activity trackers to follow healthy living guidelines

Healthy living guidelines

The following healthy living guidelines will help you to:
• Stay active & full of health
• Achieve an optimum weight
• Have great digestive system
• Be full of energy
• Have a great libido

Follow our healthy living guidelines for 3 months and the results will speak for themselves. If you are overweight you can expect a decrease of approx. ½ to 1 lb per week following these healthy living guidelines till you reach the optimum weight for your body.

But before you try to follow these you have to know what is the difference between a “Diet” and “Lifestyle Change”.

A “diet” is only for a few days e.g. soup diet, vegetable diet etc. These are not sustainable and sooner or later people get sick of them and revert to their old ways & habits and loose whatever benefits they gained!

A “lifestyle change” on the other hand consists of sensible & conscious choices that you make which you know will last a lifetime because these are choices which show results slowly but surely and permanently.

These healthy living guidelines have been distributed into two parts.

DIETARY GUIDELINES:
1. Stop all processed foods e.g. white bread, white rice, white burgers etc.
2. Stop adding sugar to your diet e.g. to tea, milk etc. Basically, stop eating sugar, eat natural sweets i.e. fruits.
3. Eat whole foods only i.e. whole grain bread, brown rice, brown burgers etc.
4. The bread should be high in bran content & the flour should be coarse ground, not finely ground.
5. Start eating a small bowl of salad at least once a day or ideally twice a day. it should contain cucumber, carrots, salad leaves like spring mix, tomato and any vegetable you like. Put a dressing of olive oil & raw apple cider vinegar and put some salt & black pepper to your liking. You can put some freshly unshelled almonds or walnuts on your salad too.
6. Eat at least 1-2 fruits per day e.g. apple, orange etc.
7. Eat 3-5 walnuts a day. Walnuts should be in their shell till the time you are going to eat them. Pre-shelled nuts go rancid and are harmful instead of being healthy. Walnuts help boost HDL (good cholesterol) which cleans and removes the plaque deposits from your arteries.
8. Eat 5-7 almonds a day. Almonds should be in their shell till the time you are going to eat them. Pre-shelled nuts go rancid and are harmful instead of being healthy. Almonds provide several essential nutrients especially Vitamin-E which reduces inflammation in your body, improves your immune system and makes heart healthy. Almonds also make sex drive stronger.
9. Eat a raw clove of garlic everyday by crushing it or chopping it into fine pieces and letting it sit for 10 minutes. Doing this makes the garlic super potent in helping you fight inflammation. It’s the best known naturally occurring antibacterial & antifungal.
10. Start eating half cup of low fat, unsweetened, non-flavored yogurt with live cultures daily in the morning or with lunch. If you have homemade yogurt that’s the best. NOTE: Yogurt can cause increased mucus generation in some individuals, if you are like that, don’t eat yogurt. Rather start eating roasted black chick peas (also known as Bengal Gram) daily.
11. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear. Yellow colored urine is a good indication that you are dehydrated.
12. Eat only when hungry and when eating, don’t overstuff yourself.
13. Focus on food only when you eat i.e. don’t divert your attention by watching tv etc.

CONSTIPATION:
If you suffer from constipation, you need to understand the difference between SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE fiber. If you have a tendency towards constipation then in addition to the abovementioned guidelines for diet, you need to add INSOLUBLE fiber. A few good sources of insoluble fiber are broccoli, whole wheat, bran, husk etc. This fiber stimulates good bowel movement.
SOLUBLE fiber on the other hand slows down digestion. A few good sources of soluble fiber are apple, oats, banana etc. If you want to REDUCE CHOLESTEROL then consume soluble fiber. You can search the internet for more info on these fiber types.

EXERCISE GUIDELINES:
1. Purchase an activity tracker e.g. UP, Fitbit, Nike etc. and use it. It’s probably the best investment you will ever do in your health. You can get one for as low as $32.
2. Aerobic activity e.g. Start walking at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week with your spouse/friend and achieve your TARGET HEART RATE.
3. Strength training e.g. Start weight training at least 20 minutes 3 days a week.
4. A few examples of exercises good for you are Planks (for strong core & abdomen), Lunges (for strong legs & buttocks) and Squats (for strong legs & buttocks). Check out these on youtube.
5. Also, you can do Dumbell curls (for strong arms), Bench press (for strong chest).
NOTE: If you have a physical injury or other issues, consult your physician before embarking on the strength training. Search internet to know what is Target Heart Rate for exercise.

