What more proofs and positive points you need to realize value of joint family system? Living in like-minded community, where joint family is smallest possible unity, you not only live life stress-free, you also grow kids strong and healthy.
Thanks to our brainwashed generation, now more and more married couple wish to live life separately. For them, parents are burden and they can’t really adjust with cousins and siblings. 12 mental stools are doing their job.
शोकः क्रोधश्च लोभश्च कामो मोहः परासुता।
ईर्ष्या मानो विचिकित्सा कृपासूया जुगुप्सता॥
द्वादश्ौते बुद्धिनाशहेतवो मानसा मलाः।
– इति कालिकापुराणे १८ अध्यायः
These mental stools are in base of any modern disease. Joint family system can keep check on them. In turn, it will help to live stress-free healthy life.
Besides mental check by elderly in family, joint family system serve whole gamut of pro-life bio-markers to all in family, legacy of past 7 generations, strengthening immune system far better than living in nuclear setup.
Read on the research.
Larger Families Reduce Cancer Risk
Families with many children have a lower risk of cancer. Greater family size reduces the risk not only in women but also in men, a global study using data from 178 countries by the University of Zurich and the Adelaide Medical School has found.
Correlation between family size and cancer risk
The study suggests that family size, as determined by the number of children born to a mother during her lifetime, and size of household have a strong negative correlation with the incidence of all cancer types, independent of the person’s age. The larger the family, the less frequently certain types of cancer occur, including brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovarian colorectal and cervical cancers as well as melanoma. The protective effects of family size are stronger for males than for females.
It has been known before that female-specific cancers such as breast or ovarian cancer depend on the number of pregnancies – the more pregnancies a woman has had, the less likely she is to develop cancer. Surprisingly, this new study shows the protective effects of family size on cancer incidence were even greater among men than among women and a large number of non-reproduction-related cancers are involved.
Protective aspects of family life
The fact that cancer risk among men depends on their partners’ fertility and on household size might seem remarkable, but it can be explained. Family life, though it can be stressful in some ways, creates a special emotional environment which can have a positive effect on the overall resistance to diseases – and thus also protects family members from developing cancer.
Humans have been adapting to living in classical family structures, i.e. two parents and children, for some four million years. The practice of collaborative parenting, where both the father and the mother participate in child care, has been one of the first specifically human traits to evolve. The study now suggests that family members supporting each other in keeping a healthy lifestyle may also provide protection against cancer.