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Want to train for MASS size in this summers packed gyms? Here’s how to..

REBorn personal training understand one of the challenges in training in a public gym is that finding a free station is almost impossible.  Finding two to do a double station? A nightmare!
It does not matter if it is a David Lloyd, Tennis club, Commercial gym or low cost effort, they are all the same. Well don’t worry I have remedied  the situation by taking up one bar and some dumbbells and the ability to stay on the spot for the duration of the workout. If you don’t know how to the Olympic lift variations, please hire us at RE:Born personal training for a 2 hour technique session, watching videos on YouTube won’t cut it.

This also works great for someone with a home gym with restricted surface area. It goes like this::

Monday
Equipment needed: Olympic bar and plates and dumbbells
A.    Power cleans from mid-thigh 5 x 4-6, rest 3 minutes between sets. Tempo X0X0

B-1 Add 25 % more weight and do 5 x 4-6 of  clean pulls, , rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 10X0.  The bar is pulled up 5 cm above the belly button.
B-2 Standing Lateral Raises 5 x 8-10, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 20X0
C-1 Clean Pulls 4 x 4-6 , rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0.  The bar is pulled up 5 cm above the belly button.
C-2 Seated External Rotation, Elbow on Knee 4 x 8-10, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo X0X0.

Tuesday
Equipment needed: Chin up station and dumbbells
A-1 Wide Grip Pullups, 5 x 4-6, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0

A-2 One Arm Overhead Dumbbell Presses 5 x 4-6, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0
B-1 Narrow Supinated Grip Chin-ups, 5 x 4-6, rest 90 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X2
B-2 One Arm Lean Away Lateral Raises 5 x 8-10, rest 90 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0

Thursday
Equipment needed: Olympic bar and plates and Power Rack.
A.    Paused Front Squats 5 x 4-6, rest 3 minutes between sets. Tempo 32X0
B.    Cyclist squats, 5 x 8-10, rest 2 minutes between sets. Tempo 30X0. They are narrow heels elevated squats. Heels are 15 cm apart, and elevated 6-10 cm. Expect to decrease the weight every set.
C.   Inertia squats 5 x 6-8, rest 2 minutes between sets. Tempo 22X0. Sent the pins so that are at solar plexus level when your heels are together. Work up in weight on this one. Only the last set should be challenging.
D.    Back Squats 1 x 15-20.  Tempo 20X0

Friday
Equipment needed: Adjustable Bench and Dumbbells
A-1 Incline Dumbbell Press, 5 x 4-6, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0
A-2 Incline Dumbbell Curls 5 x 4-6, rest 100 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0
B-1 Flat Dumbbell Presses, 4 x 8-12, rest 90 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0
B-2 Seated Dumbbell Zottmann Curls, 4 x 8-12, rest 90 seconds between sets. Tempo 30X0

Now this will only work if you do it….So stop reading, print it out, stick it on your wall and get TRAINING TODAY!!

call us now on 07825 445333 or email info@rebornpt.co.uk to book a session.

Running’s Overuse Injuries: Time for a little PREHAB!!

Do you do the “little things” that keep you healthy? If you’re the average runner, you don’t – and you’re probably injured.

Running Overuse Injuries

Preventing overuse injuries is more about what you do when you’re not running. The crucial time right before and after your run are key times to take care of your body. But most runners ignore this time and only run.

They’re missing a HUGE opportunity to stay healthy, run more, and reach more of their goals. Consistency is the key to success in running, so injury prevention and consistent training should be a focus of your training.

I used to skip these two crucial windows…

Ten or so years ago – the “dark days” of my running when I was always hurt – I would come back from work, change into my running gear, and I would go for an evening run. Whether it was a workout or easy run, I had the same routine. Work, run, and then eat dinner.

When the run was over, I’d change into dry clothes, get some water, and start cooking. After an hour I was ready to eat and sat in the living room around the coffee table. After too much TV, I went to bed and averaged about 6.5 – 7 hours per night.

And that was it. Do you see the problems with this routine?

If not, let me present eight simple “little things” that you can do before or after your run to keep you healthy.

But first, what’s a running overuse injury?

Overuse Injuries are Trauma

Running injuries are too common among most runners. A few studies have put the annual injury rate as high as 75% – meaning three out of every four runners will get hurt every year and need to take significant time off to heal.

