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Superfoods at The Outfit Store

nutrition-superfoods

What are Superfoods?

Superfoods are …

  1. more nutritious, contain more energy & healing than any other foods!
  2. the greatest foods identified by the greatest civilizations that have existed on earth!
  3. Foods that correct imbalances in our body
  4. Foods that come from the world’s top energetic places:

The Amazon rainforest, the top of the Andes   mountains, the foothills of the Himalayas and the wild   African plains!

Why take Superfoods?

  1. It’s time to take REAL PILL, designed over 1000’s of years by mother nature!
  2. The earth’s plants are FOOD + MEDICINE!
  3. Nature has the answers to vitality & beauty
  4. Superfoods are simple to use, delicious & packed with nutrients!

Which Superfoods should you try from The Outfit Store & Why?

CHIA SEEDS ~ Health Benefits

  • Brain Health – Brain Food!
  • Excellent Colon Cleanser
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar
  • Excellent for Improving Endurance & Fitness
  • 19 Amino Acids – excellent protein source!
  • Potent Antioxidant, Anti Aging J
  • Rich in Omega 3 – great for cardio health
  • Weight Loss & Blood Sugar Stabilizer

CAMU CAMU ~ Health Benefits

  • Natural Antidepressant
  • Highest sources of Vitamin C in the world!
  • Helps kill Viruses & protects against colds & flu
  • Protects the Nervous System & Great for Improving Eyesight
  • Reduces inflammation – eases arthritis pain
  • No 1 Antiviral Herb by Dr Gary Null
  • Calms down the brain – turns off adrenaline
  • Protects cell longevity – you live longer

HEMP SEEDS ~ Health Benefits

  • 20 Amino Acids = protein rich!
  • Immune system supportive
  • Omega 3+6 = near perfect ratio for humans!
  • Helps protect the skin from the inside
  • Regulates hormonal balance & supports menopausal health
  • Aids Liver & Kidney Health
  • Excellent for maintaining digestive health!
  • Contains no THC – cannot make you high

MACA ~ Health Benefits

  • Packed with Vitamins
  • Rich in Minerals & Protein
  • Natural Aphrodisiac
  • Enhanced Fertility & Male Erections
  • Helps with Menopause, Lactation, Menstruation
  • Increases brain function, memory & mental clarity
  • Stress-, Thyroid- & Hormonal Support
  • Excellent for Athletes due to its nutritional profile!
  • Increases Longevity
  • The List goes on……..

MESQUITE ~ Health Benefits

  • Highly effective for balancing blood sugar
  • Safe for diabetics  – requires no insulin to metabolize
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Reduces anxiety& supports brain stress defense

BAOBAB ~ Health Benefits

  • Ideal treatment for Dehydration
  • Supports overall digestive health
  • Contains more Calcium than Cows Milk
  • Strengthens bones and teeth
  • Reduces tiredness and fatigue
  • Reduces cholesterol – so great for heart health!
  • Low in calories = great for weight loss
  • More antioxidants than pomegranates, blueberries and cranberries!
  • Great immune system support food

LUCUMA ~ Health Benefits

  • Gold of the Incas
  • Very nutritious!
  • Low GI sweetener
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Great source of iron- oxygenates the blood!
  • Excellent source of carbs, fiber & vitamins

CACAO ~ Health Benefits

  • Fantastic source of heart-supporting magnesium
  • Richest sources of antioxidants of any food
  • Significant for brain health & stress defense!
  • Blood oxygenating iron & manganese
  • Great source of serotonin, dopamine & PEA = neurotransmitters natural anti-depression!
  • Diminishes appetite –which leads to weight loss!

SPIRULINA ~ Health Benefits

  • Highest Plant based Protein of any natural food
  • Most Nutritious Food worldwide
  • 334% more protein than beef
  • Contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 & B12!
  • 475% more calcium than milk
  • 5756% more iron than spinach
  • Best natural iron supplement!
  • Very high in antioxidants = anti aging & cancer fighting!
  • Protects body against DNA damage
  • Contains essential fatty acids
  • Lowers cholesterol, builds blood cells and reverses anemia!

All of these Superfoods are certified organic and imported from South Africa.  To place your order, contact us at outfitnamibia@gmail.com! Our shop is open by appointment only and we are based in Windhoek, but also distribute nationally. T’s & C’s apply.

 

Health Coach: Do you need one?

Dunja Berger Health Coaching Certificate

Outfit Health is a health & lifestyle coaching program provided by us at Outfit Namibia since June 2014. Dunja Berger, Managing Partner of Outfit Namibia, has a health coaching qualification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. (IIN), where she studied integrative nutrition theories,coaching practices and has been exposed to all major dietary theories worldwide.

There is no “one size fits all” solution to eating. As IIN puts it, “one man’s food, is another man’s poison” and so it is for life. What works for you, might not work for your parents, your boyfriend/girlfriend or next door neighbor. We’re individuals, with complex bodies and varying nutritional needs. We can’t all follow the same diet, although diet authors beg to differ. So rather than following the latest fad in dieting, its best to go with what’s right for you and your body!

As health coaching is still relatively new in Africa, here is some more info relating to it’s definition, purpose and relevance to you:

What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach specializes in empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and supports them to implement & sustain lifestyle and behavioural changes  that will contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals! (IIN, 2013)

Who Can Benefit from Health Coaching

Food Addicts

– The Emotional Eater : You know you’re not hungry, but food fills a void you’re only too happy to fill!

– The Addict : Sugary Treats/ Fast Foods /Toxic People – you know they’re bad for you, but you just can’t help yourself!

