Male Age Group Teenage Year
These are important years on the road to becoming an independent adult, when lifelong patterns of behaviour, attitudes and physical and emotional health are being laid down.
Remaining in good health is not just about experiencing an absence of bad health, but rather about laying the foundations for positive nutrition both now and in the future. The teenage years are a time when people are becoming more independent in their diets and have distinctive nutritional needs.
The nutritional choices made during these crucial years can have a huge impact on a person’s health and wellbeing for many years to come.
This supplement is made using one of each of the following:
- EFA Complex
- Multi-Vitamins and Minerals
- Zinc and Copper
Teenagers often face pressure from their peers in regards to their weight and skin condition, both of which are related to the foods they eat and the nutrition their body is receiving. As we come out of childhood and mature into teenagers, we have greater control over our diet and weight, and it is important to be educated about issues that can lead to even mild obesity.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and we need to take good care of it. As part of this, good diet is crucial, as many common skin problems are influenced by diet. According to surveys, more than 80% of teenagers experience some form of acne between the ages of 12 and 18, with young men being particularly affected. It is interesting to note that acne is much more commonly seen in those who eat the traditional Western diet, rather than those who consume more natural whole foods.
There has been a lot of research and reporting around the health issues which can be associated with heavy consumption of fast foods. These types of foods can be appealing, but they do not generally make a positive contribution to our health. We recommend that fast foods are considered in the same way as a bank account; it is okay to indulge ourselves from time to time, but only when our immune system is in credit.
Skin eruptions may be caused by some of the additives and fats which are included in fast foods. Consuming high levels of milk drinks is associated with bad skin condition and even types of dermatitis, such as eczema.
Most commercially-manufactured shampoos and other preparations designed for hair are formulated with chemicals that can not only have a detrimental impact on hair growth, but also contribute to skin allergies. They are also known to have possible harmful effects on the eyes. Ninety per cent of commercial shampoos contain these potentially harmful chemicals, including sodium lauryl sulphate and propylene glycol. This is associated with dermatitis and certain skin allergies, as well as dry skin.
Besides hair products and toiletries, many toothpastes and mouthwashes are also produced using chemicals that can contribute to allergies and poor skin condition.
Before You Begin
We strongly suggest that you take our Detox Formula. This unique formulation will cleanse your body and help to improve your gut’s ability to use and absorb the nutrients contained in this supplement. Besides this, it will also help to raise levels of healthy flora inside the intestinal tract and improve overall positive health and wellbeing. In today’s environment we are frequently exposed to harmful toxins from many areas, making it more important than ever to take care of our digestive systems. We recommend that you pre-empt any new nutritional program with a twice-yearly cleanse so your body is in optimal condition for it.
Table of Helpful Nutritional Supplements
We offer this data simply as an introduction to the world of nutritional supplements, foods and other substances which have been found to be beneficial for young males up to the age of 18. We do not suggest that this information replaces professional medical advice or treatments, and you should seek advice from a practitioner with the appropriate qualifications.
Suggestions for Supplements
|Formula||Daily Intake||Initial Period||Ongoing Intake||Ongoing|
|First choice supplements|
|Vitamins||Multivitamin – mineral||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Magnesium||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
|Beneficial fats||Essential Fatty Acid Complex||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Zinc and Copper||1 twice daily||1 week||1 daily||1 daily|
|Detox program recommended first|
Foods which are helpful for wellbeing
- Cereal grains - whole brown rice, barley, rye, oats and oatmeal
- Vegetables - cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, cucumber, miso, soya bean tofu, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, beetroot, turnip, broccoli
- Fruits - freshly squeezed lemon juice which has been added to water, apples, dried figs and apricots, avocado, bananas, raisins, dates, olives
- Legumes lentils, green peas, dried peas, chickpeas, soybeans, haricot beans, butter beans, black beans
- Herbs, Spices and Teas ginger, parsley, basil, green tea, turmeric, sarsaparilla, camomile, peppermint
- Nuts and Seeds - sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds; almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, pine nuts -
- Fungi - Reishi mushrooms
- Fish anchovies, - oily fish (but not mackerel), prawns, tuna, haddock
- Dairy - three or four small helpings of organic live yoghurt each week
- Meat - lamb, chicken (organic)
Foods which can harm wellbeing
- Cereal grains - refined cereals and flour products -
- Vegetables - high amounts of garlic
- Fruits - orange, grapefruit and their juices
- Legumes - soya milk
- Nuts & Seeds high amounts of peanuts and Brazil nuts
- Fish - mackerel
- Poultry hen’s eggs and battery chicken
- Meats - pork and products containing pork, high amounts of red meat, salami
- Dairy - cow’s milk, high amounts of dairy and non-organic cheese
- Fats - refined cooking oils, hydrogenated fats, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids
- Food Additives - tartrazine, artificial sweeteners, sulphates (preservative)
- Beverages - high amounts of alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, artificially sweetened drinks
- Foods to avoid - chocolate, pickled foods, low fat foods, white sugar (sucrose), refined carbohydrates, processed foods high in additives, artificial sweeteners
- Cooking methods - fried and barbequed foods
- Suitable weight management is understood to be one of the most important things we can do to maintain health.
