Birth Control Guide: Become Educated & Aware of Your Options + The Birth Control Pill

Many women turn to birth control pills and other methods because they are not aware of the dangers of them and they are not aware that there are safer options available.

We will explore a range of birth control methods, from conventional, chemical and dangerous methods to natural safe methods.

Become educated and well versed in a variety of natural contraceptive methods, to expand the happiness and fulfilment of your sex life with minimal interruptions.

This article is also important for any MAN who cares about the health and sex life of his partner, daughter, sister, family member, friend or fellow neighbour.

Synthetic Birth Control Methods

IUDs (Intrauterine device): Hormonal (Mirena) & Copper Coil (Natural)

How The IUD Works on the Body

The IUD is an internally planted device in the uterus.

Hormonal IUD (Mirena) artificially manipulates your hormones as it contains the steroid drug levonorgestrel into the uterine cavity.

Side Effects from IUDs

IUDs have been shown to cause serious side effects such as:

  • Pelvic infection - especially if you have a pre-existing infection with gonorrhoea or chlamydia. That’s why your doctor should screen for those common conditions before inserting an IUD.
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine perforation (surrounding blood vessels or viscera become injured) which can lead to surgery.
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Yeast infection
  • Weight gain

Even if your IUD is not hormonal (Copper IUD/ Coil) and fitted well, it comes with problems:

  • Irregular bleeding and spotting. Prolonged spotting can lead to iron deficiency.
  • Blocks the channels, causing vata imbalance in apana vata (pelvic floor) which can cause problems down the track like fibroids.
  • Can be a painful installation process that may require painkiller drugs.
  • Can increase period pain and cramps within the one year of insertion.
  • It’s bad for the vaginal microbiome and doubles the risk of bacterial vaginosis, which causes a fishy-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • It might come out. Studies show there is a risk of expulsion which you don’t realise, then you could become pregnant.
  • Pelvic infection
  • Uterine perforation

Pros about IUDs:

  • The IUD, however, has been shown to be more a successful contraceptive method than the oral contraceptive pill (OCP).
  • The hormonal IUD (Mirena) uses about one-tenth of synthetic levonorgestrel hormone compared to the OCP (but still at dangerous levels).
  • It does not completely shut down ovulation, which is important to produce hormones thus feel good!

Conclusion about IUDs:

IUDs are not wise for health.

As a birth control method, it's not as biologically harmonious as fertility awareness method (FAM), condoms, or cervical cap

For hormonal issues like heavy periods, adenomyosis, or debilitating endometriosis pain, the hormonal IUD is a better option than surgery or other types of hormonal birth control, however, there are much better alternatives which one can implement and learn about in a consultation with me.

Patches

Patches are so risky is that you absorb up to 60% more synthetic oestrogen than if you were taking an oral contraceptive. Fortunately, demand for the patch has seriously declined as the warnings have escalated.

Injectable Birth Control

Depo-Provera, or depo-medroxyprogesterone (DMPA), is a progestin that interferes with hormone signalling to prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs. A far stronger synthetic chemical that mimics the progesterone your body makes which carries with it a huge number of negative side effects, esepcially reducing bone density.

Spermicides

Spermicides are essentially chemicals that kill sperm by dissolving their outer membrane.

However, they also kill beneficial bacteria and skin cells. Disrupting the bacterial balance in your vagina can leave you more susceptible to yeast infections and urinary tract infections. And it has been proven they add no additional protection to condoms.

The Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP)

Artificially manipulating your hormones with potent synthetic hormones, whose adverse health effects have been well documented for nearly four decades.

Clinicians know it. Women themselves know it because they feel better off the Pill.

16 million American women use birth control pills.
50–80% of Australian women use it at some stage during their reproductive lives.

Sure it is great that The Pill can be medicine for debilitating conditions such as severe endometriosis and very heavy periods, but its widespread prescription to “balance hormones” is illogical. 

What The Pill Does To Your Body

The pill induces a chemical menopause which shuts down ovulation, an essential hormonal production process for mood and overall health.

This works by releasing oestrogen and progestin into your body, preventing your ovaries from releasing eggs. The pill also thickens cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to enter the uterus.

Hormonal Birth Control Does Not Balance Hormones

Prescribing birth control to “balance hormones” is illogical. Birth control does not balance hormones; it shuts them down.

Birth control shuts down ovulation, hence shuts down estrogen and progesterone. It then "replaces" back contraceptive drugs, known as “hormone replacement."

Problem is, this "replacement" is not adequate at all. In fact, the contraceptive drugs are not even hormones and are damaging to the body.

Real hormones are estradiol and progesterone. Contraceptive drugs are molecules like ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel, and drospirenone.

Contraceptive drugs do not have the same molecular structure as real hormones and do not replace their vital role.

"The Pills" benefit of convenience is largely outweighed by the very serious health risks associated.

Health Risks Associated with Birth Control Pills

They are linked to numerous health risks:

  • Cancer - increases the risk of cervical and breast cancers.
  • Fatal blood clots - double your risk of fatal blood clots and others may increase your risk of heart disease.
  • Thinner bones - lower bone mineral density (BMD).
  • Oral contraceptives can increase your blood pressure.
  • Sexual dysfunction - The pill may damage your libido - permanently - interferes with a protein that keeps testosterone unavailable for women's physiological needs.

Side Effects

Many women also report awful side effects from the pill, which are undoubtedly due to the artificial drugs acting like "hormones" running through your body. These include:

  • Migraines, headaches and nausea
  • Weight gain and mood changes
  • Irregular bleeding or spotting
  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Breast tenderness
  • Yeast overgrowth and infection
  • Thrush (quite common).
  • Birth control pills deplete your body of important nutrients, including Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc.
  • Severe depression, anxiety and mood changes
  • Feeling of congestion in the pelvic area and lower abdomen.
  • Oral contraceptives can also make your baby more vulnerable to allergies when you take OCs for up to a year before becoming pregnant, according to a Finnish study.

A Recipe for Future Infertility

Want to have babies in the future? I recommend stopping using the Pill and other hormonal contraception.

While on hormonal contraception methods, your body loses the ability to secrete its own natural hormones.

So when the time comes and you want to conceive, your body struggles. This is why hormonal contraception is a key cause of  the infertility epidemic.

I see this a lot in the clinic, and it is quite sad to see, as all these couples to want to do it have a baby. Note male infertility is also a big contributor to this epidemic that is under appreciated.

Your Romantic Life Dictated by a Pill

The contraceptive pill may disrupt women's natural ability to choose a partner genetically dissimilar to themselves. A research team analysed how the contraceptive pill affects odour preferences and found that the preferences of women who began using the contraceptive pill shifted towards men with genetically similar odours.

A genetic similarity in couples can lead to fertility problems and ultimately lead to the breakdown of relationships when women stop using the pill, as odour perception plays a significant role in maintaining attraction to partners, researchers said.

Similar to the findings of the study above, researchers found that you are more likely to be attracted to people whose scent is dissimilar to your own. 

And on a much deeper level, it’s alarming that these pills are altering, on a very subtle level, chemical signals in your body.

Using The Pill to Treat Symptoms

If you're using birth control pills for reasons other than birth control, such as to regulate your menstrual cycle or treat irregular bleeding, cysts, endometriosis, acne or skin diseases you are not treating your underlying problem.

