Discussion About Diseases
Prevention is better than cure.
Let's talk about lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, Diabetes, Cancer, High cholesterol, Obesity, Gout and Autoimmune diseases. How to prevent these lifestyle diseases as well as treat them if you have them with minimal or no medications using lifestyle changes and nutrition. Integrated Medicine is the treatment of choice for chronic lifestyle diseases whereas western medicine is the treatment of choice for acute care.
A Healthy Start
Breakfast like a king.
Wake up gently, stretch your body, and allow sunlight into your room. Practice mindfulness through prayer and meditation. Drink water to keep you hydrated. Exercise before breakfast. Have a morning shower to cleanse your body and mind. Have a healthy breakfast to give you more energy and focus. Eat slowly , chew nicely and savor the colours, flavors,textures and aromas. Enjoy your breakfast with no distractions.
How Much to Eat
Eat to live and do not live to eat.
Portion size matters. People consistently eat more food when offered larger sized portions which provide more calories and encourage people to eat more and to underestimate. How much they are eating. Portion control is important when you're trying to lose weight and keep it off. Use small plates and cups. Choose whole, natural foods and eliminate all refined and processed foods.
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Water accounts for 60 percent of the body weight. Water is the elixir of life. Water increases energy, relieves fatigue, flushes out toxins,promotes weight loss, moisturizes skin, prevents constipation, cramps and reduces urinary infections and kidney stones.Do you know how much is your daily water requirement which varies with your body weight and level of activity. What are the types of water available for drinking, what is the ideal water bottle to be used to carry water and how to know whether you are adequately hydrated and what are the dangers of over hydration. Learn these facts by joining my unique one on one membership program.
The large intestine also called the Colon is about 5 feet long and about 3 inches in diameter. The main functions of the colon are water and minerals absorption and the formation and elimination of feces. Keeping your colon clean and healthy reduces the risk of developing Colo rectal cancer,Hemorrhoids IBD, IBS, Constipation, and diverticulitis. Colonic transit time is very important and this can be made out by doing the elimination test Bowel transit time is dependent on different factors. The type of food you eat, hydration, the amount of fiber in the diet, and exercise. The Colon is the gateway to health or disease, so take good care of your Colon.
Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber, which is the type of fiber you can eat, is found in fruits, veggies and grains. There are two forms of fiber: Soluble and Insoluble. Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. Fiber aids digestion and helps prevent constipation. It is used for the treatment of diverticulosis, diabetes, heart disease and weight control. You will become educated on the role of fiber, the sources of fiber, the daily requirement, . The side effects of fiber include abdominal cramps, belching and flatulence. Increase fiber in your diet gradually over a period of a few weeks. Also, drink plenty of water. Fiber works best when it absorbs water, making your stool soft and bulky. Animal products contain no fiber.
Good nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, where fresh foods like fruits, vegetables , meat etc are usually located. Avoid the center aisles where junk foods lurk. Go with a list. This will this keep you from throwing unnecessary items into your cart . Grab the smallest cart or basket available. Read the ingredients, and not just the nutrition label. The fewer the Ingredients the better. This will eliminate added sugars, fats, and preservatives. Always check the nutrition label. Buy foods that don't have a nutrition facts label like an Orange, an Apple etc. Don't shop when you are hungry. You are inviting a health disaster if you do not know how to do grocery shopping.
Like all that glitters is not gold, everything white is not always good . The 3 white substances in our diet which are salt, sugar and refined flour are actually poisons if taken in a large amount. There are three words that can more accurately. describe sugar: Toxic, Addicting, and Deadly. Sugar delivers "empty calories" without any nutrients. People are consuming excessive sugar in the form of fructose or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This highly processed form of sugar is cheaper yet 20 percent sweeter than regular table sugar. Fructose leads to Insulin resistance and Diabetes , Obesity, High blood pressure Elevated triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol ,Heart disease, Fatty liver, and Cirrhosis Liver, Sugar feeds Cancer, and predisposes to Gout. All sugar, whether natural or processed, is a type of simple carbohydrate your body uses for energy. Fruits, vegetables and dairy foods naturally contain sugar. The first step is getting educated about where sugar lurks.
