As people take initiative in their health, they become more aware of the daily habits that affect their health.
Do you have an understanding of your own body?
Perhaps you could say with confidence that your lead a healthy and that you want to enjoy yourself once in a while.
I do not blame you, nobody likes to reduce the amount of things that make you happy!
It starts with an understanding of how we function and aligning yourself towards optimum health.
Are YOU ready to take control of YOUR health?
Everything you do has outcomes that may affect others. A personal goal is to make the most positive outcome for everyone.
Contrary to popular belief, the definition of health is much more than simply the absence of disease. It can be very difficult to find an example of a truly healthy person when we live in a world where sickness is expected and the baseline.
After much time spent in class, there really comes a time that it really becomes necessary to dispel all the myths propagated by the mainstream and industry.
Humans are frugivores, we thrive on fruits, succulent veggies, nuts, seeds and other whole plant foods. Experts say that maximum health and a reduction of all cause mortality is achieved on a whole foods plant based diet. Strive to get 10 servings of fruits and vegetables for optimum health. (Source: PCRM)
I do promote a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and physical activity. Would you like to boost your efforts by simply changing your brand of coffee or sports drinks? Time to...
Having the ability to benefit from good health stems from knowledge. From there you can break yourself from many of whom struggle. From knowledge, you get ideas and from there you start questioning on whether it will hurt or help your health.
Ketosis is a very effective method of weight management, however it is not the default or most efficient method humans utilizes macronutrients.
Humans metabolize carbohydrates as their primary and efficient method of converting the energy from
Glycolysis is a process in which the body breaks down glucose and uses it to metabolize the sugars contained in food. Carbs contain 4 calories per gram and do not have the high caloric density that fat does.
I am sure some of you have recalled being taught glycolysis in class. Simply put, it is the default means as our body is adapted to eating a variety of whole plant based foods with all needed micro and macronutrients. Simply click on the button at the bottom of this box to open up a seperate window to explain the entire process.
Ketosis is the secondary means in which humans convert their food into fuel. The body is devoid of their primary means (glucose) and must switch over to utilize other means of energy (fat).
Humans primarily rely on glucose as primary energy source, if for whatever various reasons, for example of the cellular pathways are plugged with excess fat or have fatty deposits may benefit by having it mobilized.
Ketosis involves keytones which can be produced internally or taken in or part of a supplement.
Most people have fatty streaks in their curculatory systems. Many studies suggest that children as young as 6 have fat streaks present in their aeorta, which is the largest blood vessel while those following high fat low carb diets at only 3 years.
Those who have fatty deposits in their bloodstreem may benefit from ketosis because keytones will mobilize the streaks that result from high fat low fiber low carb or meat centered diets. Ketosis - especially when paired with a plant-based diet, plenty of excersise, water, and sleep is a way for your body to naturally reset itself!
Most wait for a medical emergency to make drastic changes to daily habits. With food and pharmacy companies taking stock in our food guides and otherwise playing as a health authority. All the easy to access fast food restaurants, the overall lack of tasty and healthy options and alternatives paired with poor education on proper nutrition, it is no surprise that North Americans are experiencing a health crisis. We live in a society where two thirds are either overweight or obese.
With a poor quality of life and overall poor health, most are on multiple prescription medications with poor outlook of regaining vitality. Pharmaceutical companies do not want their patients to get well or to die because the position of being chronically ill is profitable for business. The result is a chronically ill population, crisis, and rising healthcare costs. We must ask ourselves why this must be the status-quo.
Why wait for a medical emergency to make changes to your daily habits? If you are uncertain with what studies are legitimate versus those that are skewed to promote industry. Connect with me, so I can spend sleepless nights studying so you don't have to. I am on my way to Naturopathic Medicine, after all.