Lockdown Blues! Help is Here.

Intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm

Depression, sleeplessness, weight gain, lack of energy and worry are concerns of wellness coaches to address during these pandemic enforced lockdown times.

Two Nobel Prize winning subjects, interestingly awarded in consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 in medicine or physiology, provide some solutions to the problems mentioned above.

The prizes are for autophagy, the crux of intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm.

Interestingly both are complimentary, and time restricted eating which is intermittent fasting with concepts of circadian rhythm have solutions for the pandemic related issues.

It’s simple to follow. Restrict food to within 12 or less hours, preferably during daylight time and do things accordingly to the circadian clock.

A typical model looks like this. Have food only between 7 am and 7 pm. Exercise in the morning and or in the evening, preferably on empty stomach. Go to bed around 10 pm and go for 7 to 8 hours sleep. Of course drink water all the time, when awake.

Others are to try and get maximum natural light during day time, avoid light during nighttime as far as possible, abstain from watching television or texting on phone from 10 pm to 6 am.

Give the body a routine. Eat, exercise and sleep at the same time practically everyday.

For more details, join our small intermittent fasting group which now combines the benefits of fasting and circadian wisdom.

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Lockdown Blues! Help is Here.

Foodies Too Have a Role In This Pandemic Times.

Immunity Food

Another wave of Corona Virus is hitting the world. People are getting vaccinated, but unfortunately the minuscule vaccine failure is highlighted by the gossipy world.

I came across the following food items as immunity boosters in an article.

Citrus Fruits, Red bell peppers, Broccoli, Garlic, Ginger, Spinach, Yogurt, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Turmeric, Green Tea, Papaya, Kiwi, Poultry, Shell Fish.

We have foodies showing off the tempting recipes and dishes. Perhaps a calculated effort towards popularising immunity boosting food would be a small but noble objective.

Let’s stay positive. When the first wave got under control in places like the biggest slum and in some places where masks were not used, we thought herd Immunity in layman’s definition was taking effect. But not so.

Perhaps the vaccination will prepare the world towards a herd Immunity. That, along with the established habits of covering face when required, washing hands and possible distancing plus immunity boosting food would eradicate the pandemic.

Foodies Too Have a Role In This Pandemic Times.

God’s Own Country Needs God’s Own Intervention.

The pandemic has everyone affected. And we are resigned to the fate of practically writing down one year from our lives.

A recovery is required and it’s happening differently in different places.

It happened in China first and let’s not waste time to know how they recovered too. And there are bright spots where the happening itself is little.

But the world has to bounce back and so does Kerala.

There are a few things special to Kerala. Those include natural beauty, hospitality, emancipation etc.

There are also political dramas and extreme devotion to it.

And ‘Kerala Model’ is something like a self praise and it covers even the pandemic. The only thing that’s not a self praise probably is the title ‘God’s Own Country’. That’s a term used by outsiders as Keralites have some honesty.

Kerala Model is something that’s still talked about but we’re clueless on it. No one knows if keeping people indoors indefinitely, hoping to be vaccinated while still indoors is the right strategy.

So we won’t lift quarantine even if the rest of the country have forgotten about it. Of course, we haven’t acknowledged that people from outside and the tourism inside are the ones who supported us. So hurt them, both!

Again ‘herd immunity’ is a bad word. And Arsenic is poison. But then, we don’t know what’s herd immunity, but we know homeopathy is good.

And we take homeo medicine Arsenic Album 30 to boost immunity. Then herd immunity could be not be by accident! We are basically jealous people and we don’t like gold being brought in by a few. What if we get beaten up by police, it’s worth shedding blood for herd immunity.

We’re clever too. Make the return of non residents the hell, and they will stay back to send money.

But what about tourism! Someone has to pay a price. Let it be tourism industry, which will get killed if tourists are to be quarantined.

I have been waiting for the quarantine to end for the past 6 and 1/2 months for returning home from Bangalore. See we have always a vested interest.

God’s Own Country Needs God’s Own Intervention.