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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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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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An Essential Mineral Found to Reduce Risk of Stroke.

 

Review Study Reveals Potassium Intake can Reduce the Risk of Stroke by 13%.

A Review of all the Studies till August 2016, into the relation between the intake of  Potassium and the incidence of mortality from various types of Stroke, was undertaken by Researchers from Italy, Sweden and USA . The Review revealed a 13% decrease in risk of Stroke in subjects with higher intake of Potassium, with the lowest risk occurring at the intake of 3500 mgs/day. (Vincent M, etal. Meta-analysis of Potassium intake and Risk of Stroke, 2016)

Incidentally, the new Recommended Daily Intake for Potassium has also been increased to 4700 mgs/day!

 

Potassium works by protecting blood vessels from Oxidative damage and prevents them from thickening.

Some of the Food sources of Potassium are:

Avocados, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Kale, Mushrooms, Fennel, Brussel Sprouts, Parsnips, Squashes, Beans, Lentils, Split Peas, Fish, Coconut water, Yoghurt or Kefir, Bananas, Lemons, Guavas, Passion Fruit, Apricots, Figs, Nectarines, Cantaloupe and Honey Dew Melons.

 

In light of this revelatory Research it is even more important to add these delicious foods to our diet for lowering the risk of Stroke and leading a healthier life.

 

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Healthy Breakfast Options - Nutri- Porridge

 

I am often asked for some Healthy Breakfast Options, as breakfast, although it doesn’t have to be so, is usually a different kind of meal to lunch and dinner.

I will share with you my favorite healthy breakfast options, starting with this one today!

 

I Call it NUTRI-PORRIDGE.

 All Organic, suitable for folks on Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy, Gluten and Egg free diets.

 

What’s in Nutri-Porridge?

  • GF OATS – You can use other GF grains of your choice, eg Millet, Buckwheat etc . I favor Oats which I find soothing.
  • SEEDS – of your choice. I like to use Pumpkin, sunflower, chia, linseeds, SPROUTED Alfa-alfa and Broccoli seeds.
  • NUTS – of your choice. I use a mixture of whole and ground nuts. My choice is mainly almonds, walnuts, pine nuts.
  • BERRIES – as per availability/ choice. I like to use Blueberries and Goji berries.
  • FRUIT/S – (other) variable eg half a banana, half an apple or a few pieces of pineapple…
  • SUPER FOODS – a wide variety available now a days, e.g, powdered Greens, Spirulina, Maca etc. Currently, I open up 2 capsules of Collagen (hydrolysed) and sprinkle them on the mixture.
  • LIQUIDS – I prefer Water, but you may use Coconut water in which case there may not be need of much fruit.
  • GARNISH – Sometimes I add Almond or Walnut butter as a garnish on top.

 

Nutri-Porridge Proportions?

Variable per your choice and quantity of consumption. I use less oats, 1-2 bits of fruit, & more of nuts, seeds etc..

 

Nutri-Porridge Preparation?

I may soak the oats separately overnight or may not depending upon time! If soaked, you can discard the water which will remove some of the starch. It is beneficial to soak the nuts and some seeds which make them easier to digest.

Prior to heating the oats in a stainless steel or ceramic saucepan, I usually prepare and get the rest of the ingredients like nuts, seeds, chopped fruit, super-food powders, etc… together in a bowl of my choice.

It usually looks quite colorful and appetizing!

Then I start heating the oats with a small amount of water as I like the consistency to be thick. You can add the desired amount of liquid to make it thick/runny, to the consistency you enjoy. The mixture gets quite gelatinous and sticks to the pan fast, hence I put together the rest of the ingredients in the bowl first so I can constantly stir this oats mixture.

Cook first on medium high heat and then reduce heat till cooked and to the desired consistency. Turn off the heat and spoon the creamy oats onto the colorful nutritious Nature’s mix in your bowl.

 

Appreciate, sit down and enjoy your  warm Nutri-porridge healthy breakfast right away before it turns cold !

 

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A Wellness Exercise. What you Focus on EXPANDS!

 

What you focus on EXPANDS!

 

Focus On

WHAT YOU WANT – more than – WHAT YOU DON’T

Your WELLNESS – rather than – Your Illness

Breathing, Laughing (OXYGEN) – rather than – Smoking, Stressing..

                                Moving  (Exercise) -rather than- Sitting                                         

Sun-LIGHT -rather than – WiFi…

Wholesome ORGANIC – rather than – Junk Processed Non-organic

AQUA PURA, Coconut water, Herbal teas – rather than – Cola’s, Soda’s, Alcohol

Sit down ENJOYABLE meals – rather than – Stand up- Gobble down stuff

Healthy FATS – rather than – Sugar, Refined Carbs

NATURAL – rather than – Synthetic

SLEEP (Regeneration) – rather than – Late nights, TV (Degeneration)

SMILING – rather than – Moping

MUSIC – rather than – Gossip

ACTION – rather than – Procastination

LISTENING – rather than – Only Talking

Being INTERESTED – rather than – Being Interesting

APPRECIATING – rather than – Merely Criticising

COURAGE – rather than – Weakness

HOPE – rather than – Regret

FAITH – rather than – Doubt

PLENTY – rather than – Scarcity

PRESENT & FUTURE – rather than – Past

I  AM – rather than – I AM NOT


 To Your Wellness

Dr Simi Khanna

Wholefood Fats Debunk the Cholesterol Myth Again!

 

Wholefood Fats debunk the Cholesterol myth again

Consumption of high Wholefood fats bust the Myth on Fat Cholesterol theory yet again.

 

From a Study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (15th October 2015):

  • Candidates for the study consumed High fat vegan diets, where 20 to 40% of their diet was fat from wholefood sources or were near vegan, where less than 10% of the calories consumed were from animal sources
  • On an Average the person lost more than 50lbs in weight and kept it off
  • Average Cholesterol dropped
  • Average Blood pressure dropped and had results better than drugs. Out of the 445 participants where 200 of them were on no medication, saw an average drop of Systolic pressure of 26mm Hg, with 8 cases showing dramatic reversal of severe heart disease.

Thereby showing that FOOD WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN MEDICINE.

Please note the choice of fats was mainly from a variety of whole plant based foods which had Fats along with Phytonutrients, lignans and fibre eg Nuts, Seeds, Avocados, Olives (NOT FROM THERE EXTRACTED OILS)… and some animal protein from various sources. The Diet was not combined or substituted with high carbohydrates.

 

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