That’s just crazy.

Running injuries are quite simply the result of cumulative trauma to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints. Running puts a lot of stress on your body! Especially if your technique is poor. Take a look at our events on our facebook page to see when our next running club meeting is, here we learn technique through skills and drills to prefect the best running pose

Injuries happen when the cumulative trauma you’re inflicting on your legs exceeds the rate at which you can recover from that damage. So prioritizing recovery is crucial to not only get faster (your body “absorbs” the training when you rest), but to prevent injuries.

The stress-adaptation graph below illustrates how your body reacts to training. There’s an initial training stimulus (like a workout), a dip in fitness when you feel fatigued and sore, but after you rest enough your body rebounds and BOOM! You’re in better shape than when you started.

 

We see here that stress is a good thing. Don’t be afraid of the words “cumulative trauma” because it’s why we train!

Alex Hutchinson recently wrote in a great column in Outside Magazine:

In our obsession with minimizing exercise damage, we may have lost sight of the reason we exercise in the first place: to force our bodies to adapt and get stronger.

Once we know that some exercise damage is a good thing, running becomes the careful management of that damage. Run long and hard enough to force as much adaptation as possible while recovering as much as you need to stay healthy.

Fortunately, there are specific ways to not only help you get faster, but manage the damage from running. Say goodbye to running overuse injuries.

Self-massage: learn to love it

Muscle soreness and tightness after a long run or workout are common (and of course, desirable). Sometimes it can be helpful for some self-massage – or a professional massage if you can afford one – to help speed the recovery process.

The fancy term is “myofascial release” and it simply means massage. It can help loosen tight muscles, promote healing blood circulation, and break up scar tissue and soft tissue adhesions. If you have any trigger points in your legs (especially tight and tender to the touch), massage can help release that tight spot.

You can perform self-massage on yourself before you run as part of your warm-up. Just make sure you keep the pressure lighter than usual so you don’t make yourself sore. After you run, you can be a little more aggressive.

Get flexible (but not by stretching)

I don’t support static stretching before or after running – it’s just not effective. Sure, some static stretching after you run doesn’t hurt, but recent studies show that it does nothing for injury prevention. And if you think static stretching before or after your run will prevent muscle soreness – think again.

A better way to promote more functional flexibility is with dynamic stretches. These are simple movements you can do both before and after you run to prepare your body for running, improve your range of motion, warm-up, or increase flexibility.

Not sure where to start? Then call us on 01202 671783 or like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/rebornpt and we’ll ping you our dynamic warmup sheets.

Fuel up after you run

After a long run or hard workout your body craves nutrients and fuel. There’s a window of about 30 minutes when your body is very receptive to the carbs, protein, and nutrients in your post-workout meal. Make sure you either plan ahead and have something ready to eat or have easily prepared, like energy bars, protein supplements, or a shake.

My favorite post-run fuel is a banana and a protein shake. I’ll eat this immediately after I finish my workout and then have a full meal about an hour later. If you’re pressed for time, make the protein shake in advance and you can take this recovery meal with you.

During marathon or other hard training, it’s crucial to give your body what it needs after those tough long runs and lengthy workouts. I’m a proponent of eating a significant amount of protein as a distance runner – that’s what helps repair muscle damage.

Get strong in your living room

Many runners think they need a fancy home gym or an expensive monthly membership to get the benefits of strength workouts. That can’t be further from the truth. You can get strong in your living room with a relatively quick workout.

Focus on the basic exercises and you’ll see real results:

  • Planks
  • Side planks
  • Push ups
  • Pull ups
  • Chin ups
  • Bridges
  • Lunges

Chill out!

Sometimes you just need some quick recovery. That’s where an ice bath or a targeted ice massage (with an ice cup) comes in. Cooling your muscles helps fight inflammation and can speed recovery by reducing how sore you feel. But as we learned earlier, being sore is a good thing so only use ice baths when you’re really sore.

Some of the research on icing is contradictory and doesn’t show a conclusive physiological advantage. Even so, it’s still a common practice among elite runners and I’m a supporter of icing as an effective way to recover from hard workouts through my own personal experiences.

The best way to schedule your ice baths is to use them after an easy run to focus on complete recovery. You can also ice after a particularly hard workout or long run. While you may inhibit some adaptations gained through the workout itself, if you think you ran too much or too hard then it’s worth it.

