London, June 27 (IANS) Men -- more often than women -- need passion to succeed at things. It is because they secrete more dopamine, often called the "happy hormone", suggests a study.At the same time, the hormone may also be responsible for increased incidences of autism spectrum in boys than girls.Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is released in the brain. It can contribute to a feeling of satisfaction. The effects of dopamine are linked to learning, attention and our ability to focus."This is interesting. Research shows a more active dopamine system in most men" than in women, said Hermundur Sigmundsson, Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Psychology.The study, published in the journal New Ideas in Psychology, tested 917 people (502 women and 415 men) aged 14 to 77, to understand men and women's differing activity in the dopamine system."We looked at gender differences around passion, self-discipline and positive attitude," Sigmundsson said. The study refers to these qualities as passion, grit and mindset.The results for the women, however, are somewhat more ambiguous than men's strong need to burn for something, and this study found no such gender difference, the researchers said.While the dopamine system has earlier been associated with different conditions, such as ADHD, psychoses, manias and Parkinson's disease, the new study found it may be also linked to a certain form of autistic behaviour.Some individuals with autism may become very interested in certain topics, which can be a bit unusual, or even strange, for most people. People on the autism spectrum can focus intensely on these topics or pursuits, at least for a while. Dopamine may play a role."Other research in neuroscience has shown hyperactivity in the dopamine system in individuals with autism, and boys make up four out of five children on the autism spectrum. This, and dopamine's relationship to passion, might be a mechanism that helps to explain this behaviour," Sigmundsson noted.--IANSrvt/sdr/
Dr. Yogeshwar Pawale , BAMS, MD (Masters in Ayurveda) & MS (Psychotherapy & Family Counselling) is a leading expert of Ayurveda specializing in Skin & Cancer. He is an educator, practitioner and speaker of international repute. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda involving various aspects of clinical, research, teaching and education.
His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda in the Western word, including creating and implementing high quality education and training programs as well as practicing various aspects of Ayurveda for optimal health and wellbeing. He is a rank holder of Kannur University during his Post Graduation studies. He has been awarded with many awards to name a few Dhanwantri awards at New Delhi, Award for Excellence in Cancer . He can be reached at http://www.kalpataruayurved.com/
Please tell us about how your Ayurveda journey began.
Please tell us about your educational background and professional qualifications.
I am BAMS from N.K. Jabshetty Ayurvedic Medical College & PG Centre, Bidar, karnataka followed by my post-graduation from Government Ayurveda Medical College Kannur.
Why did you choose Ayurvedic practices?
Ayurveda is my passion; I have full faith in this science & during my studies I saw many patients getting cured so thought of starting pure ayurvedic practice only.
What is your experience when it comes to treating patients? Do they trust the treatment?
From the last 12 years of my practice & study period also it has been a great experience treating patients with Ayurveda. Yes, there were days when people used to have doubts on Ayurveda but it’s our duty to make them understand & trust in Ayurveda. After understanding patients follow all the advice with full faith.
Any challenge that you face as a practitioner?
Yes, starting practice was itself a challenge for me due to financial issues. Then got support from few of my well-wishers & started practice in the year 2007.
Was there someone in your family already in Ayurveda, who acted as a motivation?
Basically there was no one from the family, eventually I met a few people who acted as a motivational force like Prof.Kuldip Raj Kohli, Director AYUSH, Maharashtra & my PG guide Dr.John K. George. former HOD, Department of Roga-Nidana, GAC, Kannur, Kerala
How do you see Ayurveda's future?
Future of Ayurveda is definitely bright, the only concern of mine is we need to motivate our future generation to go for Ayurvedic practice only.
What more should be done in Ayurveda today?
Delivering standardized medicine, quality education is the need of the hour. There must be an Ayurveda OPD as well as few beds in every hospital across the country
What about the quality of medicines? A lot of practitioners are not happy.
Yes, earlier there was a challenge of getting quality Ayurveda medicines which are now resolved by NirogStreet.
