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Health Is Wealth But Unluckily The Opposite Is Not True

Health

Yes, health is wealth. In fact health is the real wealth. Rather it would be more accurate to say that health is the only wealth. But unluckily the opposite is not true. Here, health includes mental health as well.

Health guarantees wealth till wealth doesn’t exceed its real need. But wealth does guarantee disease when it exceeds its real need and starts getting accumulated.

Skeletal Leap throws further light on this topic in its Health Blog. You may also like to visit Skeletal Leap FAQ and Health FAQ.

Who Says Health Is Wealth?

WHO says health is wealth. 😉 In fact, everyone says. It’s an old adage.

WHO Health Definition

  • World Health OrganizationHealth is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
  • The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.
  • The health of all peoples is fundamental to the attainment of peace and security and is dependent on the fullest co-operation of individuals and States.
  • The achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.
  • Unequal development in different countries in the promotion of health and control of diseases, especially communicable disease, is a common danger.
  • Healthy development of the child is of basic importance; the ability to live harmoniously in a changing total environment is essential to such development.
  • The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health.
  • Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people.
  • Governments have a responsibility for the health of their peoples which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.

Source: WHO

Mental Health and Wellness

  • Mental HealthMental health is more than the absence of mental disorders.
  • Mental health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health
  • Mental health is determined by a range of socioeconomic, biological and environmental factors.
  • Cost-effective public health and intersectoral strategies and interventions exist to promote, protect and restore mental health.

Mental health is an integral and essential component of health. The WHO constitution states: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” An important implication of this definition is that mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.

Source: WHO

Why Health Is Important? Need of A Pro Health Approach

Health

It’s important for the reason that it indicates the quality of life we are living.

In fact, we can enjoy our wealth only to the extent our health allows us.

Whether we want to enjoy our life or else our wealth, we need to have a good health.

Clearly, we do need to adopt a pro heath approach in life.

Why Mental Health Is Important? Issue of Mental Health

Mental health is very much a part of health. Therefore it’s as important as physical health. Issue of mental health is not at all a lesser issue than the overall health issue.

Why Health Insurance Is So Expensive?

Health insurance

The business of health insurance is making big fortunes simply because the health of humanity is in peril. The risk factors are quite high hence the health insurance companies charge high premiums. Also everyone wants to be insured because the risk factors are high, hence there is no dearth of sale. So everyone pays high premiums and keeps complaining why health insurance is so expensive. 

Why Health Care Should Be Free?

The biggest logic in favor of free health care is that it is good for economic productivity. Therefore if a society wants to turn prosperous, it does need to invest in free health care. 

Health and Fitness

Health and fitness generally go hand in hand unless fitness gets an accidental blow to it.

Mental Health and Social Media – Mental Health As A Stigma – Stigmas about Mental Health

Social media participation has an addictive component attached to it. In fact social media sites know it well and take  advantage of it by designing their participating systems addictive.

This poses an obvious risk to the mental and at times physical health of the participants. Hence we need to be aware of it while using social media.

We also need to stop taking mental health as a stigma including all stigmas about mental health at every social level.

Health and Safety

Health

If occupational safety norms are not met with, it can have an adverse effect on the workers’ health. Therefore it is important that workplace safety norms are made mandatory by law.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse refers to alcoholism, drug abuse and overuse of over-the-counter medications. They have a detrimental effect on mental health also extending to physical health ultimately.

Mental Health and Wellness

Mental Health

Mental health and wellness are the two sides of the same coin in general. Both include psychological and social well being as their factors and thus act as cousins to each other.

Mental Health and Physical Health

Mind and body are dialectically related to each other. Any problem in one is bound to reflect in the other sooner or later. Hence we need to be aware of both so that one doesn’t get an opportunity to affect the other negatively.

Mental Health As A Social Issue

Mental Health

These issues have been on increase with society going more and more complex with the passage of time. They affect their victims’ behavior negatively. The more their victims, the more negative behavior in the society!

Hence sooner or later such issues do become a social issue and need to be resolved without further delay.

Health Vs Healthcare

Healthcare is not a synonym of health. Healthcare takes care of the unhealthy but it is of a limited value if it doesn’t drive them back to health. In fact, regaining health should be the ultimate target of healthcare which it rarely is. For this it needs to expand its horizons including social and environmental factors in its pharmaceutical and surgical paraphernalia.

Health Vs Wellness

Mental Health

Health focuses on eradicating illness alone. On the other hand, wellness takes it a step ahead. We can have physical health without having physical wellness.

