Saturday, October 13, 2007



The gems therapy has its roots in ancient Indian traditions. One can find its links in the Jyotish Shastra, which is the name for the specialized astrological beliefs of India. Jyotish Shastra believes that the movements of the celestial bodies, which include the Sun, the Moon and the prominent planets, have far-reaching effects on the life on earth. Each activity that occurs on the earth is a repercussion of some activity in the skies.

The Navgrahas of Jyotish Shastra

In order to make its beliefs more concrete, Jyotish Shastra believes in a system of nine planets. These planets are not the same as in astronomy. This is because Jyotish Shastra places the earth at the center of the cosmic universe and every other body is taken in relation to the fundamental position of the earth. The Sun and the Moon are also considered as grahas or planets in Jyotish Shastra. Out of the solar planets, only the closer ones visible from the earth are considered. These are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. In addition to these solar planets, the lunar nodes – both north and south – are also considered to be grahas. In Indian mythology, the north lunar node is called as Rahu, and the south lunar node is called as Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are supposed to be the head and tail of a demon who was exiled by the Sun into the solar system.

The Kundali

When each person is born, the positions of the bodies in the sky play an important role in determining how the future life of the person will shape up to be. These positions are mapped in a zodiac chart, which is called as the birth horoscope or the kundali of the person. Each aspect of this kundali is an important deciding factor in shaping the person’s life. The kundali cannot be changed once a person is born, but there are several ways to modify the things that are going to happen later. Though the planetary positions cannot be changed, their effects can be either magnified or diminished. One way to do this is by gem therapy.

Principles of Gems Therapy

Gems or precious stones can exert both malefic (negative) or benefic (positive) influences in a person’s life. Since ancient times, Indian rishis and munis have believed that every graha is related to a particular gem which favors their prevalence. These gems could be expensive or cheap, that does not matter. What matters is how strongly the gems influence a particular graha.

Each graha has a gem that represents it. It is the color of the gem that is distinctive and bears the influence on the person’s life. For this reason, most Ayurveda doctors would suggest their patients to wear specific gems as long as the treatment continues. The gem therapy is considered to be an addition to the Ayurvedic treatment. The following table shows the name of each graha with its favoring gem.

Let us now see the manner in which the gems are influential in a person’s life.

(1) Ruby

Ruby is the gem of the sun. It is a red colored stone made of aluminum and oxygen with traces of iron and chromium in it.

It is observed that wearing a ruby is favorable in headache, skin diseases and heart ailments. It can keep minor ailments like constipation, coughs and flatulence at bay. It helps in cooling the mind down, consoling in times of dejection and increasing the concentration. Due to its red color, ruby is associated with the formation of blood. Hence people wearing rubies will not suffer much loss of blood, and whatever loss takes place, it will be replenished soon. Ruby is also found to be beneficial in problems of a spiritual nature such as hallucinations, appearance of ghosts and spirits, etc.

In order to get all these benefits of the ruby, it must be prepared and worn at a specific period. The preparation should be done on a Sunday – the day of the Sun – between 6:00 a.m. to noon. The wearing must be done after worship to the sun on the Sunday that has a Pushya Nakshatra. If the Pushya Nakshatra is not close, then wearing can be done on any Sunday with a sun nakshatra such as Uttarashada, Uttara Phalguna or Krittika. It is most effective to wear the ruby encrusted in a gold ring on the first finger of the right hand. A Gayatri mantra must be chanted regularly, otherwise the effects of the ruby will not be felt. Similarly, the Aditya must be chanted everyday after wearing the ruby following a bath.

If the ruby is not available, or is too costly, then there are some other gems that have similar beneficial effects. These are lalmani, garnet, padanranga, neelganthi and uparatna.

(2) Pearl

Pearl is the gem of the moon. It helps in offsetting problems that are caused due to a weak position of the moon in the person’s kundali. The pearl is a milky-white smooth stone, just as the moon is visible from the earth. It is found on the sea-beds inside oysters. It takes several years for a single pearl to form.

