Naked Health isn’t just about keeping sickness and disease away. It’s about growing knowledge and habits that will last a lifetime. The early years of our lives are when we are most susceptible to learning. And it’s then that we develop independent attitudes and behaviour patterns, physically, spiritually and emotionally. This is a time when parents need to be teaching the positive nutritional and behavioural foundations to last through future years. This is a time when we gain our likes and dislikes that take decades to overcome. At the same time we have special nutritional needs. The nutritional guidelines parents give their children during this time influence their future health and food choices for years to come.
Probiotic are a combination of friendly gut bacteria that help enhance the digestive system, helping the absorption of nutrients and supporting the manufacture of some vitamins, increasing the profile of beneficial bacteria involved with the removal of harmful waste products. Probiotic beneficial bacteria can help to enhance and strengthen the functions of the digestive system. Proper levels of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system can help reduce the damaging effect of inappropriate intake of refined sugars and fats used in fast foods
Essential Fatty Acids These are beneficial fats that can help improve muscle strength and function. They also help rid the body of toxic wastes, which can adversely affect the pores of the skin.
Essential Fatty Acids can reduce the symptoms of fatigue and enhance the production of energy within the body, and are known to help with athletic performance.
For age 3 to 13 Children’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula Many foods today do not have the same nutritional range that they had sixty years ago before many nutrients were removed from the soil by fertilisers and other chemicals.
The Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula provides comprehensive vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutritional factors that help provide important nutrients often in short supply.
This formula also contains beneficial nutrients called Anti-oxidants that are known to help rid the body of built-up waste. These waste materials can reduce energy and contribute to spots, pimples and other skin blemishes. Therefore in part, the benefits of a better nutrient intake can be seen in improved hair and skin condition.
The formula also contains a mineral known as GTF Chromium (Glucose Tolerance Factor), which helps balance blood sugar levels. Nutrients in this formula are known to help muscle growth and strength.
Magic Magnesium is a mineral often in short supply in foods today. It is important for proper bone formation: in fact over 60% of the body’s magnesium is in the bones. Hyperactivity can occur when there is inadequate of magnesium.
The importance of balanced nutrition during these years is obvious. Peer pressure and other factors can influence children in preferring fast food, sweets and other damaging foods. As parents we must be aware of anything that may contribute to a weakening of the immune system and any tendency towards overweight and obesity. If a child constantly catches any bug going round at school, it’s a sure sign that their immune system is weak.
There’s a lot written about the bad effects of fast foods on health generally. There are a small, but growing number of healthy-option fast food outlets offering vegetable and sugar free fruit shakes, salads, wholemeal wraps, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, etc. so all fast food is not necessarily bad. The problem is in the marketing budgets behind the ones that do sell damaging products. Of course, the power of advertising and it’s ability to damage our health spreads way beyond fast foods. And children are particularly vulnerable to it’s power. There is a serious problem when breakfast cereals full of harmful ingredients are promoted as “part of a healthy diet and lifestyle”. Even products promoted as “Healthy Option” are often far from good for you, with high calorie dressings used on salads, etc. It’s the sugars and fats in many of these fast foods that make them so attactive to children and adults alike.
Dairy products are touted as essential to a child’s good health and development, but they are frequently associated with allergies, poor skin condition, migraines and skin conditions including eczema. The calcium in dairy products is considered necessary for healthy bones, but the best evidence we have is that milk is directly responsible for osteoporosis, bone fractures, and heart disease. This does not mean that calcium is not important. But it does mean that dairy products do not protect against bone fractures. Good non-dairy sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, beans, and calcium supplements. And, no, you don’t need to eat six plates of spinach. There are plenty of calcium choices. Just as important, reducing sodium (salt) intake and avoiding animal protein helps your body keep calcium where it belongs instead of losing it through the kidneys into the urine. And while we are on the subject of bones, let’s not forget the value of vitamin D from sunlight. Exposing 40% of your skin to sunlight daily for a couple of hours will provide you with all you need to guarantee good bone health.
Acne is relatively rare in children up to the age of 8, but in recent years, growing numbers of 8 – 13 year olds in the UK have been developing the condition. This is commonly accepted as a natural, adolescent event occurring earlier, but it is noticeable that people in countries where they do not consume a ‘western diet’ do not suffer from acne. The right guidance and help given in earlier life will reduce the potential for this and other skin complaints by reducing intake of those fatty and sugar-filled foods that contribute to poor skin condition. The skin is (astonishingly) the largest of the body’s organs.
1 in 11 children in the UK is being treated for asthma. Education in how to prevent , control and treat an attack is essential, both for the child and any adults who are responsible for the child. Exercise , being active and playing sports not only help children with asthma stay fit, maintain a healthy weight, and have fun but also can strengthen their breathing muscles and help the lungs work better. Remember, asthma affects more than 20% of elite athletes and 1 in every 6 Olympic athletes.
