Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why is healthcare unaffordable?

Costly Medicine! 
You don't have to be a socialist to bring down costs in medicine. You have to be an honest scientist. Kindly ask for an audit of all medical interventions for their long term impact. Audit the utility of medical gadgets as well as their health impacts. You will find that many medical interventions have negative health outcomes in the long run. You will find that most medical gadgets are either not needed, are being misutilized, or have negative health outcomes. If you study expensive combination medicines you will find that they have serious adverse health outcomes. These studies can be done by associations like the Cochrane Collaboration or by members of the IJME. The corporate set up is highly dishonest. A recent study points out many flaws, including that patients are overcharged by up to 1737%. Dr Arun Gadre raises serious charges in the book Dissenting Diagnosis where he interviews 78 doctors employed by corporate hospitals. He advises doctors to be honest at all levels and form cooperative like medical ventures which can receive funding from non medical philanthropic agencies and also government departments. I fully support the call for nationalization of corporate hospitals and private medical colleges for the above reasons and demand rational Medicare. You cannot expect any person to spend 4 to 5 crores on education and remain honest. That is impossible. Even the content of medical syllabus needs to be audited in the context of recent findings of conflict of interest involving Harrison's. How much of medical education is sponsored likewise? I welcome the recent recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee that wants the medical syllabus to contain introductory aspects of AYUSH. A recent study has found doctors practicing integrative medicine prescribe much less antibiotics and steroids. Doctors can only gain by studying all systems. They also become patient friendly and gain trust of patients. This will improve doctor patient relationship besides bringing down medical costs.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Heredity Beyond the Gene

Heredity Beyond the Gene

What you pass on to your kids isn’t always in your genetic code.

Friday, March 23, 2018

For Doctors Suffering From Depression & Anxiety

Doctors Need Help.
Alerted by my posts in health forums young doctors are opening up about health issues they have. They are suffering from depression, anxiety and deep seated insecurity. How can we help them? I advise the following;
- As far as possible try to secure government jobs though they are low paying. Avoid working in corporate hospitals. Try setting up your own basic clinics by coupling up with friends
- If you are engaged in emergency duty try to shift to other less stressful departments
- Give up bad habits like use of tobacco and wine, excessive tea and coffee. Avoid sugar. Switch from table salt to himalayan salt, sea salt. Avoid junk food and take real food as far as possible. Take as much fruits and nuts you can
- Try to ensure a good night's sleep. For sleep issues choose from herbs like valerian, passiflora, brahmi, ashwagandha, etc. Take biochemic remedies like Kali Phos and Mag Phos
- For work related anxiety homeopathic remedies like Nux Vomica, Coffea and Bryonia work wonders. If you are fastidious, worry about the arrangement of equipment's in your clinic and are restless, Arsenic is the anti-anxiety remedy. Take in 200C potency
- If you have deep seated frustrations and suffer suicidal thoughts medicines like Aurum Met help, but you should consult a homeopath
- Avoid work place romances as they cause more trouble than one can handle. Develop strong friendships. Remain faithful to your spouse and make her/ him your best friend
- Take time out for travel, sight seeing. Attend public functions around your locality rather than medical conferences. Develop sound hobbies
- Read good books. If you are spiritually inclined read and practice to the extent possible. (A young lady who sought help from me now finds solace in attending Krishna sankeertans. I may mention that she is a Muslim)
- If you find it difficult to visit ayurved/ homeopaths, collect their mobile numbers/ e-mail's/ FB profiles and contact them. They are very helpful and provide help and guidance for free
- Please...please stay away from anti-depressants and sleeping pills. They don't help as you become addicted and your suffering worsens over time. I speak from personal experience.
Hope this helps. For any kind of support keep on messaging me. I am always there.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vaccine Questions.

Vaccine Questions.
What does independent non pharma funded research on vaccines say about vaccines? How sound are the Pharma funded studies? What are the adverse effects we know? What is the real incidence of these adverse effects, is anyone following up? How are vaccines tested? What makes up the placebo? How are phase IV trials tackled? Vaccines are administered jointly. Are they tested for safety when combined with other vaccines? Has the entire vaccine schedule and it's impact ever been studied? Are adverse effects of vaccines both long term and short term a part of medical education? Does our country have a robust vaccine adverse effect reporting system in place both in govt and private sector? How are adverse effect reports followed up - time frame and nature of action? What are vaccine contraindications and are children screened for them? What is the system in place to inform parents about risks invoved and obtain informed consent? What is the system of compensation in case of deaths, disabilities and sickness after administration? What are the studied benefits of common eruptive and inflammatory diseases encountered in the right age in childhood? Do mothers who are prevented from natural infection in childhood have natural antibodies in their breast milk which they can pass on to their children? Vaccines are administered to pregnant women on what basis? Where are the clinical trials? What is the Th1 Th2 imbalance and what causes it? What is the full list of vaccine ingredients? How do these ingredients react among themselves? How do these ingredients impact the body of a child? Are they excreted or do they bioaccumulate? What are vaccine contaminants? Why do we have epidemics of chronic disorders today? Is there any link to the common childhood illnesses and their intervention with vaccines? Can infants who have a passive immune system create antibodies when vaccinated? Does diphtheria exposure ensure natural immunity? If not, can the vaccine induce immunity? Is there any study of vaccinated vs unvaccinated children that point out health outcomes?


I have never shied away from touching controversial topics. Today I will take up another. I had a core fear within me, the fear of storms and water. Or rather storms in water. I could not learn swimming because of this. I had asthma and I read that asthma is connected with drowning in a previous life - a theory I first thought of as preposterous. I was very disheartened because of my asthma and it eluded the many top notch medical experts I visited. At last in desperation I visited a gardener of a public nursery behind Market Building in Bhubaneswar who cured me with a herb. But in that process I had a very strange dream. The dream was about being caught up in a ferocious storm while travelling in a big size country boat. The dream was vivid and the fear I experienced was real. Then I came across the information that my ancestors from my fathers side used to reside in a village near Nimita in the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal on the banks of a river, a village that ultimately was claimed by the changing course of the river. (The village Nimita incidentally was featured in Satyajit Ray's film Jalsaghar. The building in the film belonged to the Zamindar of the area, a family known by my ancestors). So it was not unusual that I could have had a previous life that needed frequent travelling by boat. Curiously according to past life regression therapy one is cured of incurable ailments when the cause is visited through past life regression. So this was a possible explanation that I had to consider. I started reading up on reincarnation prodded by Ian Stevenson's case studies and was subsequently led to reading near death experiences. Today I have friends from among those who are officially investigated by Ian Stevenson and also the NDERF - Near Death Experience Research Foundation. I would invite friends to the journey. If they can shed their inhibitions I am sure they can gain a lot and enrich their lives. Reincarnation is not fiction.