For the most part, only elite athletes should worry about the tiny percent of fitness they’re losing from an ice bath. Icing has more benefits than drawbacks for “normal” runners like you and me.

Compress your pain away

I’m a massive believer in the technology, even though it does make me look a little silly!!! Compression socks claim to enhance recovery by increasing blood flow to your feet and lower legs. While you’re running this is a non-starter – your legs are getting as much blood as they possibly can anyways. But at rest, they can help a lot.

Recent research has shown that compression socks increase lactic-acid and heart rate recovery after high-intensity running. Coupled with my personal experience that they work very well (wear them to bed!), then I’m comfortable recommending them to other runners.

The best times to use compression gear is after a tough workout or race when you know you’ll need extra help recovering. They can help boost your lower leg blood flow when normally the blood might pool in your extremities – like during periods of prolonged sitting at work or travel.

The other great time to use compression garments is right before a race. They can help your legs feel better after a day of wearing compression socks so you’re ready to race at your best.

Eat a good diet

Whether you’re a paleo runner, vegetarian marathoner, or a proud “regular diet” omnivore like myself, a good eating plan can be hugely beneficial to your recovery and performance. Put a focus on real food like vegetables, fruit, high-quality meat, fish, nuts, and a small amount of whole grains (don’t go crazy with the whole grains, I’ll be covering carb loading soon, and whether you should or shouldnt).

I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to the perfect runner’s diet and it aligns almost perfectly with Michael Pollan’s famous quote from In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto: eat food, mostly plants, not too much. Keep it simple and don’t worry so much about your food choices. As long as you’re eating real food you’ll be fine.

Get more sleep

Sleep is a runner’s best friend – prioritize it! Have you ever went to bed hours later than you originally intended because you watched a movie you’ve already seen six times? We’ve all done it and then regretted it the next morning when our alarm goes off.

Your body repairs itself when you sleep. It rebuilds your muscles, builds more mitochondria in response to all the training you’ve been doing, and adapts to your running workload. If you don’t rest then you don’t adapt.

And if you don’t adapt, you don’t become a better runner. Do yourself a favor and get the 8+ hours that your body craves.


Jurassic Coast Challenge 2012…oh dear what have i got myself into?

For my sins i have entered the Jurassic Coast Challenge this March (2012).

The challenge is a 3 marathon in 3 day event run over the Jurassic coast, it is the mother of all hilly runs. The 2012 course is being run from Studland to Charmouth.

The run is 78.6 miles,  approximately a 26.2 mile marathon each day.

Here is a breakdown of the 3 days.

DAY ONE:
Starts off with a pleasant jog along the beach of Studland Bay, past Old Harry rocks , through Swanage and straight into some tough coastal running along the South West Coast Path. Houns – tout Cliff provides the first real climb of the day followed by more climbing on Tyenham Cap and Worbarrow. The finish of the First day is Lulworth Cove where you will be treated to a sneak preview of the next days ‘warm up’ climb beginning day 2.

DAY TWO:
Sees runners (and walkers…not me I HOPE!) enjoy the delights of Durdle Door with steep ascents and descents. The course starts to level off half way in to Day 2 after Ringstead Bay. Weymouth hosts some path appreciated tarmac underfoot followed by a enjoyable lap of Portland to warm down on before finishing at the Event HQ on the Ferry bridge road between Weymouth and Portland.

DAY THREE:
Starts with a challenging and muddy underfoot course along coastal foot path towards Abbotsbury. Fairly flat ground for the next 10km until Eype’s mouth then the hilly fun starts again as the course approaches Golden Cap. Its then a short jog to the finish point just to the East of Charmouth. Where hopefully i don’t end up crossing the line like this:

 

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Some kind words from the last 12 weeks at RE:Born

Here are a couple of words from some of our RE:BORN clients in sandbanks poole.

At RE:Born we run both Bootcamps in Poole and personal training in Poole and here are just a couple of kind words from our clients. We thank you all for your support, and can’t wait to train you all in 2012.

Hi James,

I was walking some distance on the beach with the dog, Snoop, this morning and realised that this would not have been so easy or enjoyable a few months ago.  I now have a lot more energy, have lost one and a half stone in weight and gone from a size 14 dress to a 10.  This is all due to the regular exercise that you have set out and the diet which i am really enjoying and which is sustainable as i am never hungry.  To have achieved this in just over 12 weeks is remarkable, especially as Christmas/New Year has been part of that period.  I would recommend your programmes to everyone as I am feeling really great.

