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Diabetes Natural Cure via Ayurvedic Remedies Treatment

Posted by GUILBERT RAJ P Friday, February 26, 2010 3 comments

According to the unique assessments of ayurvedic concepts diabetes is the disease which occurs when toxins get accumulated in the tissue and result in circulation blockage. The various root causes of diabetes that ayurveda enlists are poor nutrition and poor digestion, inequity of nervous system, physical and mental stress, and disturbance in natural biological cycle.

The ayurvedic practitioners suggest a variety of natural remedies. Exercise and yoga forms the most effective ayurvedic treatment for diabetes.Ayurveda also prescribes use of certain herbs which can help in curing diabetes. The most important herbs are shilajit, turmeric, neem, amalaki etc.These are considered to be nutritional supplements. They restore balance of those that cause imbalance in your body.

In order to control the functions of liver and pancreas; it is preferable that you take turmeric with aloe Vera, in the early stages of the disease.

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

  • Intake of bitter gourd or bitter lemon juice daily, in empty stomach.
  • Intake of 2 turmeric capsules daily thrice a day.
  • Intake of rose apple stones powder twice daily.
  • Intake of small amounts of fenugreek, musta, Arjuna, triphala, ajwan, haritaki mixed with ghee.
  • Intake of amlaki powder, haldi powder with honey, twice daily.
  • Intake of fenugreek, white pepper and turmeric powder with a glass of milk, twice daily.
  • Intake of a mixture of bay leaf, turmeric and aloe vera gel, twice daily, before lunch and dinner.

Apart from the above easy and affordable measure there is also another ayurvedic remedy and that is preparation of vasant kusumakar ras.This is quite costly but daily intake of this mixed with honey or cream, checks your blood sugar level.

Following the above medications will definitely lower your blood sugar level. People who depend on insulin will realize that their need for insulin has minimized to a great extent.

The correct diet prescribed by ayurvedic practitioners which would help in reducing your blood sugar level

  • It is necessary that you avoid intake of excessive sweets, carbohydrates and diary products.
  • You should eat more fresh vegetables and bitter fruits and herbs.
  • You must include fried barley, cornflower, porridge, ghee, in your diet.
  • Eat more orange and lemons.
  • Eat a lot of green vegetables, black gram, soy, fish etc.

Therefore if you want to keep your diabetes under control then you must eliminate those foods from your diet like rice, wheat, sugarcane etc. and also you should not eat too much fat.

Other Ayurvedic Methods to Reduce Diabetes

  • Exercise
  • Oil massage
  • Use of dry ginger and cardamom while taking bath
  • Drinking water which is preserved in a copper vessel overnight.

Essential points to remember related to ayurveda

  • You should always use proper spices and oils.
  • You should eat herbal preparations to improve your digestion
  • You should maintain a difference between your meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • You should follow a balanced and healthy diet.
  • You should also follow the non dietary regiments like Yoga, breathing exercises, and asanas.

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Coffee

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Properties: Coffee eliminates excessive phelgm, drives away the effects of cold and tiredness. It is diuretic. It is beneficial in fever, headache, cough and coryza.

Uses:
1. Coffee and tea are similar in properties.
2. A cup of coffee gives warmth, agility and alertness.
3. It activates and stimulates the nerves.
4. Coffee neutralizes the effect of opium. It also gives relief from troubles and pains after an opium addict has quit this habit.

Note:
Excessive use of tea or coffee is harmful because it weakens the liver and digest

Apple

Posted by GUILBERT RAJ P Monday, February 22, 2010 0 comments


Properties:

Apple is a great source of fibre which keeps the bowels clean, ensuring skin that is free of acne and boils. It is also loaded with phytochemicals that have properties similar to anti-oxidants. Studies have also shown that eating apples regularly can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Mix a gated apple with honey and apply on your face for five minutes for a hydrated, stress free skin.

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Bollywood buzz : Trailer of Movie "MY NAME IS KHAN"

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Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar
Director: Karan Johar
Music: Shri, Vishal Bhardwaj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Amit Trivedi
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria, Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Tanay Chheda, Arjun Mathur

Movie Review :
MY NAME IS KHAN makes two strong statements. The first: B.C. and A.D. are designations used to label years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. There's a third designation now - 9/11.

Viewed on the basis of the evaluation of Asperger Syndrome,Karan Johar has hit the nail on the head. He has handled Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) with maturity. To top it, he has used the intelligence of Rizvan to home in on a very touchy topic and has succeeded. Islam is not about Jihad, it is about love and Rizvan in his own locked-in world unlocks the hate within from those around him. Many with Asperger Syndrome also get violent, but Rizvan freaks when he sees the colour yellow and cannot stand loud noise.

Shah Rukh Khan has done a complete study of this syndrome and has delivered a terrific performance from frame one. Kajol, I dare say, is the Queen of Bollywood. All this talk of this heroine being the No.1 or No 2 is just mumbo jumbo when you see this talent explode on screen. Just natural. Pure bliss. We need to see more of you on screen, Kajol.

Karan Johar is known for his tearjerkers and he sticks to his format this time, too. But he also addresses an important issue, one that is tearing the world apart.

His handling of scenes is very mature and real. The interaction between young Rizvan with his mother (Zarina Wahab) and his younger brother Zakir is poignant. Zarina's obsessive focus on Rizwan drives Zakir to the wall. The crack is easy to see; his hatred for his brother easy to accept. Rizvan, in one touching moment tells his brother that at least he is able to express his sadness through tears... as for him, it's a frustrating process all bottled within.

Wanting to live his mother's dreams to lead a normal life, Rizvan leaves for America to live with his brother and wife. There, he assists his brother in selling his beauty products and meets Mandira (Kajol), already married with a six-year-old son. Their romance, which leads to marriage, is very well captured. She is a Hindu. He a Muslim. She adopts his surname and then 9/11 happens which radically changes the way the world sees Muslims, especially Americans. Tragedy strikes this happy family and Rizvan is on a journey travelling across the US to meet the president to tell him, 'My name is Khan, and I'm not a terrorist.' It is this obsessive or repetitive routine, which is the central theme of the film. He does meet the President and manages to change the views of many along the way.

Karan and SRK have done what they had to for the viewers and peace at large; but in the real world, can love actually be given a chance? A beautiful movie with a beautiful message not to forget powerful performances from the jodi that stormed the screens13 years ago with DDLJ.

Jimmy Sheirgill is once again proving to be a powerhouse performer. Soniya Jehan and Tannay Cheddha as the young Rizvan are fabulous. Zarina Wahab captivates with her emotions for both her sons. Yuvaan Makaar as Kajol's son is a confident actor.

Go watch it. Karan has crafted a beautiful film, while SRK has authored a marketing strategy that will be hard for even Aamir Khan to beat!