Similarly, we can have mental health without having mental wellness. We should aim at wellness rather than eradication of physical and mental illnesses alone.

Health Vs Money

Money can buy everything else but health. It’s the only thing that cannot be bribed with money. We can’t even enjoy life without having a good health. On the other hand if it’s good, it’s always the most essential resource to generate money. Therefore the value of health is way more than the value of money in life.

Mental Health Vs Behavioral Health

Mental Health

Behavioral health springs out of mental health alone. If the latter is in order, behavior including the way we think, feel, relate and act is also in order. 

Mental Disorders Like Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the many mental disorders characterizing hallucinations, lack of interest, trouble in focusing, irrational thinking and paranoia. 

Mental Disorders Like Narcissism

Mental Health

Narcissism is another one of the many mental disorders. It characterizes excessive self-love and self-importance with arrogance and self-centered behavior disturbing people in relationship with narcissists.

Mental Illness Like Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of depression and mania causing swings in mood and energy. These alternating periods can last from days to months. 

Mental Health Vs Psychology

Mental Health

Mental health issues are psychological in their essence but at times psychology alone isn’t able to treat them. Psychology and psychiatry are two collaborative approaches that address mental health, the former with analysis and the latter with medication.

Mental Health Vs Mental Wellbeing

Mental health comprises psychological, emotional and social wellbeing which are all parts of mental wellbeing. On the other hand, mental illness characterizes disorders in the way we think, feel, relate and act.

Mental Health Vs Spiritual Health

Spiritual Health

Spiritual health deals with the level of life energy (a synonym of spirit) we can summon up and keep within. That is what all kinds of meditations aim at. When it improves, it automatically cures the most of its mental counterparts as well as adjoining physical issues. That is what Skeletal Leap as the mother of all meditations on earth has chosen to be its mission.

Summoning energy and healing lifestyle diseases are the two concerns of Skeletal Leap via completing bipedal evolution of homo sapiens.

Benefit of Health

Benefit of health is not one. These benefits are unlimited, we just need to reap those benefits

Let’s learn a bit more about the etiology and prognosis of various lifestyle diseases in this article. Knowing their ins and outs will also help us in eradicating them through Skeletal Leap more easily.  

As life evolved, so did disease.

Evolution

Life took shape via DNA replication as well as the process of adaptation. It is against this ancient code that its young genetic variants interact with modern environments. This interaction ends up in generating human disease phenotypes.

Latest developments in genomic technologies have made it possible to sequence genomes of any species from the tree of life. In fact, disease came into existence as early as unicellular life came into existence. As asymmetric cell division evolved enabling less cellular damage, this benefit got traded off with aging in the multicellular organisms.

Multicellularity further evolved many more times enabling  complex body structures with intricate communications among them. But every time it did so, it generated new evolutionary trade offs with newer disease patterns. That was how cancer came to existence. It was a direct result of increased DNA repairs and mutations in the caretaker genes. Later, gatekeeper genes appeared to regulate cell growth, communication and death, thus generating immune systems for the organism. Further evolution of immune systems generated new diseases just like multicellularity had done. Like when human immune system co-evolved with parasites, the parasite infection generated another immune response in humans.

New anatomical structures like eyes, limbs, pregnancy etc evolved through adaptation and integration of already existing genes with regulatory circuits. The resulting genes affecting many different traits shape substrates on which new diseases appear as trade offs for evolution.

Evolutionary Histories

Human Evolution

Thus evolutionary histories lie behind all diseases. These histories also get archived in our genomes. Genomic advances have enabled us to read those histories in great details.

Anatomically modern humans (AMHs) first came to exist in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Around 100,000 years ago, they started moving out of Africa and quickly spread across Eurasia. From there some parts of them expanded into Americas around 35,000 t0 15,000 years ago.

Once they migrated, they came into contact with other archaic hominin groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans. They got admixed with them carrying around 2% of their ancestry from Neanderthals which they still do. However, even in the modern African population, traces of admixture with other unknown archaic hominins have been found.

After their expansion throughout the globe, humans went through an exponential growth within the past 10,000 years. Population explosion also modified their genetic architecture of traits. This in turn increased their chances of genetic selection for different variants. That is how we find considerable differences in allele frequency among different populations with different disease risks.

(Alleles denote the variants of a certain gene; like ABO blood group is controlled by ABO gene with six variants. Allele frequency is the relative frequency of an allele at a specific locus in a population expressed as a percentage.)

