PHYTO FACTSThe Powers that Plants Provide

The Powers that Plants Provide

Why Phytonutrients?
The meeting ground between Vegans and Omnivores

In the world of Nutrition and food, the only thing that is usually a constant is that it is dynamic. Thoughts change all the time. New research flips old ones on their head. Fat phobia becomes keto. There is the age old battle between Vegans and Omnivores, and everything in between, and everyone trying to convince the other on why they should adopt something else. We all believe today, and sometimes alter our belief tomorrow. Looking at the sheer number of groups and forums on each, I pondered on what is the meeting ground. Everyone needs Phytonutrients to thrive! Why Phytonutrients?

Top Powers of Phytonutrients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimately we all require phytonutrients. A diet that is rich in animal protein requires balance with plant foods. A diet that is reliant on plant sources, needs that rich variety to receive ample nourishment.

Many of the large Neutraceutical companies around the globe, provide supplements for the widest range of conditions and symptoms, many of these companies actually derive the essence of potent power from the very same plant sources.

The Mediterranean diet, so talked about for being healthy, is super charged in plant power. Once upon a time, before the discovery of different continents, countries and places, and before the invention of transport and trade, people everywhere maintained health by eating the plants that grew where they were. One of the main philosophies behind Ayurveda, is eating vegetables and fruits in season, and which are local.

“You cannot buy health; you must earn it through healthy living.”– Joel Furhman, MD’’

The Mediterranean diet, so talked about for being healthy, is super charged in plant power. Once upon a time, before the discovery of different continents, countries and places, and before the invention of transport and trade, people everywhere maintained health by eating the plants that grew where they were. One of the main philosophies behind Ayurveda, is eating vegetables and fruits in season, and which are local.

Today we have access to practically every phytonutrient around the globe. While we should try to eat predominantly what we have grown up with, this does give us access to more phytonutrients.

“Whether we are Vegans or Omnivores, let us take a step towards enriching our food and our health with the powers that exist within Phytonutrients”

 

 

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Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


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Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


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Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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Fasting is great! But I’m seeing a lot of people who are unable to get benefits from this ancient practice. My guess is that this has a lot to do with sequence, present diet, level of stress and what’s happening within their body.⁣


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Some of the indications that the specific fasting approach you are following is not working for you are:⁣

💙Feeling more stressed and having poor resilience to stressors around you. This can include feeling weepy, angry or overwhelmed.⁣

💙Struggling with fatigue and forcing yourself to get through the fasting period irrespective of tiredness, dizziness or giddy.⁣

💙One of the greatest signs of impact is struggling with sleep. This can include inability to stay asleep and not being able to stay asleep for enough time.⁣

💙Not getting a period when you have always had a perfect cycle is a huge red flag. If your body thinks that it’s a state of emergency it shuts off reproductive function and you can miss ovulation and menstruation. I’ve actually heard women say they are happy about missing a cycle but this is really dangerous!⁣


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Does this mean fasting is not good? Far from it! I call the fasting approach that I use in practice as Strategic Fasting. This refers to using fasting techniques in specific ways at specific times with specific foods in the feeding window. It can be immensely therapeutic provided you bring it in correctly. ⁣




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