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Why Do I Like The Kyani Health Triangle?

  • Posted on October 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

 

 

Kyani Triangle Of Health


Someone sent me the following article in the email today. As I was reading it I realized it is all wonderful to know about all these benefits but how do I get this into my body every single day? And then I realized that the Kyani Health Triangle makes it so easy to take it all in one ounce. However, variety is the spice of life and we can still include all these other vegetables and fruits mentioned in the article when we cook ourselves. What I have found in using the Kyani Triangle of Health is I don’t crave for any junk food and being diabetic, I am able to stick to my portion size which is crucial for a diabetic. Additionally, I have found that my body has become more limber and I am able to do yoga which I could not do for almost 3 years.

 

 

HOW DOES OUR BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK?

 

The immune system is one of the most incredible features of the human body and it is important we do everything we can to look after it. It protects us from millions of microbes and bacteria which would otherwise invade our body and destroy it from the inside. It also heals cuts, expels infections and helps us process food by eliminating the bad bacteria that the body doesn’t need. We don’t have to do anything special to eliminate these harmful elements, because the immune system works around the clock to do it for us.



What Is The Immune System?

The immune system is an extremely complicated mix of cells, organs and tissues that interact with each other to expel harmful pathogens and other foreign substances from the body. It also helps remove byproducts of cell activity and destroys infected cells. Many different parts of the body contribute to the immune system, including the spleen, the lymph nodes, white blood cells, antibodies and bone marrow, and the interactions are so complex it is virtually impossible to understand them all.

Many of the best indicators we have of the power of the immune system are displayed when it fails us, in even the smallest way. Just one missed bacteria can cause the body to fall ill or infected. If the immune system was not working at all, then we would develop problems every second, we would contract food poisoning every time we ate and countless issues from the air that we breathe. Without it, we would not last very long at all.

 
How Can You Protect Your Immune System?
 

There are a number of ways you can protect your immune system, and many of them relate to lifestyle choices as well as diet. Smoking, excessive drinking and sleep deprivation can all lower our body’s defenses so they should be avoided, and you should take steps to avoid infection by sanitizing your hands when you touch food or dirty surfaces. This will help ensure that the immune system isn’t given extra, unnecessary work to do, and minimizes the likelihood of harmful bacteria finding their way through your defenses.

There are, however, a number of foods we can add to our diet which can help boost the immune system’s ability to do its job. Here are ten of the very best:

 
1. Citrus Fruits


As mentioned earlier, white blood cells are one of the key components of the immune system. They are one of the body’s main defenses against infection and invasion, so the body needs to have enough at all times. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, and citrus fruits are packed full of it. Your body neither produces vitamin C itself, or stores reserves of it for future use, which means you constantly have to top up. Daily intake of citrus fruit is one of the best ways you can do this, and they are so versatile, it’s possible to squeeze them into nearly every meal, or juice them into a drink.


2. Red Bell Peppers


Speaking of vitamin C, one of the best ways you can add some more to your diet is via Red Bell Peppers. In fact, while citrus fruit are the more widely recognized provider of this key compound, red peppers actually contain twice as much vitamin C than a lemon or orange, pound for pound. Adding red bell peppers to your stir fries and sandwiches are a great way of boosting your immune system.

 
3. Spinach


Spinach contains a number of compounds which can promote a healthy immune system, including beta-carotene and numerous antioxidants that help prevent cell damage inside the body, which is one of the immune system’s most important jobs. It is another great provider of vitamin C, although you should try to eat fresh and raw if possible to ensure you benefit from all its nutrients. After all, Popeye eats it straight out of a can and how often have you seen him complain that he has the flu?


4. Yogurt


Yogurts can be a useful immune system booster and you try and buy ones which have ‘live and active cultures’ written on the labels. Research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that these living organisms (or ‘friendly bacteria) can stimulate your immune system to help fight disease. Yogurt also contains plenty of Vitamin D, which has more recently been found to play an important role in the promotion of a healthy immune system. 

5. Almonds


 

Vitamin E is sometimes overlooked in comparison to vitamin C, but it also plays an important role in the promotion of a healthy immune system because it is another powerful antioxidant. All nuts are full of vitamin E, but almonds are a particularly great source – just half a cup will provide pretty much all of your recommended daily amount. Keep a bag of trail mix handy and eating even a handful a day can make a difference.

