WE WANT Long life – 120 years No disease, sickness at all Diabetes, high BP, joint pain, cancer etc – NOT at all Lots of energy, stamina, joy, happiness Enough money for needs
WHAT WE SEE Average age 70-75 Fever, cold/cough, other sickness once a year - on average By age 50 substantial numbers suffer diabetes, high BP, (or both), joint pains, stones, fibroids, chronic cold/cough, etc.
Small number suffer kidney, stomach, liver, eye, heart problems Smaller number suffer cancers of various types By age 60 the earning capacity is almost nil, & medical expenses keep mounting exponentially
First of all get firm conviction that our health in life time is totally in our hands. & We can extend our age well beyond 100 and also live painfree, joyful & meaningful lives.
WHAT WE NEED Knowledge Conviction Will power Action
The Surprise There is flood of literature regarding health &healthy living all around us in books, magazines,newspapers & of course now a days on the internet& TV; Juxtaposed with this is an ocean of ignorance inthe people we see around us.
It is Really Amazing None appears to be aware of such knowledge. There are other more important issues to be catered to. A few people we see in the parks going for morning walk or yoga etc. The number is infinitesimally small proportion of people we are referring to.
The single most importantresponsibility of every individual on this earth is to keep self full of health & vibrant energy (Not merely free from sickness).IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY
Most people do not die.They kill themselves by their wrong actions (mostly inadvertently) before living a full life span.
Much of the damage occurs due to ignorance of nature’s laws and where in some cases part knowledge is available, there is utter lack of will power.
The infinitely small percentage of people who have the necessary knowledge at least at the basic level, and they make effort to implement it, they live a very satisfying life i.e. long, disease free & meaningful.Infact such people are celebrities.
What is health? Traditionally health is defined as absence of disease and this working definition is accepted by mostcitizens and even doctors, whosetask is to repair human biological machine when it breaks down.
A actually there are grades of health:- Cent percent fitness expected in high class athletes Better health in well nourished people Freedom from illness in average individual Unrecognized illness & minor illness in malnourished people. Life style diseases like diabetes, hypertension, joint pains etc. Major illnesses like cancers, heart disease etc.
World Health Orgenisation (WHO) definition of health; “Health is astate of complete physical, mental& social well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity.”
This definition, however, considershealth a state, while health is more aprocess of continuous adjustment to the changing demands of living.
In this context health is defined as “a state of relative equilibrium ofbody form & function, which results from its successful dynamic adjustment to forces tending to disturb it. Positive health implies, “the perfectfunctioning of the body or mind in a given milieu.”
It is the ideal, the goaltowards which people should strive.
Health has always remained one of the most neglected aspects of life. On the individual level it is subordinated to the other so called more important needslike wealth, power, prestige, knowledge etc. Health is often taken for granted and one becomes aware of its value only when it is lost.
We find today the following categories of individuals:- Those addicted to excessive drinking, smoking, totally sedentary, overeating wrong foods; such people generally live short life, say around 50 - 60 years. Highly addicted will not go beyond 50 years.
The most common variety which is the bulk of population eat rich diet, drink sometimes, don’t smoke, occasional exercise, high ego, overeat always, etc. Such people live long, generally up to 75 & beyond. However such people have the following signs.
By age 50 they suffer either diabetes, or high blood pressure or both. By 60 or 65 they would have undergoes heart treatment & most likely would suffer joint pains. Occasional fevers, flu, cold / cough etc., at least once in a year. Lack of energy to work long hours or to exercise or play games.
Third category, of course minority, are healthy persons. They try to follow all the rules of eating, exercise, sleep etc. However they are limited by the lack of good knowledge in the subject and are unaware of it. They live 80 +. Fourth category are exceptionally knowledgeable & disciplined. Such people live past 100 years.
Do not carry grudges of the past, worry for the future. Live in the ‘PRESENT’ with full focus on ‘NOW’. Do your best. A small part of what we eat goes to give us energy. The rest goes to increase doctor’s bill. The best option is to remain slightly hungry at all times.
Train yourself to master the taste instinct. It is nice to eat tasty food with good nutrition. The pity is large number of tasty foods lack nutrition or are actually harmful. Remember the law of karma. The laws of nature are indestructible. It we do something, we can’t but escape facing the consequences of our action. Our Karmas will keep chasing us till we have borne the consequences.
