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Online—Off-Life Video Series of Science, Health, and Healing

Majid Ali, M.D.

This is the age of Worldwide Web. The internet is here to stay. Indeed, the Science, Health, and Healing Encyclopediaits videos, video seminars, articles, and booksdepend on the internet. Still, there are important questions to be raised. Here are some important ones:

* What does internet offer children? What does it deny them?

* What does internet provide parents? What does it take away from them?

* What does internet bring to a society? What does it take away from it?

* Is internet empowering?

* Is internet democratizing?

To explore the above questions, I offer this OnLine / Off-Life Series. Following is the list of videos of this series with their links.


1. Online Off-Life Video Series https://vimeo.com/115543444


2. Is Internet Enlightening? – https://vimeo.com/115543618


3.  Does Internet Promote Democracy? Will It Ever Do So? https://vimeo.com/115543812


4. Online Off-Life New Mom — https://vimeo.com/115543920


5. Online Off-Life Doctors https://vimeo.com/115544051


6. Online Off-Life Fathers — https://vimeo.com/115544233


7. Online Off-Life Grandfathers — https://vimeo.com/115544487


8. Online Off-Life Grandmothers https://vimeo.com/115544564


9. Am I An Online Offlife Grandfather? https://vimeo.com/115544688


Your Comments, Please!

I invite your comments. Please send them to me at aliacademy7@yahoo.com. Thank you.

 

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Online Off-life Mom – Dr. Ali’s Online – Off-Life Series

Majid Ali, M.D.

An online expecting mom,

Belly swelling off-life,

Pondering her unborn-online,

A life not-yet off-life.


Never hugging, nor cuddling,

Inside a stranger growing.,

Wondering, wandering off-life,

The online mom huffing, puffing.


Then arrives nine months later,

A newborn not-yet off-life.

Or perhaps five months later,

Or, in eleven months time?

Emotionless, bewildered,


The mom held the newly born,

Created and experienced off-life,

A baby sworn nor unsworn.

Naked, squirming, not-yet off-life,

Delivered under flashing, oscillating light.

Strange flesh, a product structured off-life.


A newborn online, not-yet off-life.

She stares at blood-smeared

A wet, contorting being,

An online daughter, not endeared.

Not touched, not moved, not elated.


Looking up, then down

On the closed-eyed, motionless body,

Then at the befuddled father

Years on-line, long off-life.


The online newborn jerks a tiny arm,

The online father shrinks back,

The ways of lives lived off-life

Online, online, and always off-life.

Who Is Dr. Majid Ali?

 

Professor Majid Ali, the founder of Ali Academia, is a humanist, physician, scientist, poet, story-teller, and the solo author of The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine (in 12 Volumes) and 26 other books. His original research work has been published in the Journal of Medical Association, Lancet, Cancer, Archives of Pathology, and many other international journals.

The following is an outline of his journey in search of what it means to be a human, and the meanings of suffering, ethics, truth, and enlightenment:

* A surgeon-turned-pathologiost

* A pathologist-turned-immunologist

* An immunologist-turned-ecologist

* An ecologist-turned-nutritionist

* A nutritionist-turned energy practitioner

* An energy practitioner-turned-philosopher

* A philosopher-turned-humanist

* A story teller

* A Poet

 

Three-Legged Oxygen Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

Oxygen’s Three-Legged Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

 

 

                  

             


 

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

King Oxygen Preserves Health and Reverses Chronic Disease by Governing Its Three  Executive Branches:

k Acid-Alkali Balance

k Oxidant-Antioxidant Regulation

k Clotting-Unclotting Equilibrium (CUE)

Good Health Is Equilibrium

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

 

Disease Is Absence of Equilibrium

 

Advanced Disease Is Impending Collapse

Healing
Is Restoration of Oxygen Equilibrium

 

The Sun-Soil Model of Healing

 

When the Hunter
Become the Hunted

 

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Sesame Oil: Why Is It One of My Darlings? The Oil for “Dr. Ali’s Oral Protocol”

Majid Ali, M.D.

Sesame oil is one of my two darlings among natural therapies for health preservation and reversal of a host of chronic diseases.

First and foremost, sesame is a loyal and efficient assistant to oxygen in its detergent (grease-cutting) functions in the body, and so serves as a good anti-inflammatory agent. I present this subject at length in my book entitled “Oxygen and Aging.”

 

                        

 

The clinical benefits of sesame oil which I have observed include;

* Sesame oil is an essential ingredient of “Dr Ali’s Oral Protocol” which I prescribe for my patients with oral problems, such as thrush, tongue coating, bad breath (halitosis), canker sores, gingivitis, and others. Within weeks they return and thank me for recommending sesame oral rinses.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils—castor oil and mustard oil are the other two—which I use in my topical Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the bowel, such as Crohn’s colitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils whish I use in my Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the joints and muscles, such as arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, polyarthralgia, and others), muscle pain syndromes (including fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, myositis, and tendonitis, bursitis, trigger points, and other pain syndrome affecting the musculoskeletal system).

