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Q: Why don't people transfer salt from one person's hand to another person's hand? Some people told me that salt removes negative energy from the body. That is why we use it to remove 'disti' ( nazar). We also keep our feet in salt water to remove the pain ( negative energy) in the body. If you transfer salt from one person's hand to another person's hand, the negative energy of that person also gets transferred. Is this correct? Isn't this Eastern science?

Krishna: Science is science anywhere. There is no Western science or Eastern science. Science is universal and that which strictly follows scientific method. 

Negative energy is a concept used in Physics to explain the nature of certain fields, including the gravitational field and various quantum field effects. There are no other negative energies.

When added to hot bath water, the magnesium sulphate in the salt acts as an electrolyte. Soaking legs in this bathwater helps in regulating nerve signals in them. An Epsom salt soak helps in minimising inflammation, pain, and swelling. That is science. Everything else is nonsense.

 Stop propagating pseudo-science and superstition in the name of science.

( After reading the above answer, a person sent me this Q: Does table salt contains magnesium sulphate ? Because magnesium sulphate itself is different from table salt.

Krishna's reply: 

" magnesium sulphate itself is different from table salt"

Don't get confused.

MgSO₄- This is magnesium sulphate

NaCl - This is sodium chloride.

In their pure forms.

But commercially available sea salts on the market today vary widely in their chemical composition. Although the principal component is sodium chloride, the remaining portion can range from less than 0.2 to 10% of other salts. These are mostly calcium, potassium, and magnesium salts of chloride and sulfate with substantially lesser amounts of many trace elements found in natural seawater. Though the composition of commercially available salt may vary, the ionic composition of natural saltwater is relatively constant).

Q: Why Indian people are facing shortage of oxygen in their blood, what is the main reason?

Krishna: Anybody, why only Indians, can face this problem.

Hypoxemia is when you have low levels of oxygen in your blood. Hypoxemia can be caused by a variety of conditions, including asthma, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It's a serious medical situation and requires prompt medical attention.

I think you asked this Q because you saw media coverage of oxygen shortage in the country in the present situation.

Oxygen is a crucial treatment for many patients with severe Covid-19, since the disease affects lung function. One of the tell-tale symptoms is shortness of breath, which can be followed by pneumonia, as the lungs fill with fluid. In some coronavirus patients, it’s thought that the infection first damages the lungs, rendering parts of them incapable of functioning properly. Those tissues lose oxygen and stop working, no longer infusing the blood stream with oxygen,

Feeling breathless with COVID-19 usually means the lungs are infected. If the coronavirus has caused pneumonia, then — depending on how serious it is — the lungs may struggle to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream. This is a problem because oxygen is an essential nutrient for every organ in the body.

The rapid deterioration in the health of COVID-19 patients is caused by an overreaction of the body’s immune system. The body produces small proteins called cytokines at a much higher rate, which leads to a ‘cytokine storm’ and triggers massive inflammation. Immune cells invade the lungs, where they disrupt gas exchange.

Q: A prominent scientist said that the 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is inevitable in India. How should we prepare for it?

Krishna: Like the scientists already told you!

Get vaccinated. Wear a tight fitting mask. Keep physical distance. Stay home as much as possible. Don’t visit crowded places. Wash your hands frequently. While shopping, choose outdoor shops. Boost your immune system. Reduce your weight. Cooperate with the scientists and doctors.

Need I repeat it?

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