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Music Lessons at Dragonfly Kingdom International Service Agency. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

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Well planned vegetarian diets provide benefits in preventing and reversing atherosclerosis and in decreasing Cardiovascular Disease risk factors and should be promoted. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on October 3, 2021 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2018.05.002

 


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Cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of mortality, being responsible for 46% of non-communicable disease deaths. It has been estimated that about 85.6 million Americans are living with some form of CVD, which continues to rise. Healthy lifestyle choices may reduce the risk of myocardial infarction by >80%, with nutrition playing a key role. Vegetarian dietary patterns reduce CVD mortality and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 40%. Plant-based diets are the only dietary pattern to have shown reversal of CHD.


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Additionally, evidence suggests benefits of vegetarian dietary patterns in both the prevention and the treatment of heart failure and cerebrovascular disease. Plant-based diets are associated with lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids, and reduced platelet aggregation than non-vegetarian diets and are beneficial in weight management, reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. They have also been shown an effective treatment method in diabetes management. Well planned vegetarian diets provide benefits in preventing and reversing atherosclerosis and in decreasing CVD risk factors and should be promoted through dietary guidelines and recommendations.


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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0033062018300872

Several studies have linked red meat consumption to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and early death. - Underground Intelligence Muscle & Fitness at Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on October 3, 2021 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Along with fats and carbohydrates, protein is one of the macronutrients we need to live.

 

Our bodies use proteins from food to build and repair tissues, as well as make hormones, enzymes, and other things that are vital to our health.

 

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Traditionally, meat has been thought of as our main source of protein, but there are plenty of diverse protein sources out there.

 

We talked to nutritionist Stephanie Cramer, administrative dietitian at Cedars-Sinai Clinical Nutrition Services, to help us understand the differences in protein sources.



 

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Animal protein

Found in: meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish

Cramer: The human body needs 20 different amino acids. Our bodies create 11 of them (these are called "non-essential amino acids"), but we must get the other 9 from food (essential amino acids).

Animal proteins, such as meat, eggs, and milk, are complete proteins, meaning they provide all of the essential amino acids our body needs. Animal products provide the highest-quality protein sources.

On the flip side, several studies have linked red meat consumption to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and early death.

Further studies have shown that eating more processed red meat may actually increase the risk of dying from heart disease. Processed meats include smoked meat, sausage, hot dogs, salami, bacon, and canned meat.

Read: Healthy Grilling: Reducing the Risk of Cancer

 




Plant protein

Found in: beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, quinoa, leafy greens such as broccoli and kale, whole grains

 

Cramer: Certain plants can be excellent sources of protein, often with fewer calories and fewer potentially harmful effects than animal products.

Some plant proteins, such as quinoa, are complete proteins—which means they contain all 9 essential amino acids that we need. Others are missing some amino acids, so it is important to eat a variety of foods to get all 9.

Studies show that people on vegetarian or vegan diets (which often rely on plant protein) are at a lower risk of certain diseases including cancers, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and ischemic heart disease.



Whey protein

Found in: dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, whey protein supplements, hydrolyzed-whey infant formula

 

Cramer: Whey protein is a popular dietary protein supplement and one of the main proteins found in dairy products; it's a byproduct of cheese manufacturing.

Its biological components have been shown to demonstrate a range of immune-enhancing properties. Whey can also work as an antioxidant, antihypertensive, antiviral, and antibacterial agent.

Whey is also used in some infant formulas to help reduce colic and in supplements because it is believed to benefit exercise performance........


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Yoga can be useful for enhancing immunity, stress reduction and may prevent exaggerated immune response to COVID-19 cytokine storm. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on September 30, 2021 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged as the most threatening public health challenge. The clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic and mild clinical symptoms to acute respiratory-distress syndrome (ARDS) and death. Apart from the respiratory system, other organ systems like cardiovascular, renal, and gastrointestinal systems are also involved. Cytokine storm is a condition of systemic inflammatory cytokine rampage through the bloodstream leading to lifethreatening complications. There is an urgent need for the prevention of infection and effective management. Yoga is a profound science with both immunity-boosting and immune-modulating capacity. We propose that yoga-based intervention may aid in improving health with its immunity-boosting potential and preventing the exuberant inflammatory cytokine storm, thus reducing the severity of the disease. It can also reduce stress, anxiety, and co-morbid depression by promoting neuroplasticity and prevents persistent activation of the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis and thus may reduce disease severity. It may also enhance the immunity of caretakers and make them more emotionally resilient. Thus, yoga can be useful for enhancing immunity, stress reduction and may prevent the exaggerated immune response to the cytokine storm.


