WESTERNORS WONDER ARE THERE MANY GODS IN HINDUISM

if Hinduism has so many gods, how do you know which ones to worship? The point is that the devas affect all levels of universal activities, including the weather, or who is bestowed with particular opulences such as riches, beautiful wife or husband, large family, good health, etc. For example, one could worship Agni for getting power, Durgadevi for good fortune, Indra for good sex life or plenty of rain, or the Vasus for getting money. Such instruction is in thekarma-kanda section of the Vedas which many people considered to be the most important part of Vedic knowledge. This is for helping people acquire the facilities for living a basic material existence.

However, another view of the Vedic gods is that they represent different aspects of understanding ourselves, especially through the path of yoga and meditation. For example, the god of wind is Vayu, and is related to the practice of yoga as the breath and its control in pranayama. Agni is the god of fire and relates to the fire of consciousness or awareness. Soma relates to the bliss in the samadhi of yoga practice. Many of the Vedic gods also represent particular powers of yoga and are related to the different chakras in the subtle body. It is accepted that as a person raises his or her consciousness through the chakras, he or she will attain the level of awareness and the power and assistance that is associated with the particular divine personality related to that chakra.

In Bhagavad-gita (3.10-12). It is stated that in the beginning the Lord of all beings created men and demigods along with the sacrifices to Lord Vishnu that were to be performed. The Lord blessed them saying that these sacrifices will enable men to prosper and attain all desirable things. By these sacrificial duties the demigods will be pleased and the demigods will also please you with all the necessities of life, and prosperity will spread to all. But he who enjoys what is given by the demigods without offering them in return is a thief.

The Rig-veda (1.22.20) explains: “The demigods are always looking to that supreme abode of Vishnu.” Bhagavad-gita (17.23) also points out: “From the beginning of creation, the three syllables om tat sat have been used to indicate the Supreme Absolute Truth (Brahman). They were uttered by brahmanas while chanting the Vedic hymns and during sacrifices, for the satisfaction of the Supreme.” In this way, by uttering om tat sat, which is stressed in Vedic texts, the performers of the rituals for worshiping the demigods were also offering obeisances to Lord Vishnu for its success. The four Vedas mainly deal with material elevation and since Lord Vishnu is the Lord of material liberation, most sacrifices were directed toward the demigods.

 Krishna goes on to explain (in Bhagavad-gita 7.21-23) that when a person desires to worship a particular demigod for the temporary and limited fruits he or she may bestow, Krishna, as the Supersoul in everyone’s heart, makes that person’s faith in that demigod steady. But all the benefits given by any demigod actually are given by Krishna alone, for without whom no one has any power. The worshipers of the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but worshipers of Krishna reach Krishna’s spiritual abode.

Thus, as one progresses in understanding, it is expected that they will gradually give up the pursuit for temporary material pleasures and then begin to endeavor for reaching the supreme goal of Vedic knowledge. For one who is situated in such knowledge and is self-realized, the prescribed duties in the Vedas for worshiping the demigods are unnecessary. As Bhagavad-gita (3.17-18) explains, for one who is fully self-realized, who is fully satiated in the self, delights only in the self, there is no duty or need to perform the prescribed duties found in the Vedas, because he has no purpose or material desires to fulfill.

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ARE THERE MANY GODS ? PART- 2

if Hinduism has so many gods, how do you know which ones to worship? The point is that the devas affect all levels of universal activities, including the weather, or who is bestowed with particular opulences such as riches, beautiful wife or husband, large family, good health, etc. For example, one could worship Agni for getting power, Durgadevi for good fortune, Indra for good sex life or plenty of rain, or the Vasus for getting money. Such instruction is in thekarma-kanda section of the Vedas which many people considered to be the most important part of Vedic knowledge. This is for helping people acquire the facilities for living a basic material existence.