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for controlling cancers of various types.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for chronic inflammatory conditions of the urinary and genital tracts, such as interstitial cystitis and chronic recurrent prostatitis.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use as a crucial component of my integrative care for my patients with autoimmune disorders.

Why Was Sesame Oil Valued in Ayurvedic Medicine?

Sesame oil had a unique position among the remedies of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, as well those of South Asia, including in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions. The ancients did not know about our ideas of how much dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (caused by excess acidity, free radical activity, and cellular grease buildup) robs health and causes disease. However, intelligence and wisdom are not new to humans. They observed and described the beneficial effects of sesame oil in their figurative and literal ways.

In essence, sesame oil in Asia was what olive oil was in the Mediterranean region. My description of the clinical uses of sesame oil simply give the essence of the experience of the ancients validated by my patients.

Varieties of Sesame Oil

Organic cold-pressed is pale yellow in color (my preference).

Indian gingelly (also known as til oil) is golden.

East Asian sesame oils are usually dark brown in color, the color and flavor due to roasting.

Mechanisms of Action of Sesame Oil

In addition to its grease-cutting effects, the beneficial effect of the oil are attributed to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and two naturally-occurring compounds that prevent cellular damage called sesamol and sesamin.

Fatty Acid Composition of Sesame Oil

 

Following are the ranges of oils found in sesame oil:

Oleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Linoleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Palmitic acid 7.0 % 12.0 %

Palmitoleic acid trace to 0.5 %

Stearic acid 3.5 % 6.0 %

Linolenic acid trace 1.0 %

Eicosenoic acid trace 1.0 %

Dr. Ali’s Breakfast for Losing Weight, Reversing Diabetes, and Staying Healthy

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

A Breakfast for Insulin-Smart Eating and Healthful Aging

 


There is never a valid reason for missing breakfast. So strong is my conviction on the subjects of the need and the optimal type of breakfast that I seldom complete a visit with one of my patients without addressing it. Indeed, next to the subject of chronic anger I devote more time energy—and energy— to the matter of “Dr. Ali’s breakfast” than any other subject. In this chapter, I present information about what I consider to be a good breakfast and offer my reasons for my position on the subject.

Many patients tell me they missed their breakfast because they were not hungry. I explain that was so because their metabolic rhythm has been disrupted. Rising at 7 am following a dinner at 8 pm the evening before, of course, means a fasting of 11 hours. Fasting means hypoglycemia and acidosis. Extending that period for another two or three or more hours essentially sets a person up for major hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts that trigger insulin and adrenergic roller coasters. In individuals with neurotransmitter volatility — persons with predisposition for anxiety, sadness, or depression — extension of fasting can trigger any or all of those symptoms. For others without such vulnerability, it is really a matter of time until they also succumb to undue tiredness or mood difficulties caused by glucose-insulin-adrenaline-neurotransmitter shifts.

During the mid-1960s, as a house surgeon in Pakistan and later in England, I seldom ate a breakfast. I am not sure why that was so. Perhaps it was a macho thing — the real surgeons had to begin their mornings with something better than merely engaging Pakistani Praathas (heavily oiled and salted fried pita bread) or English porridge. More often than not, lunch was missed as well. By noon, I was nearly always in the midst of struggle with excising tissues soaked with bloody fluids. Sometimes there was a quick cup of coffee during the midday hours. At other times, I devoured a doughnut or a piece of pastry in the early afternoon hours. Now when I recall those days, I shudder to think who might have paid what price for the lack of any sense of nutrition — appalling ignorance, to be precise — of a driven, hypoglycemic, and inexperienced surgeon.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF A GOOD BREAKFAST

A wholesome breakfast — in my view — should serve the following goals:

1. It should set the stage for an active, vigorous, and healthful day with sustained energy.
2. It should support the functions of the bowel, liver, hormone organs, brain, and other tissue.
3. It should sustain the long-term goals of healthful aging and preventing degeneratory disorders, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and others.

With those goals in mind, the following objectives of a breakfast seem desirable to me:

1. Overhydration of cells throughout the body during the morning hours;
2. Maintenance of the blood glucose levels within a narrow healthful zone to avoid rapid hypoglycemic- hyperglycemic shifts, and to prevent insulin-adrenergic roller coasters initiated by those shifts;
3. Tonification of the bowel musculature and stimulation of the emptying reflexes;
4. Provision of special support for the hepatic redox-restorative detoxification pathways;
5. Provision of restorative oils for optimal biomembrane functions, especially in the brain;
6. Provision of raw material for structural and functional proteins, especially for generating oxystatic enzymes; and
7. Avoidance of toxic trans fatty acids, which are common in the standard American breakfasts.

Below, I describe my own breakfast, which seeks to meet the above goals and objectives of an optimal breakfast.

