Wellness Vs Illness: How to Cheat Death or Prolong Departure from Mother Earth?
(Dr. KM George; Email: Melmana@gmail.com)
Science is getting firm grips with many ways to slow the ageing process. It is good reason to rejoice for both spiritual minded and material minded alike to accomplish their mission before they reach the shore on the other side. Has it got any side effects? Would it be manageable for the medical science to cope with any unexpected and unprecedented backlash? It may be a very good idea to prolong quality life from the point of view of an individual. It may have many socio-economic problems like more mouths to be fed, clothed, housed and cared for health and education , etc. It may result in tensions in work place between the young and the old, post retirement pension payment burden and boredom among the elderly. Grater longevity is within reach willy-nilly.
Better ways to wellness:
Avocados – Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats as well as loads of vitamins to boot (E, K and C to mention just a few). Not only that, but they pack a serious fibre punch, 5 grams in just a small half cup! Between the fibre and healthy fat content, you’ll have no problem staying fit and full for hours after enjoying a delicious avocado. It makes for a great snack, side dish with dinner, addition to salads, and of course there’s always guacamole!
2. Eggs – Eggs are a great source of fat as well as high quality protein, just make sure you don’t skip out on the yolk! Why? The yolk is by far the most nutritious part of the egg, providing over 11 vitamins and minerals including nearly 100% of the daily energyboosting B12 from just 3 eggs daily. They are a great breakfast item, but of course they can be enjoyed at any time of day!
3. Coconut oil – Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of perhaps the most beneficial fat known to human beings, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs have been shown to improve brain function, lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair health, and best of all: burn more fat!
What food to eat for better health?
It is widely observed that calorie restriction -CR- may lessen the risk of cancer, heart disease and even slowing down of degeneration of nerves and to lengthen life. It is seen among the ancient sages of India. Profound sense of well –being was easily observed on account of renunciation of the material world and not indulging in conspicuous consumption. Ageing may be a phenomenon in its own right. In a state of nature this phenomenon would be under the control of genes and environment.
Institute of Aging Research in New York is trying to administer metfromin in elderly people to see if it can delay the onset of various maladies.
In 2013 The Human Longevity Inc was set up in San Diego in 2013. For those who cannot wait for drugs, HLI has high-end wellness service called Health Nucleus. In 2013 Google now Alphabet, started a venture called Calico to take a “moonshot “approach to anti-ageing. It is a drug developing company. One thing is very sure. Slowing down of ageing by means of diet or pharmacology must admit that it will not keep people going for ever. At best it may be extending human life span to 120! However, the traditional herbal system of rejuvenating the cells is of importance. The famous ayurveda rejuvenation treatments are of interest to all those who want to reverse the ill effects of aging with degeneration. In modern medicines the stem-cell therapies are moving very fast under regenerative medicine. The aim of modern biotechnology researchers is to make at least an aim of reaching the life span of the 122 years of Jeanne Calment, a French woman in terms of longevity.
Suggested food and drinks:
The following is a list to be considered for better health to remain wholesome with quality life and longevity.
It is also worth mentioning that one should go to bed only after two hours of dinner and that too early dinner not delaying more than 7pm.Drink a glass of warm water at bed time to ward off strokes.
As soon as one gets up from sleep drink two glasses of water. Once the daily chores are over like brushing, toilet etc, one should do yoga for 30 minutes with added emphasis on Pranayam-meditation.
If possible take fifty ml of fresh coconut milk after yoga and go for a walk of 30 minutes. Once you come back relax with a glass of yogurt—curd – mixed with honey. Take a good breakfast. It may be best to have steamed and fermented items like idali for breakfast. If it is idali try to use with it some olive oil dressing for side dishes or with salad.
One should not eat much of carbohydrates. If very essential, use only a small cup of cooked rice with plenty of greens and vegetables. Avoid if possible meat and add on fish to your meal.
Take plenty of seasonal fruits some 30 minutes before meal, so that it will not add to fermentation in the stomach. Drink water as per the demands of the system. But one should drink some 8 glasses of water to keep rehydrated.
Take shower twice a day. It may be practised in fresh water as per the body temperature demands.
If time permits, one should meditate for 30 minutes in a calm environment every day. Listen to devotional or soothing music before going to bed.