The reciprocation between the demigods and society is explained in Bhagavad-gita (3.10-12). It is stated that in the beginning the Lord of all beings created men and demigods along with the sacrifices to Lord Vishnu that were to be performed. The Lord blessed them saying that these sacrifices will enable men to prosper and attain all desirable things. By these sacrificial duties the demigods will be pleased and the demigods will also please you with all the necessities of life, and prosperity will spread to all. But he who enjoys what is given by the demigods without offering them in return is a thief.

In this way, it was recommended that people could perform sacrificial rituals to obtain their desires. However, by the performance of such acts they should understand their dependent position, not only on the demigods, but ultimately on the Supreme Being. As further explained in Bhagavad-gita (3.14-15), all living beings exist on food grains, which are produced from rain, which is produced by the performance of prescribed sacrifices or duties. These prescribed duties are described in the Vedic literature, which is manifest from the Supreme Being. Therefore, the Supreme is eternally established in acts of sacrifice.

Although the demigods may accept worship from the human beings and bless them with particular benedictions according to the sacrifices that are performed, they are still not on the level of the Supreme Lord Vishnu (who is an incarnation of Lord Krishna). The Rig-veda (1.22.20) explains: “The demigods are always looking to that supreme abode of Vishnu.” Bhagavad-gita (17.23) also points out: “From the beginning of creation, the three syllables om tat sat have been used to indicate the Supreme Absolute Truth (Brahman). They were uttered by brahmanas while chanting the Vedic hymns and during sacrifices, for the satisfaction of the Supreme.” In this way, by uttering om tat sat, which is stressed in Vedic texts, the performers of the rituals for worshiping the demigods were also offering obeisances to Lord Vishnu for its success. The four Vedas mainly deal with material elevation and since Lord Vishnu is the Lord of material liberation, most sacrifices were directed toward the demigods.

In Bhagavad-gita, however, Lord Krishna points out that men of small knowledge, who are given to worldly desires, take delight in the flowery words of the Vedas that prescribe rituals for attaining power, riches, or rebirth in heaven. With their goal of enjoyment they say there is nothing else than this. However, Krishna goes on to explain (in Bhagavad-gita 7.21-23) that when a person desires to worship a particular demigod for the temporary and limited fruits he or she may bestow, Krishna, as the Supersoul in everyone’s heart, makes that person’s faith in that demigod steady. But all the benefits given by any demigod actually are given by Krishna alone, for without whom no one has any power. The worshipers of the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but worshipers of Krishna reach Krishna’s spiritual abode.

Thus, as one progresses in understanding, it is expected that they will gradually give up the pursuit for temporary material pleasures and then begin to endeavor for reaching the supreme goal of Vedic knowledge. For one who is situated in such knowledge and is self-realized, the prescribed duties in the Vedas for worshiping the demigods are unnecessary. As Bhagavad-gita (3.17-18) explains, for one who is fully self-realized, who is fully satiated in the self, delights only in the self, there is no duty or need to perform the prescribed duties found in the Vedas, because he has no purpose or material desires to fulfill.

TO BE CONTD. 

ARE THERE MANY GODS-PART-1

THERE ARE NOT MANY GODS

Sometimes people raise a point of confusion that they have regarding the Vedic culture. They think there are too many gods. They ask why there are so many gods, and which one should a person choose to worship? First of all, there is only one God. His virtues are manifested in different ways, such as Bhagavan, Paramatma, and Brahman. Without comprehending all three aspects of the Supreme, a person will not have a full understanding of God. 

            If we properly analyze the situation, we will understand that there is but one Supreme Being who has many agents or demigods who assist in managing the creation and the natural forces within. And, like anyone else, if they are properly approached with prayer or worship, they may help facilitate the person by granting certain wishes that may be within the jurisdiction of that demigod.

