Vaginal Microbiome, Youthful Genitals & Reproductive Essence | Angela Heap #058

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What constitutes a healthy vagina?

How much pubic hair? How much lubrication? What pH level? What bathing methods? - what are the ideal parameters for a healthy vagina for healthy hormonal, reproductive and general health, and how do you look after it?

How can men care for the seat of creative intelligence? The Vagina

You have probably heard about the gut microbiome, maybe even the skin and oral microbiome, but what about the vaginal microbiome?

Join Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith, who is incredibly passionate about gynaecology and the female urino-genitary system, and Fertility Nutritionist Angela Heap, who is is establishing a very popular fertility clinic and following, in this juicy episode so you can increase your awareness of what a healthy vagina is, and how to look after it.

About Our Guest: Angela Heap

Angela is a Nutritionist with 12 years experience in fertility and pregnancy.
She runs a successful London based clinic and works internationally with clients.
Angela lectures on Fertility and Pregnancy for the British College of Nutritional Health, The British Association and The College of Naturopathic Medicine where she studied in 2005 and now trains Nutritional Therapists on how to use functional tests.

Angela also collaborates regularly with a UK Based genetic testing company LifecodeGX to present on female health and genes incorporating Dutch testing.

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Angela recently took part and lectured to peers in the Fertilty Masterclass which represented an in depth look into fertility for practitioners. She also represents labs in the UK on interviews on fertility.

In 2018 she presented on clinical fertility as part of one of the biggest international conference sponsored by UK labs Regenerus on Fertility and Pregnancy with prominent International Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, Doctors and Naturopathic Doctors in their field in ‘ The Gestational Journey’ in London. In 2019 she presented on Male Fertility at the International Congress of Nutritionist in Croatia. Angela is a speaker at the UK Fertility Show in the UK, and regularly collaborates with Urologists and Gynaecologists in the UK. Her area of special interest is multiple miscarriages,  IVF, Genetics, PCOS and Thyroid health. She has been interviewed for podcasts and has taken part in many fertility summits over the years.  She also writes for magazines on Fertility and pregnancy.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Angela’s morning routine (Dinacharya)

Angela’s story

How she developed a passion for the study of the reproductive system

Infertility and having a hard time getting pregnant

Hormonal, and IUD contraceptive methods disrupting the energy and natural essence of the female body (shakti).

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and it’s relationship with the daily intake of contraceptive pills

The effects of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) on energy levels of the female body.

  • Pushed to produce 12 months of eggs in a short period of time (14 days).
  • The liver is under so much stress to be able to produce the amount of follicles with the stimulatory drugs.

Menstrual cycles

Dietary recommendations to propeciate menstrual bleeding.

Energy levels fluctuating during the menstrual cycle.

Vaginal Microbiome

Conditioning the possibility of having a successful pregnancy.

pH levels determining which bacteria can thrive in the vagina (ideally has to be between 4.2 - 4.5)

  • The absence of oestrogen causes pH to go higher.

The lactobacillus crispatus bacteria working as an indicator of microbiome health in the vagina.

The presence of certain specific bacteria leading to early miscarriages:

  • Ureaplasma
  • Streptococcus

Bacterial Vaginosis: a precursor to candida or thrush; its causes and how to prevent. 

Vaginal swabbing: availability and the dangers of over-scanning and over-testing in general.

Lubrication of the reproductive tissues (Shukra)

Smell and fluid (discharge) of the vagina.

Proper genital hygiene

  • Market-sold vaginal douches - not recommended.

Pubic Hair

It functions as a sweat absorbent and a smell and pheromone carrier. 

Conscious conception

Optimizing overall health and fertility 

Thinking of reproduction as a pious thing, Yagya. This way:

  • Every cell in the body is involved in the process. 
  • The rest of the body gets distributed and engineered into that seed. 

Aligning the child's conception with astrology.

Contraception methods

Phexxi Gel to alter pH in the vagina.

Male-centered contraconception.

Fertility tracking: Daysy, Cervical Fluid and Temperature.

Ayurvedic wisdom to increase vaginal health

Yoni Pichu: administering Yoni Ghee in the vagina to improve overall health or Phalla Ghee specifically to increase fertility. 

Dhumapana (fumigation therapy) after shower to be kept clean

Resources

Angela’s current website HERE

Angela’s ebook “Boost our Fertility - The Natural Solution” for free HERE

If you want to get in touch with Angela do it via her Instagram: @fertilitynutritionist 

Women's health section of the Vital Veda shop HERE

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Sparking an Organic Herbal Revolution & Prana Potent Herbs | Bharat Mitra #057

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Inside India’s Ayurvedic Herb Industry Lies Corruption, Adulteration and Poor Quality Herbs.

Renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith speaks with the founder of Organic India, a large successful multi-national Ayurvedic herbal company that is sparking a revolution in herbal medicine.
This company is a vehicle of consciousness and unity, just like Ayurvedic herbalism should be.
Through regenerative agriculture, Organic India are restoring the dignity to farmers and villages, enhancing the Pranic Power of Ayurvedic herbs and protecting endangered species of herbs.
This is a rich discussion exploring the subtle properties of Ayurvedic herbs.

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Bharat Mitra

Bharat Mitra is a visionary heart-centered entrepreneur, whose work manifests in many forms, including business, philanthropy, community co-creation and loving seva. In 1990 Divine Grace brought him to the feet of his master, Sri H.W.L. Poonja, Papaji, whom he has been inspired by and devoted to ever since.

He is the Founder of ORGANIC INDIA, a regenerative and wholly ethical company that, from its beginnings, has been guided by its vision to be a Vehicle of Consciousness in the corporate world. ORGANIC INDIA is now a thriving profitable business that works with thousands of small farmers across India, nourishing land, communities and livelihoods, producing a diverse range of organic Tulsi teas and wellness products retailed in over 30 countries.

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Bharat Mitra co-founded UPLIFT with his beloved wife and partner Bhavani Lev. Igniting love and consciousness around the globe, UPLIFT is a living invitation to the field of oneness and selfless service. Together with uniquely talented and gifted people from all walks of life, UPLIFT invites you to be a catalyst for greatness and part of a quantum leap for humanity as ONE uplifted community. UPLIFT is Unity, Peace and Love in a Field of Transcendence. (1)


In this Episode we Discuss:

The Genesis of Organic India: A large successful multi-national Ayurvedic herb company. 

This company is a vehicle of consciousness, light, love and unity.

About Papaji

The space from which Organic India emerged.

A rare being of purity and transmission of light.

The Vision and Mission of Organic India

The Corruption, Adulteration and Poor Quality of Ayurvedic Herbs in India

The contamination of Ayurvedic herbs in India with toxins.

The Importance of Growing Your Own Herbs

Dr Narendra Singh

Dr. Narendra Singh was an esteemed MD and researcher who spent more than forty years researching the healing properties of India’s medicinal herbs through modern scientific experiments and pharmaco-clinical trials.

Our whole herb philosophy is supported by Dr Narendra Singh’s extensive research that validates herbal medicines as most effective and active in their naturally occurring whole form; especially when grown organically and processed carefully to retain their innate phytochemistry.

The Prana of Herbs

More important than the formula

Herbal Extracts vs. Whole Herbs

Growing thousands of metric tons, primarily through tulsi.

