Multi Vitamins Worth It?

Multi vitamins help fill gaps that may exist in a person’s diet. Vitamins and minerals perform thousands of functions in the body. Without adequate levels and the right balance of nutrients the body cannot function properly and things begin to break down.

Even in ideal diets, which by the way very few people really follow, they are often depleted of certain vitamins and minerals. These vital nutrients can be lost or destroyed during harvesting, transportation, processing, freezing or cooking through simple exposure to oxygen. All the vitamins and key minerals are essential to health. Read more

What Are BCAAs?

BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids which consist of L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine, which is the most anabolic of the 3. The benefits of these powerhouse amino acids include faster recovery from training, muscle repair and helps prevent and delay muscle breakdown. These are just a few benefits out of several.

Those that are dieting in a very strict manor may be putting themselves in a catabolic (muscle breakdown) mode as the body is often very reluctant to break down fat but instead will go after muscle for glucose to fuel the brain and body, etc. BCAAs help to prevent this and preserve our valuable muscle. Read more

Rules of Nutrition And Hormones

Nutrition is so important if you want to keep your hormones properly balanced. All hormones are made from either cholesterol or amino acids (proteins). So, diets high in carbs and low in protein (and believe it or not, cholesterol) can cause hormonal imbalance.

Since all hormones are related and connected, excessive levels of one may throw others out of balance. For example, the high insulin levels created by many typical American diets high in refined sugar and other simple carbs disrupt the function of thyroid, reproductive and adrenal glands.

As a suggestion, if you want to start reducing hormonal problems associated with aging, you can start by reducing (or eliminating) simple carbohydrates like sugar, high fructose corn syrup and just “white” stuff out of your diet. We were not meant to eat processed food all day, every day. Instead, eat lots of fresh vegetables, whole fruits and healthy and lean animal foods like free range eggs and grass fed-fed meats. This will have a positive effect on your endocrine system and glandular health.

I could go on and on about how bad sugars are for us (as all my clients know), but I will leave it at this for today Eat fresh and clean to become a healthy machine friends!