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Following the tradition of journalism, I have given in this article ABSTRACTS and SUMMARY.
If you are going to read just these two, and avoid reading the main text for any reason, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THE ENTIRE THESIS.
As a result, you are bound to dismiss the adorable findings as meaningless repetition of what has already been told by countless number of people all these years. That is not true at all!
I beg, please read the entire text, at least because I am begging you to do that.
I am sure, you will not regret for having done so. If you did that, you are sure to reap tremendous benefits – I mean it! Kindly oblige.
Towards the end of this megaseries, I intend to throw challenges to ALL sectors of people, including the RESEARCHERS in various walks of life.
FOR OBESITY & CANCER
Reduced water intake, under-urination, chronic constipation, and consumption of calcium-enriched foods give rise to obesity, cancer and several related diseases.
THE MAIN TEXT:
Under-urination* (about thrice daily), and chronic constipation** jointly give rise to several major non-contagious diseases.
(* Reduced water consumption would proportionately reduce the quantity of urine excreted. Sweating and dehydration through various means can worsen it further.)
(** Chronic constipation is defined in Ecological Healing System as frequent and incomplete defecation of shapeless, slimy and smelly stools more than once daily, accompanied by frequent emittance of smelly flatulence (gas),being the end-result of prolonged and acute constipation, and does NOT indicate diarrhoea as is understood in modern medicine.)
Our kidneys have the capacity to excrete in the urine most of the unwanted substances*, and also the excesses of some much-needed nutrients (e.g., calcium) that are water-soluble.
(*Preservatives, pesticides, harmful chemicals, environmental pollutants, etc. constitute the unwanted wastes.)
In spite of Calcium (Ca) metal being very useful for the formation of bones, teeth and practically all parts of the body, its excess becomes highly ‘toxic’.
This tends to follow the rule that anything in excess can be undesirable, toxic or dangerous.
Therefore, the body, regulated by the brain, throws out Ca along with the other wastes.
Such elimination can happen essentially through the following three means:
2. Faeces, and
Several researchers* have found out that substantial quantities of calcium get removed in the urine as well as in the faeces.
(* Davies et al (1970) have observed that “”urine can take away with it about 350 mg of calcium daily”.
McCancer et al (1942) and several others (Nicolaysen et al, 1953; Malm, 1958; Kodicek, 1967) have recorded that “… about 70 to 80% of calcium in the food items consumed gets lost through faeces”
Researcher Mara (2004) has observed the presence of 45% of calcium (as CaO) in the faeces, and 45 – 60% in the urine.
Schoew et al (2002) found in Thailand that the metals calcium, and others are mainly excreted via the faeces, and less in the urine.)
Most of the calcium that may to go out in the sweat tends to get reabsorbed into the skin, only to be retained by the cells there*.
(*This has relevance to the development of skin cancer.)
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The body should have adequate water to form sufficient urine so that it can remove the dissolved wastes.
To cope up with the need, one should drink water, preferably in its pure form, rather than drinking juices, soups, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages*.
(* This is so because, the juices and other such drinks themselves tend to contain Ca, and therefore, their capacity to carry and remove the excess Ca from other sources will be much limited, if not nil.)
I have studied the daily water requirement of people in the tropics to be about 2 to 3 litres per day, and this may vary depending upon the body size, climate, nature of work, and the like.
For complete evacuation of all the unwanted wastes, one should urinate 8 to 10 times daily, so that nearly all the consumed water gets excreted as urine.
If we record all the water consumed and also the total quantity of urine voided by a person*, then, the Input / Output Ratio should work out to be 1.0.
(* This should be recorded for several days, and then the mean should be taken for evaluation)
If the ratio goes below 1.0, such as 0.9 or below, it would mean one of the following:
(a) The person must have consumed foods and fruits that contained plenty of water in them. (This should be acceptable.)
(b) Some errors could have occurred while recording the data.
On the contrary, if the ratio goes beyond 1.1, it would mean that the person has been losing his body water through some other undesirable sources. The following constitute some of them:
Profuse sweating due to strenuous exercises, such as jogging, gymnasium work-outs, football, etc.
Profuse sweating after taking a hot water bath or shower (using water at high temperatures).
Sauna or steam bath can induce such profuse sweating.
Sleeping under a fast-running fan can drive away a substantial quantity of body moisture.
A very dry climate, with a very low relative humidity (RH) can deplete a substantial quantity of water from the body.
A very hot climate, as is found in the desert countries, can dry up the person to a great extent.
Voluntary suppression of the urinal pressure either for want of a toilet facility, or for want of free time amidst busy work of some kind, tends to promote profuse sweating even in a cool environment.
Irrespective of the cause, if a person under-urinates, most of the Ca excess tends to stay back within the body.
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If a person consumes the right quantity of Ca to suit his body’s requirements, there may not be any excess for elimination..
