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How to start on your health journey...

There are many reasons why you might wish to change your diet for the better. It could be that you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather for a while, recovering from an illness, want to feel more energised or you’ve simply decided to give your body the lift it needs.

It can be very hard (and exciting) to find yourself in this situation. You want to be healthier but where do you start? We, at Evolution Organics, truly care about your health. We do not sell you products for the sake of it (we don't want them to end up forgotten at the back of your cupboards). We would rather you got a few key items that we feel will help your overall health.

But remember, supplements are exactly that: a supplement to a healthy diet that consist of organic, natural, unprocessed FOOD.

There are 3 key products we recommend when you start: a probiotic, an oil & a “green” food.

PROBIOTICS
Probiotics can help restore and then maintain the beneficial microflora balance in your gut. You need a healthy gut to digest food properly and assimilate all its nutrients. You especially need probiotics when we’ve taken antibiotics, have digestive upsets, or are stressed. We always recommend a 3 month course of probiotics to start then it’s up to you if you wish to continue taking it. I tend to take it for a month after I’ve been on holiday or feel like my body needs a boost.

The food we consume on a  day to day basis often contain probitiocs such as organic Greek yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso soup, sourdough bread and raw cheese.

See links below for information on some of our probiotics: Dr Mercola’s Probiotics, PuraDyme LiyfBiotic, & Bio Kult Multi Strain Probiotics (my favorite).

HEALTHY OIL
Omega 3 fats are essential for optimal health and unfortunately the body does not produce them so they need to be consumed from the food we eat. Omega 3 is available in a plant base form (from freshly ground chia and flax seed for example) but it is also a good idea to get them from an animal source to get a full selection and in turn the optimal benefits.

However we know many of you stay clear of animal sources, which is why Vegetology's Opti3 Omega 3 EPA & DHA is a wonderful choice for an Omega 3 supplement, as the source of Omega fats come from Microalgae - which is after all where the marine animals get their omega 3 through the food chain!

A healthy oil will benefit your skin, hair and nails and will have a positive effect on your immune & digestive health. A diet high in Omega 3 will also neutralize health-damaging free radicals. Excessive free radicals contribute to a lot of health issues including dementia, arthritis, ageing and degenerative degenerative diseases.

See link below for information on some of our healthy oil: Clean Marine Krill Oil and Green Pasture (my favourite - I take the Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil and Cod Liver Oil Blend).

“GREEN” FOOD
The importance of adding green foods to your diet is primordial. Green foods such as chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass and barley grass are high in anti-oxidant and gently detox your body from the daily pollutants & heavy metals we ingest daily. Greens are also high in vitamins & minerals.
The greens foods mentioned above are also alkaline forming. Alkaline foods will improve digestion, skin tone, memory and concentration, increase your energy levels and, in time, reduce cravings for sugar, alcohol, coffee and other stimulants.

To incorporate greens to your diet why not add a green powder in your daily smoothie or mix with water and apple juice or take a shot of wheatgrass juice in the morning.

See links below for greens "food": Living Fuel Super Greens, Synergy Supergreens in powder or capsule form, Live Wheatgrass (my favourite) and Vital Greens Powder (tasty with a splash of organic apple or pear juice).

Once you have taken these, you can tune up now and again depending on how you feel, seasonss, illness, etc. For example, we get less sun in the winter so you can take a vitamin D during that time of the year. If I feel a bit under the weather I take Altrient Vitamin C and so on. Enjoy it! It's a great journey to be on...

2 thoughts on “How to start on your health journey...”

  • Henry Maitland

    Hi Caz
    Thank you very much for your comment. It always inspires us when I hear that some one has connected with the story of our company and is enjoying the information we publish. I with you all the best.
    in health and happiness Henry

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  • Marie-Eve Maitland
    Marie-Eve Maitland April 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Hello Caz - glad you that you love our site and the recipes :) Thank you for the kind comment and have a lovely day, Marie-Eve

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More About The Author - Marie-Eve Maitland

Marie-Eve Maitland Marie-Eve (pronounced the French way and, yes, you guessed it, Henry's wife) is our kitchen and food-wiz and is behind our healthy recipes and also manages our twitter account (get in touch!).  Having graduated in dietetics in Canada, Marie-Eve is passionate about eating, discovering new foods and leading a healthy lifestyle to make sure she in tip-top shape to look after her little girl, Elodie.Marie-Eve loves cooking (of course), weight training, yoga, walking, matcha green tea and chocolate (amongst other things).

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