Rating - 3.5/5

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Tea Leaf

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Properties: The leaves of a tea plant taste bitter, sharp, dilutes the density of semen, destroys excessive humour of phelgm in the body, increases the wind- humor in the body and gives nourishment to the stomach. The leaves of a tea plant mixed with milk destroy phelgm, are good stimulator, an aphrodisiac drive away cold and are beneficial in fever, headache and coryza.

Uses:
1.Tea is used very commonly in our daily lives right from giving a treat to our guest's tom its daily use in our diet. There was a news article in a newspaper in 1998 about a woman who had been surviving only on tea since five years.Though tea is used very commonly yet people know very little about the real method of having it. According to a popular saying tea has two merits and three demerits. The merits are that it clears phelegm and wind. Its demerits are that tea dilutes blood and semen and also causes weakness. But still if it is taken methodically, its evil effects are minimized. Tea leaf has caffeine in it and when it is heated by giving the temperature of 100 degree celsius it turns into nicotene which causes gastric ulcer. Therefore the best method of preparing tea is considered to be keeping tealeaves in a filter pan, and pouring hot water over it and mixing milk and sugar in that gathered water. Tea prepared in this way is least harmful.
2. Boiled water when poured through tealeaves, kept in a filter pan and milk and sugar added to it and also 1/4th cup of lemon juice added to it, cures cold, cough and influenza.
3.Tea is considered to be very useful for people over 40 years of age but people having a weak liver have ill effects on their health if they have excessive tea. Tea, because of having "Hot-semen" properties, dilutes the density of the semen, as a result of which, numerous other diseases might arise. Excessive use of tea causes excessive urination because it affects the anti dioratic harmones in the body. Excessive damage of this harmone could be fatal. Excessive use of tea also might cause diabetes.

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MILK

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Properties: The milk of a cow is heavy, cool, sweet, gives total nourishment, destroys the humours of excessive wind and bile in the body and prevents plethora. Mother's milk is light, cool, increases appetite and cures pain and eye disease. It also eliminates excessive humours of wind and bile in the body. Cows milk is light, cool, an appetizer and is like ambrosia and destroys all the three humors in the body i.e. wind, bile, phelgm. Goats milk is bitter in taste, also sweet at the same time, cool, beneficial in dysentery and is "light". Plethora, diarrhea, consumption, cough and fever. It cures every diseases. Buffaloes milk is sweet, heavy, it causes sleep, an appetizer and cool.

Uses:
1. Drinking warm milk cures excessive humour of phelgm and wind. Cold milk cures the excessive humor of the bile. If water is mixed in the milk and then heated so that the mixed water gets evaporated, this milk is very light as compared to raw milk hence is easily digestive.
2. Milk drunk in the morning increases virility, vitality and is an appetizer.
3. Milk if taken in the night time cures consumption, increases virility in old people, is very easily digested and pacifies numerous faults and diseases of the body.
4. Fresh milk if taken in afternoon, gives strength, destroys excessive humor of phelgm and bile and increases appetite.
5. Ghee, dry ginger and black grapes boiled in cow's milk, cures chronic fever.
6. The boiled milk of cow stops hiccups.
7. Mixing sugar candy (misri) and powdered black pepper in boiled milk of cow, cures coryza.
8. Hot milk mixed with ghee and sugar, gives vitality, strength and virility.
9. Hot milk drives away tiredness and refreshes the mind and body.
10. Equal quantities of milk and water are mixed and boiled till the water in it gets evaporated. This residue milk cures dysentery.
11. If ghee and sugar candies are mixed in fresh cow milk, it is beneficial for children having fever due to small pox.
12. If dry ginger is crushed in the milk and the paste thus acquired is applied on the head, it cures severe headache in 7 to 8 hours.
13. Take a piece of cotton, wetted in cow's milk and then sprinkling powdered alum on it and put this on the eyes wrapped in a piece of cloth, it will cure inflammation of the eyes.
14. Massaging the face with cream of cows milk and after 10 minutes washing it with flour of gram pulse, makes the skin of the face radiant.

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WHEY OR BUTTER MILK (Chhachh)

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Properties:

Whey or buttermilk is cool and light. It drives away tiredness and thirst. It destroys the excessive wind humor in the body but causes the formation of phelgm- humour. It cures gastro diseases, vomit, excessive formation of saliva in the mouth, jaundice, diabetes, diarrhea, pain, aversions, leprocy, swelling and worms in the stomach.


Uses:1.

1.In the disease like sprue, mixing powdered leaves of the holy fig tree and dry ginger in buttermilk and drinking it is very beneficial.
2. Drinking buttermilk made from fresh milk of cow, without mixing salt in it purifies the blood. It gives strength and vitality. The complexion of the body improves. It destroys numerous disease related to wind and phelgm humour of the body.
3. If equal quantities of powdered dry ginger, powdered black pepper, powdered of the leaves of fig tree and powdered rock salt is mixed in buttermilk and then had, it cures indigestion. Similarly, if only powdered dry ginger and powdered black pepper is mixed with buttermilk, it too destroys indigestion.
4. The pulp of wood apple, if mixed with the buttermilk, cures diarrhea, dysentry and excessive haemorrhage.
5. Drinking buttermilk mixed with powdered asafoetida powdered cumin seed and powdered rock salt, cures diarrhea and abdominal pains.
6. Drinking buttermilk made out of cow's milk mixed with powdered black pepper powdered dry ginger, powdered leaves of fig tree and "Veed salt" cures abdominal pains.
7. Drinking buttermilk mixed with raw sugar (gur) cures urinary disease especially Uraemia.8. Giving buttermilk mixed with "Vayvidang" powder to the children, cures them from the worms in their stomach.
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I once met a person who said her family consists of four members. Next she said she's an only child. Doing the math was easy, so I couldn't help but ask about the two-member discrepancy. "Oh! The cats of course!" was the answer that I got, but did not expect.Like this person, pet owners have for a long time confessed to feeling that their pets are part of their families. While planning their meals, their outings and their travel, some form of arrangement must include these non-human family members. While understanding the responsibilities of keeping the pet healthy, very few, however, believe that they can get sick from their own pets. Trips to the vet are in fact a tool not only to keep the animal healthy, but also to keep the owner safe from zoonotic diseases.
"Zoonotic diseases are the diseases that are transmitted between man and animal. These diseases are transmitted both ways," explained Dr. Rabei Saleh, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine in Suez Canal University .
This disease does not have to be physical. Dr. Saleh explained that even being frightened of animals could be considered a zoonotic disease. However, zoonotic diseases are commonly defined as contagious diseases transmitted by microscopic living organisms.

With the world now facing a potential pandemic as bird flu spreads, pet owners are becoming more aware of the latent danger that lurks behind their beloved pets.These dangers depend on the kind of pet as well as the kind of health-care it receives. Dr. Saleh emphasized the importance of frequent trips to the vet among other needed precautionary measures.

