Anyone who has been following Amrita’s story for a while now knows that Amrita Health Foods was initially founded because the CEO, Arshad Bahl, was trying to find plant-based snacks that his son would eat. His son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and Arshad’s research led him to believe that improving his son’s gut health would improve his other symptoms of autism as well. And it worked: Today, Arshad’s son is integrated into a normal classroom and is thriving both academically and socially. So how did it happen? What, exactly, is the connection between food and autism?
Fat is an essential nutrient, which means thatyou need to include it in your diet--especiallyif you’re trying to lose weight. Without fat, your body doesn’t have what it needs to function. This can lead to fatigue and early exhaustion, which can make it hard to get the exercise you need to lose weight. Worse than that, however, is that your body can go into starvation mode if you’re not giving it adequate nutrition. In starvation mode, your body will hold onto everything you put in your mouth, making it impossible to lose weight.
Only when I began researching ways to cure my son’s autism did I uncover the truth about low-grade inflammation and how it was harming not just my son, but countless men, women, and children presenting with a myriad of symptoms. So many conditions, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to ADHD, are worsened or entirely caused by chronic inflammation. So why is it that so few of us have even heard of this condition?
As summer fast approaches, parents everywhere are making plans for what to do with their kids once the school year ends. One question that often crops up is how to get kids eating healthy during the summer. It’s especially hard when the onus is on them to choose whether or not to eat healthy when you’re not home or are otherwise occupied. Luckily, there are things you can do as their parent to encourage healthy eating—and, hopefully, get them to choose healthy snacks more often than not.
If you’ve been trying to get into shape lately, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard rumblings about going plant-based paleo. If a plant-based paleo diet is new to you, you probably have questions about whether or not it will meet your dietary needs, help you feel healthier, and satisfy you and your family. This beginner’s guide to a plant-based paleo diet will tell you everything you need to know about going plant-based paleo, from what that means to how to do it in a healthy way while ensuring you get all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins that you need to live your healthiest life. We’ll also offer some tips and tricks for meal planning on a plant-based paleo diet, as well as links to some recipes you and your family will love. So, buckle in; it’s going to be a fun ride!
Whether you’re vegan, paleo, or pregnant, you can benefit from adding sunflower seeds into your diet. Learn what makes sunflower seeds so special and why you should integrate them into your life today!