My Daily/Weekly Rituals and the why behind them.
Super Water- I start every morning with 500ml of super water. This concoction can be made quickly and is an essential part of my morning routine. It serves us by lubricating and alkalizing the body leaving us more capable of proper digestion and healing. The ginger will help to limit inflammation which is the underlying factor in most chronic disease. Make this part of your daily routine to increase hydration, energy levels, proper digestion, and to fight morning appetite.
Super Water Recipe- 500ml Filtered water(Filtered tap water is best)
Juice of ¼ Fresh lemon
Freshly shaved ginger to taste
Intermittent Fasting- Want to burn more fat without cutting calories? Too busy for that “all important” breakfast you’ve been told you need? Skip it. If you’re currently meeting your calorie needs and want to burn more fat without going into a caloric deficit then try intermittent fasting. By shifting your eating window just a few hours you can enjoy hours of productivity spent in a fat burning state. Added bonus… you don’t have to cut out your morning coffee, just the cream. For more on intermittent fasting read my blog here.
My Daily Supplements and Herbs-
(Note: Just as humans need diverse diets for different body types your supplemental needs may be much different from mine please reach out with any specific questions)
Amino Acids- Amino acids are the basic building blocks of the body. They are also sources of energy, like fats and carbohydrates. However, amino acids are structurally characterized by the fact that they contain nitrogen (N), whereas fats and carbohydrates do not.
Therefore, only amino acids are capable of forming tissues, organs, muscles, skin and hair.
The importance of amino acids as the precursors of enzymes and neurotransmitters is often underestimated. As such, amino acids regulate almost all of the metabolic processes in the human body, and they are essential for a healthy body.
Most Americans are not getting enough amino acids through their diets. To get the correct amount of the right amino’s you have to eat a pretty diverse group of proteins. A good way to supplement this need is with ESSENTIAL Amino acids or EAA’s. Essential amino acids contain all of the essential amino’s for repair and growth. I prefer to use MAP Amino. Which has the most bio-available(highest absorption rate for humans) source of essential amino acids.
Fish Oil- According to research conducted at Harvard University, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is officially one of the top 10 causes of death in America, claiming the lives of up to 96,000 people each year. Out of the 12 dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors examined in the study, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency ranked as the sixth highest killer of Americans.
The fish oil benefits include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke while also helping reduce symptoms of depression, hypertension, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, arthritis and chronic skin ailments like eczema. Fish oil intake has also been associated with aiding the body in weight loss, fertility, pregnancy and increased energy. Prescription fish oil has even been approved by the FDA to lower unhealthy high triglyceride levels.
I prefer to use Dr. Tobias’s Omega 3 because of it’s great quality and affordability. However, if you are concerned with the possibility of high mercury in fish oil Krill Oil is an outstanding choice.
Ashwaganda- also known as Indian Ginseng, has a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to fight against cancer and diabetes, as well as reduce inflammation, arthritis, asthma, hypertension, stress, and rheumatism. Furthermore, it boosts your supply of antioxidants and regulates the immune system. This herb is incredible at fighting anxiety and giving you what many call a “calm focus.” It’s effects are cumulative so I’d suggest supplementing daily.