Cats and Dogs
Rabies is the disease most commonly transmitted from cats and dogs to humans. Dr. Saleh noted that pets should be vaccinated annually against the disease from the age of four years. Animals that are kept at home are safe from the disease. However, the problem can arise when they are taken outside, like when you take your dog out for a walk. "If the animal is bitten by another infected animal it can contract the disease," he explained.

When dealing with rabies, it is important to note two things, Dr. Saleh said. The first is that the disease is only transferable through biting. The second is that a quick response is vital should this occur."If you have a dog and notice any kind of behavioral changes such as mad behavior or lack of recognition of the owner, you need to immediately send the dog to a veterinarian hospital. If for any reason medical attention for the animal can't be sought, then it must be put to sleep immediately or it becomes a health hazard," he said.Dr. Saleh explained that there are two kinds of rabies; furious and dumb. In furious rabies, the symptoms are evident. Dumb rabies is more dangerous because the infected animal does not show any symptoms but still carries the disease. "In both cases there needs to be a history of being bitten by another animal," he said.So what should one do when bitten by an animal? This depends on the degree of laceration (tear) in the bite as well as its location. The disease enters through the nerve fibers that feed the area of the wound. Hence, the closer the bite is to the brain, the more dangerous.

As soon as the bite occurs, the wound needs to be flushed out with water. "When doing that, the patient is in fact doing two things: mechanically removing the virus or diluting it. Also, the wound should not be covered or stitched because the virus is more potent when isolated from air," explained Dr. Saleh.The second step to take after being bitten is to receive rabies shots. The first shot against rabies should be taken immediately on the same day of the bite. The following shots are taken three days later, then after one and two weeks. The final shot is taken 28 days after the bite. The animal that bit the person should be located and placed under observation. If the animal is rabid then it will die within two weeks. At this point the person must take all five shots. If the animal lives, then the two remaining shots are not necessary.

A parasitic disease more commonly related to cats is toxoplasmosis. The disease, explained Dr. Saleh, is caused by a microscopic, crescent-shaped parasite which is found in the blood. The parasite might go through other intermediary hosts during its life cycle, but its final host and site of reproduction is the cat. Eventually, the parasite is transferred through the cat's feces and so any contact with the litter box of an infected cat is dangerous.

The most dangerous effect of toxoplasmosis is on pregnant women. According to Saleh, it can result in miscarriages. It can also result in encephalitis (infection of the brain) in the fetus, which could lead to blindness in the newborn baby. Other congenital diseases that might arise as a result of infection with this disease include hydrocephalus (a head filled with water) and microcephalus (small head), depending on the stage of pregnancy at the time of infection. "This is why pregnant women should never change the litter box. If the woman must do so, the scooping method should be employed to avoid breathing in its vapor," explained Dr. Saleh.

Intermediary hosts of the parasite include sheep, rodents, cattle and birds. Since the disease can be acquired by eating uncooked processed meat, cats should not be allowed to catch mice or hunt for their food and should always be fed cooked food. The disease, while having no symptoms in animals or cats, can be diagnosed by a vet. After three to four months, the infection goes away on its own. There is no vaccine for cats or humans against the parasite.Dogs can transfer roundworms to their owners. In some extreme cases these worms can cause damage to the liver, eyes or brain. Dogs need to be taken on a regular annual visit to their doctors for de-worming and their stool should be checked every six months, said Dr. Saleh.

A parasitic dermatological disease that could be passed on to humans from their dogs is mange (or scabies in humans). The parasites make tunnels under the skin. "Symptoms for dogs include itching, hair loss, wrinkling skin and a terrible smell. As soon as a dog contracts the disease, it needs to be treated in a pet hospital and to be isolated from people. If the disease becomes difficult to treat, the vet may need to put the dog to sleep in order to avoid contaminating humans and other dogs," he said.If the dog or the owner show symptoms of itching, medical attention needs to be sought immediately. An important note, Dr. Saleh said, is that dogs normally shed hair twice a year and this should not be confused with mange. However, if circular or irregular patches of hair loss are discovered, a visit to the vet is in order.

Birds
Psittacosis, or the parrot disease, is transferred by birds that live in the wild. Sick birds show signs of sleepiness, shivering, weight loss, breathing difficulties and diarrhea. Human symptoms include fever, headaches and pneumonia.The disease is contracted through the handling of infected animals. In addition, the waste or dust from the cages of infected birds could cause eye-irritation so they should be handled with care.

Fish
Fish form the least hazard in terms of zoonotic diseases. The most important precaution that needs to be taken is when you feed them live worms since these come from waste channels and carry along with them any presiding diseases in those channels, Dr. Saleh explained."The water in which [fish are] kept also needs to be clean and the filters disinfected regularly otherwise the fish owner may get gastro-intestinal disorders such as diarrhea or vomiting. Also, it is important to wash the hands after any contact with aquarium water. Water should be changed frequently and the filters should be disinfected regularly," he said.

In Need of Attention
Overall, Dr. Saleh said that it's important to note that all pets are generally safe if the right precautions are taken. "The most important thing is to look at the place where this pet will stay, the capabilities of the owner and the general health status of those in the house."Pets are not toys, he stressed. They should be taken care of, even mentally, and they need to be taken to the vet regularly. "Small animals don't need much exercise, but bigger animals do. They need to walk half an hour in the morning and another in the evening. It could be the case that you can only take care of some fish in the water. Dogs, however, are the most demanding."Additionally, Dr. Saleh advised that it is best to avoid all kinds of wild pets such as turtles and wild birds like parrots. For all animals though, feces are mostly the carriers of diseases and litter boxes must be handled with care. "It's important to wash the hands well after handling the pet and not to kiss it on the mouth or allow it to lick us," he said. When feeding the animal, it's important to feed them either pet food or leftovers which the owner himself could eat; not spoilt food, said Dr. Saleh.Pet owners should always check with a doctor if they or their animals develop any kind of symptoms such as the flu, rash, skin irritation or itching. "It's important at this point to tell your doctor that you have a pet," he said.Finally, Dr. Saleh stressed that despite the potential problems, keeping pets is beneficial for children because it teaches responsibility and discipline that remain with the child till the end of life.

THE AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF HAY FEVER- Vol. 8 FREE DOWNLOAD

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This is vol. 8 of fifteeen series book. This book covers mainly about ayurvedic concept, fundamental concept, causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment of Hay Fever and also prohibited foods and behavoiurs for Hay Fever.

