Madhavi Gavini

Brentwood, TN, United States

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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
Is the gut the key to disease?
Thank you for the explanation. Conventional treatment approaches tend to be unidimensional sometimes, for most disease states/conditions. The information you have presented is interesting. Are there any standardized studies being done to prove the effectiveness and safety of these methods of treatment? Are the digestive and pancreatic enzymes given as supplements?..if so what is their source? Is this really a ray of hope for any cancer patient? What about end stage cancer patients... My intention is not to discount your claims but to gain more understanding.
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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
Is the gut the key to disease?
The gut is the key to somatic conditions like autoimmune diseases, heart disease, inflammation according to various studies. Alternative medicine like ayurveda does give a lot of importance to diet for that reason. According to research,the gut plays a major role in the body's immune response. Essentially, this is attributed to the naturally existing microbes in the gut. I do not think that the gut is the only factor for causing cancer,mental illness..I doubt if there are good studies to support this theory.
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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
It's easy to separate a product from its production process. What can we do to change that?
Kelly, a product brand may play a role for choosing certain products, but cost/affordability is an important criterion for the majority. Factory farming/production has been using affordability to it's advantage. We can use the same principles that we use during food consumption ex: increasing awareness, implications on health,environment,future generations. However, it is a challenge to make an individual feel/react the same way towards our environment versus personal factors like health.
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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
Is a persons reality, meaning, and purpose determined by their choice of study/job?
"I don't feel like this in my job, but when I look around me and hear people talking about their jobs, I feel like our society has forced many people to be in jobs that they do not enjoy and that do make their life unfruitful." Karim, why do you think so? I believe that it is still a personal choice/decision...our society does not force anyone to remain in jobs. " I doubt that the majority of the people who have a job are happy in it. They go to their job in order to sustain themselves, their family and home.The world we live in now is much more dependent on financial security than meaning of life" True. However, livelihood is important as well. We also have to take the individual's life situation in consideration. For ex:,there may be school loans to pay off or a family to support which may take precedence for that individual.
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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we encourage children to start recognizing (and rising above) category boundaries from a young age?
A child learns to think and reason from family(parents, siblings, grandparents), teachers, caregivers and media (books,television). Creating an environment at home and school that is conducive to recognizing and transcending the boundaries would help. My son's school conducts various events to encourage learning about different cultures. Myself and my husband use every opportunity to introduce my son to different cultures,languages,music and cuisines.
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Madhavi Gavini
Posted about 1 year ago
Why Poverty? Is empowering Women at Rural Areas is the solution? or educating their community is more important as a first step?
Sarah, thanks for sharing the video. I was surprised to notice the ability of the women to learn and connect, in spite of not understanding English. "Is empowering Women at Rural Areas is the solution? ", Your question reminds me of the 'Grameen Bank' , the microfinance organization started by the Nobel prize laureate Muhammed Yunus. The organization has faced similar cultural problems as exemplified by Rafea's story in the video as the majority of the users of this bank are women as well. Women, especially mothers in general ,seem to be more motivated to improve the quality of life of their children. The two links below from Kiva, offer a great explanation as to why empowering women would be a big solution to eliminate poverty. http://blog.kiva.org/2013/03/08/women-who-start-why-these-entrepreneurs-should-be-honored-on-international-womens-day http://blog.kiva.org/2013/03/08/happy-international-womens-day-from-kiva " educating their community is more important as a first step?" Educating the community would be of great help..not necessarily as a first step. Training the community to make a livelihood ( either providing micro loans or teaching practical skills) has been proven to be more useful than formal education.