Introduction - Body Chemistry

”My body is the shape I live in and it shapes the way I live.”

Beyond the Cleavage by Raquel Welch  (born 5.Sept.1940)

Introduction

Every day should be an uplifting day, a continuous progression to be better and better.  Your goal should be to look 10 years younger than you are and be full of energy, clear of mind, that’s a high which is irreplaceable yet very achievable…. At any age.

In this section we will merely scrape the surface of exploration into the gazillions of chemical experiments that take place inside our body because of the choices we make.  We have each been blessed with the most magnificent pieces of machinery; whose complexity reaches far beyond our imagination.  We should try to care and nurture it as best we can.  Food is information to the body and your choices do have impact.

What we have decided as “normal” for us is very wrong.  It is not as good as it gets. 

Normal today means:

  • overweight or obese
  • diabetic or pre-diabetic
  • having headaches
  • getting sick
  • having skin problems, dry hair and dry skin,
  • having gas, being bloated, feeling hungry all the time, craving certain foods and having constipation,
  • being tired (e.g. needing caffeine to get up and stay up during the day, needing alcohol to get back down to sleep), waking up through the night, not waking up refreshed in the morning,
  • having aches and pains. 

These things are not normal but we regard them as normal so we do not dig deeper to figure out why and if you choose to ignore these signs and listen to your body, in time, something else will turn up which will be more devastating.  

Some people are tired just because they are not sleeping, stressed out and are eating crap. Why would you take an energy supplement when all you need is sleep, good food and time to unwind?  Our comfort convenience driven first world society provides us with a plethora of topical solutions which avoids rectifying the core problem. Regrettably we have more sick people than healthy people.  The last thing we want to be is todays “normal”.

Unfortunately much of what is being taught can actually make you worse, not better, which will undermine your energy and demotivate you.  There is a very popular misconception that to lose weight you need to exercise like a madman and starve.   We don’t need drastic changes to our lifestyle to feel good.  Simple tweaks can be adopted to make massive changes. 

10 simple steps (which are described in detail later) to start you off:   

  1. Sleep 7-9 hours per night     
  2. Exercise, it only need be 15 minutes every 2 days
  3. Drink maximum 180ml during meals.  Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day (not caffeine, tea, soda) outside of meal times 
  4. Eat organic, at least purchase the “Dirty Dozen” organically 
  5. Every day ensure to add in antioxidants into your diet     
  6. Stop snacking; eat every 4-6 hours; make sure your breakfast is composed of protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates and fiber. 
  7. See section on Healthier Alternatives  
  8. Find out which foods you are sensitive too and remove them from your diet, completely. 
  9. Remove all whites from your diet: sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potato.  Replace with carbohydrates: carrots, apples and good detox vegetables like cabbage and fibre
  10. Make enough time to do 2 things just for yourself each day and only do 1. 

We each have our own individual biology made up of over 3million different parameters making us each so unique that each person needs only to take away from this review what makes sense and works for them alone.  There are further personal and religious beliefs concerning food which will also impact on what you choose.  This is not all or nothing, take away only that which you wish into your lives at the moment.  The perfect diet and exercise regime is the one that works for you.

If you live like a healthy person you will start to change over time, you can’t change everything overnight as you have been eating the way you have been eating for a very long time.  Start changing / substituting simply.  Over time you will notice changes in your energy which will be more steady and more sustained, you will feel better, look better, de-bloat, your focus will improve and your cravings will go away.