- It is also a well known fact that smoking is not conducive to good health.
- Feelings and emotions are less often discussed, but just as important to health and wellbeing. When we feel emotionally down and lack self esteem, we tend to drift towards unhealthy habits and poor dietary choices. Cultivating a positive mindset can help to improve health and wellbeing.
- Base your diet on organic wholefoods, fruits, vegetables and grains, with lower amounts of red meat and dairy. For optimal health, around 20% of daily food intake should be raw foods like fruit and salads.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fresh water. The body can lose up to 3 litres as you exercise and muscles are composed of 70% to 75% water, highlighting the importance of hydration. Drinking plenty of water is also known to reduce fatigue and help your weight loss efforts. Still mineral water in a glass bottle is the best choice, but you can use a tap filter to raise the quality of your tap water.
- As we get older, it is beneficial to reduce your intake of dairy products and refined sugars, and to make red meat an occasional food. In general, lamb and organically-reared chicken are the healthiest meat choices.
- When it comes to fish, coastal fish like mackerel should be reduced in the diet, as they are likely to contain higher levels of undesirable toxic pollutants. It is better to choose white fish.
- If you eat a lot of foods which have been prepared using aluminium cookware, be aware that those foods can reduce water’s ability to be effectively used by the body.
- It is essential to pay attention to the balance between acid and alkali-forming foods in our diet. The optimum balance is to consume around 80% alkali-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods.
- It can be beneficial to eat the foods on your plate in a specific order. First, eat the fresh “live” foods like salad to prepare your digestive system. Next eat cooked vegetables, followed by proteins. Starchy foods should be eaten last. By eating everything in this order, you are ensuring that the food is introduced into the digestive system in order of the time it takes to digest them.
- Make sure to chew your food thoroughly, as this helps the body to gain greater nutritional benefit, which is especially important as we get older.
- Avoid drinking high levels of coffee and other beverages containing caffeine, fizzy or still drinks which have been artificially sweetened, and drinks containing sugars ending in “ose”. These include glucose, sucrose, and fructose.
- It is advisable to moderate your alcohol intake as it can worsen negative symptoms. High quality organic wines can be conducive to good health, white spirits, lagers and beers are not. We suggest no more than one glass per day of organic wine. After undergoing dietary reform, you should completely avoid drinking spirits for at least four months. Beer and lager should be kept to an absolute minimum to maintain good health into the future.
- As much as possible, take your exercise outdoors in an environment with clean air. Long periods of exercise in air conditioned, artificially-lit rooms should be undertaken for no more than an hour at a time. It has been found that isotonic exercise can help to strengthen weak muscles.
- Sunlight can offer health benefits for the entire body. Prolonged exposure to artificial light can cause fatigue, and exposure to sunlight can alleviate this. Wearing sunglasses too often can result in reduced energy levels, as they block some of the beneficial rays that help to boost energy levels. Men should try to avoid wearing pink tinted sunglasses.
- It is better to purchase cosmetics which are not made using high levels of artificial chemicals. As the saying goes, if a substance is not safe to eat, it may not be beneficial to put on your skin either. On the same note, try to avoid toiletries, soaps and shampoos with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
- Antiperspirants are designed to prevent unpleasant body odour, but they often contain aluminium, which will then be absorbed into the body through the skin. This is known to result in undesirable effects.
Additional Support To Help You Towards Good Health
- A general review of health by a medical homeopath is a good idea, and can help you to take the next step towards good health.
- In general, try to find hair products and toiletries that are not filled with potentially harmful chemicals.
- Although it is not widely talked about, adequate hydration can help to keep weight at a healthy level, so be sure to drink lots of water. -
- The Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula can help to raise levels of selenium and magnesium, minerals which help the body to remove some harmful waste materials that are known to lead to problematic skin and poor mental functioning.
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