Fortifying Bodily Substrate - To avoid disease and premature death from any cause -Most of the essential things to do daily, are cheap and easy to do.
- Vitamin D - 5000 Units daily OR Vit D2 (not as preferred) - 50,000 Units weekly (prescription) and follow up with checking levels every three months with your regular doctors - essential (level needs to be around 50 ng/ml)
- Vitamin B12 (preferably methylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin - better) 1-3 mg IM (shot) every day for 10 days and then twice weekly for life. Essential for neuronal and adrenal gland function - essential - please don't follow levels - they are not an accurate representation of cellular availability
- Mountain Rose Herbs' Curcumin Elixir (3 oz bottle for $30) - 10 drops twice a day - increase to 30-40 drops four times daily as tolerated - remember turmeric is the most potent anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-infective agent on the planet; and it also predisposes to bleeding (something to be cautious of - if one accidentally cuts one's finger chopping something for example - please hold pressure for 10-15 minutes' time or until bleeding stops whichever is later, rather than the usually recommended 2-6 minutes' duration - normal bleeding time off anti-platelet agents).
Optional - to be considered particularly if there is an acute flare of inflammatory underlying condition
- All conditions which require steroid treatment, imply the body's intrinsic source of cortisol is not working in a healthy manner (the adrenal gland). It could point to adrenal fatigue, a disease of the 21st century, which regular doctors (and all of us Indian folks actually) fail to acknowledge -
Here are some really good ways to handle adrenal fatigue: Adequate rest (8 hours' of sleep); adequate hydration (half your weight in water ounces per day); adequate exercise; adequate Vitamin C (most important - take as much as 4-6 gm, every day of Emergen-C - rapidly dissolving powder Vitamin C - this will really help heal all injuries and skin); avoid caffeinated beverages - especially coffee; avoid eating late; snack regularly (every three hours or so and avoid heavy very widely interspersed meals); fresh green leafy vegetables; meditation (which I know you already do), yoga asanas and pranayama (which are of greatest significance and raise stem cell numbers); turning conscious mind off worries with humor, and so on.........essential after a certain age
- Multivitamin and mineral nutrient tablet or Intramax (contains 400 essential nutrients and vitamins and is made in Plano, Texas) - one capful in the morning (before 6pm) everyday along with 8 oz of water at least - ideal to take this - essential
- Live probiotic - any one (curd or yoghurt or old rice water, or from pharmacy) or Zana BioJuices - 3 oz every morning (best) - optimal
- If something appears despite these preventive measures, one can use oxidative therapies or hyperbaric oxygen (write to me - I will let you know whom to go to for this) to treat - as needed
- Use of Rudraaksham beads, to negate any cause of chakra slowing down or failing to keep rotating - as needed
- Most Importantly, expanding Anaahatha Chakra - frog-like respirations at the solar plexus - with inhaling by expanding solar plexus actively (with hand on it to feel the expansion), and exhaling, by contracting lower abdomen from the lower border up - 24 times each morning and evening - to prevent and cure all diseases, according to Yoga Therapists in India - it really works - Essential