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TOOTH CAVITIES / REMINERALISATION OF TOOTH/TOOTH SENSITIVITY/ SENSITIVE TOOTH/ Build tooth cavities

Feb 26, 2016 - 0 comments

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2016.
TOOTH CAVITIES / REMINERALISATION OF TOOTH/TOOTH SENSITIVITY/ SENSITIVE TOOTH/ Build tooth cavities
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to rebuilding /preventing formation of tooth cavities with natural ways.  As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some steps mentioned in this blog. I have only listed steps that I have performed for getting rid of sensitive tooth and rebuild tooth cavity. In Ayurveda we use FOOD as MEDICINE and most of time is able rebuild what was lost because of long time misuse of harmful food lifestyle.

The CAUSE OF TOOTH DECAY OR CAVITIES:
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Enjoy too many acid-rich foods and drinks and you could erode the outer covering of your teeth, called enamel, and expose the tender layer beneath, called dentin. Don't want to give up these tart favourites? Cut the acid with a piece of cheese or glass of milk after eating. Decay, like this cavity, exposes the root of your tooth to a host of irritants: hot, cold, sweets, even air. The best ways to battle decay and keep your teeth in top form are to practice good oral hygiene, eat right, and see your dentist regularly.
Brushing regularly will clear away food residue and starve the bacteria, keeping its growth in check. In the absence of brushing, the carbohydrates that linger the longest can cause the most damage. The real cause of tooth decay is the deficiency of vital nutrients fat-soluble vitamins A D E K, calcium; phosphorus, potassium and other minerals. Also FLUORIDE may prevent RE-MINERALIZATION of tooth cavities that is why fluoride toothpaste must be avoided to enable REMINERALIZATION of tooth during the repair process.
INGREDIENTS we NEED:
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Dried Clove seeds/buds, Black Sesame seeds (contain minerals required for remineralisation), HERBAL / AYURVEDIC / NATURAL TOOTH PASTE, Wheatgrass powder for swishing mouth for 2 -3 weeks, Regular MILK & CHEESE without sugars. You must avoid acid forming food like MEAT, SUGAR, and processed foods during repair process.


STEPS to recovery:
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1) For next several weeks swish your mouth with wheatgrass powder added to water (1tsp added to water). If you are swishing then throw this water away after each swish. You may also use Apple cider vinegar added water for swishing.
2) It is SALIVA that will bring minerals to the teeth so chew or eat black sesame seeds after finishing every meal or snack. SESAME seeds are very alkaline and help create alkaline environment in mouth thus preventing DE-MINERALIZATION of teeth. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH ALKALINE DURING REPAIR PROCESS hence eating sesame seeds after every meal or snack is very important step for next few months. Always keep a jar of black sesame / cloves seeds handy to be used after every meal or snack. Just 1 small TSP of sesame seeds or 3-4 cloves is enough after every meal.
3) Also chew and eat Clove seed (3-4, at least 3 times a day) after every major meal for next several months. This is to prevent bacterial infusion of teeth’s.
4) You may also cut the acid in mouth with a piece of cheese or glass of milk after eating.
5) USE NATURAL toothpaste like Earth Toothpaste, vicco vajradanti or any other AYURVEDIC or HERBAL toothpaste which does not have fluoride as fluoride may prevent remineralisation as per available studies.
6) The idea is to keep environment in mouth ALKALINE after every meal so eating sesame seeds and cloves after meal is a important step in preventing demineralisation of teeth’s and preventing cavities in future.
http://wakingscience.com/2016/02/fluoride-officially-classified-as-a-neurotoxin-in-worlds-most-prestigious-medical-journal/
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/sesame-seeds.html
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3070/2
Tooth Pastes I googled: natural brands such as Earthpaste, Desert Essence, Uncle Harry’s Toothpaste Dr. Bronner’s toothpaste line (please verify that they are natural toothpastes and do not contain fluorides). vicco vajradanti / Himalaya / Patanjali / Dabur from India brands toothpastes.