You are simply masking it with a potentially dangerous drug.

In these situations, it is essential to balance your adrenal glands, as cortisol levels modulate and control the female hormones - especially progesterone. Book a consultation to balance your adrenal glands, energy, stress and hormones.

In 2007 the FDA approved the first birth control pill to completely eliminate menstruation.

Not only was this pill inadequately tested prior to approval, but the synthetic hormones it contains are also another prescription for disaster for women's health.

But there is an additional concern - long-term suppression of your periods will minimise your blood loss and could contribute to iron overload syndromes that is an overlooked dangerous situation. Elevated iron stores are one of the primary risk factors for cancer and heart disease.

Contributes to Oestrogen Pollution

Synthetic estrogens excreted by women end up in the drinking water supply. This adds to the oestrogens increasingly present all around us, from plastics to canned food and drinks, food additives, household cleaning products, heavy metals, and pesticides, as well as in our waterways as a result of the runoff from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Quench your thirst with synthetic hromnes?

Safe Alternatives for contraception that women can use

Natural Methods

There are two natural methods:

  1. Barrier Methods
  2. Natural Family Planning or Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM), Conscious Sex - a little more complex but definitely achievable, rewarding and empowering. Been around for thousands of years.

Barrier Methods

Copper Coil IUD

See above.
Although better than hormonal options, this still comes with associated risks and side effects, even if fitted well by a doctor.

Male Condoms

Condoms have a 98% effectiveness rate when used correctly. A water-based lubricant will increase the effectiveness; do not use an oil-based lubricant, however, as they break the latex.

Female Condoms

These thin, soft polyurethane pouches fitted inside your vagina before intercourse are 95 percent effective. Female condoms are less likely to tear than male condoms.

Diaphragm

Diaphragms, which must be fitted by a doctor, act as a barrier to sperm. When used correctly with spermicidal jellies, they are 92 to 98 effective.

Cervical Cap

This heavy rubber cap fits tightly against your cervix and can be left in place for 48 hours. Like the diaphragm, a doctor must fit the cap. Proper fitting enhances the effectiveness above 91%.

Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) - Natural Fertility

Not only do these methods assist contracpetion, but they empower you to learn more about your or your partners cycle! This attunes you more to the circadian cycles of you and nature.

The Temperature Method

This is a way to pinpoint the day of your ovulation so that intercourse can be avoided for a few days before and after. It involves taking your basal body temperature (your temperature upon first waking) each morning with an accurate "basal" thermometer, and noting the rise in temperature that occurs after ovulation.

The Mucus Method

This involves tracking changes in the amount and texture of your vaginal discharge, which reflect rising levels of oestrogen in your body. For the first few days after your period, there is often no discharge, but there will be a cloudy, tacky mucus as oestrogen starts to rise.

When your discharge starts to increase in volume and becomes clear and stringy, ovulation is near. A return to tacky, cloudy mucus or no discharge means that ovulation has passed.

There are various devices which help track your cycle and prove to be effective with high accuracy rates.

Withdrawal Method

Not successful enough because even before ejaculation, the penis releases small amounts of semen that can contain sperm.

Tantric Sex or "Conscious Sex"

Not successful enough due to similar reasons as the withdrawal method. Further more, practices like the retaining ejaculation is advanced and more relevant for people who have been doing practices like this since childhood (such as celibate yogis). Although these methods can be learnt and praciticed, caution needs to be taken they can create phyiscal implications on the males prostate and fertility.

Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)

 Some experts claim that breastfeeding protects a woman from pregnancy by curbing hormones that trigger ovulation. However, every woman's body responds differently to the hormonal influences of breastfeeding, so this method is unreliable.

Explore your options.
Become educated about what implications these contraceptive methods have on the body.
Become aware of the associated history and experience in society.
Then empowered with awareness, decide for yourself.

Bibliography
Dr. Joespeh Mercolas content rich website.
Lara Briden - The Period Revolutionary.

Image Credits:

  • feature image - Simone Van Der Koelen
  • cucumber - Charles Deluvio
  • female condom - nig.gov

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The Psychology of a Ninth Month Old Foetus

At this tail end of the pregnancy, the foetus becomes endowed with all its characters - the five senses (gandharsadi), intelligence (buddhi) and the physical anatomy and physiology are basically fully developed.

What the foetus also acquires at this time is an ability to remember it’s past lives. But along with these memories come an overwhelming amount of information.


Put yourself in the bare slimy feet of a 9-month-old foetus. A variety of compendiums start rushing through its mind:

  • Visions of thousands of variegated living forms,
  • The taste of a variety of food and drinks,
  • The taste, sensation and texture of having sucked breast milk from many different species,
  • Having gone through a cyclic process of birth and death, with repeated birth from thousands of female genitals (Yonis) from a variety of species.
  • Memories of sufferings, miseries, sorrow (Dukha), insults and criticism that were not averted and never resolved.
  • Good and bad deeds from past lives cause confusion and clouds the memory in the little foetus brain as it attempts to link these deeds with past sufferings.

Thus, the quality of mental and physical characteristics which are developing in the 9th month of pregnancy depends upon the good deeds of previous births (Purvajanma).


And then...
The moment the foetus passes through the female genitals and contacts with oxygen (Vaishnava Vayu), it forgets even the most painful sufferings and miseries, previous lives and good and bad deeds.

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Himalayan Herbs & The Future of Ayurvedic Products with Dr. Ketan Joshi {Podcast #011}

Medicinal Plants: from Himalayan Villages to the western marketplace.

Astoundingly incorporating Ayurvedic herbs in common food and cosmetic products that you would have never imagined (ice-cream, chewing gum, cosmetics).

About Dr. Ketan Joshi

Dr. Ketan Joshi is a highly experieced food and drink scientist based in England with a PhD in sugar. After years of creating products for corporates, he wanted to do something different. After identifying one of the current global trends "Go Back to Nature," Dr. Joshi set out on a mission to the Himalayas: to bring organic Ayurvedic recipes to the masses.

Dr. Joshi spent years researching the local people’s way of life and came to know them very well. They shared ancient recipes with him, that had been passed down through their families over generations, which they credited for their long life and vitality despite virtually no wealth. Ketan  analysed these herbs at a scientific level and then created the Wise Herb Company.

Ketan has established an impressive Sustainable Initiative for Local Himalayan Families, employing over 1400 small farming families within a 25-30km radius to growing Ayurvedic herbs as well as sponsoring young girls to get educated.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Ketan’s journey from being a Food Scientist and working with big corporates to creating Ayurvedic herbal formulas.

“Back to Nature” - One of the 12 global current trends of the word which Ketan is pursuing.

Where in the world people are still living with nature. There are only 3 or 4 places.

The crisis of the younger generation of mountain farmers uninterested and leaving for the cities.

Processed food and water and our modern lifestyle that has triggered societies desire to “go back to nature.”

Ketan’s Sustainable Initiative for Local Himalayan Families:

He has employed over 1400 small farming families within a 25-30km radius to start growing herbs for him, rather than them growing foods and selling them to the “Himalayan mafia” for next to nothing.

Sponsoring young girls from Himayalan villages to get educated rather than being forced into marriage in their early teenage years.

