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Early Morning Health and Fitness

 

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Eating Green Will Give You More ENERGY!

Yes, I do, I really do want YOU to succeed, it is more than just the thinking – for while it is true that you think yourself to win – the energy can come way easier, and the impact of your thoughts be more positive, daring, and more focused… when your body is in a physiological state – we call alkaline. This is the key to unlock you, to a dynamic, highly charged, driven success “story”.

So let us be clear – we all have the belief that energy comes from eating carbohydrates, sugars and fat. Yes true…but how does your body get that energy – it has to “burn it” or technically speaking, metabolise it.

The reality is that this does not just occur without the catalysts or enzymes. Enzymes are needed to make the breakdown of sugars in the cells occur, to release the energy…

And in all types of chemical reactions in cells, enzymes must work – Now, the real trick is that they do this when your cells are in a chemical state of alkalising, to be precise when the acid-alkaline state is at a pH of 7.35.

So what is the secret to gaining a more alkaline cell state, as this is where the body was designed to work at – and this is just like that our body needs to be at a particular temperature. Indeed if your cell pH is too low or you are too acid, you really have little enzyme activity, that means you are really not alive. It is when your cells are acid you become ill.

Bell curve

Bell-shaped curve reflecting the relationship between pH levels and rate of enzymic activity, optimum pH is generally in an alkaline state between 7.35 – 7.45.


[source: Chaplin M, 1990 ‘Enzyme Technology: Effect of pH and ionic strength on enzyme catalysis’, Cambridge University Press]


At last now we have the answer to lack of energy and “illness”, it is actually quite simple. It is all to do with eating more food like greens. These vegetables and other foods are not just nutritionally good; they have an important impact on the body – to move its function, to that which gives the true essence in us, life. We have been brainwashed to believe that a healthy diet is what keeps stress away, makes you trim and feel full of energy. Not necessarily so. Indeed the focus of this new diet is eating the foods that, after digestion, leave a result, as an alkaline cell state. This is primarily what green food does, the alternative is, say cheese, a protein, that after digestion causes a result as an acid cell. So, the body cells exist in what is called an acid or alkaline state. And, the food you eat breaks down and affects the balance between acid and alkaline.

 

Eating Green love heart

Key Body Underlying Chemistry – PH

So when you eat too much protein, and other acid forming foods, your enzymes in the cells do not work well – meaning your body cells will not function as they are supposed to, or you are not truly alive. And, when you eat more vegetables and alkalising foods, your cells become more alkaline and the enzymes work as they should, you are more well – alive. The fact is that most people eat around 70% acid forming and 30% alkalising forming foods. This results in what we call an acid load in your cells. Indeed acid in the cells is associated with arthritis, overweight and many illnesses.

Key to the Diet, is the Ratio

So when you eat too much protein, and other acid forming foods, your enzymes in the cells do not work well – meaning your body cells will not function as they are supposed to, or you are not truly alive. And, when you eat more vegetables and alkalising foods, your cells become more alkaline and the enzymes work as they should, you are more well – alive. The fact is that most people eat around 70% acid forming and 30% alkalising forming foods. This results in what we call an acid load in your cells. Indeed acid in the cells is associated with arthritis, overweight and many illnesses. 

What we should be eating is the opposite 70% alkalising food and 30% acid forming. So the first step to gaining wellness is to change one’s diet to eat way more alkalising foods. Now to be successful you need to know what are acid forming foods and what are alkalising. Acid forming foods are meat, dairy, grains, cereals and sugars. Alkalising foods consist of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Highly alkalising are barley grass, kale, spinach, cucumber, kiwi fruit, pineapple, limes and apples.

[ Source Dr. Warren Stewart – Research Nutritionist. “Get More Out Of Life – The Answer is to Alkalise”]

 

alkaline food chart

 

Consequences of an Imbalanced / Acidic pH:

Earlier this year I attended Unleash the Power Within (UPW) with Anthony Robbins, where the topic of an alkaline diet was outlined.

Tony’s passion for a fit and healthy life style is incredible so, I know it will be beneficial to you now when I quote some interesting facts from UPW.

  1. If you are overweight, you most likely do not have a ‘fat’ problem, you have an acid problem! Too much acid in the body, acidosis, has two consequences: First, it will likely cause the body to produce more insulin, and thus, to store more fat. Second, it will cause the cells to break down due to the pressure to continually produce insulin.
  2. Too much acid decrease the oxygen affinity of haemoglobin in the blood. When oxygen supplies are diminished to the cells, it compromises all body functions.
  3. The free radical damage of cell walls and membrane structure is accelerated. Consequences of this include premature aging, eyesight and memory problems, wrinkles, age spots, poor hormone regulation, etc.
  4. When blood plasma becomes more acidic, it acts as a chemical irritant that slowly attacks and eats away at the smooth muscle tissues of the inner walls of arteries and veins, weakening the structural composition and creating irregular blood pressure.
  5. It becomes more difficult to control high blood pressure due to the increased workload on the heart.
  6. Acidosis disrupts general lipid and fatty acid metabolism, leading to neurological problems and hormone imbalances within the endocrine system, leading to increased potential for urinary problems and infections.
  7. Acid increases the likelihood of cellular mutations.
  8. Proper electrolyte activity is impaired by an overly acidic body environment.
  9. The body has decreased access to energy reserves due to inhibition of efficient cellular and body metabolism.
  10. An acidic pH allows the binding of cholesterol to heavy metals and other cellular debris, increasing the rate at which plaque builds up in the vascular network.

