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The Science Behind Polygamy

The human race has been undergoing so many changes since its origin. He has come a long way from animal like forest living to the present day civil society living! In this process, he has moved away from the nature and the laws of nature too. However, being a part of the Mother Nature, it is not easy to stay away completely from its influence. Hence, there has always been an ongoing conflict at a personal and social levels about the rules of the ‘civilised’ society and that of the nature! 20121007-232820.jpg

In nature, living beings have two basic stages. Namely, developmental stage-where they grow and develop into a fully matured being and reproductive stage-where they reproduce for the purpose of continuation of the species. Continuity of the species depends on how fit they are to survive against their enemies or unfavourable conditions. So, they have to evolve into a better version of the species in each generation (just like updating the software in each version). Thus, producing a better generation is an important natural instinct of all living beings.

If we look back into how we were and also into how animals live by observing the nature’s law, there is a conflict between human’s natural instincts and civil regulations or cultural inhibitions. If you observe animals then you will see that the female tries to attract many males and males will prove themselves stronger in order to mate with the female. So the female will choose the strongest male, from all those competing ones, to reproduce. This is because, she wants to produce a stronger progeny and thus making the species to be strong enough to survive. This is nothing but a natural instinct for the survival of species.

This attitude is not so obvious in humans due to social inhibitions, ethical thinking etc. However, there is an indirect inclination towards choosing a strong male either physically or socially (who can sustain financially and take care of the family). When any of these factors are not supported and the female suffers from insecurity, then it results in emotional disturbances and a tendency to look for another male to support her!

Now, if you see how the nature has designed male and female then we can understand why males tend to be more polygamic than females! Females have limited number (400-500) of ova (eggs) for the lifetime. But males have millions of sperms in each ejaculation! A female is designed to release only one ovum every month. Whereas millions of sperms battle to fertilise that single ovum and only one succeeds sometimes (not always)! This again supports the reason why many males compete to win a female. Then, once conceived, the female won’t be able to reproduce for the next 10-12 months. So, the male who still can reproduce and has got millions of sperms, tries to have multiple female partners so that the process of reproduction continues without a break! After all the very basic instinct of natural phenomenon is to survive and sustain, and the basic process to achieve this is to reproduce and have stronger generations in the act of evolution.

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The Wellness Today – 2nd issue is online!

I am glad to announce that the second issue of The Wellness Today online magazine is available from 1 July 2010.

I hope that you are enjoying reading articles on TWT and making the best use of it.

Please feel free to comment or contact me for further information, assistance or suggestions.

What’s inside TWT – July 2010 ?

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Cover Article
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Myths of Ayurveda Uncovered
by Dr Prasanna Kakunje
Ayurveda has been misunderstood and wrongly propagated sometimes by attaching a myth to it for own benefits or for commercial purposes. We are trying to overcome those myths and keep the reality in front of you in this article.

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Featured Articles
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Running can increase the risk of heart disease?
by Dr Kristie
Most men who run do it because they enjoy the sport, but some also “pound the pavement” to reduce their risk of heart disease. Long distance runners and male marathon runners may want to rethink how long and hard they run. A surprising new study shows that men who run marathons may actually be at a higher risk for heart disease. Read more…

What should you know about diabetes in pregnancy?
by Word Gypsy
Approximately 4 % of pregnant women will develop this condition. With diabetes in the pregnant woman, the blood sugar or glucose level becomes elevated. This can lead to medical complications for both the mother and child. Therefore, the woman needs to follow special precautions throughout the pregnancy.

How good is Melatonin for Jet Lag & sleep problems?
by Dr Kristie
More people are taking melatonin supplements these days to treat jet lag and to help with sleep. According to the Cochrane database, melatonin improves the symptoms of jet lag – although whether or not it helps with insomnia is less clear. What are the side effects of taking melatonin for jet lag or for sleep – and is it safe?

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Lead Articles
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15 weight loss secrets!
by Dr Anuradha Prasanna
Overweight has been the root cause of many health problems like non insulin dependent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases and so on. In addition, it can be the cause of lack of self confidence due to aesthetic reasons. Not only that, it can result in inactivity or reduced activity which results in further weight gain and thus manifesting a vicious cycle. Some tips inside…

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