Nature knows best, Ayurveda goes beyond any modern systems of medicine.
Whilst the electronic age is well and truly now a part of our daily lives, and the constant bombardment of our senses by every “sage”, “guru” , “swami” and all sorts of new age thinkers, we need to stop and ponder.
Do we really control our health? Or have we allowed ourselves to become pawns in a marketing game. Do we really know any of these so called “experts”….if we read their “story”, nearly all start with the same line “I began my journey do to a personal tragedy or I nearly died and “discovered” a cure….do we really trust these “commercial sages”?
The one thing that is for sure is the wisdom of the ages, over 5000 years of knowledge and trials have left practically no stone unturned. What traditional medicine, Ayurveda or TCM, knows has been thoroughly tried and tested for centuries. There are really no gaps in these traditional sciences. The gaps that exist have been created by “modern” man that thinks his limited knowledge is greater than the infinite wisdom of nature. Recent advance in genomics has even proven that Ayurveda understood the concept thousands of years ago!! Ayurveda is based on the concept of three major constitutional types (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) defined as “Prakriti”. Never before has mankind ever correlated genomic variations with the classification of Prakriti. In a study, scientists performed genome-wide SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) analysis (Affymetrix, 6.0) of 262 well-classified male individuals (after screening 3416 subjects) belonging to three Prakritis. They found 52 SNPs (p ≤ 1 × 10−5) were significantly different between Prakritis, without any confounding effect of stratification, after 106 permutations. Principal component analysis (PCA) of these SNPs classified 262 individuals into their respective groups (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) irrespective of their ancestry, which represent its power in categorization. The scientists further validated this finding with 297 Indian population samples with known ancestry an subsequently found that PGM1 correlates with phenotype of Pitta as described in the ancient text of Caraka Samhita, suggesting that the phenotypic classification of India’s traditional medicine has a genetic basis; and its Prakriti-based practice in vogue for many centuries resonates with personalized medicine.
Yet modern man has chosen to disregard the wisdom of Ayurveda and create a simplistic model that can be understood by the masses. A classic example is that of Turmeric, a spice that is used by EVERY Indian household. Its curative properties have been known for thousands of years. Yet over 20 years ago, suddenly some “innovative” chemists decided to improve on nature, and started isolating a compound from turmeric called “curcumin”. The western approach of 2 is better than 1 and 10 is a lot better than 2, created a huge market for what’s known as 95% pure curcumin!!! Lo and behold!!! It does not work…every company is trying to prove “bioavailability” of this “wonder” discovery that has near ZERO absorption and therefore is useless. Nature always knew this and created a complex matrix of compounds in turmeric that allowed the body to absorb and utilize the amazing properties of this plant.
Nature knows best.
Once we allow ourselves to be controlled by unethical marketing companies that try to sell you “more”, “better”, “concentrated” “novel” ….what results is a complete loss of natural wisdom and therefore a loss of control over our own health naturally.
Let’s make sure that we keep Nature –NATURAL…no manipulation, no chemical transformation, just allow nature to fill our lives…in the FULL SPECTRUM OF NATURE’S KNOWLEDGE.