 

Make it Fun and Simple.

  1. Put lemon in the water you drink throughout the day.
  2. Use lemon and a tiny bit of good salt (Himalayan or Celtic sea salt) for salad dressing. Or make you own salad dressing with recipes you find in your local health food store (flax seed oil, lemon juice, Bragg Amino Acids, pepper and garlic make a great combination!)
  3. Substitute spouted wheat breads and pizza crusts for white or wheat.
  4. Satisfy your needs for texture: baked tortilla chips with fresh guacamole, crunchy vegetables with fresh hummus, sprouted wheat pita bread or tortillas with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and a little bit of soy cheese and spices. Almond butter on sprouted wheat toast, creamy or crunchy broccoli soup, etc. Sun dried tomatoes add a lot of flavour as well.
  5. Keep a fresh salad in the refrigerator so you always have one ready to eat.
  6. Use spices: Bragg Amino Acids, Spice Hunter spices (or any natural spice found at health food stores), fresh herbs, Celtic sea salt, etc.
  7. Drink one-to-four ounces of wheatgrass per day. Start low and increase the amount over time. You can find this at any major health food store or juice bar.
  8. A fresh smoothie or glass of vegetable juice can satisfy a sweat craving, especially on a warm day.

Experiment and have fun. There are a lot of great recipe books you can find at your local health food store. Or, just experiment with different flavours and textures on your own.

[source: Tony Robbins UPW, Sydney 2014]

Owning a cattle farm (ranch), I find it hard to beat a great stake with salad……..

 Stake on plate

……But now one of my favourites is Salmon on the BBQ!

 

samon on plate

 

 

……it’s all about balance and a healthy habit.

Bon appetite! 

Bryce Chapman

5am Wake Up Call

 

 

Blog

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in iTunes Magazine Articles | 0 comments

Early Morning Health and Fitness

 

establish-your-habit

 

Eating Green Will Give You More ENERGY!

Yes, I do, I really do want YOU to succeed, it is more than just the thinking – for while it is true that you think yourself to win – the energy can come way easier, and the impact of your thoughts be more positive, daring, and more focused… when your body is in a physiological state – we call alkaline. This is the key to unlock you, to a dynamic, highly charged, driven success “story”.

So let us be clear – we all have the belief that energy comes from eating carbohydrates, sugars and fat. Yes true…but how does your body get that energy – it has to “burn it” or technically speaking, metabolise it.

The reality is that this does not just occur without the catalysts or enzymes. Enzymes are needed to make the breakdown of sugars in the cells occur, to release the energy…

And in all types of chemical reactions in cells, enzymes must work – Now, the real trick is that they do this when your cells are in a chemical state of alkalising, to be precise when the acid-alkaline state is at a pH of 7.35.

So what is the secret to gaining a more alkaline cell state, as this is where the body was designed to work at – and this is just like that our body needs to be at a particular temperature. Indeed if your cell pH is too low or you are too acid, you really have little enzyme activity, that means you are really not alive. It is when your cells are acid you become ill.

Bell curve

Bell-shaped curve reflecting the relationship between pH levels and rate of enzymic activity, optimum pH is generally in an alkaline state between 7.35 – 7.45.


[source: Chaplin M, 1990 ‘Enzyme Technology: Effect of pH and ionic strength on enzyme catalysis’, Cambridge University Press]


At last now we have the answer to lack of energy and “illness”, it is actually quite simple. It is all to do with eating more food like greens. These vegetables and other foods are not just nutritionally good; they have an important impact on the body – to move its function, to that which gives the true essence in us, life. We have been brainwashed to believe that a healthy diet is what keeps stress away, makes you trim and feel full of energy. Not necessarily so. Indeed the focus of this new diet is eating the foods that, after digestion, leave a result, as an alkaline cell state. This is primarily what green food does, the alternative is, say cheese, a protein, that after digestion causes a result as an acid cell. So, the body cells exist in what is called an acid or alkaline state. And, the food you eat breaks down and affects the balance between acid and alkaline.

