French Don’t Get Fat – The Secret of Eating for Pleasure “The French Paradox”

When you think of France you probably picture fabulous foods such as buttery croissants, fluffy pastries, creamy cheese wheels and fatty liver pâté. All of these foods, and the French diet in general, are jam-packed with saturated fats.

Unless you’ve been under a nutritional rock the past few years, you probably know. that saturated fats are bad for you. They are linked to a slew of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease (CHD). So how is it possible that France, a country with a diet especially high in saturated fats, also has one of the lowest rates of fatalities from coronary heart disease?

Why are the French able to eat three times as much fat as Americans, and yet they are thinner and have a lower incidence of heart disease than we do? There are several interesting reasons for this paradox.

The French paradox is a catchphrase first used in the late 1980s, that summarizes the apparently paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) while having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats, in apparent contradiction to the widely held belief that the high consumption of such fats is a risk factor for CHD.

The paradox is that if the thesis linking saturated fats to CHD is valid, the French ought to have a higher rate of CHD than comparable countries where the per capita consumption of such fats is lower.

Identifying and Quantifying the French paradox

The French and other Europeans demonstrate the benefits of dining in a relaxed state. During the early afternoon, the French and many other Europeans take hours to eat lunch. Lots of high-fat food and wine is served, and the meal tends to be the largest of the day.

However, the ingredients are fresh, and the company is enjoyable; there are conversation and engagement. They are dining rather than simply eating. They are experiencing pleasure. The body is aware of eating and digestion occurs. This presents quite a contrast to the fast food, rushed lunch “minutes” Americans tend to experience.

The paradox between the high-fat, alcohol-rich diet and the excellent weight and health of the French has been confounding researchers for years. Diseases such as heart disease were supposed to increase as people ate more fat. Thus the search for the “magic bullet” in the French diet was conducted in earnest.

De-coding the French paradox

Was it the wine?

Was it the quality of the fats?

Was it the fresh ingredients?

The answer is yes to all of these factors. But there is more.

“First and foremost the French consistently eat under parasympathetic dominance (opposite of the stress response ), the physiological state of relaxation and maximum digestive function. Even if they are stressed out, taking a generous amount of time to eat a meal and savour it probably helps them let go. It is the optimum state of digestion and assimilation.”

Polyphenols in red wine may protect omega-3s in blood, leading to a healthier heart, according to Italian researchers from the University of Milan. The researchers found that the wine polyphenols increased the resistance to oxidation of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA more than that of the omega-6 AA. During oxidation, the red wine polyphenols also delayed the increase of the ratio between AA and EPA.

There are many other ingredients that could explain the low rates of heart troubles. For instance:

• The French are the fifth highest consumers of fish and seafood in the world, which adds a huge boost of omega-3s to their intake.  These special fats steady the heart’s beating, minimise the risk of arrhythmia and keep our tiny blood vessels supple and ‘elastic’. 

• The French love garlic and add it in generous quantities to just about everything. The French are masters at garlic consumption, which has been under study for years for its cholesterol-lowering effect.

• The French shun Western-style fast foods such as burgers and fries with their ‘bad’ trans fat and over-processing.

• The French rarely snack but prefer to dine properly on three main meals without anything in between. Vegetables and salad are always part of their meals.

• The French eat small portions of most things, even though their cuisine is rich and high in fat.

Another popular theory is that the French attitude towards food fosters a healthy environment around it, specifically,  mindful eating and small portions. Rather than quickly shovelling food into your mouth, mindful eating means that you think about your food and eat for the pleasure of it.

Mindful eating also means that you consider your emotions before eating to determine if you are actually hungry or just emotional. I think we can all agree that emotional eating never ends well.

How mindful an eater are you ?

The French are also famous for their small portions. Eating saturated fats isn’t great, but limiting the amount you consume can definitely help your body process them. After all, the American Heart Association suggests limiting them, not eliminating them altogether.

