In today’s busy world, it’s common to grab an antacid whenever we feel stomach troubles. But relying too much on these quick fixes can have consequences we might not notice right away.

Antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers are popular for easing conditions like GERD and hyperacidity. They work by reducing stomach acid, which can relieve symptoms. But they don’t fix the real problem and using them a lot can mess up important body processes like digesting protein and absorbing nutrients.

Some studies show that using proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers for a long time can lower vitamin B12 levels, especially in older people. This might cause problems with moving around or thinking clearly, which can be mistaken for getting older. Some research even suggests that long-term use of these medicines could make people more likely to break their hips. This might happen because the body doesn’t absorb calcium and vitamin D as well, which are important for strong bones.

It’s important to deal with what’s causing acid reflux instead of just using medicines to stop it. Things like being overweight, smoking, not being active, drinking too much alcohol, and eating late at night can make these problems worse. Changing these habits can help manage stomach issues and reduce the need for medicine.

Dr. Jonathan Wright explains in his book “Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You” how having enough stomach acid is key to preventing discomfort and digesting food properly. Low stomach acid, called hypochlorhydria, is often behind reflux symptoms. Instead of just stopping acid, it’s better to fix this problem using holistic methods.

Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s Neurotherapy offers another way to manage stomach problems without medicine. This therapy works on balancing the body without any surgery or pills. It can give real improvements without needing drugs.

In short, while antacids and acid-stopping meds might help in the short term, using them for a long time can be risky for health. Choosing holistic methods that treat the real causes and support good digestion can give lasting relief without hurting your body’s nutrition or bone strength.

Yoga, Ayurveda, and alternative healing methods, including Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s Neurotherapy (LMNT), trace their historical and philosophical roots to ancient Indian traditions. While they are distinct practices, they are often interconnected and complementary in promoting holistic well-being. Integrating Yoga with LMNT presents a comprehensive approach to health and healing, addressing various facets of an individual’s well-being.

Yoga can significantly contribute to enhancing gut health and complement LMNT in managing chronic disorders. Many gastrointestinal issues stem from the hyperactivity or overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. For instance, constipation may arise due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system, while irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is linked to an overstimulated parasympathetic nervous system.

Yogasanas and Pranayam help to balance the autonomic nervous system to restore the homeostasis of mind and body. The following recommended asanas and pranayamas demonstrate their efficacy in addressing specific gut-related conditions.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Yogasanas Pranayam
Viprit Karni (Legs up the wall pose) Sarvanga asana (Shoulder Stand) Nadi Shodhan (Alternate nostril breathing) pranayama in Vajraasana (thunderbolt Pose/Diamond Pose) immediately after meal and at bedtime is good to prevent gas formation and gastritis
Sectional breathing and abdominal breathing with ‘A’ kara chanting are very useful to allow a free flow of Prana

Additionally, avoid fast loosening practices like jogging, forward/backward bending, twisting etc. and emphasize more on inverted postures.

Chronic Constipation

Yogasanas Pranayam
Malasana - Natural crouching or traditional pose, allows complete bowel evacuation by straightening of the bend between rectum and anus (anorectal angle) Bhramari (Bee breath) Bhastrika (Bellows breath)
Pawanmuktasana (Release pose) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Dhanurasana (Bow pose) Halasana (Plough pose)
Aardha matsayendrasana (Half Lord of the fishes pose)

Low back pain/ cervical spondylosis

Yogasanas Pranayam
Tadasana (Mountain pose) Urdhwa Hastottanasana (Eagle pose) Nadi Shodhan (Alternate nostril breathing) Bhramari (Bee breath)
Ardhchakrasana (Half Wheel pose) Konasana (Angle pose)
Uttanpadasana (Raised Leg pose) Setubandhasana (Bridge pose)
Ushtraasana (Camel pose) Vakraasana (Spinal Twist pose)
Marjariasana (Cat pose) Saral Matsayasana (Easy Fish pose)
Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) Shalabhasana (Locust pose)
Makrasana (Crocodile pose) Shavasana (Corpse pose)

“Aum’ chanting and prayer.

