The entirety this topic goes beyond the scope of what we want to talk about in terms of this post.
I am going to quote one of my mentors @Eric Falstrault This is a lesson from the samurai Yojokun:
Preserving life is a matter of what we eat so food and drink are the nourishment of life. For this reason, nourishment should be considered a special daily supplement to one’s life that should not be neglected nor abused. The stomach and spleen receives the nutrients that send the pure liquid (pure liquid that supports animal life, that becomes blood) to the organs and viscera, just as the grass and trees grow by the means of the ch’i of the earth. In other words, Taking care of the stomach is of the utmost importance Yojokun (way of nurturing life) and taking care of the body. Ancients always set limits to their food intake in order to not disrupt the balance, and this nourished their health. You always must be aware of what goes into your mouth. The ancients often said ‘’disasters go out through the mouth and disease comes in through it.’’ Food and drink should be used to extinguish hunger and thirst. Once the desire is fulfilled, you should stop eating. Control yourself and set limits.Another great point he made is that you should write down all the things that consistently make you ill, and then avoid them. A consistent malady becomes a chronic illness. Some will make you ill immediately and others over time. Avoid both at all costs."
Read the rest of the post here:http://www.bodhifitonline.com/blog/2011/09/28/5-lessons-i-learned-from-a-samurai/
Here is the point. Every person has varying needs of nutrients in terms of macros, micros, minerals, aminos, neutraceuticals, timing, sensitivities, toxicities, deficiencies etc. These are of the many reasons that Fusion TX uses the best naturopathic group in the northwest, @Grain Integrative Clinic. At the end of the day I'm a strength coach who deals with sports nutrition and performance. I don't want to bastardize my results and the doctors field of focus & practice. We include sound medical practices to heal. I want all the trainees to be 'LIFESTYLE INVESTED.'
From a supplemental perspective, you cannot believe the amount of fat lost and muscle gained from keeping it simple with basic foundational supplements. I will dive deeper into the science of them later, but here they are.
-Vitamin D3 (unless optimal blood scores)
-HCl (if deficient in the stomach)
-Multivitamin (iron freee for men, w/iron for women)
-Omega 3 fishoils
-Magnesium (multiple types of chelates & delivery systems)
-BCAAs for workouts
WRITE THIS DOWN: Respect your body, but more so what you put into it. The body doesn't lie, symptoms are messages, if you have a runny nose, a rash, or achy joints after eating a food, ELIMINATE IT NOW. If you invest in the right supplementation you will get a great return, much more than you think.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!