What do doctors say about vaccines?

What do doctors who study vaccines have to say about it? Here is an extensive collection worthy to save and share.
“The only safe vaccine is one that is never used.” – Dr. James A. Shannon, MD, former director of the National Institutes of Health (1955-1968)
“There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA
“My own personal view is that vaccines are unsafe and worthless. I will not allow myself to be vaccinated again....Vaccines may be profitable but in my view, they are neither safe nor effective.” – Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB, ChB, DSc (Hon)
“Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio....The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.” – Dr. Allen Greenberg, MD
“I found the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD
“The vaccinations are not working and they are dangerous. We should be working with nature.” – Dr. Lendon Smith, MD
“In my medical career I’ve treated vaccinated and unvaccinated children and the unvaccinated children are far healthier than the vaccinated ones.” – Dr. Philip Incao, MD
“There is no scientific evidence that vaccinations are of any benefit, but it is clear that they cause a great deal of harm.” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD
“Nobody needs to be confused but everybody better be darn well frightened about taking any vaccine, under any circumstance, for any reason, at any time in their life.” – Dr. Daniel H. Duffy Sr., DC (retired air force officer – 21 yrs., family doctor – 28 yrs., vaccination researcher – 49 yrs.)
“I have no faith in vaccination; nay, I look upon it with the greatest possible disgust, and firmly believe that it is often the medium of conveying many filthy and loathsome diseases from one child to another, and no protection whatever against small pox. Indeed, I consider we are now living in the Jennerian epoch for the slaughter of innocents, and the unthinking portion of the adult population.” – Dr. W.J. Collins, MD, BS, BSc, MRCS
“I vaccinated both my children with the MMR jab, but this was before I started my research into the problems associated with it. Knowing what I know now, I would not vaccinate my children and run the risk of them getting diabetes, asthma, eczema, becoming more susceptible to meningitis and ending up chronically disabled.” – Dr. Jayne Donegan, GP, Homeopath
“I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking.” – Dr. Walter Hadwen, MD, LSA, MRCS, LRCP, MB, BS, BSc
“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA
“There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy persons of any age.” – Dr. Paul Frame, MD, Journal of Family Practice
“Only after realizing that routine immunizations were dangerous did I achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD
“To create fear among parents to strengthen their motivation to vaccinate is an important part of the publicity used to promote vaccinations. A whole branch of research is examining the question: What level of fear needs to be created to appear as convincing as possible?” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD
“I’ll talk about vaccines. Number one, vaccines make people sick. They don’t work. They don’t protect. The use of vaccines is totally wrong! It’s perfect nonsense based on fear. They are dangerous. One child out of five has overwhelming disabilities from vaccines – nuerological problems, seizures. I’ve got a whole list. There are plenty of books on this subject. Doctors don’t even read about this.” Interview with Guylaine Lanctot, MD
“During those 30 years I have run against so many histories of little children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated and who, in the several years that have followed, have never seen a well day since. I couldn’t put my finger on the disease they have. They just weren’t strong. Their resistance was gone. They were perfectly well before they were vaccinated. They have never been well since.” – Dr. William Howard Hay, MD
“Had my mother and father known that the poliovirus vaccines of the 1950s were heavily contaminated with more than 26 monkey viruses, including the cancer virus SV40, I can say with certainty that they would not have allowed their children and themselves to take those vaccines. Both of my parents might not have developed cancers suspected of being vaccine-related, and might even be alive today.” – Dr. Howard B. Urnovitz, PhD, CEO, CSO and co-founder of Chronix Biomedical
“We are taught by the authorities that vaccines protect us against eventual aggressive viruses and microbes, and, therefore, prevent contagious illnesses and epidemics. This lie has been perpetuated for 150 years despite the ineffectiveness of vaccines in protecting against illnesses.” – Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, MD
The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization....There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Author
“Childhood vaccines are giving us a world of chronic illness: autism, developmental disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, brain tumors, leukemia, cancers, information processing disorders, impulsive violence, allergies, asthma, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, intestinal disorders, are just some of the vaccine associated disorders.” – Dr. Tedd Koren, DC
“I am no longer trying to dig up evidence to prove vaccines cause autism. There is already abundant evidence. This debate is not scientific but is political.” Dr. David Ayoub, MD
“There are at least seven laboratory studies, clinical studies, of blood, cerebral, spinal fluid, biopsies of autistic children which show huge differences between autistic children and normal children in terms of the presence of things like measles vaccine virus in their intestinal tract, for example, or their neurons. So, there’s one line of evidence. Another, of course, is that we have data from thousands of parents who testify, often with videotapes and photographs and eyewitness reports, that their kid was perfectly normal. And they can demonstrate it, as I say, very conclusively with tapes, until after the vaccine. The kid retreated into autism. There’s just converging evidence from many, many directions.” – Dr. Bernard Rimland, PhD, founder and former director of the Autism Research Institute
“When the link between the use of unsafe, mercury-laden vaccine and autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and diabetes becomes undeniable, mainstream medicine will be sporting a huge, self-inflicted and well-deserved black eye. Then will come the billion-dollar awards, by enraged juries, to the children and their families.” – Dr. Bernard Rimland, PhD, founder and former director of the Autism Research Institute
"The greatest threat to our health today is the medical community, and one of their most dangerous tools is vaccination - particularly the horrific procedure of injecting foreign protein into newborn infants!" - Dr. Daniel H. Duffy, DC
"For thirty years kids died from smallpox vaccinations even though no longer threatened by the disease." - Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD
"Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin Polio Vaccines, being made from monkey kidney tissue, have been directly responsible for the major increase in leukaemia in this country." - Dr. F. Klenner, MD
"As a clinician, my current belief which guides my practice with these children is that any child given the Hep B vaccination at birth and subsequent boosters along with DPT has received unacceptable levels of neurotoxin in the form of the ethyl mercury in the thimerosal preservative used in the vaccine. In any child with a genetic immune susceptibility (probably about one in six) this sets off a series of events that injure the brain-gut-immune system. By the time they are ready to receive the MMR vaccination, their immune system is so impaired in a great number of these children that the triple vaccine cannot be handled by the now dysfunctional immune system and they begin their obvious descent into the autistic spectrum disorder." - Jaquelyn McCandless, MD
"In 1976 I was working in the Gulf Country around Cape York, in an aboriginal community of about 300 people. The Health Department sent around a team and vaccinated about 100 of them against flu. Six were dead within 24 hours or so and they weren't all old people, one man being in his early twenties. They threw the bodies in trucks to take to the coast where autopsies were done. It appeared they had died from heart attacks." - Archie Kalokerinos, MD
