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Vitamin Combination Necessary!

Vitamin combiinations

 

These vitamin combinations, enhance, the absorption power of the body to make use of the nutrients, to the fullest! So without, further amiss let’s focus on the following vitamins combos for the added health benefits to your body!

Combo #1: Vitamin D and Calcium

Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium, thus preventing osteoporosis and improving bones health.

Natural Sources of Calcium:

Spinach, celery, cabbage, almonds, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, goose berries, broccoli, kale, etc.

Natural Sources of Vitamin D:

Mushroom and sunlight

Combo #2: Vitamin C and Iron

Vitamin C helps in better absorption of iron , which is needed by the body, for better transportation of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body. Especially if the iron source is non-animal based. Plus vitamin C is also good for the heart, gums, and is an overall immunity booster!

Natural Sources of Vitamin C

Citrus fruits, berries, bell pepper,  pineapple; thyme and parsley, dark leafy green, tomatoes, melons etc.

Natural Sources of Iron

Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, fig, coconut, parsley, potatoes, tomatoes, apricot, bananas,  kale, almonds, chia seeds, grapes etc.

Combo #3: Folic Acid and Vitamin C

Folic acid helps red blood cells to form DNA and also prevent birth defects like pina bifida. Where as to for better-absorption power, take vitamin  C with folic acid.

Natural Sources of Folic Acid:

Dark leafy green, citrus fruits, berries, beans, nuts, seeds, etc.

Natural Sources of Vitamin C

As mentioned above!

Combo #4: Vitamin A and Zinc

Vitamin A helps in absorption of zinc, which is required by body for quick healing and better immunity.  Where as vitamin A is good for hairs, nails, eyes and skin; it also protects you against cancer by inhibiting production of DNA in the cancerous cells.

Natural Sources of Vitamin A

Mango, tomato, melon, dark leafy greens (mustard greens, turnip green, collard greens, spinach), basil, parsley, oregano etc.

Natural Sources of Zinc

Blackberries, figs, medjool dates, bananas, peaches, apricot, plums, avocados, cabbage, pumpkin seeds, etc.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Website: www.holisticlivingbykiranzahra.com
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Five Healthy Swaps for Good Health!

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Craving for sweet, fatty, salty snacks!? Don’t rush for the wrong choices, that will ultimately, make you feel guilty! Instead, if you crave sugar, go for fruits; as they are nature’s candies.

Wanting to eat, salty variety, wait, as they are prone to cause dehydration and might raise your BP leading to stroke and heart disease. Instead, have dried herbs and spices, as a substitute!

Going for butter laden food items!? Don’t as they are cause of artery-clogging saturated fats. Instead, if your recipe requires butter or eggs, get use of nature’s creamy, smooth avocados; they are superb replacement! Instead of mucus forming and hormones laden cow’s milk, go for almond milk. It is full of vitamins and minerals; and contains no casein, lactose, gluten and completely cholesterol – free. Unlike the Cow’s milk which cause mucus and brain fog according to the latest research.

If you crave bagel, go for banana! According to one study, grains contain Phytic Acid, which causes mineral deficit; as it impairs the body ability to absorb calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper! As the grains are sprouted the Phytic Acid level decreases ; and vitamins and minerals content increases, but now a days the grains consumed by the people are not sprouted; which leads to diseases like osteoporosis. Eat fruit carbs as they are more nourishing like in the case of fully – ripened bananas; which gives you all the nourishment without any depletion caused to your body.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

 

 

 

Blood Pressure Drugs: More Harm Than Good!

blood pressureDid you know…the over- the-counter blood pressure drugs actually do more harm than good?

Would you take a medicine if you knew the side effects such as loss of libido, insomnia, and even death, if you knew that it would not give any of the promised benefits?

According to the Cochrane Collaboration, patients with slight hypertension at stage 1 level are being overly or wrongly prescribed with medication without any merits.

MD’s have assumed for many decades, the use of blood pressure medicines as best treatment options for hypertension at stage 1. However, according to the recent review by the Cochrane Collaboration, there were no benefits detected in the use of medicines to treat mild hypertension.  It was concluded that those medicines caused more harm than good literally.

Check the info-graphic for the review of the above mentioned study and the health conditions caused by the use of Big Pharma drugs for hypertension!

Let’s talk about “Disease creep” horrors

“Disease creep” is a medical term for treating patients for a disease that they have not yet developed. It refers to the growing trend amongst the medical doctors in prescribing patients with possible risk for a disease or a mild case of hypertension or any other disease, with the same drug as those with the full-blown cases.

After the Cochrane Collaboration’s review and it’s findings; that the side effects of these drugs outweigh its possible benefits for the patients. Still, the big pharmaceutical industry is the same regardless of whether their treatments are approved or effective.

Very rightly put by Craig Stellpflug, a lifestyle coach, cancer nutrition specialist, that big pharma medicines don’t cure but make repeat customers.