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https://www.eurekaselect.com/185918/article

Music in the family: music making and music therapy with young children and their families. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Abstract

Songs and singing games are a healthy part of young children's social, emotional and cognitive development. Such shared music making can facilitate and strengthen relationships between parents and children. Family health workers can encourage carers' informal uses of music with their children. In cases of developmental delay, disability, severe illness or family stress, music can continue to have a significant role in supporting children and parents. In some cases referral to specialist music therapy services may be appropriate for assessment and/or treatment.


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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19517947/

Vitamin B12 supplementation improves rates of sustained viral response in patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus

Posted on July 17, 2021 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Abstract

Background: In vitro, vitamin B12 acts as a natural inhibitor of hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication.

 

Objective: To assess the effect of vitamin B12 on virological response in patients with chronic HCV hepatitis naïve to antiviral therapy.

 

Methods: Ninety-four patients with chronic HCV hepatitis were randomly assigned to receive pegylated interferon α plus ribavirin (standard-of-care; SOC) or SOC plus vitamin B12 (SOC+B12). Viral response-namely, undetectable serum HCV-RNA, was evaluated 4 weeks after starting treatment (rapid viral response), 12 weeks after starting treatment (complete early viral response) and 24 or 48 weeks after starting treatment (end-of-treatment viral response) and 24 weeks after completing treatment (sustained viral response (SVR)). Genotyping for the interleukin (IL)-28B polymorphism was performed a posteriori in a subset (42/64) of HCV genotype 1 carriers.

 

Results: Overall, rapid viral response did not differ between the two groups, whereas the rates of complete early viral response (p=0.03), end-of-treatment viral response (p=0.03) and SVR (p=0.001) were significantly higher in SOC+B12 patients than in SOC patients. In SOC+B12 patients, the SVR rate was also significantly higher in carriers of a difficult-to-treat genotype (p=0.002) and in patients with a high baseline viral load (p=0.002). Distribution of genotype IL-28B did not differ between the two groups. At multivariate analysis, only easy-to-treat HCV genotypes (OR=9.00; 95% CI 2.5 to 37.5; p=0.001) and vitamin B12 supplementation (OR=6.9; 95% CI 2.0 to 23.6; p=0.002) were independently associated with SVR.

 

Conclusion: Vitamin B12 supplementation significantly improves SVR rates in HCV-infected patients naïve to antiviral therapy.



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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22810757/

Colloidal Gold. - Bright Star Apothecary Complimentary Integrative & Alternative Medicine at Dragonfly Kingdom International Service Agency

Posted on June 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Colloidal gold is a suspension of gold particles in a fluid. In ancient times, it was originally used as a method of staining glass. It has also been used in Hindu Chemistry for various potions. In 1842, John Herschel invented a photographic process that used gold to record images on paper. This was known as Chrysotype, from the Greek word for gold. As you can see, gold has been used throughout centuries for many things.

The use of gold for medicinal and healing purposes came from Alexandria, Egypt. The Egyptians ingested gold for mental, bodily and spiritual purification. Gold has also been used to reduce dependency on alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and carbohydrates. Here at Purest Colloids, we believe in a better and healthier life. That is why we offer colloidal gold and other colloidal metals. We want you to feel your very best and life a life with the minerals and supplements you need to live healthy every day.

We are a New Jersey based company who offers you many colloidal gold products. We are an exclusive worldwide producer of Mesocolloids. We believe in living the life you always wanted and we are here to help you do that with the availability of minerals and supplements that your body does not necessarily get every day. We engage in the research and manufacture of high quality nanoparticle metal colloids. Many years of research have gone into the development of the processes used to make these colloidal products. Our research and development is ongoing in order to keep our products on the forefront of quality and effectiveness.




Spiritual Fitness: A New Dimension in Alzheimer's Disease Prevention. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library/Spiritual Sports Medicine & Nutrition

Posted on June 22, 2021 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Abstract

Background: Religious and spiritual interventions may have an effect on Alzheimer's disease prevention. Kirtan Kriya meditation has been shown to mitigate the deleterious effects of chronic stress on cognition, reverse memory loss, and create psychological and spiritual wellbeing, which may reduce multiple drivers of Alzheimer's disease risk.