Wild-Grown - many levels above “organic.”

The purity of the Himalayan farms and lack of pesticides.

The creation process of herbal formulas:

Hand cutting vs. Machine cutting and why Ketan does not use machines to produce his herbal products.
Heat and certain blade fibres from machines kill volatile oils in the plants. Sattva (purity) and micro-biome are healthier in hand-cut herbs.

The stress levels of plants.

Harvesting particular herbs at particular times of the day.

The Wise Herb Company's Herbal Tea Infusions based on Ketan’s observations in the mountains.

How 80-year-old women carry very heavy sacks up mountains at high altitudes.
How truck drivers drive 30-40 tonne trucks through the windy roads of the Himalayas every day for long hours with optimal mental energy.
How 80-year-old men plough fields with oxen all day from 6 am to till the evening.
How 70-year-old men pulled Ketan and his crew out of rivers.

Turmeric - How to increase its bio-availability and absorb the benefits.
Turmeric varies in taste, curcumin level and colour according to where it is grown.

How to tell if the herbs or tea you are buying is legitimate quality:
Triangular tea bags with extra space for stronger infusion of herbs.
A simple at-home test to see if your herbal teas are 100% natural or if it has artificial colours and flavours:
The herbs should expand and swell.

The uncertainty of India, and why Ketan does all his herbal processing himself in England.

Why Ayurvedic herbs are not going to remain a niche industry.
Big corporates are requesting and enquiring Ketan’s help to implement Ayurvedic herbs into confectionary, chewing gum, chocolate, hair gels, sunscreen - common products! They are watching.
This is all because there is a need of the time to go back to nature.

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Why Dinner Should be Your Lightest Meal & Low in Protein

Why do you eat food?

For fuel. Food gets digested (hopefully) to allow the mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cells) to produce ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy you require to function in life.

If you use the energy, like in the case of your daily activities, that is great! You are "spending" this “energy currency” well.

If you just go to sleep after eating, because your use of energy drops dramatically during sleep, you don’t have anything to spend this ATP on, you hoard it.

Hoarding is never good. Maintenance attracts destruction. The ATP over-accumulates which increases free radicals, reactive oxygen and mitochondrial damage.

You want to finish eating at least 2-3 hours before bed (before 10pm)

When you re-establish fat metabolism, you may not even require dinner at all (a healthy habit). But as a culture, we have lost the ability to burn fat for fuel. Instead, we are using sugar as fuel, quick injections of stimulants from all sorts of foods - think organic dark chocolate, organic nuts, raisins, coffee etc. If you are snacking for quick hits of energy this indicates that you have lost the ability to burn your calm and stable source of fuel - fat. Have a phone consultation with me to re-establish fat metabolism.

Why Eating a High Protein Meal at Dinner Is a Bad Idea

Protein activates an anabolic pathway called mTOR activation - causes you to build muscles. Of course you need mTOR activated but it should not be continuous.

The primary problem when you eat a heavy dinner is it suppresses an important metabolic process called autophagy (meaning “self-devouring”), which breaks down, processes cells and disassembles unnecessary or dysfunctional components. If autophagy is impaired, this can cause cancer (excess tissue). Excess protein can increase cancer risk.

When a tissue (Dhatu) increases, it can cause tumours.

Mamsa Vrdha Mamsam is an ancient slohka in Ayurveda which means eating “flesh increases flesh.”

Excess protein in some cases can be even more dangerous than excess glucose.

Your agni (digestive fire) is regulated by the sun. When the sun is strongest, ea your biggest meal (lunch). When the sun is down, your digestive strength is low, so eat light.

Scenario: Sleeping After a Heavy Dinner

  • When you sleep on top of a big dinner your heart rate pulse rate, respiratory rate, metabolic rate all slows down which causes food to linger in your system without being digested (ama).
  • You wake up in a state of indigestion with ama deposited somewhere in your body.
  • Then you think that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and you put another truckload onto of that.
  • Then you walk around feeling blocked and inflamed. You create vascular inflammation, congestion, your sinuses are blocked, you are barely awake because you are feeling dull and heavy.
  • You don’t even feel the desire to having a big lunch since you are so out of tune.
  • So add massive doses of caffeine to give you energy which suppresses agni, causes improper appetite and further disconnects you from fat metabolism.

They Call it "Supper" for a Reason

Supper comes from the Old French word souper meaning “evening meal.” That is where we get the name soup from. Supper should be a light supplementary meal, not the main meal. Soup is a great choice.

Tips to Transition to a Light Dinner

  • Have a good, solid warm cooked lunch. Eat that in a relaxed manner to be properly nourished and satisfied.
  • Re-establish fat-metabolism by moving towards three meals a day, no snacks.
  • Learn to "wind-down" from your day with techniques like meditation, pranayama and immersing loving relationships.
  • Incorporate healthy fats in your diet such as ghee.
  • Eat an earlier dinner.
  • Eat whole foods, rather than processed foods.
  • If you eat meat, fish or eggs, only eat at lunchtime.
  • Dinner options: vegetable soup, kitchari, light vegetable dish.

The Importance of How You Eat

Ayurveda stresses the importance of not only What you eat, but perhaps How you eat is more important (unless you are eating crap). Furthermore, you want to have optimum functioning digestion (agni) so that what goes in your mouth becomes a thin fluid essence of nourishment (ahar rasa) rather than a thick toxic congesting fluid (ama).

“Eat late to gain some weight and sleep late to gain some weight.”

Ideally, you should wake up effortlessly, you should jump out of bed. You should also wake up slightly hungry. 

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Do You Really Think The Sun Causes Skin Cancer?

The dominant belief today is that UV light causes melanoma (associated with skin cancer).

Melanoma incidence has risen 23 times from 1935-2012, but dermatologists can’t put their finger on what is causing the current surge.

The ironic thing is, skin cancer rates are getting higher while people are getting exponentially less sun and using more sunscreen.

Let us find out why the surge in melanoma is occurring and learn from society’s lifestyle habits so that we can take control of our health and avoid falling into the category of chronic disease.

This article aims to break the highly misunderstood belief that the sun is a dangerous carcinogen and expose the TRUTH. It is a big step for those to correct their intellect because the majority have been brainwashed to not be able to think clinically and not question authority.

I invite you to learn for your self. Use logic and explore the science. Radical action is required to break social conditioning and learn the truth with an open mind to supersede a fallacy that is so strongly embedded in the poor brains of the majority. That same majority are getting inflicted with chronic disease (including melanoma). Check out the science and statistics then decide for yourself.

How the Theory that the Sun Causes Cancer Arose

The studies that showed UV (Ultraviolet) radiation causes skin cancer were done on nocturnal animals who lived their lives in a toxic nnEMF (non-native electro-magnetic field) environment, under artificial blue light on artificial grounds.

We are the only species that have taken ourselves away from water and natural materials. Every other species constantly and regularly touches water and/or earth.

So when you take a nocturnal animal, such as a rat, away from nature, keep them in an artificial environment inundated with blue light and nnEMF, all while altering their innate circadian rhythms, what do you think causes cancer here?

Other studies came from a petri dish of naked unprotected cells.

Don’t Compare The Studies on Animal Skin to Human Skin

All plants and animals know how much sunlight they need exactly.

