How Women Can Stay Naturally Healthy & Beautiful
Be conscious of your moods, especially because it drastically affects how healthy you are able to eat
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Natural Health = Natural Beauty
Real beauty comes from within, and does not need to be taken off before going to bed. Make-up can enhance natural beauty, not create it. Only natural good health can help natural beauty.
The menstrual cycle and ‘beauty’ hormones
Women are lucky to get a health status check every month - a regular menstrual cycle. Disturbances in the cycle are a serious red alert from the body. If you’re taking Oral contraceptive pills – do remember these are artificial steroid hormones, and create only a ‘fake cycle’. Especially if you have PCOD (PolyCystic Ovarian Disorder), taking these pills for extended period is not a good idea.
Hormones like Estrogen and Progesterone give women the feminine body shape, the natural glow, and much more.
You become what you eat. And Natural means Nature.
Connect with Nature. Especially in food, the more processed the food, the further away you go from natural health and beauty. When my women patients ask me for ‘Diet tips’
– I tell them only one thing. Eat what you want to feed your kids! Lots of vegetables, less oil, lots of protein and no junk food. And avoid eating the ‘foody bribes’ you are forced to give your kids to make them do their homework!
Ultra-processed foods disturb hormonal and intestinal balances, eventually leading to worse skin, poor hair quality, dull moods and more.
Our planet surface is 71% water. Our bodies are 50% to 70% water. To understand if a new planet can sustain life, scientists first look for water percentage. Have lots of water every day!
Atha Yoga Anushasanam
The first verse in the famous Patanjali YogSutras – often translated as ‘Yoga means Discipline’. Natural health and beauty is not possible without some discipline.
Have a regular time for your meals.
Make time for some physical activity.
Avoid too much junk food.
All this needs some Discipline.
I have a lot of women patients, and I have never seen one who is naturally healthy and beautiful – without having discipline!
Sleep Well. Love A Lot.
There’s a good reason it’s called ‘Beauty Sleep’. Good sleep repairs the body + mind, reverses ageing, and is the easiest form of health management. Get into bed at a regular time, preferably a few hours after your dinner and not later than 11pm.
Your relationships affect your mental and physical health a lot. Women are naturally oriented to relationship-building and social connections. Ensure you spend more time with positive friends and family, and avoid negative environments. High stress at offices is mostly a function of poor interpersonal dynamics. If you can’t fix other people’s negativity, start avoiding it!
Physical activity. Yoga. Exercise.
Our bodies are designed to move. Every beautiful and healthy woman has a lot of physical exercise or activity in her routine. Yoga including its meditation routines can do wonders. Maintain spine flexibility as much as you can – it is the singular marker of youth or ageing.
But do respect your body. You benefit only if you load the body in workouts, but don’t overload it. A lot of activities such as Kick-Boxing, Sprinting, Squash – are inappropriate for women with poor physical conditioning.
Moods and how you Eat
Be conscious of your moods, especially because it drastically affects how healthy you are able to eat. High stress often induces the craving for unhealthy foods like chocolates, pastries and so on. A moderate drinking habit easily turns into alcoholism or drug-addiction as stress keeps mounting.
Don’t forget: “Happy girls are the prettiest girls”! Stay Healthy, Happy. Stay Yogic.
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