Superstar athletes in their 60′s? It’s possible!


by Optimum Nutrition Admin
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Can Dwayne Wade remain healthy & competive into his 60's?Why is it that professional and Olympic athletes begin slowing down and become injury prone as early as their mid 20′s? Are our bodies so frail that they cannot withstand the pressure of a competitive sport for more than a decade, on average? Absolutely not! The problem for athlete’s (and all of us) is that very few people, particularly so-called healthcare experts and trainers, understand health, nutrition and what is necessary to remain youthful. Most of us, including millionaire athletes, are severely malnourished and on the fast-track to physical collapse. Their trainers, doctors, nutritionists and other handlers believe they know how to maximize the athlete’s abilities when, in reality, they are destroying them physically at a greater pace than if they received no “expert advice.” When the body is not given the tools it needs to maintain optimal health, it begins to degenerate which manifests as symptoms traditionally misidentified as the “aging process” (e.g. increased body fat, decreased muscle mass and strength, decreased energy levels, decreased flexibility, joint pain, recurring injuries, decreased reaction time, hair lose, wrinkles, etc.). Aging does not have to be an inevitable deterioration of our bodies and the loss of youthful appearance, energy and strength.

Eat To Live, Not Live To Eat

What most people do not realize is that any food that has been heated or cooked has lost much of its nutritional value and has been rendered indigestible. Over time, daily consumption of cooked food will compromise the digestive system to the extent that the body becomes incapable of producing its own digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. This typically occurs in one’s 30′s or 40′s, for some much earlier, which is when most begin experiencing “the signs of aging” such as weight gain, hair loss, wrinkles, diminishing energy levels, joint pain and the like. However, this is not the body aging, it is simply succumbing to the burden of the continual intake of indigestible toxic food that is nutritionally deficient. Fortunately, the effects of this unhealthful lifestyle can be reversed and the earlier one institutes the necessary changes, the faster, easier and less expensive the process will be.

One of the most important components to attaining ideal health, longevity and youthfulness is to eat food raw. Our bodies were not engineered to ingest cooked food, let alone all the processed junk we eat. If cooked/processed food continues to be the majority of a person’s diet, health problems will persist despite all efforts to avoid or correct them. We should only be consuming food that God created and in the form He created it. Raw food should be the primary source of life-giving nutrition. All fruits, vegetables and herbs should be the original, God created species and not a hybrid or genetically modified organism. All plants should be grown in nutrient-rich soil that is toxin free. Unfortunately, very little of the fruits, vegetables and herbs available to us today are in the form that God created. Due to pesticides, fertilizers, fumigation, GMO toxins and countless other contaminants, all raw produce, including organic, needs to be remediated. Even then, our bodies will require supplementation because there is no way of adding the missing nutrients due to mineral deficient soil, hybridization and incomplete growing cycles.

Having established that the available food supply, even in its natural raw state, is already nutritionally weak and toxin laden; we further denature the nutrients by processing and/or cooking it. Heating any food above 109º F, plant or animal, destroys the live enzymes necessary for the food to be properly digested. Additionally, cooked and processed food, which is devoid of enzymes, requires an inordinate amount of hydrochloric acid to break down the fats and proteins. Over time, the body’s ability to produce hydrochloric acid (HCL) and digestive enzymes is exceeded by the demands placed on it. Without enzymes and sufficient HCL levels, even the best food cannot be properly digested nor can the body absorb the nutrients, particularly protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and B-12. HCL is also one of our body’s first lines of defense against microbes and parasites. Therefore, low HCL increases our exposure to these disease causing infections.

Beneficial Supplements Are Difficult To Find

Because our food supply is so nutritionally deficient, proper supplementation is absolutely essential; not only for athletes but all of us. The key is, however, is not only knowing what the body needs but, more importantly, how to identify the best sources of these nutritional requirements. Athletes are often given dangerously toxic synthetic supplements or pharmaceuticals which also hasten the destruction of their bodies. While some of these products may “trick” the body into attaining some modest gains in speed, strength or endurance, their affects are very short lived and, over time, will contribute to the athlete’s unnecessarily truncated career.