Exposures to New Environments

Evolution

Exposures of different human groups to different new environments forced them for adaptation to those environs. But these rapid changes and adaptations generated complex patterns of new diseases. Hence diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other hormonal dysfunctions came to existence as lifestyle diseases from sedentary lifestyles. Ancestral alleles adapted for ancient environments increased risk of disease in modern environments. That’s how both, ancient and newly derived alleles increase the risk for disease. And that’s why ancestral risk alleles are more in African populations whereas newly derived risk alleles risk Eurasian populations more.       

What makes us get afflicted with a specific disease today is a recent genetic variation in our ancient gene systems. In fact every single person may have different genomes depending on their genetic histories. These genetic histories also change with their geographical journeys through evolution and adaptations to different environments. Newest genomic advances  have enabled us to unearth every single individual’s historical tendencies to various different illnesses in deep details. It also enables us to treat their illnesses in the most effective individualized manners. 

But the most recent environmental changes and socio-psychological factors are much bigger causes of disease than genetic disposition. What can we do with these recent environmental changes and socio-psychological factors to treat them most effectively?

Genes Existing As Alleles

DNA

Evolution has never been a perfect jump or adaptation from one stage to another. Also, the genetic changes have never been singularly sure of being the best alternative for the next stage of evolution. Genes have existed as alleles, being its more than one possible forms, coexisting at the same location on a chromosome. 

Ancestral susceptibility model proposes that the ancestral alleles were adapted  as per the ancient environments. They can generate risks of  evolutionary mismatch in modern environments and hence may cause disease. It’s because they are not flexible enough to cope with rapidly changing environments taking place during the past 10,000 years.

Here arises a very important question that needs to be answered in a very clear way. Forming of alleles is understandable as natural selection is always a trial and error process. But what makes this process so rigid that stops it from coping with rapidly changing environments flexibly? 

“A new analysis concludes that the ability of early humans to adjust to changing conditions ultimately enabled the earliest species of Homo to vary, survive, and begin spreading from Africa to Eurasia, marking a reconsideration of the evolutionary factors that drove these changes.”

Source: Early Humans’ Adaptability to Changing Environment Offers New Insights into Evolution

If it’s so, why aren’t we able to live a healthy life on earth? Let’s look into various different diseases separately to try answering this more general question regarding health and disease…

Lifestyle Diseases

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Brain Health Issue

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain illness issue as a neurodegenerative disease. It is a disease of brain cells pertaining to memory starting dying slowly. It first starts with forgetting the most recent events. Later it moves on to affect language, orientation, emotions, motivation and behavior. In the advanced stages, even the memory of habitual body functions starts getting lost. That’s when the patient starts moving towards death. It takes a few years, ranging from 3 years to 9 years, from its onset to finally succumbing to death.  

Genetic factors and environment, both play their role in the progression of disease. The strongest of the genetic factors is an allele of  apolipoprotein E (APOE) metabolizing fats in the body. Clinical depression and hypertension are also the possible risk factors.

Only 1 – 2% of the cases are inherited. Most cases are sporadic and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) afflicting after the age of 65.

I come from a family that had three of its members succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. But then there were others in the family who never contracted it. I hope I am one among those who never did, especially when I have my central fixation intact! An open crown chakra always keeps any possibility of Alzheimer’s disease afflicting the brain away.

Arthritis: A Bone Health Issue

Arthritis

Arthritis is a bone illness issue affecting joints, turning them stiff and painful along with limiting their movement. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects fingers, knees and hips. On the other hand, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects hands and feet. Other joint conditions like gout, lupus, fibromyalgia and septic arthritis  are all different types of rheumatic disease.

Arthritis in general can be any among the following types characterized by joints without any other problem along…

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout and Pseudo-gout
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Still’s Disease
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

Joint pains can also exist as a secondary symptom of some other main disease, like…

  • Psoriasis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Ehlers-Danios Syndrome
  • Iron Overload
  • Hepatitis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Sjogren’s Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with Recurrent Fever
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Whipple’s Disease
  • TNF Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome 
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Familial Mediterranean Liver
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Arthritis responds to opening all 7 chakras in one associated chronological sequence one by one, sequentially.

Atherosclerosis: An Artery Health Issue

Atherosclerosis
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Atherosclerosis as an artery illness issue develops lesions in the artery walls building atheromatous plaque narrowing them down. In fact the narrowing of arteries reduces the flow of oxygenated blood to the associated body parts. Also, with the passage of time, it may end up contracting coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease or kidney complications.