Overhead shot of herbs in bowls

Tulsi: The Queen of Herbs

Coming to the rescue for villagers

Regenerative agriculture and an organic herbal revolution

Giving your Soma (flow of consciousness) to Herbs to Enhance Pranic Power

For more information check out our Podcast Episode on Soma with Thom Knoles

Bharat Mitra in a Field

The negative immigration due to hopelessness in the villages

And how Organic India is providing hope again to the villages and connect to the dignity of being a farmer.

Restoring Dignity for Rural Farmers

Using a financial model to initially motivate farmers to produce herbs.

Prematurely Harvesting Herbs

For greater yield before they become mature.
You lack the full medicinal value that comes at maturity.
A Tea Field in Doddabetta Peak, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

Endangered Herbs

Such as Kutkti (Picrorhiza kurrora)

Resources

(1) Bio taken from PORTL

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Relishing The Play of Life w/ Integrity, An Open Heart & Curious Creativity | Pete Evans #056

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Pete Evans is an internationally renowned and household chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter.

Pete has recently been attacked, threatened, trolled and been an outlet for others to release their stress as he authentically shares content about natural health and civil freedoms that confronts mainstream narratives. 
Pete has been heavily censored and kicked off Facebook (he had 1.5 million followers) and instagram (300K followers), and is taking advantage of the destruction of various systems to increase creativity. 
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It is very clear from conversing  with him and hearing him speak that he has a very curious and open mind, and a big heart. 
Pete’s passion for food and living a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world.

In this Episode we Discuss:

Pete's daily routine (dinacharya).

Getting in touch with nature as frequently as possible and learning from its vibrancy and constant change.

Pete's story (in regards to his passions)

Going from celebrity chef to activist, film maker, author and authentic spokesman for civil freedom and natural health. 

Working with Dr. Joseph Mercolla for various publications and a first glimpse into cancel culture. 

The ups and downs in life, and how to deal with them by welcoming change and staying mindful.

Pete Evans meditating on a beach

Mainstream Media and Systems of social norm enforcement

The media and government “pushing” the C-19 vaccine agenda

The inevitable crumbling of the systems that survive out of enforcing control and destroying the sense of collective wellbeing.

The emergence of new social platforms and systems of transformation in face of this unavoidable change. 

Cancel Culture, Tribalism, Threats and Trolls

Food and Nutrition:

Getting in touch with your inner being to make individual dietary choices vs. being run by the establishment's norms and tribalism

Organic in-house cattle farming and conscious meat eating

Experiencing first-hand the culinary practices of the native Bardi tribes in Western Australia and other native communities. 

Pete’s most recent culinary ventures into South-American-style smoking of foods.

Pete Evans Cooking

Resources

Pete Evan's personal website

Evolve network - invented to create the world's largest databases of mind, body, spirit content. (Subscription as of right now is 100 AUS per year, or 10 AUS a month)

Telegram app - social media alternative.

CoinSpot - The crypto wallet we recommend 

Amber app - crypto app

Pete's retreat centre, near Murwillumbah, Northern NSW

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Cancer: From Diagnosis to Empowerment & Integrative Oncology | Dr. Paul Anderson Podcast #055

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Cancer is now flowing into every single person's family.
1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their life.

But is the "C-word" sometimes convicted with unnecessary fear and over-exaggeration?

We also need to become more empowered in navigating the overload (and lack) of information that is available on the cancer journey.

We need to create an open discussion of all the possibilities that we can use to treat and prevent cancer.

About Our Guest: Dr. Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, is an integrative oncologist and highly respected naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle and Arizona. He is a graduate of NCNM, and a full-time core faculty member at Bastyr University, teaching in the clinical science division.

Dr. Anderson is a recognised educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic and oncologic illness.

In addition to three decades clinical experience he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV Vitamin C and other therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the author of his latest book, Cancer: The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach through his website. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Navigating Cancer Tests, Screening & Diagnostic Methods

Excess screening vs inadequate (and potentially damaging) screening

Considering your family medical history and demographic vs. not being bound/influenced by your genetics.

But "test anxiety" and fear may promote the development of the cancer you are caring for.

Mammograms

  • If you do regular mammograms, you have an increased risk of cancer. Due to the high amount of radiation.
  • Mammograms say that they miss 20% or more pathology, especially if they have dense breasts.
  • Technology - a low tech image. A really dull instrument. Poor sensitivity.

Safer & Potentially More Effective Diagnostic Methods Screening Woman for Cancer

  • MRI - this does not have ionising radiation.
  • Pap Smear - good.

Prostate Screening for Men

The PSA (prostate specific antigen) marker in your blood is a protein is inadequate to measure prostate cancer.

Genetics and Epigenetics:

People are seriously confused about the true cause of cancer.

They believe it is a genetic disease, but the genetic damage is a downstream side effect from the mitochondria disfunction which is a result of poor diet, nnEMF exposure etc. - those are the causes.

Nature Medicine peer reviewed Journal - came out with an article in 2016 that 90% of cancers are lifestyle and environment - how many doctors ask their patients about their lifestyle and environment ?

  • Paediatric cancers - babies born with cancer.
  • NRCA gene mutation family. - 40% of women who have BRCA mutations never get cancer.

Negative influences for the epigenome.

Test Anxiety

Especially in people who already have cancer.

The Lagging Progress of Cancer

Over one trillion dollars has been invested into cancer and they are getting very little progress.

This is because the main stream research may be down the wrong pathway.

Other Bio-Marker Chemical Tests That Can Help Indicate Cancer

  • High sensitivity CRP (C-reactive protein) - non specific marker for inflammation. Tells something is brewing. On regular blood test. Doesn’t mean cancer. Range: ideally less than one.
  • Haemoglobin A1C - 3 months average of blood sugar. - This can indicate if the environment promotes cancer.
  • PHI - enzyme for hypoxia (low oxygen). Cancer thrives in that environment.

Dealing With Standard Oncologists & Integrative Oncology

  • Dealing with standard oncologists who don’t know about alternative therapies. Potential conflict.
  • What if I want to integrate alternative therapies in addition to standard treatment?
  • How to approach doctors who are closed minded?
  • Poisonous influences.
  • Utilise integrative oncologists.

Chemotherapy and Radiation.

  • Many of the drugs used today for chemotherapy were the same cytotoxic killing therapies used 50-70 years ago. These may be outdated.
  • Maintenance chemotherapy - when is it done?
  • Preventative chemotherapy
  • The rebound effect of chemo and radiation.
  • It is wise to good my immune system during chemotherapy?

    Most modern biological drugs are compatible with immune boosting botanicals.

Circulating tumour cells and stem cells:

  • The vast majority of the reasons why people are dying from cancer, on the pathological level, are due to these circulating stem cells.
  • Surgery, chemo, radio will not remove these cells. They actually irritate them.
  • These cells are the biggest cause of reoccurrence.
  • These are also the eventual cause of death.
  • It doesn't seem that modern chemotherapy or radiation is going to be able to specifically target these stem cells anytime.

Why Everybody Has Cancer Stem Cells

If everyone have cancer cells...

What determines whether one has their cancer stem cells switched on or off?

Secondary Prevention (Preventing cancer from coming back)

For current or past cancer patients. Considering the whole body and mind.

When and Where Does Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Have Their Place?

Surgery's impact on circulating cancer stem cells

Any invasive therapy - you till have to clean the system up around it and promote healing.

What you can do to enhance the effect of the surgery and heal from it.

Fasting in association with surgery.

Biopsies can spread tumours.

Focusing on the health and the parts of the body that do not have cancer.

TREATMENT APPROACH TO CANCER

Fasting

Fasting as the number one intervention of choice for cancer.

