He has worked in a supportive environment all his working life. As a contract work study engineer, management consultant, entrepreneur, sports coach, instructor and mentor for children, young people and adults. For the past ten years he has also focused on digital marketing, health, nutrition and exercise. Marcus has developed his own range of superfoods and his own holistic approach called Vibrational Frequency Programming.
He only writes about what he has experienced, however, he cross references it with perspective from others around the world to try and remain balanced. He has no desire to influence, only to provide insight.
Sleep, recovery and mental focus are crucial for your health and fitness:
Sleep, recovery and mental focus stimulate your body, mind and spirit.
Sleep, recovery and mental focus are the focus of this article and are also one of the fundamentals of The LiCrON Programme.
Sleep is vital for us all.
There are three substances that are key to understanding how nutrition can affect the brain chemistry that promotes good sleep:
• Serotonin, and
The body uses the amino acid tryptophan to produce serotonin and melatonin, both hormones that are essential for sleep.
If you have trouble staying asleep, or wake frequently throughout the night, you’re likely low in these two hormones. The good news is that the ‘SPIRULINA’ and ‘CHLORELLA’ (within SF1 from Superfoods4u – and available via The LiCrON Programme) have high levels of tryptophan, which will not only help you sleep, but relax you overall.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is associated with mood regulation, gut motility, sleep, appetite, and pain modulation.
A person who is deficient in the neurotransmitter serotonin may experience depression, inner rage or paranoia, feel easily overwhelmed, lose joy in hobbies or favourite foods, and be unable to fall into a deep and restful sleep.
Serotonin deficiency can seriously impair the pleasure one experiences in life. Serotonin deficiency is also at the root of other chronic degenerative diseases and can even affect your child if you are pregnant.
Other important nutritional co-factors that are essential for serotonin production are vitamin B3 (niacinamide), vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), folic acid, magnesium, and iron.
Spirulina and chlorella have incredibly high levels of tryptophan, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, folic acid and iron, so they are super foods in terms of nutrition and sleep.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm and promotes restful sleep. It is produced from serotonin in the evening to help us sleep.
Bad digestion and toxins prevent us from sleeping!
The importance of sleep has recently been highlighted by Professor Matthew Walker in his book – “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams”. He also provides a podcast and a you tube summary of his research that shows the importance of sleep in our lives – it is illuminating to say the least – summary version below:
How to fix the exhausted brain – this is a great video:
The core ingredients of SF1 help with digestion and with the removal of toxins from the body and as such are one of the best natural remedies for overcoming sleep problems.RISE LIKE A KING:After a night in bed, regardless of whether you had a good sleep or not, your body will have fasted for at least 8 hours – probably, nearer 12 hours. SF1 from Superfoods4U IS THE MOST PERFECT FOOD TO BE TAKEN FIRST THING IN THE MORNING on an empty stomach because it will further promote the removal of toxins from the body.SF1 provides more minerals and vitamins than any other whole food source in the world and will make you feel like a King – ready to take on the world.
Recovery, Mental Focus – Paleo Hormesis:
Paleo Hormesis is a term used by Marcus Pearson to describe The Principles of The LiCrON Programme, – the principles are underpinned by a belief in:
‘paleo hormesis’, ‘autophagy’ and ‘antifragility’.
Sorry about that wording – lol; It means – if you want to evolve to be the best you can be (if you want this for your own children and descendants) then you have to push yourself mentally and physically to the point of stress. This stress will in it’s purest form ‘kill off’ your weakness and promote your strength – in regard to whatever you put under stress. Sleep and recovery are an important aspect of this process, but so is mental energy and focus, especially as your thoughts and subsequent actions determine how we feel about what we do.