All calcium related problems like weak bones and weak teeth can be resolved by using pearls. Pearls are helpful in many other diseases such as tuberculosis, goiter, typhoid, dropsy, dysentery, problems with urination, etc. Among minor ailments that pearl can cure are included cough and fever. Pearl improves the circulation of blood in the body and hence increases its resistance to diseases. It is also helping in soothing the nerves and keeping mental disturbances away.

Wearing a pearl for positive effects does not require as rigorous a ceremony as wearing a ruby does. It is enough if the pearl is worn anytime in the period of the waxing moon, i.e. the Shuklapaksha. While wearing, an incantation to the Lord Shiva is required, and must be followed by a daily recitation of the Shiva Mahima Stotra.

Alternative gems for pearls are moonstones and opals.

Here we continue the discussion on how various gems are influential on a man’s life. Let us see which the beneficial gems for the navgrahas are in this article.

(3) Emerald

Emerald represents the planet Mercury. It is a green colored gem. It contains the elements beryllium and aluminum, and its green color is due to the presence of chromium in it. Just as Mercury stays close to the Sun and absorbs its solar heat all the time, the emerald also has the capacity to absorb the excess heat from the human body and create a cooling effect in it. Emerald is called as panna in Hindi.

Emerald is found to be beneficial with lethargy-related problems such as laziness, lack of concentration, no desire to do work, etc. It can be helpful for people whose memories are weak and also for those who are intolerant of changes in their surroundings. The stone has powers to increase the fertility in males. It is believed that wearing an emerald can also help in solving family and business problems, and in easing the labor pains.

Wednesday is the best day to wear an emerald for the first time. It must be seen that any Mercury constellation must be present on that day such as Hasta, Revathi or Jyeshtha. The gem must be encrusted in a gold ring and worn on the little finger of any hand.

If a person is not able to get an emerald, then alternative stones are the peridot and the vairaj.

(4) Diamond

The properties and the scintillating beauty of the diamond are widely known to everyone. It is also the costliest of all the gems available on the earth. It is generally colorless, but artificial colors could be put in it. However, the most effective color for a diamond is pristine white. Diamond is the representative gem of Venus.

The powers of the diamond are most effectively felt in the alleviation of the sexual functions of the human body. The diamond can reduce the sexual drive in men and women in whom it is excessive. Problems such as lack of semen are also done away with by wearing diamonds. Hence, it could be said that diamond can treat several marital problems that could cause due to a deficiency in either partner.

Apart from its sexually healing powers, diamond can also reduce other diseases such as constipation, flatulence, dysentery, paralysis and epilepsy. It can increase the blood count and decrease the fluid buildup in hydrocele.

Diamond is also useful in the materialistic life of a person. It can bring success in love, money and career. It has a special significance in improving the person’s career if it is pertaining to some art form like music, films, paintings, etc.

A diamond must be encrusted on a gold ring and worn on any finger on any morning. Ascetics suggest the chanting of the invocation to Shukra before wearing the diamond ring.

There is a lesser known gem known as the turmali, which can be used as a substitute for diamond. This is a light blue colored gem, and is much cheaper than the diamond. However, the effects of this gem are found only in men.

(5) Coral

Corals are red colored gems available in many different hues. These are gems that are formed in the seas by aquatic fauna. Since there are many different hues to corals, they have different influences on the human beings. It is generally believed that the lighter the color, the better the effects as far as coral is concerned. Blood red corals must be avoided as they could lead to accidents. Instead faint red corals are the best. The effects of corals depend from person to person depending on how the principle planet, Mars, is placed in his/her kundali.

People wearing corals could experience a sudden spurt of courage and self confidence. The person may begin to believe in his/her own capabilities. The positive zest of life is one of the chief benefits of corals.

