7 Tips How to Feel Great, Improve your Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Fitness

7 Tips How to Feel Great, Improve your Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Fitness


>>CORRINA: Hi there, and thank you for tuning
in to Simple Science. My name is Corrina and today I’m going to
give you seven simple recommendations, things that you can apply in your everyday
life that should hopefully not be too difficult or too demanding. The
idea is that these are simple recommendations that should help you to feel
more healthy. The first recommendation actually has nothing to do
with food at all. It has to do with water. As we all know, water composes 80 percent
of our body and is involved in every single chemical process that our
body does. So water is crucial in our bodies because it is the transport system
for all of the nutrients and proteins and anything else that we are digesting or
putting into our bodies otherwise. Water is the vehicle that carries it around
and helps it move around. It is a part of every chemical process that our bodies
are doing. Water. You want to drink as much of it as possible. They’ve given us that guideline
of eight eight ounce glasses of water per day. Don’t think of the numbers.
The numbers can be very overwhelming. You don’t need to be counting the number or
glasses of water. Just focus on drinking as much water as possible and when you can,
substitute water for other drinks. Substitute water for soda. Soda is the number
one source of calories in the United States right now and it contributes 41 percent
of what they call excess calories to our diet, so when they look at how our caloric
intake has fluctuated since past decades they contribute almost fifty percent of the
extra calories that we are consuming to soda alone. If you can replace your soda
consumption with water, you will see very immediate results. Lots of people have
actually reported cutting out soda and they literally see their weight starting
to decrease. It’s hard to think about soda actually contributing to weight gain because
it’s a liquid and it’s easier to think about french fries. OK. French fries are probably
going to create fat in the body, but soda itself does as well, and in another
video where I’ll talk more about sugar. We’ll actually talk exactly about how that works.
But, again, that first recommendation is to drink as much water as possible. Eliminate
sodas. Eliminate coffee and juices as much as you can, but when you do drink
coffee, go ahead and drink twice the amount of water afterwards. Coffee actually dehydrates the
body, so after you drink it it will leave you feeling thirsty, and rather than reaching
for more coffee, go ahead and drink some water. Also, when you have a headache, or when you’re
feeling that feeling of thirst, quench it with water. DOn’t quench it with some sports
drink or other soft drink. Those things are only going to fuel your cravings and not really
quench your thirst. Recommendation number two has to do with how
we eat. Recommendation number two is to become more conscious of your eating, to be
more conscious of your hunger and of feeling full. Not to do other things. Sometimes we’ll eat
while we’re watching tv or eat while we’re studying, things like that, and that will
actually over time condition your body to want to eat every time you watch tv or every
time you’re studying. So, separating that time that you spend eating and doing
it more consciously will help bring your body more gratification from eating, but also help
your body learn to distinguish when you’re really craving food because you’re
hungry or when you’re just craving doing that thing which is eating. Another aspect
of eating more consciously has to do with chewing and chewing more slowly. Not only does chewing
more slowly help with digestion because it’s breaking your food down more,
giving it more time to interact with the hormones in your saliva that help to break it down
and help it digest, but it also of course is going to slow the process of eating and
give your body more time to kick into that feeling of feeling full and recognizing
that you don’t need to feel full anymore. Some people like to actually count
the number of times that they chew each bite and they’ll start by chewing each bite 30
times before swallowing. Again, don’t get too fixated on the numbers. It’s
not the number of times that matters but the actual process of chewing more and chewing
more slowly that’s going to help you out. If you’re able to put your fork down, or force
yourself to put your fork down somewhere midway through your meal and give
your body a minute to catch up with itself, to really register whether it’s still hungry
or actually if it’s satisfied or not. This actually also ties in to the idea that
as often as possible you kind of want to pre-meditate hunger. You don’t want to wait
to that point where you’re so so hungry that you’ll just eat anything, that you are just
gobbling gobbling up your food so fast that you don’t even think about it and you
get to the end of your food and you just pass out, something like that. If you actually
get to that point it’s easier to just eat more slowly and be cognisant of when we’re
feeling full, when we’re feeling satisfied and when we can stop eating. Recommendation number three also has to deal
with the way that we eat. It is to integrate as many raw, fresh foods into your diet as
possible. One kind of general rule of thumb with that is maybe for every processed food that you
eat or every meat that you eat, to go ahead and pair it with something either lightly steamed
or completely raw. Not only do raw fresh foods help you digest all of the other foods, they
provide all the energy that we need, the nutrients and vitamins that we need so
that our bodies can deal with maybe the less healthy things that we’re eating. Now again,
when you’re consuming vegetables, the ideal form, not for all of them, but for
most of them, is to consume them completely raw. From there, if you do need to cook them, lighlty
steaming them with a little bit of butter is always a really good way to make them good,