In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, chapter 3, Yagyavalkya has said that in reality there are only 33 gods and goddesses. Of these 8 are Vasus, 11 Rudras, 12 Adityas, and Indra and Prajapati. The 8 Vasus include fire, earth, air, sky (space), sun, Dyau, moon and the planets. Entire mankind depends upon these. The five gyanindriya (the five senses of perception, namely the eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin), the five karmindriya(the five organs of action, namely hands, feet, larynx, organs of reproduction and the anus) and the soul comprise the 11 Rudras. The 12 months of the year are referred to as the 12 Adityas. The clouds are Devraj Indra, and nature, or the will of the Supreme Being, is referred to as Prajapati. Then there are also other positions that are considered major or minor devas. According to the Vedas, the devas are not imaginary or mythological beings, but are agents of the Supreme Will to administer different aspects of the universal affairs. They also represent and control various powers of nature. Thus, they manifest in the physical, subtle or psychic levels of our existence both from within and without. In this way, a transcendentalist sees that behind every aspect of nature is a personality.

The whole universe depends principally upon six divine forces – fire, earth, air, sky, Aditya and Dyau. When the religious texts have said that there are only 33 gods and goddesses, or forces that govern this universe, the words 33 koti as used in the original text have been misinterpreted to mean 33 crores (330 million) gods and goddesses, instead of 33 categories of divine forces.

The Rig-Veda (1/164/46) explains: An embodiment of truth, knowledgeable persons know the Supreme Being in different forms and different names. The Supreme Being is known by names like Agni, Yama, Matrishva, Indra, Varun, Divya, Suparn, Gurutman and many more. The religious texts are full of such narratives. Yet, the truth is that there is only one God. We see Him in different forms and with different names.

The names of these gods are considered offices or positions, rather than the actual name of the demigod. For example, we may call the president of the country by his personal name, or simply Mr. President. It’s the position itself that allows for him to have certain powers or areas of influence. In the case of the devas, it is only after accumulating much pious credit that a living being can earn the position of being a particular demigod. Then a person may become an Indra, or Vayu, or attain some other position to assume specific powers, or to control various aspects of material energy.

Another example is that when you walk into a big factory, you see so many workers and all that they are doing. You may initially think that these workers are the reason for whatever goes on in the factory. However, more important than the workers are the foremen, the managers, and then the executives. Amongst these you will find people of varying degrees of authority. Someone will be in charge of designing the products. Another may be the Chief Financial Officer or main accountant. Another may be in charge of personnel, while someone else may be in charge of maintenance in the factory itself. Finally, a chief executive officer or president of the company is the most important of all. Without him there may not even be a company. You may not see the president right away, but his influence is everywhere since all the workers are engaging in projects according to his decisions. The managers and foremen act as his authorized agents to keep things moving accordingly. The numerous demigods act in the same way concerning the functions of nature, all of whom represent some aspect or power of the Supreme Will. That’s why it is sometimes said there are 33 million different gods in Hinduism. Actually, there may be many forms, avataras, or aspects of God, but there is only one God, or one Absolute Truth.

This is often a confusing issue to people new to Vedic philosophy. We often hear the question among Westerners that if Hinduism has so many gods, how do you know which ones to worship? The point is that the devas affect all levels of universal activities, including the weather, or who is bestowed with particular opulences such as riches, beautiful wife or husband, large family, good health, etc. For example, one could worship Agni for getting power, Durgadevi for good fortune, Indra for good sex life or plenty of rain, or the Vasus for getting money. Such instruction is in thekarma-kanda section of the Vedas which many people considered to be the most important part of Vedic knowledge. This is for helping people acquire the facilities for living a basic material existence.

to be contd 

WHAT IS MEANT BY SPIRUTUALITY

WHAT IS MEANT BY SPIRITUALITY

Spirituality is the relentless pursuit of the highest Truth and one’s real spiritual identity beyond the physical body and as part of the Supreme Spirit. It is the process of attaining direct spiritual realization, which far surpasses blind faith, and is based on attaining one’s own experience of self-realization. It is beyond conventional forms of religion that often keep one bound to a dogma or set of beliefs, when direct perception and experience of spiritual Truth will take one to seeing the spiritual realities that are described in the Vedic texts. 