I advise to use “Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar” because it contains the wholesome goodness of vinegar not spoiled by processing. Same approach is used for yogurt, no artificially sweetened, processed, flavored yogurt, just have it as close to the way it naturally comes as possible.
I advise to use almonds & walnuts which are in their shell till you want to eat them because pre-shelled nuts become rancid and do damage to your body instead of benefit.

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT:
If despite following these healthy living guidelines you can’t get rid of some ailments then you should try homeopathic treatment by consulting a classical homeopath. A classical homeopath will take your full case, only give one remedy at a time and wait to see its action and disclose the name of the remedy to you. If you want, you can seek consultation from us HERE
Remember taking homeopathic remedies without taking the complete symptom picture is most likely to fail and make things worse.
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activity trackers to follow healthy living guidelines
activity trackers to follow healthy living guidelines
Prevention of diseases naturally

Prevention of diseases naturally

Eating healthy, doing some exercise, sleeping enough and managing stress forms the basis of prevention of diseases naturally as doing so makes you work with your body, not against it.

You may have witnessed it firsthand that it’s much easier to take care of something and not let it break as compared to fixing it after breakage. Since I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, I have found that the following approach arguably offers the optimum compromise between being paranoid and being careful about your health to achieve prevention of diseases naturally.

To start off on this track of prevention of diseases naturally, everyone should have a baseline health data about themselves, a benchmark for their health to know and compare against in later years of life. This is one of the most important things you can do for your health as it gives you an idea of how healthy are you, how is your health changing as you age and does anything require attention to avoid serious issues later.

You should know the following details about yourself by the time you are 15 if you want to achieve prevention of diseases naturally. If you never did it, it’s never too late, you can do it now, whatever your age is. It’s never too late to start taking proactive care of your health. This helps you to eliminate most if not all surprises related to your health.

You should get a complete physical check up & blood tests done to know the following basic parameters about your health:

  • Fasting sugar
  • Resting heart rate
  • Resting blood pressure
  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • Lipid profile

These above tests are the litmus of how healthy you are. Here is why:

Fasting Blood sugar: It gives an indication if you are susceptible to developing diabetes later on in life and if that’s the case, you should be mindful of your lifestyle choices related to diet, exercise, stress etc.

Resting Heart Rate: One of the most underutilized markers of good health. Strong & healthy resting heart rates tend to be lower than average person’s which basically means that your heart is stronger than most normal persons who don’t do aerobic exercises (walk, jog, swim etc). As a result of stronger heart it can do the work in lesser heart beats than a person having sedentary lifestyle.

Resting Blood Pressure: An excellent indicator of overall health. In the absence of a disease, the lower blood pressure the better. It gives an indication of the health of your arteries & veins in general. A lower BP indicates elasticity of your arteries & veins which is a sign of excellent health.

CBC: It consists of various parameters which checks the health of your blood, your lifeline, the nutrient of your body. Almost all serious diseases can be identified by this simple & inexpensive test.

Lipid Profile: This is a blood test which measures the different types of fat in your blood. This in turn can tell you if your arteries & veins are going to get clogged or not and is a good indicator of heart disease.

If you have a familial history of any illness, get yourself checked for that illness as early as possible. For example, if you have Thyroid problem in your family, it’s a good idea to get a baseline data for yourself as early as possible and get the same baseline data for your children not later than 15 years of age.

If no health issues are identified in your check up, you can repeat the tests after every 5 years. This gives you a head start and you can identify illnesses before they can become a serious risk.

If your tests show a problem e.g. elevated fasting sugar, you will know that you have to modify your lifestyle and be cautious of all those factors which can cause diabetes later in life.

Hippocrates said thousands of years ago i.e. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. By getting the essential nutrients through eating right i.e. a well balanced diet, you should be able to overcome common ailments. If a healthy lifestyle still doesn’t let you get rid of lingering health issues, then let homeopathy help you in overcoming those hurdles which stop you from getting in your best possible shape ever.

No one approach is perfect for leading a healthy life. It’s always a combination of diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, loving relationships and community service etc.

Prevention of diseases naturally
Prevention of diseases naturally