How exciting! I have just completed and passed the Mark Sisson Primal Blueprint Certification course. This course consist of 13 modules covering very important topics to assist people in becoming the best version of themselves. This course has improved my knowledge immensely and has added to the ever expanding wealth of information that I have gained over the last nine years of living primal and twenty years in health and wellness. I am super excited to be sharing my knowledge with you; to help make a difference in your life, to help you break free of years and years of yo-yo dieting, feeling unwell and unhappy, and to start turning your life around and enjoying food and life again!
The Mark Sisson program is a step by step course to reprogram your genes to be stronger, leaner, fitter, have increased energy levels and a stronger and positive mindset. The program covers nutrition, sleep, relaxation, fitness and provides information in depth on what is required to make the change from being a sugar burner dependant on carbohydrates for energy to being a fat burner with the right tools to avoid many of the degenerative diseases plaguing modern society.
The course covered topics such as our homosapien history, how 80% of your body composition is 80% nutrition; how insulin is the basic premise, how the type of lifestyle that you lead can either have a negative affect on your longevity or positive affect. In detail the course also covered how you can reduce disease risk, promote positive genetic expression; burn fat rather than carbohydrates and how to eliminate chronic exercise and slow down in life.
The Primal Blueprint course covered in great detail the negative effects of carboydrate dependancy, glucose requirements, fats, ketones and ketosis and how being keto adapted is extremely beneficial for the human body. It also covered the importance of enhancing the function of mitochondria to imporove fat metabolism and the recommended macronutrient intake level based on bio-individuality for optimal health. I have a greater understanding of how eating primally enables one to become less reliant upon external fuel sources for energy, which is also known as calorie efficiancy.
Plus in detail, indepth information on insulin and the important role it has on your health; insulin and hormone health, insulin resistance, insulin and fat loss, insulin sensitivity, hormone optimization and understanding hormone dysfunction. Then I learnt more on the impact alcohol can have on fat metabolism, intermittent fasting, fasting and exercise and how and when to know if fasting can improve your overall health and wellbeing
Next I learnt more about the role exercise plays on our overall health, and how participating in chronic exercise can be ineffective for weight loss. The role sleep, vitamin D, the food we choose to consume, chemicals, pesticides, ecological, ethical and sustainability all of a major impact on our health.
Each module ended with an online examination with a pass of 75% or more to move onto the next module.
I don’t like seeing anyone overweight, unhappy and confused about nutrition and lifestyle. It actually breaks my heart that people are still asking the question of “what foods should we eat”. It also saddens me to see many people thinking that health and wellness is about being ‘skinny’, losing weight and spending hours exercising to gain ‘that perfect image’
This is why I did this course. I have educated myself even more so on how I can help stop the confusion in this crazy world of dieting.