Haritaki is a very powerful cleanser
It is known that there is a direct link between the the health of our gastro-intestinal tract and our brain health. Research has shown that diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's can be identified as beginning in the digestive tract and then spreading to the brain over a period of up to 10 years. The research on this is added at the end of this article
If the gut can weaken the brain, it is also likely to strengthen the brain.
This is where the clairvoyant observations of Paramahamsa Nithyananda come in. He says that he sees the effects of Haritaki on the brain. He witnesses the brain becoming clearer as the grooves of negativity in the brain are removed by the Haritaki. He says that the test is to take an IQ test one day before you begin to take haritaki, then take haritaki in the evening before bed, and take the IQ test the morning of the second day.He says that you will see an increase in results between the two tests.
How does Haritaki work on the Brain?
Haritaki contains antibacterial agents that clean the gut of harmful bacteria. Researchers point out that for every hour the human waste stays in the gut the bacteria multiply by many millions. Many of these bacteria are harmful and have been connected with diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Researchers have found that the bacteria penetrate the intestinal walls, and create cuts. These cuts are similar to the lesions that appear in the brain as part of the onset of these diseases. Very interestingly, these cuts in the intestinal walls are showing up up to 20 years in advance of the cuts appearing in the brain. The conclusion is that the disease spreads through the central nervous system to the brain. Tests for early onset of Parkinson's are now being conducted by looking into the intestines for signs of these cuts.
This article is from Wikipedia: Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut_flora
Gut-brain axisMain article: Gut-brain axis
The gut–brain axis is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. That term has been expanded to include the role of the gut flora in the interplay; the term "microbiome-gut-brain axis" is sometimes used to describe paradigms explicitly including the gut flora.
Broadly defined, the gut-brain axis includes the central nervous system, neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems including the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis), sympathetic and parasympathetic arms of the autonomic nervous system including the enteric nervous system, the vagus nerve, and the gut microbiota.
Interest in the field was sparked by a 2004 study showing that germ-free mice showed an exaggerated HPA axis response to stress compared to non-GF laboratory mice. As of January 2016, most of the work that has been done on the role of gut flora in the gut-brain axis had been conducted in animals, or characterizing the various neuroactive compounds that gut flora can produce, and studies with humans measuring differences between people with various psychiatric and neurological differences, or changes to gut flora in response to stress, or measuring effects of various probiotics (dubbed "psychobiotics in this context), had generally been small and could not be generalized; whether changes to gut flora are a result of disease, a cause of disease, or both in any number of possible feedback loops in the gut-brain axis, remained unclear.
A systematic review from 2016 examined the preclinical and small human trials that have been conducted with certain commercially available strains of probiotic bacteria and found that among those tested, Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillusgenera (B. longum, B. breve, B. infantis, L. helveticus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, and L. casei), had the most potential to be useful for certain central nervous system disorders.
Here is the information on the connection between Parkinsons and the gastro-intestinal tract: Source here
New research indicates that Parkinson's disease may begin in the gastrointestinal tract and spread through the vagus nerve to the brain.
"We have conducted a registry study of almost 15,000 patients who have had the vagus nerve in their stomach severed. Between approximately 1970-1995 this procedure was a very common method of ulcer treatment. If it really is correct that Parkinson's starts in the gut and spreads through the vagus nerve, then these vagotomy patients should naturally be protected against developing Parkinson's disease," explains postdoc at Aarhus University Elisabeth Svensson on the hypothesis behind the study.
A hypothesis that turned out to be correct
"Our study shows that patients who have had the the entire vagus nerve severed were protected against Parkinson's disease. Their risk was halved after 20 years. However, patients who had only had a small part of the vagus nerve severed where not protected. This also fits the hypothesis that the disease process is strongly dependent on a fully or partially intact vagus nerve to be able to reach and affect the brain," she says.
This video of a Third Eye meditation I find very helpful:
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