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The 3 Pillars of Prevention — Advice by Dr Ulrich Bauhofer

(translated with Deepl)

The world is out of joint. The Corona Pandemic is a global epidemiological event of unprecedented magnitude. We are witnessing an unprecedented historical phenomenon in which the whole of humanity is taking up the fight against a virus or a disease in an unprecedented act of solidarity. This is taking place despite the fact that it is not even clear what disadvantages each individual will suffer in the process, and the extent of the economic damage is far from clear. So much for one side of the coin.


But there is also the other side: Covid-19 could lead to what Friedrich Nietzsche called the “reversal of all values”. The shutdown, which almost all countries on the planet have initiated, will change our lives for quite some time. But not only in the negative. Because it will calm it down, decelerate it and lower our stress levels, it will bring families together and let us arrive back at our homes, reduce CO2 emissions and thereby relieve our climate, come to the aid of the oceans and animals. It will also force the world of work to innovate, we will have to question global strategies and think in completely new ways. But most importantly, it will lift our humanity, empathy, helpfulness and charity into another dimension. We will reflect on new or perhaps old values. Therein lies the chance that this pandemic holds in store for us humans while the earth can catch its breath.


During the last week, I received countless phone calls that lead me to this letter. Without doubt your health is our top priority and of course we are there for you as always. We have set up a TELEPHONE or SKYPE TALKING HOUR. In order that there is as little waiting time as possible, please call or write us briefly, my team will give you a personal appointment.

Whether you have questions about a corona infection, the new test methods, other medical topics or meditation, we will support you in this difficult situation for all of us. Please do not hesitate to contact us even if you are not feeling well. As you know, Ayurvedic medicine always sees the whole person.


At this point I would like to introduce you to the three pillars of prevention against Covid-19 infection on which Ayurvedic medicine is based:

1. hygiene 2. strengthening of the immune system 3. mental strength

In addition, Ayurvedic medicine naturally also has a comprehensive arsenal of holistic and personalized therapeutic measures that we can fall back on in the event of an infection.

Let us start with some additions to the official hygiene instructions.


– Why isolation?

Why is isolation and two meters distance important? An infected person with a strong immune system does not even notice that he is infected and infects an average of 3 people. Children remain infected for up to 5 weeks! This is how the exponential curves of new infections are created. Distance brings the greatest security.


– What’s better than a handshake?

Namaste – the traditional Indian greeting, for which you close your hands as if in prayer and bow slightly to the person opposite you, means: The divine in me greets the divine in you. Can a greeting be expressed more beautifully?


– Why is soap our best ally in the fight against Covid-19?

Vegetable or animal fats in the soap are converted to alkali salts of fatty acids by adding alkaline solutions. The surfactants can destroy the fat membrane of viruses – yes, even of CoV-2. Important: wash your hands particularly thoroughly. Rough spots and wrinkles must be cleaned completely, for at least 20 seconds, including the spaces between the fingers and under the nails. Special attention should be paid to the fingertips and thumbs, as this is where most germs are located.

In public washrooms the use of disposable towels is recommended. Germs are carried into the air by hand dryers and can settle on surfaces again.

– Disinfect your mobile phone regularly, you have it permanently near your face.

– Clean door handles and frequently used surfaces regularly. Wash your clothes often or hang them in the sun.

– Wear gloves when you leave the house, you will touch your mouth and nose less. Practice touching your face as little as possible. At the beginning of last century, this was part of good style.


– Drink hot water, herbal tea or lemon water with honey every 15-30 minutes. This will flush the viruses out of the throat and into the stomach, where they destroy the stomach acid formed by the mucous membranes. The virus takes about 3 days to reach the lungs.


With all the recommendations that reach us via the media, we clearly do not know what we can do to strengthen our immune system. Ayurvedic, in combination with modern medicine, has a variety of strategies that we should use now. Then even an infection would lead to a mild course. I have therefore put together an immune booster kit, which you are welcome to order from us.


“The pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything. Louis Pasteur

– There is an abundance of ayurvedic medicinal plants that strengthen the immune system. In the preparations Amrit Kalash MA 4 or Ayur-Immun they are combined in such a way that they intensify their effect.

– Vitamin D produces your body’s own antibiotic. Every cell has a vitamin D receptor. You should take 50 units per kg body weight daily, e.g. 3500 units for 70 kg. If you supplement on a weekly basis, your body must first mobilize vitamin D from its stores. Give it to him daily – I recommend drops right now – then he can have it immediately.

