Welcome To Health Sense
Today it is recognised that a great deal can be done to redress the balance and tip the scales in favour of good health. The promotion of healthy living and preventative medicine is widely marketed It is encouraging that South Africans are becoming more aware of the benefits of lifestyle health and conscious living.
Healthy guidelines contain no refined or processed carbohydrates, no altered or damaged fats, and no artificial sweeteners. A typical South African diet is a far cry from our Creator’s design with its glamorous array of techno foods glutted with empty calories and woefully inadequate nutrition. A diet based on eating whole and natural foods is harvested directly form our Creator’s bounty nourishes and satisfies us.
Man ingeniously has figured out how to prepare, manufacture, cook, microwave, and market mass produced foods in ways that are not always nutritious for us. Far too many of these foods are sold into our nation’s supermarkets and many of the meals prepared in restaurants are not ‘real’ food as they are largely prepared in man made laboratories.
We pass through checkout counters with our shopping carts filled with processed foods missing the vital nutrients intended for us. Health and wellness call for us to eat close to our natural source as possible. Condiments such as tomato sauce (ketchup) and mustard have ceased to be an aid to digestion and are now used to give our food more tang.
Scientists are undoubtedly working overtime in an effort to remove the last one tenth of 1 percent in sugar cane that is healthy. Biochemists are continually finding ways to preserve foods for longer shelf life, as all foods eventually lose freshness and rot. We fill our refrigerators and freezers with convenience foods instead of purchasing fresh foods that have to be eaten immediately, lest they spoil. The invention of the refrigerator is probably the worst thing ever to happen to our health.
Be encouraged to eat healthy organic foods and supplement with whole food multi-vitamins, green super foods, whole food fibre, enzymes, and probiotics and high quality protein powders to aid in your quest for a long and healthy life.
Be bold as you can transform the health of your place of business or a community organisation by bringing a health couch to share practical steps on improving the wellness of every employee or member.
Lastly let us not forget the importance of mobility, exercise and walking. Participate in outdoor recreational activities, if not sport. Transform your health regime, and embrace spiritual principles that will keep you young and full of purpose.
WINTER MEDICINAL HERBALS
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric is long known for its anti-inflammatory properties through Asia. Recent research shows that turmeric is a natural wonder plant, and proves beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
Its underground stem is like that of a ginger root. Making use of turmeric on a regular basis, is fun as you discover new ways to use Tumeric in recipes. A pinch adds great flavour and a rich yellow hue to an egg salad.
Contraindications: Not to be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Although turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a health practitioner before utilizing turmeric as it can be a uterine stimulant.
10 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:
- It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
- When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to combat prostate cancer.
- May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
- It has been found to be a natural liver detoxifier.
- Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as it removes amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
- Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
- Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
- Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it acts as a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Known to speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
- May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Turmeric is an ideal natural spice that adds delicious colour and taste to casserole dishes, stews, and warm curry soups and vegetable curries.