  

6. Garlic


Garlic is used everywhere and with good reason. Not only is it a tasty addition to any dish, it is also an absolute goldmine of health benefits. Its success in fighting infections has been recognized for many centuries, and it seems it can help your immune system as well. It is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and a natural detoxicant – all of which make it a fantastic ally of your immune system.

 
7. Turmeric


Joining garlic as a super food with multiple health benefits is turmeric. Its bright yellow color is provided by high concentrations of curcumin, which is a natural anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the cause of many of the most chronic and harmful diseases that can effect you, and turmeric is a great way to supercharge your immune system’s defenses against them. It helps that it’s delicious too!

 
8. Broccoli


Broccoli provides your body with a war chest of essential vitamins that it can use in combination to fight disease and infection. It contains an abundance of vitamins A, C and E as well as a number of antioxidants, all best preserved if you cook it as little as possible (much like spinach) so try not to boil it into oblivion. Lightly steaming or roasting them is a much better option, unless you don’t mind eating them raw.

 
9. Ginger


 

Like garlic, ginger has been used as a healer by many cultures going back centuries. The primary reason for this is its key component gingerol, which can help control the growth of numerous bacteria and nasty microbes. This means it provides an effective fillip for your body’s defense mechanisms against infection and disease.

10. Green Tea


 

Both green and black tea are key providers of flavanoids, another of nature’s most effective antioxidants. However, green tea gets a second check mark for being packed full of another powerful antioxidant – epigallocatetchin gallate, more commonly shortened to EGCG. EGCG present in black tea is destroyed during fermentation but green tea is steamed during production, so levels of this helpful compound are maintained. As an additional bonus, it also contains L-theanine, a product which helps produce germ fighting mechanisms with the body. It’s great for the immune system, although it does contain caffeine so don’t drink gallons of it.

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Modern Life Doesn’t Have To Be Stressful!

  • Posted on September 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something that could make life better? That could help you feel less tired, less stressed, and more satisfied with life?

The Kyani Health Triangle has proven to give the gift of better hearts, minds, sleep, energy, and to ultimately provide you with that better life. Featuring scientifically designed and tested supplementation, Kyani products aren’t just for long-term benefits–the Kyani Health Triangle can help you start feeling more in control of your life NOW!

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Definiteness Of Purpose Is The Sail That Reaches You To Your Destination Safely

  • Posted on September 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm

The word Dharma has many meanings if you look up the word in the Sanskrit dictionary. :)

It means one’s nature, religion, law, attributes, good works, conduct, etc. One of the many meanings for dharma is also ‘duty’.

Abandoning all dharma/duties does not mean that one should not perform their duties. As explained in the commentary given below one maybe confused as to what action to perform and which not to. As a general rule of thumb, we have been given a mind to think. And as Napoleon Hill has said,we must always have a ‘definiteness of purpose’ in life and choose actions that are beneficial to oneself and others. Otherwise, like a ship without a sail keeps drifting without actually reaching the destination, we also would be simply drifting in life. We should also have the ‘sail’ of an aim in life that keeps us mentally healthy and productive and helps us reach our destination safely. And that destination is to merge with the Lord.

https://journeygita.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/bhagavad-gita-verse-66-chapter-18/

It is said that this shloka 66 from Chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita, containing the sum and substance of the entire Gita, is the one “take home message” for any student who feels bewildered or overwhelmed with the teaching. There are four parts to the shloka. The first part instructs the seeker to abandon all of their duties. Let us look at this deeper meaning since we should not take it literally. This means that Shri Krishna wants the seeker to stop analyzing which actions they should stop performing, which actions should they continue pursuing and which new actions should they take up. They should simply stop worrying about all these questions.

So then, what should the seeker do? The second part of the shloka gives the answer – take refuge in Ishvara alone. All our thoughts, words, actions, feelings, everything should be dedicated towards Ishvara. By doing so, we will automatically arrive at the answers to our questions regarding what to do and what not to do. When we eat our food by first offering it to Ishvara, we will automatically stop eating food that is not appropriate. When we offer all of our actions to Ishvara, we will not perform any illegal or unethical actions. Everything will automatically fall into place.

What is the result of taking refuge in Ishvara? The third part of the shloka assures the seeker that they will be liberated from all of their paapa, their sins. Sins in this context refers to the bondage of actions caused by our ego. If we perform all actions in service to Ishvara, and accept any success or failure as a gift from Ishvara, we will never harbour any worry or anxiety about the past or future. We will simple continue to fill our time in relentless service to Ishvara. Ultimately, we will reach a stage where our mind is purified of all selfishness, leading to the fourth part of the shloka, complete freedom from sorrow.