 

WHAT IS SELF-REALIZATION

Self-realization is directly perceiving one=s real identity as the higher Self within the body, higher than the mind or intellect, but beyond all material components or influences. It is the stage of enlightenment and seeing what and who you really are. The true Self is not limited to material conditions. Its nature is eternal, blissful consciousness. When one truly recognizes that one=s own Self is the same as the soul in all beings, one becomes an embodiment of peace, love, and compassion capable of uplifting the world.

 

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL CULTURE

Culture is the development of the beliefs, skills, arts, crafts, etc., of a people. Spiritual culture is the manifestation of the divine, pure nature of human beings, by the society or the country as a result of practice and expression over a long period of time. It is expressed through music, dance, writings and places of worship. Any other form that doesn’t rest its base on the divine nature of all beings cannot be the contributor to the integrated spiritual culture. The Vedic system is for doing exactly this.

 

Hindus respect other religions. It is not difficult for them to see various levels of spiritual truth in other spiritual paths. But all religions take their practitioners to different levels of philosophical understanding, spiritual knowledge, levels of consciousness, and different abilities to perceive spiritual Truth. So all religions are not the same. This is why members of some religions are more congenial and respectful toward members of other religions, while some members of particular religions are not respectful toward those that are different, are quick to call them infidels and other derogatory names, and say that they are going to hell, or tell them that they need to convert in order to be “saved”. This is certainly due to a different perspective and a lack of understanding that we all worship the same Supreme Being, though in different ways or expressions. Thus, religions can be compared to the difference between an abridged dictionary and one that is unabridged. They both contain the same knowledge, but one is more complete than the other. If you are going to have a dictionary, you might want to get the best one available, and that would be the unabridged dictionary, or the one that is most complete in its knowledge. And that is like the Vedic spiritual texts, which compiles a library of texts for those who want to understand the intricacies of spiritual knowledge. 

WHAT IS MEANT BY PRAYER and MANTRA

WHAT IS PRAYER

 

Prayer is an act of love for God, usually expressed in the form of remembrance of the Supreme Being, Almighty, and Absolute Self, explicitly or implicitly.   It is a momentary or prolonged withdrawal from the self-centered world, in the shelter and protection of God, submitting and Submerging The Self (Ego) To Him Completely.   Prayer can take place involuntarily or by design. It can be invoked silently or vocally, by reciting self-made words or prescribed text, in solitude or in communion with others, including accompaniment of music.

Recitation Of Scriptural Verses or Popular Songs As A Prayer  is quite common, particularly in the Hindu tradition. Such recitation is helpful in creating a devotional atmosphere, and beneficial for those who to increase their meditation on the Absolute Being. The positive quality of sound in Disciplining The Mind, especially in a group situation, such as in Bhajans and Kirtanas, is well recognized.

The question whether the devotee should or should not ask anything from God  is best left to the devotee and his or her relationship with God.    As children of God, we may be tempted to ask for certain boons from the Father.   But as we mature spiritually (analogous to a child growing up), our expectations, hopefully, dwindle and we visit God’s house and memory for the memory-sake and devotion alone.   At that time, our faith and submission of the self are adequate for supporting and sustaining us; there is little need to ask for anything else.

 

WHAT IS A MANTRA

A mantra is a sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer or meditation. The chanting of mantras helps to open the heart and mind to clear consciousness, which is the reality of our true identity as a spiritual being. Mantras also create an uplifting and meditative atmosphere for inner communion and one-pointedness of our concentration.  There are numerous Sanskrit mantras for a variety of purposes. Many mantras are often used as a form of greeting as well.   

The Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra, or great mantra for deliverance. This is: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

            Aum (or OM):   According to the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of India, OM is a symbol for the Absolute Reality, and is a name of God. It is also the first Sanskrit letter and the first word in many Sanskrit mantras. This is also used as a greeting in such form as  Hari Om,   meaning salutations to the Divine as Hari, the Supreme who gives auspiciousness and removes obstacles. Another greeting is Hari bol,  which means chant the names of Hari, God. 

