Your coach may know all about the sport you play, but many coaches have little understanding of the diet and nutrition your body requires to truly excel.
Optimally Organic wants to be your GATEWAY to unlocking your Optimal Athletic Performance! We want to give you the tools your body needs to unleash your peak performance in sports, business and life.
The staff at Optimally Organic has discovered cutting-edge ways to increase human performance. In order for someone to reach their maximum potential, they must understand how their body works, what it needs, and have a winning plan to achieve their desired results. See how Optimally Organic's Superfoods and Fulvic Ionic Minerals can do just that!!!
We have comprised the hottest tips scientifically proven to make you stronger, faster, and much more effective at your sport. The tips may seem simple, because they are, but they are also proven to work.
SEVEN TIPS TO EXCEL AT YOUR FAVORITE SPORT!!!
1) WATER, WATER, WATER
The most important nutrient in your body is clean water! Your body is made of over 70% water, and the water you drink affects every cell in your body. As an athlete or a health-conscious person, the amount of water you drink--and even more importantly the quality of water you drink-- will have the biggest positive or negative impact on performance and health. The quality of your body tissues, their performance, and your resistance to injury, is with out a doubt dependent on the quality and quantity of water you drink.
Dehydrate muscle by only 3% and you will have a loss of contractile strength of about 10% and an 8% loss of speed. Performance and health will literally dry up!
"Drinking water with chemicals in it will cause many different types of health problems including infertility!"
CLEAN WATER IS A SCARE COMMODITY
Most tap water and bottled water is extremely polluted, yet the majority of people and even athletes who are very careful about the food they put in their bodies are careless about their water. They will drink out of drinking fountains at the gym, carbon filtered water at home, and spring water bottled in plastic containers. Ingesting polluted water creates toxicity in the muscles, organs, and brain, destroying athletic performance. No high-performance machine can operate at optimum levels using dirty lubricants!
If you think we are exaggerating, let's look at some figures: The average water quality of tap water in the US is 600 parts per million of contaminants, and some cities are even worse than that. The Environmental Protection Agency reported that about 85% of tap water in America is contaminated. More then 55,000 of the regulated chemical dumps across the country have leaked and are still leaking into our ground water! Even radioactive wastes from the most regulated dumps are leaking into the ground water, and all this contamination is beyond help.
There are more then 60,000 chemical contaminants of water and any given municipal water supply is likely to harbor at least 1,000 of them. The Office of Technology Assessment reported that, out of 954 US cities, almost 30% of them are seriously contaminated. Water authorities do what they can, but the problem is out of control and it is way too expensive to make our tap water healthy enough to drink. The good news is that much of our tap water ends up going down the toilet or drain, or is used to water the lawn and wash the car; many times we don't end up drinking it.
What's in Your Tap Water?
* Liquefied chlorine * Fluorosilicic acid * Aluminum sulphate * Calcium hydroxide * Sodium silicofluoride * Fluorine compounds * Trihalomethanes (THMs)
Salts of: * Arsenic * Radium * Aluminum * Copper * Lead * Mercury * Cadmium * Barium * Hormones * Nitrates * Pesticides
Our tap water is treated only to minimum standards using sedimentation, filtration, chemical conditioning, and disinfection with chlorine and small particles of toxic aluminum called aluminum osmosis. Toxic metals, industrial chemicals, pesticides, toxic chemicals used to treat water, and dead bacteria killed by chlorine and aluminum are still in the water when it comes out of the tap! Chlorine is a carcinogen and has been proven to cause many health problems. Most chicken farmers will even de-chlorinate the water for their chickens so the chickens will be healthier, heavier, and will live through the winter with an increase of feathers. Aluminum kills the brain and nervous system. Furthermore, we are the only industrialized nation to put fluoride in the water. Fluoride does not make your teeth strong and is not natural. Fluoride is a byproduct of nuclear waste/fertilizer production and is extremely poisonous. Some people believe that fluoride is put in our water and toothpaste to make us more complacent due to its effects on the brain. Tap water may not make you sick or kill you right away, but over time it will negatively affect your body, and if you are an athlete, it will destroy your performance dramatically!
BOTTLED WATER IS TOO OFTEN WORSE THAN TAP WATER!
Bottled water or "Mineral Water" is tap water that is put through minimum filtration to make it taste better. "Spring Water" may be from a spring but most springs are seriously polluted! The bottled water industry is not regulated by the FDA, which means that it is a totally self-regulated industry! Tap water has more standards and regulations then bottled water does. Remember the Perrier disaster, when they had to recall 72 million bottles of water because traces of Benzene got into the water? Many companies use Benzene in addition to other solvent hydrocarbons to clean their bottling equipment on a daily basis. The FDA does not require water companies to test for Benzene, solvents, feces, heavy metals, or bacteria. This does not even take into account the cacogenic dioxins that are released into water when it is bottled in plastic.
