People in your life

Life Culprit Analysis – (Reposting)

Life is a most precious gift from God that has no substitute! SO it’s a history that unique things have security threats and the culprits try to harm them.

One fine day making my breakfast, I realized my ankles were aching; a thought passed by what the reason might be? Are my shoes uncomfortable? No! they are the most comfortable ones. Then what? Is it some serious health issue? No other symptoms, then? It struck my mind at once Am I going towards obesity? Oh, this might be the cause!

I pondered and reached a weird but logical question! Why my feet are penalized when they never had to do anything with obesity, huh! Wasn’t it the brain that pops up every time to have more junk into the stomach, using organs to fulfil the desire, but feet are non of those components! Though pain is born mainly by feet and other parts of legs carrying all the weight.

So the real culprit is not face-off, besides innocent feet face it. Pondering more over the Life Culprit Analysis, you know what? The culprit uses many tools to burden other organs, such as stress, anxiety, depression, overthinking, negativity, cheating, and obesity (many others to list).

I know you must be thinking, where is the flow moving? I was speechless when I dived deep, and these are purely my thoughts. It might not have a common implication, still thought to pen down and share what I pondered. Am I the only one taking it this or some others in the pool too?

Have you ever come across a situation, must-have, where you could not figure out where your fault was, and why are you penalized when you have nothing to do with it? You know what, the culprit is common! And you are taking all burden without recognizing the culprit; instead, question yourself.

Life Culprit Analysis is something every human in trouble, actively or passively, should do to live a better, balanced and happy life without grievances, distress and other typical negative sentiments. This analysis might not immediately remove the culprit moves. Still, it would enable you with good resistance, and soon you will be able to lead the culprit and Change it into the best companion!

SO “YOU” ARE NOT THE BRAIN, BUT THE INNER YOU WHO HAS BEEN BESTOWED WITH INTELLECT, BRAIN, AND BODY!

Blogger: Zakia

SEARCHING SOMETHING! -(Reposting)

Animation by: Attia

Once I met an infant,

Who was searching for something,

I asked, “What are you searching, my dear?”

The answer was, “I lost my message, and I am searching for it”.

Once I met a child,

Who was searching for something,

I asked, “What are you searching, little champ?”

The answer was, “I lost my infancy, and I am searching for it”.

Once I met a teenager,

Who was searching for something too,

I asked, “What are you searching, my dear?”

The answer was, “I lost my childhood, and I am searching for it”.

Once I met a youngster,

Who was searching for something too,

I asked, “What are you searching, buddy?”

The answer was, “I lost my teenage, and I am searching for it”.

Once I met a mid-ager,

Who was searching for something too,

I asked, “What are you searching, sir?”

The answer was, “I lost my young age, and I am searching for it”.

Once I met an old ager,

Who was searching for something too,

I asked, “What are you searching, my dear sir?”

The answer was, “I lost my golden days, and I am searching for it”.

I just sat down

Thoughts covered all around

Me, too, searching for something

How to get rid of regrets man facing

My heart then inclined

And texted my mind

Do live life with great pleasure

Or regrets would create pressure!

Poetry by: Zakia

ON THE WAY (Reposting)

On the way, On the way,

On the way, On the way,

Walking on a bay,

Finding for a way,

Wandering for a hay,

Wishing for a day,

On the way, On the way,

On the way, On the way,

Passing as a day,

Deciding for a fray,

Turning in the gray,

Thinking just to lay,

On the way, On the way,

On the way, On the way,

Wishing for the may,

Wanting for the pay,

Looking for the way,

Standing on the quay,

On the way, On the way,

On the way, On the way.

Poem by: Zakia

Video animation by: Attia

DEATH – (Reposting)

Everyone meets, Everyone meets

Death is the thing which everyone meets,

Rich in the castles, Poor in the streets, but

Death is the thing which everyone meets,

If rich would buy it then poor would die, but

Death is the thing which everyone meets,

First who will meet it, nobody knows, because

Death is the thing which everyone meets,

No cares whether young or old, just be ready to face, because

Death is the thing which everyone meets

Poetry by: Zakia Hassan

Video Animation by: Attia Hassan

FOODS TO FIGHT DISEASE (Part-3)

I have already detailed our defence systems and foods in my previous posts, which help boost those systems in detail. Today, I will discuss Li’s framework with his patients to help them prevent and fight diseases. He explained everything in his book “Eat to Beat Disease”.

This framework is a nutritional plan named the 5*5*5 framework. It’s a program that guides us to make good food choices, not a weight loss diet plan. Most diet plans establish restricting or eliminating food choices due to which we feel deprived and not able to continue them for a more extended period or make it a habit. But the 5*5*5 framework is based on our personal preferences, says Li. It means it gives us the liberty of eating whatever we want. The only condition is that it should benefit at least one defence system. It is the main reason it’s easier to include it in our daily routine. Even if someone is following any diet plan, it is adaptable for that person too, be it Paleo, Low carb, Plant-based, Gluten-free or Ketogenic.