HOW TO CURE COLD / STREP THROAT NATURALLY

Feb 08, 2016 - 1 comments
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Cold

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Strep Throat

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cough

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belly breathing

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diaphragmatic



HOW TO CURE COLD / STREP THROAT NATURALLY
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** The method described below must be exercised by you only using your correct judgement or if you feel that what is written may work for you. Please exercise your own judgement when following the method or steps below. Some principals of AYURVEDA & Breathing exercises are used. This is not a sure shot method so you may talk to your doctor to get better idea. I just describe below what I did when severe form of cold struck on me**
When the COLD / STREP Throat struck
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It starts with a runny nose which goes on for several hours or 1-2 days at least draining all your salts from body making you feel feverish (without fever) , tired and fatigued. The side effect could be a strep throat where you feel as if your throat is like a coarse paper.

The Ingredients you need:
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Cayenne pepper (Red chillies powder) gargle for throat 3-4 times a day, ELECTROLYTE POWDER (It works by replacing electrolytes and carbohydrates in the body to prevent dehydration), PRANAYAM technique to open up breathing path and Sinuses without use of inhalers, Warm water one glass every two hours occasionally added/mix with a pinch (0.5 gram) of turmeric powder and good old Vicks vaporab.

Steps to manage the cold / strep throat
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1. We will let the cold run its course which may take 1-2 days or more. During this time:
2. Gargle the throat with Cayenne pepper added water 3-4 times a day to prevent strep throat.
3. Drink Warm water every 1-2 hours (sometimes add a pinch of turmeric powder to water)
4. Use vicks vaporub at night for inside nostrils.
5. If not able to breathe because of closing of sinuses or breathing path, use BREATHING EXERCISE several times in a day to open up sinuses without use of inhalers.
Just take a small INHALE from one nostril (alternate between left and right nostril) while closing the other nostril and pinch close your nostril (using index finger and thumb) and hold breathe for at least 20-30 seconds (Or to the point where you feel like taking another breathe) and then exhale slowly from other nostril for each step. FLEX YOUR NOSTRIL DURING PINCH HOLD OF nostrils using the air pressure that is built during hold. If you have a FORCEFUL exhale after hold, then you have hold for good time. Repeat this till you feel that sinuses have opened up.
6. After the cold/runny nose has stopped, the feeling of being fatigued or tiredness will continue as your body fluids with electrolytes loss has weakened your immune system.  During this time you may decide to use one Electrolyte powder drink daily for 2-3 days or till you feel good. I felt good just after 2 such electrolyte drinks. Please look for side effects and dosage for electrolyte yourself.
The other way is to drink Coconut water daily till the fatigue is gone.
7. Apart from this, I used over the counter dry cough syrups and herbal remedies like hot soups and warm milk added with a pinch of turmeric powder and coconut water or NEEM/TULSI capsules alongside to carry on smoothly during the cold attack.
8. Also it helps to shift you breathing pattern to belly rather than from chest or nose, meaning we use belly to breathe IN. During this process during Breathing IN the stomach INFLATES and during exhale STOMACH collapses. You would notice calm breathing where Nose is idle and hence no sound of breathing comes. This technique also prevents hyperventilation which is prime cause of COLD as free particles generated on account of hyperventilation (rapid breathing) must be removed through nose in form of cold symptoms.
DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly) to prevent hyperventilation (rapid breathing)
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 Sit comfortably in an upright chair. When you are first learning, it may be helpful to lie down on the floor or a bed, which makes it easier for your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.
 Rest one hand on chest and other hand lightly on your abdomen/belly, about one inch above your navel. You must experience belly rising during correct process.
 Inhale gently, expanding your belly as you do so. You should feel your belly expanding beneath your hand during each INHALE. If chest is expanding during inhale then you are doing it wrong. Consciously feel your belly inflating during each inhale.
 Exhale softly, contracting/collapsing your belly as you do so, feeling it contract. During exhale you can see your stomach flattening or going in.
 Do above steps at least 5 times every day just before you go to sleep to shift the breathing to belly. You will notice this brings in SOUNDLESS breathing as instead of NOSE your belly is used for each INHALE.