My Own Breakfast 3-4 Days a Week

I consider missing my breakfast a violation of the sacred temple that houses my spirit — an insult to my physical frame. I learned that crucial lesson the hard way. Earlier I referred to the absence of breakfast during my surgical days. That mistake was continued during two decades of my pathology work as well. My clinical experience and review of literature has convinced me that the single best:

1. That the premium nutrient for the brain is flaxseed oil;
2. That the single best nutrient for the liver is lecithin;
3. That the most desirable prescription for the integrity of bowel ecology is organic vegetable juice;
4. That the ideal formulation for the prevention of sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coasters is a good protein powder, comprising 85 to 90% partially digested proteins; and
5. That the nutrient of choice for invigorating all the cells in the body is abundant water.

In view of those considerations, I prepare my own breakfast (within two to three minutes) on five or six days a week as follows:

1. I begin with a 28-ounce mug filled with spring water and one ounce of seltzer water (seltzer water is unnecessary for those who prefer plain water).
2. I drink the above-mentioned fluid volume in portions of five to seven ounces at intervals, doing limbic exercise — non-competitive exercise—between drinking. I take my probiotic protocol (Bifidobacterium and Acidophilus) when I begin to drink water.
3. I continue drinking that amount of water, taking additional supplements, until the mug is empty.
4. Next, I prepare a 30-ounce protein drink as shown in Table 1.
5. I begin drinking the above protein protocol, again consume five to seven ounces at a time, continuing my limbic exercise and taking additional supplements until both the complement of supplements and the protein formula is finished.
6. On weekends, my wife and I commonly take an egg breakfast with some fruit.

At the Institute, my colleagues and I use the following four P&P (partially digested protein) protocols: (1) #1 containing %90% mixture of proteins derived from eggs and milk; (2) # 2 containing 90% soy proteins; (3) # 3 containing 75 to 80 % rice protein; and (4) # 4 containing about 90% of whey protein. Proteins derived from other sources, such as vegetables, may be substituted for one or the other of the above choices. In Table 2, I make some recommendations for the choice of vegetables for preparing fresh juices:

The flaxseed oil in the protein drink may be replaced by one of the following oils: olive, safflower, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, avocado, and almond. Additional comments on this subject are included in the next section.

I use the Very Veggie brand of bottled organic vegetable juice produced by Knudson Co. For those who can find the time, freshly squeezed vegetable juice is clearly preferable.

 

 

Table 1. Dr. Ali’s Breakfast
Five Days of the Weeks


Protein                                    Two heaping tablespoons

Flaxseed                                  Two heaping tablespoons

Lecithin (all natural)                   One heaping tablespoon

Vegetable juice, organic              15 ounces

Water                                      15 ounces

 

Insulin-Smart Omelettes and Other Insulin-Smart Breakfasts for Insulin-Smart eating


When we do what is right, habit makes it agreeable. That certainly is true of eating choices. Taste is an acquired faculty. Organic vegetable juice added to my protein drink now appeals to me much more than any fruit juice. It was not so when I began. (Fried brain is not a delicacy for me now as it once was in my childhood in Pakistan.) The habit one grows into for one’s breakfast is as much a part of the life’s track as any other. I explain those basic aspects of a wholesome breakfast to every patient who consults me.

Some patients readily follow my breakfast plan closely, begin to savor it soon, and report good results within weeks. Others take a slower approach, adopting my plan partially. Some patients initially find my prescription for breakfast unappetizing. The majority of them settle into them nicely weeks or months later. Yet others ask if they can replace organic vegetable juice with milk (cow’s, goats, rice or soy). Others wish to add one-half of a banana or peach or other types of fruit for enhanced taste. Except in patients with disturbing symptomatology related to rapid hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts, I accept their modifications.

I do wholeheartedly endorse an egg breakfast. Eggs have been maligned for decades by practitioners of pharmacologic medicine on the grounds that eggs raise blood cholesterol levels. I dismiss that as non-sense coming from ill-informed individuals. Not a single study has shown that eggs increase the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Indeed, some reports suggest that eggs — an excellent source of high-quality liver-friendly lecithin —actually lower blood cholesterol levels.

Plain yogurt with freshly ground flaxseed makes for an excellent breakfast. Some fruit may be added to that for persons without immune disorders. Other good breakfast options are soy products commonly recommended by macrobiotic enthusiasts.

Oatmeal breakfast used to be a favorite of nutritionists of bygone eras. Nearly all nutritionists that I have discussed this subject with in recent years told me they now do not recommend oatmeal or any other starch breakfasts anymore. I believe that is because the abuse of antibiotics and massive sugar overload in the general public has so stressed the bowel ecosystem that even so-called healthy starches now carry the hazard of further feeding the sugar- eaters in the gut and so contribute to ongoing disruption of the bowel ecology.

In some cultures, fish, poultry, and various meats are consumed for breakfast. Those items are very desirable as sources of proteins. The important point here is that such meats should not be highly processed, nitrated, or otherwise contain high contents of oxidized fats.

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