The process of building atheromatous plaque narrowing the arteries down isn’t yet properly understood. It retains low density lipoprotein in the walls of these arteries. We don’t yet know whether this retention is the cause or an effect of the entire inflammatory process..

The plaque deposited in the muscle cells of the artery walls makes them stretch to accommodate its bulk. This makes the artery wall stiff and unable to stretch further with every heartbeat.

The condition ends up in hypertension and heart condition in the due course of time. But medical science doesn’t yet know much regarding how to prevent it from taking place in the very first place. At most it bases its prognosis on hypothetical guesswork which may or may not be right at all.

Opening solar plexus and heart chakras tends to take proper care of atherosclerosis both in prevention and in cure.

Asthma: A Breathing Health Issue

Asthma

Asthma as a breathing illness issue inflames air passages to and fro the lungs generating obstruction in the breathing process. It also generates wheezing, coughing, a tightened chest and a very short breathing pattern. The episodes of asthma fits can occur at any frequency ranging from a few times a day to a few times a week.

Asthma is considered to be a psychosomatic disease, caused by a combination of genetic and environmental  factors. The disease doesn’t have any permanent cure but is manageable with the use of inhalers comprising beta-2 agonist like salbutamol and corticosteroids.

It’s a widespread disease throughout the world affecting 262 million people and killing 461,000 of them in 2019 alone.

The chakra attached to this psychosomatic disease is the solar plexus chakra which tends to set asthma right when opened.

Cancer: A Cellular Health Issue 

Cancer

Cancer as a cellular illness issue signifies uncontrolled cell growth that may spread to the neighboring parts of the body. More than 90% cases are caused by genetic mutations owing to environment and lifestyle factors. The rest of them are caused by inherited genetics.

How does a normal cell turn into a cancerous cell? In order to change its regulation, its genes must get altered in one way or another. These altered genes comprise oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Oncogenes promote cell growth and reproduction. Tumor suppressor genes inhibit cell division and survival.

Mutations cause a gain or loss of a portion of a chromosome.

So, the process develops like…

  • A mutation takes place in the error correcting system in a cell.
  • A further mutation takes place in an oncogene causing the cell to grow and reproduce more speedily.
  • A further mutation takes place in a tumor suppressor gene causing the cell to disrupt its tumor suppressing system.
  • A further mutation takes place in the signaling system of the cell causing it to send erroneous signals to its neighboring cells.

As a result the cell in question turns into a cancerous cell. In 2019, 18 million cancer cases were reported. Annually, 8.8 million deaths are caused by cancer. It’s still standing strong as a serious challenge to face in front of medical science today.

Opening crown chakra is the most instrumental in keeping cancer away. 

Chronic Liver Disease or Liver Cirrhosis: A Liver Health Issue

Liver Cirrhosis
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Chronic liver disease as a liver illness issue is a liver disruption process resulting in liver fibrosis and liver cirrhosis.

Signs of liver disease are associated with two different parameters namely signs associated with decompensation and signs associated with cause.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Nail clubbing
  • Palmar erythema
  • Spider nevi (angiomata)
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Feminising hair distribution
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Small irregular shrunken liver
  • Anaemia
  • Caput medusae

More Signs associated with the Decompensation:

  • Drowsiness (encephalopathy)
  • Hyperventilation (encephalopathy)
  • Metabolic flap/asterixis (encephalopathy)
  • Jaundice (excretory dysfunction)
  • Ascites (portal hypertension and hypoalbuminemi)
  • Leukonychia (hypoalbuminaemia)
  • Peripheral oedema (hypoalbuminaemia)
  • Bruising (coagulopathy)
  • Acid-base imbalance, most commonly respiratory alkalosis

Further Signs associated with the Cause:

  • Dupuytren’s contracture (alcohol)
  • Parotid enlargement (alcohol)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (alcohol and some drugs)
  • Cerebellar signs (alcohol and Wilson’s disease)
  • Liver enlargement (alcohol, NAFLD, haemochromatosis)
  • Kayser-Fleisher rings (Wilson’s disease)
  • Increased pigmentation of the skin (haemochromatosis)
  • Signs of right heart failure

Cirrhosis is the end stage of chronic liver disease. In 2015, 2.8 million cirrhosis cases were reported, out of which 1.3 million died. The major causes were alcoholism, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

The root chakra, the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra play the most important role in keeping liver intact.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Lungs Health Issue

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a lungs illness issue is a progressive lung disease caused by chronic respiratory issues. The condition is characterized either by emphysema or by chronic bronchitis. Emphysema breaks down the walls of enlarged airspaces resulting in irreversible lung damage.

