A few years ago when I started the Paleo Diet, I was introduced to super-green powders. For the last 7 months I have been a vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and I’m still mixing super-green powders into my smoothies, which I normally have for breakfast. Ever since I’ve had super-green powders in my life, I have not had a cold or flu. I feel physically healthy and after 8 years on medication for Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) my last gastroscopy results showed only mild gastritis and I have been able to come off my medication and maintain my health through healthy eating and lifestyle changes.
I love the way I look and feel and I recommend super-greens to all my clients. I don’t get enough time to always eat my recommended amount of veggies every day and this brings me peace of mind that I’ve had my daily dose of veggies. The only thing I don’t like about most super-green powders is the taste, so I’ve always mixed my super-greens into a breakfast smoothie recipe with loads of different ingredients to get the right nutritional balance.
After recommending super-greens to my clients, some of those clients have reported they had purchased products that they couldn’t even drink as it tasted unfavourable to the palate. So I recommended other super-green powders and shared my breakfast smoothie recipe with them to encourage their intake of super-greens when their vegetable intake was inadequate. However, most clients still didn’t follow through making the smoothie and having their super-greens due to the extra spending of other ingredients and time taken to make it.
Thankfully I have now found a product that I am happy to share with everyone. It’s organic and tastes great. My clients and I have even put other super-green powders to a taste test with SevenPoint2® taking home the better tasting super-green powder. Now all I do is mix one scoop of SevenPoint2® Greens with 2 scoops of SevenPoint2®Shake for a great tasting vegan shake that gives me a daily dose of veggies with an excellent source of high quality, low carbohydrate protein with an extensive array of naturally occurring amino acids which assists in fat burning and my body becoming alkaline. Best of all, it’s gluten free, vegan, egg free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free, hypoallergenic, no artificial sweeteners and contains ORGANIC ingredients…plus it’s great tasting.
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What is The Alkaline Diet?
The Alkaline Diet consists mainly of plant sources of protein and nutrients. In sourcing our fruits and vegetables we often attend a local supermarket or fruit and vegetable market where we purchase our fruits and vegetables. The question that concerns me is how do I know for sure what chemical ingredients were used to grow what I’m about to purchase and consume such as fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and other chemical concerns? It’s not added to the label! Then to add insult to injury, we seem to be paying through the nose when buying organic!
Answer: Grow your own fruit and vegetables!
Well, lets be totally honest here, I would love to grow my own but I honestly don’t have the time or capacity to do that at the moment in my life. Even though this is the case, I do still make enough time to invest thought in what I purchase and feed my family and myself. In our household we make time for a healthy dinner but breakfast is often a grab and go deal and lunch can be dubious at times though I often have healthy snacks and fruit on hand.
In taking SevenPoint2®shake and greens daily, I know I’m getting organic and it’s easy and convenient to take, plus suitable for my lifestyle. The SevenPoint2® range is available at Empower Yoga & Fitness in store or shop online here.
SevenPoint2®– HEALTH MADE SIMPLE
Several factors make it hard to have an alkaline lifestyle. That’s why SevenPoint2®‘s category-creating and money-saving alkaline products are the perfect fit for enhanced wellness. Use the Health Made Simple program to maintain a healthy weight and discover what it means to achieve overall wellness. Health Made Simple is designed for living, not dieting, so it’s the perfect program to follow when you are at your ideal weight and truly care about your health. This is alkalinity for life!
Take 7.2 Shake (2 scoops)
and 7.2 Greens (1 scoop)
Take two or three 7.2
Recovery with HydroFX® tablets
two to three times daily.
Take 7.2 Alkaline
Booster before bed
Why Is An Alkaline Lifestyle Important?
Long-term clinical research supports that maintaining an alkaline diet is better for our overall health. Dr. Arthur Guyton, a recognised medical researcher and author states “the cells of a healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are acidic.”
According to many alternative and holistic practitioners, an acid-producing diet is linked to a number of chronic illnesses and symptoms including:
* Lack of energy
* Excessive mucous production
* Nasal congestion
* Frequent colds and flu
* Anxiety, nervousness, irritability
* Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts
Many conventional doctors agree that a plant-based diet with an abundance of fruit and vegetables and minimal processed foods and refined grains is beneficial to health.
How Lifestyle and Stress Effects PH Balance in the Body
If there is something I have learned first hand is that stress, poor diet and sleep disturbances impact the body and mind in many negative ways.
According to the Psychological Harassment Information Association (PHIA), there are two factors that contribute to a pH imbalance in the body. The first is due to the food a person consumes (Diet) and the second is the person’s emotional well being (Stress and Anxiety). Balancing your pH is widely considered to be the single most important thing you can do for your health. Stress and anxiety are the principal acid generators aside from the diet and sleep deprivation (read more at http://www.psychologicalharassment.com/diet-stress-acid-base-disorders.htm).
I have learned for myself that a healthy diet is absolutely necessary. As a yoga teacher, personal trainer and beauty therapist I advocate a nutritionally balanced diet to maintain and/or improve overall health for both body and mind. However in my experience, a good diet is not by itself enough if you lead a stressful life. I recommend a holistic approach to improve and maintain good health.
There is a lot of research and good old fashion common sense that provides some basic yet important advise toward improving and maintaining good health:
* Eat real food for healthy fat loss
* Eat 3 meals per day
* Exercise smart – moderation is the key
* Go to bed early – by 10pm
* Take time to meditate
* Move your body every day
* Have fun – laughter truly is such great medicine
Celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Elle Machperson have found great success with weight loss and overall health improvements following an Alkaline Diet. For the full original article Kate Hudson on the Alkaline Diet go to: http://www.celebrityhealthfitness.com/31553/kate-hudson-rocks-hot-body-talks-broken-engagement-her-diet-and-workout/
Kate Hudson on the Alkaline Diet
There may be many other issues that may contribute to the prevention of weight loss. I recommend seeing your general practitioner before undergoing any weight loss regime. I highly recommend following the Australian Dietary Guidelines for information on a balanced diet at http://empoweryogafitness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Healthy-Eating-for-Adults.pdf
LEPTIN RESISTANT? Here is a recommended video link regarding leptin resistance which explains why you may have trouble losing weight, no matter how hard you try: https://youtu.be/rhObSu7y2_A
PTSD & DIGESTION – Research shows there are significant links to PTSD and digestion issues. Follow this link for an easy to understand article, which discusses this in more detail http://psychologyofeating.com/post-traumatic-stress-and-digestion-whats-the-connection/
Further references: http://www.sevenpoint2blog.com/is-the-alkaline-diet-healthy.html