Corals are also very advantageous in people with blood pressure problems. In fact, there are a lot of people who claim to have their blood pressure under control by the regular wearing of a coral on their fingers. Other diseases that can be kept under check by the regular wearing of coral are cardiovascular problems and piles. If coral is put in water and then the water is drunk (not the coral), then it is very beneficial in people who have piles problems.

Wearing coral is advisable to people who have Mars in their 4 th, 6 th, 8 th, 11 th or 12 th houses in their kundalis. However, if the position of Mars is strong, then there is no purpose achieved by wearing a coral.

The best day to wear a coral is the day of Mars, i.e. Tuesday. It should be encrusted in a silver ring and worn on the third finger of either the right or the left hand. The benefits of wearing coral on the right hand are more than on the left hand.

Alternative stones to be used in place of coral are akik and rudraksha. Though rudraksha cannot strengthen a weak Mars, it has more or less the same beneficial properties in increasing blood circulation.

(6) Topaz

Topaz is the gem of the great planet Jupiter. It is a white color gem in its pure form, or it may show slight coloration of faint yellow. However, other colors such as blue, pink, green are also seen.

The qualities of topaz are beneficial in making social adjustments in life. By wearing a topaz, the person becomes charming and charismatic, and is able to win over people. Hence this stone is much in demand within the glamour world. Topaz can also help to make a person increase in his/her popularity in the world. Wearing a topaz can eliminate the negative thoughts from the mind, like the will to do something bad to others. It can remove the negative traits of laziness, anxiety, destructive thoughts, sorrows, etc. and fill the mind with positive energies.

Topaz is also suggested for people who are trying to break some vicious habit, such as gambling, smoking and alcoholism, or visiting prostitutes. Topaz can do this because it increases the willpower of the person. It can bring about success in a job or in exams, and also help to recover lost monies.

The positive points of topaz are the generation of happiness, luck and prosperity in an individual. Hence, topaz may be called as the master-gem in deciding a person’s life.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter – that’s the day when the topaz must be worn. Care must be taken to see that the Thursday selected has a Pushya Nakshatra in the period of the waxing moon. But, bear one thing in mind. Wearing a topaz in such circumstances could lead the wearer to live an almost spiritual and virtuous kind of existence.

The qualities of topaz are found to some extent in another lesser known gem, sunela. This is used as an alternative for topaz.

(7) Sapphire

Sapphire is a bright blue colored stone, for which it is known in Hindi as neelam. It is a characteristic stone for the planet Saturn.

The beneficial powers of sapphire are felt in people who have long-lasting problems with their bodies such as nervous system disorders, comas and bronchitis. It can cure melancholia and bring the person to a happy state of mind. Problems of a bilious nature are also brought in check by sapphire. Sapphire is beneficial in hiccups, incapacity of the brain and memory problems. A person who wears a sapphire increases in courageousness and consistency in thought.

Sapphire is used to remedy the weak position of Saturn in the kundali. The day of Saturn is Saturday; hence the stone must be first worn on any given Saturday, provided it has a Dhanishtha, Shravana, Uttarashada, Swati, Vishakha or Chitra nakshatras. The ring in which this gem is encrusted is a special ring made of five metals. If such a ring is not available, then it can be worn in a simple iron ring.

Jamuniya is the gem that is used as an alternative to sapphire. This gem is also blue in color. The gem is a powerful combatant of diseases, so it can provide the person with a long and improved life.

(8) Zircon

Zircon is a soft and transparent stone which is heavier than the other stones used in gem therapy. There may be many impurities in zircon, which should be rejected. The purest zircon would be of a straw yellow color with orange hues in it, and it must be completely transparent. Blemishes in the stone such as dots or lines, torn stones, etc. disqualify them in gem therapy.

This stone is good in getting love and happiness. People who are seeking good partners ought to wear zircon stones. Zircon can also bring luck to people who are in the midst of litigation. Zircon is the character stone of Rahu, who is called as the cheating graha. Rahu appears most unexpectedly and attacks the person with disease. Zircon can equip the person to be resistant from such sudden diseases. It also strengthens a person morally and physically to resist the sudden obstacles in the path of progress which Rahu can create.