How to lose FAT or do a weight loss with BREATHING

Oct 06, 2015 - 0 comments
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Weight Loss

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Losing weight



How to lose FAT or do a weight loss with BREATHING
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• There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss. Excess carbs and proteins are converted into chemical compounds called triglyceride's (which consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) and then stored in the lipid droplets of fat cells.
• To lose weight, you’re attempting to metabolize those triglycerides, and that means unlocking the carbon that’s stored in your fat cells.
• So; losing 10 kilograms of human fat requires the inhalation of 29 kilograms of oxygen, producing 28 kilograms of carbon dioxide and 11 kilograms of water. That’s the metabolic fate of fat.

How does the weight loss happen? The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, Reference URL: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/where-does-your-fat-go-when-you-lose-weight

SO HOW DO WE LOSE FAT THEN? SIMPLE; with breathing exercise
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BREATHING EXERCISE for WEIGHT LOSS
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Stand in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a single inhale from NOSE, as if you are sipping from Air.
3) Now, INHALE from MOUTH; as if you are sipping from Air. KEEP your mouth closed always after inhale.
4) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and start BRISK WAKING from point A to point B and Point B to Point A. Count number of times you covered each point.
5) Try holding for at least 30-40 seconds or more. Hold; till STRONG URGE TO BREATH. At this time you feel like doing forceful inhale exhales.
6) Release your nose and EXHALE. Exhale fully, several time using both, Nose/MOUTH.
7) Repeat steps above 5-7 times. This exercise can be done in sitting position also but you must hold after Inhale for at least 30-40 seconds.
8) You can also perform this exercise at home walking from one wall to another or in a sitting position.
9) You can also perform this exercise any time and many times during the day whenever you are free to do it.
10) In around 8 to 12 weeks you would have seen major change in belly and other fat.


RECOVERY STEPS- ASTHMA / FREQUENT Cold & Cough

Sep 26, 2015 - 2 comments
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Asthma Cold cough breathing exercise/yoga pranayam ayurveda



                                                                            Last updated: 01-Nov-16.
RECOVERY STEPS- ASTHMA / FREQUENT Cold & Cough
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If you are one of those who experienced frequent cold cough issues then you have reached the right blog. Normal people face cold cough issues 2-3 times a year but some of us face these many times a year and sometimes once every month or every few weeks. It was almost impossible to sit under running fan and drink anything cold. Frequent cold cough causes necessary body salts to be consumed and hence you always feel fatigues after each episode of cold cough specially if have frequent episodes of these. Hence consumption of coconut water or electrolytes after each episode may help us recover fast from fatigue caused by frequent cold coughs.
With these breathing exercises you would have got rid of ANXIETY / Asthma / Frequent cold cough / improved vision and hearing and several other hidden problems.
We will use following mechanism to bring this problem of frequent cold cough /Asthma to end:-
• We may have weak Nose airways, lungs and diaphragm which are inactive or weak or stiff.
• The weak upper jaw area where nose is structured and also sensitive inside skin of nostrils causes may be primary reason for frequent cough & free particles build-up.
• Strengthen LUNGS with help of CO2 build exercise that dilate the breathing path
• Strengthen and activate DIAPHRAGM with help of specific exercises to make sure that during walking and sleeping we are using belly/diaphragm to breathe and avoid breathing through nose. We have to avoid shallow breathing that is done through nose.
• Learning to breathe in specific manner as described in exercise (2)
The mechanism to frequent cold cough cure is simple and can be followed easily. 1) Clear or Open up breathing path with Co2 build exercised which are immediately followed by O2 build exercises that fill lungs with fresh O2 and also making sure NEVER TO INHALE through MOUTH throughout the day or in sleep. 2) Exercise that strengthen the upper jaw and sensitive nostrils through forceful deep inhale and forceful exhales till you cannot do it anymore
In shallow breathing you see your chest area inflating and deflating with each breath or inhale exhale. This shallow breathing is what causes free particles in breathing path thereby giving bacteria and viruses much needed humid space to reside in humid environment thus created inside breathing path.
Ideally your stomach /diaphragm inflate up with each inhale and goes flat with each exhale. This is the breathing that we have to achieve to get rid of cold cough issues. If your stomach is flat while breathing means you may have weak diaphragm and must be resolved through right breathing exercises.
The two pronged approach of opening up Nose Airways/breathing path (through increasing Co2 tolerance) and DIAPHRAGM STRENGTHENING is used to get rid of the problem. YOU MUST reach a minimum breathe hold (exercise 1) of 30-40 seconds when done in sitting position or at least 25-33 steps when done in walking style from point A to Point B.
In AYURVEDA they believe that any chronic disease with “FOOD AS MEDICINE” along with PRANAYAM or BREATHING EXERCISES can cure most of diseases and somehow with my own personal experience I have come to believe that it is true most of time. I have resolved my cold cough issues following these exercises and after around 8-10 months of research on myself when performing these breathing exercises.
As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some exercises mentioned in this blog. I have only mentioned exercises that I have practically used myself on day to day basis to get rid of chronic issues that I faced.