For years, food scientists have researched this paradox, and for years and everyone has held on to their own theory. There is enough information floating around to write a book—several actually—and, of course,  many people have. But with all available information and a wide spectrum of opinions, it’s up to you to take everything with a grain of salt and form your own position on the ever-perplexing French Paradox.

Listen to the French Paradox :

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

What is The Best Time to have Milk & The Benefits

Before you crinkle your nose in the name of milk, let me tell you that milk comes with loads of goodness!

People have been talking about the health benefits of milk for a long time now. Milk is said to come with all the essential nutrients required for the body and give you great energy!

What does drinking plain-old cow’s milk every day actually do to the body?

cow milk acts as a brain tonic and boosts memory in addition to immunity. it also improves bone strength and fights diseases like bronchitis and sinusitis.

What is the best time to have milk

While you can drink milk any time, not many know that milk has some great benefits if consumed at night before going to bed. Have a look:

Helps in losing weight

Yes! Milk can help you lose weight too! If you consume milk before sleeping, your stomach stays full for a longer time and you don’t get up for any midnight munchies that add to your weight. It also keeps your blood sugar level under control and you don’t feel hungry all the time. But make sure you don’t add any sweeteners in your milk. 

Adequate sleep

Milk has tryptophan, which is an amino acid converts to serotonin and this hormone helps in calming your nerves and helping you have a great sleep. Also, the consumption of lukewarm milk before sleep relaxes your muscles which helps you to attain good sleep. Therefore, it is beneficial to drink hot milk before sleeping.

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Reduces risk of heart diseases

Drinking milk at night is very beneficial for your cardiovascular health. It helps you reduce the bad cholesterol level in your body and this further reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart-related diseases. Milk has a positive impact on your cardiovascular health. Milk contains potassium which keeps blood pressure in balance and protects the body from heart diseases.

Fight against infections and virus

According to Ayurveda, drinking milk by adding turmeric or ginger helps to boost the immune system. It also helps to get better sleep, as well as protect you from virus infections.

Feel Energetic 

We really can’t work without energy. Can we? Milk works wonders when it comes to providing good energy to your body.  When you drink milk at night, it energizes you at night and you wake up with great energy and good mood. You stay active and feel light the next day. 

You Digest Well 

Milk is very helpful in your digestion process. It has a great impact on your digestive tract. It improves your digestion and solves any health issues related to digestion. Drinking a cup of milk before going to bed helps you have better digestion. 

Some Nutrition Benefits:

Taking milk with ashwagandha, Triphala, or Haldi is good for health and has specific benefits. so, now you know the essentials of drinking milk, let everyone have a glass of milk in your family at the right time every day and stay healthy.

Here are some easy ways to calm the body, though, is through nutrition.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Busting The 5 Biggest Nutrition Myths

I’m feeling bloated, so I must have a problem with gluten.
The Truth: Not all bloating is caused by problems with gluten. With coeliac disease – a permanent intolerance to gluten – not all sufferers experience bloating. It has been suggested that only 40 per cent of adults with coeliac disease have any abdominal symptoms (and about five per cent have no symptoms).

1. A gluten-free diet is healthier

In a word, no. It’s not. Unless you have a legitimate reason to be avoiding gluten – if you have coeliac disease, for example – there is no reason to remove gluten from your diet. Due to its presence in wheat, barley and rye, gluten is present in many carbohydrate-based foods, some of which can be unhealthy (think biscuits, cakes, pies, and pastries). This may be the reason it’s gained such a reputation, but gluten itself isn’t unhealthy.

It is not the absence of gluten which makes for a healthier diet but rather the foods that are included. Because a gluten-free diet excludes many refined, processed foods, it can be very healthy – it often includes more fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, fresh meat, fish, chicken and legumes, all of which are nutrient-rich foods. But a gluten-free diet can also be low in fibre, and some gluten-free products have a high glycaemic index, meaning they are rapidly metabolised and don’t leave us feeling satisfied for very long.