Shri Krishna ends this shloka with the words “do not grieve”. It is said that with this shloka,  the core teaching of the Gita is complete, since the teaching was begun with a view to eliminate the cause of Arjuna’s sorrow, which is his ignorance of his true nature as the self.

RIGHT THINKING

  • Posted on September 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

RIGHT THINKING

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As I was reading the several causes of failure in Napoleon Hill’s book

“Think Your Way To Wealth,” I couldn’t help remembering the shlokas in Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 6, shlokas 5 and 6.

The points he listed are worth noting down as guidance to conquering the mind. Being successful in life is crucial to achieving happiness in this world as well as the ‘other’ world, meaning in the ‘life after death.’

In Lalita Sahasranama, the 764th name is “svargApavargada”. Da means giver. She gives svarga and apavargA meaning she gives us heaven and leads the way to it. Chanting the Lalita Sahasranama protects us and She makes sure that we lead a righteous and dharmic life in fulfilling our 4 goals in life which is dharma, artha, kama and moksha – dharma, wealth, desires, and liberation.

By knowing the causes of failure we can make every disciplined effort to avoid them. Success consciousness gives immunity to all forms of defeat.

 

 

MAJOR CAUSES OF
FAILURE

  1. The habit of drifting through life without a major definiteness of purpose. This is one of the causes of failure that leads to other causes of failure.
  2. Unfavorable hereditary physical foundation at birth. This is the only cause of failure that cannot be eliminated.
  3. The habit of meddlesome curiosity in other peoples affairs through which time and energy are wasted.
  4. Inadequate preparation for work which one engages in especially inadequate schooling.
  5. Lack of self discipline generally manifesting itself through excessive eating, drinking intoxicating beverages and sex.
  6. Indifference towards opportunities and self advancement.
  7. Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity.
  8. Ill health often due to wrong thinking, improper diet and exercise.
  9. Unfavorable environmental influences during early childhood.
  10. Lack of persistence in carrying through to a finish that which one starts due to a main the lack of a definite purpose and self discipline.
  11. The habit of maintaining a negative mental attitude in connection with life generally.
  12. Lack of control over the emotions through controlled habits.
  13. The desire for something for nothing usually expressed through gambling and more offensive habits of dishonesty.
  14. Indecision and indefiniteness.
  15. One or more of the seven basic fears.
    1. Poverty,
    2. Criticism
    3. Ill health
    4. Loss of love,
    5. Old age
    6. Loss of liberty
    7. Death
  16. Wrong selection of a mate in marriage
  17. Over caution in business and occupational relationships
  18. Excess tendency towards chance
  19. Wrong choice of associates in business or occupational work
  20. Wrong choice of a vocation or total neglect to make a choice.
  21. Lack of concentration leading to dissipation of time and energy.
  22. The habit of indiscriminate spending without a budget control over income and expenditure.
  23. Failure to budget and use time properly.
  24. Lack of controlled enthusiasm
  25. Intolerance. A closed mind based particularly on ignorance and prejudice regarding religion, politics and economics.
  26. Failure to cooperate with others in a spirit of harmony
  27. Craving for power or wealth not earned nor based on merit.
  28. Lack of a spirit of loyalty where loyalty is due.
  29. Egotism and vanity not under control.
  30. Exaggerated selfishness
  31. The habit of forming opinions and building plans without basing them on known facts.
  32. Lack of vision and imagination.
  33. Failure of forming opinions and building plans without basing them on known facts.
  34. Failure to make master mind alliance with those of education, experiences and native ability are needed.
  35. Failure to recognize the existence of and means of adapting oneself to the forces of infinite intelligence.
  36. Profanity of speech reflected as it does evidence of an unclean and undisciplined mind and an inadequat3 vocabulary.
  37. Speaking before thinking, talking too much
  38. Covetousness – revenge and greed
  39. The habit of procrastination often based on plain laziness but generally the lack of a definite major purpose
  40. Speak slanderously of other people with or without cause.
  41. Ignorance of the nature of the purpose or power of thought and lack of knowledge of the principles and operation of the mind
  42. Lack of personal initiative due in the main to the lack of a definite major purpose.
  43. Lack of Self reliance due also to absence of obsessive motive of a definite major purpose.
  44. Lack of a pleasing personality.
  45. Lack of faith in oneself in the future and one’s fellow men.
  46. Failure to develop the power of will, voluntary controlled habits of thought.

