INFORMATION and FACTS
ABOUT ALKALIZING THE BODY
ABOUT BONE & JOINT HEALTH
ABOUT COLON CLEANSING
ABOUT HEALTHY DIET FOODS
Slimmers tend to have a high failure rate. This is usually because they either take the wrong approach (opting for a "quick fix"), are too ambitious too early on (i.e. cutting out everything they enjoy at once) or because they don't understand the particular weight loss program, which can often be overly complex. But losing weight needn't be complicated. Slimmers need to forget about "diets" which starve them of nutrients and instead focus on a holistic weight loss regime that covers all aspects of their life, including everything from a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise regime, to healthy digestion, a strong immune system and good hydration - which is where you come in! A natural approach to weight loss, along with a commitment to lifestyle change, should have you shedding pounds in no time and keeping off for the long-term. Plus, with the help of our specialist diet foods, you won't be losing weight at the expense of your general health and well-being; on the contrary, you will be heading towards optimum nutrition!
ABOUT THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Food in this day and age is so processed and interfered with, that it is now difficult to ensure optimum nutrient intake through diet alone. While organic food is a far healthier option, and more likely to provide more of what the body needs to stay fuelled and healthy, it still suffers from many of the same issues (such as poor soil quality, long-distance transportation and therefore depletion of nutrients). As a result, many people in the UK, across Europe and worldwide are now turning to natural, nutrient-dense health products to supplement their diet, as they become increasingly health-conscious. However, there is no point in taking supplements that contain substances that are not recognised by the body, or are actually harmful to the body. Unfortunately, many manufacturers of vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements use artificial additives, preservatives, colourings, flavourings, excipients, fillers, binders, disintegrants, dilutents and synthetic man-made nutrients in their products - particularly when they are in tablet form. In fact, very often, the active ingredients comprise as little as 15% of the entire tablet! The cheaper the products, the more of these undesirable ingredients are likely to be contained within them. In contrast, so-called "food form" or "food state" supplements are those that have been sympathetically processed to remain as close as possible to the original natural whole food ingredients that make them up. This means that the nutrients are more bio-available and the body is more readily able to absorb and use them.
ABOUT HEART HEALTH
ABOUT HEALTH FOODS
So-called "health foods" are no longer the preserve of health fanatics - ensuring a reliable daily supply of vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients is a concern (or at least should be) for every person living in the modern age. As long ago as 1992, the 'Earth Summit Report' revealed a potential loss of 72% of the mineral content in the soils of Europe in the last 100 years alone, as a result of modern-day intensive farming practices. These depleted soils then yield crops that are tasteless and have poor nutritional content. And this doesn't take into account the wide scale interference with our food chain in terms of synthetic chemical inputs after harvesting! The result - unfortunately, we can no longer rely on diet alone to fulfill our bodies' nutritional requirements. This is even the case where we believe we are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.
ABOUT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
*A health shake is a blended drink intended to be healthful for one to consume and some are commercially marketed for that purpose. They are often consumed by sportspeople as part of a fitness diet or as a meal replacement (e.g. an instant breakfast). Health shakes may include a wide range of ingredients, including powdered nutrients, superfoods, bee pollen, peanut butter, coconut oil, bean powder, clover sprouts, etc.
*Bodybuilders sometimes drink a protein shake to help build and recover muscles. While some health shakes have more calories than a plate of pancakes or a cheese omelet, these extra calories are accompanied by nutrients and both may be required by athletes in training. Smoothies—particularly green smoothies—are arguably a type of health shake, except stereotypical health shakes often contain some processed ingredients rather than just raw fruit and vegetables. *Wikipedia.
Working out is not enough when it comes to maximising the results of training efforts; whether the individual is looking to increase muscle mass, tone up, increase pump, improve performance or build stamina, what they put into their body is just as important as their training programme. Similarly, everything from digestive health and toxic load, to immunity and skeletal health can affect performance. It is therefore always advisable to look at the body as a whole, when seeking to improve sporting performance and achieve other health and fitness goals. The key is to give the body the fuel that it needs for best results!
*Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals. Muscle cells contain protein filaments of actin and myosin that slide past one another, producing a contraction that changes both the length and the shape of the cell. Muscles function to produce force and motion. They are primarily responsible for maintaining and changing posture, locomotion, as well as movement of internal organs, such as the contraction of the heart and the movement of food through the digestive system via peristalsis.
*Muscle tissues are derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells in a process known as myogenesis. There are three types of muscle, skeletal or striated, cardiac, and smooth. Muscle action can be classified as being either voluntary or involuntary. Cardiac and smooth muscles contract without conscious thought and are termed involuntary, whereas the skeletal muscles contract upon command. Skeletal muscles in turn can be divided into fast and slow twitch fibers.