In 2019, the condition took its toll of 2.3 million deaths. There were 174.5 million reported cases by the year 2015 making it 2.4% of the global population.

An open solar plexus chakra tends to take care of keeping chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at bay. 

Colitis: A Colon Health Issue  

Colitis
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Colitis as a colon illness issue is a chronic condition of colon inflammation. It can be there with ulcers or without ulcers.

In fact there are quite a few different types of colitis ranging from autoimmune to infectious colitis…

  • Autoimmune Colitis: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, comprising ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Microscopic Colitis: comprising lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis
  • Diversion Colitis
  • Chemical Colitis
  • iChemotherapy-induced Colitis
  • Radiation Colitis
  • Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced Colitis
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Infectious Colitis

Opening the root chakra, the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra is the most instrumental in treating colitis.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bowel Health Issue

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Irritable bowel syndrome as a bowel illness issue comprises abdominal pain with inconsistent bowel movements. There are four types of the condition…

  • IBS-D – characterized by persisting diarrhea 
  • IBS-C – characterized by persisting constipation
  • BS-M/IBS-A – characterized by persisting diarrhea and persisting constipation
  • IBS-U – characterized by neither persisting diarrhea nor persisting constipation

The condition often accompanies anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome negatively affecting the overall quality of life.

Irritable bowel syndrome is as widespread as affecting 10-15% people of the entire world population.

Again, opening the root chakra, the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra is the most instrumental in treating colitis.

Type 2 Diabetes: A Pancreatic Health Issue

Type 2 Diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes as a pancreatic illness issue is characterized by high blood sugar. It’s owing to lack of insulin produced by the body in its pancreas. 90% of diabetic cases are of type 2 diabetes. The rest 10% are of type 1 diabetes that’s autoimmune along with gestational diabetes. 

The classic symptoms of type 2 diabetes are…

  • Frequent urination (polyuria)
  • Increased thirst (polydipsia)
  • Increased hunger (polyphagia)
  • Weight loss

Also, other symptoms normally associated with the classic ones are…

  • Blurred vision
  • Itchiness
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vaginal infections
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of taste

In fact, the causative factors are a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors.

By the year 2015, 392 million people were afflicted with type 2 diabetes the world over. It shortens life-expectancy by as much as around 10 years.

Once again, opening the root chakra, the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra is the most instrumental in treating colitis.

Cardiovascular Disease: A Circulatory System Health Issue

Cardiovascular Disease
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Cardiovascular disease as a circulatory system illness issue is a category of various different diseases associated with the circulatory system…

  • Coronary artery diseases including angina and myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Valvular hear disease
  • Carditis
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Venous thrombosis

Genetics is an important factor in the disease onset and it increases the risk of contracting cardiovascular disease by 300%.

Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest cause of death throughout the world, the only exception being Africa.

The solar plexus chakra and the heart chakra play the main role in dealing with cardiovascular diseases.

Hypertension: A Circulatory System Health Issue

Hypertension
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Hypertension aka high blood pressure as a circulatory system illness issue characterizes persistently raised blood pressure in the arteries. It primarily harms a person by being a strong risk factor for…

  • Stroke
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Peripheral  arterial disease
  • Vision loss
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia

Hypertension may be primary, owing to lifestyle aberrations or genetic factors, or secondary, as a side-effect of other causes. Blood pressure is measured in terms of two readings, systolic and diastolic pressures, corresponding to maximum and minimum pressures.

The condition affects 16-37% of the global population . It was also a factor in 18% of all deaths counting to 9.4 million globally in the year 2010. 

Opening solar plexus chakra, heart chakra and crown chakra tend to do the needful to keep hypertension away.

Metabolic Syndrome: A Metabolic Health Issue

Metabolic Syndrome
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Metabolic syndrome is a metabolic illness issue. It is a condition characterized by the presence of any three of the following conditions in the body…

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High blood sugar
  • High serum triglycerides
  • Low serum high density lipoprotein

The condition affecting around 25% of population may end up in cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes if left untreated.

Opening root, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras tend to take proper care of metabolic syndrome.

Chronic Kidney Disease: A Kidney Health Issue

Chronic kidney disease as a kidney illness issue is characterized by loss of kidney function. The causative factors of the disease are…

  • Chronic Kidney DiseaseDiabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease

In the year 2016, 753 million people were affected by chronic kidney disease globally. A year before, in 2015, it had been the cause of 1.2 million deaths all over the world.