And Many more….the first and last of these causes control all the causes except one.

 

 


 

Review Of Kyani Products

  • Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Kyani Products

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE

I have a Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology and 6 years of research experience in Immunology where I worked on the effect of various chemicals on the production of Nitirc Oxide on T-cells and also researched the topic of Nitric Oxide and Diabetes. However, I didn’t really understand the symptoms of Diabetes until I got it myself.

It is important for people with Diabetes to stay informed and motivated about managing their Diabetes.  Yes, we go for our three month checkups with our Endocrinologist, but really they do not have the time nor understanding to listen to our challenges or our mindsets in controlling our sugar levels. Many doctors do not talk about any alternative medicine options because they are trained mainly in traditional allopathic medicine. Allopathic medicines are not totally free of ‘side effects’ except that their effects have been clinically observed in double blind studies and noted. So, as patients it becomes our own responsibility to do our own due diligence and find solutions to our own unique problems since every diabetic have their own varied issues. When we do, the doctor is simply happy to find that we have good control over our sugar levels and simply say, “I don’t know what it is you are doing, but whatever it is, continue whatever you are doing. J

Intake of allopathic medicines for one thing only treats the symptoms and also causes side effects, which takes its toll over a period of time. Diabetes is considered a silent killer and can lead to various complications leading to a very poor life style if not managed and controlled. It is a 24/7 job that requires a lot of discipline and forethought.

Some of the dreadful complications are loss of vision, kidney function or neuropathy and loss of limbs due to amputation because of poor circulation. Nitric Oxide, which is a free radical gas in the blood that is a powerful regulator of circulation (an important endogenous vasodilator) and neuro transmitter, helps in the  processing of nerve signals. L-arginine, one of 20 amino acids that make up proteins, is the only amino acid that generates significant amounts of NO. (Ref: http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/burkearchive/summary.pdf)

I have had Diabetes for 15 years. With Diabetes being a metabolic disorder, I realized the importance of food and exercise in the management of Diabetes. As a result, over the years in the past 15 years, I have been trying various supplements to compliment my treatment. Recently, I came across a suite of products sold by Kyani, which has been well researched and packaged, to give the benefit of a variety of over 20 super foods and trace minerals, Nitric Oxide and Omega 3. They have carefully selected the best of the best super foods providing a complete nutritional spectrum, combining it with other products like the NitroFX which is a proprietary blend of Noni concentrate, which has proven to increase the production of Nitric Oxide. It repairs, defends, and maintains every cell of the body. Nitro Xtreme which has a few additional ingredients such as CoQ10, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium and Niacin gives increased energy, physical stamina and mental clarity.

Their 3rd product which is called Kyani Sunset contains lipid-soluble elements, that maximizes the bio-availability of these nutrients by increasing its absorption. It contains Omega 3s obtained from the wild Alaskan sockeye salmon which is the purest source in the world. It is a proprietary combination of Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin D and I love this product since I could see improved ‘cognitive’ functions – an important benefit for the aging population. It also encourages healthy skin and hair. One of the side effects of prolonged intake of insulin is hair loss or an indirect consequence of having Diabetes.

 

 

Diabetes not only is a ‘silent killer’ but also causes a lot of damage to other organs, if not controlled. The body is after all a vehicle of the soul! And just like we take all the precautionary measures to service the car to give us good mileage, it is equally important to give all the Nutrition and service our body needs daily to maintain healthy sugar levels so we get more mileage out of it. I am a firm believer in supplements in controlling my Diabetes and having experienced the benefits from a few samples I already tried, I highly recommend Kyani products because of the careful scientific studies done in preparing it.

 

All Kinds Of Wealth Is Your Birth Right

  • Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:23 am

 

Living life without a goal is meaningless. Talk to any successful person and you will hear them say that they found no enthusiasm to live when they had no goal to strive for. Majority of the people who live their lives without thinking much, and live just to eat, play and sleep, live aimlessly. As a result they have not much successful achievements to show in their lives. Good health, wealth, happiness and peace are our birth right!

We are essentially born to live out our dreams in the attainment of our desires. We come into this world with a blue print of our desires. So it makes sense to examine our desires to make sure they are in accordance with dharma, in that we do not intrude in the rights of others and fulfill our own desires while abiding by the rules of conduct of right behavior.