Strengthening Kidneys

Yogasanas Pranayam
Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) Supta vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt pose) Bhastrika (Bellows breath)
Shashankasana (Hare pose) Marjari asana (Cat pose)
bhujang asana (Cobra pose) trikonasana (Triangle pose)
Matsyasana (Fish pose) Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)
Ardha Matsayendra asana (Half Lord of the fishes pose) Halasana (Plough Pose)
Madukasana (Frog pose) Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)
Ushtrasana (Camel pose)

Liver Strengthening

Yogasanas Pranayam
Dhanurasana (Bow pose) ardha matsyedrasana (Half fish Pose) Kapalbhati Anulom Vilom
Gomukhasana (Cow face pose) Naukasana (Boat pose)
Ardha padmottanasana Adho Mukh Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog pose)

Lungs Strengthening

Yogasanas Pranayam
Surya Namaskara (Sun salutation) Supta vajrasana (Reclined thunderbolt pose) all Pranayama, deep yogic breathing
Dhanurasana (Bow pose) Ushtrasana (Camel pose)
Hasta uttanasana (Raised arms pose Matsyaasana (Fish Pose),
Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand) Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a challenging condition impacting around 2.3 million individuals globally, characterized by inflammation and demyelination in the central nervous system. While the origins of MS remain elusive, recent studies delve into the intriguing area of the cervical spine and its potential role in the development or progression of this debilitating disease.

The cervical spine, which refers to the neck region of the spine, is crucial for supporting the body and protecting the spinal cord, has gained attention in MS research. Studies suggest that alterations in the cervical spine structure, specifically changes in neck curvature, may be a contributing factor to the development or exacerbation of MS.

The current lifestyle, marked by excessive mobile phone use and improper posture while using devices, has led to a surge in cervical issues. Smartphone users reporting pain in the neck, shoulder, and thumb highlight the impact of faulty posture. Recent scientific studies reveal a correlation between dysfunctional breathing patterns and musculoskeletal pain, emphasizing the intricate connection between posture, respiratory function, and potential implications for conditions like MS.

Key points highlighting potential connection between cervical curvature and development of MS:

  1. Spinal Trauma and Cervical Curvature: Trauma to the cervical spine, such as concussions, whiplash injuries, abnormal posture, disc degeneration, and a particular concern, kyphosis of the cervical spine (reversal of the sagittal cervical curve), has been linked to various neurological problems. Some of these neurological symptoms bear a striking resemblance to those seen in individuals with MS.
  2. Demyelination and Vascular Changes: Research, has shown that a kyphotic or reversed cervical curve can lead to demyelination of nerve fibers and induce vascular changes in the spinal cord. This process can result in symptoms such as numbness, vision changes, and other neurological issues.
  3. Vascular Complications: The reversed cervical curve may stretch the spinal cord and exert tension on it. Post mortem examinations of spinal cords from MS patients have revealed deformities in blood vessels, including hyalinization, organized thrombi, and complete occlusion. These vascular changes contribute to conditions like myelomalacia, gliosis, and local tissue shrinking.
  4. Reduced Blood Flow: The apex of the reversed cervical curve places substantial pressure on the spinal cord and the anterior spinal artery, which supplies blood to the spinal cord. Over time, this increased pressure and compromised blood flow can lead to ischemia, potentially causing demyelination of nerve fibers and, consequently, symptoms such as muscle weakness and other neurological problems.
  5. Upper Cervical Misalignments: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can also result in venous compression. This venous compression may contribute to the symptoms experienced by individuals with MS.

In summary, while research into the relationship between cervical spine changes and MS is still ongoing, there is growing interest in the possibility that alterations in cervical curvature may contribute to the development or exacerbation of MS symptoms. Understanding this potential connection could have significant implications for the treatment and management of MS, as well as the prevention of its progression.

How LMNT helps in MS

Patients with multiple sclerosis have more gastrointestinal problems such as constipation and irritable bowel disease. Dysbiosis in the gut could also be a factor for development of inflammatory diseases like multiple sclerosis. LMNT works to rectify the digestive issues and symptoms that the patient is experiencing. Furthermore, the myelin sheath of the nerves is made up pf fatty substances and proteins. Hence, LMNT works to set right the protein and fat metabolism in the body so that the necessary raw material is available for protecting the nerves.

LMNT also strengthens the gut for proper assimilation of nutrients to set right the deficiency of vitamin B12 as MS patients also report low B12. Additionally, LMNT strengthens the liver, which has been linked to MS progression. Adopting a holistic approach, LMNT aims to address the root causes of MS and restore and strengthen the body’s organs and systems.