My suggestions:

I would advise you to go for eradication of the root-cause rather than treating the symptom of a disease; which is done plainly by popping a prescribed medicine pills. Instead, go for simple dietary adjustments; life style changes; and safe and powerful natural cures. Like you can consider, ditching blood pressure drugs if you are at mild stage or stage 1 of the disease, and go for Mediterranean diet; gluten-free diet; do exercise, giving up on heavy metals; they are definitely less dangerous and more effective ways to reduce your blood pressure.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

 

 

 

Lemons and Lemonade Diet for Weight Loss

lemonCan lemons help you with weight loss? Fact or Myth?

Well this a fact.

Lemon is a great weight-loss booster, and it also has many health benefits, which includes staving off hunger, slow digestion, controlling blood sugar and insulin response and lowering of the glycemic index of foods (it refers to the food ability to raise the blood sugar level).

The weight loss and cleansing benefits of lemons might be the reason behind huge weight loss experienced by the people who go under my lemonade diet.

To answer the questions about its validity check out the research based info-graphic….

Also I’m adding my version of lemonade-diet for your rapid weight-loss. So here we go……

The Lemonade Diet (My version)

The lemonade diet, also called as the Master Cleanser, is ideal for detoxification and quick weight loss.

Makes 1 serving

• 10 oz room temperature water 
• 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
• 2 Tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
• 2 Tbsp organic maple syrup 

Combine the cayenne, maple syrup and lemon juice with the water. Mix well.

Makes 6 servings (a day’s worth)

• 60 oz room temperature water 
• ½ tsp cayenne pepper
• 13 Tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
• 13 Organic maple syrup 

Combine cayenne, maple syrup and lemon juice with water. Mix well.

People with gallstones, intestinal obstruction, anemia, cancer, diabetes, or people who have a history of eating disorders or who are underweight are just some of the people for whom this diet is not suitable.

LEMON

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

 

Sugar, Not Fat, That Causes Heart Attack!

SugarAs we already know that consumption of alcohol, obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, smoking, poor diet and too many calories are the root cause of heart attack.

However, according to the latest study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the real culprit behind heart attack is NOT SATURATED FATS but SUGAR! This study carried on 40,000 people concluded that high sugar intake increased the risk of heart attack by 400 percent.  Furthermore, if sugar intake is increased by 20 percent in your daily quota of calories, it doubled your chances of heart attack. Thus, proving sugar calories are the worst form of calories. This study proves, how sugar triggers insulin resistance and causes inflammation,  which is the root cause of heart disease.

Tomorrow I will, show you,  how to do Sugar-detox.

 

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

black cumin seedBlack seed is a potent seed that heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, kills MRSA, stimulates regeneration of dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet very few people know about it.

Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial.  While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.

The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Approximately 3,300 years back, black seed oil was found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun tomb. Plus, black seed is known as Habbatul barakah which means “seed of blessing” in Arabic culture. It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed PBUH said of it that it is “a remedy for all diseases except death.”

There are over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of this seed, few of them include:

  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
  • Anti-Ulcer                                  
  • Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Cholinergic
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Ant-Hypertensive
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antiviral
  • Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
  • Hypotensive
  • Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
  • Insulin Sensitizing
  • Leukotriene Antagonist
  • Interferon Inducer
  • Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes:  Intake of two grams of black seed daily led to an increased betacell function, decreased insulin resistance, and reduced fasting glucose in participants.
  • Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.
  •  High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.
  • Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma. Another study, this time in human subjects, proved that extract of black seed in boiled water had relatively potent antiasthmatic effect on asthmatic patient’s airways.
  • Serious tonsillopharyngitis: Black seed capsules helped reduce the viral of bad throat significantly; it also elevated pain, and reduced the need for painkillers.
  •  Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.
  • Colon Cancer: Cell studies have shown that it is important in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile. Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.
  • Addiction/Withdrawal of Opiate: Research proved that opioid dependence pf 35 opiate addicts determined that it could be treated by black seed therapy.
  • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus): Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of MRSA.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Goji Berry: The Stem Cell Stimulant

Did you know….goji berries can rejuvenate your internal repair system by boosting stem cell function?

goji berries

Goji berry, also known as the Chinese wolfberry, has been used for over 5000 years, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  This superb healer, raisin-like, shriveled berries grow in the Himalayas in Tibet, Mangolia, and China (mainly in the Ningxia Autonomous Region of China).

Goji berries are rich in protein, 18 amino acids ( 8 of them are essential for life), 22 trace minerals, and they have more carotenoids than carrots!, vitamin B1, B2, B6, vitamin C and E. They high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), which measures the antioxidant levels of food, making it a true champion.

Goji berries have been proven for use as a….

 

Goji berry

 

The available, current research has earned it the STEM CELL STIMULANT property!