The 5*5*5 framework doesn’t exclude anyone because it is a larger concept into which you can easily integrate other protocols. Anyone can do it.”, says Li.

We need to understand what the 5*5*5 framework is and what does 5*5*5 stand for.

The first five of 5*5*5 represents five defence systems of our body. While the second five means five foods we should eat daily to support each of our defence systems, and the last five represents the five times when we consume food in a day, I.e. breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper and dinner. In short, we should include one defence boosting food for each defence system in our daily diet and divide five foods related to each defence system in our five meals. Like, allocate your angiogenesis food to breakfast, regeneration food to brunch and likewise. This way, our overall body ability to resist disease will increase.

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There are a few things that we should always keep in mind while using this framework;

  1. We might not always make healthy food choices. Sometimes our body may influence to opt for not so healthy options. But our healthy food choices in our meals will balance the effect of our not so healthy ones.
  2. Choose the healthy foods which you enjoy. It will help you conform to the framework forever, and you won’t feel dissatisfied and get tired or bored this way.
  3. Always keep your diet plan diversified, which means being adaptable and sticking to the framework rules, no matter where you are. This way, if you don’t find one food item you usually take for your defence system, you will be able to switch to the other option without compromising your diet routine or rules.
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Steps to follow the 5*5*5 framework

As the 5*5*5 framework is supple, personalised, pragmatic and uplifting for developing good eating habits, it’s easier to stick to this framework. If we follow Li’s steps, we can quickly implement them.

  1. Personalisedpreferred food list

We must prepare a healthy defensive foods and drinks list that we like and enjoy first. Make a list of beneficial foods for each defence system separately. Try to explore some new healthy defensive foods also. There might be some foods you have never tried; try them and see if you like them or not. In case of liking, you’ll get a few more options on your list, and you might like them so much that they may become your new favourites. This way, you will have diversified possibilities, and you won’t get bored.

  1. Always carry a list with you.

After completing the first step, take a photo of your prepared list on your mobile. This way, it will always be handy whenever you need it, like grocery shopping or ordering a meal outside or while travelling.

  1. Choose five each day.

Every day choose five foods from your list, one for each defence system. What you eat other than that is entirely your choice. It’s good if they are also healthy choices; you know, the more, the merrier, but it’s okay if it’s not still. Some foods support more than one system; if this is the case, still you have to choose five foods for each defence system means no matter how many systems one food is supporting, you have to stick to the rule, I.e. to keep all five defence systems with five different foods. You can add more than five healthy defensive foods to your daily diet. If not, you can keep it to five but not less than five.

  1. Eat the food from your list whenever you want

It’s unnecessary to divide five foods into five meals – one food for each bite. If you want, you can eat all five healthy defensive foods in one meal and the rest of the day; you eat whatever you want.

  1. Incorporate the 5*5*5 framework into your diet

The 5*5*5 framework outline is to be adaptable in any diet. So if you follow a particular diet, you can still easily include these health defensive foods of your choice in your diet plan.

Lastly, I would like to add a note from my side for all. “Never start clean eating or workout to lose weight, do it for your fitness and health and don’t deprive yourself of anything. This way, you will be able to build up a healthy routine for yourself and stay motivated, and ultimately, as a result, you will lose extra pounds also. But Losing weight shouldn’t be your priority; instead, staying healthy should.”

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FOOD TO FIGHT DISEASE (Part-2)

There are different ways to fight and prevent diseases through food like;

  • Cutting down the foods which aren’t healthy, I.e. Red meat (as it contains fats) and sugar.
  • Start taking healthy foods, I.e. White meat and vegetables.

People usually start with the cutting down method, which is the most common way but eating the right food is the most effective.

Here I will discuss the foods that strengthen, boost, and support each defence system.

  1. Angiogenesis

To strengthen angiogenesis, we should eat more the following foods in our regular diet;

  • Soybeans
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Seafood
  • Chicken
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
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If we take the example of soybeans, it was the first food detected, which impacts angiogenesis. Various researches have shown that taking soybeans rich foods decreases the risk of cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer (Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that appears in the prostate gland, which is in the lower abdominal area, male specifically) as well as coronary artery disease (The arteries which supply highly oxygenated blood to the heart narrows down or block due to plaque build-up, that might result in heart attack, is called coronary artery disease)

Theodore Fotsis, a Greek scientist, discovered in 1993 that Japanese people who take soy-rich foods, their urine contains genistein (A compound that helps block the growth of four different types of cancer cells.)