 

Objective: To detail a new concept in medicine called Spiritual Fitness, a merging of stress reduction, basic wellbeing, and psycho/spiritual wellbeing to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

 

Methods: The literature on the topics mentioned above is described, including an in-depth discussion on why and how each are critical to advancing the future of Alzheimer's disease prevention. The many negative effects of chronic stress, and the benefits of Kirtan Kriya, are reviewed. The four pillars of basic wellbeing, six practical aspects of psychological wellbeing, and the four new non-sectarian features of spiritual fitness are then disclosed. Moreover, instructions on practicing Kirtan Kriya are offered in the Supplementary Material.




 

Conclusion: Religious and spiritual practices, including Kirtan Kriya, are crucial components in the development of enhanced cognition and well-being, which may help prevent and, in some cases, reverse cognitive decline. The key point of this review is that making a commitment to live a brain longevity lifestyle including spiritual fitness is a critically important way for aging Alzheimer's disease free. We hope that this article will inspire scientists, clinicians, and patients to embrace this new concept of spiritual fitness and make it a part of every multidomain program for the prevention of cognitive disability.

 

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease prevention; kirtan kriya meditation; neurotheology; peace of mind; psychological well-being; purpose in life; spiritual fitness; spiritual well-being; spiritual/religious involvement; unlimited love 



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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33554917/




Silver may be useful as an antimicrobial laundry additive to decontaminate healthcare laundry washed at low temperatures in domestic and industrial settings

Posted on June 20, 2021 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Silver may be useful as an antimicrobial laundry additive to decontaminate healthcare laundry washed at low temperatures in domestic and industrial settings






Abstract
Aims: To repurpose a silver-based antimicrobial textile coating product (Micro-Fresh 1911) as a dual-function antimicrobial laundry additive and textile coating.

Methods and results: Survival of Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus type and clinical isolates in a domestic 40°C wash was assessed with and without soiling and biological detergent. Washing with 2% w/v silver additive (wash phase) reduced E. coli and S. aureus by 7·14-8·08 log10 and no cross-contamination was observed. Under dirty conditions, 0·5% silver additive in the rinse phase of a wash with biological detergent reduced E. coli and S. aureus by 7·98-8·40 log10 (0·00-1·42 log10 cross contamination). BS EN ISO 20645:2004 and BS EN ISO 20743:2013 methods were used to assess the antimicrobial activity of polycotton washed with 2% w/v silver additive against S. aureus and E. coli. The treated polycotton was antimicrobial against E. coli and S. aureus type and clinical isolates and remains active after at least one further wash cycle at 40 or 73°C.

Conclusions: The silver additive exhibits antimicrobial activity in a 40°C domestic wash, preventing cross contamination onto clean textiles and depositing an antimicrobial coating onto polycotton.

Significance and impact of the study: The survival of micro-organisms on healthcare uniforms during domestic laundering presents a potential risk of contaminating the home, cross-contamination of other clothing within the wash and transmitting potential pathogens back into healthcare settings via contaminated uniforms. Silver may be useful as an antimicrobial laundry additive to decontaminate healthcare laundry washed at low temperatures in domestic and industrial settings, to therefore reduce the potential risk of transmitting micro-organisms within the domestic and clinical environments.

Keywords: Escherichia coli; Staphylococcus aureus; antimicrobial textile; cross contamination; decontamination; healthcare laundry; laundry additive

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The potential contributing role of stealth virus infections in children presenting with behavioral problems needs to be addressed. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on June 16, 2021 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

An infectious illness, attributed to atypically structured cytopathic "stealth" viruses, occurred in 1996 in the Mohave Valley region of the United States. A stealth virus-infected child from this region has developed a severe noninflammatory, vacuolating (spongiform) en cephalopathy. The illness initially presented as a behavioral problem without overt neurological signs. Extensive investigations, including repeated magnetic resonance imaging, two brain biopsies, and stealth virus cultures, have helped define the disease process occurring in this child. Significant clinical benefit with apparent retardation of disease progression occurred during a 6-week course of ganciclovir therapy. The potential contributing role of stealth virus infections in children presenting with behavioral problems needs to be addressed.