India is the country that has given out the knowledge of the mantras to the world. It is said in Sanskrit, the language of the Gods, “Mananaat traayate iti mantraha.” Mantra is that which protects you when you chant it mindfully.

Mantras are not only just sounds that create certain beneficial sound waves, when chanted in a certain way, having a profound effect on our body and mind, but they have certain profound meanings as well. These Sanskrit words are inviting certain material and spiritual gains from the ether or the subconscious mind or the universal mind – call it what you may. By praying for those traits or attributes and material gains we are elevating ourselves from the beastly to human to the divine status gradually. How so? Try it for yourself and experience the changes in your personality which becomes soft, refined, compassionate and divine.

That which you think of, you become; As A ManThinketh, so is he! So in Indian religion, we worship idols who have the qualities that we adore. As my Guru once said, “in India we worship God 365 days because we have the custom of celebrating festivals every day to different Gods.”

August 28th is the day we worship Lakshmi to ward off eight kinds of hardships in our lives. She drives away the three sufferings of restlessness, worry and depression. The word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksya”, meaning ‘aim’ or ‘goal’, and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.

There is a world of information on the internet, so I am just giving a few references through hyperlinking the information found on other sites for further reading if it interests you.

The Lakshmi Form:

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands represent the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, “kama” or desires, “artha” or wealth, and “moksha” or liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, suggesting that those who worship her gain wealth. She always wears gold embroidered red clothes. Red symbolizes activity and the golden lining indicates prosperity. Lakshmi is the active energy of Vishnu, and also appears as Lakshmi-Narayan – Lakshmi accompanying Vishnu.

Two elephants are often shown standing next to the goddess and spraying water. This denotes that ceaseless effort, in accordance with one’s dharma and governed by wisdom and purity, leads to both material and spiritual prosperity.

Lakshmi is commonly known as Goddess of wealth.  Wealth is not only the money.  Tradition and values of life is also wealth.  Our family and progress is also wealth.  Our belongings such as land, properties, animals, grains, etc as well as virtues like patience, persistence, purity etc in the form of character are nothing but our wealth and so also glory or victory.  Thus this eightfold  Sri  Lakshmi is known as Sri Ashta Lakshmi. 

Mother Lakshmi is the source and provider of the following enumerated well-known sixteen types of wealth and many more.  (1) Fame (2) Knowledge (3) Courage and Strength (4) Victory (5) Good Children (6) Valour (7) Gold and other gross properties (8) Grains in abundance (9) Happiness (10) Bliss (11) Intelligence (12) Beauty (13) Higher Aim, High Thinking and Higher Meditation too (14) Morality and Ethics (15) Good Health (16) Long Life.  Let us glance upon the glory of mother Ashta Lakshmi’s individual nature and forms…… Read More

 

 

 

 

AMAZING GRACE

  • Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

The other day I was reading a book written by Caroline Myss and she says there is always grace around you. You just need to have the vision to recognize it. The Universe always responds to your cry for help through people or serendipitous circumstances.

As I was thinking of this I found that I am blessed with incredibly amazing grace! Over the weekend I travelled 56 miles visiting a friend. I was feeling uneasy before I started my journey as I felt like something ‘untoward’ was going to happen. I sometimes get this feeling just before driving which makes me feel very uneasy. Life goes on, no matter what. So I pushed away the thought and went about my way.

It was a Sunday and a very hot day. The amazing thing was that I must have driven 60-70 miles that day but it was only when I was a mile away from my home on my return that the timer belt of my van broke when I had just stopped at a traffic light right in front of a very familiar gas station. I walked into the gas station and sought the help of the attendant there to push the van into his parking lot to get back to it the next day since it was a Sunday and no mechanic was working that day. My son-in-law and daughter lived a mile down the road and I called them for a ride home and everything for the moment seemed okay.

Reflecting back, I escaped the hot sun by not being stranded midway which would have made it a longer wait. The belt could have broken while driving and the car could have gotten into a major accident. It is just amazing grace that I reached home safely.

I prefer to live life as though everything is a miracle!

HABITS THAT LEAD TO KIDNEY FAILURE

  • Posted on June 23, 2015 at 3:28 am

Kidney disease is one of the costliest illnesses in the world and managing kidney disease is very expensive.