Opening root chakra, sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra is the most instrumental in treating chronic kidney disease.

Osteoporosis: A Bone Health Issue

Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis as a bone illness issue is a condition characterized by deterioration of bone tissue resulting in lower bone mass. It tends to make bones more fragile and prone to fractures.

Homo sapiens have a greater tendency to acquire the disease as they have more porous bones than other primates. It was a normal result as well as a cause of bipedalism. Porous bones in homo sapiens absorb the stress on two surfaces as compared to the stress on four in primates. Porosity also results in a lighter and flexible skeleton that is of much benefit to the homo sapiens.  

The disease is more common in females than in males. It affects 2-8% of males and 9-38% females globally. 

We can avoid osteoporosis to a great extent if we take care of adding enough calcium in our diet.

Osteoporosis responds to opening all 7 chakras in one associated chronological sequence one by one, sequentially.

More Lifestyle Diseases

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Ovaries Health Issue

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Polycystic ovary syndrome as an ovaries illness issue is an endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age. The condition develops cysts in their ovaries.

The effects and characteristics of the disease also include…

  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Excess hair
  • Acne
  • Pelvic pain
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Patches of thick, dark and velvety skin
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Anovulation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Neuroendocrine disruption    

The condition affects 4-18% of the female population globally. We don’t have any known causes or any known cure of this disease yet.

Opening sacral chakra is crucial in curing polycystic ovary syndrome 

Stroke: A Brain Health Issue

Stroke
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Stroke as a brain illness issue is a condition characterized by lack of blood flow to the parts of brain. In fact it causes brain cells to die in the parts affected. The condition has two types, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. In the former type, the less supply of blood is the causative factor. In the latter, it is bleeding that causes it. 

Also, the major risk factors causing a stroke are…

  • Hypertension
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Atrial fibrillation

In the year 2013, ischemic stroke befell 6.9 million people whereas 3.4 million had a hemorrhagic stroke globally. In 2015, stroke was the second biggest killer after coronary artery disease.

Opening solar plexus, heart and crown chakras is the most important maneuver to keep any probability of a stroke away.

Major Depressive Disorder: A Mental Health Issue

Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder aka depression as a mental health issue is a dysfunction of the mind. It also affects the thinking capacity of the brain.

The condition is characterized by…

  • Low mood
  • Low self esteem at every level
  • Loss of interest in routine as well as in fun activities 
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations

The condition, once contracted, stays for a few months to the entire lifetime. Psychiatry treats the victims with antidepressant medication along with psychotherapy. In case of emergencies like acute suicidal tendencies, the patient needs to be hospitalized for safety.

The causes are believed to be genetic, environmental as well as psychological. But nothing has yet proved to be of much help in curing the disease once and forever.

In the year 2017, major depressive disorder afflicted 163 million people globally. That makes 2% of the entire world population falling victim to it. In general depression has already started assuming epidemic proportions the world over.

My Personal Experience

Major Depressive Disorder

As per my personal experience, depression internalizes the patient’s aggressive emotions against self. For example, one of my friends had slid into its claws around 40 years ago. He could never come out of it in the true sense of the word. 

But once it happened that he got angry with me on some issue that I had been interacting with him about. And he did express his anger. During those moments of his expression, he sounded absolutely out of his depression. He sounded exactly like he used to sound before he had fallen victim to it. Once his aggressive expression was over, he again slid back into his depression. He again went back to internalizing his anger as the characteristic guilt of depression.

I don’t mean to say that aggression or anger is a healthy stance of mind. I have already told you in my stories on miracles how anger had afflicted me with succumbing to viral arthritis. What I mean to say is that aggression can bring one out of one’s depression. It can bring one to a state of so-called ‘normal’ self we are accustomed to seeing around us.

Another Personal Experience

Major Depressive Disorder

I again saw a similar process of internalizing anger in case of a ‘mad man’ on road as well. He was a schizophrenic who kept roaming aimlessly on roads talking gibberish to no specific listener in front of him. Once I was standing with a group of my trainees outside my office by the side of the road. It was then that he passed by us. One of my very aggressive trainees passed quite a derogatory remark just to make fun of him. And what we saw the next moment was an eye-opening scene.

The ‘mad man’ stopped for a moment, turned back and addressed this aggressive trainee of mine in a loud voice. His words were, “One should at least have a sense of etiquette if not anything else.”

After saying this, he again turned away falling back to speaking his gibberish to no specific person in front of him.

