Dr K K Aggarwal speaks on Quantum Physics and Mental Health at the 21st World Congress on Mental Health

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Dr K K Aggarwal speaks on Quantum Physics and Mental Health at the 21st World Congress on Mental Health

Understanding how particle duality works and balancing this can help in treating depression and other such mental disorders

New Delhi, 6th November 2017: As per a recent report, about 7.5% Indians suffer from major or minor mental disorders requiring expert intervention. About 56 million Indians have depression and another 38 million Indians suffer from anxiety disorders. At a recent event, organized by the World Federation of Mental Health, called the 21st World Congress on Mental Health, Dr K K Aggarwal, National President, IMA delivered an insightful address on Quantum Physics and Mental Health. IMA was a supporter to the event.

Dr Aggarwal’s session focused on how quantum physics explains that the mechanism of depression and anxiety can be an imbalance between understanding the way particle duality functions. Balancing this can further help in treating depression and other such mental disorders.The parasympathetic nervous system plays a vital role in maintaining both mental and physical health by helping the body to calm down from stress reactions that elevate blood pressure, dilate the pupils, and divert energy from other body processes to fighting or fleeing.

Speaking at the event, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI),said, “Photon is the smallest unit of light,quantum is the smallest unit of energy,electron is the smallest unit of electricity,graviton is the smallest unit of gravity. Similarly, the smallest unit of thought is qualia, or tanmatra, as mentioned in Vedic sciences. We remember photon in medical science with the word MRI. Photon is both a wave and a particle at the same time. In mythology, we call this as Shiva Shakti, the particle duality of a human being. Thus, the human body is also a particle and a wave at the same time; a co-existence of male and female energy, shiva and shakti, purusha and prakriti. This duality, in science, is a balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic response. In an extreme degree of a parasympathetic state of mind, you understand that you are both a particle and a wave. Balancing the wave is what parasympathetic treatment procedures are all about, some of which include mind-body relaxation, progressive muscular relaxation, slower and deeper breathing, conscious breathing, and present moment awareness. These are indirectly also called as pranayama meditation procedures.”

Research shows that a person’s reaction to the people and environment around them has a major impact on the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. In those people where the sympathetic nervous system is dominant, there is a feeling of nervousness, jitteriness or tension. When a person is depressed, there is a disconnect between his physical and mental health.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, said, “We know that depression is treated using serotonin, which is a drug available as SSRI. Through conventional means of therapy and by not even giving serotonin, it is possible to produce serotonin in the body by changing our understanding of how particle duality works. It is possible to treat mental disorders through counseling and the yogic way. Treating mental disorders involves re-understanding quantum physics to shift the body from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode as also learning the art of a parasympathetic lifestyle. All treatment procedures that help in balancing this duality can be used to treat mental disorders.”

Dr RN Tandon – Honorary Secretary General IMA, added, “This event was a platform apt for deliberating on mental health and the associated topics. The IMA always strives to support such events that address health issues at a larger level.”

The following tips can be followed to practice the art of a parasympathetic lifestyle.

  • Include foods that support your system Consume a diet based on whole foods. This includes green leafy vegetables, quality protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.
  • Hydrate the body adequately Staying hydrated will help the lymphatic system flush out toxins and remove the metabolic waste out of the body. This is essential to detoxify, nourish, and regenerate tissue.
  • Include some physical activity Exercise is positive physiological stress for the body. Yoga, for example, is known to accrue great benefits to both the mind and body.
  • Practice mindfulness This includes a combination of practices, habits, thoughts, and behaviours to help you get through your daily life. Mindfulness means intentionally and actively seeking to lower the body’s response to stress.

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome

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A review of epidemiological studies published online November 2 2017 in the Journal of the Endocrine Society has added to the growing evidence of the association of sugar sweetened beverages with chronic lifestyle disorders such as type 2 diabetes hypertension and heart disease. The review which examined the association of sugar sweetened beverages with type 2 diabetes metabolic syndrome and hypertension found that regularly drinking sugar sweetened beverages such as soda and juice contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Most of the studies included in the review found that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages also increased the risk of metabolic syndrome which in turn increased the risk of developing heart disease stroke and diabetes. The review included 36 studies on the cardiometabolic effects of sugar sweetened beverage consumption from the last 10 years. Most of the analyzed studies for metabolic syndrome included individuals who drank more than five sugar sweetened beverages a week while consuming as few as two servings of sugar sweetened beverages a week increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking at least one sugar sweetened beverage a day was associated with high blood pressure. These findings yet again highlight the need to educate the general public the young in particular about the adverse health effects of sugar sweetened beverages who frequently consume foods and drinks high in added sugars. It is very important therefore to raise awareness among the public about the lifestyle diseases prevalent in our country which are now occurring at a younger age and the lifestyle measure by which these disease can be prevented. Source Endocrine Society News Release November 2 2017