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 https://europepmc.org/article/MED/10331961

The association of red meat consumption and mental health in women: A cross-sectional study. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library/Bright Star Apothecary Harm Reduction Initiative Research at Dragonfly Kingdom International Service Agency

Posted on May 16, 2021 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The association of red meat consumption and mental health in women: A cross-sectional study


https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102588



Highlights

Women in highest quartile of red meat had a higher risk of depression compared with those in the lowest quartile.

 

There was significant positive association between red meat intake and anxiety in women.

 

Women in highest quartile of red meat had a higher incidence of distress compared with those in the lowest quartile.


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Abstract

Objectives

Previous studies have shown that red meat consumption has beneficial effects on health. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between red meat consumption and depression, anxiety and psychological distress in Tehrani women.

 

Methods

In this cross-sectional study, 482 women aged 20-50 years old referred to the health centers of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2018 were selected by multistage cluster sampling. The usual dietary intake was evaluated using a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire containing 168 items that its validity and reliability were approved previously. The red meat category was defined as the sum of red meats (beef, lamb), and organ meats (beef liver, kidney, and heart, ruminant meat). Psychological disorders were assessed using a validated Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS) questionnaires with 21-items. In the logistic regression analysis, the results were adjusted to the confounding factors.



 


Results

The mean age of the study participants was 31.87 ± 7.6 years. The prevalence of depressive symptoms, anxiety and psychological distress among participants was 34%, 40% and 42%, respectively. After controlling for potential confounders, women in the highest quartile of red meat had a highest prevalence of depressive symptoms (OR: 2.51; 95% CI: 1.32–4.76; p = 0.002), anxiety (OR: 1.82; 95% CI: 1.00–3.29; p = 0.034) and stress (OR: 3.47; 95% CI: 1.88–6.42; p < 0.001) compared with those in the lowest quartile.

 

Conclusions

We found a significant association between red meat intake and mental health in women. Prospective studies are needed to confirm these findings.........


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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229920318550

Ancient Sanskrit Inscriptions in Strange Places. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)



Mulavarman’s inscription in Jakarta Museum

 

Old Sanskrit inscriptions are found around the world in strange places! Sanskrit is the only language in the world to have inscriptions around the world covering a vast geographical area and covering a long historical period. Rig Veda is dated around 1500 BC. This book is in Vedic Sanskrit like Sangam Tamil literature is in ancient Tamil. There are hundreds of Sanskrit inscriptions in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, China, Russia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The inscriptions are in different scripts. In India we have Rudradaman’s inscription (150 AD) in Nagari script.

The inscriptions are not only in big cities but also in dark, thick tropical forests of Borneo and a Christian church in Malaysia as well. Mulavarman, a fourth century king did a Yagna and installed seven Yupa posts to commemorate it in Borneo island of Indonesia. It was discovered in an area covered by very thick forests. Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iran and other Muslim countries have some written documents in the form of letters, manuals or inscriptions where in Sanskrit names or words figure prominently. Rama’s father was Dasaratha is a well known fact. But before him there were three or four Dasarathas and one of them ruled part of Syria ! He gave his daughters in marriage to an Egyptian pharaoh and wrote many letters to him!

According to many scholars, Mahabharata war was fought on Indian soil in and around 1500 BC (Hindus believe it was before 3102 BC) .At the same time there was a Dasaratha (Spelt Thusratta) ruling Syria/Turkey area which are Muslim countries now. That kingdom was called Mittanni (Mitra is one of the names of Surya). We have the Mittanni kings name in Sanskrit. It shows that Sanskrit language existed from the eastern corner of India to Egypt in Africa 3500 years ago. Dasaratha’s letters are very interesting to read. His daughters name are in Sanskrit and they were married to Egyptian King Amenothep (may be Amana Devan ).

We have even recovered a Horse Training Manual written in 1350 BC with Sanskrit words! For thousands of years horses and elephants were trained using only Sanskrit words. Sangam Tamil book Mullaipaatu mentions that elephants were trained by using Sanskrit words in Tamilnadu (Mullaipattau lines 32-36)

The horse manual written by Kikkuli ( Aswa Sena) runs to 1080 lines on clay tablets. Though it is written in Hittite language the numerals Aika,Tera,Pancha, Satta, Nava vartaana (1,3,5,7,9 intervals) and words for colours are in Sanskrit.