– Vitamin C is essential at the moment. It is important for a whole range of antiviral processes in the body. Without vitamin C there is no effective barrier function of skin and mucous membranes.

– Also zinc. It is actively involved in the formation of defence cells. Even if a pathogen is already in the system, zinc helps to combat it. Furthermore, this trace element is essential for the neutralization of free radicals.


– Scented essences such as eucalyptus, clove oil, lavender, rosemary or bergamot protect our mucous membranes. The Nature Protect fragrance oil was specially developed to defend against viruses.


– Pay attention to a high-quality diet, do not overload your digestive tract and ensure that your bowels are emptied daily. 70% of your immune system works in the intestine. With interval fasting, the 16/8 rule (wait 16 hours after the last evening meal until the next meal), you relieve your digestive tract and strengthen your immune system. The same applies to light breakfast and early, warm dinner without meat and raw vegetables, with a midday main meal and lots of vegetables. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, thyme, oregano, pepper, cloves or laurel also support the immune functions.


– Go out into the fresh air daily, corona viruses are transmitted in crowded rooms, not outdoors. In your apartment you have about 500 lux at your disposal, under the open sky up to 50 000 lux at noon – with a daily increase as spring approaches. Light makes you healthy.

– Kneipp cured himself of tuberculosis with hot-cold ablutions. Why? Strong alternating temperatures stimulate the body in such a way that it trains the defence against pathogens. The physician and physicist Dr. Bernhard Uehleke from the Charité in Berlin: “With a time expenditure of 1 minute the body can be protected against infections and even hardened against stress”.

– Ventilate well so that your mucous membranes do not dry out and become more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Integrate mucous membrane care into your morning routine. This includes, for example, pulling oil for 5-10 minutes with a sip of sesame oil (then spit it out) and a drop of sesame oil in each nostril to cleanse the mouth, throat and respiratory tract and strengthen the gums. Mucous membranes should be moist and supple. If they dry out – viruses can settle down.


– Moderate exercise, if possible at least 3-4 times per week. I recommend to exercise according to your type. A Pitta Power type should exercise differently than a sensitive Vata type. Stimulate your circulation and blood flow, take deep breaths and thus lower the concentration of inflammation markers in the organism. If you work yourself out until you are exhausted, you will weaken your immune system.


“It is the spirit that builds the body. Friedrich Schiller

Fear and panic weaken our defences. Joy, optimism, good mood, enthusiasm, laughter strengthen them. Certainly we do not feel like laughing at the moment. Nevertheless, we should work on keeping our confidence. That is why mental strength is particularly important in times of crisis. What can we do for sovereignty, inner peace, stress resistance, resilience and an optimistic attitude?


– Meditation is the best means for this. Whatever meditation technique you have learned, practice it regularly now. As you know, I am a big fan of Transcendental Meditation (TM), on whose effects on the cardiovascular system I wrote my doctoral thesis. Nothing gives you deeper peace. TM is easy to learn and practice, is scientifically well documented and comes from the millennia-old tradition of yoga. So: If you cannot go out now, go within!


– Sleep purifies our mind and activates the regeneration processes in our body as well as the purification system in our brain, the glymphatic system. If you have built up a sleep deficit over a longer period of time, now is the time to make up for it. Sleep until you wake up on your own without setting an alarm clock. Lack of sleep weakens the immune system. Use the quarantine to get some real rest. Give in to your need to sleep. At first you will feel even more tired, but then comes the point where you feel fresh and full of power. Go to bed as early as possible – sleeping before midnight counts double!

– Practice light yoga exercises. These stretching exercises will make your body supple and harmonize your mind.


– As far as possible, deal with positive things – not just the horror stories of these days. They put pressure on our mood, our mind and our immune system.

– Give a smile to the people you meet when you go for a walk or shopping or during a video conference. You will get it back. And also wave to the bus and tram driver, they will thank you for this sign of appreciation.


Even if you can’t implement all of these recommendations at once, start with a few. In the course of time, you may feel like following a few more tips.


I will offer zoom lectures in the coming weeks. Maybe you would like to attend one of these online conferences.

If you wish, we will keep you informed. Please also check my website.

Enjoy a quiet, sunny weekend. Stay healthy and confident!