but remember that the longer you cook them the more they’re going to start losing those
enzymes, denaturing those enzymes, kind of losing those nutrients that are so important.
The least amount of time that you can cook or steam something the better, is kind of
a general rule of thumb. To kind of recap those very important aspects
of fresh raw foods, we talked about the enzymes that are there not only to catalyze
other chemical reactions in the body but to catalyze the very breaking down of
that food that you’re consuming, the nutrients and phytonutrients that they
contain, now again, photosynthesis creates glucose in those plants and glucose is our
body’s energy, so that pure glucose coming straight from the plant is our most
optimal form. There’s also fiber which is important, not only for transmitting things
throughout the body, but also for initiating a lot of these different hormone
responses that help us tell when we’re full, when we’re not full, help us digest and assimilate
and all that good stuff. Recommendation number four has to do with
everyone’s favorite thing; sugar. Sugar has been around for a really long time
and I will look deeper into sugar and its history in another video, but point
number four deals with sugar. Not only do we want to cut down on sugar as
much as possible, but we want to eliminate completely artificial sweetners.
Artifical sweetners like Splenda, aspertame, Sweet ‘n Low, are far worse for you than actual
sugar itself. Again, I’ll get to this in another video, but essentially these artificial
sweetners do not initiate the insulin response that is required for your body to
properly assimilate and respond to sugars. The insulin response is not only important
for transmitting and carrying these glucose molecules to different parts of the
body so that they can be used, but they also kick into gear these hormonal
responses that tell us when we’re full and tell us when we’re not. When you are craving
sugars, you’re not going to get the same satisfaction out of artificial sweetners
and you’ll probably continue eating more and more of them. Diet sodas are
one of the huge contributors to artificial sweetners. You are also going to
find artificial sweeteners in anything that says “sugar free,” a lot of things that
are “Low-fat,” again those little pink and blue sugar packets that are at the
table and everything. When you have those sugar cravings, go ahead
and go for the real sugar. Not only is it going to satisfy the craving
you’re having for sugar and prevent you from continuing to consume these sweetened treats,
but it’s also going to have a more natural response in your body. Artificial sweeteners
are not only going to have an unnatural response in your body, but they have also
been found to be neurotoxic, and in several cases, can cause headaches, nausea, fuzzy
thinking and other neurological responses that way. It’s very scary because they can actually
affect the way your body synthesizes proteins, creates your DNA, and lots of these processes
that have lots of implications on your health and general wellness. Now sugar,
while it certainly isn’t healthful, it’s something that your body knows how to
deal with, knows how to break down, and will set off the appropriate response needed to
not only satisfy your craving and give you that feeling of feeling full and satisfied, but
also to appropriately deal with the sugar and assimilate it and get rid of it as needed
so that less of it is stored as fat. Recommendation number five has to do with
something that most of us are concerned about, sort of that “buzz word” of dieting,
and that is fat. There is a lot of confusion regarding fat because there are a lot of different
types of them and they all react in different ways in the body and stuff like
that. There are all kinds of low-fat diets, low carb diets, low sugar diets, different
kinds of terminologies that they throw around and it can get very confusing. The method
that I am going to recommend to you today, which is hopefully a pretty simple one, is
to avoid trans fats. Of course we’ll talk more about fats and trans fats in another video,
but the recommendation here is to avoid trans fats as much as possible. Trans fats
are created through a process called partial hydrogenation whereby they take an
oil, and put it through a series of processes so that it will become a solid. A perfect
example here is butter and margerine. Margerine is taken from an oil and then partial
hydrogenized so that it will form that semi solid state and be used as a spread,
things like that. It just has a different consistency but is way less healthy for you
than butter. Granted, butter isn’t particularly healthful for you, but margerine is way way
worse. It kind of relates back to the idea with sugar and the idea that sugar itself
is not that healthful, healthful in and of itself, it’s not nearly as bad for you as it’s artificial
counterparts.l Another problem with trans fats is that it
alters your level of cholesterol. Cholesterol is another one of those buzz words
in the dieting and health foods industry. There’s kind of a lot of confusion surrounding
what cholesterol really does and why it’s important to us. Cholesterol in itself
is a necessary part of our bodies. It is a component in cell membranes and is
transported in various forms to the body so that your body can use the fats that you
need. Now you’ve got one type of cholesterol that is responsible for transporting fats
to the different organs of the body so that it can be used, and then another type of cholesterol
that takes that fat away from the body and disposes of it when it’s not used. These
trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, actually increase the amounts of cholesterol
that is carrying fats to your cells and decreases the amount of cholesterol that is
taking the fat away and disposing of it. Not only are these fats hard to break down,
but they’re actually threatening that system that your body uses to make sure that fats
are being taken away from your cells when they are not needed and disposed of properly. You
need to look on the back of food labels to find trans fats in most cases. Anything
