Food versus Medicine

I believe that food is the first step in maintaining life and holistic health. This is the nature's way of nurturing & healing the creatures. It doesn't matter that someone is living a healthy life or caught in a disease/disorder but the importance of correct foods play their role in all respects. In fact, human body is built on the foundation of nutrients present in the foods ingested and continues to grow with the same nutrients. Body does not need to be 'drugged' until there is a direct threat to human life.

When we say food, it means human food which comes approximately 60% from crops (grains, veggie & fruits), 30% from animals, 8% water and rest 2% from inorganic sources (ratios may be different from cultures to cultures). We remain healthy when total calories extracted from our daily food is within the ranges of 55% from carbohydrates, 35% from proteins and only 10% from fats. Unfortunately we poison our bodies not only by taking food with wrong proportions but also by choosing wrong foods, drinks and timings as well as we are simply not using food for the purpose that food was created. Mind it that the same healthy food may become harmful if taken at wrong time or in wrong quantity.

Medicines, on the other hand are made from the isolated food compounds and then synthetically refined so become much more toxic than their plant or animal sources. Since they are very specifically the target oriented, rapid in action, more potent and limited in duration, so they are failed to replicate the desirable actions of plants and animals they come from. Furthermore, they lack natural safeguards that are present in those substrates. If we carefully analyze the composition of drugs, it is invariably found that there is really no cure in drugs or medicines. Our bodies do not need artificial remedies, rather our body needs only the opportunity to exercise its own innate powers of self-healing mechanism. Thus it is demand of the time to understand the healing process, it entails how to build it, and keep it for desired results which is especially expected by the medical practitioners and the patients as well.

The general Diet Care role of drugs and medicines should not be undermined because they save lives in critical cases. The most interesting fact, I would like to share about brighter side of medicine is that it has helped the humanity to raise life expectancy in the 20th century which is some 82 years in America and 68 years in Pakistan but contrary to that a darker side of the food is that it has shortened the life expectancy due to overeating and misuse of opportunity. The lesson to learn is to use both food and medicine within their limits thus going out-of-proportion is killing anyway.

There are certain plant species which have medicinal powers (called herbs) and many of them are always present in our kitchens, like garlic, ginger. fennel, turmeric, peppermint, cinnamon, etc. They are good to improve digestion of regular and 'extra' foods but their optimum use is still a question because scientific dose has not been fixed as yet. We must use them but their blind use may be killing too.

The use of foods with planning can help in general wellbeing of a person as well as can correct sick conditions. It is called 'Food Therapy'. It tells about guiding people for good health through making good choices, and offers expert advice in the management of various disorders and diseases.

Dr. Sultan Mahmood

Anti-aging organic vitamins and healthy epidermis care products

Everybody probably knows, that organic vitamins can really help you with flu or cold, but not so many people know how organic vitamins are important in healthy epidermis care and how much they can help you with your epidermis problems.

Vitamin C – When talking of stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems, the first thing that comes to mind is supplement C and items depending on it. These items work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems is related to anti-oxidants. Anti-aging healthy epidermis maintenance systems that are depending on supplement C are, however, posed with the danger of getting oxidized themselves, because they comes to contact with air during usage. So some stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems are depending on the derivatives of supplement C, which are more stable and less expensive. However, the effectiveness of such stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis care is not as much as it is for supplement C centered stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems.

Vitamin E – Besides supplement C, supplement E and lipoic acid are anti-oxidants too. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble anti-oxidant that is found in human blood and helps in building resistance against infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit melanoma. Lipoic acid is known to fight the ravages of time very effectively by reversing the damage caused by the ageing.

Phytochemicals form the other category of stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems. Phytochemical are special chemicals that are extracted from plants. There are a variety of phytochemicals that are in use today Diet Care. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of melanoma of certain types; these include prostate melanoma, breast cancers and melanoma of the colon. That is why they find their place in stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems.

Some B-vitamins like B5, B6 and B12 are also in use for stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems and really veryi mportant for you epidermis wellness.

The field of stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems is vast and needs a lot of research. Though the currently available items are effective, they still have difficulties to fight. Hopefully, these difficulties will get resolved in due course and help get better and cheaper stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems.

However, stop ageing treatment healthy epidermis maintenance systems should always be used only as a supplement to the organic methods of epidermis and body care. Natural methods are always the best this whole web Health Tips Blog has one of the goals teaching and informing about organic methods.

Absolute basics of healthy epidermis care are: drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and avoiding stress whenever it is possible. If you do these things your epidermis will not only look better, but your overall wellness will be improved and what is also important, you will literally slow ageing of your epidermis which is I think goal of many of us.