Between the ages of 18 and 45, a man is possibly developing a career, building lasting relationships, raising a family, making financial ends meet, finding his way in the world. All of these routes bring with them challenges to good health.
Naked Health isn’t just about keeping sickness and disease away. It’s about growing knowledge and habits to ensure your future health. Remembering that we are creatures of habit, this is still a time of special nutritional needs, and there is good reason to check the choices we have made earlier in life.
Stress is a subtle process, and we learn to deal with more and more of it. But we don’t always supply all the nutrients we need to the central nervous system, or the correct nutrition to help proper brain function. As stress increases without adequate nutrition, we find that sleep is often disrupted. An adequate intake of nutrients is needed to meet the evolving needs of men, both from the physical and the emotional points of view. In physical terms, this means getting the nutrients that support physical wellbeing and the production of energy. This is a time when it really does pay dividends to follow the 10 Commandments 4 Health.
Remember to drink adequate water on a daily basis, between 2-3 litres a day. Water makes up almost 60% of the total weight of the human body and we can lose over two litres each day just through the normal function of the kidneys and perspiration. Water helps to reduce tiredness and aids the process of weight loss in those who need to reduce weight.
The importance of balanced nutrition during these years is obvious, not only because with every year that passes, it seems to get harder to keep weight off. The obstacles in terms of time available, responsibilities to others and financial restrictions are equally obvious, but they are all possible to overcome, if you make keeping yourself and those around you fit and healthy a part of your personal responsibilty.
At some stage, you might well have a partner, family or even a group of friends who you can influence over the availability of poor diet choices such as fast foods, drinks and other damaging foods. All of these contribute to a weakening of the immune system and encourage the tendency towards overweight and obesity. If anyone constantly catches any bug going round at college or work, 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 teenagers 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 anybody leading a busy lifestyle. Although it may appear to be difficult, the best answer is to totally avoid processed foods and prepare all your food from fresh, live sources. More and more people are choosing this apparently radical alternative for themselves and those around them.
The triple health threats of alcohol, drugs and smoking continue to be ever-present in our society. We are not here to moralise, but to identify activities and behaviours that are hazardous to health, and is clear that these three pollutants have the capability of seriously damaging all parts of the human body.
Equally, choices about exercise, personal relationships, direction etc., – all of which are critical to good health – can pull anyone’s body, mind and spirit well out of shape. Any exercise is great all-round for your health. Whether it’s sport, training, dancing, or riding a bike to work, it gets oxygen pumping into your blood, tissue and organs. You feel more alive, you feel more sociable, and you sleep better. All of this is not only good for your body, it also helps keep your brain fit and healthy.
Personal appearance and grooming can be very important to many men, so be careful about your choice of skin, hair and other bodycare products. Most commercial hair shampoos and other haircare products contain chemicals that are not only associated with poor hair growth, but that can also cause skin allergies and have a detrimental effect on the eyes. Ninety per cent of commercial shampoos contain undesirable chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate and propylene glycol, both of which are associated with skin allergies and dermatitis. Many toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain chemicals that can cause poor skin and allergies.
This is as good a time as any to start understanding and practicing all of the 10 Commandments 4 Health. Skip is constantly touring the world, spreading the message to people of all ages who want to supercharge their lives with Naked Health, so sign up to his free newsletter and get your great free bonus gifts.
The Benefit of Detox and Cleanse
There are centres of health excellence around the world where it is common to see even the most advanced stages of serious disease including cancers, heart disease and diabetes completely reversed. The common factor in the treatments of all of these centres is that they all start with a total cleanse of the gut and the digestive sytem. Whether you think you are ill or not, you will undoubtedly benefit from undertaking a cleansing detox.
We recommend Skip’s Ultimate 10 day Cleansing Detox, which will cleanse your body and aide your gut’s ability to absorb the nutrients within the nutritional supplements. It will also help replenish the intestinal tract with healthy flora and help your immune system to start recovering, enhancing your overall health and wellbeing. This is particularly important in today’s environment that increasingly exposes us to harmful toxins from so many sources. Once you have completed your 10 day intensive home course, you will also have learnt much more about your own Naked Health and have some of the tools to help you maintain it. You will feel so supercharged, you will want to repeat it at least twice a year for the rest of your life.
GTF Chromium with specific Anti-Oxidants This supplement is of particular use to people experiencing elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels. GTF means that the chromium has the Glucose Tolerance Factor attached to it. The GTF form of this mineral is considered the most appropriate, as it is in the form most usable by the body. GTF chromium helps to reduce sugar cravings and to regulate the metabolism of glucose. It also helps to reduce the progression of undue weight gain.
This mineral also plays a necessary role in helping to balance and maintain proper cholesterol levels, increasing the good cholesterols and reducing the ‘bad’ ones. High or intensive levels of exercise can deplete the reserves of this mineral within the body.
Essential Fatty Acid Complex contains beneficial unsaturated fatty acids regarded as essential to good health. Specific essential fatty acids are known to help increase the production of energy within the body and may shorten the recovery time for muscles following intensive exercise. Specific fatty acids may improve both the health of the skin and its visual appearance. Essential fatty acids can help alleviate fatigue and increase energy levels.
EFAs are also important for the development of proper muscle function.
Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Complex with Co-enzyme Q10 Anti-oxidants are a specific group of nutrients that help us cope with the potentially harmful waste by-products created during stress and also exercise. Even modest exercise can has been shown to generate potentially harmful free radicals. Unfortunately, up to 5% of these escape the normal process of neutralisation and removal, and this is one example of how proper anti-oxidant levels are necessary. Free radicals also have the effect of contributing to fatigue.
Coenzyme Q10 increases oxygen supply and acts to promote anti-oxidative defence. Together the antioxidants and the Co-enzyme Q10 have also been found subjectively to increase energy.
Feel Great Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula is a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutritional co-factors to help provide important nutrients that can be in short supply. The reduction in micro-nutrients in some foods may result in men finding daily life harder to cope with when experiencing a busy or hectic lifestyle. This formula contains nutrients and additional co-factors that can help re-balance a deficiency. The Food State formula ensures that at least 50% of the recommended daily intake of many vitamins and minerals are supplied. Several of these vitamins are involved with the production of energy.
Magic Magnesium is often in short supply according to nutritional surveys, and this mineral is known to be important to men as it can help improve the production of energy. With regard to optimum mental function, magnesium helps to relieve fatigue, and is also associated with re-balancing emotions. Magnesium is also known to reduce muscle cramps and reduce tension, and to help athletic performance and reduce recovery time. Interestingly, magnesium helps to reduce hangovers, as alcohol depletes magnesium from the body.
Zinc and Copper Both of these minerals work in tandem as antioxidants and are synergistic with each other. These minerals are especially valuable to the proper function of the prostate gland, and is one of the factors that reduces male infertility. A reduction in sexual desire in males has been found to occur with zinc deficiency.
The role of zinc in helping to balance mental functions and help enhance the function of the central nervous system is very well known.
Copper: Nutritional surveys have found that 50% of people are deficient in copper. Copper deficiency is known to contribute to elevated cholesterol. Copper is important for the central nervous system, and helps regulate our moods and emotions. It is also associated with premature greying of hair.
Cereal grains: whole brown rice, barley, rye, buckwheat, oats, oatmeal
Vegetables: sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, miso, soya bean tofu, beetroot, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, turnip
Fruits: freshly squeezed & diluted lemon juice, apples, dried figs, apricots, ripe bananas, avocado, blueberries, raisins, dates, olives
Legumes: dried peas, soybeans, haricot beans, chick peas, butter beans, lentils, black beans, green peas
Teas, Herbs & Spices: sarsaparilla, ginger, parsley, basil, green tea, turmeric, camomile, peppermint
Nuts & Seeds: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio and pine nuts
Fungi: Reishi mushrooms
Fish: oily fish (except mackerel), tuna, haddock, anchovy, and prawns
Dairy: three to four modest portions of organic live yoghurt per week
Cereal grains: refined cereals, refined flour products
Vegetables: excess garlic
Fruits: orange, orange juice, grapefruit & grapefruit juice
Legumes: soya milk
Nuts & Seeds: Brazil nuts and high intake of peanuts
Poultry: battery chicken, hens’ eggs
Meats: pork & pork products, reduce intake of proteins from red meat, salami
Dairy: cow’s milk, reducing dairy to a minimum, reduce non-organic cheese
Fats: hydrogenated fats, refined cooking oils, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids, low fat foods
Food Additives: tartrazine, artificial sweeteners, sulphates (preservative)
Beverages: avoid excess caffeine & alcohol; avoid artificially sweetened drinks.
We all know that smoking is detrimental to our health, and in order to really empower ourselves, and lead a healthy life, smoking should be avoided. As well as cutting out smoking, it is also important to understand weight management.
As well as physical aspects of health, it is also important to consider our feelings and emotions, and also self esteem. Often low self esteem can lead to bad eating habits, and also a negative lifestyles. In order to avoid this, we must focus on the positive aspects of our
lives. By doing do, you will definitely improve your well-being.
In order for to gain maximum benefits from your new healthy lifestyle, it is important to maintain the correct balance in your diet of acid-forming and alkali-forming foods. The recommended balance is approximately 60% alkali to 40% acid.
Additionally, as well as managing the acid and alkali food intake we have, we should also remember that raw foods including salads, and also fruits should make up approximately 20% of our diet, in order to optimise our health.
Benefits also exist in eating foods in a specific order. For instance, being with fresh ‘live’ food, such as a small salad. Then consume cooked vegetables, and a small amount of protein. If any starch is consumed this should come last. The order of eating corresponds with the amount of time it takes to digest the food, with the salad digesting quickest, and the starch the slowest.
Furthermore, always remember that it is vital to replenish our bodies water supplies! We are 60% water, and therefore need to continually drink fresh water throughout the day!
It is also vital to avoid drinks with high amounts of sugar and caffeine, and also avoid alcohol. We should also remember to exercise as much as we can, even if it is just brisk walking, 3 times a week!
With cosmetics becoming more and more prominent in daily life, it is important to know what ingredients we are putting on our skin. Try to avoid any chemicals, where possible, and also stick to the saying “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin!”
Furthermore, ensure that you get adequate sleep, as sleep is required for the production of testosterone.
It has also been suggested that extended exercise periods can reduce fertility, so don’t over do it!
Whatever action you take, start your new life with Skip’s Ultimate Cleansing 10 day Detox!
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