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Can Antioxidants Ease Depression and Anxiety?

Diving into how what we eat has an impact on how we feel!

* possibly unnecessary disclaimer: nope I’m not a doctor but I am certified in nutrition, food, and health. If you experience depressive symptoms, this can help you to get out of it without doing anything drastic.

Ok so now that is out of the way – Depression sucks and we all know what it is. Tips to rise out of it can be found here.

Although many people are familiar with the phenomenon of eating to feel better, many don’t draw the link between how what you eat can make you feel worse.

How What You Eat Can Make You Feel Bad

Food guilt is one thing but that’s not what we’re talking about.

This is about eating nutritionally deficient foods and how that takes a toll on your internal system. That includes your mind.

When you eat nutritionally deficient foods (AKA JUNK FOOD!) two main things happen in the body:

  • 1. Your body uses its resources (vitamins and minerals) to process/digest these foods. These resources are not replenished at that moment because the junk food doesn’t have any nutritional benefits to give.
  • 2. Free radicals enter the body and bounce around, damaging the cells inside of you. More info on free radicals can be found here.

How Does Junk Food Cause Depression?

A diet that has a prominent inclusion of junky foods is sure to be deficient in vitamins and minerals.

Over time, your body will start to feel “off” because it’s not getting what it needs to thrive.

Every organ needs nutrients, even your brain.

When you are deficient, your body is not operating optimally. The same way that your mood, strength, and focus is “off” when you are hungry.

Antioxidants fight depression by getting rid of free radicals and nourishing your body at the same time.

When you eat better, you feel better because your body has more of the things that literally do make you feel better.

How To Have A Healthy School Year 2019! (For all ages)

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the school year for 2019-2020!

Like most people, you probably want everyone to stay as healthy as possible for the foreseeable future! Healthy doesn’t just mean eating vegetables. With this handy acronym I created, these H.E.A.L.T.H.Y T.I.P.S will take care of your physical health as well as mental peace and having a healthy bond with your child πŸ™‚

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New Book – Universal Health Knowledge?

This week, I released a new book titled “Nadirah’s Universal Health Book”!

Written by me, Star Khalifah – the same person who writes all these website posts πŸ™‚ My birth name is Nadirah, by the way πŸ™‚

The beauty that I see in Easy Light Sources, and in this Universal Health Book, is the fact that it is, in fact, universal.

What I mean is, anyone can relate to it, regardless of your gender, or race, or anything else that causes separation between people on this Earth.

All you really need a view that allows you to see value in the information!

And, as the writer, I need the ability to accurately convey what I’m trying to get across πŸ™‚

This and that being said, this post is going to go over some of the chapters in my new book!

This introduction is long enough so let’s get into it πŸ™‚

Chapter 1 – Fatty, Salty Goodness

Most healthy lifestyles and food choices are hard to stick to because of the addictive nature of fatty and salty foods. This chapter suggests that you incorporate these elements into your healthy food choices. This chapter also talks about salts and fats.

Chapter 2 – A Word On Fruits And Vegetables

Anyone who is familiar with Easy Light Sources won’t be surprised that this book includes information specifically about fruits and vegetables πŸ™‚

Chapter 3 – A Kiss, The Healthiest Kind of Sugar

Contrary to the name, this chapter is not so much about kissing! It’s more about sugar, including the best kinds and the worst kinds.

Chapter 4 – Drink Water – Always Good Advice!

I almost didn’t include this chapter because I didn’t want to condescend people by telling them drinking water is good for your health! But then I realized it’s not my place to assume what anyone does or does not know.

Chapter 5 – Living Food For Living Bodies

This chapter is about fermented foods and sprouts. The book Microbiology In Action came in handy during this chapter πŸ™‚ The digestive process is also discussed. Because it doesn’t matter how healthy we eat if our foods are not being digested correctly.

Chapter 6 – Ocean Nutrition , Sea Vegetables and Salt Water Healing

I love the ocean with all of my heart and I probably could have written an entire book about it πŸ™‚ But, this one covers a lot of stuff that many people don’t know. And I’m always learning new information so any revised editions will include expanded information in this chapter.

Chapter 7 – Building Blocks Of The Human Body

PROTEIN! Any plant-based book HAS TO have information about protein. But, I’ll give you a hint: It’s more about the amino acids.

Chapter 8 – Love Is An Easy Light Source

This is one of my favorite chapters πŸ™‚ It talks about chocolate, love, roses, love languages, and self-love/self-care.

Chapter 9 – The Easiest Way To Be Healthy Is To Stay Well

Immune health is covered extensively in here. Especially important for people who avoid flu shots and over the counter medications.

Chapter 10 – Welcome To The Holiday Season Starting… Now!

Being vegan/plant-based during the holiday season. Or, just being healthy during the time when unhealthy “soul” foods are all around everywhere.

Chapter 11 – The Winter Solstice / Optimism Daily

S.A.D is a real thing that happens during the winter months. But, and sadly, some people are sad all year round too. Here are some tips for people who can relate.

Aaaaand I think that just about covers a lot of it. There is also a bonus chapter about if plants can be used in place of drugs.

Thanks for reading! To purchase, click below and as an added Thank You you can get 20% off by using the code Easy20 πŸ™‚