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Infants and Children Common Colds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Click here to read in Tamil  and to have it as a Brochure  .  When a child falls off its bike and scratches its skin, the body responds via the immune system. Scavenger cells at the site of the wound pick up antigens –tiny particles derived from invading microorganisms and dirt that the body will recognize as foreign. These antigens are delivered to the nearest lymph node. T and B cells (immune cells) carrying the matching antigen-receptors on their surface will be stimulated by the concentrated antigen now present in these lymph nodes. T cells will then go on and orchestrate the defensive response against the invaders, whereas B cells will transform into antibody-producing cells flooding the body with antibodies which act against the hostile microorganisms.

    This is why Ayurveda focuses on building an individual's immunity to prevent infections. Unlike the modern notion that vitamin rich food is equal to immunity, Ayurveda is wholistic. This means that immunity does not depend alone with eating nutrient rich food, but on the status of the mind which inturn affects the body's metabolic and physiology. 

Modern proof - See a Stanford study tells-Our Immunity is due to environment factors more important than our Genetics.

"A bad Flu is in the town" and so I also got flu", is the lame excuse given by everyone when they get cold and fever. The reality is that not everyone gets the cold and fever even though everyone are exposed to these viruses and bacteria. Those immunity is low at that time get cold or any type of infection. In a place if there are people who are all having low immunity and also moving and interacting with others they may spread the organisms, causing an infection to spread.

Police station: If we imagine our immune system to be a police force for our bodies, then previous work has suggested that the Lymph nodes would be the best candidate structures within the body to act as police stations – the regions in which the immune response is organised.

    Status of the mind affects breathing and breathing inturn affects the  Lymphatic circulation.Lymphatic circulation is the channel through which the immune cells navigate apart from blood circulation and patrols not only invading micro-organisms but also body's own cancer cells.

     Stress affects the lymphatic circulation and so the immunity goes down. Colds with running nose and fever indicates down-immunity due to stress. Usually we have noticed people prone to colds when they are doing things mostly time bound manner, through which they stress. Usually some one breaks down with a cold after they had completed their time bound task whether at work or at home.

     There are several means to reduce this type of incidence of getting cold. In our experience doing every day detoxification reduces colds to a considerable extant. At stressful work keeping attention on breath and doing deep relaxing breaths during work works a lot better.

     Liver is recently discovered by modern research to be an immunity organ also. They found an explanation for the curious fact that patients receiving a liver transplant sometimes inherit the donor’s allergies and immune repertoire, so in keeping with the idea that donor immune information is being transplanted. It also suggests that the liver as an immune organ is an evolutionary remnant. 

     During embryonic development, the liver is the first organ to provide us with blood and immune cells. Apparently, at least in the mouse the liver continues to serve as an “immune organ” even during adulthood.

 PleasClick here for seeing the original scientific paper.

Click to read about the antibiotics use in young age cause a huge damage to the health.

    This is why in Pancha Bhoota healing and all ancient medical system like ayurveda, gives importance to keeping liver healthy through liver boosting herbs and  and liver cleansing processes to treat diseases.

    Pancha Bhoota we suggest to cleanse the liver and change to whole food eating habits, walking ( for children lots of exercises) and relaxing, through which reduce attacks of common colds  can be noticed. We suggest to do these changes for a few months  and get back to us to inform us about your experience. If you do not see substantial changes then please write to us for an individualized treatment for you.

Immediate remedy for cold

Turmeric in milk.

    Daily giving a pinch of turmeric after food ensures good immunity to children. Adding in milk is the best way to give. Right from young age if we train children by giving turmeric they will develop good immunity.

 

For child fever, cough, cold, vomoting, infections-home remedies. 

Prevention:

Earth Therapy: 

Reduce the intake of sweets because sugar depresses the immune system.  
We have known this for decades. It was only in the 1970's that researchers found out that vitamin C was needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize viruses and bacteria. White blood cells require a 50 times higher concentration inside the cell as outside so they have to accumulate vitamin C. We know that glucose and vitamin C have similar chemical structures, so what happens when the sugar levels go up? They compete for one another upon entering the cells. And the thing that mediates the entry of glucose into the cells is the same thing that mediates the entry of vitamin C into the cells. If there is more glucose around, there is going to be less vitamin C allowed into the cell. It doesn't take much: a blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%. So when you eat sugar, think of your immune system slowing down to a crawl. For more details please using click here.

Give children  Healthy Sweet snacks.  Reduce white sugar but use more jaggery and palm sugar. See here for recipes in the link above.

No cold foods and cold drinks: Eating cold foods (refrigerated) and giving children ice-cold drinks, decreases their digestive enzymes almost inactive.  All Biochemists know the 37 degree celcius or 98 degree fahreinheit is the active temperature for all biochemical enzymes to digest food. Only by eating warm food (not steaming hot) we can give the digestive enzymes this optimum temperature to digest food. When we drink cold drinks or cold food, the enzymes will not digest food. Undigested food goes to the small and large intestines and are eaten by microbes which produces gas and toxic products that are absorbed into the blood. This weakens our immunity.

