Research: PANTA and COLLEAGUES,  

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Abstract

PANTA and COLLEAGUES,  1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India, Phone: +91 9701806830,  maithreya.prashanth@gmail.com; 2 Department of TB and Chest, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Suraram, Quthbullapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India; 3 Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India; 4 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia propose that minimizing meat consumption should become an essential dietary shift in the post-COVID-19 era.

Background

Vegetarian diets are known to have significant positive effects on personal and planetary health and are likely to curb zoonotic infection transmission. We propose that minimizing meat consumption should become an essential dietary shift in the post-COVID-19 era. To date, however, there is limited knowledge concerning suitable methods that could catalyze this change on a global scale.

Methodology

Meditation and Yoga are practical and easy to implement psychomodulatory strategies that can naturally trigger vegetarianism and related eating behaviours, lowering our reliance on animal meat. Decreasing dependence on animal meat reduces the need for animal markets and may substantially minimize the likelihood of spill over (passage of viruses from animal reservoirs into human populations).

Results

Global implementation of these strategies, in our opinion, can add to spiritual wisdom, compassion, and cooperative human behaviour, thus reducing the encroachment of wild-life reserves and animal exploitation.

Conclusion

The application of these ancient Indian approaches represents a novel and focused strategy toward curbing zoonotic pandemics. 

References

Prashanth Panta  1 , Archana Andhavarapu  2 , Kiranam Chatti  3 , Shankargouda Patil  4.

Meditation and Yoga-assisted Alteration of Dietary Behavior as a Useful Strategy for Limiting Zoonotic Pandemics: A Novel Insight  J Contemp Dent Pract  21(11):1197-1200. Nov 1 2020.

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