"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone.” - Dr. Alan Greenberg, MD
"According to the records of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, from 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the U.S.A. were diptheria, pertussis, scarlet fever, and measles. However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95% before the implementation of mass vaccine programs." - Dr. Buttram, MD
"I would consider the risks associated with measles vaccination unacceptable even if there were convincing evidence that the vaccine works. There isn't. .... In 1900 there were 13.3 measles deaths per 100,000 population. By 1955, before the first measles shot, the death rate had declined 97.7 percent to only 0.03 deaths per 100,000." – Dr. Mendelsohn, MD
"Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860 and1965, because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diptheria, and measles, occurred before the introduction of immunizations and antibiotics." - Dr Archie Kalokerinos, MD
"What the vaccinators don't tell you is that communicable diseases have been declining at a steady rate for 150 years and that there is no relationship between the various diseases and the onset of immunization. Without exception, the vaccine program for each of the childhood diseases was inaugurated after that paticular diseases had begun to disappear. Contrary to what you have been told, this includes polio. What the vaccines have done is cause the various childhood diseases to become adulthood diseases - with far more serious implications, mumps in men and rubella in women for example." - Dr. William Douglass, MD
"One of the medical profession’s greatest boasts is that it eradicated smallpox through the use of the smallpox vaccine. I myself believed this claim for many years. But it simply isn’t true. One of the worst smallpox epidemics of all time took place in England between 1870 and 1872 – nearly two decades after compulsory vaccination was introduced. After this evidence that smallpox vaccination didn’t work the people of Leicester in the English midlands refused to have the vaccine any more. When the next smallpox epidemic struck in the early 1890s the people of Leicester relied upon good sanitation and a system of quarantine. There was only one death from smallpox in Leicester during that epidemic. In contrast the citizens of other towns (who had been vaccinated) died in vast numbers. ......Doctors and drug companies may not like it but the truth is that surveillance, quarantine and better living conditions got rid of smallpox – not the smallpox vaccine......It is worth pointing out that Edward Jenner, widely feted as the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, tried out the first smallpox vaccination on his own 10 month old son. His son remained mentally retarded until his death at the age of 21. Jenner refused to have his second child vaccinated." – Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB
"I have lectured all over the world... I have always had a special interest in newspapers. All of them have one thing in common, there is always some reference made to some epidemic in some part of the world. For instance, two years ago, one paper referred to a polio epidemic in Holland. For the past three years, our newspapers have commented on the diphtheria epidemic in Russia. By these means, the population is constantly threatened with epidemics, they have been made to fear them, and the reports always conclude: "Go and get vaccinated." - Dr. Buchwald, MD
"In 1866, an English physician described a very strange illness. Children looked like Mongols. His name was Down. That’s why we call it Down’s Syndrome today... I should add that this syndrome is a result of the vaccinations carried throughout England by Jenner in 1796... It (Down’s Syndrome) is probably the first congenital disease caused by vaccinations. In Germany, the first child with evidence of Down’s Syndrome was reported in 1922. Today, one in every 700 newborns has it." - Dr. Buchwald, MD
"Using kids as guinea pigs in potentially harmful vaccine experiments is every parents' worst nightmare. This actually happened in 1989-1991 when Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) jointly conducted a measles vaccine experiment. Without proper parental disclosure, the Yugoslavian-made "high titre" Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine was tested on 1,500 poor, primarily black and Latino, inner city children in Los Angeles. Highly recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the high-potency experimental vaccine was previously injected into infants in Mexico, Haiti, and Africa. It was discontinued in these countries when it was discovered that the children were dying in large numbers." - Dr. Alan Cantwell MD
"Vaccination against tuberculosis is often given as the reason why this disease stopped being quite the threat to life that it had been in the 18th century. But again, this isn’t true. Robert Koch discovered the pathogen that causes TB back in 1883. After that BCG vaccination was introduced and then, subsequently, mass treatment programs were devised with chemotherapy. None of these discoveries or introductions had any effect on the incidence of tuberculosis. Contracting TB doesn’t provide any immunity against a second infection. And if a natural infection doesn’t provide protection then a vaccination certainly won’t provide protection. How on earth can it? It was noticed decades ago that in the lung sanatoriums that specialized in the treatment of TB patients there was no difference in the survival rates of patients who had been ‘protected’ against TB with BCG vaccination when compared to the survival rates of patients who had received no such ‘protection’. The tuberculosis vaccination (the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin – known as BCG) consists of a weakened, living bovine mycobacterium. The vaccine was used for many years but a WHO trial in India showed that the vaccine offers no protection against the disease. Indeed, when new cases of tuberculosis increased annually in the areas where people had been vaccinated against the disease the trial seemed to suggest that there might be a link between the vaccine and outbreaks of the disease." - Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB
"Vaccination against diphtheria was introduced to Germany in 1925. After the introduction of the vaccine the number of cases of diphtheria steadily increased until, shortly after the Second World War, production of the vaccine was halted. There was a decline in the incidence of the disease which coincided with the fact that the vaccination was no longer being used. When the vaccine was subsequently reintroduced the decline in the incidence of the disease slowed down. As with whooping cough, tetanus and other diseases, the incidence and number of deaths from diphtheria, were in decline long before the vaccine was introduced." - Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB
"The whooping cough vaccine has never had much of an influence on the number of children dying from whooping cough. The dramatic fall in the number of deaths caused by the disease came well before the vaccine was widely available and was, historians agree, the result of improved public health measures and, indirectly, the use of antibiotics. ..... The introduction of the vaccine really didn’t make very much, if any, difference to the fall in the incidence of the disease. Even today (1988) thirty years after the introduction of the vaccine, whooping cough cases are still running at about 1,000 a week in Britain. Similarly, the figures show that the introduction of the vaccine had no effect on the number of children dying from whooping cough. ....My second point is that the whooping cough vaccine is neither very efficient nor is it safe..... the government (in the form of the DHSS) has consistently lied about the whooping cough vaccine, has distorted the truth and has deceived both the medical profession (for the majority of doctors and nurses who give these injections accept the recommendations made by the DHSS without question) and millions of parents. The DHSS may have saved itself a tidy sum in damages. But the cost to the nation’s health has been enormous. And this, remember, is merely one more example of the way in which the truth has been distorted by those whom we trust to provide us with honest, accurate advice about medicine and health care." - Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB



Prophylaxis means prevention of disease. Ayurveda gives prime importance to this management. The approach is totally different, as Ayurveda is a complete “Shastra” (knowledge system), based on its own philosophy and practice that gives very specific principles of disease. In the classical texts we find large taxonomy of diseases but mainly there are eleven categories as given below.

A) Sharir (physiological) and Manas (psychological) B) Nij (congenial) and Aagantuj (arising accidentally or causally) Kalaj diseases caused by 1) Vaya sapeksha (Caused due to age) 2) Avastha sapeksha (period or stages of life & its diseases) 3) Ritu sapeksha (seasonal diseases) 4) Kulaj Rog - (diseases transmitted generation to generation?) 5) Swabhavaj - (diseases caused by nature) C) Deshaj (diseases caused by a specific province) D) Sankramaka (Contagious) E) Janapadodhwnsa (Epidemic diseases) F) Vishaj - Poisonous origins and diseases G) Asatmya-Indriya-Artha Sanyogaj - diseases caused by unsuitableness of sensory organs & stimuli (Artha) from the outer world. H) Pragyaparadha - diseases caused Intellectual blasphemy.

Wrong food items and their combinations, wrong methods of eating I) Sex and diseases. These are the main categories that need to be accounted for. We are not going to deal with them in details, here I want to make point, i.e., only some of the above mentioned types are relevant to modern immunization and vaccines. They are 1) some of the 'Aagantuj' types, 2) some from epidemic diseases, and 3) few from Kalaj category. Rests of the categories remain out of the scope of modern immunization. Ayurved gives different principles and methods of prophylaxis. 1) Nidan parivarjan - to avoid the known causes of disease e.g. avoid drinking contaminated water to avoid diarrhea, cholera, Jaundice, fever etc. 2) Dinacharya - Daily regimen. When to get up in the morning, mouth cleaning, putting oil in the nose and ears, exercise, proper bath, breakfast, lunch, dinner, attending natural calls in time, sex life etc. 3) Ritucharya - Seasonal regimen. This gives extensive details of the ways to cope up with the seasonal, climatic variations and how to stay healthy. 4) Proper wholesome food - Ayurveda emphatically says every human is a product of food and so is the disease. Diet if observed properly will work better to prevent disease. Food, if used wrongly will cause diseases. 5) Viruddha Ahar - Incompatible food is a wrong food, says Ayurveda. This can produce severe diseases like impotency, blindness, Ascitis, Erysepalus, Hyperacidity, diseased progeny and even death in some cases.

To prevent all these possibilities some specific method is given by Ayurved, e.g., “One should practice the Viruddha Ahar in smaller amounts for longer time to train the body to digest it. Once a person gets accustomed to it, he will not suffer from ill effects” This seems to be same principle as of prophylaxis vaccine. Here the food is advised and all the other poisons etc are also permitted with judicious supervision of expert Vaidya. Germs or bacteria and viruses are not subject of Ayurveda. 6) Shodhana Kriya - For preventing the Kalaj Rog (seasonal diseases) this is the effective management. Seasonal provocation of three doshas in the body cause diseases To avoid the Vata disease Basti kriya is advocated by Ayurved. Kapha Dosha is regulated by Vaman kriya in Vasant and Pitta by Virechan in Sharad Ritu. Diseases of blood can be prevented by timely blood letting i.e. Rakta-mokshana and purgation in Sharad Ritu. 7) Rasayan Management - This is a unique contribution of Ayurveda to the world of medicine. This concept is similar to chemo prophylaxis i.e. specific medication base on the drug used in the same disease as per doctor's advice. Milk is the best Rasayan for all, “Inoculate yourself.” Take small amount of milks or ghee each day; gradually increase the dose to build up your power of digestion. However change the prophylactic regimen if your Agni refuses to digest it. 8) Agni deepan – There are appetizers which provoke the digestive power and strengthen the digestive system. Ifthe Agni is strong and 'Sama' (optimum functioning) all the diseases are prevented, says Charak Samhita. 9) Prakriti and preventive foods for disease proneness--. Body constitution is very important factor in preventive regimen. Food which has opposite qualities to the Dosha in the body is good prevention against the dominant diseases. e.g. Vata Prakriti person should eat sweet, salty, sour tasting, hot, unctuous, smooth, heavy food, like wheat, milk, curd, jaggary, sweets, fleshy food etc., Kapha Prakriti should eat pungent, bitter and astringent tasting, hot, light, dry food. Pitta Prakriti should eat sweet, bitter and astringent tasting, cold, soft, heavy, unctuous food like ghee, bitter gourd, gram flour, sugar, jaggary etc. These habits, once they become part of one's life, prevent the onset of vitiation of Dosha. 10) Avastha Sapeksh disease: These pertain to a particular stage in life like puberty, pregnancy, post partum, lactating period etc are crucial stages in woman's life. Each stage produces some complications. Ayurved advocates “Charya” i.e. a regular performance of all wholesome deeds or customs. For puberty Rajaswala Charya, for pregnancy 'Garbini Charya' for postpartum period Prasuta Charya, for lactating mother stanya pana Charya vidhi etc. For instance, pre menstrual spasms, which trouble the young and old women alike, can be prevented if one avoids acidic, pungent and cold foods. Also to be avoided are garlic, curds, bean sprouts and sweets prepared with colostrum of cow. 11) Manas Rog - Psychological disorders can be prevented by observing 'Sadvritta' (Shastric code of right conduct). Since Âyurveda never dissociates body from the mind, many bodily regimens really prevent manas diseases. For instance, properly oleated body (both internally as well externally) seldom gets diseases like Alzheimer or Parkinson. (Which are also called dry brain diseases) 12) Sankramaka Rog - can be prevented by avoiding the exposure and taking particular prophylactic measures. We have indicated this point while dealing with Rasayan. If there is a spread of conjunctivitis we require local hygiene and drugs that can be used with proper guidance. If the fever is in society one should try fasting (langhana) for one or two days and can use medicines like Sudarshan Churna or other medication with proper consultation. 13) Epidemic diseases - We can observe common preventative remedies like boiled water for drinking and specific prophylaxis as recommended by Vaidya. 14) Kulaj Rog - Preventive methods and medicines areavailable for safe guard against many congenital diseases. Some preventives are given to both husband and wife before conception.

By this way total prevention may or may not be possible but we can delay the onset in the pregnancy to a great extent. STRONG POINTS OF ÂYURVEDA IN PREVENTIVE CARE 1) Scope of prevention is very large. 2) No side or after ill effects 3) Gives importance to food regimen - Charya, Sex, Sleep 4) Takes care of Mind and its disease. 5) Rasayan practices can be safely promoted. 6) Individuals can participate in their own health management, instead of being only passive patients.