Another risk for the gluten-free eater is a lack of whole grains. These are a good source of B vitamins, and a gluten-free diet can be low in B vitamins if the gluten-free grains used are not carefully chosen.

2. No sugar has a place in my diet

Of course, having too much sugar will lead to problems like weight gain and long term health problems. But, glucose is essential to our body.

This idea that sugar is inherently bad for you is a myth “. We all need sugar; that’s the basic block of what runs our bodies. It’s necessary to survive.

Sugar is sugar and, ultimately, all sugar is broken down in our bodies into glucose, which our cells use for energy. However, the difference between that teaspoon of sugar you add to your tea and the natural sugar in a piece of fruit is the presence of vitamins and minerals.

That said, eliminating all sugar from your diet would be almost impossible. Fruit, potatoes, and other starchy foods all have high glycemic indexes, so you’d have to eliminate all of them before your sugar intake was whittled down to nothing. 

The same can be said of lactose, the sugar found in milk and dairy products. Although it’s still a form of sugar, lactose comes with a healthy dose of the vitamins and minerals that dairy has to offer, such as calcium.

Honey, maple syrup, and agave syrup are all still natural forms of sugar – however, they are similar to refined sugar, in that their actual nutrient content is quite poor.

Cutting back on added sugar doesn’t mean you have to ignore your sweet tooth altogether. But when it comes calling, it’s best to have smarter choices.

3.Low fat = healthy

Contrary to deeply entrenched opinion, a low-fat diet is not necessarily a healthy one. The important thing is not to cut out fat entirely, but to make sure that you’re eating the right kind. Unsaturated fats are the ones our bodies need and use. They have been associated with lower blood cholesterol, and are found in foods such as oils, nuts, seeds, avocado, and oily fish.

Low-fat products are only useful when they are helping you to reduce your intake of saturated fat, the type of fat associated with high cholesterol and heart disease risk. If you do choose these kinds of products, make sure you read the nutrition information label to make sure they’re free from added sugar.

As it applies to food marketing, the termlow fat” is synonymous with “loaded with salt and cheap carbohydrates.” For instance, look at Smucker’s Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. To replace the fat it skimmed out, Smucker’s added a fast-digesting carbohydrate called maltodextrin. That’s not going to help you lose weight. A 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that over a 2-year span, people on low-carb diets lost 62 per cent more bodyweight than those trying to cut fat. (Plus, the fat in peanut butter is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat—you’d be better off eating more of it, not less!)

4. Eating carbs will make me fat

First, the Atkins diet claimed to be the solution to weight loss and health.

Now its younger cousin, the keto diet, is implying that you just weren’t restricting carbohydrates quite enough for it to work properly.

Can we stop demonizing carbohydrates already?

Apply the same theory here as you do with fat and focus on the type of carbohydrate you are eating, rather than cutting it out completely.

Starchy carbohydrates come in two forms: refined and whole. The latter are the ones to go for – higher in fibre and full of other essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, far from making you gain weight, eating high-fibre foods will help to keep you feeling full, which means you are less likely to overeat.

We need starchy carbohydrates to give us energy, and they should make up one-third of our diet. Instead of cutting them out, make some smart switches and cut down on the more unhealthy carbs, like highly refined flour products.

I’m not going to talk about this for very long, because there are hundreds of articles on the internet giving you lists of carbohydrates that you “should” and “shouldn’t” eat, pitting them off against each other like some sort of gladiatorial fight to the death.

It is calories, not carbs, that really matter in terms of fat loss, whichever dietary strategy helps you achieve this is the right one for you whether that’s low carb, high carb or somewhere in between.

We have a problem in the scientific community, and that problem is identity.

“Low carb” has become part of one’s identity, with the rise of “low carb doctors” and “low carb dietitians.”