Avoid giving cold drinks and cold foods to children which will weaken their immunity. 

Pharmacy: Liver is the pharmacy store of the body that produces all anti-biotics and medicines that the body need. So keeping the liver healthy is the best way to boost immunity. Eating everyday liver tonics like "Chyawanaprash" is very good.

Parasites and Immunity: Parasites living in our intestines are attacked by our immune cells. But parasites wants to make our intestines their home. In order to overcome the attack of our immune cells, parasites spit out a toxin which weakens our immune system. By weakening our immune system the parasites can survive in our body.

    Recent report shows Persons infected parasitic worm infections , may be more likely to become infected with HIV than persons without worm infections. This is what they suspect as a Connection Between  AIDS Epidemic In Africa And Intestinal Worms?

      More diseases are increasing because of our unhealthy food habits with more refined foods and sugars in diet. This is a rich food for the worms in the intestines. Intestinal worms decreases immunity of the body. So to keep the body immune we need to periodically eradicate worms in the intestine.

     This is why in India, every month for children and once in six months for adults, anti-parasites medications are given. This will kills the parasites and boosts immunity. The best anti-parasite medication is the neem-turmeric combination. Equal quantity of Neem leaves and Turmeric root is ground to paste and swallowed on a saturday morning and food is taken until appetite resumes (may be 4 to 5 hours). Doing this parasites cleansing ensures good immunity from all infectious diseases and cancer.  

Neem oil: Drinking one teaspoon of neem oil everyday night for 10 to 15 days (use filler to directly squeeze the oil in the throat and not on tongue and so you wont feel the bitterness).  Neem oil kills the parasites in the intestines and increases our body's immunity.

Liver Cleansing:

Cleansing the liver with Castor oil and Gallnut (cleansing)  once every two months (one time castor oil , next time gall-nut cleansing) is good.

     Fiber-rich foods helps liver and helps to throw out fat-soluble garbage out of the system. We recommend using fiber rich whole grains like brown rice (remember to soak in water and cook), whole rye flakes (33% fiber compared to 20% fiber in oats), whole wheat flakes (28%), barley flakes (26%). Millets like Ragi rich in fiber. In all ancient traditions, people ate different types of grains and millets  many of the readers might be unaware of the names.  These millets give different nourishment that help prevent many diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer etc.  millet, kodo-millet.

Breakfast

Use seven different whole grains for seven days. One can use in the form of pan-cakes (Dosai) or steamed cakes (Idli's), or porridge (oozhu) or cracked-uppuma type (See recipes in Sakthi kitchen).

1. Corn cracked-steamed (uppuma) or pan cake.
2. Barley flakes or pan cake.
3. AmaranthUppuma.
4. Rye flakes or pan cake. 
5. Quinoa flakes or Uppuma.
6. Finger Millet  pan cake or porridge.
7. Buckwheat  uppuma or pan cake.

Asian Type

1. Fox Millet  pan cake or porridge.
2. Barley flakes or pan cake
3. Buckwheat  uppuma or pan cake. 
4. Little Millet  pan cake or porridge.
5. Italian Millet  uppuma or pan cake.
6. Banyard Millet  porridge or pan cake.
7. Amaranth  uppuma or pan cake.
No refined cereal drinks like Horlicks, Boost, complain should be used. These products are malted sugars and immeidately increase blood glucose levels.  Instead fruit juices fresh can be used.

See recipes in sakthi kitchen.

Cooking oil should be only unrefined sesame oil/olive oil or any other unrefined oils.

One Juice a day for seven days a week:

Drink these fresh juices, one a day and repeat the seven every week. It is
easy. Just cut and put in blender with little water and dates if needed ,
blend and drink. Dates increases Iron.

1. Pine-apple juice 
2. carrot juice
3. Pine-apple juice.
4. Pomegrante juice.
5. Grape-fruit juice
6. Pine-apple juice.
7. Pomegrante juice.

No bottled or canned. it should be made fresh and not filter it. Clear juices are free from fiber and so drink all juices with the pulp.

Triphala Powder - Strengthen LiverEveryday night take quarter teaspoon of Triphala powder in 20 ml of hot water for children of ages 5 to 10. half teaspoon in 35ml hot water for ages above 10 to 15. and one teaspoon for ages 15 and above in 50 ml hot water. (Please Click here  to find the link to buy this herb).

Water Therapy :We generally recommend giving children one glass of luke warm water first thing in the morning.  Using mild amount of flavors like ginger, cumin seeds, mint leaves, cardamom, coriander seeds, Sarsparilla root powder, hibiscus flowers etc)  for better results.

Fire Therapy: Allow children to play in sun moderately to allow good exercise and also build good vitamin D levels in their body. This gives good immunity to them.

Air therapy: Taking a long breath and relaxes every now and then reduces stress in the body. DoingPranayama  5 minutes morning and evening is also good.