Universal Immunization program of Govt. of India has only 30 to 40 % coverage in this land of over 1 billion population. Efficacy, safety and availability of preventive measures in the form of vaccines come under doubt now and then. Using methods and principles of Ayurveda, we can prevent the diseases and contain the sufferings of the large population in India. With children and mothers dying from mal nutrition and diseases, prophylactic methods of Ayurveda can change maternal health scenario in the country. It is high time to look into the knowledge resources of our traditional medical systems, and to be made available to the people in our society though a visionary policy reforms and committed political will.

Must Read; Vaccine Mechanisms in Autism

Vaccine Mechanisms in Autism

How Vaccines Work (according to the CDC)

“Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. This type of infection, however, does not cause illness, but it does cause the immune system to produce T-lymphocytes and antibodies. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infection can cause minor symptoms, such as fever. Such minor symptoms are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity. Once the imitation infection goes away, the body is left with a supply of ‘memory’ T-lymphocytes, as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that disease in the future.” [5]
                               –Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CDC.GOV
A vaccine’s contents are injected into the muscle. From there it elicits a specific response from the immune system. Additives called adjuvants are put in vaccines to make the immune system response more pronounced and therefore more effective. The objective of adding adjuvants to vaccines is that adjuvants prime protective memory CD8 T-cells for future exposure. [29]. When your immune system is responding to the vaccine ingredients, it creates memory cells that will be ready to kill the real bacteria or virus when exposed to it in the future [6]. Vaccines have tiny particles of the virus or bacteria in it that your immune system recognizes as full blown real viral or bacterial threat.

Microglia – Your brain’s auto-intelligence

The brain is like a country with very tough borders. Molecules only pass through into the brain environment after proper vetting. This barrier is called the blood brain barrier. What makes this barrier effective is its tight junctions, allowing only certain molecules through [7]. This barrier separates your brain from the rest of the body, which is called the “periphery”. The reason this is key is because if you vaccinate, the ingredients of the vaccine should never even get to enter the brain.

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Dr Jim Meehan: I will never vaccinate my children.

Dr Jim Meehan, MD
...I will no longer vaccinate my children...
...because I am a well trained medical doctor and former medical journal editor that has studied the vaccine research and analyzed both sides of the evidence.
...because I know how to read the medical literature, recognize bias and discern characteristics of good and fraudulent research.
...because I know that too much of the science supporting vaccines is fraudulent drivel bought and paid for by the vaccine manufacturers themselves.
...because I understand the risks of vaccination as well as the benefits of my children and grandchildren encountering and overcoming the wild type diseases naturally.
...because I know that diseases like mumps, measles, and chickenpox aren't dangerous and untreatable diseases that justify the risk of injecting toxic ingredients into the tissues of my children.
...because I have seen the evidence of neurotoxicity from ingredients like aluminum, polysorbate 80, human DNA and cellular residues from the human cells lines upon which many of the live viruses are grown.
...because I've seen vaccine manufacturers like Merck promote what they knew was bad medicine for profit, kill 60,000 patients with Vioxx, and I have no reason to believe that they wouldn't do the same thing with vaccines, especially when you consider they can't be sued when their vaccines maim or kill children.
...because I believe the vaccine industry has thoroughly corrupted the science and safety of vaccines.
...because I recognize the aggressive and unreasonable tactics of a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry desperately working to maintain the illusion of vaccine safety, keep consumers consuming, grow their markets, and increase their profits.
...because I have met so many families whose children were stolen from them by the battery of vaccines administered at pediatric vaccine visits.
...because I believe the U.S. vaccination program has become a progressively dangerous assault on the health and lives of the children of America.
...because I am awake and aware, I will not vaccinate, nor will I remain silent as the pharmaceutical and medical industries pretends that vaccines are safe and effective..."
Bravo Doc!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Doctors Divorced from Truth.

Doctors Divorced from Truth.
This pains me because the very profession that ought to be establishing health and well being is today actively working against it. Why has this happened?
Medical education is enforced upon compliance, not questioning. People are entering the profession for money, the desire to serve is not the driving force. The science is based upon the premise that cures are not possible, disease is the norm and disease management is the key. Doctors do not study to know about recent medical findings, they study drug development from representatives of the pharma industry and their bulletins. The cost of studying medicine is prohibitive, doctors are forced to earn to pay off debts and ensure returns on investment and therefore they go along with industry enforced norms and education. Doctors are convinced of the magic of finding cures through anatomical findings and they eagerly await the miracle drug. They are afraid of their patients because they know they do not have cures and that diseases are complicated and progressive despite their best efforts, and this drives them towards corporate hospitals as they feel safe within those premises. They are afraid because they know that in the era of the internet the patients know more than they can be comfortable with. They are afraid of the truth as they know the truth is contained in other pathy's, therefore they are committed to oppose them under the pretence of science.
How can this workforce reform? Unfortunately the journey will be through pain and suffering. Doctors and their families are not immune to disease. They need cures as much as the common man. The amount of corruption in the medical profession has made it a hazard forcing doctors to become depressed and commit suicide. The negative aspects of disease is making the profession cruel and unmanageable affecting interpersonal relationships.
The house of medicine is built on the quicksand of lies and falsehood. It is only natural that it will ultimately crumble and sink.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Kundalini

The Kundalini.
It literally means 'coiled up power'. It is the powerhouse of the body. Yogis arouse this power which travels through a nerve channel called sushumna up the spine activating the Chakra's. When the Sahasrara or the apex Chakra that is situated on the top of the head is activated and opened the soul's connection to the material world is severed and one attains the ultimate release from the phenomenal world to merge with the Sat-Chid-Ananda.
Sounds alluring does it not? But this avenue is blocked in the Kali Yuga for a good reason. First the body mind complex must be prepared at several levels through a tremendous purification and strengthening process. Mind boggling powers are achieved that can be used only by a perfected sage. Once aroused the Kundalini plays havoc with the body mind complex like a mad elephant rampaging through a thatched house. A sadhak Gopi Krishna has recorded his experience in a book titled Kundalini.
Problems begin at several levels once the Kundalini is aroused. It stores all your past impressions from several lives whereby you began your journey of consciousness. You have to confront your past karma. Your memories shatter the illusion called life that you have so painstakingly built around you. You become brutally isolated from whatever is happening around you and the world may consider you stark raving mad. Your attachments are severed and the world turns away from you as it has no further use of you. Physically the pain is unbearable. When the Kundalini travels it opens up closed channels like the surgeons knife without anaesthesia. The body loses its balance and equilibrium. When the powers come the body may shatter under the impact and life may ebb out.
Why then undergo the process? Our world is not ruled by rulers at the physical plane alone. There are guardians at the astral level who handle tasks not possible in the limited material world. They are handpicked souls who achieve complete equinanimity and impartiality to carry out the Divine will. These souls we know as God's. Just as we have a democratic structure in the material world, there is a similar structure in the astral world. Whom we know as Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is the Emperor of that world.
What hope is there for the commoner? Simple prayer, devotion, ego affacement through selfless action, and wisdom attained by studying and imitating the core scriptures can also arouse the Kundalini without its attendant dangers. Through several lives the soul attains perfection. It realizes that this phenomenal world is a dream of its own creation. It realizes that all that it seeks is truth- intelligence-eternal existence- infinite bliss. This is within oneself. The Kingdom of God is within you. Knock and it will be opened. The fortunate one escapes the cage, others are also fortunate because they become perfect instruments of the Divine will.
I humbly suggest you study Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ramana Maharshi to know what is worthy to be known in this ephemeral world. Strive to attain the path shown by them and both you and the world will benefit.

