Calling it the “Yash India technique”, Dr Paul says the findings are a part of his five-year study of over 1,000 patients of coronary heart diseases.
The research has been given a copyright by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD). Dr Paul claims that an international patent to the findings is on its way.
According to the technique, one should take 15 to 50 minutes to consume one meal, complete with breads, cereals, cooked vegetables and salads, with at least 10 minutes dedicated to eating just half a chapati.
The doctor believes that if 15 to 20 minutes are spent on eating one chapati, the satiety levels will be achieved even with a reduced meal size. The technique, he says, works on the principle of eating with “brain signals” where the timings of the signals are sent and received by the satiety and hunger centres of the brain without any external medication.
The idea is to spend excessive time on chewing and cutting the food size to bare minimum, to ensure there is no overeating, says Dr Paul.”
Well, my mother always told me so. And so did my grandmother. Unfortunately, they passed on this wisdom, sans the underlying science. But should the mere discovery of the underlying science entitle Dr Paul to a patent? Or has he devised a very specific method (20 minutes per chapati) that goes beyond merely encompassing the basic and unpatentable dictum that slow eating is healthier? I searched online but couldn’t find any of the patent applications in this regard –perhaps they haven’t been published as yet. If any of you have more information on this, let me know. Moving on to the other exciting finding by Dr Paul:
A Fair Innovation?
..Explaining how fairness and skin texture are linked to the time taken in eating a meal, Dr Yash Paul says: “This technique of eating results in better control of Alpha Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone and Malonyl COA expression, thus reducing the stress hormones in the body, which in turn leads lesser darkening or decreased melanin deposition in the body.”
The patients who followed the dietary changes got a clearer and fairer complexion in two to three months, he says.”
Great…in a country obsessed with “fairness”, this will surely count as an innovation that truly caters to “local” needs.