Achieving Beauty through Naturopathic Remedies

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Madisha Mohabir is a writer and public relation professional at Humber College.

What is Naturopathy? A system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage.

Beauty is not always about the things we buy or the clothing we wear. An important part of beauty is diet, exercise, and emotions. These forms of beauty can be easily achieved through naturopathic remedies. How we treat and care for our body reflects in our beauty. Learn more from my favourite Naturopath on making the right nutritional choices to have a well-nourished, beautifully healthy body.

Diet

A clean diet is essential to your beauty. The foods we eat provide the body with vitamins and minerals to help keep us healthy and beautiful. With a limit amount of calorie intake it’s important to pack your diet with lots of foods with maximum nutrition factor.

Beauty foods:

Avocados: An excellent source of biotin, which helps to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. This means longer moisturized skin as well as longer hair and nails.

 

Salmon: Salmon contains astaxanthin, which improves skins elasticity. Meaning fewer wrinkles.

Walnuts: Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-3s makes skin smoother and younger looking.

Switching some of your everyday items can be easy by finding a good alternative choice. Here are a few examples of to take household staples and replace them with foods that maximize nutrition.

Almond butter vs. Peanut butter

Almond Butter:

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By eating almonds or almond butter, you get vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Almonds are a good fiber source and also contain protein.

Peanut Butter:

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Peanut butter contains protein, fiber, carbohydrates and natural sugars.

Dairy Ice Cream vs. Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Dairy Ice Cream:

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Ice cream can have many health benefits such as source of vitamins A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E however ice cream is packed with sugar and fat.

Coconut Milk Ice Cream:

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Ice cream with the use of Coconut milk instead is a great alternative option for ice cream. With much less sugar, Coconut milk ice cream also contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) identical to those in human breast milk; coconut milk has similar germ fighting and heart-protective properties. People who commonly have trouble digesting fat, such as those with a slow metabolism, coconut fat actually stimulates metabolism.

 Potato Chips vs. Vegetable Chips

Potato Chips:

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Potato chips have no nutritional factor after being fried and salted.

Vegetable Chips:

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An alternative option to potato chips is vegetable chips, preferably made from Beets and Sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are now as the worlds healthiest food packed with vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, manganese, biotin, phosphorus, potassium, and many more. Sweet potato helps during the aging process. Sweet potato produces collagen, which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity. Beets lower blood pressure, boost your stamina, fight inflammation helping to keep you feeling young.

Beauty Medicines

Exercise:

Exercise is a very important in a beautiful body, health and mind. Exercise help relieve stress, and is the best medicine to prevent illness. It relieves anxiety, improves your mood, and maintains a healthy body weight.

Different ways to incorporate physical activity in your day,

  • Take your dog on an extra 20min walk, not only will you enjoy it but your dog will too
  • Take the stairs, up and down at work
  • Before sitting down for dinner, complete 15 squats using your chair
  • Take the bus instead of the car to work a few days a week

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is a beauty medicine with many benefits. No only does it relieve stress, give you more energy, and relieve pain, but acupuncture can strengthen the body against diseases.

Vitamin B12:

 Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common; many people are not getting enough B12. Lack of vitamin B12 can make you look pale. most people can prevent vitamin B12 deficiency by eating enough meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, and eggs. Vitamin B12 can also come in a supplement and injection.

Beauty can be achieved in many ways; are bodies react to the different things we eat and use. Many mass produced products has ingredients that may cause more harm than benefits. Get a creative look at naturopathic remedies by watching Dallas Buyers Club; a story about a man who gets sick and seeks naturopathic remedies. Are beauty start from within, and to achieve that true beauty; free of unnecessary toxins try a naturopathic remedy.

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3 thoughts on “Achieving Beauty through Naturopathic Remedies

  1. melissadesantis April 10, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Madisha I really enjoyed reading your blog post! It was very informative of which foods have great impact on the body and all of the nutritional benefits they contain. I recently have been finding myself interested in feeding my body healthy and clean foods that will ultimately give me the nutrition I need; allowing for more energy and radiant skin. I love the idea of feeding your body with high nutritional super foods that are good for the brain, skin and the overall growth and digestion in the body. Overall it makes you feel good from the inside and out. I have a sensitive stomach towards processed foods but when I eat high nutritional foods like you mentioned, salmon and avocado, I feel great. This is another reason why I love making the right decision with my food and why everyone should.

    Also, I love the free treatment that comes with healthy foods. Like you mentioned in your post, with the right foods, you can help prevent diseases. When I am suffering from a cold, I will try to stay away from the doctor and feed my body with fruits, vegetables and lots of liquids in order for my body to fight off the virus on its own. Food can do so many wonders to our body and it should never be underestimated.

    Do you have a favourite drink that provides you with many nutrients and benefits? I personally like to drink warm lemon water in the mornings to detox the body. It also fights against diseases and rich in vitamin C along with many other benefits on the body.

    Here is a link that lists the many benefits of lemon water, and also the many beauty benefits it provides for your skin and hair that I think you will be interested in.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-lemon-water-for-skin-hair-and-health/

    Melissa DeSantis, a health and wellness enthusiast and a Public Relations student at Humber College.

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    • SaugaQueen May 8, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks Melissadesantis I have a green smoothie each day. 60-75% of it should be spinach/greens

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  2. dzh847 April 16, 2015 / 1:54 am

    This blog is really useful for young people, your use the post to tell people how to keep health, that will good for everyone. I am a man, but I still think how to protect my face and body look like 18 years old. And the most important thing is health for the body. That will make more have more energy to face the life and work. And the food is the easy way to keep body health, people just need to pick up the food, which is better for health, and make sure to use the correct way to cook it, that will give you health life and more pleasure.
    Now a day, people have a lot of choice for food, but people still want to use food to change the body and life style. I also suggest people to eat health chips, low salt and sugar, non-fried. That is also delicious, and you do not worry about fat and other unhealthy thing to attack you.
    People need a plan to change their food system, eat more vegetable and more fish, that will easy to build you body. Make it stronger to enjoin the life. Good food will give people more natural state, and do not worry the testy; people can make health food wonderful.
    There are some great snacks:
    http://greatist.com/health/high-protein-snacks-portable

    Zihao Ding, student from Humber college.

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