Sincerely

Sally

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Dear James,

Happy New Year!  And what a New Year I have to go into:  After 12 weeks of your guidance in both diet and exercise I have gone from 12st 10 lb to 11st (and that is after putting on only 2lb over Christmas and New Year and having a week’s holiday in Tenerife).  However, the reality is that my waist size has gone from 38” to 33” and, as you have measured, my body and organ fat percentages have gone down by over 25%, despite the fact that I seem to be eating more food!.

All of this adds up to feeling fitter, with more energy and suits/trousers that I have not been able to wear for some years are now, are fitting me again.  I do understand that this now has to become a way of life but the benefits I feel mean that I do not want to go back to the old style of eating and exercising.

I would recommend this to everyone if they value their long term health.

Regards

Peter

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Dear James

I was flabby 45 and fed up with the on/off diet cycle. I decided to run but the results were slower than I had hoped, so after bumping into a friend who’d attended boot camp with James I resolved to try it.
As a result I am fitter , slimmer and more toned and I am an addict…. I look forward to starting in January

Regards

Julie

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Dear James

‘’I started the RE:born bootcamp several weeks ago now and I am feeling a great improvement not only physically but also mentally! James is a breath of fresh air in his approach to coaching so much so that I have decided to extend my activity through bootcamp for 2012 and possibly start James’ 3 months ‘Lose weight and tone up’ programme. James seems to be the personal trainer I have been looking for in my aim to turn my life around in terms of my over weight situation!’’

Regards

Morgan

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Boot camp has changed my life…. Over Xmas I normally pile on the pounds but this year not so….all hail James…!!!!

All the best

Ian

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Training with James has taken my fitness level to a much higher stage. His professionalism and motivation has been an inspiration for me.

Thank you James for all your hard work and putting up with my moaning!!

Regards

Andrew

Thank you all so very much for your kind words…

If you would like to become one of our clients, or simply have a chat to us regarding your health and fitness goals for 2012, then please call us on 01202 671783 or email us on info@rebornpt.co.uk


Christmas training calender: 19th December 2011, Day 18

Flaming carol singers everywhere….AGGGHH!!!

If i hear ding dong merrily again, I’m going to go crazy…these songs are in my head continuously!!!

Therefore I’ve had to and I’m sorry but today’s session is based on the 12 days of Christmas….cheesy i know but i have to get this out of my system.

Warm up:

5 – 10min: be as dynamic as possible, work through all your joints, moving in as many planes of movement as possible.

i.e multi-directional lunges, some jops (cross between hop and jogging, google it), some press ups, chin ups and ab work.

The 12 Days of Christmas Main session:

1.  Bear Crawl (about 30-40 feet and back)

2.  Inchworms (with push-ups)

3.  Renegade Rows (3 on each side)

4.  Russian Twists (4 per side)

5.  Floppy Burpees

6.  Double Unders (or 18 single jump ropes)

7.  Pullover Sit-ups

8.  Dips

9.  Box Jumps (or 9 step-ups per side as a mod)

10. Walking Lunges (10 per side- optional with weight)

11. Suicide Push-ups (11 total, not per side)

12. Weighted Squat Jumps (weight is optional)

Then…after the 12-Days of Christmas, there is a one mile run to top it off!

Please feel free to sing this out loud when your training today…..it will help cleanse the soul!!!!

oh and by the way……

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 12th Dec 2011, Day 11

Time to get outside again and hit a tempo run, and why not, its absolutely gorgeous in Poole, Dorset.

So what is a Tempo run, also known as an anaerobic threshold (AT) run or lactate-threshold run, the tempo run was popularized by Jack Daniels, Ph.D., about a decade ago. Here’s his definition, taken from Daniels’ Running Formula (Human Kinetics): “A tempo run is nothing more than 20 minutes of steady running at threshold pace.” (He goes on to say that 20 minutes is ideal, but may be varied to suit the needs of a particular course.) Without getting too technical, threshold pace is the effort level just below which the body’s ability to clear lactate, a by-product of carbohydrate metabolism, can no longer keep up with lactate production. Daniels states that this pace is, for most people, about 25 to 30 seconds per mile slower than current 5K race pace.