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LIST 0F E-BOOKS SITE

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List of free E-books,list of free ebooks,ebooks download,free eboos
O'Reilly online http:
http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/
http://sysadmin.oreilly.com

Computer books and manuals
http://www.hoganbooks.com/freebook/webbooks.html
http://www.informit.com/itlibrary
http://www.fore.com/support/manuals/home/home.htm
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/webbuy/freebooks.html

The Network Book
http://www.cs.columbia.edu/netbook
http://www.bookwarez.efnet.irc links
http://www.extrema.net/books/links.shtml
htttp://www.bookwarez.efnet.irc fiction
http://194.58.154.90:4431/enscifi/

Pimpas online books (Indonesia)
http://202.159.16.55/~pimpa2000
http://202.159.15.46/~om-pimpa/buku

Security, privacy and cryptography
http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~rivest/crypto-security.html
http://www.oberlin.edu/~brchkind/cyphernomicon/

My own misc online reading material
http://www.eastcoastfx.com/docs/admin-guides/
http://www.eastcoastfx.com/~jorn/reading/

Computer books
http://solaris.inorg.chem.msu.ru/cs-books/
http://sweetrude.net/~cab/books/
http://alaska.mine.nu/books/
http://poprocks.dyn.ns.ca/dave/books/
http://58-160.skarland.uaf.edu/books/
http://202.186.247.194/~ebook/
http://hooligans.org/reference/

Linux documentation
http://www.linuxdoc.org/docs.html

FreeBSD documentation
http://www.freebsd.org/tutorials/

Sun documentation
http://osiris.imw.tu-clausthal.de:8888/
http://uran.vvsu.ru:8888/

SGI documentation
http://newton.unicc.chalmers.se/ebt-bin/nph-dweb/dynaweb;td=2
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/init.cgi

IBM Online Redbooks
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

Digital Unix documentation
http://www.unix.digital.com/faqs/publications/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V40D_HTML/V40D_HTML/LIBRARY.HTM

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.0/fhs-toc.html
http://www.linuxbase.com/

UNIX stuff
http://www.ucs.ed.ac.uk/~unixhelp/index.html
http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/usail/
http://www.isu.edu/departments/comcom/unix/workshop/unixindex.html http://www.franken.de/users/lorien/unix.html
http://www.cs.buffalo.edu/~milun/unix.programming.html

Programmers reading
http://www.programmersheaven.com
http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/~alanf/se_proj97/

Programming Pearls 2nd edition
http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/pearls/

C stuff
http://www.strath.ac.uk/CC/Courses/NewCcourse/ccourse.html
http://www.cm.cf.ac.uk/Dave/C/CE.html
http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/c++programdesign/slides/
http://www.icce.rug.nl/docs/cplusplus/cplusplus.html

Perl stuff
http://www.webdesigns1.com/perl/ir.html
http://www.ictp.trieste.it/texi/perl/perl_toc.html
http://www.itknowledge.com/tpj/
http://www.plover.com/~mjd/perl/

Java stuff
http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs016/book/ | http://polaris.cis.ksu.edu/~schmidt/CIS200/
http://www.daimi.au.dk/dProg1/java/langspec-1.0/index.html

Lisp stuff
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/ai-repository/ai/html/cltl/mirrors.html
| http://www.cs.tulane.edu/www/Villamil/lisp/

Ada stuff
http://www.adahome.com/Tutorials/

Database reading
http://www.bus.orst.edu/faculty/brownc/lectures/db_tutor/index.htm

SQL stuff
http://w3.one.net/~jhoffman/sqltut.htm
http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/STAFF/E.Ferneley/SQL/index.htm
http://www.daimi.au.dk/~oracle/sql/index.html

Visual Basic stuff
http://www.vb-world.net/books/

Handbook of Applied Cryptography
http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac/

X Window System
http://tronche.com/gui/x/
http://www.cen.com/mw3/refs.html
http://www.gaijin.com/X/

GTK and Gnome stuff
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/GGAD/ggad.html

QT and KDE stuff
http://www.troll.no/qt/
http://developer.kde.org/documentation/tutorials/index.html
http://www.arrakis.es/~rlarrosa/tutorial.html

Corba stuff
http://www.iona.com/hyplan/vinoski/

TCP/IP info
http://www.tunix.kun.nl/ptr/tcpip.html

Misc programmers reading
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~chilimbi/Pubs.html | http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~nromano/spring99/readings.htm

Some useful tech articles
http://www.sysadminmag.com/ | http://www.dotcomma.org/

Considering Hacking Constructive
http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue4_2/gisle/index.html

Eric's Random Writings
http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/

IBM's History
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/story/text.html

Electronic Publishing
http://www.civeng.carleton.ca/~nholtz/ElectronicPublishing.html

Digital processing
http://www.dspguide.com/pdfbook.htm

The Hardware Book
http://sunsite.auc.dk/hwb/

Network iQ Router Reference Manual
http://www.teltrend.co.nz/documentation/networkiq/rel74/html/rmtoc.htm

Cisco Product Documentation
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/

Novell developers appnotes
http://developer.novell.com/research/appnotes/

Icons for your desktop
http://nether.tky.hut.fi/iconstore/

Hackers' Hall of Fame at Discovery Online
http://www.discovery.com/area/technology/hackers/hackers.html

Symbols and signs and ideograms and stuff
http://www.symbols.com/
Dictionaries
http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/oed.html
http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/ahd.html
http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/columbia.html
http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/thes.html
http://www.eb.com:180/

Misc reading material
http://dali.orgland.ru/tcd/
http://www.ud.se/english/press/pdf_publ.htm

Dantes Inferno
http://sophia.smith.edu/~lkleinbe/dante/home.html
http://www.divinecomedy.org/

Books and texts
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/books.html
http://www.ipl.org/reading/books/
http://www.nakedword.org/
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/alex/

Literature stuff
http://lion.chadwyck.co.uk:8080/
http://www.swan.ac.uk/uwp/lit.htm

Octavo books
http://www.octavo.com/

Project Gutenberg - books and texts
http://www.promo.net/pg/

Project Runeberg - Scandinavian in books and texts
http://www.lysator.liu.se/runeberg/katalog.html

The Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

Bigtext - illustrated books and manuals for DOS
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kevsol/oldfav.html#bigtext

Breeze - a complete text system for Windows
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kevsol/sware.html#brzwin

Language links
http://www.june29.com/HLP/

Grimms' fairy tales
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/archive.html

Winnie the Pooh
http://www.machaon.ru/pooh/

Seven Wonders of the World
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/

Medieval history
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook2.html

Misc history
http://www.usaor.net/users/ipm/contents.html
http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/littleton/re0_cath.htm

Stonehenges Legends
http://www.missgien.net/stonehenge/legends.html

In Parentheses historical papers
http://www.inpar.dhs.org/

Bulfinchs Mythology
http://www.bulfinch.org/

The Dead Sea Scrolls
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/scrolls/toc.html

Qumran historical site
http://www.kalia.org.il/Qumran/

Index of cults
http://www.totentanz.de/kmedeke/cults.htm

Heretical speculation
http://www.calweb.com/~queribus/gnosticgnus.html

The esoteric Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani
http://www.osmth.org/index.html

Runes and Norse stuff
http://www.multiart.nu/grimner/
http://www.eastcoastfx.com/~jorn/runes/

Extinction level events
http://members.xoom.com/korwisi/ele/english/index.html
http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/ | http://www.boulder.swri.edu/clark/ncar.html