Why We Need Healthy Stem Cells 

Stem cells are integral to your body’s ability to repair itself.  They can divide without limit and either form new stem cells or morph into specialized cells like muscle cells and brain cells.  You can enhance stem cell function in a number of ways.

Such as keeping yourself active helps to turn your stem cells into cartilage and bone cells.  It is beneficial to avoid, over the counter-prescription drugs, turn to healthy diet, as it is the ultimate manipulator of boosting stem cell activity. Stay away from calories and sugar for a start, and I would recommend you to have goji berries, as they increase stem cells exponentially.

The Stem Cell Stimulant 

Researcher in China, have found that, goji berries supplementation to the diet, proliferated stem cell and other monocytes (they are kind of white blood cell good for your immune function)  in bone marrow.

According to a different study, published in the Journal of Translational Medicine proves that goji berries might increase blood circulation of endothelial progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells that help to repair blood vessels.

It was confirmed that goji berries in combination of other immune-enhancing nutrients, could help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that were affected due to decrease in stem cells.

 

goji berries

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Sources:

Science Daily

 

Omelet on a Go!

OmeletOmelet on a go! Your favorite breakfast in palm of your hand!

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 c of cheddar cheese
  • one carrot
  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 6 slices of salami
  • half a small onion
  • 6 slices of chicken salamis
  • pepper, salt, and whatever other spices your family prefers (I used some smoked salt, turmeric and garlic powder.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees
  2. I have used silicone muffin pan, if yours is not silicone, opt for paper linings.
  3. I used food processor to shred the onions, carrots and potatoes, then put seasoning and mix them up well.
  4. Shred your cheese (if in a block form) in your food processor.
  5. Crack open the eggs in a bowl, and whisk them up.
  6. Cut the salamis into bite-sized pieces. Place the each muffin cup with a layer of salamis.
  7. First mix cheese and eggs together, then pour over the salami layer in the muffin cups, filling each cup 3/4 full.
  8. Place a handful of hashbrown shreds into the center of the egg mixture.
  9. Now the preparation is ready, to go to oven. Bake it for 45 minutes, it makes 9-12 muffins.

Let them cool, then enjoy. Omelets on a go, are a treat and they freeze well in fridge for about one week.  You can make a weeks breakfast just in a single go!

Happy eating!

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Pomegranate Health Benefits: Arthritis

PomegranatePomegranate health benefits include the elevation of discomfort and pain caused due to arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions? The arthritis patients suffer from the stiffness and pain that affects bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints can severely limit the ability to live and enjoy life fully. Many conventional treatments for arthritis come with worrisome risks and side effects—but the good news is that natural and proven solutions do exist!

Pomegranate Health Solution for Arthritis Pain

Latest research, suggests that the juicy pomegranates seeds hold immense potential to eradicate rheumatoid arthritis, so you or a loved one afflicted with arthritis could get a chance of living life fully.

Here are just some of the most impressive examples of recent studies:

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Inflammation, carried by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine suggested that the pomegranate could narrow down cells of  human mast basophil, that boosts the cracking down of cartilage and promote other inflammatory reactions, a common symptoms of arthritis.
  • In Cleveland Ohio, University of Case Western Reserve, found that pomegranate majorly decreased vital chemicals in the inflammatory response like COX-2 ( an enzyme) that leads to inflammation and pain.
  • A study made up of 8 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, was published in the Israel Association Journal. In this study, patient were given 8mg pomegranate extract for 12 weeks daily. Their serum oxidative status and joint status were measured at the beginning and ending of the research.  Results showed a 17 percent decrease in Disease Activity Index (DAS28), 62 percent decrease in tender joint count and also showed decrease in inflammation markers.

An Antioxidant Powerhouse 

The  reason, why,  pomegranate health benefits, include alleviation of arthritis is cause of their high antioxidant content.Not all fruits are the same, and results from a recent study rank pomegranates as one of the most potent antioxidant reserves.  According to a study, on 10 antioxidant-dense fruits, of which some,  included pomegranates, concord grapes, acai, and blueberries. Pomegranates were found to have 20 percent more antioxidants concentration than any other fruits, and it had most of every individual antioxidant!These antioxidants helps arthritis, by fight free-radicals,  that are number 1  cause of inflammation, which is basis of all diseases. So, these antioxidants present in pomegranates, help to soothe,  the serious inflammations that leads to rheumatoid arthritis.

A Long History of Healing 

Pomegranates have long been praised as an all-natural therapy for that benefits, heart and joint health, but experts advise that the method of consumption matters greatly. When treating arthritis with pomegranate therapy, it is best to consume organic and locally grown pomegranates .In case, you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, I would suggest you to consider eliminating grains and sugar and only eating raw, organic and unprocessed food. I would also advise you to take lots of omega-3 dense food items and supplement with other natural remedies, like ginger, astaxanthin and turmeric.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Sources:

CNN Health

Health Central

Pure Granate