Long Live the Body

Tips for a healthy long-living body and treatment for my tension miostis syndrome/tendonitis/bruised bone.

Routine:

Wake up at 6, pray, stretch in the sun (always forward fold), shower

Breakfast: Cereal with oatmeal and fresh milk or soy milk. Or poached eggs and tuna, alternate daily, drink: Orange juice

Take smoothie to work with salad

Snacks: almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate

Dinner: Salmon
[1] Shefali’s Remedies

Observe the food which gives you strength and the food which builds inertia.

Drink a smoothie in the morning and early evening. It will help clear your digestive tract.

My usual mixes are:

1. Cucumber (good for joints), mint, lemon, chilly

2. Tomato, chilly

3. Lettuce, papaya

4. Carrot, orange

5. Wheatgrass, honey, warm water

6. Wheatgrass, banana

You can drink it with the fibre or strain it to make a clear juice.
Stretch when you body is warm (the sun helps for this). You are a dancer, so I’m sure you know your stretches. Elongate your back, arms and hamstrings. Be careful to not exert too much. Slow and steady.
Heat some mustard oil in a pan with a few cloves of garlic and massage it into your skin when it is still warm. It doesn’t smell pleasant but it relieves pain like magic..be patient though, the relief might not be overnight.

 

[2] Foods good for joints:

Cherries – Red Peppers – Canned Salmon – Oatmeal – Turmeric – Walnuts – Kale – Cod liver oil

 

[3] Foods high in calcium:

fortified cereals [total, raisin bran, corn flakes] – fortified orange juice – fortified soymilk – enriched breads – dark leafy greens – broccoli – collard greens – cheese – low fat milk and yogurt – bok choy – fortified tofu – okra – green beans – almonds – fish canned with their bones [sardines] – edamame – figs – oranges – kale – almonds

 

[4] How to get Vitamin D:

Number One: Sunlight.

Then: Vitamin D supplements, cod liver oil, ultraviolet lamps and bulbs, egg yolks, tuna, mackerel, salmon, canned tuna, mushrooms, milk, orange juice [Florida’s Natural, Minute Maid Kids +], soy milk, fortified cereals, beef liver, cheese.

 

[5] Other healthy eating tips

Bananas Are Good

Simply put: one or two bananas a day will give you a nutritional boost, keep your energy up, help stave off your hunger, and are highly unlikely to add inches to your waistline.

 

Oils

try to stick to plant-based fats, such as olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil, all of which offer superior health benefits to animal-derived fats.

 

Late dinners are Fine [still debatable]

Truth be told: it’s all about the total number of calories you consume in a day, not the time of day you consume them…but some say the calories you have at night turn into fat rather than get digested.

 

Snack, but in Moderation

Try to pick out high fiber, nutritionally dense foods for snacking – raw nuts, fruits, and vegetables are all great choices, as are whole grain breads, nut butters, and hummus.
Don’t get carried away.

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