Among diseases, zircon can be beneficial in epilepsy, piles, syphilis, weakness, fevers, flatulence, melancholia and insanity.

Wearing the zircon stone must be done under a carefully planned and supervised ritual. It must be found out from the kundali when the Rahu is the most harmful. At such a period, the zircon must be worn in a five metal ring in the third finger. The nakshatras auspicious to the ring wearing ceremony are Shatbhisha, Swati and Aridra.

(9) Cat’s Eye

Cat’s eye or lahsuniya is a very lesser known gem that is used to offset the weak positions of Ketu in the kundali. This stone is known to be effective in diseases of a sexual nature like syphilis and gonorrhea, piles, dysentery, cough, cold, diabetes, impotency, obesity, constipation, ocular diseases, labor pains and idiopathic diseases, i.e. diseases whose causes are not known.

Cat’s eye must be worn in the same manner as the zircon stone is worn. The beneficial nakshatras are Ashwini, Magha and Moola.

Monday, October 8, 2007

(Hyperacidity, acid – peptic disorder)

Agni and pitta are the maim\n factors responsible for digestion, due to its abnormality, food is not properly digested and produces the aam, which is acidic in nature. Person gets various symptoms including acidic eruction, indigestion etc., this syndrome is known as amlapitta, which has been separately described as disease by madhavakar, charaka pointed this condition in the grahani roga while indicating about amaj roga.
This is basically a disease of gastro –intestinal tract and due to abnormal secretions of gastric and pancreatic enzymes and it has been described as acid peptic disorder.
Factors responsible for the disease
1.Excessive intake of acidic – substances.
2. Excessive intake of hot drinks.
3. Excessive intake of alcohol, tea and tobacco.
4. Irregular habit of diet.5. Irregular time of taking diet.
6. Excessive intake of kulatha dal.
7. Living in anoopa desha i.e assam, Bengal and costal region.
8. Suppression of natural urges.
9. Stress and anxiety.
10. sharad ritu, and pitta diet excess.

1. chief factor (dosha) - pitta and agni(mandagni)
2. subordinate factor (dushya) – rasa and rakta
3. site (adhistan) – GIT specially stomach
Common symptoms
1. Acidic erruction
2. indigestion
3. burning of chest and neck
4. excessive salivation, vomiting tendency
5. fatigue
6. loss of appetite
7. constipation
Classification of disease
Amlapitta has been classification in two types as following:
1. urdhog amlapitta
2. adhoga amlapitta
urdhog amlapitta: the disease have the symptoms of upper gastro – intestinal tract including acidic erruction, bad taste, salivation, stomatitis, vomiting tendency and vomiting of acidic yellowish contents, pain after taking meal burning sensation in chest and in throat, along with temporal headache.
Adhoga amlapitta: this type of disease have the symptoms in lower part of gastro intestinal tract including irregular loose motion with or without pain, thirst, burning sensation, fainting, giddiness, dilusion, skin rashes, urticarial (allergic patches), sweating and pale colouration of body.
1. gastric ulcer
2. peptic ulcer
3. gastritis ( chronic)
lab investigation
1. urine – R.E
2. . Stool –R.E
3. F.T.M
4. Ba meal x ray
5. USG - upper abdomen
6. Gastroscopy – Endoscopy
Pharmacopial preparation
1. avipattika churna or amalakyadi churna or triphala churna
Dose 4 gm at bed with worm water
2. sutsekhar or kamdudha – 125 mg one with dhaniya or haldi juice or milk.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Do & Donts OF CANCER....!!!!

