Tuesday November 21, 2017

“Do not Stand and Drink Water” : Here is Why it is often said so!

Often people are recommended to not stand while they drink water. This is the reason behind the "tale"

Do not stand and drink water
Water is essential for us in many ways, and properly drinking it is important for a healthy life. Wikimedia
  • We all may have once heard “do not stand and drink water” mainly from our elders
  • Even Ayurveda recommends that one must not be standing while drinking water as the body does not attain full optimization
  • This is also something that science has to say, verifying the “tale”

July 06, 2017: Water is an essential component of life. Life itself, as we know, was born in it. Our own human body is two-thirds water. It helps us in hydration, healthy blood circulation, and removing toxic wastes from our body.

Our body uses and loses out on a lot of water every day, thus making it significant to keep hydrated. Turns out, there are certain ways we must drink water in order to fully absorb it.

Ayurveda, a healthy and natural way of life, has some recommendations. Your body posture plays a crucial role in absorbing the water efficiently. The tale “don’t drink water while you are standing” actually makes sense from the Ayurvedic perspective. The nerves in your body are in a state of tension when you stand and drink water. State of tension implies a fighting system or medical science would call a sympathetic system. The human body assumes danger lurking and gets into a fighting mode.

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A closely related factor to it is the pace at which water is being consumed. In fact, the pace and posture are interrelated, Dr. Dhanvantree who is an Ayurvedic expert told NDTV. He explains that standing while drinking water actually increases the speed at which water is being consumed and consequently, problems like arthritis and joint damage arise.

Drinking water is a science. Water must be consumed slowly and steadily. Fast consuming makes the water splash at a great volume on the stomach wall, thus damaging it. The digestive system is disturbed. Sitting while you drink water is actually proven to be more filtered and better at distributing nutrients throughout your body.

Science and natural lifestyle both back the tale that has been passed down by our seniors. Once again, it is better to listen to them for they know better. Recommend the ones around you with these reasons for a healthier life.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of Newsgram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Baby Survives 123 Days in Brain Dead Mother’s Womb in Portugal: Science Attached to Music and our Brains

The baby in the womb of the brain dead mother can be delivered if the body is kept alive or functioning

The findings if a new study by MIT researchers could offer a possible way to reduce the risk of autism.
  • A baby can still make it to the world after the mother has been pronounced brain dead
  • To keep the body functioning requires continuous medical support
  • Essential hormones and nutrients must be supplied to the body of the brain dead mother

New Delhi, July 28, 2017: Twins in the womb of a brain-dead mother making it to the world, sounds no less than a miracle. A case in which the body of the mother was kept alive as a ‘living incubator’ and after 123 days, 2 babies were born in Lisbon, Portugal, confirms its possibility.

Sandra was pronounced brain dead after a heart attack. She was at that time 17 weeks pregnant, and it was presumed that the baby had also died. However, when the doctors in the intensive care unit, detected signs of life, they decided to consult the family on whether to keep Sandra’s body functioning, in an attempt to deliver the baby alive.


“Following the opinion of the ethics committee and clinical management of that hospital, and a concerted decision by the mother’s family and the paternal family of the child, it was agreed to maintain the pregnancy up to 32 weeks in order to ensure the viability of the foetus,” a statement by the hospital, mentioned The Telegraph report.

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Sandra’s body was supplied essential hormones through tubes, which were also used to feed her and keep her breathing. The staff members and doctors at Lisbon’s San Jose Hospital used to sing songs to the unborn babies and touch the belly of the dead mother which happened to have worked wonders.

In a more recent case, in Brazil, a brain dead mother successfully gave birth to twins after the doctor managed to keep her alive for 123 days. The case tops any other reported instances of fetuses surviving in the womb of the brain dead mother.

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. In February, this year, her twins arrived in this world. Frankielen’s body was also kept alive to save her unborn children.

The procedure of bringing the unborn in the womb of a brain dead mother, to the world, is indeed complicated. Maintaining pressure, oxygenation, continuous nutrition, hormonal balance etc, requires the continuous support of medication. The blood pressure, blood flow needs to be constantly scrutinized as well.

But this, after all, can be considered as a mother’s last gift to her child!

-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha