I had the pleasure of interviewing William King the visionary of Akea, a superfood powder inspired by the longevity hot spots on the planet. Longevity and health have been prime interests for King for a long time as he grew up in North Carolina on a pig farm surrounded by family with ill health and death. They all ate the standard American diet, consisting mainly of processed carbs, meat products, dairy and very little fruit and vegetables. A diet he acknowledges led to the ill health and early deaths within his family, something he, himself, did not want to experience.
The true turnaround came about when King was injured in a ski accident, he broke some bones and couldn’t walk. Doctors put him on various medications to tackle the pain he was in and quickly he realised that his health was deteriorating. The medications he was put on became more and more complicated, spiraling down to the doctors prescribing more medications to counteract the side effects of the medicines they had already put him on. This created despair and a never ending loop of meds, he realised that this was taking him away farther from health than he had ever been. Fed up with never getting better, he took matters into his own hands and started reading extensively on nutrition, started juicing and slowing regained his strength and health. Since then he became passionate about people taking their health into their own hands by using good nutrition and making healthy lifestyle choices.
Akea Essentials is his catalyst in helping people make these changes while combining the best well researched ingredients into his product which is more than just a superfood powder, it comes with a guide on how to life for optimum health. The five principles that Akea are based on are called “BluePrint for Life”, consisting of nutrition, connection, relaxation, purpose and movement. These are the keystones to thriving that have been studied in the various longevity hot spots on the planet, ranging from Loma Linda, USA to Okinawa, Japan. The inspiration for Akea was actually born in one of the longevity hot spots, namely, Nicoya, Costa Rica, where King was struck by the every few number of deaths caused by chronic and terminal illnesses. While in a taxi in Nicoya, King asked the driver what the number one cause of death was and the reply was that people sometimes died from freak accidents like getting hit by a car but dying of old age outweighed any other cause. King was amazed, a society almost free from diseases that affect most Americans such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Akea was born and besides the all natural, whole foods diet these locals were on, he also realised it was their lifestyle and approach to life that made a huge impact. They had family around them, strong friendships, minimal stress, daily physical activity, a spiritual practice and a sense of purpose in their lives. All things that we have too little of in our busy, modern lives.
The Akea Essentials superfood powder is really just a small but powerful piece in the bigger picture, it’s created with the best ingredients of the world’s most powerful superfoods. It’s full of superfoods like acai berries, green tea, chlorella, spirulina, sweet potato, goji berries and turmeric to name a few. There are also enzymes to help with digestion, minerals and probiotics to support gut health. Akea Essentials is a unique superfood powder in the fact that it is a fermented product, fermented foods are a main staple in the longevity diets studied and fermentation helps make the powder more bioavailable to help build friendly gut flora that will enable the body to absorb more nutrients. It only takes two servings daily to help you take a step towards a healthier life, a small step worth taking.
Find out more: http://www.akealife.com
BluePrint for Life: http://www.akealife.com/blueprint-for-life/