How LMNT helps in MS

While ongoing research continues to explore the relationship between cervical spine changes and MS, understanding the potential connection opens avenues for better treatment and management of MS. LMNT’s holistic approach offers promising support, emphasizing the importance of addressing underlying issues to improve the lives of individuals battling multiple sclerosis.

It may sound improbable, but it’s a reality – nearly 50% of individuals experiencing ear pain find its root cause in jaw and teeth issues. Scientifically, jaw joint and bite problems have been identified as contributors to tinnitus, the persistent ringing or humming noise that affects 10% of the population. Beyond disrupting hearing, tinnitus often leads to insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

Three key theories shed light on the connection between jaw joint problems and tinnitus. Firstly, proximity of chewing muscles to those influencing the middle ear may impact hearing and contribute to tinnitus. Secondly, ligaments connecting the jaw to hearing bones in the middle ear establish a direct link. Thirdly, the nerve supply from the jaw joint has proven connections with brain regions associated with hearing and sound interpretation.

Mentioned below are some other conditions wherein the tooth and ear issues impact each other.

Gum Infections can extend beyond the oral cavity, affecting the head. Research suggests that gum disease correlates with increased risks of diabetes and heart disease, similarly impacting the ears by causing infections.

Trigeminal Nerve Pain – Trigeminal neuralgia, causing severe facial pain along the fifth cranial nerve, may also reach the ears. The branches of this nerve connect the teeth, jaw, and ears, making it a potential source of interconnected pain.

Sinus Infections, originating from the maxillary sinus beneath the cheekbones, can affect the ears through pressure on the trigeminal nerve branches, causing pain that extends to the ears.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD) – Abnormal functioning of the jaw joints, characteristic of TMJ or TMD disorder, can manifest as ear-related pain due to their proximity to the
ear canal.

Ear Infections may cause toothache due to a shared nerve line between the teeth and ears. Patients might misattribute ear infection pain to dental issues, emphasizing the intricate connection.

LMNT cure for infection and inflammation

Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s profound understanding of human physiology helped him devise different sets of treatments for infection and inflammation. He believed that prolonged infection is the cause of inflammation in the body. Hence to treat infections, he devised techniques to stimulate T Lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. For controlling inflammation he stimulated the release of corticosteroids from adrenal cortex, and also introduced techniques for regulating prostaglandins in the body.
By controlling infection and inflammation LMNT has succeeded in helping resolve painful gum issues. Also, the treatment has been successful in strengthening gums to help the condition of shaking teeth.


The surprising connection between teeth, ears, and various health conditions underscores the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare. Understanding these interrelations allows for more targeted treatments, and LMNT, with its unique methodology, continues to provide valuable solutions for infection and inflammation, improving overall dental and ear health.

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is now recognized not only for its importance of bone health in children and adults, but also for other health benefits including reducing risk of chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

Recent studies highlight the serious repercussions of insufficient sun exposure, linking it to increased mortality rates and a higher incidence of diseases such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, asthma, type 1 diabetes, and myopia.

Decreased exposure to sun has also been linked to reduced serotonin levels, potentially leading to major depression with a seasonal pattern. Sunlight plays a vital role in triggering the release of serotonin, making individuals more susceptible to this type of depression during the winter months when daylight hours are shorter.

How is vitamin D absorbed in the body?

While most essential vitamins can be obtained from food, sunlight remains the major source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin through a photosynthetic reaction triggered by exposure to UVB radiation. The efficiency of production depends on the number of UVB photons that penetrate the skin, a process that can be curtailed by clothing, excess body fat, sunscreen, and the skin pigment melanin. For most fair coloured people, a half-hour in the summer sun in a bathing suit can initiate the release of 50,000 IU (1.25 mg) vitamin D into the circulation within 24 hours of exposure; this same amount of exposure yields 20,000–30,000 IU in tanned individuals and 8,000–10,000 IU in dark-skinned people.

The initial photosynthesis produces vitamin D3, which undergoes additional transformations, primarily in the liver and kidneys, forming the hormone1,25(OH)D which is used by the body. This 1,25(OH)D accumulates in cell nuclei of the intestine, where it enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, to support most metabolic functions, neuromuscular transmission, and bone mineralization.

