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On today’s show, the first of a two-part series, we will explore the compassionate and selfless philosophy of the Ananda Marga organization.
It is officially known as Ananda Marga Pracharaka Samgha and was founded by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Jamalpur, Bihar, India in 1955.
Dada Shubhacintananda (m): “Ananda” means bliss, and “marga” means the path. Anada Marga is the path, and any human being moves in this path, he enjoys immense happiness, he enjoys the bliss of the Supreme.
HOST: Ananda Marga is both a spiritual and social movement. Its adherents strive for unity with the Universal Consciousness, while at the same time, doing their part for societal balance. We’ll be traveling to Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and the United States to hear from some of Ananda Marga’s international members, including: Dada Shubhacintananda from India; Didi A’nanda Rashmika’ from the Netherlands; and Mike Harris from San Jose, California, USA.
Question: What Causes GERD?
Answer: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused by reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. In most sufferers this is due to a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that opens to allow food and liquids to pass into the stomach, and closes to prevent food and stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus. This relaxation of the LES happens a few times each day in people without GERD. It's not known why it happens more frequently in GERD patients. The esophagus lining isn't the same as that of the stomach and isn't able to cope with acid as well as the stomach and is easily injured. It is this reflux of acid into the esophagus that produces the symptoms and potential damages to the esophagus.
While going meatless isn't for everyone, it can improve your health. Here are tips from nutritionists on making the transition:
Know why you're doing it. Having firm reasons for changing your diet, - moral, ethical, medical, environmental or otherwise - can keep you on track.
Set guidelines. Many vegetarians decide to keep eating eggs and dairy, while others opt to cut all animal products.
Tell family and friends. They may not understand or approve, so be ready to explain your reasons.
Don't go cold turkey. Two strategies are to eliminate one type of meat a week. Try cutting red meat first, say, followed by chicken, pork and seafood. Or swap in one vegetarian meal each week.
Have some recipes ready. Buy a vegetarian cookbook or use an online source such as www.goveg.com. Try one new dish a week to make the switch fun, not a form of deprivation.
Keep eating healthy. Vegetarianism can be very unhealthy if you load up on junk food. Stick with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, meat substitutes, soy protein and low-fat dairy. Good snacks include fruits and vegetables, almonds, hummus, low-fat granola and whole-grain crackers.
Yoga club organized vegetarian dinner at Brookhaven college, Dallas, TX on Feb. 25, 2009.
Chicagoans love their hotdogs (no ketchup, of course), Polish sausage and pretty much any other food that once walked the Earth with a face, so the city’s health commissioner could face an uphill battle in convincing residents to go vegetarian for a month. Dr. Terry Mason kicked off a campaign to slim down the city of broad shoulders (and broad bellies) by suggesting Chicagoans lay off the meat for all of January. The annual healthy eating campaign began four years ago and transformed the life of 71-year-old South Sider Paul Ellison, who ditched meat three years ago and managed to lose 40 pounds. So, what do you say Chicago, tofu pups for everyone?!
Going meatless more than a choice, it's a lifestyle
By: Glenn Sovian, Contributing Writer
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it would be unimaginable to most Americans to spend the holiday without turkeys on their tables. For some vegetarians at Brookhaven College, it's the way of life and for good reasons.
A growing number of people are choosing to eliminate animal products from their diets. According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, 2.8 percent of Americans may be considered vegetarians, but many more follow some form of vegetarian diets.
At Brookhaven, those who follow or try to adopt vegetarian lifestyles do so for different reasons, but the overwhelming majority seem to associate it with health issues.
"Personally, I am a vegetarian primarily for health reasons," Brookhaven philosophy instructor Dr. Jerrod Scott said he has been a vegetarian for almost four years. "The consumption of meat is directly linked to different forms of health conditions."
Since becoming a vegetarian, while combined with a daily exercise regimen, Dr. Scott has lost 70 pounds and no longer suffers from other common health conditions.