Each year, lots of people die of kidney disease all over the world, and the number of people suffering from chronic renal failure, and need dialysis or kidney transplantation to stay alive keep increasing.

Statistics have it that, worldwide, more than millions patients are waiting for kidney transplants, but only a few thousands will receive transplants because of shortage of suitable organ donors.

Patients usually felt surprised when they are diagnosed of Kidney Failure.

Experts have found the explanation from your daily life habits.

Here are the top habits which lead to your kidney failure:

1. Not emptying your bladder early:  Maintaining a full bladder for a long time is a quick way of causing bladder damage. That the urine stays in the bladder for a long time can cause the bacteria breeding in urine to multiply quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to ureter and kidneys, the bacteria can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infection, and then nephritis, even Uremia.

So, no matter how busy you are, remember to drink a lot of water and urinate regularly. Once you form the habit of holding back urine, it will ultimately damage your kidneys.

2. Not drinking enough water: The main functions of the kidneys are to regulate erythrocyte balances and eliminate metabolic wastes in urine. If we do not drink enough water, the blood will be concentrated and the blood flow to the kidney will not be adequate, thus the function of eliminating toxins in from blood will be impaired.

 3. Taking too much salt: 95% sodium we consume through food is metabolized by the kidneys. Exceeding the salt intake will make the kidneys work harder to excrete the excess salt and can lead to decreased kidney function. This excess sodium will cause water retention, causing edema. Edema usually elevates blood pressure and increases the risk of developing kidney disease. The daily salt intake should be controlled within 6g per day.

4. Not treating common infections quickly and properly: Common infections, such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, common cold etc, usually triggers or aggravates kidney damage. They do this by causing an acute attack of acute glomerulonephritis or chronic nephritis. So, you will see that people who get kidney disease for the first time or whose illness condition becomes worse usually present in hospitals with a history of cold or sore throat.

If after having cold, symptoms like blood in urine, swelling, headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, poor appetite appear, you should consult your doctor immediately, to assess your kidney functions, and start treatment if compromised.

5. Eating too much meat: Eating too much meat and protein can increase the metabolic load of the kidney. For those suffering from proteinuria, meat consumption too may aggravate protein leakage, worsening renal pathological lesion.

It is suggested that protein intake should be 0.8g/kg per day. This means that a person with 50 kg should consume 40g of protein per day. Meat consumption per day should be limited within 300g.

6. Not eating enough:This is equally as dangerous as eating too much, both of them will lead damages to your digestive organs where is full of mucosal tissues. Mucosal tissues relates closely to your immune system. This is why many kidney failure patients are diagnosed with “autoimmune kidney damages”.

7. Painkiller abuse: The use of analgesics for a prolonged duration may reduce the flow blood and greatly affect kidney function. In addition, patients with analgesic-induced renal failure are more likely to suffer from bladder cancer.

Use analgesics only when it’s absolutely necessary, learn to rest instead of taking to the bottles. If you have been on pain killers for a long term, it’s about time you had a test to access you renal function done.

8. Missing your drugs: Hypertension and diabetes have been shown to precipitate or accelerate kidney damage, so if you are diagnosed as having any of these disease don’t live your life in denial, USE YOUR DRUGS.

This will ultimately help control your condition while also helping to preserve your kidneys.

9. Drinking too much alcohol: Drinking alcohol without limitation may cause the deposition of uric acid in renal tubules, causing tubular obstruction and increasing risks of kidney failure.

10. Not resting enough: In our society, hypertension as a severe threat to life is largely due to stress. A common symptom of stress is insomnia. Blood pressure may increase by an average of 2-5mg/Hg because of insomnia. Chronically elevated blood pressure can cause damage to kidney capillaries giving rise to kidney problems. Thus, we need to develop a good attitude to life and strike a good balance between work and rest to protect your kidneys and live a healthy life.

At the early stage of kidney diseases, there are usually no special symptoms, so lots of patients are not diagnosed until the acute attack appears or the illness condition develops into the late stage. So you should endeavor to do kidney function test from time to time to assess how healthy your kidneys are.

Never ignore the soreness of waist, swelling of the feet, changes in urine color or volume, increase in night urination, palor, high blood pressure and other such symptoms. Once found, you should go and see your doctor immediately. 

BENEFITS OF YAJNA

  • Posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:41 am

VIRAT SWAROOP (COSMIC FORM)

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna advises Arjuna, about the right action to take in the 3rd chapter which talks about Karma Yoga.

