Body Wisdom

Keeping warm during winter

Many people dread the approaching winter especially those who are weak or suffer from chronic diseases. Is eating heavy foods or stimulating drinks like tea, coffee, alcohol the way out? What is the source of body warmth? This article discusses some of these aspects.

The winter is fast approaching, many old age persons [like me] and weak persons, patients of some chronic diseases find it very awful to negotiate the marauding winter especially in north Indian states, some lucky ones migrate to the warmer ambience of southern parts of the country. They will be guided by the following passage.

The secret of keeping warm is the abundance of VITAL POWER, which can be obtained only by avoiding the wasteful expenditure of it in the effort to digest excessive food. And the more nutritious the food is, the greater is the waste of vital power, and the less is the balance available to keeping bodily warmth. Explained in easy terms is that one should eat light meals avoiding stimulants, such as tea, coffee alcohol. It is easily held in popular parlance that alcoholic beverages like rum, whisky, gin, brandy, etc., provide warmth. This is a white lie, they may provide temporary succour from cold, but the patient will quite chill after some time.

The source of vital heat

The medical notion that bodily warmth comes by the oxidation of food--essences in the body -cells, is unproved and almost disproved by experience.

The true source of the vital heat is the vital power itself.

The vital energy proceeds along the nerve fibres, from its source in the brain to every part of the body. The blood should also be thin to allow the passage of it in the fine stimulants. It's the proper blood supply that ensures warmth all over the body.

In my own case (a chronic patient), in the days of my dependence on the doctors, I could not keep warm even after eating food in large quantity as appetite permitted. I remember two summer years where I had to put on sweater beneath my shirt to avoid onlookers and false sympathizers. Of course, this was in strict accordance with medical teaching. Alas, they could have read about very important law of health which is ''LAW OF VITAL ECONOMY AS EXPOUNDED BY ACHARYA K.L. SARMA''.

After I gave up this dependence and became a follower of the natural way of living, there was no longer any inability in keeping myself warm. Now, I had started eating positive foods which purified and improved my blood, that it was quite natural for my body to maintain its normal temperature.

Nature Cure is, in fact, a panacea. It is an all cure-pathy without incurring heavy expenditure.


(About the author Vijai S Pawar: I am a 72-year-old veteran practising pure nature cure for 45 years.M.I.I.N.T (1980) certified. I lead a healthy life free from any disease and share my knowledge with others freely.)

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