• In This Issue
  • 1.Secrets of longevity
  • 2.Sun radiates health and happiness
  • 3.Good exercises and Bad exercises
  • 4.Constipation is the root of all diseases
  • 5.Noise is not just a nuisance; It’s a health hazard
  • 6.Mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking
  • 7.Medical errors cost 8.8 billion dollars and resulted in 238,337 preventable deaths in the U.S
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Perfect Digestion

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  • The four white poisons
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  • Peristalsis Activation Breathing
  • Emesis Therapy for Stomach Washing
  • Purgation Therapy for Colon Cleansing
  • Living Water and Dead Water
  • Active Air and Depleted Air

Sound Sleep

  • Sleep Position and Optimum Duration
  • Sleep Thieves
  • Sleep Diet
  • Alpha Sleep and Delta Sleep
  • Larks and Owls
  • Waking up without an Alarm Clock

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  • Plant Oestrogen and Plant Testosterone
  • Pelvic Strengthening Exercises
  • Perineum Strengthening Exercises
  • Urinary Sphincters Breathing
  • Helio Therapy
  • Bathing and Reproductive Energy
  • Innerwear and Reproductive Energy
  • Gold Jewellery and Reproductive Energy

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  • Vision Improvement Exercises
  • Hearing Improvement Exercises
  • Smell Improvement Exercises
  • Taste Improvement Exercises
  • Touch Improvement Exercises
  • Healing Breathing
  • Internal Organs and related Emotions
  • Internal Organs and nourishing foods
  • Lungs Breathing Exercise
  • Liver Breathing Exercise
  • Heart Breathing Exercise
  • Pancreas Breathing Exercise
  • Kidneys Breathing Exercise

Anger Management

  • Hemisphere Shift Technique
  • Symbolic Release Technique
  • Melatonin Secretion Technique
  • Deleting Unpleasant Experiences
  • Repairing Relationships
  • Identifying Inborn Characteristics

Stress Management

  • Stress Release Techniques
  • Positive Mental Attitude
  • Handling Matrimonial Worries
  • Handling Employment Worries
  • Handling Financial Worries

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Secrets of longevity

Life span is the maximum age livable for the species and it determined by the age of the oldest living member of that species. In the case of humans, that individual was Madame Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.

Studies on twins have established that 25% variation in human life span can be attributed to genes, whereas 75 percent could be attributed to several modifiable biological and behavioural factors. Furthermore studies have found that though there are many centenarians who are healthy, there is equal number of centenarians who live with chronic diseases but without suffering from disability.

It is estimated that there are nearly one million centenarians currently living in the world. 15% of them are men and 85% of them are women. Many of the centenarians lead, a fairly independent or minimally- assisted lives. Ralph Waldo McBurney, 105 years old published his autobiography in 2004 titled, ‘My first 100 years’. He runs his own business and drives his car. He regularly participates in 100-meter dash competition for seniors. “It is easy to earn gold medals when one has no competition in one’s age group,” he says jokingly. “I started to slow down in my late 80s,” he said. His slowed down activities includes walking a mile to his office daily, tending 100 colonies of bees and gardening.

Researchers who had studied Waldo and other active centenarians offer the following suggestions for those who would like to lead a long and independent life.

  1. Maintain the right weight: Extra weight puts strain on the pumping power of the heart, leading to heart ailments. Extra weight results in sedentary lifestyle leading to diabetes. Both shorten life.
  2. Eat less: Eat only when you are hungry and eat only that much to satisfy your hunger. Research on animals suggests that reduction in feed resulted in an increase of 40% in their life span.
  3. Lead an active life: Sedentary lifestyle is a major cause of diseases. Walk to office. Climb the stairs. Wash dishes. Clean the house. Weed the garden.
  4. Keep fit: Exercise regularly. There is no need to go to the gym. Just take up brisk walking or cycling or swimming. Switch on the music and start dancing.
  5. Manage stress: Stress releases the cortisol hormone constantly into the blood stream, which leads to cardio vascular ailments. Learn to manage stress. Have friends to talk to. Pray and worship. Learn to meditate. Read jokes. Smile and laugh often.
  6. Eat healthy diet: Include more veggies, fruits, seeds and nuts in your diet. Cut down on sugar and salt. Restrict meat diet to fish and fowl. Eliminate red meat.
  7. Be optimistic: Keep in mind that both sorrow and happiness never last forever. Whatever is the misfortune – death of a dear one, divorce, loss of job, loss of money – the impact will subside in course of time and it will pave way for a new beginning.
  8. Sleep well: Sound sleep rejuvenates both body and mind. Ensure a conducive environment of darkness and silence that gives you 8 hours of sound sleep.
  9. Stop smoking: It is the major cause of different types of cancer. Stopping smoking significantly reduces the risk of developing cancer.
  10. Maintain friendships: Loneliness leads to depression. Depression reduces immunity and increases the risk of ailments. Participate in parties, friendly gatherings and social meetings. It keeps you happy and healthy.

Sun radiates health and happiness

After showing the sun in adverse light for so many years accusing it of the source of cancer and cataract, scientists have now realised and acknowledged the vast benefits, sun radiates us with. People have realised that it is we who have invited skin cancer by damaging the protective ozone layer and by getting addicted to the false beauty concept than tanned skin is attractive and revealing dress is fashionable.

Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and strengthens bones, muscles and nerves. Vitamin D prevents the growth and spread of cancerous tumours and thereby can prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer etc. Whereas, low vitamin D levels, is associated with several diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis etc.

Sunlight increases the secretion of melatonin, a neurohormone produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin controls the circadian rhythm (body’s internal clock), regulates the ageing process, supplies natural antioxidants and in females regulates the menstrual cycles. Metaphysics believes that pineal gland is the seat of intuition, telepathy, extra-sensory perception, psychic powers and connects the body with the soul. The Indians worship the sun and their ritual is called Surya namaskar. The Chinese also worship the sun and their ritual is called Helio therapy.

Why are people afraid of the sun? Sun’s energy reaches us through UV (Ultra Violet) radiation. Because of the connection between UV radiation and skin cancer, people fear the sun to the extent that they deprive themselves of the benefits of the sun. The sun’s UV radiation is classified into UVA (Long wave, low intensity), UVB (Medium wave, moderate intensity) and UVC (Short wave, high intensity). Of these waves, the high intensity UVC is completely absorbed and the moderate intensity UVB is mostly absorbed by the stratospheric ozone layer. What reaches the earth is the low intensity long wave radiation.

Even the low intensity UVA radiation levels, depends on a number of factors. For instance, in summer months, the UV levels are higher when compared to winter. Around noon the UV levels are higher, since the sun’s rays has to travel the least distance, whereas early morning and late afternoon, the intensity is greatly reduced since the sun’s rays travels the atmosphere at an angle.

Though it has been established that extended exposure to bright sunlight can lead to skin cancer, not all people carry the same risk of developing skin cancer through exposure to sunlight. Incidence of skin cancer is much lower in dark skinned people, because in dark skinned people, the melanocyte cells are more evenly spread and produce more melanin that protects the skin from damage by UV radiation.

By following these simple safeguards, one can prevent developing skin cancer by exposure to sunlight.

  1. Never expose sensitive parts of the body such as chest, abdomen, bottoms and thighs.
  2. Avoid wearing revealing dress and wear dress made from tightly-woven fabric that blocks sunlight. The simple way to find if a fabric will protect your skin, is to hold it up the light. If you can see through it, forget it. Sunlight can penetrate it and UV radiation can penetrate the skin. Prefer the fabric that you cannot see through.
  3. Avoid being in the outdoors at noon, when the sun is at its peak and the sunrays are intense.
  4. Avoid looking at the sun directly between 10am and 4pm, especially if your eyes are hyper sensitive.

Good exercises and Bad exercises

The ironic death of Mr. James Fixx, the ‘Jogging Guru’ who had a heart attack and died while jogging, at the age of 52, raises once again the question whether exercise is good for us or bad for us.

Regular exercise improves physical fitness and health, strengthens immunity to diseases and helps prevent diabetes and heart ailments and improves mental health as well. So there is no doubt that exercise is good for us. But it depends on the type of exercises.

Generally, exercises are grouped into three categories, based on the effect they have on the body.

  1. Stretching exercises such as yoga, tai-chi, qi gong etc. improves the flexibility of the muscles and joints.
  2. Aerobic exercises(exercises that use oxygen as fuel to generate energy), such as brisk walking, cycling, swimming (low impact aerobic exercises) and jogging, dancing, playing tennis (high impact aerobic exercises) strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation, increases lung capacity and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  3. Anaerobic exercises (exercises that use fat as fuel to generate energy), such as push ups, sprinting, weightlifting, resistant training etc. helps build muscle mass, increases muscle strength, increases bone strength and boosts physical stamina and physical performance.

Who needs which exercises?

People who eat a healthy diet and lead an active lifestyle, stretching exercises are adequate to help maintain good health and right weight.

People who lead a sedentary lifestyle and people who cannot resist junk- food, are required to do some kind of aerobic exercises regularly, preferably daily. Whether to choose high impact aerobic- exercises or low impact aerobic- exercises, depends on one’s age, health, weight and objective.