Shloka 10

In the beginning of creation, Brahma after generating all beings as a result of the performance of sacrifice, the Supreme Lord said: By the performance of sacrifice may you evolve and prosper; let sacrifice bestow all that is desirable for you.

The sacrifice mentioned above is the performance of Yajnas, a sacrificial rite where offerings are made to the Fire god. These yajnas have been scientifically designed by the


ancient rishis of India according to the Vedic Culture of India. Yajnas are the symbol of this vedic culture.

The herbal ingredients that are offered into the fire are called Havan samagri. The fragrance, vapors and fumes generated by yajna yield multiple positive effects and give extra medicinal benefits and strengthen the healthy constituents in the havan samagri.

The heat of the fire in the yajna lightens and expands the surrounding air after purification. This air moves upwards and is spread around in wider areas. New layer of air comes from below and goes thru the same cycle of purification. Yajna thus continues generating more and more pure air for larger and larger space around. The herbs and other ingredients that are burnt in the fire of the yajna are transformed into their subtlest form and reach miles ahead in the space along with spreading vapors and fumes of the yajna. Most importantly these not only destroy the germs but also eliminate the toxic particles and pollutants. The thickened yajna smoke on clouds goes deep in the earth as rainwater and serves the dual purpose of eradication of worms and germs and nurtures the soil with healthy substances. The yajna vapors clustered on clouds are also enshowered on the rivers and ponds and purify and enrich the water resources with vital elements. Thus the smoke generated by the yajna with the sublimated ingredients of the havan samagri that was offered into the fire proves to have excellent purifying, nourishing and medicinal effect on the air as well as on soil and water. Notably, it risks no side effects and there is no perturbance in the ecological harmony.

In ancient times King Bharata the ruler of India, then known as Bharat, under the guidance of rishis, had transformed India into a ‘tapo bhumi’by performing grand yajnas, which had spiritually purifying effects on the land and its people. No wonder India is called ‘Karma bhumi’ because of their actions which had universal benefits.

Today Amma is performing these yajnas all over the world for its purifying effects and elevation of the humans and peaceful conditions to prevail. The relevance and need for grand scale yajnas is all the more necessary in this day and age considering the present circumstances when every component of Nature is critically polluted. The toxic smoke continuously erupting from the chimneys of heavy factories, the ever-increasing volumes of poisonous gases and particles released by the flow of automobiles on every road of the world, by the rising aircrafts in space, etc. have polluted the earth’s atmosphere so much that we hardly get any fresh air to breathe. The rising levels of carbon, lead and other respiratory toxic particles are worsening the instance of coronary, renal and other kinds of diseases.

Billions of dollars are being spent on gigantic pollution-controlling projects world-wide but with no satisfactory effect. Yajna provides an effective eco-friendly, economic alternative in this respect. The sublimated herbs in the fumes and vapors of yajna counter the toxins in air at an amazingly rapid rate and benefit all humans, birds-animals, trees and plants that inhale them through respiration and skin pores. As described earlier, the same energized and medicinal effects reach the soil and water-resources through the rain showers of clouds. Apart from purifying the soil and water, these also augment the fertility of land and vitality of the vegetation and other crops on it.

Scientific experiments in this regard have given encouraging results and shown yajna as a promising means of eliminating global pollution with viable healthy effects.

Significance Of A Yajna

  • Posted on May 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm


Amma Invites The Whole World to Attend The

Lallta Sahasranama Maha Maha Yajnam

(May 29 – June 7, 2015)

 


As I was watching the above video, I started wondering about the significance of a Yajna and wondered why Amma was
encouraging the whole world to come and attend the Yajna. Is it not enough to just invite those who have a keen interest to

attend a Yajna? Most people are not interested in fire ceremonies even in India. Why is it that people are not so interested

even in India?

As I researched on the topic this is what I found from various references.

The foundation of the vedic culture is based on the philosophy and science of yajna. Yajna is the symbol of this divine culture.

It was a common belief and an observed fact that yajna is essential for refinement of human life from that of an individual driven

By animalistic instincts to a Brahmin’s (sagacious, altruist) .. to a great personality of divine glory… The custom of performing Yajnas

were pivotal in the all round progress, prosperity and happiness of the people in that Age. Based on their in depth understanding and

research of the human self, and the the mysteries of Nature, It was the ancient Rishis who developed the philosophy and science of Yajna and the different modes of performing yajnas.