Exercise physiologist and coach Pete Pfitzinger adds: “For very fit runners, the pace is between 15K and half-marathon race pace.” For those fond of using heart rate monitors, Daniels notes that tempo runs are done at 90% of maximum. However, most runners seem to find it easier to use running speed as a guide.

For those who have neither HRMs nor marked courses at their disposal, Daniels stresses that the effort associated with a tempo run should be “comfortably hard”—one that could be maintained for an hour in a race.

So bearing that al in mind, find your runners, hoody and ipod and get moving…….RUN HARD!!!!

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 10th Dec 2011, Day 9

Saturday afternoon its really cold, but very sunny in Sandbanks, Poole

So what better way to spend our time, but to bash out some serious full body, dynamic, plyometic work!!! OH yeah, bet you did think that was coming.

Today we’re just going to do two exercises (Well maybe three, if you count the first exercise as two)

So here goes, today session……..

Warm up:

5 – 10min: be as dynamic as possible, work through all your joints, moving in as many planes of movement as possible.

i.e multi-directional lunges, some jops (cross between hop and jogging, google it), some press ups, chin ups and ab work.

Main session:

27-21­-15­-9 reps of:

Burpee Pullups

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Plyo Pushups
20″ box jumps.

AGGHH, burning quads and massive pump on lats, chest and arms….love it!!

Now time to stretch, go through a whole body stretch routine, inc. tris, bis, quads, hams, hip flexors, claves, lats etc etc, hold each stretch for a 90sec period.

All the best, see ya tomorrow.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 9th Dec 2011, Day 8

Hi all, well your still here wanting more…..and boy to we love that commitment from our clients and readers.

Today let me introduce you to the wonderfully world of Tabata intervals.

Tabata interval training is one of the most effective type of high intensity interval training, its also the most intense by far, and surprisingly its the shortest in duration, it only last for four minutes… but those four minutes produce remarkable effects.

Lose Fat, Get Fit in four minutes

Tabata training was discovered by Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

Dr. Tabata discovered that this kind of interval training produces much better results than aerobic training. This included building as much muscular endurance as forty five minutes of normal cardio training. In fact in the study the subjects increased their anaerobic capacity by over a quarter as well a substantial increase in their aerobic fitness.

This type of training is very versatile, you can use tabata for weight loss as well most improving performance in most aerobic and anaerobic sport.

The full Tabata program is four minutes long, it will probably feel like the longest four minutes of your life.

If you are going to try it I would recommend going light the first time round otherwise you may be begging people around you to help you off the floor.

Tabata intervals follow this structure:

  • Push hard for 20 seconds
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat this eight times.

The secret to making this effective is in your sprint interval. You have to go all out, so do as many reps as you can in the 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds, then go hell for leather for another 20 seconds and so on….

Warm up: 5 – 10 minutes, taking it easy  (run, skip, stair climb come on you know what to do to get warm!!)

Pre-stretch: give your quads, hamstring, chest, triceps and calves a good old going over.

Main session:

Tabata pullups
Run 1 mile
Tabata pushups
Run 1 mile
Tabata situps
Run 1 mile
Tabata squats
Run 1 mile

Ok how are you feeling….i know i’m pretty cooked..GOOD JOB!!

Time to cool down, stretch and get some much needed post-workout nutrition.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 8th Dec 2011, Day 7

Good afternoon you lot, hope after yesterdays mobility session you’re well rested and raring to go!!!

Today i just need about 30 mins of your time, we’re going to be hitting 3 big movements to work the whole body. It’s going to be hard, but oh so worth it.

5 mins to warm up, 20 mins to go at it like you’ve never trained before and then another 5mins to catch your breath.

So here goes:

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:

25 L shaped Pull­ups


50 Push­ups

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75 Squats

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Now…….

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 5th Dec 2011, Day 4

Oh my god, its only day 5!!! I hear you say…

Well don’t you worry, time is on our side there’s plenty of time left before xmas to fit in loads more sessions.

Here is today’s session, a mix of body weight and cardio. Remember don’t be going all soft on me….MAN UP and work hard.

Ok here goes:

Warm up: 5 – 10mins running and get moving well.

(work on your upper and lower body mobility today, especially pay attention to your hip flexors and hamstrings as they will get a drilling, and i expect you’ve been sitting down a fair amount as its first day back in the office so they’ll be all tight)

Main section:

Five rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters

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30 mountain climbers

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15 Pull-ups

Please post your time below in comments.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 4th Dec 2011, Day 3

Unleash the animal within.

No not the roast dinner you’ve just munched through, your primal animal….primal movements is where its at.

So lets combine a couple for a great all body workout.

This routine assumes some serious base strength, so here are a couple of easier options to the below circuit.  Substitute a plyo pressups (any pop of the hands off the ground is awesome) for the Aztec. You can do handstand push ups instead of the handstand walking (or wall holds). If you can’t do one arm push ups than you can use a standard press up.

Most important aspect though, is to let go of all inhibitions…be an animal, go on ROAR!, i know you want to.

Warm up: 5 – 10 minutes, taking it easy  (run, skip, stair climb, get in the sauna, move move move!!!)

Main Session:

Rest as little as possible between exercises and rest 30-60 seconds between sets.

A1: Sprint – 3 x 50ft


A2: Aztec Push Up – 3 x 10

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A3: Handstand Walk – 3 x 20ft

A4: Burpee – 3 x 10

A5: Headstand – 3 x 30-60sec


A6: Alternating 1-Arm Push Up – 3 x 5-10 each side.

Please post your time below in comments.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 3rd Dec 2011, Day 2

Brrr…..its cold but its great to run in, so….

Get outside and enjoy!!

OK everyone its day two (of many).

Today its simple running, yes RUNNING, don’t be jogging on me now….jogging is so 1980′s.

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All you need is some running shoes (barefoot style please Vibram fivefingers would be best), shorts, a hoody, a bottle of water, an iPod and a true belief that you can run and you can run fast.

Today’s workout:

Warm up: 5 – 10 minutes, taking it easy  (run, skip, stair climb come on you know what to do to get warm!!)

Pre-stretch: give your quads, hamstring and calves a good old going over.

Main session :

4 x 400m (as fast as you possibly can……)

Rest for 1 minute between each 400m.

RUN Forest RUN!!!

Post workout deep stretch: Hold the following stretches for 90 seconds each.

Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads, Hip flexors, and calves.

……and now breath deeply and head home,

giving yourself a massive pat on the back for training hard today. oh yeah, good time now to grab a recovery drink.

Please post your time below in comments.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Christmas training advent calender: 2nd Dec 2011, Day 1

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Ho, ho ho…..Merry Xmas,

Its the season to be merry, good will to all men and for some of us, a damn good reason to eat like we’ve never eaten before!!

Some of us, will be putting on anything from 1/2 stone to 1 stone, or even more!! Ouch, then we’ll spend the first few months of the year, like every other new resolution sucker, blasting away like that headless turkey from xmas day on some treadmill in a battery farm, some people call health clubs!!

Well hopefully help is at hand, I’ll be posting a new exercise routine for your guys to do everyday up until xmas. so hopefully we can keep that xmas bulge at bay, and start the new year not so far away from our target weights next year..

Please leave feedback, and your results after every session.

Ok, so here goes, first session. nice and easy 3 exercises. make sure you

Warm up:

5 – 10 Minutes of cardio. (go for a run, skipping, fast walk, climb some stairs)

Main session:

3 rounds for time of:

50 Push­ups

50 Sit­ups
50 Squats

please post your time below in comments.

Boring disclaimer part.

Here at RE:Born we advise everyone before entering a new exercise programme to get a full health assessment and sign off by the GP, reborn also accept no responsibility of anyone suffering from injury, illness or shear stupidity to hurt themselves with these basic exercises)


Alkaline or Acid, what PH is your body and does it really matter?

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Well i guess many of you reading this, answer the above with a “Don’t know” answer, and I’m not surprised by this as many of us have know idea what is going on in our bodies, let alone know whether our body is Alkaline or Acid.

And frankly, do you know whether it matters or not to be Alkaline or Acid.

This is why i have put together this post to hopefully get across why it is essential for us to check out bodies PH levels.

Why acid – alkaline balance?

Please watch this video first:

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Your body must stay alkaline for optimal health, energy and mental clarity. In order to do this your body has to eliminate the by-products of the normal processes of respiration, digestion and energy production, which are all acid. Your body has to work to ensure that it remains in this state of alkalinity.