Despite all the available evidence falsifying the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity, many are unwilling to let go of their dogma and genuinely explore the evidence and their identity.

5. If I exercise, I need to take a protein shake or supplement

It’s true that if you are exercising you need protein. Our muscles need protein to grow and repair, and if you are undertaking exercise – particularly anything of high intensity – then you do need to make sure your protein intake is sufficient.

You don’t need a protein supplement “unless you are a frail, elderly person with limited food intake.” Supplements are purely for convenience. There’s nothing in a drink made from a supplement that is superior to regular food.

What is more important, though, is the timing of that protein intake, which should ideally be within an hour of exercising. Your body can only metabolise a certain amount of protein at a time, so overloading on the protein shakes is completely pointless. In general, most of us can actually get more than enough protein through our regular diets. The goal should be to limit our protein intake to shortly after exercise so that our bodies can use it to help our muscles build and repair, rather than overdoing it on the protein shakes!

If, however, you do need to up your protein intake around intense exercise, don’t go for questionable powders – go homemade with the combination of natural protein sources.

If your workouts consist of hopping on the elliptical trainer for 30 to 60 minutes every other day, you’ll probably do just fine eating a balanced diet that consists of healthy meals and snacks. For the average gym-goer, eating a few hours after a workout should be fine.

Practically speaking, if you eat sufficient protein at every regular meal, you are going to get in all of the protein you need around your workouts, Schoenfeld says. No extra post-workout shakes required.

“If your workout does warrant a recovery meal, eat a healthy meal, not a supplement”.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

What Is the Keto Diet, How It Works and Why It May Not Be Safe?

Recently, many of my clients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is a ketogenic diet safe? Would you recommend it?
Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?
Keto devotees believe that if you banish most carbs (including fruit!) and embrace fat, you can lose weight without feeling hungry.

What is a ketogenic (keto) diet?

The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the table. As with any fad diet, adherents tout weight loss increased energy and greater mental clarity among the benefits. But is the keto diet all it’s cracked up to be?

The keto diet was originally designed not for weight loss, but for epilepsy.

In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis).

Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, usually happens over two to four days of eating fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Keep in mind that this is a highly individualized process, and some people need a more restricted diet to start producing enough ketones.

How the ketogenic diet works

The goal of the ketogenic diet is to enter a state of ketosis (meaning that the body’s cells depend largely on ketones for energy) through fat metabolism. In a ketogenic state, the body uses primarily fat for energy instead of carbohydrates; with low levels of carbohydrate, fats can be converted into ketones to fuel the body.

It’s not entirely clear why that leads to weight loss, but ketosis seems to blunt the appetite and may affect hormones like insulin that regulate hunger. Fats and proteins may also keep people fuller than carbohydrates, leading to lower calorie intake overall.

Different Types of Ketogenic Diets

A “typical” ketogenic diet consists of at least 70 per cent of calories derived from fat, less than 10 per cent from carbs and less than 20 per cent from protein. The ketogenic diet, long used to treat epilepsy in children, calls for 90 per cent of daily calories to come from fat, with the amount of protein or carbs varying as long as it’s 4 grams of fat for every combined 1 gram of carb and protein.

There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, including:

Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs.

Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet involves periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.

Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.

High-protein ketogenic diet: This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.

However, only the standard and high-protein ketogenic diets have been studied extensively. Cyclical or targeted ketogenic diets are more advanced methods and primarily used by bodybuilders or athletes.

The information in this article mostly applies to the standard ketogenic diet (SKD), although many of the same principles also apply to the other versions.

Can I lose weight on the keto diet?

Yes. Certainly in the short-term, it appears that way. For the first two to six months, there’s evidence that a very low-carbohydrate diet can help you lose more weight than the standard high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

The keto diet appears to deliver fast results: The first pounds may seem to slip off. That can be seductive but it’s likely water weight. It’s not like it is going to magically alter your metabolism to where calories don’t matter anymore. And when resuming the carbs, that water weight returns.

