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Distinguishing Microvita : The fundamental units of Your life

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To understand microvita we gotta 1st appreciate that all matter & energy is eventually resolvable into minutest bubbles of consciousness – in all its varied forms.

The omniscient consciousness has 3 facets integrated together, though they seem to function independently, as observed in manifest nature. In simple words they are : Will, Wisdom & Activity. While different religions present them allegorically & metaphorically – they remain the root-expressions of all there is.

Everything around us can be ultimately divided into these 3. When investigating the particles of matter & quanta of energy – they also have atleast the “activity” vibration at it’s maximum. A smaller subset of them also have the “wisdom” vibration in all it’s potency. They are the ones responsible for the brilliancy & aliveness of life. Don’t they deserve to be distinguished apart? Shri P. R. Sarkar called them MicroVita. Btw, that’s what our body aspires for, when it’s hungry.

Stroke & Diet – Part 3

Firstly my apologies for missing-in-action for sometime. We were relocating and it was a terribly busy few weeks for us. Anyway this is Part 3 on Stroke & Diet and sharing on a very important part of a stroke survivor’s diet and it is none other than Fruits.

Personally I feel that it is equally important to address the issue of Antioxidants in relation to a healthy diet be it for stroke survivors or ordinary folks. Sufficient quantity of fiber and antioxidants in our diet are the building blocks for good health.
Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds that prevent and repair damage caused by oxidation from environment pollutants, chemical toxins, tobacco smoke, lifestyle abuse and poor diet choices. Unchecked oxidation can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s diseases and Parkinson’s diseases.

From the Book “The Antioxidant Miracle” by Lester Packer Ph.D., Lipoic Acid, Pycnogenol, Vitamins E and C will help you to prevent oxidation. One source for these antioxidant content can be found in fruits. A five to ten servings of fruits daily should supply you with sufficient antioxidants. One serving is about the size of your fist. Locally in South-East Asia we have the following fruits that are rich in antioxidants.

Guava

Guava.
Red-fleshed Guava contain high quantity of the antioxidant Lycopene, more than strawberries, spinach and broccoli. Lycopene may lower the risk of cancer such as prostate, ovarian, cervical, oral, pharyngeal, esophagus, stomach, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancer. One pink-flesh Guava contains 37 calories and is a good source of fiber and Beta-Carotene another antioxidant. Helps to lower cholesterol as well as blood pressure too. Continue reading

Haemorrhagic Stroke & PPA

Received an email from a friend highlighting the connection between Haemorrhagic Stroke and PPA (Phenylpropanolamine). PPA is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription cough and cold medications as a decongestant and in OTC weight loss products.

I did a search on this and confirmed that this is true. A Research Team at Yale University did a project called Haemorragic Stroke Project and the findings were given in a Report on May 10th 2000. For those who want to know more please go to the following site :-

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/

The implications are serious in this findings. Many people buy OTC medicine for common cough and cold and for some weight-loss prescriptions without realizing the danger if such prescriptions or drugs contain PPA. Even for first time users taking drugs that contain PPA stand the risk of a Haemorragic Stroke. Perhaps this explains why young and healthy people died suddenly of a Stroke although they never possessed any symptoms or tell-tale signs like High Blood Pressure, Diabetes etc.

The next time you run to your local drug store for some cold medicine please check that it does not contain PPA! In the US, the FDA has stopped drug companies from using PPA in their prescriptions.

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Sleep Disorders.

Sleep Disorder

Lately heard from a friend about her mom being observed for sleep patterns which are necessary for the doctors to determine how her sleep pattern affects her recovery process after an operation. The Idaho Neurological Centre did a survey on Sleep Disorder and Stroke Risk discovered the following :-

Out of 15 stroke survivors observed, all show some form of sleep disorder.

Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes a person to stop breathing temporarily and happen repeatedly was more common among stroke survivors than others.

Stroke survivors has stage one sleep (lightest sleep) and snored more loudly than others.

Between 31% to 70% occurs during sleep.

However after saying all these, Continue reading