Yeast overgrowth!!!

What is the best way to get rid of unwanted guest, YEAST? In mostly carbohydrate based diets, yes that includes gluten free yummies too, is the real challenge to get rid of yeast. If you are thinking to yourself why am I not feeling better. Even though you are now on a gluten free diet and everything should be better right? Actually you are right you will be feeling better but there is a different side of the story. By replacing your pasta,bread,bagel,muffins,pizza and cookies with gluten free choices and consuming them too much because they are in your diet will be growing yeast in your body. The healthy way of any diet is a balanced approach and not going overboard with gluten free carbohydrate choices.When there is a yeast overgrowing in your system that affects everything and you could really feel sick. If you think you have symptoms of yeast overgrowth to name a few fatigue,sinus infections,digestion issues,fungal infection,mood swings etc. are the signs and symptoms to change your diet.

Limiting alcohol,medications,carbs is the first step and even a better option is to go on a yeast cleanse. Here are some helpful products ACV (apple cider vinegar), Yeast Cleanse from the company called Solaray, probiotics, coconut oil and fasting [it is free😉]

Flu season is coming

According to the information on CDC website “This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and November. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February and can last as late as May.” we are approaching flu season.What do we need to do to protect ourselves from flu?

My personal prevention approach has always been three most important supplements. Probiotics ,Vitamin C and Vitamin D are my defense system. Probiotics improves your immune system so your body can defend against unwanted guests. Vitamin C encourages production of white blood cells also acts as a protector for your cells from being damaged by free radicals and plays a great role in absorption of iron. When it comes to Vitamin D, the best source of this vitamin is the sun and winter times we don’t get enough sunlight.Especially if there is food allergies in the picture and a body has problems absorbing vitamins and minerals because of this reason is a big problem.

Best of all other than the information above 🙂  DON’T forget to wash your hands!!!

 

 

AHCC

Do you like mushrooms? I have been researching about mushrooms for a long time and I want to share my opinion about AHCC. What is AHCC? Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC), is obtained from several subspecies of mushrooms.

Researchers in Japan, have developed and confirmed through studies that the mushroom supplement AHCC boosts the immune system, fights infections and prevents cancer. There are some testimonials examples like: clearing HPV (Human papillomavirus), boosting immune system during Chemotherapy, fighting inflammation etc. One important issue with this supplement is NOT to take AHCC if you’re allergic to mold or sensitive to mushrooms. If you want to give it a try, before you add it in your daily supplements,  please consult with your doctor if you are on any medication.

Emotions!

What are the psychological effects of strict gluten free diet? We have to constantly pay detailed attention to our diet and that takes an emotional toll. Nowadays we can find gluten free food everywhere, but this does not mean it gets any easier.

In some situations we have to explain our health condition to extended family, strangers, colleagues and wait staff.

Honestly even to this day unfortunately some people are still unaware of the bad affects of food allergies. You feel the need to explain everybody about your allergies in order for them to understand. You already had to change your eating habits and dealing with explanations to people daily basis is just draining and nerve wrecking.

The mind-body connection plays an important role on our health.

What do we do?

– A daily practice of your choice (meditation, prayer or stretching) can actually lower your stress levels.

– Adequate sleep (7-9 hrs.)

– Exercise (Endorphins released during exercise trigger positivity 🙂 )

– Support network

– Hobbies

As you keep your body healthy don’t ignore your emotional health. Healthy body + healthy mind = happy life 🙂

 

Soon

Hello Everyone!

I know! I have not been around for a while but I have a surprise! I have been working on my book which will include recipes and some extras. I can’t tell you all about it just yet but soon it will come to life and I know it will be helpful to everybody who likes to eat healthy food cooked at home with love and sharing it with your family. I spend most of my time in my kitchen either I am cooking or just relaxing having a cup of tea 🙂

I will definitely let all of you know once it is all done and ready! Be happy and healthy.

Workout

Hello everyone! I want to share my favorite workout sneakers with you today.I really needed to find some comfortable sneakers. We all know how important it is to have the right work out clothing and footwear when we go to the gym.

The Women’s Reebok Cross Fit Nano 5.0 Training Shoe gives you just enough support it is breathable and light. The great sole design gives your  foot  added support as you lift.We don’t like sneakers that is heavy and hard to move around nor without any breathable components to it. OH the smell 🙂 And yes my favorite color is Pink!

Reebok Women’s Crossfit Nano 5.0 Training Shoe, Fearless Pink/Merlot/Black/Coal, 7.5 M US

Eating gluten free in NYC

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We all know how challenging it can be for us to eat out or even to find a place which we can trust that, they really mean “gluten free”.  Even though I love home cooked meals here is a few places you can go and enjoy a day out with your friends or family.

-We want Pizza 🙂 really delicious as a bonus you can have gluten free beer and desert.

piebythepound

PIE 124 4th Avenue between 12th and 13th St.
212.475.4977 | Hours: 7 Days 11:00am – 11:00pm

-Burgers anyone? One of my favorite places to go! My favorite burger is El Matador

-What about some good variety of food, just like home cooked. Good ingredients and delicious.
I hope you will enjoy! I will be adding some more places in the future.