We were all taken aback by what we had seen and heard a moment ago. The ‘mad man’ was instantly out of his madness for those specific moments and then voluntarily slid back into it! 

Do people voluntarily take a secure asylum in their mental disorders unconsciously? Maybe they take this secure asylum through internalizing their emotions against self to avoid facing harsh realities of life outside.

It’s also something we really need doing some research on!

As far as chakras are concerned, the key chakra to fight depression is an open crown chakra.

Obesity: A Fat Accumulation Health Issue  

Obesity

Obesity as a fat accumulation issue is a debilitating condition of putting on excess fat on the body. It disrupts health, fitness and wellness. It’s quantitatively defined as body mass index (BMI) crossing 30 kilogram of body weight per meter square of height. In fact the range between 25-30 kilogram per meter square is defined as overweight.

The condition is considered to be a breeding ground for…

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Some specific cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression (in a dialectical relationship with obesity)
Obesity

Obesity also has a long list of causative factors including…

  • Dietary imbalance
  • Physical inactivity
  • Automotive devices
  • Urban lifestyle
  • Genetics
  • Excess medicinal intake
  • Mental dysfunctions
  • Endocrine disorders
Obesity

Right now, more than 42% Americans are obese. Also, the number of obese people has more than doubled in the last 30years globally. In fact by the year 2015, the US and China topped the list of obese populations in their countries. Also, by the same year, China and India topped the list of obese children in their countries globally.

Obesity throughout the world has assumed a debilitating stature as an epidemic. That is why weight loss business has become one of the most luxurious businesses the world over!

The best way to lose belly fat is opening solar plexus chakra. Doing so relaxes thoracic diaphragm which in turn makes exhalations more emphatic than inhalations while breathing. And as breathing is a 24 hour process, it loses belly fat much faster than any other weight loss method.

Vascular Dementia: A Brain Health Issue

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is a serious brain illness issue. It is a condition characterized by dementia caused by aberrations of blood supply to the brain. In fact such aberrations result in minor strokes negatively affecting cognitive status worsening slowly and gradually. Also, with the passage of time, the brain structure ends up having an irreversibly faulty cognitive status.

Vascular dementia is the second biggest cause of deaths due to dementia, the first being Alzheimer’s disease. The condition afflicts 1.5% of the population in the western countries whereas the rest of the world is still higher.

Opening the crown chakra deals with vascular dementia the most effective way.

Immune System Dysfunction:

Immune System Dysfunction

Immune system is a defensive network of biological processes aiming at protection against diseases. It first detects a pathogen whether animate or an inanimate one and then responds to it appropriately.

In fact it has two major subsystems…

  • Innate immune system – protects against any pathogen
  • Adaptive immune system – protects against pathogens with antibodies already formed against specific pathogens which is how vaccines work 

Immune system dysfunction as a protective system health issue may also cause…

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Cancer

On the other hand, immunodeficiency may stem from…

  • Genetic disease like severe combined immunodeficiency
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Use of immunosuppressive medication

Autoimmunity indicates a hyperactive immune system attacking its own healthy tissues. In fact it mistakes them to be foreign invaders. Consequently it may end up in contracting diseases like…

  • Immune System DysfunctionHashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1 
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Psoriasis
  • Grave’s disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Vasculitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Pernicious anemia’

Innate immune system is the ultimate savior as it works in a generic manner against pathogens through pattern recognition receptors. Adaptive immune system may work in a stronger manner but only against a limited few pathogens. In fact these few pathogens are the ones that the innate immune system has already built antibodies against.

Hence everything essentially falls back on the protective support system created by innate immune system alone.

Covid-19: A Worldwide Challenge to Human Health

Immune System Dysfunction

Last week (as I am writing these lines), I had a few guests at my place. In fact it was the family of a relative of mine. On their way in the airplane, all three of them had already contracted Omicron variant of Covid-19 virus. As was expected, they also passed on their virus to our family as it was extremely contagious. Even the vaccinated ones weren’t being spared from it.

As a result, my daughter and a vaccinated friend of hers who had visited us along with her went down first. Then another friend of mine who had visited me in their presence fell prey to it. After that it was my wife to contract Omicron. 

After that I should have been the next to receive the virus as there was none else left uninfected. Everyone including me kept waiting for the virus to afflict me but it just didn’t happen. In fact all of us were astonished. But then I figured it out that it might have been due to my practicing central fixation as the savior. 

Central fixation empties the mind and sets brain free turning it spontaneously intelligent along with its innate immune system. It also opens chakras through Skeletal Leap via skeletal re-posturing the body and it’s this that works wonders!