People who need muscular strength like military, police and fire personnel, athletes, sportspeople, boxers and those who aim to participate in weight lifting competitions will benefit from anaerobic exercises.

Constipation is the root of all diseases

All traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine etc. consider constipation as the root of all diseases. Why? Nutrition from the diet is absorbed through the walls of the intestines and if the intestines are not clean, the nutrition is contaminated at the source itself. That’s why traditional medicines insists on cleaning the intestines, before starting any treatment. Western medicine has now acknowledged this fact and it terms it as toxemia.

Apart from being the source of all chronic diseases, constipation leads to colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum), the second major cause of death next to lung cancer. The standard treatment for colorectal cancer in western medicine is colostomy (removal of the cancerous part of the colon).

If one knows what is colostomy and what is the lifestyle of colostomates (people who had undergone colostomy), one would appreciate the importance of intestinal cleanliness and do whatever it takes to eliminate constipation.

Colostomy is a surgery where the healthy part of the colon is separated from the cancerous part of the colon and the healthy colon is attached to the external abdominal wall leaving the patient with an opening on the abdominal wall. After the surgery the faeces moves out of the body through this abdominal opening. Colostomates must wear a pouch to collect the faeces. The pouch must me emptied several times in a day and must be changed daily.

It is estimated that in U.S alone, there are already more than a million colostomates and additional 100,000 colostomies are performed every year.

Living a constipation-free life is the best safeguard against colorectal cancer and colostomy. Here are seven simple steps for maintaining a clean healthy colon.

  1. Eat a fiber-rich diet: A fiber-rich diet fills up the stomach with less quantity of food, leads to better absorption of nutrition from the food, ensures that the intestinal waste does not overstay in the intestines, provides adequate supply of minerals and vitamins and results in easy evacuation of intestinal waste without having to strain. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, brown rice, whole wheat flour are all good sources of fiber.
  2. Limit fat consumption: Fat needs more time to digest. It slows down the digestive process and intestinal movement leading to putrefaction of proteins and fermentation of carbohydrates. Body’s fat needs can be met by consuming nuts and seeds that are fiber-rich and reducing fat of animal origin.
  3. Lead an active lifestyle: Develop hobbies such as playing tennis, swimming, cycling etc. Prefer to climb the stairs to using the elevator; park the car farther away from your destination so that you could get a chance to walk.
  4. Exercise daily: It’s the stagnant water that stinks. Flowing water never stinks. Exercises not only keeps the body healthy, it keeps the mind cheerful. One need not go to the gym and exercise vigorously. The best exercise is brisk walking, maintaining a speed which is 20 percent faster than the normal speed.
  5. Limit alcohol intake: It’s a known fact that alcohol dehydrates. Alcohol consumption hardens the intestinal waste and makes bowel evacuation difficult and incomplete.
  6. Limit caffeine intake: Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, soft drinks and energy drinks leads to dehydration and hardens the stools making bowl evacuation difficult.
  7. Stop smoking: Tobacco contains a number of known carcinogens that first results in lung cancer and next results in colon caner. Quitting smoking or not smoking at all greatly reduces the risk of developing colon cancer.

Noise is not just a nuisance; It’s a health hazard

World Health Organization’s recognition of noise as a serious health hazard from that of a nuisance, is a healthy development. It will pave the way for the governments to legislate noise control measures to protect the noise victims just like the recent introduction of legislative measures to protect the passive smokers.

World Health Organization has identified the following as the main health risks of noise.

  • Pain and fatigue
  • Hearing impairment
  • Impact on social behaviour leading to aggressiveness, protest and helplessness
  • Interference in communication leading to misunderstandings and arguments
  • Sleep disturbance and its consequences
  • Negative impact on cardiovascular health
  • Hormonal changes and its impact on metabolism and immunity
  • Negative impact on performance in school affecting attention, memory, reading, problem solving etc.
  • Impact on mental health leading to irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, hysteria etc.

The NIOSH (U.S National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has recommended a maximum exposure limit of 85 decibels (85 dB) for 8 hours in a 24-hour day. The higher the decibels, the lower the recommended time-exposure. Higher decibels or higher exposure-time leads to hearing impairment.

Here is a list of activities and its respective sound levels. An increase of 10 decibels increases the impact of sound by ten fold. That means, in an office where normal conversations are permitted (60dB), the impact of sound is 100 fold compared to a quiet office (40dB).

