The Truth: About “Change of Season Flu”

 The monsoons are here in Mumbai and everyone seems to be catching the flu. The explanation I am given most times is “it’s in the air.”

The truth is that “IT” meaning germs and virus are always in the air, different types in different seasons, and Nature knows this from the very beginning.

That’s why God/nature/universe whatever you call it, built into man’s body a line of defense to protect him from being destroyed by an unfriendly environment. The body’s defenses are skin, mucous membranes, friendly bacteria, tear glands, fever, lymphatic system, fighter cells, and the immune system. The immune system contains about a trillion cells called lymphocytes and about 100 trillion molecules called antibodies. These cells provide protection against all microscopic enemies seeking to attack the body.

The Truth: It is only when our immune system is down, do we get sick with season change.

We build our immune system by eating raw food and drinking the juices of raw fruits/vegetables, staying hydrated and exercising!!!

We immobilize our immune system by putting harmful substances into our body!!!

For example:  white table sugar (which is literally a drug), paralyzes the immune system. Just nine teaspoons of sugar (one soda pop contains 10), in a day will immobilize the immune system by about 33%, while approximately 30 teaspoons of sugar will wipe out the immune system from even functioning that day.

High fat intake, white table salt, Alcohol, cigarettes, refined and processed food, Caffeine and basically anything that is made artificially seriously impairs the immune systems functions.

All pharmaceutical drugs and pain killers adversely affect the immune system as well.

So check your own nutrition intake before passing the buck.

Apart from this, what is also important to understand is that all the hype that western medicine has created of a fever being a sickness or a viral infection is untrue.

It is important to understand that sometimes your body needs to fight infections using fever. A fever occurs when the body faces a threat from virus or bacteria and need to eliminate it from your system by killing it. We know that germs growing in cultures die if you turn up the temperature too much. The same is happening in your body when your brain turns up the temperature when you get sick. Getting a fever is an important part of your body’s defense against infection.

“Fever is the doctor at work, not the problem”. Fever is part of the immune system that needs to be complimented with rest and hydration, not supplemented with paracetamols to reduce the fever and antibiotics to kill the germs/virus because that’s exactly what the fever is there to do if you only allow it to.

It’s hard to believe, but for flu the best remedy is EAT LIGHT, REST and HYDRATE.

EAT LIGHT: This is to avoid excess load on the body while it does the healing. Digestion takes up a lot of energy and slows down the healing process. Eat more raw foods and less cooked.

REST: the fact that you feel weak, is your body telling you it has no spare energy to give you, so respect that and stay put in bed for a day or two or three max.

Last but not the least

HYDRATE : It is important to increase fluid intake(fruit/vegetable juices & water) when you have a fever, since it increases evaporation of water from your body and you could get dehydrated, which then further increases the fever causing you to believe that it is out of your control.

Written by Sejal Vora

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The Truth: About Back Aches

Most people suffering from Cervical Spine (Neck) Thoracic Spine (Mid Back) & Lumbar Spine (Lower Back) pain are of the belief that back aches stem from various reasons like bad posture, wearing high heels, an injury, over weight, sedentary lifestyle with no exercise, too much exercise, heavy weight lifting, dancing, pregnancy, stress etc.. But all these reasons are actually NOT the root cause of back aches.

The true ROOT CAUSE of back aches is a WEAK back.

The spine is essentially made up of vertebrae, the vertebrae are made up of bones and bones are essentially made up of calcium.

So the key to a STRONG back is CALCIUM.

Of course wearing high heels is not recommended, a sedentary lifestyle with no exercise or too much exercise or excess weight training is also not good, however if your back is strong, there would be less chances of injury or back ache.

The Spinal anatomy is truly unique in its form and function. It is designed to be incredibly strong, protecting the highly sensitive nerve roots, yet highly flexible, providing for mobility on many different planes.

However for years we have abused our bodies. As you can see, calcium and your back are very closely related.

One of the main causes of a weak back is also the excessive consumption of Coke and Pepsi. They drastically lower calcium levels and increase phosphate levels in the blood. When phosphate levels are high and calcium levels are low, calcium is pulled out of the bones. The phosphate content of soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi are very high, and they contain virtually no calcium.” When you continually eat food cooked in hydrogenated refined oil and iodized salt, processed foods like white bread, sugar and tea/coffee for years on end, your body experiences a state of acidosis.