            Om Namah Shivaya: This means A Salutations to the Absolute in the form of Shiva.

           Om Namo Narayanaya – Salutations to the Absolute in the form of Vishnu.

            Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu:   May all beings everywhere be happy.

          .Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

 

WHAT ARE BHAJANS AND KIRTANS

In Bhakti-Marga (the path of Devotion), a number of rituals are adopted by the devotee to remember and worship God or the deity (personal god) of choice. An important ritual or medium of worship is to offer prayer in the form of devotional songs describing godly attributes, singing praise, and invoke the deity’s grace and benediction. Such devotional songs are called Bhajans.     Often Bhajans are sung collectively and with accompaniment of music, with repetitive rendering of lines.

Vocal repetition of Mantras is helpful towards mental concentration and Bhajanas can be regarded to have a similar effect. A variation of Bhajan is called Kirtan, where just one or two lines are repeated indefinitely over a period of time.   Bhajan-Kirtan can be heard in temples and homes in the course of doing puja (worship) of deities. Often these Bhajans are popular songs and poems composed by celebrated saints and devotees, such as Tulsidas, Suradas, Meerabai, Tukaram, and Kabir.

 

WHAT IS PRASADA

This is a Sanskrit term meaning God=s mercy.    This is often in reference to sacred food after it has been offered to the Deity in the temple, or when food is handed out by the pure or great saintly devotee or holy person. Such sacred food, which is considered to become spiritually surcharged, is honored by carefully accepting it when received.

 Sreenivas Desabhatla

LACTOSE INTOLERENCE [ ALLERGY TO DAIRY PRODUCTS IN INFANTS]

An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or ‘trigger’ that is typically harmless to other people. Examples of allergies include hayfever, asthma, eczema, hives and food allergy.

  1. At present there is no safe and effective treatment for allergies, except to avoid the allergen. But avoidance can prove challenging as children share food at school and parties.
  2. “When you try to go on a diet that is completely free of milk, it is very difficult because many foods have a little bit of milk protein in them,” Stanford’s Dr Kari Nadeau says.
  3. “From a practical standpoint, this treatment allowed these patients to increase all types of milk products in their diets; they were able to eat yoghurt, cheese, bread, a muffin.”
  4. About one in 20 Australian children have a food allergy, with reactions to milk being the most common. Symptoms can include wheezing, stomach upsets, rashes, breathing difficulties, vomiting and a runny nose.
  5. Some kids are diagnosed as lactose intolerant. This means that their bodies can’t process a sugar commonly found in dairy products called lactose. Kids who are lactose intolerant may experience discomfort, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea after eating products that contain lactose.
  6. LET ME GIVE AN EXAMPLE FOR CLARIFICATION
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    KET 25

     

     

     

    SAT[R] SU

     

    JUP MOON RAH

    MARS

    MAR 28 MER 24  MER[R] 21 SUN 18-33 VEN 12-07 ASC 11-36

    RASI                                           O3 MAR 2013   06:10 AM  78E28 / 17N22

    VISAKHA-2    [JU-ME-ME]

     

     

    D-9  NAVAMSA

     

     

     

     

    ASC  VEN

     

     

    Gk 14

    SAT[R]    17-21 MOO 24    RAH 25

     

     

