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.
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.
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
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 contains protein, fiber, carbohydrates and natural sugars.
Dairy Ice Cream vs. Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Dairy Ice Cream:
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:
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 have no nutritional factor after being fried and salted.
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.
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 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 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.