Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Underlying Principles of LiCrON.

Underlying Principles of LiCrON.

The following information is quite detailed (and we have no excuses for the unusual words and phrases); it is provided for those who seek detail and the truth – we provide the best and we ‘live and breath’ what we do – because it is part of who we are. What we do and provide is both scientifically tested and approved AND has been used for years by the founders and many healthy people –

Underlying principles –

‘Yin Yang’, ‘Hormesis’,  ‘Autophagy’, Antifragility’ & ‘Sarcopenia Prevention’
These will be covered in more detail later, – as a summary however –
LiCrON promotes:

VFP- Very Friendly Programme
A Yin Yang Energy system that alternates between glycogen and ketones (using fasting and Intermittent Ketosis).
Hormesis (a little bit of bad can be very good for you) – this supports natural anti-inflammatories for antifragility.
Natural optimisation of Autophagy (the natural removal & renewal of unhealthy & dead cells).
Sarcopenia prevention (prevention of muscle loss) via loss of muscle atrophy, fat accumulation & hormonal balance.

LiCrON involves following beneficial pathways such as:
Intermittent and prolonged Fasting (to deplete your glycogen, support hormesis and autophagy).
One of the most beneficial insights provided by LiCrON is from the founder. He has undertaken Intermittent Fasting and prolonged continiously since 2013 and it is now a lifestyle for many of his family. Timing of food and drink is everything . . .
Intermittent Fasting

Additional Insights are also a crucial part of the jigsaw . . .

LiCrON jigsaw

The consumption of Low Carb & Nutritionally Dense Foods.
The burning of triglycerides; the sparing of muscle and nutritional anti-inflammatories.

The jigsaw also involves eating raw and predominantly high frequency/ ionised foods. These are mainly alkaline High Frequency Foods (HFF’s), however, we also support the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, which is acidic!
Other foods may also be taken and cooked depending on the choices of the individuals.

LiCrON starts burning body fat to deplete your liver glycogen in a fasted state, preferably with some exercise and then continuing with LiCrON food.

LiCrON and Longevity:

Fasting is optimal and optional – it will help to reduce stress and prolong life!

Hormesis /stress is also a significant requirement (in very small amounts)  – read on to understand the balance between low and high stress:

The reason we age is due to the diminishing benefits of our repair and recovery system.

When we eat too often and do little to exert ourselves, then our bodies switch off the repair and recovery enzymes and we stop replenishing bad cells with new cells – we keep the bad cells and they get worse and do not get replaced – we effectively get ill and endure a slow death (especially if we suffer from insulin resistance which is caused by overeating and lack of exercise).

The more we need recovery, the more our system keeps repairing and providing new cells – so we have to live in a way that challenges our physical, emotional and mental states – but this should be in the ration of 95% low stress:5% high stress!

The balance between low stress and high stress is approx 95:5 (95% low:5% high).

Short periods of fasting rests the body (16 – 36 hours). Medium periods of fasting are therapeutic for our health (36 – 120 hours) – it optimises autophagy. Prolonged periods of fasting (120+ hours) may also optimise autophagy, however, it also creates stress or challenges that the body is not used to. (Deending on what you are seeking this may be good, however, every situation should be approached with wisdom).

All types of fasting may utilise what are called ‘cellular NAD(+) concentrations’ – these enzymes change during the aging process, and increased activity of NAD(+)  can prolong both health span and life span.(*13)

Stress from fasting or from the factors indicated below, makes the NAD(+) recovery enzymes more active – IT IS THIS ACTIVITY (rather than non-activity) THAT REPAIRS AND RENEWS CELLS rather than leaving them to become toxic and die that prolongs the quality and duration of life.

In addition to stress from fasting, we should also stress the body with ‘periodic/pulsed’ stress from physical experience – such as extreme cold or aerobic or HIIT or strength training or over-eating (including bad foods). But all this ‘hormesis’ should be periodic and not at frequencies or levels that influence us negatively. Challenges should be ‘pulsed or periodic’ and not follow a regular pattern – they should be significant but not be such that physical, emotional or mental performance suffers – if it does then the stress may be too much to be of benefit.

Nutritional Data regarding The LiCrON Programme:

The facts revealed after intensive research . . .

Nutritional Data

The Nutritional Data relating to The LiCrON Programme will vary considerably
depending on how it is modified from it’s basic and Ultimate Form.

It is based on what we have called

The Ultimate List of Primary Foods.

Nutritional Research Data
These consist of the minimum amount of food required to provide an individual with at least 100% of all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed per day 
(based on the 2016 figures provided by the UK Government). (*0)
This also includes natural antioxidants.

Nutritional Data for The Ultimate List of Primary Foods (ULPF)

(* – This is a reference that is provided as a link at the end)
The LiCrON Programme is low-energy dense (this is good) and supports fat loss and the removal of low level inflammation. (*1)
Research studies (*2) indicate that consuming a low-energy dense diet helps people lower their calorie intake. At the same time, eating low-energy-dense foods helps people control their hunger and maintain feelings of satiety. This is the feeling of fullness and satisfaction experienced at the end of a meal.
Satiety and hunger control are important for long-term weight loss, satisfaction and compliance with an eating plan.
Energy Production (according to Gov. Relevance)
The energy intake on the LiCrON Programme, in terms of kcal/kj is only 42% of Gov. Figures – is this a problem?
In 2017 the mean BMI for men was 27.6 and the mean BMI for women was 27.8 (*3)
This means that as a Nation we are overweight. (*4)

You can calculate your own BMI – (*5)

Health and data – our programme is better than what the Government says is healthy:

If you are overweight or obese or suffer from health problems such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes and you consume only 821kcal per day (as you would following this basic programme – don’t worry, you can increase this – and we show you how), however, even on what appears such a low calorie intake, you will improve your health (*6) and need not suffer from a loss of energy. (*7)
The LiCrON Programme may also be used by those who have a very low BMI (those who are lean).
“Autophagy recycles protein as substrates for energy” – meaning even those with a very low BMI can remain energised on a very low calorific intake. (*8)

Fats are 74.2% of Gov. Figures and Carbs and Sugar are only 7% of Gov Figures.
Fibre is 85% and Protein is +164% above Gov. Figures
The protein level is actually 67.4g per day or 25g more than the Gov, recommended levels.

So – Do Government Guidelines / Figures make you healthy?

Consider taking 18 mins out of your life to check out this scientific fact about the OFFICIAL GUIDELINES –

Recent studies have indicated that the Gov figures may not be sufficient for muscle mass and strength maintenance. (*9)
This is especially relevant with an ageing population. New research indicates that consumption of two to three meals a day, each containing 25-30g of high-quality protein, is optimal for the stimulation of 24-h muscle protein synthesis (MPS) in healthy adults – and most people can benefit and gain muscle with just one 25-30g meal per day – as per LiCrON! Eating OMAD (One Meal A Day) is especially beneficial as it minimises the time time you are in mTOR and out of a recovery and state of rejuvination (whilst maximising the growth mTOR provides).
This makes The LiCrON Health Programme a perfect choice for our future health.

Medical science supports all aspects of our programme (even though it differs from Government information):


The Insulin Load / Level is only 18% of the Gov. Figures – what does this mean?

It means we totally disagree with the high level of carbs/sugar the Gov indicates is healthy!

In our opinion it means the Government are not focusing on health, they are focusing on providing data that hides the truth and promotes the making of huge amounts of money from the people that donate to the Political parties (oops, sorry that slipped out). Our low insulin load is incredibly healthy as low levels of insulin are crucial for overall hormonal balance and to overcomeinsulin resistance.
Abdominal obesity forms part of the criteria for metabolic syndrome.
“Normal weight subjects may develop type 2 diabetes if the fat is deposited in the organs instead of in the fat cells”.

LiCrON – Low insulin:

In the absence of insulin, these ectopic fat deposits, and hence the insulin resistance cannot develop. Indeed, accumulated fat deposits melt away under conditions of sustained low insulin levels. Insulin is required to convert excess calories to fat and also to sustain it as fat”. (*10)

Possible reduction in drug dependency:

The LiCrON Programme may eliminate the need for insulin drugs such as metformin.
Dietary insulin load and DII could be considered independent dietary risk factors for development of insulin resistance. (*12)
Salt / Sodium is 11% (but increases with SF3 to comparable levels)

Super Micro-nutrient Provision –WOW –

Just look at these figures – all for just 821kcal per day?!

Vitamin A 95.3% / Thiamin B1 +402.5% / Riboflavin B2 +232.7% / Niacin B3 +378.8%
Pantothenic Acid B5 +130.5% / Vitamin B6 +363.3% / Folate B9 +270% / Vitamin B12 +521%
Vitamin C +352% / Vitamin D 20.2% / Vitamin E +31.7% / Vitamin K +1,355%
Selenium +443% / Calcium +106.9% / Iron +205% / Magnesium +253.8%
Phosphorous +220% / Zinc +348.9% / Copper +256.7% / Manganese +118% / Potassium 93.8%


Antioxidant’s are not of significance in Gov data but are of major significant benefit to your health:
SF1 (a main part of The LiCrON Programme) contains 4mg of Astaxanthin that as an antioxidant is 6000 times greater than Vitamin C; 550 times greater than Vitamin E & 11 times greater than beta-carotene. So even though our Vitamin E level is not very high with the addition of Astaxanthin it is well over the 100% RDI.
These qualities enhance improve aerobic-like performance & combat ROS/RNS-related diseases.
Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants capable of penetrating the retinal barrier in our eyes.

The products within the programme can offer you a wide-range of benefits for vision related problems.

These include Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts & Diabetic Retinopathy
The main nutritional elixir, SF1, contains Spirulina, Chlorella and Barleygrass in proportions that provide the highest natural levels of enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase) and chlorophyll – natural detoxifiers. We further support problems such as this with PEMF.

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Thank you.

Marcus Pearson (Founder)

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Some of the negative effects of Covid-19 include:

  • Struggling to deal with loss and / or feeling isolated or lonely..
  • Joint pain, loss of energy and weakness.
  • Feeling unsafe and not knowing why.
  • Confusion and frustration with not understanding what is going on.
  • A lack of trust with people, situations and places.
  • The lack of stucture and order and not knowing what to do with your time.
  • Brain fog - not being able to concentrate or think clearly.
  • Struggling to have longer conversations and discussions about positive and creative opportunities - and too much negative talk.
  • Couples and families stuggle interacting together due to a lack of personal and joint purpose in life.

The severe isolation measures imposed by governments have been traumatic to the psyche of people; to the extent, many have the fear of getting tests done and or divulging the results to authorities for fear of loss of income or further isolation. Others live every moment on the edge of media releases and feel totally reliant on vaccinations and guidance and rules on how to live.


Society has created a situation where many people have an overdependence on other people for guidance and regulations on how they live. This can be clearly seen with those people who have retired or are suddenly not working and do not know what to do with their time. For many people walking the dog, watching some form of day time TV and cooking, represent the limits of their activity. Their social interaction and discussions are based around such activity or in discussing the limitaions imposed on them and everyone else -

"very few people do something that is both creative and of benefit for themsleves and others; furthermore, they do not discuss the creative process for making this happen - they have lost (or never developed) this self-relience and love of life - they are lost within an 'auto-pilot' existence" -


When individals within a relationship or within a family, educational, work or team environment, lack any purpose in life or don't have any creative ideas to stimulate their emotions or thoughts, then they are more dependent on external forces to influence their behaviour. The majority of outside forces are negative, therfore most of the time people will be negative. Covid-19 is not the cause of this negativity - it highlights the hidden problems faced by most people and society.

This post provides a short practical instruction on how to conduct a quick coherence / QUICK CALMING/POSITIVITY PRACTICE:

The optimal times for doing this practice are:

  • first thing in the morning whilst still in bed (before getting up)
  • First thing when you get to work or school etc.
  • every 90 mins once you are active and the day has begun
  • when you get back in bed to settle for a sleep.

It is perfect when combined with other people (especially smaller groups) just before a meeting/lesson/meal.  It may even be used by a family group or a group of friends or work/school/college friends - perhaps in conjunction with an agreed 'positive statement/affirmation'.

Whilst it helps to reduce stress; with the 'the more advanced breathing progression' it is most beneficial in promoting a feeling of wellbeing and positivity; and in activating your parasympathetic nervous system (your feel good system). Once activated this may lead to positive stimulation that facilitates exceptional mental and physical performance, or, if you are relaxing, it will lower your heart rate, lower your brain frequency and promote better rest and natural sleep patterns. When a calm and positive state is maintained for longer and longer periods (with monitoring and practice) then it leads to 'flow' and extends the 'optimal arousal zone'.

Quick Coherence only takes 1 - 2 minutes (it is best done with your eyes closed):

Welcome - By following this short process you will feel calm, positive and energised. The process will work even better when you smile during the process and continue smiling after it has finished - let us begin - you may keep your eyes open or close them - do whatever helps you focus . . .

  • Focus your attention on your heart just to the left of centre in your chest. If it helps, place the fingers of your right hand over the heart so you can physically feel your heart beat - then relax.
  • As you breathe in, visualise the air going into your heart. As you visualise breathing in, count to between 4 and 7 and with each count visualise your heart expanding your belly. Continue doing this until you find your own natural timing. Once you have established your natural breathing in cycle move to step 3.
  • As you breath out and feel your belly go down, visualise either:
    • a special place that makes you feel good; or
    • visualise what you are doing that makes you feel so good;
    • and /or visualise a person or group of people that makes your love come out.
    • as you become more familiar with this, and as it becomes easier to do - focus on giving appreciation or gratitude to someone and allow your love to come out.
  • More advanced breathing progression - once you have become familiar with all of the above - then as you continue with the heart felt focus - PROLONG the breathing out stage, so it is between 3 and 5 seconds longer than your breathing in stage. Then continue this staggered breathing cycle for between 1 and 3 mins. This will physiologically activate your parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate creative and happy hormones.

Adopt quick coherence as a pattern of positive performance:

The quick coherence practice, including the more advanced breathing progression, may also be used in the build up to a high performance related activity - especially as a precursor for being in the flow zone. This is perfect for activities such as climbing or skill related performance or even high intense muscular activities such as arm wrestling, powerlifting, strongman event and surprisingly combat sports - because the more you can perceive stress as a positive opportunity, the greater you will maximise your optimal flow zone perform to your maximum potential. When stress is perceived as being negative, it increases anxiety, increases muscle tension, reduces reaction times and speed and reduces power. Negative stress leads to a quicker loss of energy and reduces mental clarity and sharpness.

Smile and be positive.

Group / team coherence:

Imagine the benefits to a team if you all acknowledged gratitude for one another prior to starting a more physical warm up or at the end of a warm just before you went out to compete. This would minimise stress and allow you to perform at even higher levels of intensity for much longer.  

When Phil Jackson began coaching the Chicago Bulls - and later the Los Angeles Lakers - he says he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams.


Coherence practice is used by the NHS in Derbyshire:

Quick coherence may be used to overcome feelings of anxiety, stress and help calm you or someone else down when they are feeling their behaviour is becoming more challenging to others.


More scientific research on this is available at -

Monitoring and measuring coherence can be done using new technology and with the correct insights.

Elimination is the lowest level of consciousness and calibrates <20:

The strategy for getting yourself or someone else out of this stage is provided below:

The VFP strategy for achieving higher/more positive 'natural patterns / cycles of being' is to re-tune your mental and emotional energy fields, so they do the 'right things' on an automatic basis (using your autonomic nervous system), rather than a cognitive basis (having to think and feel if what you are doing is working).

This approach is more significant when dealing with those at the lowest levels of consciousness. Such individuals 

  • You must have natural cycles of imbalance in your life. These should be positive in maximising you as a physical being. Look at every situation as an opportunity!
  • You should maximise the functioning and capabilities of your physical body/mind.
  • You should maximise your individual creativity and find purpose in all that you do.
  • You should be your best and give yourself for the benefit of all.

When you do this you will find love will allowed to flow from you and you will attract it!

You can’t tune into Love when you have negative forces influencing you - 'love is felt through tuning in to the truth'.