Are there side effects of the keto diet?

At first, some can experience some stomach issues and GI distress. Ninety per cent of calories from fat is probably going to be a shock to the system. Have cholesterol levels regularly checked, and replenish the fluids and sodium lost by increased urination and the severe restriction of carbohydrates. If not, within two to four days of beginning the diet, that depletion can bring on the “keto flu” — symptoms like dizziness, poor sleep and fatigue in some people.

On the diet, some people experience “keto breath,” halitosis likely caused by the production of acetone, which is one of the ketone bodies.

Possible side-effects for patients with epilepsy starting the diet include constipation from reduced fiber intake, vomiting, fatigue, hypoglycemia, worsening reflux and increased frequency of seizures. Patients with lipid disorders (like high cholesterol or triglycerides), heart failure and kidney and liver disease take caution if considering the diet. People on blood thinners should take extra care.

Patients with kidney disease need to be cautious because this diet could worsen their condition. Additionally, some patients may feel a little tired in the beginning, while some may have bad breath, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and sleep problems.


1. Start Simple

Keep it simple, especially when you are starting out. The best way to start keto for beginners is to use a simple framework for your meals:

Pick a protein – Chicken, beef, pork, turkey, fish, seafood, protein powder, eggs, etc.

Pick a (low carb) veggie – Cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc.

Add fat. Butter, oil, lard, ghee, cheese, bacon, avocado, mayonnaise, nuts, etc.

2.Examine Your Relationship With Fat

To prepare for a high-fat diet, which can be uncomfortable at first, start making small adjustments to what you eat every day, like ordering a burger on lettuce leaves and subbing green veggies for fries.

Instead of potatoes or rice with your meal, opt for a nonstarchy veggie. Start cooking with more oil, such as olive or avocado oil. Realize that old dieting habits — like making a plain skinless grilled chicken breast — just don’t make sense on a keto diet because you won’t get enough fat. Slowly start pushing out carbs and getting in fat. If you’re afraid of fat, a ketogenic diet won’t work for you.

3. Switch Up Your View of Protein

One of the most common misconceptions about the keto diet is that you can eat as much protein as you’d like. But this is not a diet where you watch carbs only — you also have to keep your protein intake moderate. Protein can be converted into glucose, and therefore overeating protein can take your body out of ketosis. Think of your ratios as a small portion of meat topped with a generous amount of fat, rather than the other way around.

4.Know What Side Effects to Expect (for Example, the ‘Keto Flu’)

For all the attributes of a ketogenic diet (like weight loss), there’s one big side effect you have to be prepared for: the keto flu, discussed before.

Along the same lines, you’ll want to be sure to take it easy with exercise for the first week or two as your body adjusts to burning more fat rather than carbs for fuel.

5.Acknowledge When Keto Might Not Be Right for You

Because you can’t eat beans or lentils on a ketogenic diet, and nuts and seeds are even limited due to their carbohydrate content, you’re really just left with some tofu and will need to rely on low-carb protein powder. There is a good possibility this won’t pan out. “I don’t see this as a sustainable diet due to the extreme restrictions”.

In addition, there are medical conditions that should make you think twice about starting keto — or at least talk to your doctor before trying it out. Those include people on insulin, as well as those on oral and noninsulin injectable medications for high blood sugar. Even struggling with GI issues may be a barrier to starting. Last consideration: If existing personal dietary restrictions require you to avoid foods like soy, eggs, nuts, dairy, or seafood, a ketogenic diet may be too limiting for you.

6.Have an After Plan, Because Keto Isn’t Meant to Be a Long-Term Weight Loss Solution

A keto diet is not a forever diet. It’s designed to be short-term. Some people go on a keto diet a few times per year, others will use it to lose weight and change their eating habits.

For some people, going on a keto diet is an effort to change those poor habits, but there’s the risk of falling back into your old ways once the diet is over.