It is important to realize that the vast majority of supplements being sold are not only worthless, they are actually detrimental to one’s health. Many are synthetic coal tar derivatives that include an array of toxic fillers, binders and excipients. In fact, many of the most harmful ingredients are not even listed on the labels. Flowing agents such as talcum powder, a suspected carcinogen (cancer-causing agent), are used routinely by most manufacturers as well as polyvinylpyrrolidone, magnesium stearate (a proven immuno-suppressant), stearic acid, waxes and many other known or suspected carcinogens. Studies by the University of Texas Health Science Center and the East Carolina University School of Medicine reveal that these toxic additives cause a rapid collapse of T-cell membrane function and cell death; thereby suppressing the immune system. (Immunology, 1990, Jul.) More than 95% of the vitamin and mineral products consumed today contain stearates. Stearates are used as binders in tablets and in the processing of gelatin capsules. People often take hundreds of capsules and tablets every month believing that they are getting vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients but, in reality, they are ingesting powerful immune suppressing toxins.

Amazingly, synthetic ingredients in nutritional products are only part of the problem. Natural ingredients that are poorly grown, spoiled, irradiated, fumigated or contaminated with pesticide/insecticide residues also contribute to the ineffectiveness and toxicity of most brands. Research shows over 60% of the herbs currently used in nutritional products in the U.S. have been either fumigated, irradiated or contain significant pesticide/insecticide residues – including organic herbs. Most supplement manufacturers do not test the raw materials used to make their products. They usually accept the Certificate of Analysis from their suppliers. Unfortunately, the Certificate of Analysis is of little value since the certifying agency only tests for harmful bacteria and mold and rarely tests for toxic contaminants.

How a plant is grown is also of critical importance. An herb’s nutrient content, as well as phytochemical properties, can vary drastically depending on its growing and harvesting methods. Most herbs grown in the U.S. are too weak, too toxic or both to provide the nutritional benefits routinely cited in scientific literature. A plant can vary in its mineral content by more than 900% depending on how it is grown. Similarly, its phytochemical nutrients can range from very potent, with unparalleled healing properties, to virtually inactive. If an herb is poorly grown, even a concentrate, tincture or extract will yield minimal benefits. Research reveals that a person has less than 5% chance of selecting a nutritional product in the market place that is both nontoxic and effective. This was confirmed in a landmark study reported in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (winter, 1999).

Basic, Essential Supplementation

The supplements that will be recommended below have been chosen based on muscle testing results (see The Greatest Single Discovery In History). Test statements were formulated to measure quality, purity, efficacy, cost, calibration on the Scale of Energetics. In general, the most expensive products are rarely the best when it comes to supplements. Quantum Nutrition Labs (QNL) will be repeatedly recommended because they are the best in the world at what they do, which is general nutrition. QNL manufactures the purest live-source, whole food supplements available which are excipient free. Their products are the only ones that test positive on all four polarities making them the energetically strongest in the world. Quantum Nutrition Labs is the only company in the world that produces an entire product line that consistently calibrating above 900 on the Scale of Energetics.

Our bodies are capable of limping along on the meager nutrition found in our woefully lacking Standard American Diet (SAD). Even if a person has adopted the only healthful diet, which is an all raw diet, very little of the food available to us today is nutritionally sufficient to prevent malnutrition. Due to pesticides, fertilizers, fumigation, GMO toxins and countless other contaminants, all raw produce, including organic, needs to be remediated. Even then, our bodies will require supplementation because there is no way of adding the missing nutrients due to mineral deficient soil, hybridization and incomplete growing cycles. The following is a list of natural, whole food supplements that should be viewed as essential to the attainment and maintenance of ideal health, even if all raw, remediated foods are being consumed.

Quantum Coral Calcium (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – The U.S. farming soil is devoid of minerals consequently, so is our food. This product contains all 72 minerals the body needs to survive in their most absorbable form (ionic) and all in the proper proportions. This is the single most important supplement one can take. To ensure that your intestines are capable of absorbing minerals, take one tablespoon of black strap molasses daily for 6 to 8 weeks. To ensure that your kidneys are properly reabsorbing minerals, test the need for Precision Herbs’ Mineral Max. If your are unwilling or unable to muscle test, take one teaspoon three times a day of Mineral Max for eight weeks.

Quantum Greens Mix (2 teaspoons 3 times a day) – This contains most of the vitamins necessary for great health in quantities found in no other single supplement or food. Greens Mix delivers over 70 known antioxidants and literally every biological vitamin and mineral in their food-grade forms. Additionally, it provides superior nutraceutical phytonutrients, some of which have been proven to be many times more protective than the well known vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene.

Quantum D3 Gold (2 – 3 drops in the morning) – This is a rich source of biologically active Omega-3 class fatty acid and the only natural sources of vitamin D3, other than the sun, which is necessary for the uptake of calcium. It promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorus uptake and can reduce urinary calcium excretion.