Vaccination Harm.

Vaccination Harm.
It was in 1884 that the renowned MD Dr Compton Burnett remarked "We don't introduce health with vaccines. We introduce disease." The fundamental problem with vaccines is that they cannot prevent any disease. This is because prevention depends upon the cellular function of detoxification after exposure that establishes vital cellular immunity. Vaccines have never been able to do this. They can only create humoral or blood related antibodies. Antibodies only indicate that the body has been exposed, that's all. They have no role in immunity. Rather humoral antibodies are known to create disease. Thus an imbalance is created between two arms of the immune system that is known as the Th1 Th2 imbalance that predisposes the body to chronic degenerative diseases including cancers later in life. This is an established scientific fact that no one can deny.
On top of this the presence of adjuvants like nano aluminium and squalene in vaccines provoke the immune system into autoimmune conditions. The presence of food ingredients like peanut oil, exposure to latex used in vaccine packaging, presence of human animal and avian serum, all of which combines with aluminium in vaccines to create the condition which was earlier known as serum sickness and now as allergies, not only makes life miserable but also creates life threatening conditions.
Mercury in vaccines is the most dreaded neurotoxin known to man and a genotoxin. It corrodes the nervous system and brain. It's potency to harm is multiplied several hundred times by the presence of aluminium and formaldehyde in vaccines. Moreover it is ethylmercury and not methyl mercury that is in vaccines. It is an industrial toxin that is 1000 times more toxic and passes more readily into the brain and stays there to cause progressive damage.
Vaccines cause the body and it's organs to go into an inflammatory mode. Thus it causes all the diseases whose names end in 'itis' and the list is very long! Vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue that contains both male and female DNA. This causes DNA contamination and could be behind the immense gender identity crisis that we witness in society today.
Vaccines contain known anti fertility agents and endocrine disruptors like Polysorbate 80 and 20, Triton X 100, animal and human hormones that mimic 'hcg' the dreaded anti fertility agent used in tetanus and diphtheria vaccines to actively induce sterility. Polysorbate 80 is an agent that is used to render the blood brain barrier ineffective and deliver drugs to the brain. Mercury and aluminium also have this ability to penetrate the blood brain and placenta barrier. They render these barriers porous and help the entire vaccine load penetrate the brain and fetus. The harm done is incalculable.
Vaccines contain known cancer causing substances like formaldehyde and monkey viruses among others. By manipulating common childhood illnesses that actually help the body detoxify and prevent chronic conditions like cancers later in life and by directly introducing disease causing substances vaccines are creating the explosion of cancers and other chronic disorder epidemics we observe in society today.
Viruses used in vaccines revert to their original virulence, proliferate and create havoc within the body by confusing the vital system of cell communication. The panic disorders we observe today may be due to this. Vaccine adverse effects have a genotoxic effect and have intergenerational effects crossing over to subsequent generations.
The above description only partially describes vaccination harm. With each passing day researchers are discovering more and more ways in which vaccines harm the physical mental and emotional make up of the unfortunate victims. Still want to vaccinate?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Flexner Report 1910 was drafted in 1906 by AMA!

100 Years of US Medical Fascism

04/16/2010Dale Steinreich

The American Medical Association (AMA) had already been formed in 1847 by Nathan Smith Davis. Davis had been working at the Medical Society of New York with issues of licensing and education. While the pretense was always more rigorous standards toward the supposed end of effective treatments, exclusion was the reality. Hence it was no surprise that in 1870, Davis worked successfully to prohibit female and black physicians from becoming members of the AMA.10
The AMA formed its Council on Medical Education in 1904 as a tool to artificially restrict education.11 However, the AMA's conflict of interest was too obvious. This is where Abraham Flexner and the Carnegie Foundation entered the picture. Flexner's older brother Simon was the director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and he recommended his brother Abraham for the Carnegie job. Abraham's acceptance of the role was the perfect special-interest symbiosis. Carnegie's desire was to advance secularism through higher education, thus it saw the AMA's agenda as favorable toward that end. Rockefeller's benefactors were allied with allopathic drug companies and hated for-profit schools that couldn't be controlled by the big-business, state-influenced foundations. Last of all, the AMA got an objective-appearing front in Carnegie.12
Not only was Abraham Flexner not even an allopathic physician; he was not a widely known authority on education,13 never mind medical education, as he had never even seen the inside of a medical school before joining Carnegie. His report was already effectively written, since it was essentially the AMA's unpublished 1906 report on US medical schools. Furthermore, Flexner was accompanied on his inspection by the AMA's N.P. Colwell to insure the inspection would arrive at the preordained conclusions. Flexner then spent time at the AMA's Chicago headquarters preparing what portion of the final product was his actual work.14
Regardless of these scandalous circumstances, state medical boards and legislatures used the report as a basis for closing medical schools. Around the time of Flexner, there was a high of a 166 medical schools; by the 1940s there were just 77 — a 54 percent reduction.15 Most small rural schools were closed, and only two African-American schools were allowed to remain open.16 By 1963, despite advances in technology and a huge growth in demand, one effect of the report was to keep the number of doctors per 100,000 people in the United States — 146 — at the same level it was at in 1910.17 Of the approximately 375,000 physicians in practice in 1977, only about 6,300 or 1.7% were African-American.18
While physician incomes and prestige dramatically increased, so did the caregiving workload. Wolinsky and Brune (1994) report that doctors were firmly in the lower middle class at the time of the AMA's founding and made about $600 per year. This rose to about $1,000 around 1900. After Flexner, incomes began to skyrocket such that a 1928 AMA study found average annual incomes reached a whopping (for the time) $6,354.19 Even during the Great Depression, physicians earned four times what average workers did.20 A 2009 survey put family-practice doctors (on the low end of the physician income range) at a median of $197,655 and spine surgeons (at the high end) at a median of $641,728.21 These figures are mind boggling to ordinary Americans, even in good economic times. In addition, the cyclical unemployment that throws workers out of jobs in almost all other industries with the arrival of recessions or depressions became nonexistent among physicians after Flexner.
However, not even Flexner could repeal the laws of economics: the physician workload in certain areas became backbreaking to impossible, such that some physicians no longer accept new patients. Some primary-care physicians today are booked solid for at least two months, and unless you have some sort of connection to get in before that or pay for concierge care, your alternative for urgent care is the same as everyone else's on a weekend: the emergency room where you'll wait for hours, or a walk-in where you'll see one or two MD names posted on the building, but wait for hours for a nurse practitioner.