Shift in sun exposure attitudes

Societal attitudes toward sun exposure have shifted dramatically; from sun worshippers to sun fearers, driven by concerns about skin cancer. Fear has been fuelled by the marketing of ultra-blocking sunscreens and sun-protective clothing, contributing to a more indoor-centric lifestyle. While excessive UV radiation is known to cause skin damage, the complex relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer is far more complex. Factors such as genetics and skin type play crucial roles; certain genes offer protection against skin cancer, while others increase susceptibility. Individuals with fair skin, prone to sunburn without tanning, are at higher risk. Furthermore, the intensity and timing of sun exposure also impact the risk, with sudden, intense exposure being riskier than gradual, steady exposure over time.

Understanding UV Rays

Energy from the sun reaches the earth as visible, infrared, and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Only UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays reach the earth’s surface. The earth’s atmosphere absorbs UVC wavelengths.

UVB rays carry a higher risk of skin cancer, while UVA rays contribute to aging and wrinkling. In most cases, ultraviolet rays react with melanin. This is the first defence against the sun. That’s because melanin absorbs the dangerous UV rays that can do serious skin damage. A sunburn develops when the amount of UV damage exceeds the protection that the skin’s melanin can provide. A suntan represents the skin’s response to injury from the sun. In light of these complexities, it is imperative that we find a middle ground to enable us to reap the numerous benefits of sunlight for our physical and mental well-being.

LMNT’s role in enhancing sunlight benefits

LMNT techniques offer a unique avenue to amplify the benefits of sunlight. By stimulating the liver and kidneys to produce the essential 1,25(OH)D hormone, LMNT contributes to improved bone health. Remarkable success has been observed in patients with conditions like osteopenia and arthritis, showcasing the potential for complete reversal of these conditions. Moreover, LMNT aids in strengthening the bone matrix and promoting collagen building, ultimately fortifying the skeletal and muscular system.


Embracing sunlight as a holistic health booster necessitates a balanced perspective. As we strive to protect ourselves from potential harm, it's essential to recognize and optimize the multifaceted benefits sunlight offers for our physical and mental well-being. LMNT emerges as a valuable complement, enhancing the positive impact of sunlight on our overall health.

In recent years, the vagus nerve has taken centre stage, appearing actively on social media platforms. Influencers claim it holds the key to reducing anxiety, regulating the nervous system, and promoting relaxation, sparking a trend seen in countless TikTok and Instagram posts with hashtags like “#vagusnerve” amassing millions of views.

These posts often share methods for “toning” or “resetting” the vagus nerve, ranging from ice water baths, ice packs, and massages to eye exercises and deep-breathing techniques. Capitalizing on this social media trend, wellness companies offer products like “vagus massage oil,” vibrating bracelets, and pillow mists, claiming to stimulate the vagus nerve, despite lacking scientific endorsement.

Research Insights:

While researchers acknowledge the potential mood-enhancing benefits of electrical stimulation through electrodes, the question remains: can the vagus nerve be activated non-invasively, and who would benefit the most from such interventions?

Our body relies on the autonomic nervous system, comprised of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, working in tandem to maintain homeostasis. The sympathetic system acts as the body’s accelerator, triggering the fight-or-flight response, while the parasympathetic system promotes relaxation and restoration.

Vagus Nerve’s Crucial Role:

The vagus nerve, a key component of the parasympathetic system, serves as a communication conduit between the brain and the gut, relaying crucial information about the body’s status. It instructs organs to slow down for rest-and-digest activities or prepare for the fight-or-flight response during stressful situations.

The vagus nerve plays a vital role in the gut-brain connection, forming a neuroendocrine-immune axis. This axis influences the body’s response to inflammation, with the vagus nerve modulating immune responses, especially in the presence of threats such as pathogens.

LMNT and Vagus Nerve Stimulation:

Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s Neurotherapy (LMNT) has successfully treated digestive disorders by employing specific techniques that stimulate the vagus nerve. These methods involve a precise sequence of stimulating points behind the ears. Contemporary research is also exploring devices for vagal stimulation through these ear areas.

LMNT’s documented success extends to inflammatory disorders and gut health, effectively addressing conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), autoimmune diseases (psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis), and neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s). By optimizing vagus nerve function, LMNT enhances digestive organ efficiency, offering a promising avenue for holistic well-being.