Plants close or turn away their leaves in accordance with their molecular light harvesting zones.

Animals seek the shade when the sun is enough, plus they are protected by fur.

Humans lost their fury skin. So we had to develop a completely new concept of skin. No other creature on this planet has complex skin structure like humans.

You need to be very careful when comparing studies done on animals to human biology. You cannot compare our skin to animals!

Red Sunburn is Not Good But Pink Skin is a Healthy Reaction

I want to make it clear that getting burnt so that you are red and your skin peels is not good and can put your health at risk.
On the dimmer side of the spectrum, skin becoming pink from the sun is a healthy reaction.

The Beneficial Pathology of Sunlight Causing Pink Skin

  • Sunlight gives nitric oxide, which is a vassal dilator.
  • This brings Red Blood Cells (RBCs) to the surface from the skin (“dermal pooling”).
  • These RBCs comprise of haemoglobin and porphyrins that come to the surface to absorb UV spectrum to charge up with energy and enhance movement (healthy vata function), so they can perform their essential tasks of oxygenating the whole body and circulating life-force (prana).
  • Blood is trying to absorb UV light. UV is not the enemy.
  • Blood is a magnetohydrodynamic fluid that links the sun to your mitochondria.
  • This is why your skin becomes pink, in order to capture sunlight for these vital bodily functions.

Real Risk Factors For Skin Cancer

Artificial Blue Light

Melanoma incidence has risen 23 times from 1935-2012

This is in accordance with a gorge on artificial light while burying the sun from our life.

  • In the last 100 years, the USA workforce has shifted from 75% outside to 75% inside.
  • Vitamin D3 rates are at historic lows.
  • Outdoor workers have a lower incidence of melanoma than indoor workers.
  • Melanoma rates are higher in those living away from the equator.

In summary, skin cancer rates are getting higher while people are getting exponentially less sun.

It just doesn’t make sense that the sun is what causing this epidemic of skin cancer.

Let's look more into why swapping fake blue light for natural sunlight is a prevailing cause of skin cancer:

Blue Light Destroys Melatonin

Melatonin is an absolutely essential hormone:

  • Maintains Immunity
  • The Body’s Most Powerful Antioxidant
  • Energy Levels and Mitochondrial Health
  • Maintains Circadian Rhythms
  • Regulates All Other Hormones
  • Better Sleep
  • Cognitive Health and Brain Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Healthy Bones and Joint Health
  • Healthy Microbiome
  • Blood Sugar and Metabolic Health

Read more about Melatonin via my article: Melatonin: Benefits and How to Optimise It.

  • All modern indoor (blue) lighting subtract out UV and Infrared light. This worsens problematic (uneven) modern skin pigmentation.
  • Red light has been shown to lower the risk of melanogenesis (skin pigmentation process). Unfortunately, red light has also been subtracted from modern man-made light, further increasing the blue light hazard for uneven skin pigmentation.

Exposing your skin to artificial light means you are absorbing an altered, unnatural spectrum of light that is unharmonious to the skin's photosynthesis processes. This stresses the cells and causes impaired skin physiology, potentially leading to skin cancer.

Cancer is uncontrolled growth and uncoupled growth of cells. Constant blue light is putting stimuli for grow, grow, grow. Along with this is a lack of stable energy which should have been obtained from the sun.

Different light frequencies effect on the skin:

  • UVA (320–400 nm) can induce IPD (immediate pigment darkening) during the first minutes of exposure, which is a transient form of pigmentation and fades away within a few hours. PPD (persistent pigment darkening) appears within hours of higher doses of UVA exposure and persist up to several days or weeks.
  • Visible light (Blue light) (400–700 nm) lies outside of the spectral range of what photo-biologists define as deleterious (harmful) radiation. VL can have a significant impact on producing “uneven pigmentation in skin” (melasma), which is the main factor for photo-ageing. This becomes worse and more uneven if the skin lacks UV. All modern indoor (blue) lighting subtract out UV and IR light, worsening the problematic (uneven) modern skin pigmentation.
  • Red light has been shown to lower the risk of melanogenesis (imbalanced skin pigmentation process) but this colour light has also been subtracted from modern man-made light further increasing the blue light hazard for skin pigmentation. 

Note that skin pigmentation is an important human phenotypic trait whose regulation, in spite of recent advances, has not yet been fully understood. Traditionally skin pigmentation is believed as the most important photo-protective factor, since melanin, besides functioning as a broadband UV absorbent, has antioxidant and radical scavenging properties. 

Inflamed Gut

Inflammation via the gut affects the vagus nerve which opens the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and makes the brain lose control of the immune system. This deactivates the immune system and leads to cancer by increasing ubiquitin markings and turning on the inflammatory cascade and the growth cascades that all lead to cancer.

Studies show a link between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Skin Cancer.

UV Intoxication

Very heavy ultra-violet exposure and sunburn can cause skin cancer.

Genetic Predisposition Regarding Skin Type

This is approximately less than 5% of the population.

Hormonal Predisposition

Including Hormones Replacement Therapies.

Ingredients of Skin Care Products

In Ayurveda, we administer herbs through the skin (through medicated oils and pastes) to access deep body tissues more efficiently than even administering herbs internally. Modern science calls this "trans-dermal technology." Chemicals of skin care products can also penetrat the skin and deeper tissues. Rule of thumb: “Only put it on your skin if you can eat it.”

Intake of Photosensitising Drugs and Other Medications

(e.g. Viagra, Tetracycline)

Environmental Pollutants

A contributing factor to impaired skin physiology, particularly sei-conductors on the skin.

Electromagnetic Radiation

From wireless devices like phones, cellphone towers, wifi routers, laptops and computers smart TVs etc. (EMF).

  • Calcium efflux (leaking of calcium ions) is a principal membrane reaction to EMF exposure. This lowers sulfate levels in all cells, but especially the skin and surface arterioles where the sun hits us.
  • Calcium efflux in the central nervous system also alters blood chemistry.
  • This chronic effluxing of calcium seriously disturbs calcium levels, Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and Vitamin D homeostasis in the skin.
  • Calcium efflux also alters the synthesising function of certain enzymes and other biological functions. For the science geeks: Endothelial NOS (eNOS) sulfate production stimulated by nitric oxide in the presence of UVB and IR light is altered when calcium efflux occurs.

How Sunscreen May Contribute to Skin Cancer

It’s not only the chemicals in sunscreens that produce free radicals that promote skin cancer (see graph below).

Even with some natural sunscreens, when you target to block specific frequencies of the light spectrum and alter wavelengths, the end result is an altered spectrum of light hitting your skin. Not a FULL spectrum holistic light.

You can’t take out one part of the spectrum and think you’re doing it better than nature.

This stresses the cells and causes impaired skin physiology leading to skin cancer.

Note that if you can't help but be in the sun all day unprotected by clothes (best option), sunscreen can provide some protection.

Sunscreens to Use

If you are going to use sunscreen, use one that “shimmers” and doesn’t absorb into the body (causing the free radical damage).

The higher the SPF the higher risk of cancer and reduces vitamin D synthesis.

I recommend applying cold-pressed coconut oil while out in the sun. Coconut oil is sulfur-based which help absorb Vitamin D3 plus it protects. Also doing self-abhyanga will improve your skin physiology to reflect excess sunlight and absorb and transduce beneficial rays for good use.