Your ultimate goal should be “to shift your diet to a healthier pattern that involves eating less bread, less pasta, less flour, and less sugar,” as well as more nonstarchy veggies. Think about what that will look like for you once the keto diet is over.

How will you use this temporary diet as a springboard to bettering your long-term health?

Is a ketogenic diet healthy?

Not precisely! Low-carb diets like the keto do appear to lead to some short-term weight loss, but they’re not significantly more effective than any other commercial or self-help diet. And they don’t appear to improve athletic performance.

A ketogenic diet could be an interesting alternative to treat certain conditions and may accelerate weight loss. But it is hard to follow, and it can be heavy on red meat and other fatty, processed, and salty foods that are notoriously unhealthy.

Because it lacks carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet is rich in proteins and fats. It typically includes plenty of meats, eggs, processed meats, sausages, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and fibrous vegetables. Because it is so restrictive, it is really hard to follow over the long run. Carbohydrates normally account for at least 50% of the typical diet. One of the main criticisms of this diet is that many people tend to eat too much protein and poor-quality fats from processed foods, with very few fruits and vegetables.

Instead of engaging in the next popular diet that would last only a few weeks to months (for most people that includes a ketogenic diet), try to embrace change that is sustainable over the long term. A balanced, unprocessed diet, rich in very colorful fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and lots of water seems to have the best evidence for a long, healthier, vibrant life.

Advice we can all agree on: Eat healthily. There is no quick fix !

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Food as Medicine-to maintain, prevent, and treat disease | The Power of Mindful Eating

Before we dive into the main course, however, here are a few observations on food and health throughout the ages. You may recognize some of the quotes :

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.

We need every doctor to become a nutritionist and to know how food impacts the conditions he or she sees inpatients every day.

The father of medicine, Hippocrates believed that illness stemmed from inadequate nutrition and bad eating habits and that if people were to learn good eating habits then optimum health would be restored.

Besides breathing and sleeping, eating is life’s most vital activity. We cannot sustain ourselves without eating.  But we seem to have forgotten this, spending very few hours (or even minutes) gathering, preparing, and eating food.

Food as a Preventative Medicine to keep us Healthy

It’s estimated that 80% of disease can be tied to food and lifestyle choices.

Overall, seeing your food as medicine helps you make better decisions about what (and how) to eat in order to make the best decisions for your own wellbeing.

There are many factors that culminate to bring about diseases such as stress, nutrition, hormone balance, the health of our gut, and the importance of detoxification and food.

How A Food As Medicine Approach Can Help Prevent Disease

What we eat is the main culprit behind many chronic diseases, and eating a healthier diet helps prevent and treat the most common of these debilitating conditions.

Take for example Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is a relatively modern condition, which impacts over 25 million people in the US alone. The majority of them spend money on various over-the-counter drugs, specialized treatments and doctor visits — a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet, IBS is completely curable within a month of eating right. No need for long-term ineffective treatments, no extra spending. Just plain, simple, good food.

Potassium helps to maintain healthy blood pressure. Dietary fibre reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. Folic acid helps the body produce red blood cells, and vitamins are building blocks used throughout the body.

Fueled by a healthy diet, the body is more resilient. A strong immune system is great for fighting infections short term, but if the immune system is constantly triggered, it can create chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a factor in diabetes, obesity.

For people with diabetes, living well means keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range. Too much sugar in the blood and they risk damaging their kidneys, eyes and vascular system. Too little, and they could pass out or slip into a diabetic coma. There is an abundance of research that shows how managing diet is essential for sustaining healthy blood sugar levels.

On the flip side, the saturated fats and sugars in highly processed foods can trigger a cascade of events that may leave us sleepy, tired and craving more food. High-fat and high-sugar foods contribute to obesity and increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

What does food do in our bodies?

The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and the materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.

If we get too much food or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions.