Softest sound…….…………………………………………………………0
Normal breathing………..……………………………………….……..10
Whisper…………………………………………………………………..….20
Quiet library…………………………………………….……….…………33
Quiet office………………………………………….…………….……… .41
Rainfall…………………………….………………………….……….……50
Normal conversation……………………………….……………….. .60
Alarm clock, vacuum cleaner………….………………….……….74
Toilet Flushing………………………………………………………….75
Telephone…………………………………………………………………..80
Heavy vehicles…………………………………….……………….…….99
Crying baby……………………………………………………….……..110
Factory…………………………………………………………………..110
Stereo………………………………………………………………..…….112
Rock concert, ambulance siren …………………………………120
Power drill…………………………………………………………….…..130
Noisy toys………………………………………………………..………135
Fire alarm…………………………………………………………………140
Plane taking off…………………………………………………..…… .140
Jet taking off…………………………………………………….…… …150
Balloon pop……………………………………………….…………… .157
Rock band…………………………………….……………………… …160
Fire cracker……………………………………………..…..………… .162
Shot gun……………………………………………………………………170
Rocket launch………………… .……………………………………….180

Mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking

Dr. Vini Khurana, a leading neurosurgeon who has received 14 awards in the past 16 years and published more than 3 dozen scientific papers, reviewed more than one hundred studies on the effects of mobile phones and concluded that “there is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours.”

While earlier studies could not establish any connection between mobile phone radiation and brain tumour, how come Dr.Khurana has reached an opposite conclusion? It is a known fact that cancers take at least a decade to develop. Earlier studies did not include or included very few who had used mobile phones for more than 10 years.

Malignant brain tumours are life ending. “We are currently experiencing a relatively unchecked and dangerous situation,” says Dr.Khurana. Unless the industry and governments take immediate steps, the incidence of malignant brain tumours and associated death rate will be observed to rise globally. It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than smoking. This estimate is based on the fact that while one billion people now smoke, three billion people now use mobile phones. It is known fact that five million people die from smoking each year.

Research conducted on animals in different countries has established the following adverse effects of mobile phone radiation – Low fertility, reduction in attention and memory, increase in reaction time, leakage in blood-brain barrier, sleep disturbances, headache, ringing in the ears, hearing disturbances etc. The French Government has already warned against the use of mobile phones, especially by children. Germany has advised its people to minimise handset use. The European Environment Agency has called for exposure to mobile phones to be reduced. Follow these ten simple and easy-to-implement guidelines and you can reduce the risk of radiation from mobile phones significantly.

  1. Use your mobile phone, only when it is absolutely necessary.
  2. Set limits for the time spent on individual calls as well as for the total number of calls on the mobile phone.
  3. Prefer messaging to calling. It saves time as well as money.
  4. Avoid using the mobile phone when the signal is weak, as mobile phones shoot out more radiation to compensate for the weak signals.
  5. Avoid using the mobile phone, wherever a fixed line (land line) phone is available.
  6. Pregnant women and children must not use the mobile phone, except in emergencies.
  7. Keep the mobile phone and the antenna away from the body.
  8. Prefer a mobile phone that has the lowest radiation output.
  9. Prefer a mobile phone with a long talk time, as it has lower power emissions.
  10. Prefer a mobile phone with an inbuilt speaker phone.

    Medical errors cost 8.8 billion dollars and resulted in 238,337 preventable deaths in the U.S

    HealthGrades, a leading healthcare ratings organization, that provides ratings and profiles of hospitals and physicians to consumers and companies found that medical errors cost 8.8 billion dollars and resulted in 238,337 preventable deaths during 2004 to 2006.“While many U.S hospitals have taken extensive action to prevent medical errors, the prevalence of likely preventable patient safely incidents is taking a costly toll on our health care systems-in both lives and dollars,” said Dr.Samantha Collier, HealthGrades chief medical officer and the author of the study.HealthGrades applied the methodology developed by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify the incident rates of the following 16 patient-safety indicators.
        • Accidental puncture or laceration
        • Complications of anesthesia
        • Death in low-mortality
        • Bed sores
        • Failure to rescue
        • Foreign body left in during surgery
        • Iatrogenic pneumothorax
        • Selected infections due to medical care
        • Post-operative hemorrhage
        • Post-operative hip fracture
        • Post-operative metabolic derangement
        • Post-operative deep vein thrombosis
        • Post-operative respiratory failure
        • Post-operative sepsis
        • Post-operative abdominal wound
        • Transfusion reaction

    The study found that out of the 270,491 deaths occurred, 238,337 were potentially preventable. Though the overall death rate decreased, four indicators – post-operative respiratory failure, post-operative deep vein thrombosis, post-operative sepsis and post-operative abdominal wound separation/splitting had increased.

    HealthGrades is optimistic that zero-error is possible when there is a will to improve and implement new practices.