Your Ulrich Bauhofer

For questions of any kind –

please call us

089 – 2104 3695

or contact us via email Ulrich Bauhofer

Falkenturmstraße 12

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Maharishi AyurVeda health tips to help prevent infection


1. Maharishi AyurVeda recommendations
2. Maharishi AyurVeda products
3. You can view Dr Rainer Picha’s talks on Coronavirus and prevention in MGFC archives here
4. Additional recommendations from conventional holistic practices
5. A herbal tea to help prevent viral infection
6. Our most fundamental resource: The Transcendental Meditation technique (TM)
7. Maharishi Aroma Therapy recommendations for viral infections

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Russell Brand: I am an Addict

Posted by David H Shapiro on August 27, 2018


Comedian Russell Brand explains: “The reason I became a drug addict is that all throughout my life I felt this sense of irritation, agitation, this emptiness…

I found every progressive drug: cannabis, LSD, crack, heroin. Each of them is greeted as tiny little powdery prophets, solutions to the problem of my inner angst.

None of them work.” ( )

Today we have a crisis in drug addiction care: less than one in five Americans with drug abuse problems receive any help ( ). Little do they know, all the rest can get rapid, available, effective and affordable tools to escape these painful, costly and even life-threatening attachments.

According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.1 million people (7.7 percent of the U.S. population) aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem in 2016. Only 3.8 million (19 percent of those who needed treatment) received any substance use treatment in the same year. ( ).

According to US News in December, 2016, ( ) the Surgeon General reported that in 2015 the United States had a staggering $442 billion dollar loss to its national economy from drug and alcohol abuse.

According to National Institutes of Health, the average treatment (for veterans) for substance abuse costs $3,754 with a 75.0% chance of being effective.

Some people start drugs for a new “high,” others to overcome pain or discomfort; some athletes use drugs to enhance performance; others take up drugs out of curiosity. For whatever reason one tries and becomes addicted to drugs, the addiction is considered a brain disorder that can change the structure of the brain and how it works, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse ( ).

If one has been in a traumatic event, drug and alcohol “self-medication” often accompanies Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It can also be understood as one of the symptoms of PTSD. (For more stories and information on our projects to reduce the pandemic of PTSD across Africa, go to )

Without support, drug addiction often leads to harmful behaviors, and mental and physical health debilitation. The Surgeon General explained that “Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse.”

According to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse ( ), the 20% who do get support use a variety of approaches:

● behavioral counseling

● medication

● medical devices and applications used to treat withdrawal symptoms or deliver skills training

● evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety

● long-term follow-up to prevent relapse

The goals of these approaches are to first become drug free, then stay drug free, and over the long-run be a happy and productive member of family and society.

There are many complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches that with help change the quality of life and achieve the above goals… including exercise, diet, and better patterns of sleep. Other common approaches are special diets, probiotics, and mineral and vitamin supplements, breathing exercises, and acupuncture.

However, what is first needed, before standard treatments or CAM, is a tool that directly allows the addict to experience clearer thinking, discriminating and feeling. This process gives control back to the addict to then be able to take control over his or her life and act in a way that leaves him or her not only “feeling” in control of his or her life, but actually creating a life that then works for them to create a more powerful and productive future. This gives him or her greater purpose in life and a direction to start living a more fulfilling life.

Transcendental Meditation is one such evidence-based way to do this. Having gained more control, the individual can choose the useful tools to change his or her lifestyle to substitute positive activities for drug or alcohol addiction habits. He or she may also choose to receive psychological counseling and/or pharmacology to support this change in patterns of behavior.


A 2007 study showed that the most commonly used CAM approaches were natural products, breathing exercises and meditation, according to NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health ( )

One effective, evidence-based meditation for drug abuse reduction is Transcendental Meditation. ( )

Transcendental Meditation (TM), has been taught the same systematic way over the past 60 years, and is now practiced by over 7 million people in every country around the world. TM is a simple, effortless mental technique that employs the principle of rest and release of stress. The meditator experiences quieter, more silent and more restful levels of thinking, and the body gains profound rest and release of fatigue and stress. With increasing coherence of mind due to more silent and orderly thinking gained in meditation, after meditation the practitioner has more freedom from the influence of past decisions and he or she can then more easily choose to stop the destructive behaviors of drug and alcohol abuse.


Over 10 peer-reviewed studies ( and then go to addictions link) show that TM produces a very significant reduction in drug and alcohol abuse. For example, one meta-analysis of 70 drug rehab study results (Alcohol Treatment Quarterly, 11: 13-88) showed that TM was significantly more effective than either peer support or prevention education.

Russell Brand comments ( “The thing is that what I have learned, what I was looking for all the time, was a sense of union, a sense of connection.