IV treatments for cancer:

Why doesn’t my hospital offer this?

Vitamin C and it’s relationship with cancer:

  • Orchestration of the immune system.
  • External influences that settle somewhere in the body, and the immune system goes to do it’s job to clean up the cells, and inevitably creates the problem.
  • Viruses invading certain areas.
  • Environmental sources.
  • Toxicity.
  • Diet - diet is a significant way in for toxic material.
  • Glycemic load.
  • Medical interventions - Such as modern biological drugs used to treat cancer. Modern medical interventions and drugs confuse the immune system and don’t allow it to regenerate.

Vitamin C

  • Unlike animals, humans cannot make their own vitamin C, so you have to take it from outside sources.
  • Low dose vs. High dose.
  • Low dose vitamin C - eat from foods and take in supplements.
  • Food over supplements for vitamin c intake?
  • Foods high in vitamin C.
  • Anand Sid Yog herbal formula contain Amalaki (indian gooseberry) as its main ingredient which is  high in vitamin C.
  • Anti-oxidant action and pro-immune system - especially in the “normal” (healthy) cells and trigger beneficial immune signalling.
  • Increases hydrogen peroxide which causes potent oxidative stress to these cancer cells, which is especially effective when fasting.
  • Intravenous Vitamin C
  • High dose Vit C - average higher dose start around 25,000mg, average for cancer is 50,000 - 100,000mg. Creates immune response around areas of inflammation.
  • GCPD deficiency and fragile blood cells (sickle cell disease) cannot tolerate these high doses.
  • Liposomal Vit C - It is in a fat envelope (liposome) there is a fat transport that doesn’t use the same pathways. They bypass check points in the digestive tract. Most of the liposomal activity is in the digestive tract, but these sneak through the cells are put into the lymphatic system - they go around the liver and miss the liver and get dumped into the blood. If your liver needs vitamin C it will get it eventually.
  • 1-3K mg a day of any form of Vit C.
  • Low dose - prevention. Supplements, hundreds to a few thousands mg. Plenty if you are healthy.
  • When sick, take 20,000 mg orally.
  • Using vitamin C therapy in association with other cancer therapies.
  • Contra-indications for high dose Vitamin C? - Those withG6PD enzyme deficiency, fragile blood cells (sickle cell disease) and similar genetic diseases have to be careful for high does.
  • How to give IV Vit C safely according to the individual person - considering how much to dilute it, how fast to give it, adding other minerals.

Turmeric

Turmeric should be used daily in cooking.

Thermo Therapies

  • Been used for a long time. Some of the most basic and oldest approaches to medicine.
  • Helps regular oncology therapies work better.

Cryotherapy (freezing)

Good tool for freezing and reducing tumours and leaving it to the immune system to clean up.

Hyperthermia (heat therapy)

Whole body or just heating up a certain organ where the cancer is.

The word CANCER

  • How do you interact with that word?
  • Is it being over exaggerated?
  • Is cancer actually a death sentence?
  • How much power do you give to the cancer?

Terminal Cancer Cases

Resources


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Tonic Herbalism: Potent, Pure & Sustainable Herbs for Daily Invigoration | Mason Taylor #054

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Just as we need our daily bread, we need our daily herbs.

Herbs provide a subtle nutrition to the brain and the subtle tissues of our body. They invigorate us with prana (life-force) and create a state in our physiology that attracts the healing powers and support from nature.

Take advantage of the herbs around you and what is available to you with honour, reverence and gratitude.

When you deservingly nourish yourself with these precious medicinal materials, your life will flourish on all levels.

About Our Guest: Mason Taylor

Mason’s energy and intent for a long and happy life is infectious. A health educator at heart, he continues to pioneer the way for potent health and a robust personal practice. An avid sharer, connector, inspirer and philosophiser, Mason wakes up with a smile on his face, knowing that tonic herbs are changing lives. Mason is also the SuperFeast founder, daddy to Aiya and partner to Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast).

Mason Taylor holding a Reishi mushroom

In this Episode we Discuss:

Mason's morning routine (dinacharya).

Seasonal Routine (RtuCarya) to promote health

Summer energy: achievement and goal oriented vs. the reality of what your body wants to do (rest, serenity and leisure).

New Years resolution energy may not coincide with southern hemisphere summer time.

How to deal with end-of-year festivities according to Daoism.

Flowing effortlessly between seasons and utilising the available energies to our benefit.

Mason Taylor harvesting Schisandra Berries

Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Ayurveda

Similarities, differences and integrating various modalities of traditional medicine.

The three dantians - inner body awareness and optimal decision making.

The preservation and cultivation of the three treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen) and getting the Yin Yang flowing and transforming.

Kidneys: energy, liquid essence and ojas.

Diagram showing the location and functionalities of the three danteans

Tonic Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Classical Chinese Medicine.  

The difference between toxic elemental heavy metals and medicinal heavy metals (bhasmas). 

Three levels of herbs: High, medium and inferior.

Pearl powder: properties and healing powers. Click HERE for more information on medicinal Pearls.

Cordyceps fungus: properties and health benefits.

SuperFeast Mushroom Products

Farming, natural sourcing & preservation of herbs

Sustainable farming/sourcing, scarcity and adulteration of herbs (Di Dao herbs vs. big-scale industry herb products).

The purification and extraction of herbs that brings about their most powerful and sacred healing properties.

Mushroom farming: the ideal medium and context to grow them.

Preservation and ‘shelf-life’ of herbs.

Mason Taylor harvesting Chaga Mushrooms in a forrest
Mason Taylor Holding a mushroom in the middle of the forrest
Selfie of Mason Taylor and Dylan Smith

Resources

Shop Vitalveda products HERE

SuperFeast web site: HERE

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Assimilating Rich Yogic Traditions Relevant For Today | Eddie Stern #053

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“Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are, But yoga does ask you to be all that you are” ~ Eddie Stern

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices originally developed in ancient India that nowadays has undergone a complete resurgence, particularly in the west. 

Many yogic practitioners define the benefits of the daily practice of Yoga as boundless, and still many, although interested, find it hard to include practices such as this in their daily lives.

Some do not find the correct introductory stimulus and for others it is their surrounding environment that doesn't propeciate the learning. 

In this day and age, there are several Yogic teachers trying to approach the average consumer with these traditional life-enhancing techniques and other watered-down versions of them. Today’s guest is one of the most popular and well-established people to do so in the United States...

About Our Guest: Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a Yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City.

He has been practicing Yoga since 1987, and ran his school in SoHo from 1993-2019.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the school became a focal point for Ashtanga Yoga in New York with an eclectic mix of downtown artists and spiritual seekers practicing and meditating next to well-known personalities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike D, and Lou Reed, in what was also Manhattan’s first consecrated Ganesh Temple.

Eddie Stern

Eddie has a passion for seeking out diversity in all aspects of his work and uses a multidisciplinary approach of combining technology, scientific research, and collaboration to help further understanding, education, and access to yoga.

He continues to study philosophy, Sanskrit, ritual, science, and religion, as well as maintain a passion for the daily practice Yoga.

Eddie learned Ashtanga yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore, India.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Eddie's and Dylan's morning routine (dinacharya).

Eddie is reading 60 verses per day, every day, for 1 year of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavatam Purana)

Swadaya

The study of the chapters of self, self reflection.

adi / ayana: To move firmly towards.

Swa: Self.

Swa - adyaya: Chapter

Yoga allowing us to get in touch with the higher/deeper narrative of our beingGoing beyond the 'little stories' we tell ourselves about what our life has been like or what has happened to us, until the only story left is our true being, pure existence.

