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Harness your Gifts for Wellness.

3 Steps to Harness your Gifts for Wellness.

 

Often we humans get strongly attached to the outcomes we desire in life and if these do not meet our expectations we tend to get deeply disappointed. Focusing constantly on these feelings of disappointment we begin to sow seeds of Unwellness!

If you have felt that way, consider taking these 3 steps that will shift your view point and harness the power of your gifts to make roads for your Wellness.

 

1. Finding your Gifts

Expand your vision, look at yourself and what surrounds you. You will soon find you have been blessed with countless gifts that you were not even aware of or have taken for granted… and that life itself is a gift!

You have the miraculous gift of a self regulatory body. A heart that constantly beats itself… A digestive process that works to provide nourishment from the food that nature provides … Breath that provides you with life and countless other automated processes that give you the gift of livingness and human experience on Earth.

You will find you are surrounded with an abundance of gifts from Nature! The Sun that gives our days Light, warmth, nutrients, cheer… The Earth that houses us, grounds us, shelters innumerable other creatures and forms of life, grows infinite variety of trees, plants, herbs, vegetables, fruits that provide us with healthy and tasty feasts, nourishment, healing colours, herbs and sounds. The Atmosphere, seas and forests that provide us with healthy frequencies and rich ions. The life giving air we breathe, the water we drink, the darkness of night so we can recuperate…

 

2. Appreciate your Gifts

Once you awaken to the presence of these rich gifts, you will never take them for granted or abandon them. Let us not come to this realisation once we are unwell, for Wellness itself is a gift ! Take time to appreciate the gifts life gives and what they bring to you…  We are sentient Beings and have the unique gift to feel and experience.. Linger in the morning rays of the sun, watch the amazing colours of the sunset, the calm moonlight, the twinkling of stars in the vast sky, the aroma and colour of flowers, the amazing shapes and tastes of varied plants and fruits, feel grateful for them and remain in a state of awe for this bounty!

 

3. Focus on the feelings of Gratitude

Learn to repeatedly focus on your gifts, the feelings of gratitude and the state of awe they bring. Focusing on the feelings of Gratitude brings joy to the heart, triggers the release of  healing chemicals by the body laying strong grounds for your Wellness!

Inspired by the writings in the Sikh holy Scriptures of Guru Granth Sahib

 

To Your Wellness!

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The Ultimate Brain 'Supplement'.

 

The Ultimate brain supplement that actively prevents Neuro-Degeneration and unhealthy states of  the brain, is not derived from food or Nutritional Supplements, it is Physical Exercise!

Unhealthy and Degenerative Brain states like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Depression, Cognitive decline affect the quality of our lives and are all on the rise. Studies show Exercise is the Ultimate Brain supplement that can actively prevent these maladies by stimulating and increasing levels of BDNF in the brain.

BDNF……What?

BDNF, short for ‘Brain Derived Neurotrophic factor’ is a substance produced in the hippocampus of the brain that is essential for the Survival, Maintenance and Growth of the nerve cells or neurons.

Increase in BDNF levels encourages the  growth and regeneration of neurons and thus is a valuable tool in preventing Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other Neuro-degenerative diseases.

While there are other factors that also contribute to increase in BDNF production, the greatest increase occurs with Physical Exercise !   

What kind of physical exercise increases this BDNF?

BDNF stimulation and increase occurs with most exercise, however the greatest increase has been found to occur with exercise that makes you huff and puff !

That could be various forms of Aerobic exercises, Acrobatics, Resistance exercises and even includes Dancing!

Here are some ways you could begin to incorporate this valuable tool in your daily life for preventing unhealthy states like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Depression and Cognitive decline.

Find a form of Exercise you enjoy

Research has found that enjoyable voluntary exercise increases BDNF levels more than enforced forms of exercise. It also means that you will stick with doing it and thus reap its health promoting rewards.

Do Something Regularly and preferably Daily

Research shows that shorter periods (twenty to sixty minutes) of daily or frequent exercise is more effective than longer periods of infrequent exercise.

Add Variety to your Exercise Regime

Incorporate exercises that provide Novelty and Variety to your exercise regime which improve agility, balance, coordination and also prevent boredom.

Get Outdoors

Exercising outdoors especially in quiet green spaces improves blood flow to the brain, an important factor in brain function . Additionally sunshine and Vitamin D has also been found to increase BDNF levels.

So make optimal use of this invaluable, inexpensive, innate supplement, wear your sneakers or dancing shoes, create an exercise program for yourself that has novelty, that you can do frequently, preferably outdoors and which makes your heart sing and benefits your Brain, body and entire Wellness !

 

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Prescriptions for Your Wellness.

 

Valuable Prescriptions to Share

As the New Year dawned I recalled some valuable ‘Prescriptions from Heaven’  which I am sharing with you and hope their application will enrich your Wellness Lifestyle!

 

  • Reflect on your previous year with gratitude, before raising the sail and setting the course for your new year.

 

  • Rather than thinking about your activities, think about the space in between those activities.
    To sustain a steady rhythm in your life, focus on the space between the beats.

 

  • When you aren’t sure what action to take, it might be better to take no action and to observe. The best way to understand your world, is to be still And observe.

 

  • The more you focus on what you love, the more love you experience.

 

  • Notice what happens when you fall in love with who you are, and what makes you uniquely special. 

 

  • Give your doubts a rest, so more positive voices can inspire you.

 

  • Focus on your strengths and let them carry you beyond your weaknesses.

 

  • When you hear yourself begin to complain, do this,Turn your complaint into a lesson… and then manifest something beautiful out of the lesson.

Wishing you a wonderful Year filled with Love, Light and Joyful Wellness !

 

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The Bony Benefits of Prunes.