    Gk KET

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Natal 6th Lord MOON   is placed in LIB with RAH & SAT.  As per Medical Astrology LIB is an Airy Sign and its Tissue Salt is Sodium Phosphate. SAT transits this sign and if the Lord of this Sign Venus aspects LIBRA and the body is unable to absorb this Salt and the Kidney gets troubled and disturbed.  This causes excessive acid in the body, and the Results are Sugar and Digestion Problems, Vomiting, Colic, Diarrhea. 
    2. So to remove obstacles and disturbances and Best cure is proper Food.  And for Librians is Rice- Peas- Cauliflower, Cucumber, Onions, Carrots, Spinach, Celery, Prunes, Strawberries, Blueberries, Black Figs, Walnuts, Wheat Bread, Almonds, Coconut should be taken which contains this Salt Sodium Phosphate.     
    3. An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or ‘trigger’ that is typically harmless to other people. Examples of allergies include hayfever, asthma, eczema, hives and food allergy.
    4. These substances are known as Allergans and are found in house dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, moulds, foods, food additives (like MSG) and some medicines such as penicillin. This immune reaction leads to allergic inflammation (redness and swelling).
    5. Have scientists finally invented a miracle drug for dairy allergies? Immunologists at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have successfully trialled an Allergy drug called Omalizumab to help children overcome their milk allergy over a 16-week span.
    6. The Star of the Mother is CHITRA-1[Mars]  and that of the Daughter is VISAKHA -2  . They are in 1-12 Position .  Not Compatible.  So the Daughter may not Tolerate Mothers Milk also.

      7-1/2 Years of SAT for the Mother in the 2nd House  is from 04-8-2012 to 02-11-2014.    Saturn stays in the LEGS during this Period.   Then it moves to Scorpio and will be free .  2nd House Transit causes Mental worries.

      7-1/2 Years of SAT for the Daughter  in the 1st House  is from 04-8-2012 to 02-11-2014 . SAT is placed in the Abdominal Area during this period.   Then it moves to Scorpio to the 2nd House.   Hence Saturn Transit causes Health Problems Relating to the Abdomen .    1st House is Thanu Bhava – Body . When it moves to the 2nd House her Health will Improve as far as Abdomen is Concerned.   Weakness will persists. 

      Transit of SAT in Mother’s Chart  is in the 2nd House from Moon and that of the Child is in the 1st House from the Moon .  

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LACTOSE INTOLERENCE OR MILK ALLERGY IN INFANTS

 

DOB is 03/03/2013, TOB is morning 6 hrs 14 minutes and POB  78E28 / 17N22

 

 

KET 25

 

 

 

SAT[R] SU

 

JUP MOON RAH

MARS

MAR 28 MER 24  MER[R] 21 SUN 18-33 VEN 12-07 ASC 11-36

RASI                                           O3 MAR 2013 06:14 AM HYDERABAD                  VISAKHA-2[JU-ME-ME]

 

 

D-9  NAVAMSA

 

 

 

 

ASC  VEN

 

 

Gk 14

SAT[R]    17-21 MOO 24    RAH 25

 

 

Gk KET

 

 

 

ANALYSIS of the BIRTH HOROSCOPE :