How to Protect Yourself from Sun Burn

Shade and Clothing

Fundamental innate solution. The best protection

Improve your Skin Physiology and Tolerance to Sun

Strategically allow for sunlight to change the anatomical structure of your skin with gradual sun exposure + self-abhyanga. A thickening of the skin will occur as there is increase in melanocytes and keratinocytes and melanin pigment. This is the build-up of natural sun protection on the epidermis. Like building “Light Calluses” on your skin.

Expose Yourself to Late Afternoon Sun

If you want to build up your tolerance to the sun and expose your skin to the sun in a safer way, choose afternoon/evening sun closer to sunset. This time of sun exposure is safer according to Ayurveda and now modern science (see graph below). This especially applies for hot climates.

Note that the morning sun is also important as it provides specific beneficial rays (UVA-IRA light).

"Exposure to evening sun gives longevity."
~ Ancient Ayurvedic Slohka (saying)

Conclusions

Moderate and diligent sun exposure has positive effects and health benefits for most humans. The sun is crucial for optimal health.

(Maybe) 5%* of the population really shouldn’t expose themselves to sunlight due to their individual risk profile.

If you don’t get adequate access to sunlight you’ll need to go on more holidays or bathe in full-spectrum artificial light.

In regards to skin cancer, it all comes down to proper skin physiology and overall health.

Optimise your skin physiology with proper diet, healthy environment, self-abhyanga and good sunlight.

Optimise your health and immune system through the various practices which I share on my website.

Article coming soon on “Why The Sun is Crucial for Optimal Health”

Bibliography:

*Alexander Wunch
Dr. Jack Kruse

Related Listening & Reading


About Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is the founder, director and a certified practitioner at Vital Veda, based in Sydney, Australia where he treats and consults from.
Dylan regularly travels to Melbourne to treat and lecture, visits India annually and visits Europe and the UK in their summer.

Dylan is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this ancient knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy, to experience total wellness and bliss.

A Passion for Treating

The most important aspect when treating a patient is the physician (Vaidya/Bhishek).

Next in importance is the herbs (dravya), then the staff/helpers (upastata), then the patient (rogi) (their ability to surrender and adhere to the treatment plan).

This is a core Ayurvedic principle and one that I appreciate and experience.

What makes a treatment effective and profoundly change the physiology at a deep level with lasting effects is the energy, attention, purity and flow of consciousness from the physician ("Sattvic Soma").

I love exchanging my "Sattvic Soma" with clients and witnessing profound change, from subtle to gross, in their health, wellbeing and vitality.

A Passion for Education

As well as offering consultations and a diverse range of unique body therapies, Dylan's passion is to share the precious and highly relevant knowledge of Ayurveda and holistic health via the various learning resources on the Vital Veda website.

He also lectures and hosts workshops across the globe.

Dylan teaches more in-depth courses and programs for those who want to go deeper into the knowledge. He lectures on Ayurveda as part of a college in Australia and offers private intution and takes on interns, online and in-person.

Further learning here. 

A Passion for Herbs and Nature

What a playful journey it is developing my relationship with plants.
Increasing my depth of perception into these sentient beings.
With stellar awareness, I perceive the multi-dimensional vibratory particles in these substances.
Guided by knowledge I utilise these substances for medicinal use to allow other to unify with nature and heal.

At Vital Veda, we are pedantic about only using superior herbal preperations in our recommendations and treatments for clients. This means hygienic, purified and tested herbs that are gentle and harmonious with the body and mind while being potently effective and healing.

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How I Got Into Ayurveda

“I discovered Ayurveda while doing Panchakarma (an Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation program) in India.

While undergoing my treatment in-residence, I was reading a book and came across the Vedic notion of “Dharma,” which translates to “contact.” This means acting in accordance with the need of the time. Taking today's need and placing it in contact with my consciousness. From here actions which support the flow of evolution spontaneously occur. Actions that are the most relevant thing one could be doing, Now.

Just reading this chapter on Dharma was a significant turning point in my life, and my slight reluctance towards continuing to study architecture at university became more certain. I wanted to contact the need of the time in a more functional and profound manner.

I had loved practising Yoga, and toyed with the idea of becoming a Yoga teacher. But then I met my current Guru (teacher). His name is Vaidya Dr. J.R. Raju (Vaidya means Ayurvedic physician). He is the senior doctor at his family clinic (that I was staying at) in South India. He knew my situation and simply suggested, “come study Ayurveda here. Krishna (his younger brother and the main Dr. at the clinic) will teach you. Don’t study anywhere else, just here.”

When someone that you respect and admire immensely, someone that when you are in his presence your nervous system resides in supreme contentedness and heart feels sensations, someone that you perceive as enlightened, when they make an offer as I received, it is not by chance. You most probably will listen, surrender and leap into action towards their direction with security from their guidance and mastery.”

Studies and Qualifications:

Dylan studied with Australasia’s most experienced; Dr. Ajit (BAMS), at the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies (AIAS). After successfully graduating as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (Certificate IV/Diploma), he opened the Vital Veda clinic in May 2014.

A few months after the clinic was up and running, he spent six months training and working at the Raju Family Clinic in South India, an internationally renowned family of Ayurvedic doctors. This revolutionised his Ayurvedic practice and increased the effectiveness and success rates of his treatments and prescriptions profoundly.

Since then until today, he continues to travel back and forth to the Raju Clinic in India annually to work and receive advanced teachings and initiations.

Annual Raju Australian Tour

Annually Dylan brings the Raju family to Australia to tour to offer consultations, the famous Banana Purification and knowledge sessions.

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The Sun as a Divine Healer for Optimal Health with Dylan Smith and Laura Poole {Podcast #010}

Throughout evolution, exposure to sunlight and the photosynthesis of vitamin D has been critically important for the evolution of land vertebrates. But all of a sudden in the past few decades, we have been burying the Sun from our lives while simultaneously increasing our exposure to artificial light. Could this be a foundational mistake for our health? Has the status quo's fear of the sun been blown out of proportion? 

Circadian medicine won the most recent Nobel Peace Prize saying that a resolution towards chronic disease is to live in-tune with our natural circadian rhythms. Simply, 'go back to nature' is now the prescription for healing. Dylan and Laura will share how to work with the Sun to optimise your health and immune system, so you can re-establish this important and foundational human-Sun relationship.

This recording is from a talk where Laura interviewed Dylan in Melbourne in September 2018.

About Laura Poole

Laura Poole is a Vedic meditation teacher, speaker, writer and community builder. She has trained intensively over the past decade with great masters in Australia, India and the United States. Based in Melbourne, Laura shares the wisdom of Vedic meditation, Vedanta and Ayurveda, making it relevant for living in today’s world. She is a truly dedicated leader and entrepreneur in the Melbourne meditation space, inspiring people to take care of their mental and physical health while encouraging them to make a real difference in the world.

Laura is the founder of Mahasoma - a movement that is creating a new cultural narrative through the embodiment of wisdom and practice. She was also an original co-founder/co-creator of 1 Giant Mind Australia and its free 'Learn to Meditate' app.


In this Episode we Discuss:

How Dylan became fascinated and in love with the sun.

Forming a relationship with the sun.

