were given foods other than breast milk at a younger age than urban infants were.

Although it is only one factor, diet is an important component affecting the makeup of the intestinal microbiota. The researchers found that the rural  had a higher level of certain bacterial species that are important for digesting fiber. In addition, when metabolites in the samples were analyzed, rural populations had lower levels of amino acids and biogenic amines, suggesting a lower consumption of protein.