Food Vs Supplementation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Supplementation is something that’s certainly grown in popularity in recent years. More people than ever are becoming ‘health conscious’ and are using their local health stores, like Holland and Barrett, in an attempt boost the way they look and feel.

But although sales of supplementation increase annually, statistics show however that it doesn’t seem to be helping. Rates of chronic disease are not slowing and are in fact increasing, along with rising obesity rates.

There certainly are helpful supplements out there. BUT supplements will not help much if one does not first address the necessary basics of health. The basics of proper diet, exercise and detoxification etc. need to be in check before one should consider taking any supplements.

Unfortunately many seem to believe the fallacy that popping a few vitamin tablets will mean they are covered nutritionally, when in fact, eating whole, raw foods will give you more comprehensive nutrition than any multi-vitamin supplement. This is because the combination of substances in whole foods are more synergistically effective than a specific dietary nutrient that has been isolated and artificially combined with other nutrients.
These refined vitamins have been robbed of all of the extra accessory nutrients that they naturally come with as well (the way nature intended). In turn, like refined foods, they can create numerous problems and imbalances in your body if taken at high levels for long periods of time. Fructose (sugar) for example in its isolated form is found in so many processed foods and is known to be detrimental to one’s health. Fructose is also found in fruit, but because it is mixed in with the fibre etc. its effect is regulated.
This whole point seems obvious when you think about how our bodies have thrived on what nature has provided for millions of years. Nature does not produce any nutrient in an isolated form. The nutrients in foods are blended together in a specific way and work best in that format. For an isolated nutrient to work properly in the body, it needs all the other parts that are naturally present in the food too.

Like I said before, there are helpful supplements out there but these seem to be becoming harder to find as the quality of many seems to be in decline. At The Fitness Sanctuary, we do include some essential high quality supplementation (krill oil and vitamin C), but it is the diet which is most important and is the main the reason why our clients are managing to lose weight whilst rejuvenating their health.

Become a Sales Affiliate for The Fitness Sanctuary

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Fitness Sanctuary offers weight loss, fitness and yoga retreats.

Located in the inspiring natural coastal area of Tarifa, Southern Spain.

Our clients come for between 3 and 7 nights for an exciting mix of exercise, hiking, yoga and massage with the aim of weight loss and improved health.

With plentiful high quality controlled nutrition losing weight is easy and our results are excellent. Up to 5kg of sustainable weight loss is possible in 7 days, although many of our clients visit for body toning and health improvement.

Why are we telling you all this? 

Well we want local businesses to recommend our Programmes to their clients.

In return we offer a sales affiliate scheme that gives you 5% of the booking value any of your clients make with us.

Our prices vary between £850 and £1,500 per person, so you could receive up to £75 for only ONE successful client referral.

We'll give you a full run through of our Programme and some Point of Sales materials. When you sign up as a Sales Affiliate you'll be entitled to come on our Inspection Taster Trips - FREE two day all inclusive trips (ex flight cost of around £80) staying in luxury accommodation with all meals and airport transfers provided.

The Ketogenic Diet | The Diet Craze Of The Future | The Benefits of Fat

Monday, November 3, 2014

Diet crazes come and go – from Atkins to Weight Waters and more recently The Paleo Diet. Although many people have achieved success with all these, most fad diets have their pitfalls.

As we know, everyone’s body is different in terms of their unique biochemistry, which explains why particular diets will work for some and not for others, although they are consuming the exact same foods!

Many people achieve results from certain diets just because they advocate the reduction or elimination of processed foods and added sugars. Just making these changes alone will help massively in optimising your weight and health.

But today we’re talking about a new diet, which we think is going to be the next BIG thing. Although not new (it was popular way back in 1920s), it is now starting to be realised among the public at large.

The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that was originally used to treat epilepsy in children.

More specifically it calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable carbohydrates, and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein. It requires that 50 to 70 percent of your food intake comes from beneficial fats, such as coconut oil, grass-pastured butter, organic pastured eggs, avocado, and raw nuts.

The reason I believe this specific way of eating is going to become a lot more popular in years to come is because people are beginning to realize the benefits of good quality fats. Surprisingly, they can actually help you lose fat!

When you eat good fats as part of your meal, they slow down absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry.

Fat and in particular, saturated fat, has been demonized in recent decades mainly due to Ancel Keys’s landmark ‘seven countries’ study in 1970.

Keys suggested, through what became known as the ‘diet-heart hypothesis’, that dietary fat raised cholesterol, subsequently increasing heart disease. This along with other studies he conducted is what ultimately led to the low fat diet craze of recent years.

Today many researchers are realizing the floors in much of Key’s work. They are beginning to realize that fat and saturated fat in particular were unfairly seen as the culprits and in fact sugar was the problem.

The effectiveness of The Ketogenic Diet comes down to it helping your body convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. Your cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose for fuel to using ketone bodies, which come from the breakdown of fats.

Some great sources of fat include avocados, butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, coconuts and coconut oil, organic pastured egg yolks, grass fed meats, raw nuts, such as almonds or pecans and seeds and other raw dairy.

Keep an eye out for this diet. Unlike other fad diets, this has real potential to help people lose weight and optimize their health. Healthy fat really is the way to go. People need to stop seeing fat as the enemy!