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Science behind kalpvas

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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The month of Magh is observed as Kaplvas where for one month people from all over gather, do sun worship (Vitamin D) , eat sesame (high in calcium) and do tulsi or basil pooja (high fertility and high in calcium).

The significance is to gather one year’s vitamin D quota. For getting vitamin D we need to expose 40 % of the body for at least 40 minutes at a stretch for forty days in a year (formula of forty).

Science behind kalpvas

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The month of Magh is observed as Kalpvas where for one month people from all over gather, do sun worship (vitamin D), eat sesame (high in calcium) and do tulsi or basil pooja (high fertility and high in calcium). The significance behind is to accrue one year’s vitamin D quota. To make enough vitamin D we need to expose 40% of the body for at least 40 minutes at a stretch for 40 days in a year (Formula of 40).

Period of Holy Baths (Makar Sankranti to Maha Shivaratri)

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Vitamin D deficiency causes severe bone loss in adults across northern India despite abundant sunlight in the region. The factors are inadequate exposure to sunlight and poor nutrition. The resultant disease is Osteomalacia, the loss of calcium from bones brought about by vitamin D deficiency. It can lead to life threatening emergencies in young adults. The examples are acute respiratory failure caused by a grossly deformed thoracic cage resulting from advanced bone loss in the spine and thoracic cage and pregnant women with poor intake of calcium and excessive demand leading to bone pains. Over 50% of healthy people surveyed in one of Delhi’s study by Dr Ambrish Mithal showed poor vitamin D levels.

The sun is the main source of Vitamin D. Human body make Vitamin D when sunlight touches the bare skin. However, too much exposure to direct sunlight Read more