Love is not felt when someone is holding you back and not caring for you as best they can.

You cannot hold other people responsible for their imperfections in respect of your relationship. You need to break negative cycles with people - this does not mean you have to stop being with them, or loving or caring for them; but it does mean you must take responsibility yourself for following more positive natural cycles. If you are not capable of allowing love to come out of yourself for your TRUE SPIRITUAL BEING then your imperfect physical being will dominate your life. You must learn to let love come out by turning negative thoughts and emotions into opportunities to help yourself and others.

You must stop feeling sorry for yourself and you must stop using others as an excuse.

You are not an 'imprisoned physical being' - you may feel like one, and may be treated like one - but you have the opportunity to change this.

When your mind thinks with moving pictures rather than thinks with words (self-talk), then the results/benefits are significantly better.

Mental imagery is a more intuitive process than an intellectual one. It allows you to influence and take control of your unconscious and subconscious; whereas self-talk and worded affirmations focus your influence within your conscious mind.

For most people the language of imagery is commonly experienced during REM sleep at night or whilst daydreaming. However, becoming aware of images whilst waking simply requires us to give it more focus than we currently do. Most people self-talk rather than self image!

Scientific research confirms the benefits of imagery for improving health:

Doctors prescribe pharmaceuticals that control the mind through the body; eg. tranquilizers, antidepressants and anaesthetics. In much the same way, we can use the mind to control the body - and imagery is far more effective at doing this than self talk. There are at least two major scientific journals devoted to imagery research; one from Marquette University (The Journal of Mental Imagery) and one from Yale University (Imagination, Cognition and Personality).

Mental imagery may be used as a process for reacting to experiences (negative or positive), however, it is more powerful when used as a way of 'creating new experiences'. After successive repetitions/cycles (21 days being a natural cycle time that changes behaviour) then the physical body attunes with the mind to make the mental imagery reality - THIS IS A PROVEN BENEFIT!

Within the VFP Digital Tuning Chart we have created audio links that explains how to use imagery to help create your own good health (this is an ongoing development).


HRV (Heart Rate Variability):

In terms of 'measuring SPIRITUAL BEING REALISATION' or 'SPIRITUAL COHERENCE' - it may be measured on a physical basis by HRV (Heart Rate Variability). However, what you have to realise is that SPIRITUAL COHERENCE extends beyond your physical being and HRV is therefore limited in its potential to measure the higher levels of consciousness. It would be reasonable to estimate that below the level of 200 HRV is low and not smooth. Peak HRV will start and continue at a level of approx 250. Above this level HRV will peak but it will not indicate your level of consciousness - this can be better estimated using the VFP Digital Tuning Chart.

The similarity between SPIRITUAL COHERENCE and HRV, is that HRV maintains 'high activity, smooth sine wave cycles' regardless of the heart rate or brain wave frequency (excitatory or inhibitory) - and SPIRITUAL COHERENCE maintains 'natural/balanced cycles of smooth waves - that can be excitatory or inhibitory' - so they are very similar to measure!

When SPIRITUAL COHERENCE occurs, on a physical basis, the heart and brain waves become more synchronised / tuned in to one another on an autonomic basis. The important aspect to measure is not whether the heart or brain frequencies are high or low - but that the 'HRV is high and smooth', thus showing a willingness and readiness for either positive/excitatory or negative/inhibitory states. Good coherence indicates a wide range of optimal flow zone frequencies (an ability to perceive stress as a positive challenge, rather than something negative to overcome).

Coherence and a good HRV are indicators of:

  • Positive relationships.
  • Creative initiatives between positive people.
  • Problem solving and group decision making.
  • Bonding and mutual support.

Quick coherence practice is only part of the VFP Tuning Protocol; By following the VFP retuning protocol you will reduce and prevent the negative effects of stress, fatigue and exhaustion, sleep disruption, anxiety and burnout - you will feel calm, positive and energised.

VFP uses the Inner Balance App in conjunction with the Bluetooth sensor from Heart Math to measure HRV. By recording your HRV before any interventions/therapy sessions, during the sessions and after the sessions we can better evaluate the impact of our VFP Protocol.