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Health, travel, environment and other related topics. Tips and tricks for keeping your body in shape for spiritual life. Taking care of your health while traveling in India.

People traveling to India - kindly read! - How to keep up good health

JD33 - Sat, 27 Nov 2004 20:58:50 +0530
I heard about people going to the Holy Land of Vraja soon and wanted to mention two things that would help greatly in maintaining good health while you are there.

1). Start taking 'probiotic' cultures. Trader Joe's has bottles (or at any health food stores). If you start now on getting your intestinal flora really great then your body will more easily deal with the different water and food quality when going to a new locale.

2). Take with you 'Emer'gen-C' by Alacer Corp. Also avaiable at Trader Joe's. They come in a box with alot of individual packets. Take one packet (in water) each day or every other day. It has 1,000 hits of Vit. C and minerals and Vit. B's , etc. It is really really great! Kindly note to drink it quickly after you mix it with water.
JD33 - Sun, 28 Nov 2004 23:42:14 +0530
Another thing: to make it easier on your feet and general fortitude - start jogging some each day to build your physical stamina. But MOST important is to walk outside BAREFOOT each day - so that your feet get toughened up some and use to walking. It will help when you go walking Giri-Gorbardhan Parikrama. - a little time spent now will help you handle the 14 mile walk graciously!
JD33 - Wed, 01 Dec 2004 05:35:24 +0530
Another thing is that if you are going to have to tote around alot of luggage then it might help to do some easy weight lifting 3 x's a week for 2-3 weeks before leaving - it will make a big difference!
Jagat - Wed, 01 Dec 2004 10:00:35 +0530
Watch the water:
babu - Wed, 01 Dec 2004 18:32:13 +0530
Worried about the water? Try colloidal silver.
JD33 - Wed, 01 Dec 2004 23:53:56 +0530
Babu, Kindly explain how and why to use colloidal silver.
babu - Thu, 02 Dec 2004 04:08:00 +0530

Colloidal Silver -
The Rediscovery of a Super Antibiotic?
Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, it reportedly disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food.

Early Research
Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938. Many remember their grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to prolong its freshness at room temperature. At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech." Production methods, however, were costly. The pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working and financially lucrative drugs.

The Food and Drug Administration today classifies colloidal silver as a pre-1938 drug. A letter from the FDA dated 9/13/91 states: "These products may continue to be marketed . . . as long as they are advertised and labeled for the same use as in 1938 and as long as they are manufactured in the original manner." Some of the manufacturing methods used before 1938 are still used today. An electro-colloidal process, which is known to be the best method, is used.

Contemporary Studies
While studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of The Body Electric, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria. The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."

How It Works
The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

Product Quality
Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal / non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been colloided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. The ideal color of colloidal silver is a golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs more effectively than the safe range of 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm.).

Ingesting Colloidal Silver
Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. In three to four days the silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, some recommend a regular daily intake as a protection. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection. It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.

Chronic or Serious Conditions
1 teaspoon of 5 ppm. colloidal silver equals about 25 micrograms (mcg.) of silver. 1 - 4 teaspoons per day (25 - 100 mcg.) is generally considered to be a "nutritional amount" and is reported to be safe to use for extended periods of time. Amounts higher than this are generally considered "therapeutic amounts" and should only be used periodically.

In cases of illness, natural health practitioners have often recommended taking double or triple the "nutritional amount" for 30 to 45 days, then dropping down to a smaller maintenance dose. Amounts from 1 - 32 ounces per day have reportedly been used in acute conditions.

If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body's five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body's natural ability to heal may amaze you.

Topical Uses
Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister - to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns, etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby's eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It's excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands!

Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver
Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it's tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.

JD33 - Fri, 03 Dec 2004 04:10:15 +0530
Thank you Babu.

How to avoid possible dangers in Vraja? By leaving at home jewerly, including watches, ect. Do not flash money around either. It will attract theives, etc.
JD33 - Tue, 14 Dec 2004 01:28:32 +0530
Has everyone left for Vraja already? Jagat - when do you leave? smile.gif
Rasaraja dasa - Tue, 14 Dec 2004 02:06:28 +0530
Dandavats. All glories to the Vaisnavas.