  • Like any sentient being, we are in a reciprocal relationship. We need to reciprocally give our attention and energy in order to obtain the benefits that the sun offers.
  • Practices to form a relationship with the sun for a mutual exchange of attention, awareness and admiration.
  • Surya Namaskar: Sun Salutation, a devotional practice to Surya (sun).

Circadian Medicine - What the latest Nobel prize was won for. Circadian Rhythms: living in tune with natures cycles and your own biological cycles. This is Ayurveda 101. This had the Ayurvedic community laughing but also provided well over-due relief. The Nobel prize was won for such fundamental natural law (Veda) because the prescription for healing the epidemic of chronic disease is to live in tune with nature.

The Vedic worldview.

The sun as a sentient being and one of the supreme forms of nature.

The Personality of the Sun:

  • Very consistent: always on time, unconditionally showing up.
  • Fiery, Heat
  • Energy
  • Power
  • Generous - Gives life unconditionally to everyone.
  • Central - everything is moving around it.
  • Illuminating - allows us to see. Gives us the capability to illuminate ideas within our own mind.

The Lighting Crisis: Burying the sun from our lives and replacing this with artificial blue light.

The sun providing the body with energy by generating DC electric current and activating mitochondria function.

Receiving an Altered Spectrum of Light

The problem with sunscreen, windows and glasses - you are blocking particular spectrums of light, so the light hitting you is an altered spectrum of light that is not holistic and causes damage.

The eyes as a seat of pitta (fire/metaboliser).

The importance of melatonin: “The king of hormones.”

Our Mistaken Fear of the Sun

Especially in Australia. Breaking free of social conditioning, questioning science and thinking clinically.

Why the Sun Rarely Causes Skin Cancer

Dermatologists can’t explain the growth in melanoma because while melanoma is increasing, our exposure to the sun is reducing. 

The difference between morning and evening light spectrums.

Under Active Thyroid - A common problem. Thyroid hormones are created by the pituitary gland which is turned on by light.

The Vital Time for Sleep: 10pm-2am

Absorbing micro-nutrients from food, regulating hormones.

The Influence of LED Lights (Screens, Lights) and Light Temperatures on our Hormones

Hacking our Computer and Phone Screens to Reduce Light Temperature for Hormonal Health

  • Phone: Change your light temperature on your phone setting to “most warm” and have it one 24/7. 
  • Computer: Iris software as a shield for your computer screen.

The Epidemic of Eye Diseases: Pre mature-blindness, macular degeneration, dry eyes.

Practices to mitigate these issues.

Nasya (Nasal Drops) - Medicated Oil to sniff up into the brain to lubricate the whole head, neck and throat.  Detoxifies and rejuvenates the pineal gland. Learn more.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Detoxifying Fluoride and Excess Calcium from the Pineal Gland

Fluoride

Structured Water

Re-structure your drinking and bathing water back towards water’s natural molecular state for proper hydration and detoxification functions.

Building Biology 

Recognising not just the biology of your skin, but the outer skin of what we live and spend time in (buildings and environments).

Skin Physiology and why blind people still have light and dark cycles. 

Melanopsin and photoreceptors in our skin that sense light without seeing, that metabolise light, circadian rhythms and that initiate melatonin production.

Self-Abhyanga (Self-Ayurvedic Massage)

  • An essential practice of anointing your body with oil and giving massage.
  • Benefits: Pacifies nervous system, move the lymph, enhances blood circulation, improves skin physiology, feeding skin micro-biology and more.
  • Download your free self-abhyanga poster here.

The Second Brain: The Gut

The enteric nervous system. Relax your belly, allow it to be soft.

The Third Brain: The Skin

A highly complex structure. 

The sense of Touch (Sparsha Indriya)

Vitamin D

  • 85% of the world is deficient in Vitamin D.
  • Why Oral Vitamin D is not as adequate of the sun.

The Importance of Preventive of Medicine

Due to the epidemic of chronic disease.

Heliotherapy (Sun Therapy) and UV Light Therapy

How to Safely Protect your Self From Excess Sun 

How to Implement Sun in Your Life

Building sun exposure and tolerance.

Pink Skin from the Sun is Good

Dermal pooling - red blood cells coming to the surface to absorb UV for prana (life-force) and energy.

Red Skin and Burning from the Sun is Not Good

What to do If you live in a dark country

Grounding to the earth's current.

Photo-Electric Effect - Light is stored in water and in food.

Sun Gazing

Jet Lag Remedy

Go in the sun, then eat the natural foods.

Moonlight 

Full Moon Energy

Excess blue light triggers activity from “Lunatics” and causes higher crime rates during full moon.

The Power of Afternoon/Evening Sun

Vedic Meditation as one of the most evolutionary things one can do for their health.

Tongue Scraping for removing toxins.

Convenience Overriding Health

Relationships - We in relationships with everything in life, but what type of relationship is this.

Resources

Mahasoma - Creating a new cultural narrative.

Further podcasts and reading about the sun - any podcast that interviews Dr Jack Kruse.


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The Full Moon That Purifies Water & Drips Nectar: Sharad Purnima

Once a year, on a particular full moon, a saint-like star reveals its presence in the sky.

This star is called “Agastya” (Sanskrit) or “Canopus” (western astrology).
This is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the 2nd brightest in the night-time sky, after Sirius.

The Toxic Water Epidemic

Not even the best instruments (water filters) can purify water because it is completely soluble. Even boiling water properly, a more powerful water purification technique, may not fully remove the toxins as they are completely dissolved into the water.

In fact, one of the main sources of diseases in this day of age (Kali Yuga) is from (creatures/micro-organisms in) water.

It is known Reverse Osmosis removes essential minerals, but what more is that it removes Prana (life-force) and Ojas (vital-essence) from the water. Another reason why boiling water is so important is that it brings back Prana to some extent.

The Ultimate Water Purifier

So, on the full moon of “Sharad Purnima,” occuring around October/November according to the Georgian calendar,  ALL WATER exposed to sunlight that day, and then to moonlight that night, becomes NECTAR. This full moon is the Ultimate Water Purifier.
*(Very dirty and contaminated water will have to be further purified).

Every year nature organises this full moon to arrive in India at the middle of the monsoon, to purify all the acid and toxins built up from the beginning of the monsoon, and pave the way for a fresh and clean winter.

Lakes, rivers, water stations, dams, catchment areas all exposed to the moon become so pure.

Swim in them, drink the fresh nectar, see, acknowledge and unify with the Divine in water. Because water is the embodiment of Mother (Maha Devi) - the giver of life, nourishing, nurturing, protecting, has infinite adaptability is abundant and transcendent.

Ritual and Practice for Sharad Purnima Full Moon

Drink sweet boiled milk with spices that night, and during cooking and drinking it, expose it to the moonlight to invigorate and fortify the milk.

Look at the reflection of the moon in your cup of milk. It will look like a full moon eclipse (see photo).

Then it is Prasad (holy food). Drinking it will boost ojas in you, stregnthen your immunity and digestion, remove acidity from the body and leave you feeling nourished.

This ritual is best done as close to mid-night as possible.

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Quantum Healing, Fertility & Marma Therapy with Royal Physician Dr. Doja Purkit {Podcast #009}

Quantum healing: The deeper reality of mind-body medicine and the influence of consciousness on our biology. Learn how to enliven this place within us for profound and even miraculous healings.

