Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tips For Healthy Digestion

Eat more fiber. Fiber keeps the digestive system running smoothly by decreasing the transit time of food in the intestines. Fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables also lowers harmful LDL cholesterol and improves sugar balance for people with diabetes. For digestion and overall health, fiber rich foods should make up a big part of your daily diet.

Eat more alkaline foods. The typical American diet relies on too many acid-forming foods. They're the primary cause of GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease).

Acid-forming foods to limit: refined sugars, white flour, alcohol, sodas, coffee, red meat, fried, fatty foods.

Alkaline-forming foods to add: mineral water, vegetables (especially greens), seaweed, herbal teas, miso, brown rice, honey, fruits.

Practice good food combining. Sometimes, it's not what you eat that's making you sick, it's the way you eat it. Different foods need different enzymes to digest properly.

Follow 3 key principles:

Eat fruits alone and on an empty stomach in the morning.

Don't eat fruits and vegetables at the same meal.

Avoid high protein foods with whole grains.

Take enzymes. Many of the foods we eat are so processed they lack vital enzymes. Enzymes are the spark plugs for every body function. They can be easily brought into your body through fresh foods. Have a green salad every day.

(From Linda Page's diary)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Deepawali

May this Diwali be as bright as ever.

May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you.

May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.

May this Diwali bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for.

May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.

May lights triumph over darkness.

May peace transcend the earth.

May the spirit of light illuminate the world.

May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony