WHAT IS D.O.S.E?
The DOSE System is a simple framework of five concepts, namely Diet,Oxygenation, Sleep and Exercise,
that encompass our overall physical and mental well being necessary for a balanced lifestyle. Generally, these concepts are accepted as facilitators of good
health and largely recommended by health and fitness experts, but we take it further by focusing on the uniqueness of each individual, identifying intrinsic and
environmental triggers, and developing meticulous and exclusive personalized plans that complement their unique biology.
Your Food Should Reflect Your Uniqueness
We use the term “Diet” to fit our D.O.S.E. acronym, but prefer the terminology Nutrition, when addressing food and supplements because we consider it a more holistic approach. Being the unique creatures we are, our opinion is that since no two people are exactly the same, not even identical twins, then one might argue that general information and recommendation about food in relation to health, is inaccurate and mostly generalized guesswork.
We believe that to ultimately benefit from food, nutrition should mirror the uniqueness of individuals, rather than the vague and generalized categorizations. Our diet section addresses various nutritional concepts, diet plans, supplements, ideal foods for active and sedentary lifestyles, what to eat before and after a workout, the effects and side effects of foods and a lot more.
The aim is to enable individuals understand and implement the habit of matching the foods they eat to their respective genotype and phenotype, while recognizing the need to continuously educate themselves to master the continuously evolving biology of existence.
“Evolutionary traits that have
do not necessarily disappear
from an organism’s DNA”
In plain English, your DNA is
millions of years old. It holds secrets
that could answer many questions
about your health.We recommend
Oxygen is Energy And Energy is Life
A negative thought can accelerate your heart rate by up to ten beats a second. Likewise, deep and focused meditative breathing techniques can relax the mind and alleviate stress and anxiety, reducing the heart rate by the same margin. This indicates a clear connection between mind and body and suggests the need to be in firm control of the mind in order to master the unconscious reactions of the body.
When faced with acute stress, our minds activate a fight or flight response by instigating shallow breathing, to conserve energy and channel it to the vital organs only as a survival mechanism. Our ancestors used this mechanism to escape dangerous situations with wild animals, and while those exact situations don’t exist today, our minds have struggled to differentiate between “fear” and “danger” leaving some of us in a constant state of debilitating anxiety.
Our oxygenation or meditation section addresses the connection between the mind, the spinal column, oxygen and how these three control the rest of the body like generals at a battle field. You would be amazed at how the simple act of breathing controls everything we do, adjudging what is chaos and what is calm irrespective of the stimulus outside.
Like seriously, don't mess with sleep!
After we are born, and for a few months afterwards, we spend most of our time sleeping , recuperating from the ordeal of birth, while our bones, tissues and organs adapt and develop to our new environment. This becomes the blueprint for most of our lives, as our mental clarity, emotional stability, and physical prowess become dependent on the repairs and restoration that occur during sleep. If you live up to 75 years, you would have spent 25 years or 9,125 days sleeping, so one could say that all of life and existence, is engineered by sleep.
Following that logic, and ignoring the science for a moment, most people are familiar with the revitalizing feeling that follows a good night sleep, or any kind of restful sleep for that matter. The science merely reinforces what we already know, by highlighting quantifiable evidence of the benefits of good sleep hygiene; and while it may be natural for some, others struggle to sleep or suffer from insomnia, preferring to shift dependency to prescription drugs or supplements to induce sleep. Usually, this is a short term fix and less effective in the long run, as a deeper analysis into the lack of sleep in humans has revealed indirect triggers from our subconscious, to our physicality, as well as lifestyle, to which we are oblivious most times.
Sleep is perhaps the most challenging aspect of the DOSE system because, while it is tightly integrated with the other three components of the framework, namely Diet, Oxygenation and Exercise, it remains the only aspect that is dependent on our subconscious rather than sheer willpower, and in the technologically advanced age where we are constantly “switched on”, it is perhaps, the most vulnerable.
I AM NOT A DRUG
But I’m just as effective
If You're Not Moving, You're Dying
We can all attest that most of us consider exercise as the holy grail of health and fitness. From the novice, to the intermediate enthusiasts, to the most advanced professionals and athletes, exercise remains the very first option that we turn to whenever the topic of “how to improve your fitness level” comes up, and the reason for this is obvious; exercise is simple, it is accessible, it is affordable and it is effective – but only when performed properly.
We believe that the successful completion of an exercise manoeuvre involves identifying the problem areas, eliminating distractions, specifying measurable targets and milestones, and managing expectations. This process assumes three essential competencies namely Mindset, Anatomy, and Ability, which are measured using a proprietary DOSE scoring system to assess task execution, and making necessary adjustments accordingly.
However, beyond sheer physical prowess, our philosophy on exercise perceives the body as constantly searching for homeostasis and negotiating the imbalances in life trying to employ the best tactic to survive. These imbalances are random and vary in their interaction with the body, necessitating that we use activity and movement, along with the other DOSE components, as a defence mechanism in managing the continuous adaptive cycle occurring within us.
At any given time, we are either trying to produce and maintain activity towards better health and fitness or regressing to a sedentary state of disease and death; so if you’re not moving, you really are dying.
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If you didn’t track it
Did it really happen?