Coming to complex and chronic diseases, can Ayurveda really help?
Yes, definitely, from past last almost 20 years I have seem various chronic patients like Cancer, Skin disorder, Infertility etc Ayurveda is working well in all such cases.
Please tell us something about the achievements of your Center in Ayurveda.
Kalpataru Ayurveda Chikitsalay(KAC) is a first Hospital in Pune with a well qualified doctors team engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. KAC offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad. Recently we have received Excellence award for treating Cancer patients.
Do you think Nirogstreet is making a difference by connecting and empowering the Ayurveda community through its efforts and platforms?
Yes, Definitely NirogStreet has made a huge difference in Ayurveda Sector. Earlier getting any literature online about Ayurveda was a challenge now it's easily accessible because of NirogStreet. Android application of Nirogstreet itself is a great contribution as doctors can discuss their cases & the young generation can learn a lot.
Dr. Pawale, what are your hobbies?
Reading is one of my passions & yoga.
What's your advice to the students?
I would like to advise students to be focused & start your practice as soon as you complete your degree with full faith in Ayurveda. Treating patients is the most pleasant thing you have in your life.
What is your view about the role of ayurveda in COVID-19?
Ayurveda intervention is must in COVID-19, as far as I understand Ayurveda is only science which can help masess to boost their immunity as prevention. Application of various preventative aspects of Ayurveda based on its fundamental principles like Sadvrutta, Panchkarma,Dincharya,Rituchraya successfully empowers the person to fight against this virus.
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‘Kameshwar Modaka’ as the name suggests, is a highly potent and time tested herbal formulation for increasing human performance, stamina, and endurance. The reliance of Ayurvedic physicians on this formulation that has the wonder herb of ‘Bhanga’ or ‘Cannabis’ makes it a drug of choice to re-energize the sexual life of their health seekers. Other than acting as an anti-ageing and aphrodisiac, the herbs used in it help in muscles strength that make it a drug of choice for the bodybuilders and athletes.
Improves endurance and performance
Enhances vitality vigour and increases stamina
Acts as an aphrodisiac
Treats problems such as Premature ejaculation, Erectile dysfunction and Loss of Libido
Long Term Debility
Low muscle strength
Ayurvedic Classical Medicine- Reference- Bhaishajya Ratnavali- Vajikaran adhikara
Composition: Each 5 gm of ‘Kameshwar Modaka’ contains-
Botanical Name of the herb
Qty. by wt. used in preparation of 5 gm active ingredient
Sharkara (Cane Sugar)
Ghrita (Clarified Butter)
Mechanism of Action:
Endocannabinoid system through the binding of receptors in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus which regulates erectile function and sexual behaviour of males, improve sexual function in patients affected by conditions or symptoms such as depression, anxiety disorder and pain. Both in animal and human studies, reported a peripheral effect of cannabis on ED, specifically on corpus cavernosum where cannabinoid receptors are present. Cannabis enhance the subjective experience of sexual intercourse while potentially contributing to ED in a dose‐dependent manner. (1)
Dosage: A sachet once a day with lukewarm water or milk after food or as directed by the physician.
It is advisable to start at low dose as dosage may vary according to disease state and conditions. Dose may also vary from person to person. It is best to follow Physician’s advice to find the right dose.
Route of Administration: Oral
Diet- Cow Milk & Ghee, processed Chaach (Butter Milk with Jeera or as advised by the physician), nutritious, healthy, freshly prepared and easily digestible meals
Lifestyle- Regular body workout as per the body strength, Drink warm water throughout the day, and Early dinner.
Apathya (To be avoided)
Diet- Excessive Spicy, Cold, Dry, Reheated, Junk and Heavy to digest meals.
Lifestyle- Exposure to dry and hot environment, Late night dinner and improper sleep
CAUTION: Schedule E-1 drug. To be taken strictly under medical supervision
Side-Effects & Safety:
Kameshwar Modaka is safe when taken orally as a prescription medication with dosage as directed by the physician.