Salt or Sodium Chloride is essential for life. Sodium is a mineral found naturally in foods and also added to foods.Sodium plays a vital role in maintaining normal fluid balance in the body, regulates blood pressure, helps in muscle contraction and nerve cell transmission Foods with Sodium content of 70% may have been reduced to 40% and labelled as low salt which is actually high sodium . Instead of putting the label as Sodium chloride or Salt they may label it as Sodium Citrate, Sodium Alginate, etc to trick you . All salts are not created equal .Know about the different types of salt used for cooking and the preferred brand is the one which has no additives and no anti caking chemicals added. Learn about the flavor additions which will help you to reduce salt intake. Join my program and learn all the tips to retrain your taste buds to savor healthy foods with less salt , more flavor and make you a smart grocery shopper. Always shop with a magnifying glass to read the fine print.
White flour is wheat flour that has been stripped away of the most nutritional aspects of the grain the bran and the germ. . White Flour is heavily processed and it may be hiding in your Wheat bread. Most Wheat breads contain wheat as the first ingredient, however, this term, without the "whole grain" designation preceding it, translates into refined, white flour. The color is typically added coloring to give the guise of whole wheat. Refined flour is digested in our bodies in just a few minutes as it lacks fibre. It causes a glucose rush into the body and high levels of insulin are released. Liver and muscle use up only as much glucose as required and the excess amount gets stores as fat . Stay away from: Foods with high percentage of refined flour like white bread, Pasta, Pizzas, Puffs Instead of trying to find whole wheat or whole-grain wheat, why not simply replace wheat altogether with more nutrient dense gluten-free alternatives. Learn more about them in my program.
Modern wheat looks different: shorter, thicker shaft, larger seeds. The hybrid wheat is genetically modified and sprayed with pesticides to make and increasing the yield the plant resistant to pests and drought, increase its shelf life per acre. Modern wheat is high in amylopectin A, and the gliadin in wheat, which are both potent appetite stimulants. Modern wheat, contain 800 milligrams (mg) of phytates per 100 g of flour. It can turn off absorption of minerals, especially iron and zinc. Cereal grain lectins are wheat germ agglutinin (WGA). Wheat causes digestive issues and Gut Dysbiosis. 1. It contains a Super Starch - amylopectin A that is super fattening. 2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super - inflammatory. This new modern wheat may look like wheat, but it is different. It promotes Obesity, Diabetes, Autoimmune disease and Gut Inflammation. Use gluten free foods and avoid the hybrid new generation wheat.
They are highly inflammatory. They are acid-forming. It's often full of hormones and antibiotics. Dairy products are high in saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease. Dairy causes problems like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, diarrhea, allergies, eczema, and acne. Consumption of milk and dairy products on a regular basis has been shown to increase circulating levels of IGF-1 which is considered risk factor for cancers of the breasts, ovaries, and prostate.. There are two components of dairy that tend to cause issues for people: (1) the sugar Lactose and (2) the proteins , Casein and Whey, Countries with the highest dairy consumption ( Western cultures) coincidentally have the highest rate of osteoporosis. So don't get fooled by the dairy industry advertisements. See the videos on dairy in the video section of my website and get educated about the non dairy milk options.
Juicing is an easy way to get a large amounts of fresh veggies and fruits into your diet in one easy shot. Juicing extracts the liquid from the fruits and vegetables, leaving the fiber behind. Blending on the other hand blends. The ingredients are pureed into scrumptious smoothies, providing the benefits of fruits and veggies along with their heart - healthy, gut - friendly fiber. Know about the different types of Juicers like the Centrifugal or fast juicers and the Masticating or cold press juicers Juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, help remove toxins from your body, aid digestion, helps to get better skin, helps to detoxify our bodies ,it feeds good bacteria to the gut, helps you to lose weight and helps to lower high cholesterol Juicing may seem like a complex undertaking but once you find the right juicer and experiment with juicing some of your favorite vegetables and fruits you will be hooked.