Vedic Gods in Muslim country!

We have the Vedic Gods name in an agreement in Bogazkoy in Turkey . This agreement was written by Hittite King Suppililiuma and Mittannian king Matiwaza (may be Mathi vachanan). The amazing thing about the agreement is the Vedic gods names Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Nasatyas (Aswins ) all are in the same order as in Rig Veda. Not even the order was changed. It shows that Vedas were used from the plains of Ganges to the land of Syria and Turkey at the same time- 1380 BC! In Vietnam (Champa in olden days) the Pandyan King’s name Sri Maran is found on an inscription. Sri Maran is a Sanskrit word for Thirumaran (We have one Muda Thiru Maran in Sangam Tamil literature). Please find more details in my article The Pandya King who ruled Vietnam.

In Karatepe ( In Turkey) we have found a long inscription which ended like Indian inscriptions. It is dated 850 BC. Those who deliver Indian religious discourses very often use a phrase, “so long as the sun and moon shines, this will survive——-“. Karatepe inscription finished with these lines which showed Indian influence.

13. Now, if a king among kings, or a prince among princes,
14. or any man who is a man of renown, gives
15. orders for the name of Azitiwada to be effaced from the statue
16. of this god, and puts up his own name, or more than that, if he
covets
17. this city and says, I will make
18. another statue and put my own name on it, and the
19. statue of the god which Azitiwada made, (that of)
20. Baal KRNTRYÅ , which is at the king’s entrance in(to)
25. ……….[Only may the name]
26. of Azitiwada last for ever like the name
27. of the sun and the moon!


Thusratta’s letter to Egyptian king in Cuneiform script

(The Egyptian King who installed only one God was called Aknaten (Eka Nathan= One God)! The Egyptian river Blue Nile was named after the Sanskrit colour Nila=blue! The word Syria is nothing but Surya (sun). Hurrian is also Suryan (sun). Iran is nothing but Aryan).

In Nepal Kings of Lichavi dynasty had issued more than 85 Sanskrit inscriptions between 463 AD to 770 AD. There were more than 3000 slokas in the inscriptions. In Rudradaman inscription we have beautiful slokas. It shows that people around the world, whether it is Cambodia or Indonesia or Nepal knew bombastic, stylish and ornamental Sanskrit language. All these inscriptions maintain high standards. Art Historian Sri C Sivaramamurti has shown how the greatest playwright Kalidasa had influenced these inscriptions from 2nd century AD.

Tamil inscriptions were also found in South East Asia. But whatever the language, if it is Indian language, it can’t be written without a Sanskrit word.

All the Asokan and all the Tamil inscriptions have Sanskrit words. Prakrit is the spoken form of Sanskrit. In Sanskrit dramas women and clowns speak in Prakrit. Kings, ministers and high ranking officials speak in Sanskrit. Dharma in Sanskrit will be Dhamma in Pali. I have already written that there is no ancient Tamil work without a Sanskrit word.

Sanskrit in Church!

Catholic pilgrims in Malaysia go on a pilgrimage to Bukit Mertajam in Penang. They send petitions and thanks giving at the church of St Anne on 26th July every year. Inside the church complex is the Cherok Tok Kun Inscription in Sanskrit. Unfortunately only a French historian copied it and published it in French. So we did not have the full text.

So called scholars of western countries were partial when they dealt with Sanskrit. They invented new theories like Indo European, Indo Iranian, Indo Aryan ,Ancient, Middle, Later and confused the people. They did not use it for Hebrew, Greek or Tamil. Old Testament or Old Hebrew literature, Iliad and Odyssey, Sangam Tamil Literature were all written in the ancient or archaic forms of the respective languages. No Tamil could understand Sangam literature without commentaries. The spellings for the same Tamil names are different in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Mauritius even today. Dhamayanthy and Subramaniam are written with four different spellings by four different Tamil communities!! But they don’t call themselves different people. But if it is Sanskrit, there will be 100 theories about it!

B. B Lal (Former Director General of Archaeological Survey of India) has shown that Indians migrated to West Asia and established Kingdoms like Mittanni 3500 years ago. Baudayana Srautasutra (18.44) mentions it. In the same way Agastya and Kaundinya led another group of Indians to South East Asia to establish Hindu kingdoms (Please read my article Did Agastya Drink ocean? And How old is Indian Civilization? )

Baudhāyana Śrautasūtra (18.44) Reference:

Pra-n.a-yauh. pravavra-ja tasyaite Kuru–Pan~cha-la-h. Ka-śi- -Videha- ity etad A-yavam pravrājam. Pratyan. Ama-vasus tasyaite Ga-ndha-rayas Parśvo Ara-t.t.a– ity etad A-ma-vasavam

Tamil Reference:

தேம் படு கவுள சிறு கண் யானை
ஓங்கு நிலைக் கரும்பொடு, கதிர் மிடைந்து யாத்த,

வயல் விளை, இன் குளகு உண்ணாது, நுதல் துடைத்து,
அயில் நுனை மருப்பின் தம் கையிடைக் கொண்டென,
கவை முட் கருவியின், வடமொழி பயிற்றி – முல்லைப்பாட்டு (35- 36).....

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NEW THEORY ABOUT THE HIEROGLYPHS AND SANSKRIT by Andrea Portunato (2016). - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW THEORY ABOUT THE HIEROGLYPHS AND SANSKRIT

by Andrea Portunato (2016)

 

Introduction

 

On this page we present a new theory concerning Egyptian hieroglyphics. According to my hypothesis, the hieroglyphic and the Sanskrit would have a common root, so that it would be possible to read (at least in part) the hieroglyphs using the Sanskrit.

 

The hieroglyphs are a model for writing adopted in Egypt from 3000 BC and used until the time of Roman rule.

The ancient Greeks and Romans had no problems with the understanding of hieroglyphics. During the rule of the Ptolemies (305 BC - 30 BC), dynasty of Macedonian origin, and under the rule of the Roman emperors (from 30 BC) hieroglyphics were still used.

 

For example, the Rosetta Stone, famous because it allowed the beginning of the study of hieroglyphs, bears the inscription of a decree of Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes (210 BC - 180 BC), in three different spellings: hieroglyphic, demotic and greek.

From the second century A.D. spread in Egypt Coptic, language that adopted the characters of the greek alphabet. With the concomitant spread of Christianity the ancient hieroglyphic symbols, too attached to the ancient religion, were finally abandoned bringing oblivion of their meaning.

From the seventh century, with the expansion of Islam, also the Coptic, was used less and less in favor of Arabic.

The modern study of hieroglyphs start at the beginning of the 19th century using the knowledge on Coptic language, which had preserved because used as the official language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

 

To tackle a subject as complicated as the deciphering of hieroglyphics, we start from a simple word: "EGYPT"

 

hieroglyph WING

 

hieroglyph OWL

 

hieroglyph DAM

hieroglyph ALL

 

KHME (form Coptic)

 

KM (pron. kèm)

 

(M)

 

T

 

shred of crocodile skin with scales

 

owl

 

bread

town

country

 

 

 

According to the Coptic sources, Egypt was called KMET (in Coptic alphabet KHME) and its transcription in hieroglyphics is that I show above.

Attributing to each hieroglyphic a letter, as you can see, it was identified the phonetic values of each.

According to this interpretation, the "poor" ancient Egyptians had to write it 4 signs only to utter a single syllable (KME).

According to the most popular version, the etymology of the word comes from "black soils" (KME = "the black") referred to the muddy area around the Nile.

 

We know from written sources that the Greeks and Romans on the contrary called it Egypt (Àigüptos in greek and Aegyptus in Latin).

As this name, Egypt, is very different from that Coptic, KME, according to the current hypothesis, it could derive from the words in ancient Egyptian "Hwt-ka-Ptah (?wt-k-pt?)" ie the "home of the ka of Ptah", the name given to a temple of the god Ptah at Memphis.

According to this interpretation the Ancient Egyptians, to indicate their country, said Kmt (the-black) and the Greeks instead Aegiptos (the-house-of-god-ptah).

As if a foreigner, instead of England, called all the country "St-Paul's-Cathedral", such as the famous church in London.

 

 

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Reading using Sanskrit.

 

We resume the hieroglyphs.

In another of my research, I discovered that the sound K (also in its phonetic variants C and G) is present in the names related to birds in many languages (eg Italian oca, duck, etc.).