Precautions & Warnings-
Allergy- Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to cannabis or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
Pregnancy & lactation- This medicine is strictly not recommended during pregnancy or lactation. The effect of this medicine on pregnant women and lactating mothers has not been studied. Therefore, it is strictly not advisable for Pregnant and Lactating women.
Paediatrics- Similarly, since its effect has not been studied on paediatric population, it is not to be given to children below 16 years of age.
Heart disease- It might cause palpitations, fluctuations in blood pressure. Patients suffering with heart disease should take this strictly under doctor’s supervision.
Surgery- Taking this along with anaesthesia or sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness. It is advised to stop it at least a week before scheduled surgery.
This medicine is safe if taken as per the advised dose. No conclusive evidence found for any kind of drug interaction. If taking this product along with other medicines, please seek your doctor’s advice before starting this medicine. If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then its best to take the medicines at least after a gap of 20-30 minutes, or as directed by the physician.
Drugs for Sedative medications:
Taking Cannabis containing medicines along with sedative medicines can cause too much sleepiness. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine along with any sedative medications.
Drugs that control Blood sugar levels-
No conclusive evidence found for any kind of drug interaction with medicines that control blood sugar levels. It is considerably safe to take with drugs that control blood sugar levels.
Over dosage might cause drowsiness, light headedness, palpitations and fluctuations in blood pressure, panic attacks. In case of overdose, get medical help immediately.
Keep out of reach of children
Store at 5 - 30 degree Celsius
Protect from Heat, light and moisture
Do not use if sachet is open / broken
Do not use after expiry.
DO NOT take alcohol if under cannabis medication
DO NOT drive or operate any machine while under cannabis medication.
1. Am J Mens Health. 2019 Nov-Dec; 13(6): 1557988319892464.
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Some of us are lucky enough to have the kind of career which encapsulates our passions leading to a wholesome life purpose along with personal essence and technical skill set - all in one sweet package.
This allows us the bracket to exercise our passion simultaneously in one 40-ish hour gig. However, others are not fortunate to have a professional job where they can exercise their passions within their work.
Studies show that engaging in something you're passionate about which is meaningful at the same time, can have positive outcomes on your health and mental well-being. People accrue greater benefits when their personal passions and actual works are exercised.
One of the ways to keep up with your mental well being and happy life is to engage in active pursuits - like your passion.
We understand that after a long day at work, all you ever want is to plop down on the couch and zone out with Netflix on. You feel exhausted and fear that following your passion outside work might suck in those precious hours that you have to yourself but you must understand how detrimental it is to your mental health. Paint something. Practice Guitar. Collect model trains. Explore different types of exercise.
That sweet time you have between clocking out of work and hitting the sheets every night can be used to pursue something that gratifies you. Figure out what matters to you most and the payoff will be increased happiness, wellbeing and a more open mind along with a sense of self-worth. It'll liberally remind you that you're not just living to work and earn money, but rather working to sustain the life you always wanted to lead.
You will feel the happiest when you are fully engaged in life and experience passion which will fill your daily life. It goes with the concept of ï¿½flow' to explain the harmonious engagement and flow of happy hormones through your body. This flow happens when you are completely absorbed in your strengths and you experience a sense of mastery when your passion becomes engrossing and enjoyable.
Cultivating a passion outside work that inspires you and allows you to be in flow (at least some of the time), is key to well-being.
Remember, too, that passions can wax and wane over time, and so it's okay to stop one activity and pick up another over the course of time. Discovering or re-discovering your passion and then taking some time to enjoy it is critical.
This will make sure that your mind is always challenged, your stress level is called down, and your inner-self feels complete. Which is to say, balancing your career and cultivating a passion outside your professional sphere will lead to your mental well-being and a fulfilled life.
(The author is Dr. Ramon Llamba, Ph.D. Quantum Physics, and leading business and life coach)
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