The action taken in on & off spirit will not help. It has to be steady & regular. ‘fu;ferrk & fujUrjrk’ are essential. Remember we are totally in command. Then why not live the life, which the creator has designed for us.
There are large number of small- small tips on day to day living, which one needs to make note & follow. The only thing to remember is that each is unique and though there are general guidelines for healthy living these need to be adapted to individual needs. Emotions of BLAME and SELF-PITY are deadliest poisons. So guard against these with nectar of LOVE & HOPE.
Basic areas to be tackled Diet & nutrition Oxygen, Air, Water Inner Cleansing (positivities and negativities) Yoga & Meditation Exercise, games Fun, laughter, joy Ownership for own health Love
Massage your body at least once a week. Brush your body before bath thoroughly. As for as possible use cold water for bath. In any case don’t use very warm water. Expose your total body to sun rays for 10 -15 minutes early morning daily. Bath should last at least 10 -15 minutes and take shower on head.
Join some laughter club & indulge in boisterous laughter for 10-15 minutes daily. Maintain erect posture at all times. Drink 1.25 liter water on arising (+ TTK) and total of 5.5 liter in 24 hours. Drink water very – very slowly. Take a large proportion of your food in raw form i.e., not cooked on fire. The food should be always undercooked.
Maintain loving & harmonious relations with all people. Avoid air pollution & noise pollution as far as you can. Sleep in airy places. Keep the windows of the rooms open while sleeping. Calm your mind through sleep ritual before going to sleep. Reduce the consumption of white sugar, salt, maida, rice, oils, milk items.
Take plenty of fresh fruits of all types in the season. Reduce the usage of preserved items & deep fried items. Develop some good purpose & meaning in life. Chew food at least 30 times each morsel. Read a lot. Always keep looking for new ideas for implementation.
Omega three oils take regularly. These are good for the heart. Eat always in peace & calm. Don’t eat when you not hungry. Don’t forget to eat when you are hungry. Prefer to live only on two meals a day. In between light portions of fruit snack can be taken. Never, never, never, overeat.
Save your time from deadly poisons of television & telephone and invest it in yoga, meditation & pranayam. Avoid sedentary life as far as possible. Wash your eyes twenty times (with water in your mouth) daily.
Do either shirsharan or sarvangasan and if not then must do inclined plane for 15 minutes for blood flow to the brain. Avoid smoking, drinking, and pan masala etc. Limit your intake of tea / coffee to 2 or 3 cups a day. It is better if you give up totally. No tea/coffee after 1800 hours.
FOOD CHART BE CRAZY TAKE TAKE AVOID BAN REGULARLY SOMETIMESAmla Roti Dosa Ice Cream Non-VegSprouts (variety) Vegetables Utappam Sweets Deep friedMausambi Dals Cool Drink LiquorGuava, apple Idli Chips MaggiBadam, Akhrot Seasonal Fruits Pizza Biscuits Pan masalaKishmish, Munakka, Banana Lobia Cakes SmokingFigsWater Sendha Salt Kalachana PastriesWGJ/BGJ/VCJ Popcorn Maida Items KulchaCoconut (small qty) ISABGOL Bhutta Sugar & Salt KardhiGinger Dokhla Chocolates Fried riceOnion Curd Milk More Oil ChowmeineMuli(Morning) Cottage Cheese Rajma Preserved JuicesBeetroot(Morning) Gachak (Winter) Kabuli Chane Medicines
LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKSo Fit for life – I – Harvey diamondo Fit for life – II – Harvey diamondo Healthy living – A.P. Dewano Yoga self Taught – Andre V. Lysebetho Food for Health – A.P. Dewano Food for Health – H.K. Bakhruo D;k [kk;sa vkSaj D;ksa & MkWa] xk.ks’k ukjk;.k pkSgkuo Hkkstu }kjk fpfdRlk & MkWa] jktho ‘kekZ
Food for Health - Jenson Bernard Nature cure at home - Dr. Rajeshari Nature cure ,a way of life - Dr. S.R.Jindal Reversing Aging - Dr. Bruce Goldberg vkjksX; fuf/k I&II & vk’kk jke th ‘kfDro/kZd Hkkstu & MkWa] xk.ks’k ukjk;.k pkSgku
LIST OF RECOMMENDED MAGAZINES v k jk s X ; % v k jk s X ; e f U n j] x k s j[ k iq j Yoga & Total Health : Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, Bombay Yoga + Joyful Living : Himalayan Institute, Hyderabad