I thought it was strange that the drawing of the owl, in the ancient Egyptian, had rather sound "M" and "K" was reserved for the first symbol (described as the crocodile skin).

I also noticed that some names of birds of prey in different languages have within them sound similar to those of CIVetta (owl in Italian): in italian GHEPpio (a type of falcon), GIPeto (a type of vulture) and GUFo (long-eared owl), in Latin acCIPiter, the vulture, in Hindi uKAB (the eagle) while in Maghreb uQAAB is the hawk.

At the same time I noticed that, in the word aeGYPtus, the second syllable is GIP.

I wondered: what if the Egyptians called the owl with a name similar to italian CIVetta?

Then, try to insert GYP for the second hieroglyph and others of Ae-gyp-tus as a consequence.

 

hieroglyph WING

 

hieroglyph OWL

 

hieroglyph DAM

hieroglyph ALL

 

AEGYPTUS

 

AE

 

GY

 

P+T

 

wing

 

owl

 

town

 

 

 

What could it mean EGYPT written in this way?

Let's try to interpret the hieroglyphics in a symbolic way.

 

 

hieroglyph WING

 

hieroglyph OWL

 

hieroglyph MILLSTONE

 

hieroglyph TOWN

 

AE

 

GY

 

P

 

TOS

 

Unity

 

Country

 

wing

united bird feathers, together)

 

owl

(controlled, Governor, Government)

 

millstone

(bread)

 

Town

(arms folder across the chest, all the people)

 

set/union "political" of the cities/people

 

 

 

The first, AE, reminds wing (latin Ala). Not a single bird feather, but all together, so we assume that it means "together".

The second, GY, is clearly an owl. I remembered that the owl was often captured and tied to a pole, for an ancient hunting technique (if the other birds see the owl does not run away and then you can hunt. For example, see the "Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio" picture (Milan 1618) of an hunter carrying a tethered owl.). From which CAPta (captured) and COPula (join) in Latin, GABbia (cage) in Italian, the word tether in Albanian KAPistall, KAPank'ner in Armenian.

So that the owl could indicate the bond, also political, the GOVernment, the basis of the roman/latin CIVitas.

The third sign, rather than a bread, might be the stylized picture of a millstone for grain, (pressum in Latin) whence P(R).

The last hieroglyph, which is found in many terms that relate to the Egyptian TOwn, could, in fact, indicate a TOwn. However, I believe that it is not the design of a plant town. Most likely has the meaning of all, full (latin TOTUM), and is used for "all the people", opposed to the individual. This is because the intersection indicates the arms crossed in the act of taking as much as possible (as I'll explain in a next page).

The meaning of Egypt would then be "all the governments of cities", ie a kind of federation or a kingdom.

Among the Sanskrit words, there is one that has a meaning close to that I suggested, the realm of just one (or absolute monarchy or supreme power), Aikapatya.

(as you can see in the on-line dictionary spokensanskrit.de Aikapatya)

 

hieroglyph WING

 

hieroglyph OWL

 

hieroglyph MILLSTONE

 

hieroglyph TOWN

 

AE

 

GY

 

P

 

TOS

 

AI

 

KA

 

PA

 

TYA

 

Unity

(Sans. aikya)

 

To be owner

(Sans. patiya)

 

wing

(Sans. haya, that pushes)

 

owl

(Sans. ghuka)

 

millstone

(Sans. Pid, to press)

 

Town

(Sans. Daya, place)

 

AEGYPTUS / AIKAPATYA

 

 

Conclusion

 

We have seen that the Egyptian hieroglyph could have been a model of syllabic script and how the language of the ancient Egyptians could be related to the Sanskrit language.

Soon I will publish details of this hypothesis by showing many other hieroglyphs read in syllabic way, indicating their significance and proximity to Sanskrit terms

Three Doshas, their fifteen subdoshas, innate Dosha balance in the individual (prakriti), and Dosha imbalances (vikriti) are scientifically valid. - Spiritual Sports Medicine & Nutrition/Dragonfly Kingdom Library at Dragonfly Kingdom International Service