Stephen Hawkings Universe
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/hawking/html/home.html

The constellations
http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm

Falling into a black hole
http://casasrv.colorado.edu/~ajsh/schw.shtml

Gravity is a push
http://www.epicom.com/gravitypush/

Online audiobooks
http://www.broadcast.com/books/scifi/

ElecBooks
http://www.elecbook.com/eblist.htm

NewMedia Classics
http://www.newmediaclassics.com/

Online Books Archive
http://docs.online.bg/

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/
Rocket-Library.com
http://www.rocket-library.com/categories.asp

PalmPilot E-Text Ring
http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=pilot_text&id=2&List

Virtual Free Books
http://www.virtualfreesites.com/free.books.am.html

All About Ebooks
http://aalbc.com/ebooks/Allaboutebooks.htm

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ANDRA RECEIPES(Gongura Pachadi)

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Gongura Pachadi
Ingredients
2 cups gongura leaves
1 tsp tamarind juice
1 tsp salt (rocksalt)
1 tsp oil
12 small onion peeled
1 cup big onion diced
20 red chillies
fry in oil and powder:
20 red chillies
1 tsp dhania
2 tbsp urad dhal
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seed

Method
Wash gongura leaves, fry in a pan with little oil
Close the pan with a lid, cook for a while
Add tamarind juice
Using a pestle, pound the cooked leaves
Add salt, 1/4 tbsp sugar, all powdered ingredients till every thing blends well
Season with mustard
Add onions
Mix with 1 cup of boiled water
Gongura pachadi is to serve

Menthi Pulusu With Fish
Ingredients
waral fish-1/4 kg
clean and cut it to slices
2 cups cooked toor dal
2 tbsp tamarind extract
1 tbsp fenugreek
1 tbsp jaggery
1 tsp chilly powder
salt to taste
1 cup menthi leaves
For seasoning
1 cup oil
1 cup onion, chopped
5 green chillies

Method
Heat oil and season the seasoning items
Fry fish till it cooks
Mix tamarind extract, chilly powder, salt, with 3 cups of water
Let it boil
Mix cooked dal with all the other items (fenugreek, jaggery) boil for 2 minutes
In a separate pan fry one cup of menthi leaves in little oil add it with other items

ANDRA RECEIPES(BONE SOUP)

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Bone Soup
Ingredients
1/2 kg nengelumbu
1/4 kg tur dhal
10 green chillies
4-5 cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 onion sliced
salt to taste
Method
Clean and wash the bones
Wash and soak the dal for 1/2 hour
Cook the bones with the dal in a pressure cooker (with enough water)
Mix all other items with the cooked bones
Boil for sometime till every thing mixes well

ANDRA RECEIPES(MASALA EGG

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Masala Egg
Ingredients
6 eggs
2 onions
1/2 kg tomatoes dried
2 tsp chilly powder
5 tsp oil (sesame)
1" ginger 4 garlic flakes 1/2 tsp turmeric powder salt to taste
Method
Boil eggs and peel the skin
Cut into square pieces
Grind tomatoes and onion
Heat the oil and fry the paste
Add ginger-garlic paste and simmer for 2 minutes
Add turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder
Add 1/2 cup water and let it boil for for 2-3 minutes
Add the egg pieces and let the gravy thickens

ANDRA RECEIPES(FISH PITTU)

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Fish Pittu
Ingredients
1/2 kg fish
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp pepper powder
1" ginger
8 garlic flakes, peeled
1 cup coconut scrap
salt as per taste
2 tsp lemon juice

Method
Clean fish cut into pieces
Mix turmeric powder and salt
Heat oil and fry onion, ginger paste, garlic till golden brown
Add coconut scrap and salt and let it cook on slow flame
Add fish and let it cook
When it cools a little add lemon juice

ANDRA RECIPES(CHICKEN RASAM)

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Chicken Rasam
Ingredients
1 small chicken
(fry a little in the open fire take out
only inner portions cut into small pieces)
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp lemon juice salt as per taste
grind into paste:
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp dhania
2 garlic flakes
1/2" ginger
2 cloves
2 cardamoms
1/2 tsp aniseed
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder

Method
Heat ghee in a pan
Add the grounded masala and let it cook for 5-6 minutes
Add chicken pieces with 1 litre of water
Boil for some time
Add salt and lemon juice
Serve hot

ANDRA RECEIPES(Egg Paratha)

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EGG PARATHA
Ingredients
1/2 kg maida
salt to taste
1 egg for each paratha
1 tsp pepper powder
1 cup ghee or dalda
Method
Add maida salt ghee with little water kneed well
Roll into a paratha fry both sides with ghee
Add one egg to a paratha on top add little salt
Smash every thing with a spoon add pepper powder
Serve hot with gongura pachadi

The autism question

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Recent news in the medical world is that The Lancet retracted their 1998 article linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism. Repeated studies have shown no such connection.

Because if this, there have been several news stories about autism. The Wall Street Journal had this article on rates being peculiarly high in specific areas of California:
“An area including West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and some less posh neighborhoods that accounted for 3% of the state's new cases of autism every year from 1993 to 2001, even though it had only 1% of the population."
Why are cases of autism rising, especially in industrialized countries and in what seems to be in higher socioeconomic classes? The prevalence of autism is now reported to be ~1/150 American children (maybe even higher). Scientists still don’t know what causes autism other than some combination of genetics and environment.

What environmental factors might be present in these neighborhoods with high autism rates? Is it the simple reason that they have better medical care and thus more doctors giving the diagnosis? Or is there something in the environment that could be causing this?

There have been questions on whether prenatal ultrasounds could play any role, so I've been searching for studies... and it's frustrating me that I can't come up with a good answer.

Ultrasound examinations are often given multiple times during pregnancy and provide valuable information. With that in mind, this letter and this review article (full text here), make convincing arguments for why this is an area in need of further study.
  • Studies on people with autism show irregularities in several regions of the brain, suggesting that autism could be a result of disrupted normal brain development in fetal life.
  • The use of prenatal ultrasounds has grown along with the rise in autism cases.
  • Ultrasonography is used to evaluate fetal maturity, to determine delivery date, and to assess fetal growth, multiple births, and high-risk pregnancies. Pregnant women, with access to prenatal care, often have multiple ultrasound exams during pregnancy.
  • Ultrasound is used in physical therapy to deliver deep heat to tissues.
  • Liquid (including amniotic fluid) absorbs more heat energy than solid tissue.
  • The fetal brain is sensitive to many things (drugs and alcohol, for example).
  • In 2004, the FDA published this warning against ultrasound “keepsake” images, saying:
“Ultrasound is a form of energy, and even at low levels, laboratory studies have shown it can produce physical effect in tissue, such as jarring vibrations and a rise in temperature.”
While maintaining my skepticism, these points do make me wonder... could ultrasound-generated heat put a fetus at risk?

