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Alternative Medicines – Homeopathy and Allopathy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

I was just scanning the origin of words like Empathy and then moved on to check out meaning of similar words like Homeopathy and Allopathy.

Eventually, I found out that the term Allopathy was given by the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann – a German Physician,  as a system of alternative medicine that works on symptoms and towards suppressing symptoms.

In 1810, Allopathy was used as derogatory word and considered as an alternative medicine.

In 2016, 200 years later, Homeopathy is an alternative medicine.

A daguerrotype of Samuel Hahnemann in 1841

The Root Cause of Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attacks)

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

The complete root cause analysis of Myocardial Infarction is identified.

A few fundamental questions have been raised by the research committee, and they are:

Q1: Why heart attack does not occur in animals?
Q2: Why plaque does not get deposited in the veins and other arteries, if it gets created by cholesterol?
Q3: Why does LDL (low-density lipoprotein) theory still exist? Is it because the pharmaceutical industries make $40 billion every year?

The research concludes:

1. Myocardial Infarction is not at all linked to Cholesterol.
2. Maastricht University, Netherlands has published a new theory based on lipoproteins (a) as a cause of deposition of plaque on arteries. This deposit of plaque is created because of repair of the arteries in heart.
3. Since the Human body cannot produce Vitamin C, which has an ability to counter Lipo(a) deposits where it can cure heart attacks.

He believes that with proper intake of 700 mgm Vitamin C can cure all heart attacks of humans.

What a breakthrough! – a possible disaster for few pharma companies.

I love the University of Maastricht that published all the researches in a public domain for free without having any ‘Making money’ thinking.

A must watch video of the Breakthrough towards natural control of cardiovascular disease by Dr. Matthias Rath.

Clean water for Rural India – post from Better India

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Meet Dr. Anil Rajvanshi, an Indian scientist who invented the path-breaking technology that can provide clean drinking water to rural India for just Rs. 1500!

Dr. Anil Rajvanshi brought back the traditional methods of filtering water in an effective and simple way to make a low-cost solar water purifier, which could be immensely helpful for rural households. Using the knowledge that water does not need to be boiled to make it germ free, and even exposure to a lower temperature for a sufficiently long time should suffice, he has created a low cost solar water purifier using cotton cloth, glass pipes and sunlight.

The water purifier is made available by Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), a Phaltan, Maharashtra-based NGO.
“In most other solar heaters available in the market, water only gets heated up, it is not purified. And in other systems like RO, etc, water only gets filtered but complete sterilization is still lacking. So, we came up with an idea where we can both filter the water and kill germs by heating it at a low cost using solar energy,” says Dr. Rajvanshi.

How does the technology work?

All you need is a discarded saree, a few glass pipes and sunlight. The solar water purifier (SWP) consists of four tubular solar water heaters attached to a manifold. The unclean water, which is filtered by the cotton cloth, is filled in the SWP and is later heated using solar energy to make it potable.

The unclean water is filtered through a four-layered cotton sari cloth and then heated up to 60°C for 15 min or 45°C for 3 hours so that all the Coliforms (Coliform bacteria are a commonly used bacterial indicator of sanitary quality of foods and water) are inactivated.

How is it different from other technologies?

Other technologies, like reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet (UV)-based water purifiers, include filters which face clogging and necessitate their periodic replacement, and face other problems like wastage of water and unavailability of electricity in rural areas.

NARI’s SWP does not require any electricity and can be assembled easily from locally available materials.

The impact

The biggest impact of the technology is the development of a low-cost model, the know-how for which is made available for free by NARI Phaltan.

“We have not patented this technology so that the rural population can utilize it in an efficient way,” says Dr. Rajvanshi.
In addition to its low cost, the technology does not require any maintenance. It is so user-friendly and efficient that people from Nepal, during the recent earthquake, contacted NARI and asked them to install it.

In the future, NARI team wants to expand the technology and reach out to more rural households.

When diseases caused by unclean drinking water take the lives of approximately 760,000 young children throughout the world, this low-cost technology can prove to be a gamechanger.

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filterAn Old Saree, Glass Tubes and Sun – All you need for a revolutionary Water Purifier!

