3 fundamentals of human body – well-known yet neglected

Has it ever occurred to as what does your body need at a vital/elementary level to remain in a healthy state?
As the digital revolution continues to happen around us, news spreads faster than ever before. Several types of research are taking place about human bodies and we are continually being made aware of plenty of new chronic diseases on a regular basis. This instills fear in you.
At the subconscious level, this information affects your very way of living and the choices you make. There are so many articles I come across on various websites that suggest as to what to do or what to avoid to get a healthy body. A very few people will tell you the truth, that to get a healthy body you don’t need much; all you just need is to work with the basics of your body.
Our bodies are made of cells. At a very basic level, these cells require a certain amount of Macro and Micro-nutrients, Oxygen, and Water to function properly. Most of the diseases occur as a result of the imbalance of these any of the mentioned. Yet most people tend to ignore the importance of such nutrients, Oxygen, and Water and consequently harm their own health and overall well-being. A healthy body means a balanced body at the fundamental level i.e. at the cellular level.

Your body needs these below to maintain health, in an appropriate amount:


1. Nutrients

Everybody has their own unique biological requirements. Some of the effects of the imbalance of nutrients can be as follows:

Nutrient Deficiencies

A Nutrient deficiency takes place when a required amount of nutrient is either not provided or absorbed by the body. The reason can be anything like not taking enough amount of nutrient in the food or not taking a complementary micro-nutrient which is integral to absorb respective macro-nutrient.
For eg. Zinc is needed to absorb calcium by the body. If zinc is not there then no matter how much calcium you take in your daily diet, your body will not absorb the calcium efficiently. Deficiencies can cause many health problems such as skin problems, digestion problem, the problem with daily normal body functioning, and even psychological problems.
Nutrients work at the foundation level of the body. Therefore the deficiency of any nutrient can be difficult to diagnose at the starting point. The symptoms reveal when you have been deficient for a pretty long time. You may not see any symptoms at all in the initial stage.
Moreover, symptoms can vary from person to person. Nutrient deficiencies are difficult to recognize and are mostly mistaken for another disease. For eg., if someone suffers from cold over and again, it can be due to the deficiency of vitamin-c.

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Have you been ignoring your body intelligence?

As the entire world is digitally connected people are becoming more aware of their health and well being by learning new information from the internet. To gain better health people try and test almost every newly launched product in the market. some people religiously and blindly follow those whoever says that they can help them regain health. This article is to explain how your own body intelligence can help you regain health.

Don’t let these so-called diet gurus blur your vision and prevent you from seeing the greater truth. Your body has its own inbuilt intelligence. Your body has the innate ability to turn food into nutrition and send the required nutrients to various organs of the body through blood. Your body has been evolved itself from one single cell. When you get sick, your body has the ability to heal; to fight against the sickness. So you can imagine how powerful your body is.

Unfortunately, in all the hustle and bustle of mundane life, we get disconnected from our own body. We lose faith in the body’s intelligence because other people constantly giving us wrong information. As a result, we miss the subtle signals which our bodies give from time to time to alert us whether about any malfunction in any part of the body or if we are eating the wrong food.

We corrupt its natural system. Moreover, worse things happen when we trust those people whose studies of bodies has started with books and dead ones. They learn mostly on dead beings and then do experiments with the alive ones. We don’t trust the experience of our bodies which has the experience of so many ages, rather, we believe in others who have just seen our bodies for the first time.

To add fuel to the flame, there is so much information on the internet that you get into a vicious trap of reading many things and do a self-inflicted trial and error with your sacred body. You make the situation worse For eg, someone suggests you drink a lot of water because our body is made up of approximately 70% water, but they forget to tell you that every person’s need of water can be different.

By drinking more water than YOUR requirements you can imbalance the salt, sugar and water levels in your body. And even excessive water intake can lead to water poisoning in severe cases.

You can stay healthy by eating seasonal fruits and vegetables which are economical too. But you will find plenty of information on how those unseasonal expensive foods can do wonders with your body. You are more likely to follow these due to the unawareness of the fact that information is served to you to increase their profits and not to improve your health.

Agriculture primarily happened to feed humans. Now all of a sudden this need arose to cultivate healthy foods. We are constantly being fed all these lies and false information. Needless to say, we all believe this without verifying the authenticity of this information. Many times it is also not feasible to measure the authenticity of the information.

The benign truth of your body has been taken away; which is that your body is an intelligent and complete mechanism in itself. We interfere with it’s working by pushing efforts from outside which is the result of our fear. We happen to deny and question the abilities of our bodies.

Another truth is that every human body is unique. It has its own nutritional requirements, reactions to different foods and own unique mechanism. We can know all this by connecting with our body at the inner core. Your body can tell everything you need to know to stay healthy and take care of your body.