– The Adrenaline Junkie:  Addicted to the high that caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs or chocolate gives you?

– The Workaholic: To dedicated to your work for home-cooked meals & meditation and to busy to care…

– The Weight Watcher: You count your calories, you eat non-fat foods and you’re nowhere near your ideal body weight!

– The Victim: Everyone’s responsible for your life’s happiness or lack thereof, except you…

The truth is, we all love to indulge in unhealthy  foods & toxic relationships. We all love to use food to celebrate the highs and lows of life. We often grab convenience foods instead of preparing home-cooked meals for our families. And everyone has been on a diet to loose weight or gain control of bad eating habits, at one point in their lives. Only to realize that the weight isn’t disappearing and neither are the emotions that made one gain weight to begin with!

The truth is, we use food and bad lifestyle habits to avoid facing the emotions our thoughts are creating based on what we are experiencing in our reality. We choose to create these drama’s for ourselves, because it lets us avoid taking charge of what’s really bothering us. Sound familiar? You’re not alone, that’s why a health coach can help!

How is coaching different from seeing a psychologist/dietician?

A clear difference between psychotherapy and coaching is therapy focuses on a problem while coaching focuses on the solution, driven by the client’s inner strength and wisdom.(Wikipedia,2014)

A health coach doesn’t replace the role of a dietician, but has various differences in its approach. Health coaching fills the role of the mentor, is client driven, and doesn’t diagnose or treat, but rather assesses the overall wellbeing, incorporating factors like relationships, career, physical exercise, spiritual practice, education, finances etc in addition to the client’s health.

What a Health Coach Doesn’t Do

A Health Coach does not replace any medical practitioner, but acts as a missing link – the patient guide- that helps develop strategies to enact real, lasting lifestyle changes that address not only the diagnostic label (i.e. pre-diabetic ; obese), but also serve to enhance the person’s overall wellbeing. (IIN, 2013)

A Health Coach does not diagnose, treat, or take responsibility for bringing about wellness in a person’s life, but rather guides and supports the development & progress towards each person’s health & lifestyle  goals.

How Health Coaching Can Benefit You!

  • Health Coaching can identify why  your body is in discomfort & pain
  • It can detect food sensitivities and allergies, you didn’t know you had
  • It can help you take charge of your food cravings & figure out what they really mean
  • Health Coaching helps you to quit bad lifestyle habits that harm your health & happiness
  • A health coach motivates you to loose weight & teaches you how to keep it off for good
  • A health coach finds a diet/ eating plan best suited to your individual body & lifestyle needs
  • It focuses not only on eating habits, but also on how your relationships, career, spirituality,home environment, finances, joy, social life, creativity, health and physical activity influences your lifestyle choices!

More importantly, a health coach is your mentor, confidante and right hand in whatever health & lifestyle goals you wish to achieve and haven’t had the courage, strength or motivation to achieve on your own!

What are you waiting for?

Book your FREE HEALTH HISTORY consultation today and find out how health coaching can benefit you!

Contact outfitnamibia@gmail.com

Namibia: The Best Outdoor Fitness & Adventure Travel Destination!

Outfit Namibia
Namibia, a land of vast natural beauty, magnificent wildlife & the mecca of Adventure Travel! Outfit Namibia is proud to be located in a country that is a vast as it is beautiful. A land that is peaceful, unpolluted & has the second lowest population density in the world! You can loose yourself in this desert country, leave your troubles behind & reconnect to your soul! Namibia is the playground of adventure seekers & fitness enthusiasts & here is why…
Fun & Interesting Facts of Namibia:
1.  Location: Southwestern Coast of Africa
2. Area Size:  824,292 sq km
3. Population Size:  2.2 Million (yes, it’s that low!)
4. Languages:  English, German, Afrikaans, Bantu, Khoisan & Namlish (our own mix of English, German & Afrikaans;)
5. Currency: Nam Dollar (N$) or South African Rand (ZAR)
6. Sunshine: Average of 300 Days a Year!!!
7. Rain: Only in Summer (if we’re lucky!)
8. Capital: Windhoek (Africa’s Cleanest Capital City! & Outfit Namibia’s Base)
9. Literacy: One of the Highest in Africa!
10. Wildlife: We have “The Big 5” , The Largest Seal Reserve in the World & Our Elephants Roam Free!
11. Conservation: Namibia protects its habitat & natural resources in its constitution
12.  Nicknames: Namibia – Land of the Brave & Nam
13. Cuisine: Namibia is a haven for meat & fresh fish lovers! Our meat is exported to SA, UK & Norway etc.
14. Religion: 90% of the country is christian (yes, really)
15. People: Warm, Friendly & Multilingual People- Love Tourists!
Adventure Activities you’ll love in Namibia
1. Hiking
2. Cycling
3. 4 x4
4. Caving
5. Horseback Riding
6. Climbing
7. Photography
8. Stargazing
9. Camping
10. Quadbiking
11. Dune & Sandboarding
12. Flying & Gliding
13. Skydiving
14. Ballooning
15. Paragliding
16. Catamaran
17. Dolphin Cruising
18. Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting
19. Diving
20. Windsurfing
21. Kitesurfing
To book any of these experiences, please check out the Namibia Tourism Site or get special deals on StayToday Namibia!
If you’re coming as a delegate to the Adventure Travel World Summit 2013 in Namibia, check out our link here!
Outdoor & Indoor Fitness
1. Outdoor Obstacle Course by Outfit Namibia at Heja Game Lodge, 15min outside of Windhoek
2. Outdoor Fitness Camp at Okonjima, North of Namibia
With so many reasons to visit Namibia, isn’t it time you came? You’re missing out 😉