*Muscles are predominantly powered by the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates, but anaerobic chemical reactions are also used, particularly by fast twitch fibers. These chemical reactions produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules that are used to power the movement of the myosin heads.
*The term muscle is derived from the Latin musculus meaning "little mouse" perhaps because of the shape of certain muscles or because contracting muscles look like mice moving under the skin. *Wikipedia.
ABOUT OMEGA OILS & EFA's
- Oleic acid (18:1, n−9), which is a main component of olive oil, macadamia oil and other monounsaturated fats
- Erucic acid (22:1, n−9), which is found in rapeseed, wallflower seed and mustard seed. Rapeseed with high erucic acid content is grown for commercial use in paintings and coatings as a drying oil. Canola oil comes from a cultivar of the rapeseed plant that has been bred, or in some cases genetically modified, to contain very little erucic acid.
ABOUT ORGANIC LIVING
ABOUT VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DIETS
ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH
ABOUT HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
WORLD HEALTH FACT
In a recent 'Earth Summit Report' it was revealed that a potential loss of 72% of the mineral content in the soils of Europe had occurred in the last 100 years alone, as a result of modern-day intensive farming practices. These depleted soils then yield crops that are tasteless and have poor nutritional content. Unfortunately, we can no longer rely on diet alone to fulfill our bodies' nutritional requirements. This is even the case where we believe we are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. We all need supplements of some kind.
Farm Land Mineral Depletion
Depletion of Soils
1992 Earth Summit statistics indicate that the mineral content of the world's farm and range soil has decreased dramatically.
In June of 1992, an Earth Summit Report was issued in RIO that documented the decline in numbers of various rare and endangered species, enlarging holes in the ozone layer, disappearance of tropical rain forests and indigenous peoples - yet the most important and immediate crisis factor the human race was glossed over and relegated to the rear pages of the voluminous report - the decline of nutritional minerals in farm and range soils by continent over the last hundred years. The results of the Earth Summit report on the decline of mineral values in our farm and range soils show that North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) is far more affected than all other continents.
Percentage of Mineral Depletion From Soil During The Past 100 Years, by Continent:
North America - 85%
South America - 76%
Asia - 76%
Africa - 74%
Europe - 72%
Australia - 55%
The settling of the Americas by Europeans introduced dry land farming that relied on rain and snow as water sources for agriculture - land was free for the taking all one had to do was clear the forests or plow the prairies. Unfortunately, without the annual flooding and supply of silt supplied in the great flood plains of the hydraulic societies and smaller river bottoms the land "played out" in five to ten years forcing the small farm family to pack up and move west to new still "virgin" or untilled soils.
The first signs that the soil was "played out" did not appear as obvious changes in the crops, but rather in the humans and livestock relying on the land as a food source. The newborn infants, calves, lambs and pigs were underweight, weak and died, the women, cows, ewes and sows became infertile, pneumonia and flu killed people and animals of all ages during the winter, adult humans and animals died of new unheard of diseases many years before their expected time for death. To escape these terrible places of death and despair people unceremoniously packed up and left.
Those who could not or would not leave their exhausted homesteads finally observed declines in production, followed by outright crop failure, erosion and dust bowl formation. This scenario occurred over and over on small individual farms of America finally culminating in a total ecological collapse that produced the great dust bowls of Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas in the 1930's.
The problem of the soil "playing out" was not a mystery but an accepted part of the process of life and death in dry land farming plains communities. There were numerous ways in which to slow the process including the biblical method of letting the land rest every seventh year, the application of animal manure to replace used up organic matter, green manure (plant debris or ground cover crops grown to specifically protect against wind erosion, hold moisture and add nitrogen to the soil), composting plant and animal wastes to add to the humus of the soil and the application of guano (large quantities of nitrogen rich droppings from shore birds) and lastly the commercial fertilizers. These procedures and applications only slowed or delayed the process of crop failure while initially keeping tonnage and bushel production up.
While nearly all farmers understand the necessity to maintain the optimal level of organic material and humus in their fields to sustain tonnage production, very few realize the slow insidious leaching and depletion of the life giving minerals (mining) from their land - after all we pay them for tons and bushels, not for an analysis of minimal levels of various minerals in each carrot, potato, broccoli, or bushel of wheat or rice! This belief is summed up in a statement by a professor of soils from Iowa State College of Agriculture Henry Cantwell Wallace (George Washington Carver's favorite teacher and editor of the Wallace's Farmer ),
"Nations endure only as long as their topsoil."
The statement should relay the message that
"Nations endure only as long as nutritional minerals are available in their top soils!"
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