that contains partially hydrogenated oils contains trans fats. There are a lot of issues
with the labeling. It’s not always going to be labeled very clearly, but if you read
those labels on the back and you see partially hydrogenated oils, that is a sign
of trans fats and yoyu want to try and avoid those as much as possible. Recommendation number six, again, getting
away from the actual foods themselves and on to exercise. Now, exercise is one of those things
where you have people out there that do it every single day and they’ve dedicated
their whole lives to it, they really love it. It’s the main thing that they do, and that’s
wonderful. Then, there’s the rest of us. Exercising is maybe a little more difficult.
Maybe you don’t have time or you don’t really know where to go or what to do. You don’t
have the motivation to go to the gym, or whatever. Exercising sort of poses this issue, but it’s
really really important and we need to try doing it as much as possible and on a regular
basis. Now something as small as going on a twenty minute walk around the block, taking
the stairs instead of the elevator. All of these little things our body will appreciate even
if we don’t necessarily feel or sense that we’re doing something really huge, it really
is those little things that count. Now research has shown that a minimum of thirty
minutes to one hour of exercise a day is a general guideline to get the minimum
benefit of working out and exercising, but for some people that is not always logical.
Again, we come back to just do what you can, whether you just got your own home practice
of stretching or crunches, doing yoga, going for walks in the evenings, things like
that. All of that will contribute to your health, not only making you more healthy but increasing
and improving your emotional state, your happiness, and all that good stuff. I’ve talked in previous videos about sunlight,
how sun imparts its energies to plants and then the plants impart that energy to
us. Another really important aspect of the sun is vitamin D. We get vitamin D from other
nutritional sources. YOu can also supplement with vitamin D, but vitamin D from the sun
is really really important and you want to try to get vitamin D from the sun every day. It’s
important to realize that when you’re wearing sunscreen, your vitamin D absorption is going
to be affected, so depending on your lifestyle you can adjust your use of sunscreen in that
way. Now if you’re somebody who works out in the sun every single day, sunscreen
is going to be very important. But, if your sun exposure is pretty minimal you
might want to question your use of sunscreen or investigate a little bit further because
you want to make sure that you’re getting fifteen to twenty minutes of good, direct
sunlight each day, and I think I heard a general rule of thumb that it take fifteen
minutes to tan and twenty minutes to burn, that’s kind of maybe a threshold for some
people, but if you can get yourself fifteen to twenty minutes of sunlight a day without
sunscreen that’s a really good guideline for helping your emotional and physical health. That brings us to our last recommendation
which is to be sensible about listening to your body. Use moderation. Certain things you want
to listen to your body about. If you feel thirsty dring water. YOur body isn’t thirsting for
cola. Your body is thirsting for water. If you feel a genuine feeling of thirst you’re
not going to quench it with a sports drink or a soda or anything like that. You want
to quench it with water. Headaches, as well, are also a sign of dehydration.
WHenever I feel a headache coming on or the onset of a headache, I will just chug
down a couple glasses of water and kind of try to relax and take some deep
breaths, all that good stuff, to see if that quenches the dehydration and maybe cure the
headache. Listening to your body also involves listening to it and knowing when you’re hungry
and when you’re full and starting to become maybe a little more in tune with recognizing
when you’re craving food because you’re really really hungry or when you’re just craving
a snack because you want to eat or because you’re bored. Again, I talked a
little earlier about when we condition ourselves to eat when we’re watching tv or eat when
we’re studying or while we’re doing other things, but that sometimes those things
alone will cause us to want to eat food even if we’re not hungry. The reason this
recommendation is “be sensible about listening to your body” and not just “listen to your
body” is because we want to recognize that the food industry has thrown in a couple of
different tricks of the trade to actually make us crave certain foods or grow addictions
to certain foods and certain food chemicals because for them it really comes down to the
bottom line: Money. They want to market to us, they want us to buy it. You know, things that
we see the most advertisements for aren’t always the most healthy things, but these food companies
have learned what they can put in the foods to make us want more of them,
to make us feel satisfied by them, because they want us to keep eating. For our
health they don’t want us to keep eating but for their pocket book they do. So, sometimes
if we feel really strongly that we’re craving something, if we investigate it a little bit
more or maybe try to satisfy it more with something more direct, so if you’re craving sugar eat
a fruit, if you’re craving a drink, drink water, things like that, we can maybe side swipe
these chemical addictions or cravings that we’re feeling and really get to the heart
of the matter which is the food itself. Thank you so much for tuning into Simple Science. I encourage you to stay posted with more of
our videos. I will be going into more detail about each of our seven topics as well as
other topics of health and nutrition, emotions and physical fitness, all the things
that contribute to the way that we feel on an everyday basis and the way that we approach
our lives and our lifestyles.>>WOMAN: If you liked this video, we have
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53 comments