As per Medical Astrology

  1. When the Lord of the 5th is hemmed between malefic causes stomach disorders. MER[R] is in Papa Kartari Yoga being between MARS & SUN
  2. Lord of the 6th Moon is between SAT[R] & RAH  causes Digestive Problems. Cancer the 6th house represents Alimentary Caanal.
  3. Lord of Virgo –MER[R] represents Bowels.
  4. MOON is the Karaka for Milk and Dairy Products.
  5. SAT[R] is exalted and placed in the 9th House causes Diseases of the Stomach and the Karaka for this is Jupiter placed in the 4th Taurus and aspecting the Virgo the 6th House of the Kalapurusha.
  6. Navamsa-dhipati of the 5th Lord  MER which is placed in Aries Navamsa. Lord of Aries MAR is placed in the Thanu Bhava causes Diseases. 
  7. GK –Gnathi Karaka [JUP]  represents Lord of the 6th  and is placed in th 4th House. His dispositor is placed in the Lagna amongst Malefic Planets. Causes Digetive Problems.
  8. SUN is Bilious by nature so in the Lagna in the star of Satabhisha ruled by malefic Rahu which   becomes the cause of indigestion. Week Sun is placed in Gr. Enemy’s House in Lagna the Thanu Bhava with MER[R]- the Lord of the 8th House – a Dusthana. This naturally causes Allergy to milk. The Dispositor of SUN is SAT [R] which causes Gastric Troubles.
  9. Dasa of JUP/MER[R] / Rahu is running which ends on 10 Aug 2014  You may see some Improvement in her Health by DEC 2014.  She may become normal by JUL 2015 . If allergic you may avoid all Dairy Products.  JUP- MER[R] and Rahu all cause Digestive Problems.
  10. Similar case with my 2 Sons who does’t take CURD since 20 years.  They are hale and Healthy.  So don’t get panic and consult an Allergic Specialist to solve the Problems.
  11. Intolerance and Allergies
    Lactase is the enzyme produced in our small intestine that breaks down lactose, the natural Sugar in any milk.   In toddler-hood we begin producing less lactase. It is the reduction of lactase that leads to lactose intolerance
  12. Lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gas, cramps, vomiting, headaches, rashes, and asthma. Having a milk allergy is different: in this case the body has an allergic reaction to one or more of the proteins in milk (casein, whey, and lactalbumin). Milk allergies can incite gastric distress, as well as skin problems like rashes and eczema, and runny noses or nasal congestion.
  13. But if we require so much calcium, it might seem that our bodies really do need milk. 
  14. Most Chinese people eat and drink no dairy products and consume only half the calcium of Americans…yet osteoporosis is uncommon in China despite an average life expectancy of 70.
  15. it’s not that our bodies don’t get enough calcium, rather that they excrete too much of what they already have. Is our need for calcium from dairy just a very deep-

seated myth? Okay, I am grappling with this one. We have been programmed since childhood to believe in the necessity of milk and calcium,

  1. The Alternatives
    With all of that in mind, here’s a quick round up of the alternatives. One of the reasons that milk is so popular is because it’s an excellent source of fortified (added) calcium, B12, riboflavin, and Vitamin D. (As well as a very strong dairy industry and their lobbying arms.) Milk alternatives won’t automatically contain those ingredients, so be sure to look for a brand that is fortified.
  2. If She, her Parents or some individual members of her family may have health conditions, or have cultural or ethical beliefs that mean certain foods need to be avoided.  Following is information about some of the common health issues, cultural and ethical beliefs that might affect food choice.
  3. Food Allergies are caused by the immune system falsely recognising the protein component of a food as a threat.  Most food allergy reactions usually occur quickly; generally within 2 hours of exposure, but gut related symptoms (such as diarrhea, constipation or bloating) may take several hours or even a few days to develop.
  4.  Children are most likely to develop a food allergy when they are under 5 years of age.  Reactions to cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, and fish account for more than 85% of food allergies in children. Allergies to nuts and seafood commonly produce the most severe reactions and are also more likely to be the allergies that persist for life.
  5. Food intolerance is a reaction to food that does not involve the immune system. There are various theories as to why food intolerance occurs. It is well documented that certain food chemicals can “irritate the nerve endings in sensitive people to cause a range of symptoms”.  Stomach pains and bowel irritations (loose, frequent often very smelly stools or even constipation).
  6. Children with food intolerances may also present as irritable, restless or demonstrate behavioral problems such as defiance, exaggerated moodiness or even Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -like behavior.
  7. A Dairy Free (DF) diet is needed if someone has a sensitivity to anything that contains cow’s milk – that is, they have a cow’s milk allergy. Those who are suffer from cow’s milk allergy experience a reaction to dairy products because they are allergic to the proteins in milk.
  8. ‘Lactose Intolerance’  is different to a cow’s milk allergy. A cow’s milk allergy is where a person is intolerant to the cow’s milk protein.   Lactose Intolerance means a person  is intolerant to Lactose, the sugar found in milk.  Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. Most lactose intolerant individuals can tolerate small amounts of lactose from some dairy foods over the day. The amount of lactose tolerated will vary between individuals.
  9. Lactose Intolerance  :   People who have LI cannot digest the milk sugar, lactose, because they manufacture too small a quantity of the digestive enzyme, lactase. Too small is a relative term. If you drink only tiny amounts of milk, even a tiny amount of lactase is sufficient. (Young children who gets vomiting, burping, heartburn, or other stomach ills)
  10. Infants, whose intestines are still delicate, are especially vulnerable to Secondary LI.     A “stomach flu” or any prolonged bout of diarrhea can knock out their lactase-making ability. They need to be taken off all milk (both breast milk and milk-based formula) until their intestines can heal. This can be for several weeks. Fortunately, nearly all babies will be able to drink milk normally once healed.
  11. The Star of the Mother is CHITRA-1[Mars]  and that of the Daughter is VISAKHA -2  . They are in 1-12 Position .  Not Compatible.  So the Daughter may not Tolerate Mothers Milk also.