In other words, nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. In this sense, food can be seen as a source of “information” for the body. 

Food gives us energy and allows us to think, move, and prosper. But we are no longer attentive to the impact of food on our functioning. Our food preferences and choices are now influenced more by food companies, ad campaigns, and the notion that “faster is better.”

We don’t always (or perhaps even often) pick foods based on what our bodies need for optimal wellness. Our busy lives and stress prevent us from taking the time to really nourish body and soul. We eat for convenience, not health.

What eating Mindfully means

Eating a mindful/conscious meal means completely focusing your mind on the ‘process’ of eating. You take it moment by moment and focus on the here and now. You begin by looking at the food, noting the different colours and shapes. You really see what is in front of you. You also become aware of the manner in which you reach for the spoon and fork.

Food doesn’t automatically end up in your mouth. Your entire body is involved in getting it there, from ingredients to atmosphere, whether appealing or appalling, both the psychological mood and the physical accessories that surround you when you eat may influence the way in which you metabolize food and in turn your health and wellbeing.

Mindful eating is a skill that you can acquire if you do it enough. When you move from emotional eating to mindful eating, you’ll feel much better because you’ll be taking care of yourself. You’ll know you’re in charge and, therefore, you’ll be able to stay in control of your body.

Mindful eating means being conscious of your food choices and how the foods you eat affect every level of your existence, from your body to your mind, to your spirit, to the world you live in.

How does mindfulness help?

1. If we begin to pay attention to how specific foods impact our body, we can start to make better choices about what foods to buy and eat.

2. If we pay attention as we eat, we are likely to eat less and to better digest what we eat.

3. We are participating in an activity that replenishes us. By eating, we are literally providing our body with the material – physical and mental – to “build” ourselves.

The way to conscious eating begins with the intention: choosing to eat consciously at each meal. Keeping the intention alive is a great way to achieve mastery over self.

To eat consciously, we need to work from the inside out. We begin by going beneath our habitual relationship with food and getting to know the energetics of food and digestion.

It is our own digestive experience that determines whether what we eat is supporting our body’s metabolic processes or disrupting them.

Thinking about food in this way gives us a view of nutrition that goes beyond calories or grams, good foods or bad foods. This view leads us to focus on foods we should include rather than foods to exclude.

Instead of viewing food as the enemy, we look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.

Relishing the tastes and flavours: Enjoying meal while paying close attention to the tastes, sensations, flavours and textures of the food. You’ll be surprised at how much better food tastes when you’re paying attention. When you focus on enjoying the taste of food, even something as mundane as a slice of warm toast can feel like heaven!

If food has the power to prevent much of the chronic illness we experience today then it makes sense to alter our diets to use it to our own advantage to not only heal and restore the body but also to prevent illness. 

Thinking about what is at the end of your fork can help you to avoid specific illnesses that arise due to years of unhealthy eating.

The good news is that these can be reversed with the help of a good diet. Even if you live on takeaway you can make healthier choices. More and more food services, restaurants, and other institutions are recognizing the healing power of food and are including healing foods as part of their menus so nutritious food is not as hard to find as it once was.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Do Cell Phones Pose a Health Hazard? How To Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Radiation

At 32, a lady has zero hearing sensation in her right ear. Shockingly, or not, the cause has been put down to exposure due to excessive radiation and heat emitted from her cellphone.
When she first visited an ENT for what she thought were persistent air blocks in her right ear. It was too late to undo the damage, the doctor said. And it is unlikely that her hearing in that ear will improve. But rather than brood, she immediately started looking for ways to protect her left ear, afraid that long work calls would end up damaging it too.
That’s when her ENT first advised her to use ‘anti-radiation mobile chips’.
Today, besides that lady, her husband and their 12-year-old daughter, also use these chips, which she bought online.
“Being a working lady, she uses her cellphone for a long time every day. Hence, she thought of buying a chip that claims to reduce the heat and radiation emitted from the phone,” she says.