How to mentally approach the Puranas and hindi epics to take advantage of their teachings.  

Silhouette of woman doing Yoga during sunrise

Eddie’s journey into India and the Yogic traditions

The journey of the previous generation’s most notorious spiritual seekers (e.g. Ram Dass and Radanath Swami) and what the context was like when they travelled to India.

The alleged difference between first experiencing Yoga, India and the Vedic Traditions in the late 20th century vs. what a new seeker/student experiences today.  

Three monks sitting in the entrance of a buddhist temple

Integrating religious beliefs such as Judaism with Vedic and Hindu practices. 

Some of Eddie's current projects: 

“The Breathing App” for free in app stores: provides guided paced breathing to deal with stress

Yoga 365: one minute Yoga practice every day for a year, for beginners who don't have time to put into practice a 20 minute or one hour classes any day of the week. For every one purchase, a Yoga 365 is gifted to a healthcare worker working with covid patients.   

The Urban Yogis, alongside Deepak Chopra and Erica Ford: teaching young adults coming from high-gun-violence-areas to be Yoga and Meditation teachers and also help them find steady jobs.

Breathing and rehabilitation practices for people suffering and recovering from Covid-19. In early stages of the project.  

Every-day global Yoga classes online for free or by donation.

Scroll down to "Resources" to find out more about these projects and many others. 

Eddie Stern giving a Yoga class

Ego Traps & Eddie's favorite Slohka

Going against the fallacy that because of doing a spiritual practice periodically you are better off than those who don’t.

Favorite Slohka: Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 48

Resources

Eddie’s daily online yoga classes. - eddiestern.com

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Eddie is a newly appointed advisory board member to the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance.

Author of One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life, a bestselling book that examines from both a Western scientific perspective and an Eastern philosophical perspective the underlying mechanisms that make yoga an amazingly effective practice for health, wellbeing, and spiritual development.

The Breathing App, a free app which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, helping to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety. Created with his wife, Jocelyne Stern, and app programmer and collaborator Sergey Varichev.

International Yoga and Science Conferences, an ongoing forum for presenting rigorous scientific evidence on yoga and meditation which is accessible, inspiring, and actionable; created with Dr. Marshall Hagins.

Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought, a Hindu philosophy and art journal, and a boutique book publishing house, with partner Robert Moses.

Engineering Health, a free, online yoga and physiology program with the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, created with Alexandra Seidenstein and Dr. Erich Anderer.

Urban Yogis, a yoga and meditation program for community transformation led by Juquille Johnston, Jaytaun MacMillan, Raheem Lewis, and Pastor NaRon Tillman, in South Jamaica, Queens.

LIFE Camp is a gun violence reduction program in South Jamaica, Queens, started and run by Erica Ford. The program uses a multi-modality intervention model to interrupt violence before it can occur. It is a city-funded program and the instigator of the NYC Crisis Management System which has reduced shootings by 40% in NYC. Eddie is the current co-Chairperson of LIFE Camp.

Set/Reset (previously Breathe, Move, Rest) Eddie was the co-founder of this health and wellness educational non-profit that has trained school teachers in 120 schools in the US in health and wellness practices based on yoga and meditation (reaching approximately 70,000 school kids, K-12.) He was a founding board member of Bent On Learning, nonprofit organization committed to teaching yoga to New York City public school children. As well, he led curriculum writing teams for Pure Edge, and other yoga/health and wellness in schools non-profits.

Inner Peace Network, a new platform devoted to supporting the teachers and teachings of the great wisdom traditions, and the cultures that they have emerged from.

Bhāgavatam Purana (the story of Lord Krishna) by Krishna Dvaipāyana a.k.a. Vyasa 

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The Great Cholesterol Myth | Dietary Fat Overview | Dr. Jonny Bowden Podcast #052

Despite the science, the dogma remains pervasive. Thinking that cholesterol or fat causes heart diseases is dangerously falling into The Biggest myth in medical history.

Armed with hundreds of scientific references, Dr Bowden shows why the medical establishment’s embarrassing, and outdated theory that fat and cholesterol causes heart disease is completely wrong.
You’ll learn the real promoters of heart disease and what you can do about them

This podcast is intended for anyone who is cautiously refraining from eating dietary fats because of belief or instructions from their doctor that fats causes heart disease and that cholesterol is bad.

This podcast episode reveals the cold hard science and cuts through the crap to show you the definitive truth all about cholesterol, dietary fats and heart disease.

Share this episode with your friend, relative, client or medical practitioner who is hesitating, even slightly, to consume dietary fats due to a dogmatic belief.

About Our Guest: Dr. Jonny Bowden

Jonny Bowden, PHD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist, the author of 15 books including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, and the recently revised and expanded, The Great Cholesterol Myth. He is the creator of the best-selling internet weight loss program, Metabolic Factor and also appeared in the documentary, Fat Fiction, (narrated by Dr. Mark Hyman).

His no-nonsense, myth-busting approach has made him a popular guest on television, and a sought after speaker all over the world.


In this Episode we Discuss:

How Vitamin C was Discovered

The Biggest Myth in Medical History

Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease = Non-Scientific

The low-fat teaching is based on the medical establishment’s embarrassing, outdated theory that saturated fat causes heart disease.

A landmark 2016 article in the Journal of the Americas Medical Association found that the true science was actually being suppressed by the food industry.

People seem to be blind to the new science of nutrition and deaf to its leaders, like Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition - the leading nutrition school in USA. He recently wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

“We really need sing it from the rooftops that the low-fat diet concept is dead, there are no health benefits to it.”

The low-fat bandwagon has damaged public health. It was driven by an unscientific agenda advanced by the American Heart Association and the food industry, which sponsored the misleading food pyramid.

The 40-year trend of promoting high-carbohydrate processed foods perfectly parallels the obesity epidemic in USA.

Despite the science, the dogma remains pervasive.

Despite science showing that natural fats pose no increased risk of heart disease, hospitals still hand every patient a pamphlet recommending the “low-fat diet” when they’re discharged from the cardiac surgery unit, just as they have been doing for nearly a half century.

The evidence suggesting cholesterol causes heart disease is poor and non-existence.

It was based on flawed science.

While many studies have linked the intake of saturated fats to increased cholesterol, very few, if any, have actually linked saturated fats directly to heart disease.

This dogma has literally killed hundreds of millions of people pre-maturely.

Saturated fats, like those in butter, ghee, meat, cheese, eggs and coconut oil do not actually contribute to any increased danger for cardiovascular risk.

Sugar Industry Conspiracy

In a powerful exposè published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researches from the University of California dug up old sugar industry documents that revealed payments from the sugar industry to scientists to minimise the role sugar had in disease.(1)

In 1967, the Sugar Research Foundation (known today as the Sugar Association) paid Harvard scientists the equivalent of $50,000 to publish a manipulated review of the research of sugar, fat and their connection to heart disease.

The review was published in the prestigious New Englands Journal of Medicine, where studies cherry-picked by the sugar industry to downplay the role of sugar in heart disease…while blaming saturated fat.

For over 5 decades the public was misled to fear cholesterol and embrace sugar as harmless empty calories.

The low-fat, high-sugar, refined carb diets are now linked to both heart disease and obesity.(6)

These flawed studies continue…

Coca-Cola provided millions of dollars in funding to researches to play down the link between sugar and obesity and blamed lack of exercise.(7)

The Actual Studies

One meta-analysis by Harvard researcher Dr. Frank Hu, reviewed 21 studies that included more than 347,747 subjects which measured the associated between saturated fats and cardiovascular issues.