    7-1/2 Years of SAT for the Mother in the 2nd House  is from 04-8-2012 to 02-11-2014.    Saturn stays in the LEGS during this Period.   Then it moves to Scorpio and will be free .  2nd House Transit causes Mental worries.

    7-1/2 Years of SAT for the Daughter  in the 1st House  is from 04-8-2012 to 02-11-2014 . SAT is placed in the Abdominal Area during this period.   Then it moves to Scorpio to the 2nd House.   Hence Saturn Transit causes Health Problems Relating to the Abdomen .    1st House is Thanu Bhava – Body . When it moves to the 2nd House her Health will Improve as far as Abdomen is Concerned.   Weakness will persists. 

    Transit of SAT in Mother’s Chart  is in the 2nd House from Moon and that of the Child is in the 1st House from the Moon .  

    1. Natal 6th Lord MOON   is placed in LIB with RAH & SAT.  As per Medical Astrology LIB is an Airy Sign and its Tissue Salt is Sodium Phosphate. SAT transits this sign and if the Lord of this Sign Venus aspects LIBRA and the body is unable to absorb this Salt and the Kidney gets troubled and disturbed.  This causes excessive acid in the body, and the Results are Sugar and Digestion Problems, Vomiting, Colic, Diarrhea. 
    2. So to remove obstacles and disturbances and Best cure is proper Food.  And for Librians is Rice- Peas- Cauliflower, Cucumber, Onions, Carrots, Spinach, Celery, Prunes, Strawberries, Blueberries, Black Figs, Walnuts, Wheat Bread, Almonds, Coconut should be taken which contains this Salt Sodium Phosphate.     
    3. An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or ‘trigger’ that is typically harmless to other people. Examples of allergies include hayfever, asthma, eczema, hives and food allergy.
      1. These substances are known as Allergans and are found in house dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, moulds, foods, food additives (like MSG) and some medicines such as penicillin. This immune reaction leads to allergic inflammation (redness and swelling).
      2. Have scientists finally invented a miracle drug for dairy allergies? Immunologists at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have successfully trialled an Allergy drug called Omalizumab to help children overcome their milk allergy over a 16-week span.
        1. At present there is no safe and effective treatment for allergies, except to avoid the allergen. But avoidance can prove challenging as children share food at school and parties.
        2. “When you try to go on a diet that is completely free of milk, it is very difficult because many foods have a little bit of milk protein in them,” Stanford’s Dr Kari Nadeau says.
        3. “From a practical standpoint, this treatment allowed these patients to increase all types of milk products in their diets; they were able to eat yoghurt, cheese, bread, a muffin.”
        4. About one in 20 Australian children have a food allergy, with reactions to milk being the most common. Symptoms can include wheezing, stomach upsets, rashes, breathing difficulties, vomiting and a runny nose.
        5. Some kids are diagnosed as lactose intolerant. This means that their bodies can’t process a sugar commonly found in dairy products called lactose. Kids who are lactose intolerant may experience discomfort, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea after eating products that contain lactose.

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