I leave this evening. Three weeks in Vraja... I can't believe it is finally upon us! I have made my vow not to check my work e-mail until I return home... for a workaholic like me this is a uge challenge. That and, of course, having to care an extra 50 pounds on all parikramas as I doubt Caitanya will be walking too much!

I wish you all well! Radhe Radhe!

Aspiring to serve the Vaisnavas,
Rasaraja dasa
Kamala - Tue, 14 Dec 2004 03:38:58 +0530
Maybe I was just really lucky last time I was there, but a very simple programme worked for me, it was to:

Drink plenty of bottled water, only eat simple prasad cooked and offered by someone in your group, try to not eat too much in any event, if you feel unwell eat less and avoid fried foods, if you feel very unwell eat only a small amount of banana, rice and yoghurt, take rehydration salts with water if you've been physically sick. And of course keep conscious of why you're there (though that goes without saying for the audience in this forum I think!)

That worked for me, though of course everyone's bodily constitution is different... and also there may be deeper reasons for manifestations of illness/health whilst in the holy dham of course.

Wishing all a fabulous experience!

maria - Fri, 17 Dec 2004 06:00:15 +0530
Hare Krsna dear Godlovers!

I get this site by and I be sorry, that my english ist only a small schoolenglish, but I know, EACH PAIN can go into HEALTHYNESS.


The MahaMantra and the imaginations of Krsna is healing from cancer and all we wish for the other in GOD. KRSNA should feel good INSIDE all!

Against all pain: very quickly by MIGRAIN and HEADEGG also: Culours with the Komplementarycolours help, also the NEW HOMÄOPHATIE with Körblerzeichen.

All pain you should learn to understand, all in the universes are frequencies. Also the colours.

When we have pain, so its like interferenz by RADIO till we get it sharp. This I usw for healing immediately and you can help so also each the other.

Feel into the pain, the pain will have attraktion, that you self can heal him.

Feel, is the pain pointed like needles, he is most YELLOW or ORANGE

Is he stump, dark, he ist most BLUE or VIOLETT

It also can be draw like the bandnudel or Makaroni in an other colour

What is to DO NOW:

When you know the colour BLUE than overlay with imagination with YELLOW so long till its gone or you get an other colour.

Is it YELLOW give them BLUE
And by RED -> GREEN the colour og HEALING NATURE made by Surya/Visvasvan

For cleaning we use SILVER or GOLD, when the pain is very obstinate, than give sprinkels or a PRIZE/Pinch like sugar in SILVER or stars, moons, threads over blue.

The pain will runn away and start to GO OUT like a firework a fontain let them spray out so long as no pain is inside you any longer, try always to catch all colourful pain, give the complemantarycolour over the pain step by step than clean the imaginated sore with SIVER and GOOD BYE is the pain.

New Homäophatie Körblerzeichen help with technikpaintings. Ötzi had it as Tatoos also.

By headegg paint with small finger 5 strokes over the compleet forehead till the brows.

To get the IMMUNSYSTEM in order paint an ORANGE Y beside the throat starting to the middle of the breast – imaginate a green turtle neck pullover and let the orange Y sink inside.

When you have inefekted nose (running or closed) so paint the orange Y with your fingernail over the noseroot and in the corner of the nosewings.

Each days we should aktivate our immunsystem with our fists like orang utangs do.

The Thymus is in the middle, a handwide over the place the Paramatma live.

To get healthy , loos weight, all Chakras comings IN ORDER and the Brain talking oncemore with the heart in harmonie (all nadis connected) the 5 TIBETIANS are the BEST we have on earth.

For shure, hempbutter (also with 0% THC) and hemp in ALL versions to drink and eat dayly beware our healthyness. Please make all with Geeh, only than, the body can use it correct.

You should know, you are NOT the Body. The Brain tell all souls they works IN YOUR Body for you with love, what they should do for you with please and thanks to work together in LOVE and respekt.

ALL what we eat and drink and smoke we have TO DO FOR GOD to enjoy, spend him before using ALL, also the pain in Bhakti for oppressed Souls or peace or that Krsna is really to see from each and so on, also that the MOTHER NATURE can grow and we can earn all holy spices to use all for GOD to praise and get PREMA-BHAKTI and endless RADHA_KRSNA_LOVE_FOREVER

Yours Maria