The people who consumed the highest amount of saturated fat had the exact same incidence of any cardiovascular issues as those who consumed the least amount of saturated fat.

The result: saturated fat was not a cardiovascular risk.

And there are plenty more studies…

A meta-analysis review, more than 150,000 people were evaluated for over 5 years.

They found that risk of dying from any cause was significantly greater in the group with the lowest levels of cholesterol (below 160mg/dL).

The group with borderline high levels had a significant decreased risk of dying from any cause, but it was the group with the highest cholesterol (above 240mg/dL) that had the most decreased risk of dying from any cause.

Saturated Fat Was Taken Off the Nutrient Concern List, Yet the Dogma Remains Pervasive

In 2016, cholesterol was officially taken off the nutrient concern list, but after almost 60 years of brainwashing, most westerns and doctors alike still consider cholesterol bad.

Saturated fat warnings still are invading the FDA’s guidelines, even though they took it off the nutrient concern list.

Precaution is still being advised by the American Heart Association.

Testing: Cholesterol and Heart Health

You can now ignore the cholesterol numbers on your standard blood test.

HDLs can be good or bad. LDLs can be good or bad. Those numbers don’t matter, it is actually about the size of the cholesterol particle.

  1. If it is big and fluffy, it is safe and cannot do damage. (LDL Pattern A).
  2. If it is small, dense and hard it can penetrate the arterial wall and cause inflammation and damage. (LDL Pattern B).
  3. HDL-2 are beneficial particles.
  4. HDL-3 are the undesirable ones - they are atherogenic (promoting build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries) and inflammatory.

Testing size of cholesterol particles

  1. VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) - size of the cholesterol particle.
  2. VPA (Particle analysis) shows the size of the cholesterol particles.
  3. NMR Lipo-Profile Test
  4. Lipoprotein Test
  5. Berkeley Lipid Particle Test
  6. LPP (Lipoprotein Particle Profile)

Now you can get these tests from the two biggest commercial labs in USA.

Test You Can Do Yourself with Your Old Blood Tests

To measure your tendency to have oxidised cholesterol:

Take your Triglyceride number and divide it by HDL.

If that is less than 2 than you are safe, and at little to no risk of insulin resistance (associated with blood sugar).

This has to do with diet, particularly sugar and high insulin. This raises triglycerides, increases blood sugar and damages cholesterol particles.

Other Blood Tests that screen for Cardiovascular Health:

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - an inflammatory marker and predictor of heart disease.
  • Homocysteine - an inflammatory marker and direct risk for cardiovascular health.
  • HbA1c - 3 month average of blood sugar that measures glycation levels.

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)

  • Excess sugar in the blood will also glycate - the sugar and proteins in the bloodstream will stick together and clump.
  • These clumpy protein-sugar compounds are really bad, as damaging as free radicals.
  • They damage LDL and HDL cholesterol; get stuck in small arteries; and are directly linked to heart, brain, joint and circulatory issues.(5)

Another Test To Analyse if Cholesterol Particles are Oxidised or Damaged

Blood test: OxLDL - available to measure

  1. Oxidised LDL
  2. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) the enzyme released by WBCs which oxidises LDL.

Are Doctors Adopting Effective Diagnostic Methods Actually Based on Science?

Thankfully, it is increasing.

What Is Cholesterol

  • Primarily manufactured in the liver.
  • 80% of cholesterol is converted into cholic acid, which forms bile. Bile is the Pac-Man that gobbles up toxic fats in the liver and intestines, while helping break down and deliver good fats into the blood and lymph.
  • Healthy diet with whole food and high fibre will support bile to escort toxins to the toilet, but if the diet is low in fibre and loaded with processed fats, up to 94% of bliss (with toxins in tow) can be reabsorbed by the liver.(2)
  • The reaming cholesterol (20%) is used to form the more famous cholesterol lipoprotein particles known as HDL and LDL. These lipoproteins escort fats to and from the cells throughout the body.

Triglycerides are fats that are made from any extra calories you don’t use as energy right away.

Cholesterol Essential for Life

  • Cholesterol is the organic molecule that is most common in your brain (by weight) and a major component in nerve tissue.
  • It is the precursor for many hormones.
  • It is the primary component of all your hormones.
  • It helps your skin repel water.
  • It helps the skin on the inside and outside of the body ward off toxic chemicals as well as hold precious water and moisture in.
  • In fact it is so important that every single cell in the body makes it - it is in every single cell wall.

To think you can radically pull this out of the body (through statins for example) and not have consequences is ridiculous and is such bad science.

The Importance of Fat (Medo Dhatu)

The importance of fat:

  • Your brain is composed primarily of fat. One third of the dry weight of your brain if pure DHA. Low DHA in the brain and CNS = baby brain and post natal anxiety for mums.
  • You need fats for energy production and hormones production.
  • Your skin needs a cushion of fat so you look good.
  • In fact, every cell in our body is lined by a double layer of fat, which supports the cell’s membranes.
  • Fat is vital for life.

The way the authorities responded to this: “thus, the MRFIT study failed to provide an adequate test of the hypothesis because of poor adherence.” - But it doesn’t mean the hypothesis is that dietary fat causes heart disease.

A major study done by a Harvard Researcher, conducted by Dr. Frank Hue, took over 350,000 people and evaluated in over 21 studies and found that:

  • Whether you have the highest or lowest cholesterol, your cardiovascular incidents are exactly the same. Cholesterol numbers don’t matter!
  • People with higher cholesterol live longer - greater cognitive function, greater intelligence and greater memory as they age. People would die sooner with lower cholesterol numbers.

A study at the prestigious journal of the Lancet measured people on a high cholesterol mediterranean diet vs. a supervised low cholesterol diet and found that people on the mediterranean had a 77% reduction in deaths and a 76% reduction in cardiovascular death.

Butter Is Back

Relationship Between the Cholesterol You Eat and In Your Body

The cholesterol you eat does not have a big influence on the cholesterol in your blood.

Statins

One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the history of medicine.

Statins work by disabling a critical step early in the formation of cholesterol.

There’s a pathway that produces cholesterol in the body, along with a bunch of other essentials.

It is like a tree, the pathways feeds different biological functions in their individual branches.

We have decided that one of the branches is bad, that being cholesterol.

So we have decided the best way to get rid of that branch is to cut the tree at the root.

Statins inhibit the HMG CoA Reductase enzyme, which is also required for essential molecules like CO Enzyme Q10 (essential for optimal heart muscle and brain function).

Anti cholesterol drugs disturbs medas dhatu which creates asthi dusya.

To think you can radically pull cholesterol out of the body (through statins for example) and not have consequences is ridiculous and is such bad science.

Giving a child a statin is medical malpractice.

Measures to Potentially to Wean Off Statins & Medications

How to wean off medications such as statins?

Work on overall health, including insulin resistance.

Work with a quality health practitioner and then go back to the doctor who prescribe the medication and under their supervision, reassess your medications.

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Disease - More important imbalances that require our attention.

Insulin resistance is highly influential on cardiovascular disease and CV-19.

Testing and Measuring Insulin Resistance

An at home, free method you can do to test if you are insulin resistance. (approx. 95% accuracy rate)

What Oils and Fats to Eat and Use in Diet

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are those that are basically solid at room temperature.