Until this paper came out this past month, there have been no studies looking at this question. Comparing 362 children having an autism spectrum disorder to 393 controls, they did not find an association between risk of an autism and ultrasound exposure.

In order to avoid an ungrounded public fear of ultrasound (similar to the >10 year and ultimately false vaccine hypothesis which ended up putting people's health at risk) we need more studies to answer this question. If we could identify large sources of data of incidence of autism and use of ultrasound during their mothers’ pregnancy, it would seem to be a relatively straightforward analysis.

Iyengar has illuminated much of the yoga practice and philosophy for me. The more I learn, the more I am drawn to him.

A teacher, scientist, poet. His body is his laboratory. On his 80th birthday he did 108 dropbacks in a row. He holds kapotasana for 15 minutes.
Kapotasana... for 15 minutes.

If you have ~8 minutes, I highly recommend watching this video below. (So grateful to Grimmly’s blog for sharing this!)


Why practice:
“Freedom. From each and every part of our body. Until freedom is gained in the body, freedom of the mind is a farfetched idea.”
The 8 limbs can all be found in the practice of asana and pranayama:
“These two steps of Patanjali are the ladder for you to reach the rightness in your wisdom.”
The practice of asana:
“Our practice of asana is not for the sake of the body -- that is only a support. If that is not there you cannot walk. Can you walk on water? So, asanas are the foundation… they make us the light of the soul.”
Purpose of practice:
“No doubt I have said, “My asanas are my prayers.” But now I say “practice is my mantra.” The purpose will come as one goes on practicing. So practice practice practice.”
I also really liked this essay that Grimmly posted, written by one of Iyengar’s students, Patricia Walden. I love her description Iyengar:
“With the mind of a scientist and the soul of a poet, he has spent thousands of hours using his body as a laboratory, experimenting, exploring, observing, and creating.”
And a few more gems from Iyengar…
“When I was young, I played. Now, I stay.”
"Make the mind feel the stretch. Awaken the mind of the little toe."
“If you keep your armpits open, you won’t get depressed.”
“When confronted with difficulty, take an action, no matter how small."

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Prescribing fasting

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In our culture of consumption, we rarely hear about the benefits of fasting. Many of us have probably never gone a day without eating (sick days don’t count).



Not surprisingly, fasting is not a concept touched upon in the medical school curriculum. In fact, it seems that the reverse is modeled. Unless a patient is NPO (nil per os = nothing by mouth) in preparation for surgery (or for some other medical condition), hospitalized patients are fed abundantly with typical hospital food (not to mention juice and gram crackers for snacks).
The study tested “alternate day calorie restriction (ADCR)” in overweight asthma patients. They enrolled 10 overweight asthma patients and assigned them to 8 weeks of this diet intervention, looking at effects of the diet on asthma symptoms, lung function, oxidative stress, and inflammation.

The diet: Every other day, study subjects ate whatever they normally ate. On intervening days, they ate <20% intake =" a">
  • 9 of the 10 subjects adhered to the diet and lost an average of 8% of their initial weight over the 8 weeks.
  • Asthma-related symptoms, quality of life measures, and pulmonary function tests improved significantly.
  • On days of calorie restriction, energy metabolism shifted towards fatty acid utilization (marked by increased levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate and decreased levels of leptin) - this means subjects were adhering to the diet.
  • Serum cholesterol and triglycerides decreased.
  • Markers of oxidative stress decreased, and uric acid levels (an antioxidant) increased.
  • Markers of inflammation decreased.
  • While this study was small and over a short time period, it introduces an important question (and is easy enough to reproduce on a larger scale).

    When patients struggle with new and foreign diet changes, I wonder if a first step might simply be prescribing regular days of fasting.

    Regardless of any potential health benefits, here is another good reason to fast:
    “For now, it seems that some fasting is the best way to remind myself of the millions who are hungry and to purify my heart and mind for a decision that does not exclude them.”

    Asana

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    It is an amazing feeling to be able to practice with no pain. I have a new appreciation for my body and I will be much more careful with it from now on!


    I love what Iyengar writes about asanas, the 3rd limb of Ashtanga:
    “Asanas have been evolved over the centuries so as to exercise every muscle, nerve and gland in the body... their real importance lies in the way they train and discipline the mind…
    By performing asanas, the sadhaka first gains health, which is not mere existence. It is not a commodity which can be purchased with money. It is an asset to be gained by sheer hard work. It is a state of complete equilibrium of body, mind and spirit. Forgetfulness of physical and mental consciousness is health. The yogi frees himself from physical disabilities and mental distractions by practicing asanas…
    The yogi never neglects or mortifies the body or the mind, but cherishes both. To him the body is not an impediment to his spiritual liberation nor is it the cause of its fall, but is an instrument of attainment. He seeks a body strong as a thunderbolt, health and free from suffering so as to dedicate it in the service of the Lord for which it is intended…
    Just as an unbaked earthen pot dissolves in water the body soon decays. So bake it hard in the fire of yogic discipline in order to strengthen and purify it.”

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    ANISEED

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    Properties: Aniseed is scented, an appetizer, hepls in digestion and eliminates the causes for the formation of urine in the stomach.

    Uses:
    1. It is beneficial in dry cough and stops foul breath.
    2. If its grinded powder is mixed in water with some sugar, it cures the inflammation caused during urination.
    3. If the filtered juice made from powdered aniseed mixed in water is given to children, it cures their stomach pains.
    4. Its use is beneficial in diarrhea, indigestion, fever, cough, kidney diseases, and in enlarged spleen.

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    HOW TO REDUCE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

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    What is Childhood Obesity?

    Childhood obesity is a modern epidemic with the number of obese children rising at an alarming rate. Childhood obesity is a medical condition in which the child is excessively overweight, so much so that it negatively affects the child’s wellbeing and development. This excessive weight is determined by calculating the child’s body mass index. When a child’s weight is much above the accepted weight limit for his or her age and height, the child is considered to be obese.

    What are the Causes of Childhood Obesity?

    Prevalent child obesity is a byproduct of our modern lifestyles. The two most telling reasons for this rise in obesity are poor eating habits and a lack of physical activity.

    Most children do not practice healthy eating habits. Many children skip breakfast, the most important meal of the day, and eat out at least once during the day. Furthermore the day is punctuated with several unhealthy snacks like chips and aerated soft drinks. This results in an imbalanced diet, affecting the child adversely.

    Bad food habits coupled with little or no physical activity is a fatal combination. Today children do not engage in adequate physical activity; the play grounds have been replaced by virtual gaming. Add television and the internet to this list and the grounds for activity are almost non-existent. These kids eat, but don’t burn off the calorie. As a result the excess energy is stored away as fat, which over time leads to obesity.

    Childhood Obesity Effects

    The most dangerous aspect of childhood obesity is that it leaves the child vulnerable to illnesses that once only the aged suffered from. This includes conditions like type 2 diabetes and several heart conditions. In addition obese children are also susceptible to sleep apnea, depression, low self esteem, rage, and anxiety disorders.