Acidosis needs to be combated by alkalinity. And where do you think your body finds this Alkalinity?

“Calcium” is Alkaline.

To combat this state of acidosis, it strips calcium from your bones to increase the alkalinity…..This in turn leads to a weak back, leading to injuries and back aches and even osteoporosis.

Massages or Pain killers will only temporarily relieve a back ache.  If you are looking to strengthen your back and not suffer from constant back aches, you need to most importantly focus on your calcium intake. However popping a calcium pill is not the answer, nearly all supplements contain chemicals like stearates and stearic acid which work as lubricants added to raw materials in supplements. They also contain potentially allergenic binders, fillers and often coloring agents. These additives have a number of side effects in the long run, including decreased absorption.

There is no better source of calcium than a well-balanced diet. In principle your daily nutrition should bring in all the calcium your body needs. Supplements will not compensate for junk foods, alcohol, smoking and imbalanced nutrition.

Last but not the least, what is also most effective in healing back aches is the practice of yoga at least twice a week if not more. Yoga does wonders for not just strengthening your back but for your entire being. Yoga not only strengthens your core it calms you down . Please read my article on misconceptions of yoga before you decide to start practicing, as it is very important to be doing the right type of yoga.

Combining Calcium through correct nutrition and yoga, will allow you to  experience a back ache free life for starters and much more !!!

Written by Sejal Vora

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The Truth: About Salt

Do you know, how important Salt is for the body?

Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures, particularly humans.

Water and salt regulate the water content of the body.  Water itself regulates the water content of the interior of the cell by working its way into all of the cells it reaches to cleanse and extract the toxic wastes.  Salt forces some water to stay outside the cells.

Another way to explain this is that there are two oceans of water in the body; one ocean is held inside the cells of the body, and the other ocean is held outside the cells and Good health depends on a most delicate balance between the volume of these oceans, and this balance is achieved by SALT.

Salt is also crucial for the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells. Salt is very important for the generation of hydroelectric energy in the cells in the body.

Do you know, Common Table Salt you buy from your grocery store is completely Bleached and Leached of all its minerals. Common Table Salt also includes additives including aluminum silicate (to make it free flowing), dextrose, bleaching elements, and other chemicals, making it POISONOUS for the body?

SALT IS VITAL FOR THE HUMAN BODY: BUT THE RIGHT TYPE!

The WRONG type of salt is common table salt you get, its often labeled as  “ free flowing”  or “refined salt” or “iodized salt”.

The RIGHT type of salt is Natural salt that is unrefined crystal Rock salt.

You can find this at any health shop near you. In India most people call it “Sendha Namak” it is very light pinkish to white in color, and powdered from the crystal, make sure you check it says unrefined.

Crystal rock salt contains 84 of the 92 trace minerals known to man, and no other natural or man-made salt has this many minerals.  In addition, the salt contains the minerals in the same proportions as the human body does, as well as the vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

All of these elements are crucial for good health, and keeping you free from dis-ease. A small shift of changing the Salt in your home will make the biggest difference in the wellbeing of you and your loved ones.

Please Note: An adult requires no more than 6gms (approx 1 teaspoon) per day.

Written by Sejal Vora

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The Truth: About Junk Food

When we think of junk food, we think about fast food  and aerated beverages.

When we think of healthy food we think home food.  Think again…

Unknowingly, junk food is the key ingredient  in  every meal , EVERY DAY !!!!

JUNK FOODS IN YOUR KITCHEN: REFINED TABLE SALT, REFINED OIL & REFINED SUGAR !!!

Junk is an understatement for these three products !!! The process of refining involves bleaching, chemically processing, sometimes hydrogenating and much more,  it completely  strips the food of all its nutrients, and if that’s not enough, it is highly toxic and disrupts the bio chemistry of the body, causing various health issues ranging from acidity to cancer.

Heres a way to stop junk food in your home. SWITCH to unrefined products like Rock salt, unrefined cold pressed oils, and honey or unrefined sugar !!!

Keep Getting Smarter !!!!

Written by Sejal Vora

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