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BEFORE YOU START BREATHING EXERCISE PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING POINTS:
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• Fast Inhale & Fast Exhale type of breathing will only make you light headed and will cause low blood pressure making you dizzy. This type of exercise will lower your CO2 in blood and thus will cause less O2 to be brought to blood and to cells.
• No matter how you look at it, the more oxygen you have in your body during and after exercise, the better you will perform and the faster you will recover!
• CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is the mechanism we use to DIALTE and open up breathing path. Inhale from mouth shall be avoided.
• We build CO2 by holding/closing the nostril and we try to increase our CO2 tolerance by holding it as much possible (Minimum 30-45 seconds hold while sitting or at least 25-33 walking steps while holding the breath)
• If you have cardiovascular or heart related issues then you must perform breathing exercises moderately and gradually increase the hold count.
• During all breathing exercises; gently FLEX your nose during pinch hold with help of air pressure that is created during hold.
• YOU MUST NEVER sleep on stomach as doing so may interfere with diaphragm breathing resulting in free particle creation and cold cough issues when you wake up.
• All forceful deep Inhales must be done using technique described for shifting breathe to stomach area i.e. place one hand on chest , other on stomach to feel that breathing is being done using diaphragm / belly and you see your stomach INFLATING with each deep inhale making sure that your chest is still during breathing.
• During cold, First thing in morning I would gargle with Cayenne pepper added WATER. Add 3-4 gram of cayenne pepper (Red chillies powder) to half glass of water and use this water for gargle to avoid strep throat during cold infection.

EXERCISE (1) (STARTING FROM EXHALE, Build Co2) for Asthma and Lungs Strengthening
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1. Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2. Stand in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3. NOW EXHALE FROM NOSE to remove all air from lungs.
4. HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and start BRISK WAKING from point A to point B and Point B to Point A. Count number of times you covered each point.
5. Ideal hold time is minimum 30-45 seconds when done in sitting position and at least 25-33 Steps when done in walking from point A to Point B and reverse.
6. During all breathing exercises; gently FLEX your nostrils during pinch hold with help of air pressure that is created during hold.
7. YOU MUST Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH.  
8. Release your nose, and do your breathing in a pattern as described in exercise (2) below. Do this exercise (2) for at least 7-12 times for each exercise(1) step
9. For every step of exercise (1) you will perform minimum 12-20 steps of exercise (2) when releasing nostril after a pinch hold.