``If you are relying on bottled water or filtered water, spring water can have fluoride in it and filters do not completely remove aluminum and fluoride.''
Other less effective methods to remove fluoride include activated alumina and ion exchange (Fluoride, Aluminum, Lead, & Arsenic filter). According to one online water filtration company, activated alumina will only remove 70-90 per cent of aluminum and fluoride. Once a filter becomes overloaded, it dumps fluoride back into the water!!! You will also need to change the cartridge every three months, but to replace it costs up to $150 per filter. The problem is you cannot tell by tasting the water when the filter dumps the fluoride and aluminum back in at dangerous levels.
HOW TO GET CLEAN WATER
Through our research we have found that "Water Ionizers" are all hype, snake oil on tap!
Beware of claims that you can change your blood pH with Ionizer Water! (Article published by a University of Missouri extension health specialist.)
We were fooled at one time by Ionized Water, so we hope you will not be fooled! Companies will tell you they have pre-filters that will remove contaminates like fluoride and aluminum, but it is just not true. These molecules are just to small to filter out, they must be distilled out.
"Here, in a nutshell, are a few basic facts that I believe anyone with a solid background in chemistry or physiology would concur with:
- "Ionized water" is nothing more than sales fiction; the term is meaningless to chemists.
- Pure water (that is, water containing no dissolved ions) is too unconductive to undergo significant electrolysis by "water ionizer" devices.
- Pure water can never be alkaline or acidic, nor can it be made so by electrolysis. Alkaline water must contain metallic ions of some kind — most commonly, sodium, calcium or magnesium.
- The idea that one must consume alkaline water to neutralize the effects of acidic foods is ridiculous; we get rid of excess acid by exhaling carbon dioxide.
- If you do drink alkaline water, its alkalinity is quickly removed by the highly acidic gastric fluid in the stomach.
- Uptake of water occurs mainly in the intestine, not in the stomach. But when stomach contents enter the intestine, they are neutralized and made alkaline by the pancreatic secretions — so all the water you drink eventually becomes alkaline anyway.
- The claims about the health benefits of drinking alkaline water are not supported by credible scientific evidence.
- There is nothing wrong with drinking slightly acidic waters such as rainwater. "Body pH" is a meaningless concept; different parts of the body (and even of individual cells) can have widely different pH values. The pH of drinking water has zero effect on that of the blood or of the body's cells.
- If you really want to de-acidify your stomach (at the possible cost of interfering with protein digestion), why spend hundreds of dollars for an electrolysis device when you can take calcium or Noni?
- Electrolysis devices are generally worthless for treating water for health enhancement, removal of common impurities, disinfection, and scale control. Claims that "ionized" waters are antioxidants are untrue; hypochlorites (present in most such waters) are in fact oxidizing agents."
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Distilled water is the only truly clean water!!!
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Distilled water is the cleanest available, unless you have access to a protected aquifer. The only problem with distilled water is that it has absolutely no mineral content. So, if you choose to go this route, make sure to supplement with your Fulvic Ionic Minerals every day.
Water purified by reverse osmosis is inexpensive and fairly easy to attain. Most grocery stores have a reverse osmosis water dispenser in or outside of their store for about 25 cents a gallon. Make sure not to use a plastic or polycarbonate container to store your water in. Glass, ceramic, or stainless steel is best!
Buying bottled distilled water is also OK, though it is bottled in plastic and can be a little expensive per gallon.
2) SUPERFOODS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE
Whatever sport you choose to do, you want to be the best you can be at it! These supplements are a tried and true way to gain a bigger edge at your sport than your competition!
SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
FULVIC IONIC MINERALS: Supply the body with every trace mineral, enabling the body to utilize and absorb vitamins and nutrients. Every essential amino acid is also present which lubricate the joints and burn body fat. Fulvic also transports nutrients into the cells more effectively and chelate/detoxify toxins and heavy metals that damper performance out of the cells.
SIBERIAN GINSENG: (Eleuthero Root): A powerful adaptogenic herb known to increase athletic performance by aiding the body in coping with physical stress, rejuvenating and strengthening the body, and shortening recovery time after workouts. It is a favorite of Russian olympic athletes!
JAPANESE RED PINE NEEDLE OIL: Because of its unique genetic makeup, Japanese Red Pine Oil provides high amounts of chlorophyll that give the body sustained energy. Also, when parasites are removed from the body, performance will increase.