    Childhood obesity introduces a train of unhealthy and disruptive designs to the child’s life. If these are ignored, they tend to become a part of the growing personality, creating a dysfunctional adult. This includes social ineptitude and awkwardness, anxiety and depression.

    Can Yoga help Childhood Obesity?

    For children battling obesity, Yoga can prove very beneficial. This holistic tradition has been practiced around the world for thousands of years with promising results. The beauty of Yoga is that it treats both the body and the mind; your physical progress is matched by a strong mental make-up enabling you to be more successful.

    Yoga involves a series of gentle postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Together these can treat obesity, correct imbalances in the body and create a healthy resolve to fight off the condition. Unlike other methods yoga doesn’t have any unpleasant side effects, neither is it strenuous. Most child obesity exercises leave the child frustrated. Child Yoga leaves the child refreshed and positive.

    Yoga exercises involve a lot of stretching and bending, pushing all the muscles in the body into action. In addition kids also learn to breathe properly, utilizing complete lung capacity, improve posture and build self confidence. The meditative aspects of yoga helps children cope with stress and anxiety. It also boosts will power and concentration. It enables the child to control binge eating in the face of anxiety or boredom.

    How to control menopause

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    Most women in the West dread the approach of menopause, and think of it as something that will end a happy life as they know it. Many women even take hormonal supplements to delay the onset of menopause. But in the East, menopause is thought of as a change that should be embraced, as it brings with it wisdom and insight. If you think about it, it’s a phase of life that cannot be avoided, and there are no real ‘cures for menopause’. And yet, women often enter it feeling afraid and unhappy.

    Yoga for menopause can have positive effects on you, and can help you understand your body and mind better. Yoga asanas or poses, along with breathing exercises and meditation help to balance the endocrine system, along with strengthening the body and organs. This helps women to weather the hormonal changes better. Yoga aims to unify the mind, body and breath. As one becomes adept in the practice of yoga and meditation, she is able to accept herself and her body better, and this makes the transition easier.

    Women who regularly practice yoga find that they are able to enjoy menopause, and experience the freedom, liberation and energy that it brings!
    What are the symptoms of menopause that can be relieved?
    Yogic asanas can help to relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause. Inverted postures such as the headstand, shoulder stand and bending poses like the downward dog have been accepted as providing calming effects. The regular practice of yoga, when combined with other exercises like walking, cycling or weight training can ease the symptoms of menopause, and make it easier on you. While the symptoms may not go away completely, their incidence can be reduced, and the intensity of night sweats and hot flashes will decrease.

    Depression in menopause is also an important concern to women. The practice of yoga will help you to become more peaceful and accepting. Yoga also helps you to get in touch with your body, and know what is going on in an experiential way. When you meditate, you become aware of the changes in your body, and you will also realise that change is inevitable. This itself will help to keep away depression during menopause.
    Yoga Practice during menopause
    Of course, if you start practicing yoga long before menopause, you will find the transition much easier. But even if you start during or after menopause, you will still feel the benefits of yoga. It is suggested that you join a yoga class, or study under a reputed teacher. You can choose between any of the branches of yoga, but a strong, grounded practice, like that of Hatha Yoga, will be most useful.
    As a yoga student, no doubt, you will learn a variety of poses and techniques. During menopause, some of the techniques that will help include:
    Tadasana or mountain pose
    Virbhadrasana or warrior pose
    Trikonasana or triangle pose
    Padmasana or lotus pose
    Leg raises
    Kapalbhati cleansing techniques
    Bhujangasana or cobra pose
    Pavanmuktasana or pose to release air.
    Anuloma viloma breathing techniques
    Meditation

    Holy Thirukkural

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    Greatness of Thirukkural :
    Thirukkural is a precious gem among the classics, unique in the
    deliverance of code of conduct to the mankind to follow for all time
    to come. It enshrines in it 1330 couplets under 133 chapters, each
    chapter comprising 10 verses. The chapters again fall under three
    major divisions. Virtue, Wealth and Love. This treatise
    encompasses the whole gamut of human life and by Thiruvalluvar,
    its illustrious author illuminates every bit of it! This classical work
    written in Tamil, has been translated in over 60 languages of the
    world.
    The Government of Tamil nadu had a vision (for beyond) the
    Horizon. Yes to rise a statue for Thiruvalluvar in Kanyakumari, the
    southern tip of the mainland at the confluence of the three seas
    befitting the stature of this Saint-poet. The statue that was
    dedicated at the dawn of the new millennium, stands out as a
    beacon of light to guide human life for ever.
    Measures adopted for the statue of Thiruvalluvar :
    The statue with 95' and the pedestial supporting it with 38ft, the
    structure is thus a standing mammoth commanding a total height of 133 feet. An artistic peripheral wall
    around the statue, thereby forms a captivating mandap.
    The measures what they stands for? :
    The pedestal represents the 38 chapters on 'Virtue' and the 95' statue standing on the pedestal
    represents 'Wealth' and 'Pleasure' signifying that Wealth and Love be earned and enjoyed on the
    foundation of Virtue solid.
    The rocks for the sculpture came from :
    Sirudhamoor, Pattumalaikuppam Hills and Ambhasamudram Hills.

    What is Childhood Obesity?

    Childhood obesity is a modern epidemic with the number of obese children rising at an alarming rate. Childhood obesity is a medical condition in which the child is excessively overweight, so much so that it negatively affects the child’s wellbeing and development. This excessive weight is determined by calculating the child’s body mass index. When a child’s weight is much above the accepted weight limit for his or her age and height, the child is considered to be obese.

    What are the Causes of Childhood Obesity?

    Prevalent child obesity is a byproduct of our modern lifestyles. The two most telling reasons for this rise in obesity are poor eating habits and a lack of physical activity.

    Most children do not practice healthy eating habits. Many children skip breakfast, the most important meal of the day, and eat out at least once during the day. Furthermore the day is punctuated with several unhealthy snacks like chips and aerated soft drinks. This results in an imbalanced diet, affecting the child adversely.

    Bad food habits coupled with little or no physical activity is a fatal combination. Today children do not engage in adequate physical activity; the play grounds have been replaced by virtual gaming. Add television and the internet to this list and the grounds for activity are almost non-existent. These kids eat, but don’t burn off the calorie. As a result the excess energy is stored away as fat, which over time leads to obesity.

    Childhood Obesity Effects

    The most dangerous aspect of childhood obesity is that it leaves the child vulnerable to illnesses that once only the aged suffered from. This includes conditions like type 2 diabetes and several heart conditions. In addition obese children are also susceptible to sleep apnea, depression, low self esteem, rage, and anxiety disorders.