  • They are solid because they are more stable - no weak double-bonds that you find in mono-saturated (one double-bond) and poly-unsaturated fats (many double-bonds).
  • As a result, these fats can stand up to cooking at high heat much better than unsaturated fats, because there are no weak double-bonds to break.
  • Once the bonds break, the oil has a greater risk of going rancid and becoming the toxic substance known as free radicals.
  • Saturated fats don’t break down in your body like other fats may.

Cheap polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

  1. PUFAs are made from pressing oil out of seeds, grains and beans like sunflower, safflower, corn, or soybeans, which is only possible with extremely high pressure, heat and a multimillion dollar seed oil press.
  2. The oil in these seeds, grains and beans are very volatile. They quickly and easily turn rancid from sunlight or heat.
  3. These bottles of cooking oil have been heated to high temperatures, degummed, refined, bleached, boiled and deodorised (because they smell so bad after processing), leaving them indigestive with no nutritional value.
  4. RBD is a term (refined, bleached, deodorised) which leaves the oil colourless, odourless and tasteless.
  5. In addition, valuable beneficial ingredients (antioxidants, phytosterols, chlorophyll, lecithin) are removed during processing. The oil is now dead.
  6. Light sensitive - Now they can be sold 24/7 in clear plastic bottles in fully lit grocery stores, where they should be cold-pressed in dark warehouses and delivered in dark brown bottles in the early hours of the morning, just like they used to, and just like milkmen do.
  7. Liquid regardless of the temperature and much more susceptible to damage due to their weak bonds.
  • These vegetable oils are so highly processed and stable, they use them to preserve food and extend shelf life.
  • You will find them in your organic gluten free bars, cereals, corn chips, corn thins, gluten free organic bread (it can stay soft for weeks).
  • Linoleic acids are so fully oxidised that not only are they toxic and damaging to the arterial wall, but intestinal microbes that typically feed on essential fatty acids and fibber won’t even touch them.

Corn Thins may seem healthy, but they contain rancid and toxic sunflower oil.

Fats and Oils in India

These PUFAs have replaced traditional use of ghee in India and contributed to a rise in cardiovascular disease (CAD).

A couple generations ago, India was known for having low levels of CAD-related concerns.(4)

Today, Indians use a highly processed vegetable ghee called vanaspati, which is 40 trans fats, well known fo the increase risk of CAD.(4) This is fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.

Processed Sugar vs Rancid Oils

Processed sugars will stay in your body for a few hours, cause an insulin spike.

Rancid fats and oils can stay lodged in places like your liver and fat cells for years!

If you have belly fat, fat in your hips or cellulite, you got to avoid these vegetable oils if you want to loose that, not to mention the risks of arterial health issues!

Smoke Point - Crucial Consideration

  • When the oil is heated and begins to oxidise and release toxic compounds.
  • A smoke point chart can be misleading because the more refined and processed the oil, the higher the smoke point.
  • Using the oil with the highest smoke point like almond, sunflower or avocado does not take into consideration how highly refined these oils may be.
  • Unsaturated fats or vegetables oils will generally have a higher smoke or flash point because they are the most refined compared to the more stable saturated fats.
  • Ghee has the highest smoke point of all oils, thus is a very stable oil.

Bad Fats: Processed vegetable oils that are toxic

  • canola
  • soybean oil - introduced heavily in the early 1900s
  • cotton seed
  • sunflower oil
  • peanut oil
  • corn
  • grapeseed
  • safflower
  • rice bran
  • fake butter spreads like margarine.

Good Fats:

  • Ghee.
  • coconut oil.
  • Malaysian palm oil.
  • palm kernel oil.
  • cacao oil.
  • shea nut oil.
  • butter.
  • avocado oil.
  • macadamia nut oil.

These are the most heat tolerant oils.

  • Ghee - 47.8 saturated fat.
  • Good fats lower triglyceride levels.
  • Plant-based omega-3 fatty acids - chia, flax and walnuts.

Omega 6 : Omega 3 Ratio

Today, the average American has an omega-6-to-omega-3 ratio of 20:1.

This increased ratio has been linked to a host of chronic health concerns, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

We cannot just increase out omega 3s, ie. it’s not just about the ratio, we need to reduce our omega 6s.

How Much Fats / Oils Can I Eat?

What If I Don't Have Gallbladder?

Optimal Diet

  • Macro nutrient ratios - transcend them, stop focusing too much on amounts.
  • Cyclical ketosis.
  • Simplify diet: eat real food (whole foods), seasonal food, etc.
  • See Vital Veda's online course on Ayurvedic Nutrition for a holistic, simple and effective nutrition protocol.

References:

(1) http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2548255

2. Guyton and Hall. Textbook of Medical Physiology. 12th edition. Saudners Press. 2011. p Ch 64 p785

(3) Hamazaki et al. Blood Cholesterol: A good Market for Health in Japan. Wolrd Review on Nutrition and Dietics 100. 2009: 63-70.

(4)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3215354/

(5) https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/54/7/2198.full

(6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2869506/

(7) http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/coca-cola-funds-scientists-who-shift-blame-for-obesity-away-from-bad-diets/

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Energy, Fatigue & Auto-Immunity | Dr. Paul Anderson Podcast #051

Your energy levels are foundational to any health condition or state.

We’re not only talking physical energy levels and fatigue, but also cellular energy - having the energy to perform all the crucial biological functions.

Optimal energy for efficient cellular repair, replacement and anti-aging effort through preventing disease.

Auto-Immunity is on the rise as our intelligence becomes more "mistaken" and we loose self-recognition of our own bodies.

Luckily, there's a lot to be done to restore our bodily intelligence and harmony amongst our biological system.

About Our Guest: Dr. Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, ND is a naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle, Wash., and Tempe, Ariz. He is a graduate of NCNM, and a full-time core faculty member at Bastyr University, teaching in the clinical science division.

Dr. Anderson is a recognised educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic and oncologic illness.

In addition to three decades clinical experience he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV Vitamin C and other therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the author of his latest book, Cancer: The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach through his website. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Energy Levels & Fatigue

A morning practice to change your brain circuits to influence your energy levels for the day.

Global energy of depression due to Covid-19

Similar to chronic ill patients and later stages of cancer patients.

People who get energetically affected by what’s going on around them.

Having energy “sucked out” of you

Practitioners and doctors having energy “sucked out” of them and how to get yourself in a centred place so you can interact with a lot of strong energies without being affected by them.

Energetic Recognition and Protecting Yourself

Where Does Energy Come From:

Energy is generated in the most metabolising cells:

  1. Heart - the heart has so many mitochondria so it puts out this huge energy signature. 5000 mitochondria per cell, even if you don’t work out a lot. Your heart never gets a break, it pumps till the body dies. You can measure your heart electricity from 12 feet away.
  2. Brain - you can measure the energy output of the brain.
  3. Muscles - Muscle cell have 200-500 mitochondria in each cell. If you work out a lot, maybe 400-500.

Also, abdominal organs are busy all the time.

What part of the cell makes energy - Mitchondria makes ATP (the energy molecule) then converts to energy.

Hrdaya - The heart as the energy centre of the body.

Pattern of Energy:

  1. Did your energy gradually reduce?
  2. or did it drop suddenly (such as cancer or auto-immunity)?

Metabolic Health and Energy Levels

Intermittent Fasting

  • Mostly a mental game in the beginning.
  • Powerful intervention for metabolic health.

What Causes Low Energy and Overall Fatigue

Short term causes:

  • Acute illness.
  • Medications.
  • Depression.