Why for us is there the subsequent misery? Because for us these flimsy scraps are never going to be enough. We want the real connection. We want the absolute connection. And the thing is that connection exists. And, it’s possible to find it. And it’s possible that you in fact could find it now. First you have to remove the chemicals and the substances. You have to get rid of them. I believe in abstinence based recovery. I believe in harm reduction when necessary to get you to abstinence-based recovery, but I believe that if you are a drug addict of the nature that I am, you have to remove drugs from your life.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) will give you access to peace. It will give you access to a (new) consciousness that is not entirely defined by your self and your conditions as you understand them. It will give you sanctuary and serenity. That is what it’s done for me. An integral part of my life as a recovering drug addict is TM.”

Russell Brand risked his career and his life with drug dependence and addiction. Twenty-three million Americans suffer each year from drug and alcohol abuse. Only one in five gets treatment. Here are available, affordable, and effective tools to help people around the world suffering from drug and alcohol dependence and addiction take control of their drug and alcohol intake for a clearer, more effective and happier life.

As Russell Brand said: “Through TM I felt this beautiful serenity and selfless connection. There are those with great privilege and luxuries that can have access through TM, but there are people who are in extreme states of suffering who can benefit from it too.” (

About the authors:

Dr. Scott F. Terry, Ed.D., M.A., IL.-L.M.F.T., IL.-L.C.P.C., IA.-L.M.F.T., IA.-L.M.H.C., Ch.T., and AAMFT approved supervisor. With 25 years of practice as a doctoral level clinician, supervisor, professor, clinical and executive director of five large mental health organization practices, including the Ardent Counseling Center, and a radio show.

David Shapiro, B.A. cum laude chemistry, M.A., is an author of two articles published in Journal of Traumatic Stress (April, 2013; February, 2014) on Transcendental Meditation and PTSD; the founding President of PTSD Relief Now and its African PTSD Relief projects and Alliance for PTSD Recovery (both are 501C3 charities) ; author of a third article, in submission, on rapid reductions in PTSD in South African college students; and an author of numerous popular articles on PTSD published throughout the world. His previous articles in Elephant Journal include: Is Meditation the Answer to Trump’s Goal to Reduce Veteran Suicides? and The Simple Technique that dramatically Reduced PTSD Symptoms in Refugees. Thousands of refugees, at-risk students, military, abused women have received support from PTSD across Africa from PTSD Relief Now Corporation. To get updates on research and projects, sign up here

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LAUSD Students and CEO Learn to Meditate


L.A. Unified is piloting an effort to teach self-care techniques to students, helping them identify and de-escalate tension so they can focus on academic success. Through a grant from the California Endowment, funded by the David Lynch Foundation, students and staff at Gage Middle School are practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 10 minutes every morning and afternoon. Gage Principal Cesar Quezada built support within his school community to bring TM to students.

Read the full story here:

“This is part of a wellness effort to support schools in communities impacted by social and economic issues,” said Escudero, adding that TM is not a religion or philosophy. “We know that trauma is prevalent in these communities that affects families and children. By teaching students how to become calm and well-regulated and resilient in the face of adversity, they can be ready to learn.”


Sarah Hiner, President and CEO of Bottom Line Inc., is passionate about giving people the tools and knowledge they need to control their lives in areas such as women’s health, the challenges of the healthcare system, commonsense financial advise, and family life. Read about Sarah’s journey in learning and practicing the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to help feel more refreshed and energized.

“I am fascinated watching the thoughts and images float through my mind. It’s like dreaming, but I am awake.”

Read the full article HERE:

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“Good nourishing mother is necessary”

17 August 2005 Maharishi Global Press Conference

“I keep on finding what more can be added to my program of world peace, and this came out to be a very very essential feature, equally important.

If you don’t handle the body properly, it will be difficult for the programme of Transcendental Meditation to maintain the body so that the body is driven by higher states of consciousness.

This is as much as is necessary—just as food is necessary—is good.

Good nourishing food is necessary.

Good nourishing home is necessary.

Same way, good nourishing mother is necessary.

Now mother is becoming fashion… And what the slogan is: ‘Equal rights to women’. Put mothers at home. If you let them come home tired, then children have no relaxed mother at home. Every generation of children will be weaker and weaker nation.

Look to America! American civilization is an example of this. Every generation of children are weaker and weaker and weaker and weaker. And a lot of crime.

But fortunately I see, mothers of America waking up. They have woken up—some of them—even if it is countable, some of them, that ‘our children are not properly fed.’

When the mother also comes tired from activity, father also comes tired of activity, the children look to whom? Empty skies.

Every generation will always be weaker and weaker and weaker and weaker.”

Source: Margot Süttmann, Fairfield, Iowa