How to create comfort for your body so that it can heal itself.

Infertility: An epidemic that can certainly be conquered (simply).

Join Royal Physician Dr. Doja Purkit as he shares many simple and practical techniques that you can easily integrate into your life.

About Dr. Doja Purkit

Doja Purkit is a leading expert in the field of Ayurvedic medicine and alternative medicine.

He is a consultant and head of the Ayurvedic department at the London Hale Clinic, a world-renowned clinic for alternative and complementary medicine. 

Doja's intimate and basic approach to individualised and personalised treatments make him a saviour for royalty, rock stars and celebrities that live harsh lifestyles.

Dr. Doja Purkit qualified and trained in India, Hong Kong and England. He has been practising Ayurvedic medicine, Marma Treatment, Acupuncture, Homoeopathy and preventive rejuvenation health care for the past 26 years.

He conducted research into stroke rehabilitation with the Hammersmith Hospital.

He founded The Vital Life: a company that produces pure, natural and handmade health, beauty and wellbeing products.

Doja believes that health belongs to you and is your birthright. That knowledge, wisdom and a sense of realisation of oneself are vital for good health and longevity.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Creating comfort for the human body to heal itself.

Doja’s 3 Influential Factors for Healing Any Problem:

  1. Peace of Mind
  2. Good circulation - abhyanga, exercise
  3. Healthy detoxification mechanisms - diet.

Doja' intimate approach to individualised healing

Personally treating each patient including all body treatments. Maximising Soma (flow of consciousness).

Absorbing the karma and disease from patients. The karma has to go somewhere.

  • Animals are fantastic at absorbing negative death energy.
  • The Vaidya (physician) having a big stomach like a Buddha to absorb the negative energy.

Simple Healing Technique for after a Divorce 

Nourishing food.

Basic healing to access the quantum level of healing.

Then you can heal any level of disease in anyone.

Infertility

The epidemic of Infertility.

Causes of Infertility (female):

  • Unclean ovaries.
  • Uncomfortable body.
  • Impatience.
  • Woman’s overdrive and over zealousness increasing masculine hormones and reducing female hormones.

Symptoms of Female Infertility:

  • Irregular menstruation
  • Overweight
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Loss of hair
  • Excessive facial hair - related to PCOS. 
  • Emotional issues
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Endometriosis
  • Obesity
  • Pelvic inflammation
  • Excessive toxins - If you are doubting your actions in life, your probably have excess toxins.

Infertility Treatment:

  • Make comfortable and ensure Doja’s 3 Influential Factors for Healing. 
  • Cleanse ovaries (females) and prostate (man) through herbs, and breathing exercises (pranayama).
  • Aloes Compound by Alarsin - 2 tabs 2-3x/day from the first day of cycle till 14 days.
  • Practice patience - the female should do be in silence and do nothing after dinner for one hour for 40 days. This was a method that Gandhi and Nelson Mandela practised and helped them succeed. Doja has seen success with this in his patients.
  • Frog pose (yoga asana) - 10 breaths 3x/day. Improves survival energy. 
  • Marma behind ankle for ovulation - massage.
  • Humming bee noise. - 10x. Good to deal with emotions.
  • Boost lymphatic system with self-abhyanga.
  • Turmeric to reduce inflammation including pelvic inflammation.
  • Alternating between hot (40 degrees max) and cold (room temperature, 20 degrees) bath - stimulate circulation and prana to reproductive organs with contraction and friction.
  • Spray Rosewater on ovaries and abdomen to moisturise. (Use pure rose water).
  • Read pregnancy magazines, books, photos and be around babies and children. 

Most Important Tips for Infertility:

  • 1 hour Silence and rest after dinner.
  • Don’t sleep during day-time.
  • Before going to bed, wash face, hands and feet. - take away most of the bodies dead cells. Create freshness for the mind to communicate more effectively with the uterus.

At Home Detox Procedure

Mono-food diet for 5 days. Same breakfast meal for 5 days, same lunch meal for 5 days and the same dinner for 5 days.

Treatment for Polycystic Ovaries

Conium (Homeopathic tablet) - 2 tabs 2x/day for 60 days. 

Why Females Live Longer Than Males
Because they wash their hands and feet.

Consider infections like UTIs as an obstacle for infertility.
Bangshil Tablets (by Alarsin pharmacy), 2 tabs 2x/day before meals for 10 days.

Panchakarma - Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation program

Liver - The commander of the body. Cleanse the liver for fertility.

Shirodhara - An Ayurvedic treatment to produce peace in the mind.

Diet for Fertility:

  • Pumpkin, soup.
  • Fresh green vegetables.
  • Fish (avoid fish high in mercury).
  • Yoghurt (during day-time only).
  • Almond milk and goats milk (boiled).
  • Avoid -  fried food, spinach, chocolate.

Marma Therapy

  • Places in the physiology where highest consciousness is located.
  • Pulse diagnosis to detect blocked marmas.
  • The dangers and sensitivity of marma therapy.
  • Abhyanga (oil massage) to moisturise, activate and give comfort to the marmas.
  • Balance and comfort them. Open and unblock marmas where consciousness does not flow.
  • Marma takes a minimum of 7 years learning.

Knuckle Marma Points to Remove Memories of Disease and Fever

Dr. Doja Purkit demonstrates how to do Marma massage on the knuckles and hands to remove deep-seated memories that are obstacles to good health.
After removing these memories, whether they are traumas, deep-seated emotions or physiological habits, the quantum healing will enliven and this can heal anything.

This marma massage is also effective during fever.

Instructions - Do for 10 minutes (5 minutes each hand) during fever. (see video).

Here Dr. Doja is using his special tool (which you can hear about on the podcast episode with him).

Third Eye (Ajna) Marma Massage for Stress

Dr. Doja Purkit demonstrates how to massage your third eye (Ajna marma point/chakra) to release stress.

Instructions:
- Use the middle finger of your right hand.
- It is recommended to do this practice in private.
- It is good if you apply some massage oil then do this.
(see video demonstration).

Doja’s Special Healing Stones

  • Dojas special stones from Himalayan masters that he uses as a medical instrument.
  • To remove the memory of disease and enliven quantum level of consciousness.
  • The power of subtle healing.
  • Doja occasionally prescribes these stones for patients to swallow in special cases.
  • They unify energy - unify positive and negative energy, thus helps in addictions.
  • Stones are what solidified the planet.

Foot massage for bliss.

Daily foot massage to promote bliss (quantum level) to ultimately eradicate all disease.

Why Famous People Die Early

Because they live extreme life and live out of tune with nature. Excess blue light, not sleeping at proper times etc.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Doja’s research at Hammersmith hospital showed a 90-95% success result, mainly through marma massage.
Re-enlivening the mind-body communication pathways.

Resources

see above.


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The Raju Family

The Raju Family are internationally renowned leading experts in authentic Ayurveda (the science of health and longevity).

Practicing for over 13 generations, their speciality is a most refined, accurate and comprehensive patient evaluation through Pulse Diagnosis. They also specialise in creating very effective and individualised treatments using precise knowledge and application of rare and powerful herbal formulas.

The Raju family clinic operates from Hyderabad, India, where they treat thousands of people who travel from all over the world for their expert treatment and advice for everything from prevention to the seemingly incurable. At their clinic they are renowned for transformative Panchakarma treatment.

Members of the Raju family also travel the world to offer their valuable expertise of pulse diagnosis and the unique and powerful Banana Treatment.

The Raju Family

Family Heritage of Healing for Generations

The Raju family comes from a long line of distinguished Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) going back for generations on both the mother's and father's sides. They are native to Andra Pradesh where they have been practicing natural healing through Ayurveda for decades.

Vaidya Dr. B.A. Raju, Institute Founder, "Father Raju"

Served as director of the family health service programs for decades, offering consultations with a specialization in infertility. He was a published author and translator of sanskrit texts and in recent years enjoyed retirement with his family in Hyderabad, who treasured his presence and his wisdom dearly.

He had a passion for education, particularly empowering disadvantaged women in villages to become educated.

He was an expert in pulse diagnosis and treated using the rare technique of pulse vibration therapy.

Vaidya Dr. Sunanda Raju, "Mother Raju"

A master herbalist and key contributor to many of the very special Raju Family herbal preparations.

Vaidya Dr. Lakshmi Narasimha Raju, Maternal Grandfather

A renowned and royal vaidya to many great leaders of state, and prime childhood teacher to our cherished family vaidyas.

Vaidya Dr. Lakshman Raju, Paternal Grandfather

A great vaidya and author, who wrote a famous book on alchemy.

Nadee Praveena Vaidyacharya Dr. J.R. Raju

Dr. J.R. Raju, the eldest brother, was the pulse diagnostician and foremost disciple of the world-famous Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, who had the knowledge of 5000 herbs. They would hold “free camps” for a week at a time where the master vaidya and his students would treat thousands of sick people, then collect plants and process them for three weeks in preparation for the next camp.

Dr. Raju served His Holiness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to spread the knowledge and benefits of Ayurveda worldwide. Dr. Raju travelled the world over with Maharishi for thirty years, visiting over 100 countries and treating thousands upon thousands of people, including dignitaries and heads of state, all over the globe.

Along with spreading Ayurveda to the West in the 70’s & 80’s, he taught Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis to thousands of medical doctors including Deepak Chopra and Dr. John Douilliard. Dr. Raju currently travels the world and has treated hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.

Dr Raju has developed strong international connections and has trained thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide in the fundamentals of Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis. He has developed courses for doctors, lay people, and students at all levels. He holds numerous positions including:

  • International Director, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • International Program Director for Pulse Diagnosis, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • Medical Technical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Products, India & Holland
  • Visiting Professor, Maharishi Ayurveda Universities Europe, USA and Russia
  • Former Advisor to Health & Family Welfare, A.I.R., Government of India
  • Advisor, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Bad Ems, Germany
  • Medical Superintendent at Maharishi Ayurveda Arogyadham in New Delhi, India
  • Leading member of the Council of Vaidyas, Dr. Raju’s Institute of Ayurveda, Hyderabad, India

Institute Director Vaidya Dr. A.V. 'Krishna' Raju

Vaidya Krishna Raju is the director and head doctor at his family clinic in Hyderabad, India, where they treat thousands of people who travel from all over the world for their expert treatment and advice for everything from prevention to the seemingly incurable.

He is expert in pulse diagnosis, and is known in his family as the expert in knowledge of slohkas.

Dr. A. V. Raju holds:

  • Bachelor Degree in Ayurveda from Gulbarga University (1997), Karnataka, India;
  • Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda (2003), Pune, Maharastra, India;
  • Certificate Course in Kshara Sutra Therapy;
  • M.D. Ayurveda in Panchakarma (2008) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
  • MD Thesis: “A Comparative Study of Shukra Karaka Basti and Madhuka Yoga in Sukra Kshya (Olio Spermia).
  • Faculty head of the Panchakarma Department at PNNM Ayurveda College in Shoranur, Kerala, India since 2008
  • Advisor to Russian Indian Federation of Ayurveda (RIFA), Moscow, Russia
  • Advisor to Amaravati Ayurvedic Retreat, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Consulting Physician, Maharishi Institute of Medical Science (Kosla Hospitals), Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, India
  • Secretary for Kalyana Karnataka Educational Trust, Bidar, India
  • Technical Director, Ananda Vardhana Ayurveda Arogya Kendra, Sahara States, Hyderabad, India, since the year 2000
  • Board member and current secretary for the development of an Ayurvedic College and Research Center in Humnabad, India
  • Advisor, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Bad Ems, Germany

Dr. Padma Nayani Raju, Vaidya, Panchakarma Supervisor and Herbal Master

Dr. Padma is the 'Mother' of the Raju Health Center, supporting Dr. Krishna in day-to-day functions and making sure everyone is happy.

She is an expert in herbology, gynaecology, nutrition and is a highly skilled chef. She prepares all the menus and oversees meal preparation according to the traditional principles of ayurveda, to provide the best nutritional support for patients during Panchakarma (PK). She is also the lead organiser behind the Vedic Festivals regularly celebrated at the PK Center, and on top of all this is the mother of young twins!

She prepares a lot of medicines for patients travels the word to offer pulse consultations and Banana Treatment.

Dr. Uma Rani Raju, Vaidya, Marma Therapist, Keeper of Knowledge

Dr. Uma was a skilled Vaidya who trained at home and university. She was renowned for her Suksma Marma Treatments on patients. She was an authoritative keeper of knowledge who would direct her family members in herbal preparations, treatment procedures and ritual procedures. In addition to her skills in Ayurveda, she studied philosophy and received a PhD in Telugu Literature.

She is survived by her daughter Ramya Raju and the rest of her family.

Vaidya Drs. Pavani Raju, Harsha Raju and Aditya Raju

All experts in Pulse Diagnosis and Suksma Marma Therapy, with advanced degrees specialising in both General Ayurvedic Practice and Panchakarma. The three children of Dr J.R. Raju and his wife Devaki lead the way for the younger generation of Raju Vaidyas, with extensive consultation and teaching experience in India, Europe and locations throughout the world. They run their own Panchakarma clinic in Hyderabad.

Raju Vaidyas in Training

Upcoming vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) in the Raju family ~ Even the youngest of the younger generation of Raju-vaidyas-to-be have begun their training in Ayurvedic healing.

Ramya P. Raju

The daughter of Dr. Uma Rani Raju and B.P. Raju has been studying this ancient system of natural health care since early childhood, supported by her entire family of experts in Ayurveda. She is currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Ayurvedic Medical Science and says she can't wait to finish her studies and come home to help at the Institute's PK Center. She also currently travels the world to offer Banana Medicine.

Proper training in Ayurveda requires regular practice from early childhood, starting with the pulse knowledge. They also chant slohkas (vedic hymns) in order to orally acquire the knowledge and embed it in their physiology.

Because it is too late to gain full mastery when study begins later in life, the Raju family has started a foundation to select and educate gifted children in authentic ayurveda from this optimum early age.

Dr. A.V. Raju and Soujanya have two children who are learning. Dr. Padma and Harish Raju have two twins. Dr. Harsha Raju and Sri Lakshmi Raju have two children who are learning.


Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner who hold holistic knowledge before starting any new health practice.