The mobile phone is omnipresent in our lives and is totally addictive. We use it to not only communicate with one another but also to chat, play games, see movies, read, follow news and so much more. We know and recognise it as a tool that has revolutionised how we communicate.

However, there is a lot of concern about the impact of mobile radiation on human health. Cellphone manufacturers also have the warnings in their fine print. Let us look at some of the major health issues caused by phone radiation:

• Fertility and reproduction

Prolonged exposure to radio frequencies (RF) has a negative impact on fertility and many researchers have associated RF with reduced sperm count, motility and concentration. 

• Neurotoxic effects

Prolonged exposure to wireless can reduce brain cells, causing brain cell death in the memory and learning centres of the brain. Cellphone radiations also alter brain activity in humans. Mobile radiation is like microwaves: it heats up the brain in the same way microwaves heat up the food in a microwave oven.

• Cognition and impaired memory

Many research papers have demonstrated that wireless signals can damage cognitive abilities such as learning, memory, attention and reaction. 

• Hearing loss

Excessive use of mobile phones can result in high-frequency hearing loss and inner ear damage. Studies have also shown a significant risk of tumours on the auditory nerve in the brain.

• Increased risk of developing cancer

Scientific studies estimate young people using mobile phones have a 520% increased risk of developing cancer – for adults the risk is at 270%. You also might not be aware that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).

•  Up to a 400% increased risk of deadly tumours

Mobile radiation may cause a certain type of malignant tumour called a glioma. This tumour is deadly. Study results by the acknowledged Swedish researcher Lennart Hardell and his team from Ørebro University Hospital show how the use of a mobile phone for more than 30 min per day over a 10 year-period increases the risk of developing this type of brain tumour with up to 400%.

• Negative effects on body cells, organs, tissue and DNA

Research has proven how mobile radiation disturbs the body’s cells, organs and DNA which may cause imbalances and diseases. Also, mobile radiation harms the body’s DNA possibly leading to biological disturbances, diseases and cancer.

•  Weakened immune system

Research has proven how the immune system fights back once exposed to electromagnetic radiation. The immune system will defend itself as when attacked by a virus or bacteria. Only, against electromagnetic radiation, the immune system stands no chance and slowly deteriorates.

• Daily Side effects

• Headache

• Fatigue and lack of motivation

• Memory problems

• Lack of concentration

• Sleeping problems

• Learning problems

How to reduce radiation from your cellphone and other wireless devices??

Solution: Anti Radiation Chip

What does the “Anti Radiation Chip” do?

Radiation consists of travelling energy in the form of waves or particles. Save Life Mission’s best Anti-Radiation Chip is a proven, functional and effective product that helps absorb problematic radiation frequencies, transforming them into frequencies that are more compatible and safer to your body. Additionally, this Anti Radiation chip has an energetic value that subtly transmits positive information into your body, further supporting your well-being.

Save Life Mission anti-radiation chip takes care of the harmful Radiations emitted from electronic gadgets like Mobile Phone, Television, Laptop, Computers, etc. It helps to reduce harmful radiation by more than 90%. So, there is no biological damage happen to the human body due to harmful radiation. This Anti Radiation Chip does absorb and reduce the intensity of the radiation from electronic gadgets and therefore it improves the signal quality or functioning of any electronic gadget.

Key Benefits

• Protect yourself from the negative effects caused by electromagnetic radiation.

• Reduce the electromagnetic Radiation more than 90% from any electronic gadgets.

• Increase Mobile Battery Life.

• Reduce Mobile Heating.

• Feel more focused and more energized.

How to use?

Due to the varying radiation emissions of different electronic devices. It is recommended to use:

Mobile Phone: One (1) Anti Radiation Chip for Mobile

Television: One (1) Anti Radiation Chip on television

Computers or Laptop: Two (2) Anti Radiation Chip for computers or laptops

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