 

Eating Green love heart

Key Body Underlying Chemistry – PH

So when you eat too much protein, and other acid forming foods, your enzymes in the cells do not work well – meaning your body cells will not function as they are supposed to, or you are not truly alive. And, when you eat more vegetables and alkalising foods, your cells become more alkaline and the enzymes work as they should, you are more well – alive. The fact is that most people eat around 70% acid forming and 30% alkalising forming foods. This results in what we call an acid load in your cells. Indeed acid in the cells is associated with arthritis, overweight and many illnesses.

Key to the Diet, is the Ratio

So when you eat too much protein, and other acid forming foods, your enzymes in the cells do not work well – meaning your body cells will not function as they are supposed to, or you are not truly alive. And, when you eat more vegetables and alkalising foods, your cells become more alkaline and the enzymes work as they should, you are more well – alive. The fact is that most people eat around 70% acid forming and 30% alkalising forming foods. This results in what we call an acid load in your cells. Indeed acid in the cells is associated with arthritis, overweight and many illnesses. 

What we should be eating is the opposite 70% alkalising food and 30% acid forming. So the first step to gaining wellness is to change one’s diet to eat way more alkalising foods. Now to be successful you need to know what are acid forming foods and what are alkalising. Acid forming foods are meat, dairy, grains, cereals and sugars. Alkalising foods consist of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Highly alkalising are barley grass, kale, spinach, cucumber, kiwi fruit, pineapple, limes and apples.

[ Source Dr. Warren Stewart – Research Nutritionist. “Get More Out Of Life – The Answer is to Alkalise”]

 

alkaline food chart

 

Consequences of an Imbalanced / Acidic pH:

Earlier this year I attended Unleash the Power Within (UPW) with Anthony Robbins, where the topic of an alkaline diet was outlined.

Tony’s passion for a fit and healthy life style is incredible so, I know it will be beneficial to you now when I quote some interesting facts from UPW.

  1. If you are overweight, you most likely do not have a ‘fat’ problem, you have an acid problem! Too much acid in the body, acidosis, has two consequences: First, it will likely cause the body to produce more insulin, and thus, to store more fat. Second, it will cause the cells to break down due to the pressure to continually produce insulin.
  2. Too much acid decrease the oxygen affinity of haemoglobin in the blood. When oxygen supplies are diminished to the cells, it compromises all body functions.
  3. The free radical damage of cell walls and membrane structure is accelerated. Consequences of this include premature aging, eyesight and memory problems, wrinkles, age spots, poor hormone regulation, etc.
  4. When blood plasma becomes more acidic, it acts as a chemical irritant that slowly attacks and eats away at the smooth muscle tissues of the inner walls of arteries and veins, weakening the structural composition and creating irregular blood pressure.
  5. It becomes more difficult to control high blood pressure due to the increased workload on the heart.
  6. Acidosis disrupts general lipid and fatty acid metabolism, leading to neurological problems and hormone imbalances within the endocrine system, leading to increased potential for urinary problems and infections.
  7. Acid increases the likelihood of cellular mutations.
  8. Proper electrolyte activity is impaired by an overly acidic body environment.
  9. The body has decreased access to energy reserves due to inhibition of efficient cellular and body metabolism.
  10. An acidic pH allows the binding of cholesterol to heavy metals and other cellular debris, increasing the rate at which plaque builds up in the vascular network.

 

Make it Fun and Simple.

  1. Put lemon in the water you drink throughout the day.
  2. Use lemon and a tiny bit of good salt (Himalayan or Celtic sea salt) for salad dressing. Or make you own salad dressing with recipes you find in your local health food store (flax seed oil, lemon juice, Bragg Amino Acids, pepper and garlic make a great combination!)
  3. Substitute spouted wheat breads and pizza crusts for white or wheat.
  4. Satisfy your needs for texture: baked tortilla chips with fresh guacamole, crunchy vegetables with fresh hummus, sprouted wheat pita bread or tortillas with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and a little bit of soy cheese and spices. Almond butter on sprouted wheat toast, creamy or crunchy broccoli soup, etc. Sun dried tomatoes add a lot of flavour as well.
  5. Keep a fresh salad in the refrigerator so you always have one ready to eat.
  6. Use spices: Bragg Amino Acids, Spice Hunter spices (or any natural spice found at health food stores), fresh herbs, Celtic sea salt, etc.
  7. Drink one-to-four ounces of wheatgrass per day. Start low and increase the amount over time. You can find this at any major health food store or juice bar.
  8. A fresh smoothie or glass of vegetable juice can satisfy a sweat craving, especially on a warm day.

Experiment and have fun. There are a lot of great recipe books you can find at your local health food store. Or, just experiment with different flavours and textures on your own.

[source: Tony Robbins UPW, Sydney 2014]

Owning a cattle farm (ranch), I find it hard to beat a great stake with salad……..

 Stake on plate

……But now one of my favourites is Salmon on the BBQ!

 

samon on plate

 

 

……it’s all about balance and a healthy habit.

Bon appetite! 

Bryce Chapman

5am Wake Up Call