EXERCISE (2) ACTIVATE / STENGTHEN DIAPHRAGM and also to strengthen upper jaw area and sensitive nostrils, exercise to get rid of frequent cold cough issues that you see first thing in morning
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To Activate and strengthen the diaphragm use following steps:

• We will always breathe using this technique.
• Stand up straight Or, Lie on the floor or bed face up with knees slightly bent
• Or just sit down with torso in upright position. Close your mouth and prepare it to take deep inhale. You will notice your mouth taking a monkey like upper and lower jaws shape.
• Place your one hand lightly on your stomach and other hand on your chest.
• Take a  forceful Deep inhale through NOSE using power of nose as if you are trying to reach the inhaled air to stomach area making sure stomach is inflated after each such powerful inhale. You shall hear a coarse noise with each inhale since you are doing a very forceful deep inhale.
• At the point when the stomach is complete inflated hold for 1-2 seconds before next forceful exhale with a snap.
• Let the stomach fall naturally when breathing out by relaxing the diaphragm.
• The above steps to be done every time before sleep and also before you walk or even after every meal during initial period. This will help activate diaphragm breathing which is inactivated somehow as of now.
• You must do minimum of 12-20 such deep inhale exhales or till you cannot do it anymore. This will strengthen your upper jaw area and sensitive nostrils.
• Use power of your Nose and belly / Diaphragm to inhale air through nose for each step.
• Just this one exercise is sufficient to give you benefits but you must do this minimum of 12-20 repeats in one go for each steps or till you cannot do it anymore. It would require at least 60-100 repetitions of this exercise every day to give you permanent relief from cold cough issues.
• Do 3-5 repeats of this exercise just before sleep, before or after every meal.

EXERCISE 3:  (Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique (Modified for this blog)) Apart from improving your vision, this Sufi Breathing Technique is known to prevent hair loss and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. If standing then place your feet about shoulder width apart. This exercise can be done standing or sitting as per your choice.
 Take a FULL deep EXHALE. Remove all air thus.
 Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger.
 Bend over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
 Hold your breath in this position for 15 to 45 seconds, or as long as you comfortably can. While you are in this lowered position, you will feel a strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, mouth and tongue, and a flushed feeling from your chest to the top of your head.
 Finally, stand up and release nostrils and perform breathing as in exercise (2) {Belly breathing] for 12-20 times.
 IF you are not healthy then cut back to holding your breath for only 10 to 20 seconds with your head lowered, and build up to 40 seconds over a few weeks.
 Do these exercise at least twice and maximum 4 times in a day.
 For every step of exercise (3) you will perform 12-20 steps of exercise (2) when releasing nostril after a pinch hold.

Okay just follow these steps (1-4) to recover from Asthma Cold Cough issues
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During cold infection First thing in morning gargle with Cayenne pepper added water. Add 3-4 gram of cayenne pepper (Red chillies powder) to half glass of water and use this water for gargle.
1. Twice Perform exercise (1) FOR EACH NOSTRIL (2; starting from exhale), hold till strong urge to breathe again). When exhaling, PINCH-HOLD ONE NOSTRIL and EXHALE FROM OTHER NOSTRIL FOR EACH STEP. During exhale, do Inhale exhales from only one nostril keeping other nostril closed and reverse this for each nostril. Perform at least 2 times for each nostril
2. 3-4 times perform exercise (1) along with exercise (2) as mentioned in exercise (1)
3. Twice perform exercise (3) along with exercise (2) as mentioned in exercise (3)
4. Also just before sleep you must use exercise (2) to activate diaphragm. During this time Use power of your Nose & belly / Diaphragm to inhale air through nose for each step and making sure that chest is still and only belly is inflating.
5. YOU MUST NEVER sleep on stomach as doing so may interfere with diaphragm breathing resulting in free particle creation and cold cough issues when you wake up.
6. All Inhales must be done using technique described for shifting breathe to stomach area i.e. place one hand on chest , other on stomach to feel that breathing is being done using diaphragm / belly and you see your stomach INFLATING with each inhale making sure that your chest is still during breathing.
7. Just this one exercise (2) is sufficient to give you benefits but you must do this minimum of 12-20 repeats in one go for each steps or till you cannot do it anymore. It would require at least 60-100 repetitions of this exercise every day to give you permanent relief from cold cough issues.
8. Any time you find yourself panting (rapid breathing) make sure that you are not breathing from nose but using power of your belly to inhale exhale as in exercise (2). Shift your breathing to stomach always as described above. Make sure to shift breathing to stomach area several times in a day using technique described in exercise (2)