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Eat Right, Sleep Tight If You Want To Avoid Cancer, Diabetes, Autism & More

Her Zindagi logo Her Zindagi 08-11-2019 Kishori Sud

Dr. Manoj Kutteri, Wellness Director, Atmantan Wellness Centre, says that most human diseases appear complicated to solve in medical terms. Once an individual is identified with a particular disease, there are a series of medications and suffering that follows. But did you know that even the most complex diseases could be solved with simple lifestyle changes?

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Dr. Manoj Kutteri has shared a few such diseases that could be cured just by following a dieting pattern or making minor changes in your sleep cycle. This will not just align your mind, body and soul in complete harmony but also keep you hale and hearty.


Cancer is one among the most dreaded diseases even in countries with well-developed medical facilities. Statistics state that around 1 in 4 deaths in the United States every day is caused by cancer. The precautionary measures to avoid most cancer types include following a healthy dieting pattern. Packed food that contains high amount of sugar is directly linked with the risk of causing cancer. Fresh veggies and fruits have large quantities of anti-oxidants that are potential enemies of cancer. Particularly, Avocados have been identified to eliminate the side effects of cancer treatment. Flax seeds are identified to reduce the spread of cancer cells. Pulses with high fibre content have been discovered to reduce the cause of colorectal cancer. Other consumables like garlic, olive oil, turmeric, ginger and fish have also been identified to reduce risks and side effects of cancer treatment.

Celiac Disease

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This is yet another dietary disorder that can be controlled or cured by following a specific diet. The major causative for this disease is gluten that is present in the food we consume. Preventing the effects of this disease is quite simple. By shifting on to a gluten-free diet, and including healthier compounds like fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and pro-biotics can help an individual escape the complications of celiac disease. Once diagnosed with this disease, the patient has to work to shift towards a healthy diet pattern. 

Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes is one dreadful disease. It is also termed as a lifestyle disease as the kind of food that is consumed majorly aggravates it. Try to avoid the consumption of fast foods at a higher frequency. Higher intake of refined carbohydrates, Candies, soda, processed food and drinks are all the reasons for causing diabetes. Here again, consumption of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of the disease, and also help in curing the diseases at a slower rate. Especially leafy vegetables are known to have a huge Yoghurt and nuts are all known to ease the effect of this disease. Sleeping can also help to maintain a steadier blood sugar level. Sleeping for a minimum of 6 hours a day reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Heart Disease

With the shift in lifestyle to fast food culture, the risk of increased cholesterol levels and heart blocks has gone up. But this can be controlled or prevented by consuming Fish. Fatty fishes contain high levels of Omega 3 Fatty acid that is known to reduce the risk of getting affected with cardiovascular disorders and diseases. Eating two servings of fatty fish can lower the fat level in the blood and help you escape the risks with ease. Include fruits, vegetables and legumes as much as possible in your diet to free yourself from the clutches of this dreadful disease. A proper sleeping pattern also has an impact on the blood pressure level, which again might be the reason for heart diseases in a few people. 


Autism is a disorder that more particularly damages the brain. This disease is prevalent among children. By including more of Vitamins, Iron and Magnesium in the diet, the brain development can be enhanced in young children, thereby reducing the risk of Autism. The gluten-free and casein-free diet also helps to a considerable extent. Try to include Fatty fishes and nuts to enhance brain development and escape autism.

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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are the author's own and MSN does not endorse them in any way. Neither can MSN independently verify any claims made in the article. You should consult your physician before starting any weight loss or health management programme to determine if it is right for your needs.

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