How to get energy the natural way
When you think of increasing your energy levels, there are not a lot of natural alternatives that come to mind. You might think the only ways to boost your energy levels include drinking coffee, energy drinks or taking some sort of stimulant. This is simply not true. There are a number of ways you can ramp up your energy, and do it naturally, that will both contribute to your fitness and to your optimal health.
The best way is to eat the right foods
Get rid of processed carbs in your diet altogether, if possible. Instead, include natural starchy carbohydrates at the proper times (like after your workout) and watch your energy levels come to life. The steady energy release from slow-burning carbohydrate sources like oatmeal and yams will sustain you throughout the day and you won’t experience sugar-like energy crashes. Filling up with fiber from whole natural foods will help you digest your food more slowly. This will provide you with prolonged energy for hours.
Eat a high protein, high fat, low carb breakfast. This will keep you in fat-burning mode while keeping your cravings at bay. Eating more healthy fats will give you a surge in energy without the crash. If you start your day with sugary carbs, you’ll crave more and more junk food all day long. Also, avoiding excess caffeine and nixing the sugar will work in your favor when it comes to boosting your natural energy levels. Get some great tasting healthy food here
Make sure you drink water
If you’re thirsty, you’re going to feel hungry and sleepy and your energy levels will most likely plummet. Make sure you get at least 8 glasses of water or more per day to maintain both health and energy levels.
You can also add green tea to your drink menu. It has some naturally occurring caffeine, but it’s also chock full of antioxidants and other health boosting nutrients to fuel your energy levels
Remember to take your vitamins
Make sure you get your vitamins and minerals. Yes, eating a variety of vibrant fibrous veggies, fresh organic and preferably grass-fed meats will ensure you are not left with nutritional deficiencies. You can also try some natural supplements like tyrosine. It’s an amino acid that will boost you up. Get it from foods like cottage cheese, eggs and even smoked salmon.
Try and get 6 to 8 hours of sleep
Get a great sleep. Sleep in a cool dark room and try to wake up at the same time daily so your body can get into a rhythm. Shut down the television, laptops and any other electronics and develop a pre-bedtime ceremony to help you wind down at night like light reading or a candlelit bubble bath.
Stretch and breathe. Stretching gives your body a much needed break while increasing your circulation. Get the blood flowing and take slow deep breaths to relax and revive.
Now that you know the secrets to natural energy, you won’t have to find yourself in that afternoon slump, or dragging through your day. Instead, you’ll have the sustained strength and vitality you need to accomplish everything on your daily list and more.
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Why testosterone is important for men
Basically without testosterone we’re not going to get where we want to be. But the good news is you can do something about it. In fact there are LOTS of things you can do. So let’s get to one of the main reasons for the overall decline of testosterone in men.
Through the years, regardless of age, is that our environment has become overly estrogenic in many different ways.
This contributes to estrogen dominance.
The extra bad part about that is that this sets up a vicious cycle. When estrogen is elevated, testosterone goes lower.
Sir Charles Dodds was the first to described xeno-estrogens in a paper from 1938 titled ‘The Estrogenic Activity of Certain Synthetic Compounds.’ Xeno means alien, meaning they’re alien to nature and our bodies, but the truth is the human race is largely responsible.
Yet it’s only fairly recently that most of us have heard of these things. Sadly, in the 76+ years since they were first identified the problem has gotten far worse and much more pervasive.
It’s important to note that there is currently no blood or saliva test for these estrogen mimics in our body. When estrogen levels are tested in men it’s typically just a single form called Estradiol, and while that’s helpful it’s important to note that even scientific testing doesn’t necessarily give you the whole picture.
Xeno-estrogens are unavoidable in modern day living, unless you live in a faraway cave, remote from any civilization. And the truth is they’re probably in those remote locations because we’ve spread them around so much and they don‘t disappear easily.
Xeno-estrogens are man-made and include pesticides, chemicals, plastics and more. Heavy metals are often put into this class as well.
Common sources include:
Bovine Growth Hormone
Chemicals in sunscreens
BPA, Phthalates and other chemicals found in most plastic
Food coloring like Red 3 aka Erythrosine
Parabens found in cosmetics and shampoos
Pesticides like vinclozolin
Insecticides like DDT, DDE, indane (banned in Europe but still in use in the USA), methoxychlor, etc.
Fungacides like propiconazole (which happens to be so strong scientists have investigated it as male contraceptive)
Fish (farmed fish is even higher in heavy metals than wild caught)
Most tap water:
That’s stuff that most people are getting access to several times a day. Thus the first step, in boosting testosterone, is to limit the amount of estrogen mimics we get. In this day and age it is hard to completely eliminate them.
But you can certainly limit your exposure. Some of the simplest and biggest steps include:
1. Avoid conventional and heavily processed food and eat organic instead.
2. Drink clean water.
3. Switch out synthetic skin care products for all natural. The best rule to follow is if you wouldn’t eat it, it shouldn’t go on your skin. Note that a lot of
organic skin care products still aren’t the best ever.
4. Avoid plastic as much as possible. Don’t use them to eat with or drink from plastic bottles.
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