The decision is yours as you want to believe your body’s intelligence or want to go with other option of telling another person about your body and then believe his judgment of your body.

Your body is intelligent enough to know as to when to eat, what to eat, when to sleep, when to get up, when and how much exercise is required for its proper functioning. Majority of times you ignore the subtle signals your body sends to you. For eg, when you feel hungry, you prefer to work. When your body needs sleep, you want to watch TV.

When your body needs rest, you get indulged in exercise. Your body has its own clock for everything. If you practice eating your meals every day at the same time for some days, you will notice that your body will feel hungry at that same time. If you wake up at the same time every day for some days consecutively, you will get up at the same time even if someday you happen to sleep late at previous night by chance.

The brain takes care of all the functions of your body. It is working round the clock without your knowledge even while you are asleep. It is brain who does all the repairs in your body of the general wear and tear that happens due to your activities. Your brain will guide you as to what to do about your body.

If there’s any problem either it will fix it or it will let you know. How? With the help of your instincts. Try to look out for the subtle hints that your body provides. Your brain has been supervising your body’s growth and mechanism since the first cell was developed. The problem starts happening when you obstruct your brain by focusing on outside things constantly.

You indulge your brain to be busy in a fast-paced lifestyle, your engaging work, obsessive social media activities, gathering numerous information from outside resources. Therefore you use the majority of your brain on mundane tasks and your brain isn’t left with enough energy to introspect and look after the body. Explore your body intelligence and trust your own instincts.

You can try this meditation which I call ‘Body meditation’. Sit and relax; or lay down and relax. start taking the deep and relaxed breath. Release the tension in your body. Let your body calm down. Now take your mind to different parts of your body. Let it inspect whether any fix needed. Your brain knows better than anyone else. Let your body intelligence look after your body. Don’t interrupt its functionalities. You will become healthier than ever.

How to control emotions – The little known territory

Emotions are part of each and every human being. It won’t be wrong to say that emotions make us humans and differentiate us from other organisms on this planet. Yet many of us try to escape or get rid of them which is impossible. You can create an illusion for yourself that you have no emotions only by burying them under layers inside you. But you cannot be free from them unless you reach your superconsciousness.

Yet, emotions are an integral part of you. It works as driving energy within you, which affects your actions. Hence, how you choose to express these emotions become significant. Do you express them in a positive manner or a negative one?

Before an understanding of how to control your emotions, it would be better to understand emotions. What happens inside you when emotions arise? Emotions generate a lot of energy in your body. Anger generates one of the most powerful one in us. Now, what do you think; how to use this energy? Should you show this anger toward others or hurt? Should you burst into tears when hurt?

I think neither of these is likable. Because after expressing your anger, you start feeling bad about it. You spoil both your day and another person’s day. You don’t want to do it, yet you do it again and again. It happens with many people, almost everyone has this behavior. Anger is not the only problematic emotion, there are many others too. For eg when you are hurt, you don’t say that you are hurt.

You don’t accept it but shout at others for hurting you. I have heard from many girls that they scream and shout at their partners when they are hurt. They can’t keep calm. Although this is a very basic nature of women for some it blows out of proportion. Some women unknowingly cross the line. It all happens because no one has ever taught how to deal with emotions.

We have been taught the nature of matters, solids, liquid, gas, etc. But we are not taught the essence of humans. Nonetheless, it’s never too late to start something.

Let’s explore the different ways to deal with our own emotions.

1. Accept your emotions

The elementary step is accepting your emotions. Don’t criticize yourself, but accept emotions as part of you. They are there for a reason. They are what make you a sentient being, a human being. Be kind to yourself.

2. Evaluate your emotions

How would you do that? Start analyzing your behavior in a particular situation. For eg when do you feel most angry? At what place? Around whom? What kind of emotions generally occurs? Which are the rare? Like many people don’t cry much and many have anger issues. Some of them are sadistic kind. Explore your own emotions. Once in a while crying is acceptable, nothing to feel wrong about it.

3. Explore your trigger point

What kind of events make you angry or sad or cry/ Find out these trigger points. Anticipate your emotions in such occurrence of events and prepare yourself well that how are you going to express your emotions. You may not be able to do it in a day or two. But you will soon be able to alter your ways.

4. observe your food

Food plays a major role in your emotional outburst. Many people feel depressed or angry after consuming sugar and alcohol. Yes, alcohol can make you more depressed instead of enhancing your mood. Different food combinations work distinctively on different people.

Some people get angry after consuming rum or white wine. Some people burst into anger and become violent after consuming milk-based chocolates. On the other hand, some burst into tears after eating dark chocolate. Even common food such as caffeine can also affect you. Therefore know your food thoroughly not only for physical fitness but emotional well being as well.

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