Omicron variant later entered the phase of community spread all over. But I was spared even in its closest proximity inside my own house.

Extraordinary Efficacy of Central Fixation of The Eyes, of The Body and of The Mind

Kundalini

It does speak something about extraordinary efficacy of central fixation of the eyes, of the body and of the mind!

I always felt that we, the homo sapiens all over the world, overreacted to Covid-19 and hushed up a host of vaccines even without doing their human trials. That is why even the vaccinated ones aren’t really safe against the virus and its variants. 

The other day, I received a text meme forwarded to my mobile that made me laugh out loud (which I generally don’t). Let me also give you a chance to do the same too…

The Covid Paradox : “Why Can’t I Get Inside Unvaccinated?”

Helen: ‘You can’t come in here!’

Ivan: ‘Why not?’

Helen: ‘Well because you’re unvaccinated.’ 

Ivan: ‘But I’m not sick.’

Helen: ‘It doesn’t matter.’

Ivan: ‘Well, why does that guy get to go in?’

Helen: ‘Because he’s vaccinated.’

Ivan: ‘But he’s sick!’

Helen: ‘It’s alright. Everyone in here is vaccinated.’

Ivan: ‘Wait a minute. Are you saying everyone in there is vaccinated?’

Helen: ‘Yes.’

Ivan: ‘So then why can’t I go in there if everyone is vaccinated?’

Helen: ‘Because you’ll make them sick.’

Ivan: ‘How will I make them sick if I’m NOT sick and they’re vaccinated?’ 

Helen: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’ 

Ivan: ‘But they’re vaccinated.’

Helen: ‘But they can still get sick.’ 

Ivan: ‘So what the heck does the vaccine do?’

Helen: ‘It protects them.’ 

Ivan: ‘So vaccinated people can’t spread COVID?’

Helen: ‘Oh no. They can spread COVID just as easily as an unvaccinated person.’

Ivan: ‘I don’t even know what I’m hearing anymore. Look. I’m not sick.’

Helen: ‘Ok.’

Ivan: ‘And the guy you let in IS sick.’

Helen: ‘That’s right.’

Ivan: ‘And everybody in there can still get sick even though they’re vaccinated.’

Helen: ‘Certainly.’

Ivan: ‘So why can’t I go in again?’

Helen: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’

Continued…

Ivan: ‘I’m not asking who’s vaccinated or not!’

Helen: ‘I’m just telling you how it is.’

Ivan: ‘Never mind. I’ll just put on my mask.’

Helen: ‘That’s fine.’

Ivan: ‘Now I can go in?’

Helen: ‘Absolutely not!’

Ivan: ‘But I have a mask on!’

Helen: ‘Doesn’t matter.’

Ivan: ‘I was able to come in here yesterday with a mask on.’

Helen: ‘I know.’ 

Ivan: So why can’t I come in here today with a mask on? ….If you say ‘because I’m unvaccinated’ again, I’ll break your arm.’

Helen: ‘Take it easy, buddy.’

Ivan: ‘So the mask is no good anymore.’

Helen: ‘No, it’s still good.’

Ivan: ‘But I can’t come in?’

Helen: ‘Correct.’

Ivan: ‘Why not?’

Helen: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’ 

Ivan: ‘But the mask prevents the germs from getting out.’

Helen: ‘Yes, but people can still catch your germs.’

Ivan: ‘But they’re all vaccinated.’

Helen: ‘Yes, but they can still get sick.’

Ivan: ‘But I’m not sick!!’

Helen: ‘But you can get sick. You need to be protected, that’s why you can’t come in.’

Continued…

Ivan: ‘But if I pay money for an ART test and prove that I’m not sick, I can come in and you don’t have to protect me anymore?’

Helen: ‘Yea, coz it proves that you are not sick and they can’t get sick from you’

Ivan: ‘I thought you said you want to protect me from getting sick? But now you say if I’m proven to be healthy, then I can enter cos I can’t get the vaccinated people sick. So how in the heck does that work?’ 

Helen: ‘Because you are unvaccinated and vaccinated people can catch your germs and get sick’

Ivan: ‘So isn’t really to protect me from getting sick, is it?’

Helen:’ I’m just doing my job, I don’t know anything’

How was that? 😀

We are going to look at the role of health issues in generating lifestyle diseases in our Health Blog posts.

We will also look at the role of Skeletal Leap in dealing with these health issues.

Also, don’t forget to check Skeletal Leap FAQ and Health FAQ.

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