  1. Gustin hormone has nothing to do with the digestion. The salivary enzymes amylase and lipase start breaking down food in the mouth, which is what I believe she's talking about in this video. So before you start talking down to people, take the time to realize that your bluster is out of context.

  2. you people who curse and make evil nasty comments are sick…..why don't you use this media and learn from it ..stop trying to be cute and shock people what is the use in that…..I don't get it you waste your lives acting like low lifes taking drugs drinking alchol getting tatoos what is wrong with you?

  3. 😀 i've been doing 95% of theese things allready, it all felt right, and i haven't as much as even caught a cold in over 5 years. What i found really disturbing though is that so many people twist their face in suprise when they find out i drink water, like it's something so weird disgusting and un-normal as if i'd say i'm drinking nuclear sewage. that is a verry unhealthy sign from society, and on this one subject i am 100% sure i am in the right.

  4. Living water, which has been imploded and alakaline water are the best types of water. Bottled water has traces of methanol in it according to Dr. Hulda Clark.

    Sometimes when you think you are hungry, you are really thirsty, so drink more water. Your Bodies Many Cries for Water is an excellent book on the details of disease due to chronic dehydration. The author cured legions of sick people with nothing but water.

  5. @quitejaded Not if you juice them, mmmm. My favorite is two carrots, two apples, a stalk of celery and an inch of ginger. YUM YUM.

  6. I wish there was a summary at the beginning, not sure I want to watch 20 minutes to see if there's anything useful here.

  7. Hydrogenated Oils are illegal in much of Europe…this could be because paying for illness comes out of govt coffers rather than contributing to govt coffers and legislators cash from healthcare lobbyists… as it does here in the us. isn't plutocracy grand

  8. Water-toxicity? Anyone? It's just like salt, it's good for you in the proper amounts.

    What she's describing is a Yankee-diet. We don't get as much fresh vegetables naturally up here in The North; I was born and grew up much of my life in The South. Get some good fresh and cooked veg's. Yankees got used to not having them in times past.

    Cholesterol is good for you, meat and fat!. It's proven! They used to say, sun was bad and that it caused *cancer*! They're ridiculous. Morons!

  9. "artificial sweeteners break down into neurotoxins" ( wood alcohol and formaldahyde ) "cause headaches nausia…." and parkinsons and brain tumors and death

    just a little fyi

  10. Thank you. This is the kind of information that really needs to be hammered into my brain. Its nice to hear it from different persoectives. You;re sweet. 🙂

  11. @Zralf

    I was thinking the exact same thing. When I'm at work or relaxing with friends asking for a 'glass of water' usually initiates looks and an offer of a soft drink…

    I'm quite worried about society's addiction to things that are 'sweet' even the bottled waters are marketing (mostly to women) 'flavored' waters, laced with all sorts of artificial sweeteners.

  12. @orasis A lot of drinks and foods contain corn syrup (which labels are now changing to corn sugar! can you believe that ?) Most corn in the U.S. is genetically modified! They use ecoli to enter the cell call, then they add a bacteria they found that is immune to round up! Our food system is in a crisis. They way we raise animals, grow our crops and process our foods….. no wonder I see so many small minded people!!

  13. What about floridated water? Flouride is good for the prevention of cavities when directly applied to the teeth. Why ingest it?
    Also plastics emit gases when heated and I know of Dr.s who tell their pateints not to drink out of plastics. Think about what kind of shower curtain you have. If it is vynol, you get gassed everytime you take a shower!

  14. I find your info of quality.Where do I find girls like you?I definatelly have to subscribe to a nutrition course

  15. Hey girl, you left out deep breathing!! To me, it's the single best health tip for improving overall health! Sit up with shoulders relaxed. Breathe into the belly (not the chest) through your nose and out your mouth all done very slowly. Only your belly should move (out as you inhale and in as you exhale). OK, start! Get that much needed oxygen into your body! Peace!

  16. Y thats how i feel OMG ?
    I have chueing gum
    I try to be happy focus on somthing i love it all makes sence
    Cuz it is a extra sense.

  17. This woman is a fake. Shes visiting a chiropractor all the time for posture problems and looks miserable in all her videos.

  18. Quality Probiotics help combat the HUGE amount of bad things processed foods do to us through our GI systems! Raw live enzymes are the building blocks that rebuild our bodies! IMO, GMO is Satan's food and a huge amount feeds the livestock we eat as well. Organic and grass fed are the best way to go.

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