Of course it wouldn't make sense to restrict physician services without restricting hospitals. For-profits were the first to go, and where they were not outright prohibited, they faced a number of regulatory burdens that nonprofits escaped — such as income and property taxes. Nonprofits received generous government subsidies, tax-deductible contributions, and local planning agencies working in their favor to keep for-profit competitors from expanding. This state-sponsored discrimination against for-profit hospitals took its toll: at the time of Flexner, almost 60 percent of all US hospitals were for-profit institutions. By 1968, only 11 percent were for-profit institutions with about an 8-percent share of hospital admissions.22
Eliminating most for-profit medical schools and hospitals made sense for the AMA and the rest of organized mainstream medicine, since they were controlled by owners or shareholders who had the incentive to control costs in order to maximize profits. Nonprofits were free to pursue the political goals that organized mainstream medicine favored, especially the goal of a much more lengthy and costly education, which served as another barrier of entry to the profession. (Especially amusing was a 2004 article by two Dartmouth physicians arguing for maintaining restricted entry because of high costs.23)

The Rise of Health "Insurance"

In the early 1900s, prepaid health plans were created for the timber and mining workers of Oregon and Washington to help offset the inherent risks of those industries. Within a free-market, for-profit insurance system, claims were closely monitored by adjusters. Fees, procedures, and exceptionally long hospital stays were monitored and subject to challenge. A physicians' group in Oregon that resented this type of scrutiny created a plan where procedures were reimbursed and fees paid with few questions asked. Plans with similar structures began dominating the market in other locations because of government-provided advantages.
By 1939 these loose-cost containment plans began to be marketed under the Blue Shield name. That same year, Blue Cross was endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Already in existence for ten years, Blue Cross had begun as a hospital insurance plan for Dallas school teachers that allowed them to pay for up to three weeks of hospital care with low monthly payments.
After this, organized mainstream medicine waged an intense war on non-Blue plans. Goodman (1980) contends that some physicians lost hospital privileges and even their licenses for accepting non-Blue plans.24 The Blues also gained government-supplied advantages not available to non-Blue plans. In many states, they paid no or low premium taxes and sometimes no real-estate taxes. They also weren't required to maintain minimum benefit/premium ratios and could have no or low required reserves. With government advantages, the Blues steadily came to dominate the industry. By 1950, Blue Cross held 49 percent of the hospital insurance market, while Blue Shield held 52 percent of the market for standard medical insurance.25 They merged in 1982 and today cover one of every three Americans.26
Blues-created "insurance" was anything but true insurance.
  • Hospitals were paid on a cost-plus basis. Insurers paid not a sum of prices charged to patients for services but artificial "costs" that bore no necessary relationship to the prices of services performed.
  • Insurance of routine procedures. This converted insurance to prepaid consumption that encouraged overuse of services.
  • Insurance premiums based on "community rating." The word "community" meant that every person in a specific geographic area regardless of age, habits, occupation, race, or sex was charged the same premium. For example, the average 60-year-old incurs four times the medical expense of the average 25-year-old, but under community rating both pay the same premium (i.e., young people are overcharged and the elderly undercharged).
  • A "pay-as-you-go" system. Unlike genuine catastrophic hospital insurance that placed premiums in growing reserves to pay claims, the new Blues' "insurance" collected premiums that only covered expected costs over the following year. If a large group of policyholders became ill over several years, the premiums of all policyholders had to be raised to cover the increase in costs.
These traits spell cost-explosion disaster, so naturally they were incorporated into the federal government's Medicare and Medicaid programs when they were created in the mid-1960s to address the problem of healthcare being unaffordable for the poor and elderly — a problem the state and federal governments created!