Long term (and acute) causes:

  • The people and media you are associating with.
  • Environment - mould, air quality, environmental toxins.
  • Digestion and absorption - not absorbing the nutrients and energy from food.
  • Balance of minerals / vitamins - taking a high concentration of one constituent may put another out of balance.
  • Hormonal levels
  • Thyroid levels
  • Stress

How to Keep Your Energy In Instead of Letting it Bleed Out

Subtle energies

  • Absorbing patients disease energetically. Being drained.
  • Doctors, OTs, therapists, practitioners etc.
  • Optometrists get eye diseases, cardiologists get heart diseases etc.

Auto-Immunity: Why Does my Body Want to Attack Me?

  • We loose self-recognition.

  • Pragnyapradah - Mistake of intellect.

  • Inflammation will invade other organs.

  • Immune system enters a hyperactive state after being exposed to toxic influences over time and acquiring an accumulate affect.

Types of Auto-Immune Conditions

  • Hashimotos thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes type 1
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Lupus - inflammation at various aspects of the body.
    • Tired.
    • Joint pain. Multiple joints.
    • High temperature.
    • Ulcerations or sores in nose and mouth, sometimes.
    • Sensitivity to sun.
    • Inflammations in the blood - excess or deficient levels of various aspects of the blood.
    • Rashes.
  • Scleroderma

A lot of people with low-thyroid have auto-immune (hashimotos) causing that, and don’t even know it.

What Causes Auto-Immunity

  • Orchestration of the immune system.
  • External influences that settle somewhere in the body, and the immune system goes to do it’s job to clean up the cells, and inevitably creates the problem.
  • Viruses invading certain areas.
  • Environmental sources.
  • Toxicity.
  • Diet - diet is a significant way in for toxic material.
  • Glycemic load.
  • Medical interventions - Such as modern biological drugs used to treat cancer. Modern medical interventions and drugs confuse the immune system and don’t allow it to regenerate.

Boosting Your Immune System during Auto-Immune conditions.

Treating Auto-Immune Conditions

Smriti can play a role in restoring the intelligence.

Bio-Films

Wet areas rich in biological systems.

They can get hijacked with pathogens, e.g. mould.

Aspects of Immune System

  • Skin - external layer of our immune system.
  • Respiratory tract - internal mucous membrane immune system.
  • Digestive tract - internal mucous membrane immune system.
  • Surveillance - Surveillance molecules (e.g. Killer T Cells) that look for anything that does not have our marker on it. Recognition molecules that say “you are mine.”
  • Specific immune system - Immune globulin, immune proteins, specially built to look for a specific cancer cell or virus etc. Humoral (anti-body) immunity - specific proteins against specific bad guys.

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To Get Vxcinated or Not? Become Informed About The C19 Vxcc!ne | Stephanie Grutz #050

The Covid vaccine has arrived, whether we want it or not.

We need stop making vaccines taboo to talk about and we need to learn about them and become properly informed.

We need to use our judgment and intuition and while staying away from cognitive dissonance, make a choice based on our personal experiences and what we truely believe and feel is right.

How do we make tough choices? We learn as much as we can and then make a choice.

This un-biased podcast episode features health information from Ayurvedic health practitioner Dylan Smith as he interviews an integrative health practitioner Stephanie Grutz who has thoroughly researched the Covid-19 Vaxcine.

Leave behind our views and preferences.

Let’s drop the propaganda and seemingly “hippie dippie” views.

Let’s explore both sides and more importantly, the science.

About Our Guest: Stephanie Grutz

Stephanie is an integrative nurse practitioner with over 12 years in the field of medicine. In 2009, Stephanie was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and eventually diagnosed with Crohn's. She started down a path of biologics and steroids with deteriorating health. As she desperately searched for answers, she stumbled upon integrative medicine. She went all in, changed her mind, body and spirit and started treating herself holistically. Since 2014, Stephanie has been using her skills and experiences to help empower others to work towards their healthiest selves.

I chose Stephanie to be on this podcast because of her extensive, non-biased independent research on the C19 Vaxcine.


In this Episode we Discuss:

The Role of Standard Vaccines

The goal - to stimulate your own immune system to recognise a threat, before that threat actually shows up.

By exposing your immune system to a piece of a virus, the immune system can spin up a memory response so when it’s exposed to the real thing in the future, it very quickly ramps up anti-bodies and T-cells and an immune response and potentially knocks that potential invader up.

As opposed to when you are first exposed to the virus, it can take quite some time for the immune response to kick in.

Neutralising anti-bodies.

Ingredients in the C19 Vaxcine to Beware Of

  • PEG (polyethylene glycol)
  • M-Neon Green - a marine bioluminescent material. No studies are done on the safety of this technology. Can relate with auto-immune.

Pfzier Vaxciner

  • The CEO said this vaxcine was 95% effective and the next day sold his shares.

Pfizers Criminal History

Pfizer has been a “habitual offender”, persistently engaging in illegal and corrupt  marketing practices, bribing physicians and suppressing adverse trial results.

Since 2002, the company and its subsidiaries have been assessed $3 billion in criminal convictions, civil penalties and jury awards.

What is an mRNA Vaxine

mRNA vaxcine include Pfizer and Moderna vaxine.

mRNA vxcines are genetically engineered vaxcines so are associated with risk factors of auto-immune disease and auto-immune reactions.

Spike proteins in the vxcine are similar to what is in our body, particularly similarly to what is in our placenta. This may cause auto-immune reaction.

Pathogenic priming likely contributes to serious and critical illness and mortality in COVID-19 via autoimmunity

Therapeutic indications and General recommendations for the C19 Vaxine:

This is for individuals 16 years and older.

The safety for children under 16 has not yet established.

Special Warnings

Anaphylaxis.

If they have anaphylaxis the first dose, do not give.

General recommendations:

  • Should be postponed in individuals suffering from acute severe febrile illness. - (If you are currently sick).
  • Individuals receiving anticoagulant therapy or those with bleeding disorder. (Standard)
  • Immune-compromised people.

4.6 Fertility, pregnancy and lactation and the C19 Vaxcine

Pregnancy

  • There are no or limited amount of data from the use of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2.
  • Animal reproductive toxicity studies have not been completed.
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Women of childbearing age, pregnancy should be excluded before vaccination.
  • In addition, women of childbearing age should be advised to avoid pregnancy for at least 2 months after their second dose.

Pregnancy is a time of protection.

There is no time to inject a compound that specifically triggers inflammation, specifically immune inflammation in order to get an anti-body production.

These vaccines are designed to up-regulate the immune system when pregnancy is an absolute time for immune suppression.

This is why auto-immune conditions are suppressed during pregnancy.  This is why some women feel so good when pregnant, because their immune system is suppressed so you don’t abort a baby - because you will think it is a foreign body and potentially harm it.

They give steroids to pregnancy women with high natural killer T cells (immune system) to regulate this.

Vaccines dramatically increased the immune system.

Pregnant women are getting the vaccine and some health care professionals are advising for it!

The Moderna vaccine excluded pregnant and breast-feeding women from the vaccine trial.

They don’t want women to try conceive a child within a month of the second injection.

They also don’t want males in the study to impregnate women from the time of the first vaccination till a month after getting the second injection.

Under 5.2. Exclusion Criteria in their reposer - modernatx.com

Breast-Feeding and the C19 Vaxcine

It is unknown where COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 is excreted in human milk.

A risk to newborns/infants cannot be excluded.

C19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 should not be used during breast-feeding.