Quantum Pink Salt (1 teaspoon 3 times a day plus use for seasoning food) – Despite what the medical community would have us believe, raw toxin-free salt is essential for good health and normal blood pressure. Without sufficient amounts of salt the body will die. The chemical substance being sold as salt in every grocery store is not anything the body can use and is actually detrimental, but not for the reasons the traditional medical community believes. The sea salt found in supermarkets is little better. Most people, children in particular, are severely salt deficient which is resulting in a multitude of health issues such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.

Quantum Digest Complex (1 capsule 3 times a day) – This product contains live plant enzymes necessary to break down cooked food. Once any food is heated above 109 degrees F, the enzymes needed for proper digestion have been destroyed. Note: In addition to the one capsule being taken three times per day, two capsules should be taken in the middle of every cooked meal eaten. If an all-raw diet has been adopted, one may forego the use of this supplement.

Quantum HCL (1 capsule 3 times a day) – Hydrochloric acid is necessary to absorb the nutrients from food/supplements eaten. Note: In addition to the one capsule being taken three times per day, two capsules should be taken in the middle of every cooked meal eaten. If an all-raw diet has been adopted and the HCL-producing gland in the stomach has been repaired, one may forego the use of this supplement.

Quantum EFA Oil Blend (3 capsules once a day) – Essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiencies effect approximately 80% of Americans resulting in a myriad of health problems. This product contains oils that provide an ideal ratio of GLA, linoleic acid and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.

Quantum Max Stress B (1/4 teaspoon 3 times a day) – B vitamins support and increase the rate of metabolism, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous system function and promote cell growth and division—including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia. Taking Max Stress B on a daily basis may be too expensive for some people. A less expensive, second best choice would be to take a teaspoon of nutritional yeast three times a day.

Blackstrap Molasses (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – Taking blackstrap molasses necessary to restore and maintain optimum nutrient absorption and assimilation by the small intestine. It is one of the few sources of the “healing sugars.” Blackstrap nutritionally supports the submucosa and digestive cells to promote superior digestion and nutrient absorption. Please note: ordinary molasses will accomplish these tasks. It must be blackstrap molasses which can be found at most health food stores and even some supermarkets. Tree Life and Plantation are two excellent brands.

For those who wish to ascend to an even higher level of health, the following products are highly recommended but are not considered a necessity unless there is an identified deficiency or specific health issue.

TriMedica’s Pure MSM powder (1 teaspoon once a day) – Methylsulfonylmethane is a sulfur compound and the most abundant nutrient in the body. MSM supports healthy connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, cartilage), muscle, skin, hair and nails.

Quantum Toco Gold (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – This combination of stabilized rice bran, stabilized rice protein and FOS is a tremendous source of complex carbohydrates, protein and over 100 different antioxidants.

Quantum Lecithin Powder (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – A non-GMO soy that contains all four phosphatidyl complexes for optimal health including the brain, nervous system, kidneys and circulatory function. Lecithin is high in inositol and an excellent source of protein.

Quantum FiberImmune (1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day) – This dietary fiber improves lower bowel regularity, helps overcome constipation and removes excess cholesterol from the blood. Fiber is also necessary to provide the body a means to eliminate toxins therefore minimizing the burden on the liver.

Important: The above dosages are only suggestions and are provided for those who are unwilling or unable to muscle test. Every person has different nutritional requirements therefore correct therapeutic dosages should be determined by muscle testing.

A key component to the overall effectiveness of any supplement is that the correct therapeutic dosage has been determined and that dosage is followed exactly and consistently. Even the general nutritional supplements must be taken on a consistent basis. Our bodies have daily nutritional requirements. Taking supplements “once in a while” will not translate into optimum health. Supplements should be an integral part of your everyday routine such as brushing your teeth or taking a shower. In fact, it will be helpful to view supplements as your primary source of nutrition and “regular” meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) as the “in between” meal snacks. Besides elevating the body’s level of health, maintaining a consistent supplement program will more than offset their cost through the significant reduction in food intake. Because the body will be receiving all the nutrients it requires, there will no longer be the need to gorge oneself. Additionally, raw fruits and vegetables are much less expensive than processed foods or dining at restaurants.


Comments

  1. snoopone June 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I would love to see Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish still playing for the Celtics – that would be awesome!!!

  2. mm_dennis July 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I was just watching TV the other night and they were talking about how Serena Williams is getting “old” for tennis at only 32. I wish I was 32 again! She should be in the very prime of her life.

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