18 things that CAUSE cancer:

-->Smoking cigarettes

-->Drinking non-organic milk or eating non-organic dairy products

-->Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids - See Poison In the Food or articles on hydrogenated oils

-->Mammography radiation - see articles on mammograms

-->Chemotherapy and radiation

-->Perfumes and fragrance products

-->Cosmetics and personal care products - see articles on personal care products

-->Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

-->Plastic food containers - includes plastic lining inside food cans

-->Sodium nitrite - found in most processed meats, see articles on sodium nitrite

-->Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals

-->Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)

-->Watching television / lack of exercise

-->Severe emotional distress or relationship stress

-->Refined sugars / refined grains

-->Dry cleaning chemicals

-->Hair color chemicals

-->Nail polish remover

22 things that PREVENT cancer:

Vitamin D and sunshine - the Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

Anti-cancer foods
Green tea
Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables
Medicinal mushrooms - reishi, shiitake, agaricus blazei, etc.
Lycopene and tomatoes

Infra-red saunas and sweat lodges - because sweating expels toxins
Omega-3 oils / chia seeds
Rainforest herbs - There are many anti-cancer rainforest herbs, including graviola and Cat's Claw (Una de Gato). Recommended sources is Terry Pezzi of the high-integrity Amazon Herb Company (also helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest) - Another great source of rainforest herbs is Rain Tree with Leslie Taylor
Juice detoxification

Acupuncture - helps move blood and chi (body's energy)

Sprouts - ALL sprouts are anti-cancer. Best sprouting machine is the EasyGreen Automatic Sprouter (use any search engine to find resellers)

Red clover - Helps cleanse the blood. Find from any supplement maker.

Deep breathing / oxygenation / stress reduction - Best product is called Stress Eraser (highly recommended)

Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates - These all boost lymph circulation
Cacao - (real chocolate)

Therapeutic massage - helps move lymph, boost circulation

Mint - grow your own (the easiest plant to grow)
Apricot pits / laetrile / vitamin B17

Blackberries - Most berries contain some form of anti-cancer medicine

















Tuesday, October 2, 2007

BIG FAT LIES-1 Starve Yourself to Get A Lean Body!!!


In this lesson, you will learn the physiological truth about why very low calorie diets cannot work long term and why they are only quick fixes that lead to eventual weight re-gain...

Train hard and expect success,

Fat Loss Lie #1: "You have to starve yourself to get a lean body"

What if I told you that very low calorie diets will actually make you fatter in the long term, and that there's an almost embarrassingly simple way that you can eat more and still burn more fat?

I know it sounds too good to be true, but you're about to see the science behind it, and I've got the real-world results to prove it, so read on.

To get rid of fat, the laws of energy balance and thermodynamics declare that you have to consume fewer calories than you burn. Sorry, theres no way around it. There's no such thing as "calories don't count." Run for cover the next time you hear that claim because it's absolutely false and any scientist will tell you that.

You must have a "calorie deficit" to burn fat off your body. However, the fatal flaw in most popular diet programs is that the calorie deficit is too aggressive or too extreme.

Have you ever been told that to get a lean body you had to eat 1200 calories a day or 1000 calories a day or even less? Did you ever just get FED UP with no results and tell yourself, "That's it, I'm hardly going to eat ANYthing," because you were desperate to get the pounds off as fast as possible?

Yeah, sure, it works in the beginning, because there's a HUGE calorie deficit at first, but theres also a HUGE irony:

When you cut your calories too far, eventually YOUR BODY ADAPTS.

If you're a Star Trek fan, it's kind of like the BORG, where a phaser weapon works against the alien BORG creatures once, but then they adapt, and soon the same phaser blast no longer does anything.

Well, diets are kind of like that, aren't they?

You "fire" a low calorie diet at your body and it zaps off some weight in the begining. But then your body figures out what's going on. Your body doesn't care that you want to look good in a swimsuit; your body thinks you're under attack! Your body thinks you're about to starve to death!

When you fire something extreme at your body (like hardly eating), your metabolic rate slows down in order to protect you.

This "defense mechanism" is often called, "the starvation response."

When you go into starvation mode, here are some of the consequences:

1. Your body releases fewer fat-releasing and fat-burning enzymes such as hormone sensitive lipase and lipoprotein lipase.