However, it may not be possible to consume just the needed amount. In the process of eating food, one is bound to consume either a lesser or an increased quantity of the same.
If the Ca intake happens to be lesser than what is required, it does not seem to harm the body to any significant extent+.
(+Reduced calcium intake (e.g.,300 mg/day) (the normal being about 450 or 500 mg) in some Asian and African countries has been observed to result in normal bone development, and also normal plasma (blood) content. Therefore, many believe that the body may adapt to low calcium intakes (NIcholls and Nimalasuriya, 1939; Walker and Arvidsson, 1954; Murthy et al, 1955; Hegsted et al, 1952; Malm, 1958).
On the other hand, if a person ends up taking too much of Ca through his foods and drinks (which could be due either to overeating of normal food, or taking calcium-rich food, such as anchovies, dairy products, chocolates, or consuming Ca-enriched items such as biscuits, powdered milk, or taking Ca supplementations, etc.), such excesses will have to be thrown out of the body then and there.
Such eliminations are carried out by the urine and also by the faeces. They jointly perform the function, as noted above.
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For an efficient removal of the Ca excess, one has to defecate in the best possible manner.
If he constipates for any reason, then, the vital function of Ca elimination will get hampered.
At this point, it is important for us to remember the following points:
The urine tends to throw out only the excess Ca. This function is assisted by the kidneys.
Whereas, when it comes to the removal by the faeces, the calcium could come from two sources:
1. A part of the unused excess, and
2 All of the unabsorbed remains*.
(* When foods are eaten, not all of its contents get absorbed and utilised. Many substances, including some of the calcium may not get fully absorbed by the intestinal system. It is said that some 70 to 80% of the calcium content does not get absorbed, and they get thrown out in the faecal matter (Nicholaysen et al, 1953; Malm, 1958; Kodicek, 1967).
Under normal circumstances, the unused excess may not form part of the faecal matter.
However, if a person who has consumed excessive Ca happens to under-urinate, then, for want of choice, most of such unused excesses too could get eliminated through the faeces, along with the unabsorbed Ca.
Irrespective of the above details, if a person happens to constipate for any reason, the Ca elimination work load of the urine could increase twofold.
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At this, let us see what would happen if a person (a) eats Ca-rich food, (b) under-urinates for some reason, and also (c) constipates.
Under such circumstances, the Ca that remains within the body would end up being enormous.
Calcium is an alkaline substance. So, it may upset the body’s acid-base (the pH) balance, and thereby interfere in the normal functioning of other body parts*.
(*Osmo-regulation of the body fluids, the electrolyte balance, the digestion potentials, the absorption of several important metals such as iron from the food eaten, susceptibility to bacterial infections, etc. will get altered.)
The brain has tremendous potentials to cope up with any kind of emergency, in that it comes to make some other alternative arrangements for keeping away (yet, within the body) the Ca excesses from interfering with several of the vital functions.
Even before we could see the fate of such Ca excesses in relation to the special alternative arrangement by the brain, let us see the possible existence of another sequence:
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As per my study, a person in good health should defecate once daily morning, even before breakfast.
Such a process of defecation should occur within about 30 seconds or so, after being seated over a toilet (or squatting over it).
The faeces should be cylindrical in shape, somewhat similar to a cucumber, but can be in different lengths and diameters.
The faeces should not be smelly. It should either float in the water or could sink, but should stay composed and intact, and also should not ‘dissolve’ or disperse in the water.
Further, the defecation work should not require any effort of pushing or forcing on the part of the person.
On finishing the job, one should get the feeling of having fully emptied the bowel, and should feel light at the abdomen.
Under normal circumstances, the person should not feel another urge for toileting until the next day. (Occasionally, twice a day should also be in order).
All the above constitute good toileting, and would indicate that the person is in perfect health.
Unfortunately, most of the people do not seem to be in perfect health.
My study indicates that only 2% of the population are in perfect health. All others have some or other problems (Palaniappan, 1998).
The extremely useful calcium does tremendous harm to the body, if it happens to be in excess within the body.
All the unwanted excesses, essentially the calcium is removed from the body through urinations and defecations. Therefore, these two will have to be very carefully guarded at all times.
To enhance liberal urination, adequate quantity of pure water will have to be consumed at regular intervals.
Profuse sweating by any means should be avoided, for that will reduce the urine output, resulting in calcium accumulation in the soft tissues of various organs, and then give rise to tumours and cancers.
The upkeep of good health requires avoidance of constipation and consumption of calcium-enriched items.
EPILOGUE for the day:
What I have presented above constitutes only the first HALF of the article on this subject. Since this half became very lengthy, I have reserved the second half for later publication. May be, I will post it in a day or two. Therefore, please do not come to a conclusion at this stage, and hold on until you have finished the next half.
Pardon me for testing your patience.
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