  1. Regeneration

To support our stem cells which are responsible for regeneration following foods are so beneficial;

  • Dark chocolate
  • Green tea
  • Fish oil
  • Green beans
  • Raspberries
  • Beer
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Taking the example of green tea, in a study, Korean and Japanese researchers found that if we take four cups of green tea per day for two weeks, it increases the number of stem cells in our body by 43%.

  1. Microbiome

Following foods strengthen and support our microbiome;

  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sourdough bread
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Sauerkraut is fermented raw cabbage. It’s fermented through various lactic acid bacteria. It’s very beneficial need to be included in our diets. North Carolina State University’s scientists discovered that’s Lactobacillus Plantarum is present in sauerkraut, usually present in commercial probiotics. This bacteria contains a lot of health benefits; for example, it stimulates an anti-inflammatory response in intestinal stem cells.

  1. DNA Protection

Following foods strengthen our DNA;

  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Red peppers
  • Lentils
  • Navy beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggs
  • Cod live oil
  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
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These foods contain micronutrients (I.e. Vitamin A, B, C, D and E) which are the building blocks of DNA. People usually take supplements of these nutrients but always keep in mind eating foods that contain these nutrients is more beneficial than taking their supplements. So add the foods which contain these nutrients to your regular diet instead of taking the supplements.

  1. Immunity

To stimulate our immune system efficiency, consume the following foods;

  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Chilli peppers
  • Pacific oysters
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If we ponder over these options, a lot of them we already take, all we need to do is take them in proper proportions and include some more. Being healthy doesn’t mean that we have to cut out on our foods. All we need to do is opt for the right choices and include a few more healthy options in our regular diet. This way, we will stay healthy and contended.

Blogger Attia

FIGHT DISEASES WITH FOOD (Part-1)

These days diseases are prevalent even it’s complex to find people who don’t have any illness. Many people die every year due to these chronic illnesses. Although with the help of advanced medications, the rate has decreased, still medications are not preferred in the first place because firstly, drugs always carry some side effects and secondly, they are expensive. So the question arises, what is the cheaper and organic way then? The answer is FOOD; it’s more affordable, organic and doesn’t contain any side effects.

“Eat to Beat Disease”, written by medical doctor William W. Li is all about how our food choices affect our body, how we can save ourselves from several diseases and how we can use food as a weapon to fight illnesses. This article is an abstract of it.

We usually relate health to the absence of diseases only. However, it has a greater meaning than that. Li says, “It is an active state which keeps our cells and organs functioning smoothly”.

Our body contains five health defence systems which are our health foundations. They protect us from different diseases, can even fight severe illnesses like cancer. However, these defence systems activate through our diet. Therefore, we must know what foods support each defence system. We can maintain our health and fight diseases this way.

To make the food choices and diet plan for us this way, we first need to understand the healing powers of our defence systems and their mechanism, which I am going to discuss now;

  1. Angiogenesis

First comes angiogenesis, which is responsible for providing oxygen and vital nutrients to all our body organs, and it also helps maintain and grow blood vessels. If any disease appears on our body, it cuts out the blood supply and nutrients needed for that particular disease’s growth. If you take the example of cancer, microscopic cancers are formed every day in our body because of the mistakes occurring in DNA during cell division. But angiogenesis prevents them from growing and invading other organs in our body, so nothing happens. They are harmless until or unless they are under angiogenesis control.

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  1. Regeneration

Regeneration takes place by our stem cells. They are responsible for the growth and maintenance of our organs. They, when needed, work on our bodies’ dead or damaged cells and regenerate, replace or repair them according to the requirement. For example, our lungs and stomach regenerate every eight days, and the small intestine every two to four days. So if our stem cells are not present or don’t work, our organs will stop working merely in a few days.

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  1. Microbiome

It involves the functions of bacteria. Previously bacteria were supposed to be harmful, but recent research showed that most bacteria are pretty helpful and good for us. They promote health. We can’t live without them.

The microbiome is a good bacteria present in our bodies to defend them. Like some bacteria help fight diabetes and prevent it, Bifidobacteria (a type of bacteria) helps lessen stress. In short, bacteria influence all our defence systems which is why they are essential for our overall health.

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  1. DNA Protection

Li named DNA a “Personal Genetic Blueprint”. DNA carries our genetic information from generation to generation, but other than that, DNA also keeps us alive and maintain our everyday functioning. DNA protects our body from the consequences of the damages created by unhealthy food, cell reproduction, water and air pollution, and many other causes.

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  1. Immunity

Last but not least is the immune system, the most important one. The human body immune system is the front line of defence against all diseases. It protects us from infections and viruses, fights with an invader that can harm our bodies, and saves us from falling ill. It kills all the abnormal and unrecognisable cells before they grow dangerously. Hence, the most vital one.

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