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Abstract

In traditional Ayurdev, basic concepts such as Tridosa are introduced didactically. Students of Ayurdeva learn to appreciate their practical value through experience; their validity is empirical. In an age where validity of concepts is judged by their scientific relevance, establishing the scientific validity of Tridosha is a program of significance. It requires translating concept and practical application into the idiom of modern biology and medicine. Four different complementary approaches have been proposed to do so: factor analysis of human physiology; systems analysis of organism function; correlation of Dosha and genomic variations - Ayugenomics; and correlation of Dosha and cellular function. Together these four independent approaches present compelling evidence that the family of Dosha based, Ayurveda fundamental concepts - the three Doshas, their fifteen subdoshas, innate Dosha balance in the individual (prakriti), and Dosha imbalances (vikriti) are scientifically valid. This paper concerns the first three. (I) The systems approach shows how Tridosha applies to every living organism from the first cells, and how it is inherited and diversified in the history of life. (2) Ayugenomics confirms Dosha's inheritance. (3) Each Dosha is responsible for regulating an essential aspect of organism function, connected to a recognised definition of life: Vata, Input/Output (homeostasis); Pitta, Turnover (negative entropy production); Kapha, Storage (inheritable structure).


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Meat consumption is associated with obesity and central obesity among US adults. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library/Underground Intelligence Muscle & Fitness

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


 


 

Abstract

Background

Meats are high in energy and fat content, and thus may be associated with higher risk of obesity. Many controversies remain regarding the association between meat consumption (MC) and obesity.

 

Objectives

The aim of this study was to analyze the associations between MC and obesity assessed using body mass index (BMI≥30) and waist circumference (≥102 cm in men and ≥88 cm in women) among US adults.


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Methods

Nationally representative data collected in the 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were used. Linear and logistic regression analyses were conducted to test the associations between MC and adiposity measures controlling for potential confounders.

 

Results

Considerable differences existed in MC across sociodemographic groups among US adults. Those who consumed more meat had a much higher daily total energy intake, for example, those in the upper vs bottom quintiles consumed around 700 more kcal day−1 (P<0.05). Regression models showed consistent positive associations between MC and BMI, waist circumference, obesity and central obesity, respectively. Using quintile 1 (low MC) as the reference, the association (odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)) between total MC quintiles and obesity were 1.03 (0.88; 1.21; 2nd quintile), 1.17 (1.00; 1.38), 1.27 (1.08; 1.51) and 1.27 (1.08; 1.49;upper quintile), respectively; whereas that with central obesity was 1.13 (0.96–1.33), 1.31 (1.10; 1.54), 1.36 (1.17–1.60) and 1.33 (1.13; 1.55), respectively.

 

Conclusions

These US national cross-sectional data show positive associations between MC and risk for obesity and central obesity..........


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Full study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697260/

Yoga improves mitochondrial health and reduces severity of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis: A randomized controlled trial. - Dragonfly Kingdom Library

Posted on April 28, 2021 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Abstract

Background: Oxidative stress (OS) and mitochondrial alterations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Various environmental triggers like air pollutants, smoking, unhealthy social habits and sedentary lifestyle induce OS, which may compromise mitochondrial integrity. This trial was designed to explore the effect of 8-weeks yoga practice on mitochondrial health and disease severity in an active RA group compared with a usual-care control group.

 

Methods: A total of 70 subjects were randomized into two groups: yoga group and non-yoga group. Mitochondrial health was assessed by calculation of mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA-CN), OS markers, mitochondrial activity, mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), circadian rhythm markers and transcripts associated with mitochondrial integrity: AMPK, TIMP-1, KLOTHO, SIRT-1, and TFAM. Parameters of disease activity and disability quotient were also assessed by disease activity score - erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) and health assessment questionnaire-disability index (HAQ-DI), respectively.

 

Results: In yoga group, there was a significant upregulation of mtDNA-CN, mitochondrial activity markers, ΔΨm, and transcripts that maintain mitochondrial integrity after 8-weeks of yoga. There was optimization of OS markers, and circadian rhythm markers post 8-weeks practice of yoga. Yoga group participants showed significant improvements in DAS28-ESR (p < 0.05) and HAQ-DI (p < 0.05) over the non-yoga group.

 

Conclusion: Adoption of yoga by RA patients holds the key to enhance mitochondrial health, improve circadian rhythm markers, OS marker regulation, upregulation of transcripts that maintain mitochondrial integrity, reduce disease activity and its associated consequences on health outcome and hence can be beneficial as an adjunct therapy.


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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33741520/