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Dairy: organic live goats yoghurt
Fish: oily fish, including anchovy, haddock, tuna, salmon
Fruits: apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blueberries, dates, figs, fresh lemon juice, olives, raisins
Grains: wholegrain rice, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, oatmeal
Herbs & Spices: basil, camomile, ginger, parsley, peppermint, turmeric
Legumes: green peas, chick peas, dried peas, soybeans, haricot beans, butter beans, black beans, lentils
Nuts & Seeds: almonds, hazelnuts, pistachio and pine nuts, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
Drinks: fresh water, green tea, vegetable smoothies
Vegetables: sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, kale, cabbage, peppers, onions, garlic, beetroot, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, turnip
Additional Foods: molasses, black chocolate
Any Processed Foods: food additives, tartrazine, artificial sweeteners, sulphates(preservative), low fat foods, refined carbohydrates, white sugar, artificia l sweeteners, white or milk chocolate, pickled foods
Cooking methods: frying, BBQ, microwaving
Cereal: grains, refined cereals, refined flour products
Dairy: cow’s milk, reduce dairy to a minimum, reduce non-organic cheese
Drinks: caffeine, alcohol (except a little red wine); artificially sweetened drinks
Fats: hydrogenated fats, refined cooking oils, fennel oil,trans-fatty acids
Fruits: orange, orange juice, grapefruit & grapefruit juice
Legumes: soya milk
Meats: pork & pork products, reduce intake of proteins from red meat, salami
Nuts & Seeds: Brazil nuts and high intake of peanuts
Poultry: battery chicken, hens’ eggs
Vegetables: excess garlic
Smoking is one of the biggest killers in the modern world.
Alcohol is a bigger killer than all the illegal drugs put together.
Obesity is well on the way to overtaking smoking as a primary cause of illness and death.
Lack of self-esteem adversely affects our feelings and emotions and is often responsible for poor eating and lifestyle habits, leading to bad health.
Avoid shampoos and soaps containing Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
If you can train yourself to have a healthy lifestyle for 80% of the time and in 80% of the things you do, you will give your body, mind and spirit plenty of chance to repair the damage you do in the other 20% of the time. You’re here to live – so live right!
Oxygen & Exercise
We get up to 90% of our energy from oxygen and we get more oxygen when we exerciseEvery cell and every organ in our bodies needs oxygen to survive and thrive.
Exercise makes us feel good and the oxygen we take in helps us keep illness away by strengthening our immune system.
It doesn’t matter what sort of exercise you do. Any physical activity will make you breathe harder and take in more oxygen. Choose your activities based on what you want to achieve and what will make you feel good.
Water & Drinking
Always drink water before you get thirsty. Your body is about 70% water and your brain is over 90% water, so it is dangerous to become even slightly dehydrated. And make sure it’s fresh and clean, either filtered or bottled.
During exercise, your body can lose up to 3 litres of water, so it’s necessary to increase your intake when training or playing a sport.
Drinking water reduces the feeling of tiredness and fatigue and almost always cures a headache. Increasing the amount you drink can also help you lose weight.
Avoid drinks containing caffeine, e.g. coffee, artificially sweetened fizzy and still drinks, and soft drinks with sugars ending in ’-ose’ such as ’sucrose’, ’glucose’ and ’fructose’.
Alcohol is like any other addictive substance including cigarettes, sugar and most drugs, legal or illegal. All are hazardous to your health.
Diet & Nutrition
Good nutrition is fundamental to good physical, mental and emotional health.
So learn to be a fat burning machine rather than a sugar burning machine.
The Acid/ Alkali balance of your body is fundamental. It is essential that you balance your diet between acid-forming and alkali-forming foods. The optimum balance is around 60% alkali-forming and 40% acid-forming. [Click here to see our Acid and Alkali Forming Food Chart]
The healthiest diet is one based on organic wholefoods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains.
Raw/live foods such as salads, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts should be at least 50% of your daily diet, the higher the better for maximum health.
More and more people are adopting vegetarian, vegan and raw diets. It is perfectly possible to get all the nutrition from these diets and its much healthier for you. This doesn’t mean that we can get all the nutrients we need from any food diet- the fact is that we can’t! We need to supplement our intake of essential vitamins and minerals because food no longer contains enough of them. [Click here to see Skips Super Food Matrix Delivery System]
Cooking or applying heat (above 115F) to any foods will destroy enzymes and all the goodness from them
It’s also important to eat foods in the right order and at the right times of the day. Your body uses different stomach acids to digest different types of food, so it’s best not to mix carbohydrates with proteins at any meal. And don’t have carbs too late or they will sit in your stomach overnight. Have fresh ’live’ foods such as a salad first to prepare the digestive system, then the rest of the meal, to ensure food enters the digestive system in order of digestion time.
It’s best not to drink at the same time as eating. Take a glass of water before each meal.
You should always chew foods slowly and thoroughly, as this increases their nutritional benefits and aids the digestive process. This also allows the body to save energy for other maintenance duties.
Dairy products in general are associated with allergies, skin complaints and migraines.
Meat is not needed by the body for any nutritional purposes. We can get all the protein we need from other foods. Many people believe that there are other good reasons not to eat meat as it is reared today. If you do decide to include it in your diet, try to make sure it is organically raised.
Fish is a good source of essential fats including Omega 3, although you can also get them from nuts and seeds and their oils. It is thought that coastal fish such as mackerel are more likely to contain toxic pollutants than deep-sea fish.
It’s best to totally avoid refined sugars.
Love, Passion & Purpose
Feeling good about yourself is central to being healthy.
Focus on the positive aspects of your life.
Enjoy the Sun
Sunlight has a beneficial effect on the whole person, and is also known to alleviate the experience of fatigue that can also occur with extended periods of exposure to artificial lighting.
Natural sunlight also helps prevent hyper-activity. However, over-exposure to sunlight can exacerbate it.
Education has 2 big effects on your health and wellbeing.
It helps you to understand what is good for you and what is bad for you.
It makes you feel good about yourself and lets you make the most of your opportunities.
Rest & Recover
Making time to recover from the exertions of the day is pretty much as important as getting your exercise in.
Your body uses sleep to repair the damage done to your systems through the day, so make sure you get enough good quality rest.
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