 

6 Prunes a Day!

 

The substantial benefits of eating 6 Prunes per day for Bone Building has been concluded by a recent Clinical Study led by Researcher Dr Shirin Hooshmand !

 

The Study ran a six month trial with 48 women in their late 60’s/early 70’s with diagnosed Osteopenia.

16 participants ate 50 grams, (approx 6 prunes) per day, 16 others ate 100 grams (approx 9-10 prunes) daily and the remaining 16 formed the Control group that ate dried apples.

The Bone mineral density in the Hip, Lumbar spine and Forearm were measured of all the participants.

Other factors like Vit D status, Calcium intake, Exercise, Diet which affect Bone Health were also taken into consideration.

In the Apple eating Control group the BMD remain unchanged or decreased.

In the other 2 groups the Spine density increased while the Forearm and Hip BMD remained the same.

The difference in BMD increase was not significant in these 2 groups.

However in both groups (not Control), a specific marker of Bone resorption called TRAP-5b was found to be significantly lower at 3 months and 6 months of the Study, indicating that eating either amount had long lasting positive impact on bone turnover.

It was thus concluded that 50 grams (6 prunes) was adequate for most women to get such Bone benefits.

 

So to get this magical number of 6 in your daily diet, aim to eat 2 prunes after each meal!

 

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6 Key Factors that Enhance the Functioning of Our Body.

 

Key factors that enhance the Functioning of our body:

The well-being of our body is directly related to allowing its natural rhythms to function harmoniously and the key factors that enhance this is what I have coined as :

“The 6 R’s”

  1. Regularity of Schedule, eating, sleeping at regular times and avoiding drastic changes in diet and activity
  2. Resting quietly for short periods once or twice a day so it can reset itself
  3. Removing or reducing swiftly any stressful or high risk situations
  4. Restoring order in all aspects of your life without getting distracted
  5. Retaining your calm and addressing any underlying emotions that reduce joy
  6. Remembering that Life is a game and being emotionally resilient!

 

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21 Day Wellness Lifestyle Initiative.

 

Is Focusing on Wellness One of Your Goals this Year?

If so, I am going to challenge you with the first Wellness Lifestyle Initiative, to enhance your Wellness.

Studies show that’s all it takes to form a new life enhancing habit, 21 DAYS!

 

Make a commitment to adopt each of the following practices for 21 days. In doing so, you will see and feel a real difference as you replace unhealthy habits with new healthy ones. Then as it becomes a part of your lifestyle it will dramatically impact on how you look and feel:

  1. DRINK WATER, eight(8oz) glasses of good quality water a day, at room temperature or warm. Our body is 75% water, the miracle liquid! NO CARBONATED BEVERAGES.
  2. ACTIVELY SEEK OUT AND EAT ORGANIC PRODUCE, as far as possible. BOYCOTT PESTICIDE LADEN PRODUCE. Witness the rising Cancers and Degenerative disease?
  3. CUT OUT PROCESSED SUGARS INCLUDING HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. Use Natural sugars instead. SMALL AMOUNTS OF RAW HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP grade 2, BLACKSTRAP MOLLASSES, LACUMA FRUIT POWDER,COCONUT PALM SUGAR, MONK FRUIT, STEVIA AND SMALL AMOUNT OF FRUIT  like berries, apple, banana, guava..
  4. More VEGETABLES WITH EACH MEAL . Enjoy a rainbow of vegetables with each meal ie of varied colors and organic as far as possible. ABUNDANT IN NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS!
  5.  CONSUME WHOLE GRAIN PRODUCTS. (Some people only have Gluten free grains which is great or no grains!)  NO PROCESSED REFINED GRAIN FLOUR PRODUCTS.
  6. EAT HEALTHY PROTEINS. e.g, Organic eggs from hens reared in farms with ecological farming Practices, Wild caught Salmon, Grass fed meats and poultry, Game, soaked Lentils, etc…
  7.  STEAM, BOIL, LIGHTLY STIR FRY, LIGHTLY GRILL, BROIL your food other than having it RAW. Enjoy its healthy nutrients!  KEEP AWAY FROM FRIED FOODS.
  8.  ENJOY HEALTHY FATS.  Such as Butter and Ghee from Grass fed animals, Virgin Coconut oil, Coconut Butter, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive oil, Avocados, Olives, Nuts and Seeds etc…….. CHUCK OUT THE PROCESSED REFINED OILS.  EAT GOOD FATS TO GET RID OF UNWANTED BODY FAT!
  9. MAKE USE OF SEA SALT OR ROCK SALT.  Full of Natural Minerals and plenty of varieties available! BIN THE PROCESSED TABLE SALT.
  10. USE HERBS AND SPICES.  Powerful Nature’s remedies, Flavorsome and varieties galore. Use them abundantly!! Coriander, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Mint, Bay, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cumin, Fennel, Aniseed, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Mace, Fenugreek, Asafoetida, Ginger, Garlic, Galangal, Lemon grass, etc etc ..  DITCH THE PROCESSED SAUCES AND PROCESSED MASALAS.
  11.  REGULAR EXERCISE. Adopt an exercise regime that is PLEASURABLE AND VARIED, 20 minutes a day. SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING!
  12. JOYFUL PURSUITS . Spend more time engaging in activities that bring you JOY. Also actively look around for small or big things you can be grateful AND ADD TO YOUR JOYFULNESS !

 

Before using Nutritional supplements, herbal, homeopathic remedies and other treatments, put such foundations in place.

 These are a dozen healthy lifestyle changes !!

 If you feel these are too many to make at the same time, then start with one and incorporate the others as you go along, committing to doing 21 days for each change to make it a lifestyle habit!

(N.B. If the food items suggested as examples are unsuitable to you or your dietary plan, please use alternatives that suit you)

Enjoy the Initiative…

READY STEADY GO!

 

 

 

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