    Childhood obesity introduces a train of unhealthy and disruptive designs to the child’s life. If these are ignored, they tend to become a part of the growing personality, creating a dysfunctional adult. This includes social ineptitude and awkwardness, anxiety and depression.

    Can Yoga help Childhood Obesity?

    For children battling obesity, Yoga can prove very beneficial. This holistic tradition has been practiced around the world for thousands of years with promising results. The beauty of Yoga is that it treats both the body and the mind; your physical progress is matched by a strong mental make-up enabling you to be more successful.

    Yoga involves a series of gentle postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Together these can treat obesity, correct imbalances in the body and create a healthy resolve to fight off the condition. Unlike other methods yoga doesn’t have any unpleasant side effects, neither is it strenuous. Most child obesity exercises leave the child frustrated. Child Yoga leaves the child refreshed and positive.

    Yoga exercises involve a lot of stretching and bending, pushing all the muscles in the body into action. In addition kids also learn to breathe properly, utilizing complete lung capacity, improve posture and build self confidence. The meditative aspects of yoga helps children cope with stress and anxiety. It also boosts will power and concentration. It enables the child to control binge eating in the face of anxiety or boredom.

    Though we boast of technological advancements and great feats in the field of medical sciences and surgery, cardiovascular problems are mounting and continue to haunt us. Our increasingly stressful and inactive lifestyles have led to heart diseases becoming the number one health issue plaguing the world. A psychosomatic disease, heart problems almost always start with the lifestyle and state of mind.

    Though we celebrate our modern lives in many ways, we do not realize the threat it poses to our survival. Healthy living, of course, is a top priority for all of us and therefore it is best to resort to yoga and correct the damage done to the cardio vascular system of our body before it becomes irreparable. The benefits of cardiovascular exercise will go a long way.

    Cardio vascular yoga

    An ancient system of self development, Yoga is a powerful technique that provides a holistic approach to help combine the physical, mental, and spiritual forces of the being for a well developed and healthy body. When the sage Patanjali laid down the ‘sutras’ of yoga, they became guidelines on how to make the human body stress and disease free.

    Today, most people do not pay much attention to their body unless it becomes diseased and starts to crave attention. We fail to recognize our sickness and think of remedying it only when serious symptoms start to ravage our body. A better way to do things, therefore, is to address problems before they become aggravated and move beyond our control. There have been many studies to prove that the mind has a vital role to play in maintaining good health. If we nourish the body but fail to nourish our mind, our health begins to deteriorate and we find ourselves unable to figure out what has happened to us.

    There are many poses in Yoga that can improve the health of the heart by improving blood circulation. They also help in the removal of toxic waste from the body and regulate the hormones to keep us healthy. Pranayama, an important part of Yoga, if practiced regularly under the guidance of a trained practitioner, can help control breathing and is an effective cardiovascular yoga exercise. Breathing, in turn, can help regulate the flow of blood and relax a perturbed mind.

    When done on a daily basis, meditation before sleeping is a great way to calm the senses and relax the mind. With the mind relaxed, the brain is more responsive and the body is at harmony with the surroundings. Though this mental and emotional balance is a little difficult to achieve, with practice, one can perfect it.

    Benefit of Sex

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    The benefits of sexual activity on our physical and emotional health are many and science begins to specify in detail. The benefits of sexual activity, of course, occur in men as in women.

    Benefits of sexual activity on our hormonal system:
    The desire sexual releases hormones that increase sexual desire (estrogen and progesterone in women and testosterone in men), epinephrine increases heart rate and stimulates circulation by increasing oxygen delivery to cells, and pheromones, hormones of pleasure also have a vasodilator effect. As the excitement grows comes in endorphin, a hormone that creates a sense of pleasure and a state of euphoria to reach the maximum level in orgasm. In women during climax also releases oxytocin, a hormone responsible for the uterus and increase the intensity of orgasm. At this moment of maximum peak nerve cells in the brain causing electrical discharge their contents, once passed, the physical and mental relaxation.

    Other benefits of sexual activity- increase defenses:
    Maintaining a sexual activity with a certain frequency causes increased discharge of hormones that increase production of antibodies that fight viruses and bacteria, and those that serve as gatekeepers who control any unexpected reaction in the body. The men reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by ejaculating more than four days a week, and among women decreases the likelihood of breast cancer by increasing levels of oxytocin produced during orgasm.

    Sexual activity relieves pain:
    According to studies on the benefits of sexual activity during orgasm women can tolerate the pain up to 100% more, i.e. one hand due to vaginal G-spot stimulation increases pain threshold, the release of endorphins disconnected for several minutes, the nerve endings responsible for pain and increased oxytocin, which also increase sexual desire, has the ability to relieve pain.

    Benefits of sexual activity on an emotional level:
    Sexual activity increases self-esteem, providing emotional stability, improved interpersonal relationships, we feel loved and attractive. Besides the relaxed state that we experience after orgasm produces a pleasant feeling of well being that makes us face our problems and concerns in a more optimistic, greatly reducing anxiety, stress and tension.

    Sexual activity an antidote to depression:
    Before and during sexual releases endorphins into the bloodstream, these hormones also regulate sleep; create a state of euphoria and a feeling of wellbeing. They also release oxytocin, a hormone that raises levels of serotonin and dopamine, chemicals related to mood and wellbeing.

    Visual benefits of sexual activity:
    With the practice of releasing sexual hormones, including estrogens, which cause increased secretion of water and oil from the sweat glands, which helps keep skin hydrated and protected and hair stronger and brighter.

    The practice of sexual activity is an exercise that strengthens and stimulates most body muscles, repetitive movements during relation helps to strengthen the chest, legs and abdomen. The practice of sexual activity is a good remedy for fighting cellulite, because it improves blood circulation which facilitates the elimination of toxins and fluid.

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    CUMIN SEED

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    Properties

    According to "sushrut", cumin seed is an appetizer, eliminates formation of excessive wind humor and bile humor. It cures enlargement of skin and colic in stomach. Cumin seed strengthens the stomach, liver and intestines. It eliminates the worms, which are present in the intestines. It also cures flatulation, stomachache etc. Cumin seed is very beneficial for a woman after childbirth.

    Uses:


    1. It increases the capacity of producing milk in a woman.

    2. A daily use of handful of cumin seeds, cures night blindness and decreases the level of temprature in the body.

    3. Twelve grams of memordic- charantia (kereal) mixed with one spoon of powdered cumin seeds cure ague.

    4. A mixture of powdered coriander seeds, powdered cumin seeds and sugar, cures acidity and inflammation in the chest due to it.

    5. Use of cumin seeds checks hiccups, eliminates colic in stomach, swelling of intestine due to indigestion.

    6. Six grams of powdered cumin seeds mixed with old raw sugar and after making small pills of one gram each, if taken, it cures fever.

    7. A baked mixture of cumin seeds, black pepper and rock salt (all in powdered form), dissolved in butter milk or whey, if taken after lunch, cures diarrhea, piles and sprue.

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