Wellness Vs Illness: How to Cheat Death or Prolong Departure from Mother Earth?

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.

Avocado

Broccoli

Capsicum—Yellow

Ginger

Pomegranate

Pumpkin

Tuna Fish

Mackerel Fish

Unpolished rice

Coconut oil

Red wine

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.

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