An Old Saree, Glass Tubes and Sun – All you need for a revolutionary Water Purifier!

Preventive Health: Clean Water – Chennai relief

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Immediately after the floods, one RO water mobile plant arrived in Chennai from Bengaluru. This mobile RO water plant has a capacity of producing 2,000 Litres clean water per hour. The S team and Dinesh Jain’s Amritdhara team created a more comprehensive solution to the post flood water situation. Ullas Trust run by the employees of Polaris/Intellect also invested in this plant.

The new plant has started working at Shivan park, K K Nagar, Chennai. The volunteers of S team and Polaris/Intellect are distributing clean RO water in the flood-affected areas. They are carting 20-Litre cans in truck to colonies. One 20-Litre water can is able to serve 2 days needs of the family.

Water is the key source of infection. If Chennai can afford 75 to 100 such RO plants that can either distribute free water or at a very affordable cost say 7-8 rupees for a 20-litre water can, then there can be substantial reduction in infection and thus reducing health issues. Each RO water plant costs around 12-15 lakhs which can be funded by a group of people or by one plant each corporate out of their CSR budgets. With this, we can make a significant difference to Chennai’s clean water agenda.

Please add your thoughts, idea and support to preventive health management solutions for the smart cities.

Amritdhara mobile RO water plant from Bengaluru

Amritdhara mobile RO water plant from Bengaluru

So much from so little

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

What a simplicity in nature

Nature has designed itself covering all plants, flowers, fruits, birds, animals, humans and their organs from very very few elements. Over 95 percent of creation comes from just 5 elements

1. Carbon…
2. Oxygen
3. Hydrogen
4. Nitrogen
5. Calcium

Solar energy is a single source of energy which enables creation of food by plants in the form of Carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Animal kingdom consumes it to remain mobile or take action or even think.

So much diversity, so much beauty and creativity and
creativity and
creativity all around us.

For creativity we need so little.

The Sub-optimal human body

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

The human body has all the innovations of the nature but most of them are not at their best.

1. Humans are not fastest among Animal Kingdom. Many animals like Tiger run faster….
2. Humans can see a very limited spectrum of light and thus can not see at night. Cats and Owls have better eyes than human.
3. Human hearing is average compared to many birds or animals, including fish, who hear hear better than humans.
4. Human smelling capabilities are also sub optimal. Dogs can smell far better and retain it much longer.
5. Human digestive system is also sub-optimal. It can digest only select variety of food.
6. I am not sure about Taste buds.

So nature has not given best of its creation to Human. As per the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory, Human should have got the best of every gift of nature but nature provided only sub optimal gift of everything.

The Questions comes to my mind.
1. How theory of Survival of fittest explain this phenomenon?

Cosmos – My learnings

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

I am watching Carl Sagan COSMOS and this post is in continuation to my earlier one. In this post, I have tried to simplify the mystery of Cosmos, in my language.

1. The space scientists simplified distance measurements by assigning the distance of earth from the sun as one Astronomical Unit (AU), which is equivalent of 150 million Km

2. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars have clear surfaces while Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have lots of materials floating.

3. Voyager 1 and 2 were sent to explore Mars, Jupiter and Saturn on 20 August 1977 with a 4-year mission. But it continues till date.

4. The NASA scientists have used the alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, which happens once in 175 years, to launch Voyager.

5. Voyager’s speed is 3.5 AU per year, which means over 500 million Km per year. Voyager 2, weighing 722 KG, consumes only 400 watts for such a speed generated by nuclear source and usage of gravitational force (since it is so far from Sun, it can not use solar power).

6. Voyager 2 is still working after 37 years and sending signals to earth.

7. The current location of Voyager 2 is over 100 AU – 16 billion km and send pictures of interstellar space.

8. Voyager 1 is crossing the helio sheath from north and voyager 2 is moving towards south.

9. With proper conservation of energy, it’s predicted that they can last upto 2025.

10. The initial budget of the project was 865 million dollars. NASA spends just 5 million dollars to sustain this initiative.

Eye on the skies

Eye on the skies