Nuts are little powerhouses of nutrition.We eat nuts for their healthy unsaturated fats, Protein, Fiber, plant sterols , vitamins and minerals. As much as 80 percent of a nut is fat. Even though most of this fat is healthy fat, it's still a lot of calories. You will also be stacking up on proteins in case you are eating dairy and meat products in addition. That's why you should eat nuts in moderation. A serving is a small handful (1.5 ounces) of whole nuts. Is it necessary to soak nuts? Yes. Nuts and Seeds contain Phytic acid and large amounts of enzyme inhibitors which protect them from sprouting until they have the rain and sun they need to grow. And unfortunately, these natural chemicals are quite hard on the stomach and prevent nutrients from being absorbed Buy nuts that are raw or dry roasted , not cooked in oil and not coated with Sugar, Salt or Chocolate.
Go nuts after nuts.
These are small powerhouses of nutrition. Healthy seeds are great sources of high protein, healthy fats ,Fiber, complex carbohydrates ,Vitamins and minerals. Because of their density seeds are high in calories. A serving is 1/4 cup or 1 tablespoon ground. Sunflower seeds are richest source of Vitamin E. Hemp contains all the amino acids we need and is a complete protein. Chia, Hemp and Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.The other healthy seeds include Sesame , Pumpkin and Fennel seeds. Flax seeds are high in lignans and reduce the risk of Breast and Prostate Cancer Opt for raw seeds unsalted or dry roasted not cooked in oil and not coated with Sugar, Salt or Chocolate. As they are a low glycemic index food they are a good source of slow release energy, which helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and you feeling fuller for longer. Aim to consume to a variety of seeds as they all contain different vitamins ,minerals and ratios of healthy fats.
The oils you choose to cook with must be stable enough to resist chemical changes when heated to high temperatures, or you run the risk of damaging your health. Rancid oil is oxidized oil and should not be consumed it leads directly to vascular disease. The main drivers behind oxidative damage of cooking oils are heat, oxygen and light. Therefore, keep the oils in a cool, dry, dark place. Learn what the healthy oils are and what oils are to be used at different cooking temperatures since every oil has its own smoke point and using an healthy oil above its smoke point will cause the healthy oil to smoke and become unhealthy and damage your health.
What cookware should I use? Avoid nonstick pans,pots, and utensils because they contains Teflon. Teflon is made from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which have been linked to Cancer and reproductive problems. Avoid aluminum pots and pans as it may cause aluminum to leach into food . Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and occupational exposure to aluminium has been implicated in neurological disease including Alzheimer's disease. What you want to look for when evaluating the healthfulness of cookware is whether the material that it is made from carries much toxic risk and how likely the cookware materials are to leach into the food during cooking.
Supplements can be very helpful under the right circumstances but dangerous under others. Supplements can be dangerous if we use them for lifestyle deficiencies instead of nutrient deficiencies. People are essentially replacing drugs with supplements instead of taking ownership over their lifestyle. There are lots of fake supplements available in the market. Don't lose your money and spoil your health by buying spurious supplements. Learn what supplements to take, when to take and where to get genuine supplements. Always check the product label, expiration date and avoid mega doses when using supplements. Always check with your doctor before supplements.
Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health Stimulants like coffee and energy drinks, alarm clocks, and external lights including those from electronic devices interfere with our "circadian rhythm" or natural sleep/wake cycle. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends Lack of quality sleep is a trigger factor for chronic diseases. Learn what sleep hygiene is and how to practice it and get a well-rested night's sleep without medicines.