Helping the The Lymphatic System - Andrew Baird

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and an important part of the immune system. It comprises of a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph which is mostly water. There is no pump to move the lymph like the heart moves the blood. The lymph moves by exercise, movement and electromagnetic energy. The lymph carries the waste products of the body to the liver, the colon, the lungs, the kidneys, the bladder and the skin. Most of the lymph in your body surrounds the gut. It is likely that stagnation of normal lymph flow is a major factor in the buildup of plaque in the arteries. If the lymphatic system is uniquely susceptible to stress then it might explain why stress is the underlying cause of heart attacks. The lymphatic system is greatly underappreciated for its role in elimination of wastes from the body.
All body organs have deep lymphatic drainage. Lymphostasis can occur anywhere in the deep system, leading to serious problems. Exercises, outside pressure and deep breathing can all help but sometimes something else is needed to reach the deeper areas. The large groups of lymph nodes located in the inguinal region (the groin) are involved in both superficial and the major underlying deep drainage. Some afferent lymphatic vessels drain to the deep inguinal nodes from the external iliac lymph glands, others feed back up into the lower abdominal tracts. They are very important structures involved in both leg and abdominal drainage. If these major lower abdominal areas are congested, drainage in all other parts of the body will be affected - White R D. Anatomy of the deep lymphatic system.
The major secondary problem in many diseases and particularly hair loss and cellulite is removing the waste. The first problem being what you put into the system as air, fluid, foods, thoughts and exercise. Many of the herbs which are known to help hair loss are also lymph tonics. These include saw palmetto, he shou wu, goldenseal, sarsaparilla, nettles and astragalus. Others that would help are bladderwrack, burdock, clivers, gotu kola, pygeum bark, red root, cranberries, chickweed and red clover. Astringent foods and herbs would also help move lymph. Castor oil is known to help the lymph. Peppermint and rosemary oils also help circulation and will help lymph nodes to drain. All these oils are also associated with hair regrowth. Other spices that help without an obvious hair connection are garlic, non cassia cinnamon, ground cloves, juniper berries, turmeric and ginger.
The lymphatic system is involved in antigen trafficking. This means that vaccine injections pass through the lymphatic system and the secondary lymphoid tissues are responsible for the immune response. If we continue to increase vaccine schedules then this could be placing a toxic burden on our most important detoxification system and leading to autoimmune diseases that originate in the lymphatic system and organs. Autoimmunity might begin in the lymph, the lymph nodes or the thymus (a lymphatic organ). Now do you realise why helping clear the lymph is so important ?
What are the major things that would help the lymph ?
1. Water. Ensure proper hydration as the lymph is mostly comprised of water. Where there has been drinking of alcohol, tea and coffee then it might be helpful to drink 2 litres a day for a month and then reduce depending on how much fruits and vegetables are being consumed. There could be up to a litre a day in fruits and vegetables being consumed. Lemon juice in the water might help support a more alkaline environment if the tendency has been to eat mostly acid forming foods like flour and meat. Sipping warm water throughout the day is one of the best things you can do for the lymph. It's not so easy to do though.
2. Sleep. The glymphatic system works to remove toxins and proteins from the brain and presumably the head. The glymphatic system is active at night when we are asleep. It's best to sleep on your left hand side with a very low pillow. The left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side. It helps to filter more waste that way. The digestion also works better this way too. Drainage back to the spleen is also helped. The spleen is the largest lymphatic organ in the body and interacts with the kidneys.
3. Lifting. Lifting weights is one of the best things we can do. Raising arms above the head (as long as no cardiovascular risks). Start cautiously and use light weights about 5 kilograms or simply raise arms slowly at first. Lifting knees up to waist high while standing also helps. An alternative is rebounding on a trampoline.
4. Dry brushing. Dry brush before showering. Brush up from the feet towards the chest. A light pressure is all that's required and there is no need to scratch the skin.
5. Hot and cold showers. Hot showers will tend to expand the lymph and the cold showers will tend to contract it facilitating movement of the lymph. Hot and cold showers might increase sweating. Drinking more water will help filter the sweating.
6. Fruits and vegetables high in fibre will help the digestive system and take the pressure off the kidneys and spleen. Reducing alcohol and taking liver stimulating foods and herbs such as fermented beetroot juice, dandelion leaves, globe artichokes, asparagus and burdock root will also help the liver detoxification pathways. Citrus fruits are good detoxifying foods. Berries, particularly cranberries, are very good cleansers of the body. Green vegetables high in chlorophyll and other nutrients are good at removing toxins from the body. Astringent herbs like clivers, nettles, raspberry leaves, rosemary, witch hazel (topically) and yarrow help contract blood vessels and mucous membranes. Antimicrobial herbs will help clear out bacteria and there are many examples such as liquorice, cinnamon, clove, marjoram and thuja.
7. Breathing deeply helps the lymphatic system. Breathe into the abdomen where the lymph tends to congregate. Breathing also reduces stress which is a major factor in lymphatic health. Better posture aids better breathing.
8. Exercise. Walking, sports with jumping involved, swimming and yoga are all helpful to get the lymph moving. Lying semi supine and bringing the knees up to the chest and doing squats would be particularly helpful single exercises. Another technique is to rest with your legs up a wall. This does have a risk of exacerbating lower back issues. There is also inversion chair therapy where you are effectively turned upside down but with more support. A chi machine can provide a means of oscillating the body in a figure of eight in a sideways movement that helps circulation and massages the lymph. There is also an infrared foot massager to use at the same time.
9. Sweating. The skin is the largest organ in the body and intimately tied in with assisting the kidneys. A weekly sauna or steam bath can help the skin detoxify. Using an onion to induce tears may have a benefit for some conditions. Using additional clothes to increase sweating may also help along with the hot and cold showers. Diaphoretic herbs like cayenne, ginger and garlic help to increase perspiration and can help reduce temperature too. A pinch of salt might be needed as part of rehydration if it's being lost through sweating.
10. Incidentals. Wear looser underwear. Use less antiperspirants and deodorants to allow natural sweating. A small amount of omega 3 rich fatty acids from pumpkin seeds, hemps seeds, sunflower seeds and fish helps lymph flow. Fats help absorption of flavonoids which help veins and capillaries thereby improving microcirculation and lymph drainage. Seaweed and algae high in iodine, magnesium, calcium and chlorophyll all help lymph flow by cleaning up toxins.
11. Silica. Silica appears to be high in lymph and reduces swelling. Horsetail is high in silica and is a good herb for the lymph. Nettles are also high in silica. Both of these are good for the hair which is high in silica. Silica prevents kidney stones so again improving detoxification by the lymph. Silica fortifies blood vessels thereby helping the interaction with the lymph system.
12. Magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride massages of the feet and legs will help the lymph and the relaxation of the muscles and vascular system will help the interaction with the lymphatic system.
What are the things that are bad for us ?
1. Sitting is reputed to be worse than smoking. It may be because it results in the lymph moving less. Shifting positions and lifting the arms might be helpful while working. Sitting cross legged might be one of the worst things to do.
2. The lymphatic system is uniquely susceptible to stress. The bulk of the lymphatic system is surrounding the digestive system and stress tends to affect our abdominal muscles the most as our breathing gets shallower. Stress in the shoulders and the head moving forward as part of sitting at a computer or using a mobile phone will tend to constrict the lymphatic drainage which finally happens in the chest. Work on posture, head, neck and shoulder massage and then lymphatic drainage will help the brain and the head.
3. Processed dairy, gluten grains and other mucous forming foods which have an acidic effect on the body and increase mucous will tend to slow down the lymphatic system.
How can we get to the deeper lymphatic system ?
1. Far-infrared saunas are beneficial for their ability to penetrate tissue. Heating the body and allowing a much deeper sweat. Lymphatic massage is then much easier to accomplish when you are more relaxed.
2. Strong sunshine can be felt deeper in the body. Perhaps, this also helps our deeper lymph.
3. Quartz crystal tools have been used for deep lymphatic therapy particularly in Australia.
4. Reiki, homeopathy and other techniques might help here.
I am basically saying to consider the lymphatic system as part of any problem you have and to facilitate better flow in each of the ways that might be appropriate. More obvious reasons to consult a lymphatic massage practitioner might be sinusitis, skin problems, post surgery swelling, swollen lymph nodes, cellulite issues, autoimmune issues, headaches and repeating colds and infections. There's Manual Lymphatic Drainage practitioners practising with a technique developed by Dr Vodder, the Leduc Method or Complete Decongestive Therapy by Professors Foeldi. Dr Chickly developed Lymph Drainage Therapy in the USA. There's also Complex Lymphatic Therapy using the Casley-Smith method for lymphedema. There's also other practitioners in Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Deep Lymphatic Therapy (pioneered in Australia).
Think of getting to the root of a problem by changing the inputs and then think of improving the elimination of the waste products through the lymph pathway.
- Andrew Baird.