1. Top Tips For Health

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Improve your health by adding more Essential Fatty Acids.

Jax

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The hint is in the name – essential – so you know you must eat them, as your body can’t make them for you. So, what are they?
You will find them in oily fish, nuts, seeds and of course in bottles at your supplement store.

I think this is the easiest way to improve your health. If you google fish oils and almost any disease you can think of, you will see study after study showing improvements in symptoms and apparent cures.

In terms of fat loss I know that if you fake an appropriate daily dose you will reduce your own body fat stores. Skin and digestive tracks will be soothed as will joint inflammation.

But, which fish oil should you choose? Cod liver oil is better than no oil, Fish oil better than liver oil, Krill oil better still.
If your fish oil capsules give you fishy burps, or are very cheap – consider how they are made and where the fish have come from. You may discover that they are contaminated with growth hormone, heavy metals and more.

Ideally you want oils from fish caught in the open ocean, preferably a cold ocean. So, focus on quality and value rather just on cost.

Eat Better, Feel Better

Day 6 – New Year New You – supplements

Supplement 1. Krill or Fish Oils

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You’ve probably heard that fish oils are BRILLIANT! But how much should you take?
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I think these are best calculated in relation to your actual body statistics, your scale weight, your lean mass or sometimes your body fat.

Fish Oil Supplements

I suggest at least 1 gram per % body fat.
So if you have 15% bodyfat, you will consume 15 grams a day. If you have 25% bodyfat, you’ll consume 25 grams a day (spread evenly through meals).
This is to saturate the cell membrane and if you want to understand the biochemistry behind it’s effectiveness, there is piles of research on PubMed.

However, only do that for the first 2 weeks (preparation phase) and then we cut the dose in 1/2 and that is where you’ll stay (of course individual differences/responses must be factored in) but that’s the general formula.

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The key is to use a product high in EPA and DHA (very hard to find) so get Krill Oil or another quality Fish oil – definitely not Cod Live oil. Generally you get what you pay for – if you get fishy burps – it’s NOT a quality oil!

If you are local to me and you want a full body analysis with me it takes only a few minutes and I then send your results and recommendations on to you.

If you’re still not sure about Fish Oils, just google the benefits – there’s very few aspects of a healthy body and mind that fish oils don’t support.

Tomorrow we look at your cheat day, because you will never stick to a plan that bans all your favourite foods! Plus, after a few days of calorie restriction your fat loss hormones take a dive, so you NEED to refeed to boost them.

Like this post? Follow my blog, thanks. Jax

Which Omega ? Is Omega 6 Good for Me?

Food Rule #3.   anothwer 17 rules on their way…..

Most people need to be more aware of the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio of the food they eat. The ancestral human diet of the Paleolithic era appears that it had a ratio of approximately 1:1 to 2:1 omega-6 fats to omega-3 fats. The current average western diet contains anywhere from 20:1 to 30:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. This is a major problem and one of the causes of degenerative diseases.

In order to balance this out better, you need to AVOID corn oils, soybean oils, cottonseed oils (or anything cooked in these oils), and minimize grain-fed meats and farmed fish that were fed grains. Instead, focus on wild fish, grass-fed meats, grass-fed dairy, free-range eggs, as well as other foods that can help you get more omega-3’s like chia seeds, walnuts, hemp seeds, and fish oil and/or krill oil, which are vitally important sources of DHA and EPA. I personally take both fish oil and krill oil, as the fish oil has a larger quantity of DHA and EPA (and more omega-3 volume overall), while the krill oil has more antioxidant benefits from the astaxanthin and a higher absorption rate than the fish oil.  Capsule Krill Oil is easy to source, and Fish Oils can be added to smoothies and shakes – remember good quality oils WON’T make your burps fishy!!

Take note that animal sources of omega-3 fats are MUCH more powerful to your health than plant sources of omega-3’s like walnuts, chia, and flax. This is because animal sources of omega-3’s already contain DHA and EPA already converted whereas plant sources don’t, and your body is very ineffecient at converting plant sources of omega-3 fats to DHA and EPA.

Sorry, vegetarians – but its true….

Jax xx