2. Your fat cells release less of the hormone leptin, which is the signal that tells your brain you are well fed and not starving (it's the "anti-starvation" hormone)

3. Fat burning hormones crash, including your levels of T3 (no, not the latest Arnold terminator movie, T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone, the important "metabolism-regulating hormone" that you've probably heard about before).

4. You lose muscle. Muscle is metabolically-active tissue, which means it takes a lot of energy just to keep it. When you're "starving," you're in an "energy crisis", so excess muscle is the LAST thing you need. Muscle becomes expendable, and your body cannibalizes your own lean tissue.

5. Appetite hormones rage out of control. When you're starving, a part of your brain called the hypothalamus switches into high gear and flips the appetite switch, sometimes to the point where you become ravenous and cannot fight these physiological cravings with willpower.

Bottom line: It's hormonally, metabolically and physiologically impossible to achieve permanent fat loss by starving yourself.

And that's the first BIG LIE:

Any program that's extremely low in calories may work in the short term, but the "honeymoon" never lasts for long.

In the long run, very low calorie diets can actually make you fatter. Eventually, they lead to binge eating and weight re-gain and you end up with less muscle and a slower metabolism than when you started.

The TRUTH is,
you DON'T have to starve yourself to get a lean body

In fact, you can eat more and burn more fat.

Here's how:

1. Avoid very low calorie diets.

Before going on any diet, look at the recommended calories. You'll probably discover that in most cases, you are required to slash your calories to "starvation" levels (1200 or less for women, 1800 or less for men, and active people need even more.

2. Make sure your calorie intake is customized.

Depending on your activity level, age and gender, your calorie needs may be much higher or much lower than the average person. If a diet program recommends the same amount of calories for everyone, that should be a red flag to stay away. It could be perfect for someone else, but starvation level for you.

3. Decrease your calories just a little below maintenance.

Decrease your calories conservatively - only about 20% below your daily maintenance level. A mild calorie cut doesn't trigger the starvation response as much.

For example: If you're female and you maintain your weight on 2150 calories per day,a 20% deficit is 1720 calories per day (correct). Conventional diets might have you slash to 1000 or 1200 calories per day or less without emphasis on exercise (incorrect)

4. Increase your calorie deficit more by increasing activity

If you only cut calories slightly below maintenance, then how do you reduce body fat without the process taking forever? Simple, you BURN more calories and increase your deficit by increasing your activity. (No brainer simple!)

First, if you're not doing so already, you should aim for three days per week of strength training with weights.

Second, you should do at least three days per week of moderate to vigorous cardiovascular exercise.

Third, if you wish to accelerate fat loss more, or if you need to break a progress plateau, you bump up your activity even further by adding additional cardio sessions or increasing the intensity or duration of your current workouts.

It also helps to get more physical activity in general, and to participate in physical hobbies, sports or recreational activities that you enjoy.

Bottom line:

The first secret to permanent fat loss is to


There are some exercise physiologists today, who call this concept "energy flux." That's a fancy way of saying, "Eat more, burn more," (instead of "eat less, exercise less"), and that's what the Burn The Fat philosophy is all about.

Monday, October 1, 2007

An Apple A D ay Keeps The Doctor Away...!!!

* Apples are absolutely fat-free!

* One apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal.
That's equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber.

* Apples are loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion
and may help reduce cancer and heart disease.

* The complex carbohydrates in apples give your body a longer, more
even energy boost compared to high-sugar snacks. Snacking on apples can
keep you going throughout the day.

* Apple consumption during pregnancy reduces risk for childhood
wheezing and asthma.

* A recent Cornell University study shows that disease-fighting
chemicals in apples could reduce the risk of breast cancer.

* A recent study shows that the nutrients in apples may improve
memory and learning. It's food for thought!

* Daily apple eaters breathe more easily due to stronger lung functioning.

* Antioxidant phytonutrients found in apples also fight the damaging
effects of "bad" LDL cholesterol to keep your heart healthy.