Fertility and the C19 Vaxcine

It is unknown whether C19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 has an impact on fertility.

(If you are trying or planning to conceive, even in the distant future - the danger is unknown but suspected by science).

The Unstable PCR Test That is Being Utilised to Diagnose Covid19

Vaxcine Damage

Injuries and adverse effects.

Can We Detox The Vaxcine Out of Our Body?

Resources

REG 174 Information for UK Healthcare professionals - (UK government document).

Stephanie on Instagram - The Healthy Practitioner

Instagram Accounts We Recommend to Follow to Stay Informed on C19 Vaxcine

Great Overview of the Vx((!ne Situation


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Karmic Relationships, Why Am I Single? & Past Lives with Jyotish: Vedic Astrology + Top 3 Episodes of 2020 | Blaine Watson #049

Is your relationship with your partner supported by nature and karmically suitable?

Gaining insight into the Vedic Astrology of you and whom ever you relate with can illuminate and improve that relationship.

Why am I still single? I feel a relationship would significantly enhance my evolution.

Vedic Astrology, or Jyotisha, utilises measures of sacred time to organise human life according to celestial forces and natural law.

It helps understand human existence in a deeper perspective so that we can not only flow through life effortlessly with nature's support, but also attune with cosmic intelligence and the eternal organiser.

About Our Guest: Blaine Watson

Blaine has studied astrology since childhood and became interested in Vedic Astrology on a trip to India in 1980 and began studying in earnest at that time. After several years of self study in India, USA, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland, he was personally certified as expert in Jyotish by the Dean of the Department of Sanskrit at Benares Hindu University in Varanasi, India in 1989.

Blaine has been a professional astrologer for over 30 years and has more than 30,000 clients in over 30 countries. People find Blaine via word of mouth as the Vedic tradition with which he is associated does not permit me to advertise.

Blaine has travelled to consult and teach in South America, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and India. 

Blaine also been trained in and is considered to be expert in Ayurveda and the Vedic system of temple architecture known as Vastu Vidya or Sthapatya Veda. Blaine learnt to meditate in high school, and has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 45 years and has taught over 4,000 people on 4 continents how to meditate.  


The First Podcast Episode with Blaine (Wise to Listen to this one firsrt)

In this Episode we Discuss:

Dharma: The Most Evolutionary Thing You Can Be Doing Now

Trends, themes and patterns that present in clinics and consultations due to the cosmic weather.

Vedic nerds - a global phenomena that is influenced with past lives and a purpose to unit with India.

Past Life Relationships with Jyotish, Karma and Choosing When You Are Born

Istha Kal - personal time. Your time of birth is chosen and dictated to you according to the karma you are working off.

Born with adversities, challenges and blessings.

The Bhagavad Gita states:

  1. If you are on the path to enlightenment - you will be born into the families of the rich.
  2. If you are far on the path to enlightenment as a yogi in the last life time, you will be born into a family of yogis.

Clearing Karmic Connections

The Epidemic of Infertility

The relationship between infertility and glyphosate.

Cultivating A Relationship with the Planets

  • Each planet has a portfolio.
  • They have specific relationships with each other. E.g. Sun is Saturns father. Moon is Mercurys father.
  • Each planet is an incarnation of Visnu.

Surya

  • Sun is known as Krooya = “cruel”.
  • He is hot, dry, represents power, the kind, government, the father, independence
  • Represents ego on superficial and a more subtle level represents the soul.
  • Sun represents bones.

Jyotish expressing itself in the physiology

  • Shani - mamsa dhatu - also asthi and majja dhatu.
  • Shukra - sukra dhatu
  • Mangal - rakta dhatu
  • Chandra - rasa dhatu
  • Buddh - tvak.

For information on the dhatus (tissues), refer to Vital Veda and Dr Harsha Rajus online course on Dhatus.

Each Planet is An Incarnation of Visnu

  1. Rama - Surya
  2. Krsna - Chandra
  3. Narasimha(Lion head demon eater) - Mangal
  4. Buddha - Buddh
  5. Vaamana (dwarf) - Guru
  6. Parasu Rama (warrior) - Sukra
  7. Koorma (turtle) - Shani
  8. Varaha (bore) - Rahu
  9. Matsya (fish) - Ketu.

You can see the evolution of human kind in these incarnations (from acqautic animal to the most refined human).

Why is each planet is dominantly masculine?

Please comment below your thoughts.

The Dashas - Planetary Cycles You are Going Through

  • A system of cycles set in motion from the moment you are born.
  • MahaDasha (primary cycle) and AntaraDasha (secondary cycle) and beyond.

Marriages in Jyotish

  • "Love Marriage" and Arranged Marriage.
  • Using Jyotish for successful marriage and to optimise the “alliance” in a marriage.

Why Am I Single?

  • Single People and Bachelors Wanting or Refusing a Relationship
  • Old souls.
  • Bearing children.
  • Approaching the end of child-bearing years while being single.

  • Banana Treatment to Make the Reproductive Organs More Youthful

Yagya (Ancient Vedic Technology) to Find a Suitable Marriage Partner and Have Children

Yagyas for world peace and anything in the world.

David O’Reilly, who organises Yagyas - oreilly@vip.net
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Rahu and Ketu

  • They are “Chaya graha.”
  • Chaya = “shadow.”
  • Griha = “grip”. A planet has a grip.
  • Each planet has a shadow planet, and Rahu and Ketu are the shadow planets for the sun and the moon.
  • Mostly causing difficulties in life.
  • They are responsible for eclipses.

Rahu

    • The head of the serpent.
    • Weird and unconventional. Psychic rather than spiritual. A world knowingness.
    • Obsessive.
    • Dream like quality.
    • When Rahu gets what he wants, it is like waking up from a dream.
    • A snake can hypnotise their victims to a vast like state.
    • There for the ride. Go with the flow.
    • We can’t trust the thought we have.
    • He is tricky but he can be tricked.
    • If you buy a house in the Rahu cycle, paint the bathroom or bought a door knocker.
    • What Rahu gives, Rahu takes away.
    • If you buy something in a Rahu cycle, change it up a little so it is not what you bought.
    • You can get married in a Rahu cycle - Take vows - these change the laws of nature dramatically. The legal or religious system gets involved. It restructures the relationship. The change you are looking for with Rahu.

Ketu

    • Intuition.
    • Tail of the snake. Part of us that is sensitive to vibration.
    • Moksha karaka - a significator of moksha.
    • Gnyana (spiritual knowledge) karaka.
    • Feeling level. The wuiet voice inside.
    • Produces bursts of good fortune.
    • Disinterested in the world - not interested in money or status. He is interested in the subtle fields of life.
    • Represents loss - Loss because we are not interested (in money for example). People don’t want to do work.
    • Represents periods of times of awakening.

Jyotish Chart of Specific Countries

Current Astrological Update of Covid-19

  • Blaine says it will last another 2.5 years.
  • Blaine believes Shani (Saturn) is responsible.
  • Is Rahu involved in C-19?

Viewing the Birth Charts of Twins

  • Using the Navamsha chart. The chart of the inner or hidden personality.
  • A lot of karma in twinning charts. They chose to be born together. They could have been marriage partners in a past lifetime.
  • They usually love each other on a very deep level.
  • Twinning can be seen in the chart. Can be because Mercury and Gemini may be in the house of children.

Resources

Contact Blaine for a Jyotish consultation - find his address in this episode.

Check out other Jyotishis and Pundits (to perform Yagyas) we recommend here

The First Podcast Episode with Blaine


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