 

See here for free video links on best Pranayama - Swami Ramdev.

Yoga is very good especially Surya Namaskar given in fire section can be taught to children. It helps in good lymphatic circulation.

 

Frequently getting sick

She was complaining that her son, of about five years, was perpetually having a cold. I thought that this could be because the child was suffering from a worm infestation. As the grandparents were looking after her children, I asked her what traditional medicines were being given to her son for getting rid of intestinal worms.

Grandmothers would grind the leaves of neem to a smooth paste and make it into a small ball (the size of three black peppers or a green sundakkai), roll it in a little rice flour (to mask the bitter taste), and give it with the little buttermilk to swallow. Neem leaves should not be used continuously as it leads to decrease in shukra dhatu or sperm count.http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2017/aug/19/piles-perish-with-ayurveda-1644608.html

 

 

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A single factor may be a biased view for the cause of a disease.

Several factors contribute to health is the Eternal Truth.

 Click on the links inside the tables for details.

   Uni5   Eternal  and  Universal
 Health Style
Five Levels
1 2 3 4 5
Elements Earth Water Fire Air Space

Energy

Process

Stabilization

Nourishing

Transformation

De-Toxification

Interaction

communication

Localization

Connection

Expansion

Unification

Internal Body Mind Intelligence Awareness Consciousness
External Food Water Heat Air Space
Health

Whole foods

Herbs

Juice Therapy

Liver Tonic chutneys

Cleansing

Water Therapy

Castor Oil

Gall Nut

Exercise for lymph circulation for health and immunity like Yoga, walking, Suryanamaskar

Breathing

Relaxation

Laugh Therapy

Food Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Phyto-Nutrients
Food Type Fiber Rich Well chewed food Balanced foods Vegetarian Live fermented foods
Mind- External
Acceptance Yoga

Meditation

Uni5 Meditation

PB Meditation

Increase SAL Energy
 Mind- Internal Transform Anger to helping nature Cleanse Out meaness with charity Cleanse out Pride with serving attitude Cleanse out Jealousy with compassion
Intelligence     Unbiased outlook - Seek the Unchanging Truth Embracing all beliefs - understand the results of action done under personal beliefs Forgiveness - Forgive and Forget to Give and Get
Awareness       Eco-friendliness - We are all connected in and out. So polluting nature is inturn polluting ourself Conservation of Energy - Avoid wastage of all forms of Energy, because inturn it is our own SAL Energy
Consciousness         Unconditional Love - The only Reality of this Universe

 To read the clinic articles in Tamil, please click here.

Maruppathu udal noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give physiological effects)
Maruppathu ula noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give psychological effects)
Maruppathu ini noi varathiruppa ( A medicine is one that ensures prevention of diseases)
Maruppathu savai marundhu enalakum. (A medicine is one that ultimately grants Immortality)
-  Thirumoolar in Thirumanthiram (800 BC)

A single factor may be a biased view for the cause of a disease.

Several factors contribute to health is the Eternal Truth.

 Click on the links inside the tables for details.

   Uni5   Eternal  and  Universal
 Health Style
Five Levels
1 2 3 4 5
Elements Earth Water Fire Air Space

Energy

Process

Stabilization

Nourishing

Transformation

De-Toxification

Interaction

communication

Localization

Connection

Expansion

Unification

Internal Body Mind Intelligence Awareness Consciousness
External Food Water Heat Air Space
Health

Whole foods

Herbs

Juice Therapy

Liver Tonic chutneys

Cleansing

Water Therapy

Castor Oil

Gall Nut

Exercise for lymph circulation for health and immunity like Yoga, walking, Suryanamaskar

Breathing

Relaxation

Laugh Therapy

Food Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Phyto-Nutrients
Food Type Fiber Rich Well chewed food Balanced foods Vegetarian Live fermented foods
Mind- External
Acceptance Yoga

Meditation

Uni5 Meditation

PB Meditation

Increase SAL Energy
 Mind- Internal Transform Anger to helping nature Cleanse Out meaness with charity Cleanse out Pride with serving attitude Cleanse out Jealousy with compassion
Intelligence     Unbiased outlook - Seek the Unchanging Truth Embracing all beliefs - understand the results of action done under personal beliefs Forgiveness - Forgive and Forget to Give and Get
Awareness       Eco-friendliness - We are all connected in and out. So polluting nature is inturn polluting ourself Conservation of Energy - Avoid wastage of all forms of Energy, because inturn it is our own SAL Energy
Consciousness         Unconditional Love - The only Reality of this Universe

 To read the clinic articles in Tamil, please click here.

Maruppathu udal noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give physiological effects)
Maruppathu ula noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give psychological effects)
Maruppathu ini noi varathiruppa ( A medicine is one that ensures prevention of diseases)
Maruppathu savai marundhu enalakum. (A medicine is one that ultimately grants Immortality)
-  Thirumoolar in Thirumanthiram (800 BC)