FULL SPECTRUM DAILY - BLEND OF 6 SUPERFOODS: Nutrient Dense Blend of Whole Fruit Acai Berry, Acerola Cherry, Maqui Berry, Cupuacu, Noni, and Shelled Hempseeds! An incredible nutrient profile that includes an abundance of living enzymes and probiotics, broad spectrum antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega fatty acids 3,6 & 9 & GLA, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, theograndins, vitamins A, D, D3, E, K, B6, B12, complete vitamin C complex, 140 nutraceuticals, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium, 19 amino acids, polysaccharides, fiber and protein. Feeds and nourishes every cell in your body while providing the protein and energy you need to train hard!
CHAGA MUSHROOM: Fills the muscles with extra vitamin B for increased stamina, strength, and endurance. With an ORAC value of nearly 60,000 the muscles will recover fast!
WHEATGRASS JUICE POWDER & BARLEY GRASS JUICE POWDER: Popeye had it right but we know of something even better- barley grass contains 5 times the iron and nutrients of spinach!! Wheatgrass and barley grass also dramatically increase blood oxygen levels, which will give you an incredible edge during your training!!
Whatever sport you choose to do, you want to be the best you can be at it! Eating like this is a tried and true way to excel at your sport! Did you know that most endurance athletes are vegetarian?
EATING LIKE AN ATHLETE IS THE SAME AS EATING FOR HEALTH!!
FRUIT: Ideally farm fresh, but frozen will work when this is not available. Freeze-dried superfood fruits are ideal - they are nutrient-dense and quick and easy to take!
FRUIT JUICE: Fresh juice you have juiced yourself! Do not mix fruits and vegetables, as they require different digestive enzymes, mixing them together causes impaired digestion and inefficient nutrient absorption.
VEGETABLES: All vegetables, and the more color varieties you can find the better!!
BEANS & LENTILS: Eat any beans that have been dried. Red kidney, haricot, butter, black-eyed peas, pinto, red lentils, green lentils and brown lentils are nutrient and fiber rich.
SPROUTED GRAINS & WHOLE GRAINS: A whole grain still has the bran and the germ (brown rice is whole grain and white rice is not). This includes oats, brown rice, barley, rye, spelt, and wheat berries. Sprouted grains are even better and makes delicious breads with complex carbohydrates that won't slow you down like flour will!!!
POTATOES: Yams, purple potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
FRESH FISH: Eat fresh fish 1-2 times a week including cod, mackerel, salmon, trout, and halibut.
TURKEY: Organic if possible, without added hormones, preservatives, or antibiotics. No processed lunchmeat turkey.
EGGS: Organic and free range.
UNSALTED RAW NUTS: Any including Brazil, almond, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, pecans, pine, pistachio, and walnuts, though we recommend avoiding peanuts!
UNSALTED SEEDS: Any including sunflower and pumpkin.
LIVE ORGANIC YOGURT
EXTRA VIRGIN UNREFINED COCONUT OIL
GARLIC, GINGER, FRESH HERBS
HONEY, AGAVE OR MAPLE SUGAR IF YOU MUST SWEETEN
WATER: Drink at least 3 liters a day (Reverse osmosis or distilled water only!).
ADAPTOGENIC TEAS, CHAGA, SIBERIAN GINSENG, OR FRUIT TEAS
FOODS TO AVOID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
Red meat (except grass feed organic beef), and any meat products like sausages, and burgers
Milk, cheese, cream
Butter and margarine
Any food that contains flour or wheat flour including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or bread-crumbed foods, etc.
Crisps and snacks including salted nuts
Sweets, jams and white or processed sugars
Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
Sauces, pickles, shop-bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions
Smoking of anything
Peanuts or peanut butter
Energy Drinks or Gatorade
4) LAWS OF NUTRITION
JUST AS THERE ARE LAWS GOVERNING THE UNIVERSE, THERE ARE LAWS FOR NUTRITION
I. SYNERGY: Nutrients do not function alone. They only function by complex interdependent interactions with each other.
II. COMPLETENESS: The effect of synergy is that even if one essential nutrient is in short supply, none of the other nutrients can function properly.
III. DAILY LIFE DYNAMICS: Lifestyle factors, such as a person's training level, living in a polluted urban environment, or drinking tap water, dramatically affect nutritional needs.
IV. BIOCHEMICAL UNIQUENESS: The nutritional needs of individuals differ considerably. Every person requires an individualized nutrition program.
V. PRECISION: There is a narrow range of intake of each organic nutrient that will produce optimum results.
VI. PHYSIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS: Improved nutrition must wait on the body to renew the bodily systems before effects will show.
NUTRIENTS NEEDED FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
I. VITAMINS (ANTI-OXIDANTS), MINERALS, & CO-FACTORS: Among the easiest to get from a normal diet and supplement program. Good sources include fruits & vegetables, whole grains, nuts & seeds, and legumes. Superfood sources include chaga mushrooms, acai, noni, bee products, blue-green algae, pomegranate, etc.
II. ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS: Very easy to get in a normal diet if you eat animal products. If you are vegan or vegetarian or want a healthier alternative to meat you will want to combine any two of the following four categories to complete an incomplete amino acid chain resulting in a complete protein: green leafy vegetables, nuts & seeds, legumes, and whole grains. Superfood sources include fulvic ionic minerals and spirulina.
III. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS: A little harder to get in a normal diet and should be given to the body in each meal at least 3-4 times a day. Good sources include acai, wild salmon, hemp oil, flax seed oil, primrose oil, walnuts, olive oil, & borage oil.
IV. TRACE MINERALS: The hardest and the most important elements to get in your diet! Without them, your body cannot utilize all the other elements--even if they are present. The only true way to get trace minerals in your diet is to supplement a pure organic noni that is grown out of lava rock, supplement a pure unadulterated ulvic ionic minerals from a pure fresh water source, or grow your own organic food using true organic growing techniques with humates and/or fulvic ionic minerals. Organic standards unfortunately are not high enough to guarantee trace minerals in your organically grown food.
V. ENZYMES: Living enzymes found in raw superfood powders can provide vital enzymes. Now with our food coming from 2,000 miles away on average, enzymes are getting harder and harder to get. These are needed for many functions inside the body, including digestion. The problem is that they do not last or save very long. For example, if you pick an apple off a tree, within hours the enzymes will start to die. Food was meant to be eaten fresh. This is another reason why freeze-drying super foods like acai and noni is so valuable; it preserves the active ingredients like vitamins, omega fatty acids, and enzymes. Products that use chemicals to preserve enzymes, including companies claiming to sell liquid enzymes containing little more than brown sugar, are lacking at best!
PROPER AMOUNT OF SLEEP IS VITAL IF YOU WANT TO TOTALLY RIP AT YOUR SPORT!
It is very important to get 8–10 hours of sleep at night depending on what your body functions best with. Younger people and athletes need more sleep, because the needed more time to rebuild. Also, make sure where you sleep is completely dark and that you are asleep between the hours of 10PM and 3AM. This will insure that your natural rhythm, called the circadian rhythm, is not disturbed.
This is our natural rhythm with the earth and sun. We were not made to sleep during the day except to nap for short periods of time. It has been scientifically proven that if we stay up at night and sleep during the day that we will not function or perform as well.
SLEEP FOR PERFORMANCE & MUSCLE SIZE
To increase natural testosterone levels in the body using sleep, do the following:
1. Sleep for 8–10 hours a night.
2. Weight train twice a day.
3. Eat 5–7 balanced meals a day.
4. Eat and take you supplements before and after training.
5. Stretch after training.
6. Take Fulvic Ionic Minerals to increase nutrient uptake.
7. Sleep for 1/2 an hour to 1 hour after training twice a day after eating and taking supplements.
STRETCHING IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN WEIGHT TRAINING FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE!
Always stretch AFTER you work out or train and not before unless you are doing corrective stretching.
Warm up before getting into your exercises so that you warm the core temperature of the body and prevent injury.
Stretching before training or before an event can increase injury because of tendon and ligament lengthening. Unlike the muscles, tendons and ligaments do not bounce back to their normal length after stretched out. It takes about an hour for you tendons and ligaments to shrink back to their normal length after being stretched.
So always stretch after your workout or training and this will prevent injury and even make you stronger, faster, and more flexible. This will also give your nervous system time to relax.
Strength + Flexibility = Speed!
7) FOCUS, MEDITATION, PRACTICE
WHATEVER SPORT YOU CHOOSE, IT IS YOUR MIND THAT CONTROLS YOU! SPORTS ARE 90% MENTAL & 10% PHYSICAL.
FOCUS, MEDITATION, PRACTICE
The three keys to success!
1. FOCUS You must focus on what you want to do and know what your goals are. Write them down. Do not let outside distractions take your attention away from what you are doing.
2. MEDITATION What ever sport you are playing, stop, take a break, close your eyes, and imagine yourself doing the proper form of the movement in your head perfectly 10 times. This works in every sport for every movement. Professional athletes do it to get better too!
3. PRACTICE Practice all the time. You will only get better at kicking a ball if you kick a ball and you will only get better at doing a bench press if you bench press.
All information contained on this website is based on research and testing to date and is for informational and educational purposes and is not intended to make any unsupported medical claim or the claim that any product is intended to cure or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Any serious health concern should be treated by a qualified medical practitioner. Pregnant or nursing mothers should consult their physician prior to using any nutritional supplement.