Monday, August 23, 2010

This Is Why We Do It.....

Sometimes I wonder why I take supplements, eat properly, value sleep, and see alternative health practitioners.

When I was working out with my training partner this week, and then later on watching the news about Brett Favre’s return, I had a brain fart and realized that I do these things for longevity and quality of life. As I talked to my training my partner, who is about a decade older than me, about taking supplements, eating properly, smart training and sleeping properly I realized that these topics affect everybody’s daily lives. We may not realize it but at NGV we see and talk to so many customers and we observe their health conditions. What do I mean by seeing it? Well how many of your family, relatives and friends are taking pharmaceutical drugs? How many feel recovered after workouts or yet even exercise? How many feel youthful or don’t often complain about joint pain, brain fog or just give that lame excuse about the fact that they are just getting old. Well, I am not going to say that I never feel like garbage, but since I have taken control of my health and have been accomplishing my health goals I feel great 95% of the time.

Many people associate their level of health to their age, however I beg to differ. If you take control of your health and change numerous things about your lifestyle, you can feel the change that takes place rather quickly. On the internet you can read tons of testimonials, or maybe you have heard of somebody who took the responsibility of their health into their own hands and they were able to get off of their medications, have more energy, loose body fat and the list goes on. Why can’t this be you?

People ask me if they will see a difference in taking supplements or eating properly. I say you might. Here are some factors that you should focus on to identify if these techniques are working. Now remember most natural approaches are not overnight solutions, they may take 6-12 months to notice. As I tell a lot of customers, if it took 40 years to finally do something about your issue, it may take 40 weeks to fix it.

Here are some questions I ask my customers when they say they have not noticed a difference after they have changed their routine:

• When was the last time you got sick?
• How do you rate your energy levels?
• When you workout do you feel good the next day? i.e recovered enough that you could go in and pump it up at 100% the next day?
• Are you on any medication or able to get off of any medication?
• Do you feel old?
• Do you have better digestion of foods?
• Are you happy with your body?

In the end, I think that anybody who treats there body properly, will tell you that they feel, think and perform better when they respect their body. How do we know this? Well let’s just say that we have all experienced the dark side. The dark side being: eating junk, drinking junk, not sleeping and not exercising! It is then that we realize the difference in our bodies’ performance and we tell ourselves that we will never do it again.

Please remember that it is never too late to start taking responsibility for your health, at the end of the day, you are the only one to blame for your poor health.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We're Only Getting Started......


New Global Vitamins (NGV) was started on July 7, 2003 in the great small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario. New Global Vitamins used to be called Global Vitamins and had been operating in Smiths Falls six years prior to becoming New Global Vitamins. That gives our health food store a fourteen year history in helping people complete their quest for a healthy lifestyle.

In November of 2009, New Global Vitamins expanded and moved to 25 Beckwith St North, Smiths Falls (see map). This expansion was a direct result of the increased demand of our clientele who were looking for more health related products. Prior to the expansion, NGV was predominantly a supplement store, however in 2009 we took a step forward to become a one stop health food store. We now offer increased supplement lines, Natural Beauty Care, Bulk Food and Hypoallergenic Foods such as gluten free and dairy free options.

Who are we?

NGV is a health food store that is staffed by passionate, reliable and efficient people. Hari Ghuman (owner) is a Registered Nutritionist. He is available to customers for information as well as providing customized supplement programs tailored to the individuals needs. NGV is a store focused on one on one service. We are always there for the customer to ensure that they are achieving their goals. NGV is a small town store, with a small town feel. The prices are very competitive and the staff is passionate about helping its customers. Our reliable staff is what sets us apart from most other stores, for example, if you come and shop with us in January it is guaranteed that you will served by the same staff six, twelve or eighteen months later. The personal contact and the ability to build different individualized programs for our customers is what we really strive for. When dealing with people’s health, our goal is to ensure that customers are getting the most up to date knowledge as possible.

What we do?

We build individualized protocols, we keep these protocols on file and we give each customer an information sheet on exactly how to take the products which they are purchasing. Our goal is to always ensure that the customer is meeting their goals as efficiently as possible! We also have the ability to back each of the products we sell. If you have a negative reaction to a product, or don’t like the flavor, or whatever the case maybe, we will take it back and exchange it until we get it right (with proof of purchase).

We also can assist through many health related issues a person may face in life. For example, if you are a diagnosed celiac and don’t know where to start we have two registered nutritionist on staff who can help get you started on the path to optimal health and nutrition (by appointment only).

We also offer a wide variety of supplements, homeopathics, natural beauty care, bulk food, alternative food, sports supplements and vitamins.

In order for you to see the difference, you will need to come and meet us to know that we are a passionate, reliable and efficient team always ready to help.