 


 

Over the ages, we lost and forgot the originality, purpose, relevance and importance of yajnas in our life. It won’t be an exaggeration

Or mistake to conclude that this negligence has been a major cause of our fallen and miserable state today. Nevertheless, there is a

hope, as we somehow remember yajna as a holy custom and occasionally perform it – in some form at least, as a symbolic ritual.

 

The Inspirations Resulting From the Fire Endowed In A Yajna

  1. The heat in the Yajna is a source of immense energy. As this fire inflames, melts or sublimates all the gross

    substances inside, we too should burn out all our vices, ill tendencies, lethargy, dullness and despair and energize

    our personality with the warmth of new zeal, alacrity, awareness and hope.

     

  2. The luminous glow of the agni in the yajna illumines the surrounding space. Its radiance expresses the eminence of

    divinity, which should enlighten every dimension of our lives. We should grasp the message of “tamaso mA

    JyotirgamayA” from it and kindle the light of pure knowledge and prudence in our mind.

     

  3. YajnAgni sublimates the havan sAmagri (ingredients such as herbs, etc.) sacrificed in it and spreads the energized

    Particles and medicinal vapors around for the benefit of all, rather than retaining the substances with it.

    The humans, plants and animals, the air, the surrounding atmosphere all gain from its purifying healthy effects.

    We too should learn not to keep our talents, our resources, our potentials confined to selfish domains. Rather

    Expand it for the upliftment and betterment of wider sections of society. Materialistic possession should also

    Be limited only to what is most essential for the sustenance of self-reliance. Excessive resources, stocking of

    Comforts and wealth are of no use unless applied for altruistic projects. So we should detach from self-obsession,

    And broaden our perspectives with generous sentiments.

     

  4. Fire would not be affected or maligned even if some rubbish or dirt is burned in it. Rather it transmutes those

    substances and sublimates their inner properties too. The pristine flames of YajnAgni inspires us to be insulated

    from the untoward influences in our interactions with people and from the vices and declining attractions of the

    ambience around. We should be firm and strong in adopting virtuous tendencies and attempt expanding them

    against immorality, illusions and perversions.

     

  5. Whatever be the pressure on it, the flames of a blaze are always upward. The elevated YajnAgni motivates that the

    Erected spark of our discerning determination and inner inspiration should remain unperturbed by the pressures of

    passions and fears.

     

  6. The ash produced by fire reminds us of the ephemeral and transient nature of life. We tend to forget this eternal fact and

    Continue entangling in the thralldom of varieties of cravings and attachments and adding to our mistakes, infirmities and

    Sins too. While putting the Yajna bhasm, ash, on our head after the yajna, we should ponder over the end of our present

    Life and realize the importance of the time and breaths available to us now. This should awaken us and invoke our inner

    Resolution to stop piling up the blemishes and misdeeds and rather choose the prudent path of piety, morality and amity

    That is going to lead to everlasting content, peace and beatitude in life.

     

  7. The heat and brilliance of fire remain consistent till it is ablaze. The same is true of YajnAgni, which remains alive throughout

    The process of Yajna. Our strength, excellence, enlightened activities, religious conduct and efficient transaction of our

    Duties towards the betterment of the world should also remain enliven and sparkling till the last moments of our jivana-

    Yajna.

     

    The Yajurveda expresses the divine grandeur of Yajna as –

     

    “Any aspirant of lasting peace and true joy in life would not shed or neglect yajna. Divinity leaves the person who discards

    Yajna, which is a manifestiona of thee” (Yajur. 2/22)

     

    “The YajnAgni enshoowers good rains, prosperity and strength”

     

    “How could the smog of ignorance, infirmity and evils remain in the heart where the brilliance of yajnAgni glows?”

     

    A devoted yati is eventually emancipated from all ignorance and darkness and attains the state of ultimate illumination in thy

    Feet.

     

    O Yajna! You are the divine asylum, the source of unalloyed happiness; all sufferings and ailments and the germs and causes

    Of diseases are destroyed in your presence; like the skin (for the body) you are the unique protector of the earth”

     

    “YajnA is the eternal religion”

     

    “O Yajna! You are the source of energy for the Gods. Ennoble this havi reach them so that thy grace would be bestowed for the

    Beatified welfare of the yAjaks” (Yajur. 1/20)

     

    There are many such extolling verses from various Vedas and Puranas.