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An amazing new study being done can Predict the Likelihood of Death!

The study suggests that a blood test tracking 14 different biomarkers can predict a person’s risk of dying within the next 10 years and is better than any conventional models.

 

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Plant Foods and Gut Health

Amazing Evidence Mounts on the Importance of Consuming a Diet High in Plants & Vegetables

There is now ample evidence to show how important it is for the human body to consume a diet high in Natural fibre from Plants and Vegetables.

An Animal Study conducted at the University of Michigan showed that a High fibre diet kept the microbes inherently present in the Gut from eating the lining of the Colon and protecting it against infection.

When microbes inside the Digestive tract do not get the ample Natural fibre that they rely on for food, they start munching on the natural layer of mucus that lines the gut wall, eroding it to the point where dangerous bacteria invade and can infect the colon wall.

 

The lesson we are learning from studying the effect of fibre on gut microbes is that if we don’t feed them, they can eat us…

 

Detrimental Effect of Processed food diet on the gut microbes

An earlier study showed that 10 days of an intensive Burger and fries diet could decimate not only the number but also the diversity of the healthy microbes by upto 40%.

 

Low Natural fibre diet over generations leading to irreversible depletion of gut bacteria

In a study where mice with gut bacteria from a human were given a low fibre diet the diversity of their intestinal bacteria plummeted and four generations on a low fibre diet caused irreversible losses.

Thus the importance of consuming a diet high in Plant foods can not be overemphasised and the clear message is that we need to eat real plant fibre regularly to keep our gut microbes happy.

Food for thought indeed!

 

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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

 

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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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Wellness Tools at Your Fingertips.

 

Using Touch, Communicating with and Sending Love to the ailing parts of our bodies can have a profound Therapeutic Effect on our Health.

 

The Healing power of Touch is widely known and used in various cultures since Ancient times. It is the first of the senses to develop in the human infant and has shown to release the ‘Feel Good Hormones’, Serotonin, Dopamine and Oxytocin.

 

Often when a part of our body is in pain or is ailing, we tend to hold it still, sort of separate it from the rest of our body and get upset or angry with it for being so. Instead if we were to touch it, communicate with it and send it love, it would greatly speed its healing.

There are many healing therapies based on Touch. Even the simple action of Massage uses the healing power of Touch.  A Learned Philosopher, L.Ron Hubbard has also devised a simple technique based on their value called ‘Touch Assist’ which uses Touch and Communication with the body to assists its healing.

The profound effects of these simple ‘In-house’ tools of Wellness can not be over emphasized.  Furthermore, they are free to use and present right ‘at your finger tips’ Good or good!

 

So next time your body or any part of it is ailing, you can try using your own healing Touch, Communication (Keeping in touch) with it and sending it Love.

 

 It is not Mystical, it is Magical !!

 

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A Priceless Gift.

 

Give Yourself a Priceless Gift – the Gift of Friendship!

 

I recently saw the movie ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ mainly for its delightful visuals and was wonderfully surprised at the heart warming message it conveyed about the invaluable gift of Family and Friendship!

 

The greatest Treasures are not gold, nor jewels, nor works of art

They can not be held in your hands, they are held within your heart

For worldly things will fade away as seasons come and go

But the treasure of true friendship will never lose its glow…

 

 

A Nation's Secret to Happiness?

 

Could this be The Secret to the High Score of Gross National Happiness in Bhutan?

 

In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, where contentment supposedly reigns and sorrow is denied entry, it’s people are expected to think about death 5 times a day. That is remarkably surprising especially for a culture that is equated to Happiness. Not necessarily, a recent research suggests that by thinking of death so often, the Bhutanese may be onto something!

 

Study by University of Kentucky Students

A study conducted at the University of Kentucky in 2007 on two groups of students, by Nathan DeWall and Roy Baumesiter, where one group was instructed to contemplate their own death and the other a painful visit to the dentist concluded that death is a psychological threatening fact but when people contemplate it, they automatically begin to search for happy thoughts.

Linda Leaming, author of  ‘A Field Guide To Happiness’ a book on Bhutan, wrote ” I realized thinking about death doesn’t depress me. It makes me seize the moment and see things I might not ordinarily see ” She writes, ” My best advice: Go there, Think the unthinkable ”

One of the explanations is the country’s deep Buddhist beliefs, especially that of reincarnation. When you know life will continue again, you are less likely to fear the end of this particular one. Buddhists, like many other Eastern religions, compare dying to discarding of old, worn out clothes. This isn’t to say Buddhists don’t experience fear or sadness. They do. But they don’t flee from their emotions.

 

To this I will add a quote by Jim Rohn,

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the Future; it is something you design for the Present”

 

To your creation of joy and happiness,

Dr Simi

 

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Your Wellness Journey.

 

Your Journey to Wellness Sometimes Starts with Many Questions.

As a Practitioner,  I am frequently asked these questions:

  • “Have you  treated or can you treat XYZ dis-ease?”
  • “Can the treatment / remedy you prescribe get rid of XYZ disease or symptom?”
  • “Can you get me Well?”

 

My answer is, I can certainly assist you on your path to Wellness using my knowledge, experience as well as the use of various modalities in personalising and delivering your Wellness programs, but it is ultimately you who will get yourself Well.

The factors causing your situation and the journey to resolution are unique to YOU! Here you will gain your own Why’s, insights, experiences, lessons to learn, new ways of thinking and lifestyles that serve you. The path is a process not a protocol.

… Appreciate what you have, Focus on your Wellness, more than your illness. Focus on what you want (your wellness and vibrant health) rather than what you don’t (your named illness and symptoms). And… Seek assistance when needed to optimise your best result for what you clearly want.

What you focus on expands!

 

To your Wellness…

Dr Simi Khanna

The Glorious Sun.

 

The Glorious Sun – My Favorite Planet!

 

My favorite planet Mr Sun is paying us here a special glorious visit. He is a body, heart and soul warming fella, although you don’t want to know his wrath!

Such a visit brings cheer to all the species here, not just us humans. The plant kingdom beams with colorful flowers, the grass grows and the birds make melodious music.

Do Welcome and Mingle with him outdoors, we want him to know how much we really appreciate him so he makes such visits often. He is the source of light, warmth and energy for all the planets.

He is the bearer of many gifts ,  the special one being Vitamin D, which improves your bone health, brain function and enhances the Immune System.

Nitric Oxide, which lowers Blood pressure.

Serotonin, the Feel good hormone, which lifts depression.

Melatonin regulation which improves sleep quality, Healing Light rays especially beneficial for some with skin challenges, Energy for plants by Photosynthesis. Even the yogi’s salute him with their Surya Namaskar sequence.

He beams in these special gifts through your bare skin  but do be aware he prefers people to be respectably dressed for longer periods in his presence.

 

Soak in his BENEFICIAL RAYS, bask in his golden shine, walk barefoot on the grass, if you can. ENJOY!

 

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