7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

  Ever wondered what is so special about the way yogis eat? Here’s revealing some of the top secrets of yogis that can help attain a balance between the mind, body and soul. An alkaline start- There is a build-up of toxins and acids in our bodies overnight; hence a ritual of lemon water on an empty stomach is very dear to yoga. It is extremely alkaline, detoxifies and wakes up all the organs much better than coffee does. Sattvic eating- In ancient texts, there is no mention of cabs,…

Community Health and Nutrition

Community Health and Nutrition

These two terms cannot really be defined separately since problems of nutrition and health co-exist in the community, where one influences the other. Therefore, general awareness has been provided by an elaboration of the concept of community nutrition. Community health- Community health is concerned with the health problems of population groups lead inevitably to a broad range of interests, i.e., from the cause, prevention and control of diseases, nutritional or otherwise. Thus community health includes both identification of nutritional health and health problems and causes and prevention as well as…

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

It cannot be denied that childhood obesity is on the rise. Chew on the following statistics – Somewhere between 5.74 % and 8.82 % of schoolchildren in Indian are obese. In urban south India, 21.4 % boys and 18.5 % girls aged 13-18 are either over-weight or obese. Worldwide , in the year 2000, the International obesity task force(IOTF) , declared about 10% of children aged 5-17 (about 155 million), were overweight , out of which 2 to 3% (30-45 million) , were obese.   Among the reasons for childhood…

The Components of a Healthy Meal

The Components of a Healthy Meal

You want, it will you may think it doesn’t matter what you eat? Well, it does. If you eat anything show on your body. If you eat the right foods, you will start losing weight until you fit into those jeans you’ve been hiding in your closet. Take the example of the Eskimos. They consume a lot of high-fat foods, including whale bladder, seal fat, cold water fish and organic meats. Yet, they don’t suffer from heat ailments or any other diseases, and are certainly not obese. Have you thought…

Choosing Your Nutritional Supplements

Choosing Your Nutritional Supplements

There are a few basic guidelines you need to follow in order to assure that you are taking high-quality supplements. The doctors recommend that you do not simply sell your health to the lowest bidder. Once you finally become convinced that nutritional supplements can offer you a health benefit, you want to be sure you are getting what you pay for. You will not get the optimal results, regarding the low-quality supplements. This is a poorly regulated industry. It will take some effort on your part to check out the…

What Is Clean Eating?

What Is Clean Eating?

In the language of nutrition, it’s very easy to get your wires crossed. Master cleanses, detox diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets and the like usually lead to more questions than answers. So how do you sift through them all? This piece is the first in a series of articles where all must attempt to translate the prevalent beliefs or attitudes towards particular foods or diets. Today, we get up very close and personal with a hot new fad clean eating. In a nutshell, clean eating is less of a diet…

WHAT IS ATTA AND WHY IT’S DIFFERENT FROM WESTERN WHEAT FLOUR

WHAT IS ATTA AND WHY IT’S DIFFERENT FROM WESTERN WHEAT FLOUR

Indian wheat is high in protein and belongs to the aestivum variety used by everyone in the world for making great bread. So whole wheat bread loaves in India should work rightI? Why my Atta bread just doesn’t work the way I want it to? Why is it dense and crumbly? I used to bake good soft and fluffy 100% percent whole wheat breads when I was abroad and suddenly after moving back to India, the same recipe would give me horrified loaves. I wanted to know why. After a…

Saturated Fat Is Wrongfully Accused

Saturated Fat Is Wrongfully Accused

Let us not blame only saturated fats and Trans fats for compromising your health by weight gain and clotting in the arteries. If you stop eating all fats, but continue to binge on junk foods made from refined wheat flour, cheese and sugar, like beads,pizzas,burgers,biscuits,cakes,pasteries,and mithai, then you still run the risk of developing dreadful diseases. The reason is that all these products increase your blood sugar and thereby your insulin, leading to an increase of fat storage in your body. The idea of avoiding all fats because they make…

Nutritional Medicine-True Prevention

Nutritional Medicine-True Prevention

Research scientists are discovering that the root cause of heart disease is inflammation resulting from oxidative stress. Now, clinicians need to take this information and make it practical and useful for us, the patient. But both physicians and researchers have a tendency to treat basic nutrients as drugs, that is, they test the body’s response to just one nutrient at a time so they’ll learn its exact potential. For example- they will conduct a study with vitamin E, then a respective study will look at vitamin C, and then a…

Cellular Nutrition; Putting It All Together

Cellular Nutrition; Putting It All Together

We all must have spoken of the most frustrating or painful diseases doctors encounter in their patients, but now, they testify to the deepest fulfillment of a physician, watching me, women, and children of all ages living life at its fullest again after a debilitating disease. These people are back in control of their health, instead of their illness controlling them. But here is the honest truth; that have never seen in patients achieve this kind of response with traditional medicine alone. The results of this were a “supernatural” miracle…