Therefore in turn we will be able to automatically increase our energy levels, and as a by-product of this your body will become more energized and burn more Kcals!!

If you can detoxify and alkalize effectively, your body will also be able to absorb more oxygen!!

“An alkaline body can absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than an acidic body.” says Dr Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize Winner. He also found that diseased bodies are acidic bodies, which repel oxygen and attract the overgrowth of microorganisms.
As your body becomes acidic, your body’s oxygen levels begin to drop, leaving you too acidic and then you will begin to see the results that this stress causes in health-related symptoms including:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor digestion
  • Weight gain
  • Aches and pains in muscles and joints
  • Excess mucous production causing nasal and sinus congestion
  • Lowered immunity resulting in more frequent colds and flu
  • Increased anxiety and irritability

If you already have certain health conditions this acidity can increase inflammation and the degeneration of soft tissues and bone, which in turn causes further damage. Particularly affected is your body’s ability to build bone. Bone is sacrificed to keep your body alkaline (generally at a pH of higher than 7.2) and this means that you lose vital minerals, not just calcium but other minerals, which make up the structure of bone. If this is happening to your bones what effect might it be having on all your vital organs?

What causes your system to become acid?

Here are some of the most acid-forming foods:

  • A diet rich in processed foods, high in sugar and salt
  • Red meat
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Wheat, white flour
  • Biscuits and cakes
  • Pasta
  • Cheese
  • Homogenised Milk
  • Ice Cream
  • Soft Drinks
  • Beer

Which foods will encourage your system to become alkaline?

Here are some of the most alkaline-forming foods:

  • Lemons (these are acid on the tongue but become alkaline)alkaline foods
  • Watermelon
  • Limes
  • Grapefruit
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Vegetable juices
  • Parsley
  • Raw spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Herb teas
  • Lemon water

These are at the extremes of the acid-forming and alkaline-forming scales, so between the two there are degrees of each.

If you can include in your diet 250 gms of raw green leafy vegetables per day – say a generous salad with both lunch and dinner – then you will be changing your diet to be much more alkaline. You can, of course, do much more by eating more fruit and vegetables in general, and possibly including a green supplement like Green life, at great tasting GREEN drink.

What else can I do to help balance my body?

Drink good quality water

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink” says the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. He was talking about seawater but in our world the quality of the water you drink and the quantity are vital to maintaining alkalinity through correct hydration, efficient elimination and mineral uptake.

Our advice at RE:Born Wellness is to certainly not drink tap water if you can avoid it. Drink at least two litres from a Mini Ioniser water filter to which you can add alkaline salts to is a good recommendation for daily consumption.

Organic food

Your body will become acidic if it is lacking in minerals. Most of us are mineral deficient as, in our modern world, fresh food is grown using chemical fertilizers which produce large glossy looking fruit and vegetables but which are mineral deficient – as the plants have taken up those fertilizers and not the minerals in the soil. So if you can, buy organic, or at least fruit and vegetables which have not been grown with those artificial fertilizers. Growing your own is, of course, an even better option. Not only do you know what you put into the soil, and hence your mouth, but you can pick and eat it immediately.

What to do next….

Our fully qualified trainers at RE:Born all have an in-depth knowledge of nutrition and how food can be your best medicine, so do come down to the RE:Born studio and they will be able to help you decide on your best strategies to develop a more Alkaline and healthier lifestyle.


The essential 6 steps to a better looking, feeling and performing body.


If you want to change the way you look, feel and perform then health is your first priority.

Following these detailed but simple steps will change you for the rest of your life. Don’t leave it to late!

“This is not just living better…This is a “Power Living” regime that will both transform your health, looks AND make your life so much more exciting and energizing.”

Andy: RE:Born client, Bournemouth

6 steps to success!!

1)    Detoxify and Alkalize

2)    Get your nutrition right

3)    Supplement to combat the toxic environment

4)    Get a training plan from a Personal trainer, who you trust and has the knowledge to help you achieve, then start to FEEL results.

5)    Change the program constantly with your trainer and KEEP training so that you start to SEE results.

6)    MAINTAIN all that hard work and live a much healthy, energized and exciting life!!!

Step 1

Detoxify and alkalize:

First please let us understand that the ENERGY which is creating by the body is dependent upon the complex system of cellular respiration that is dependent on oxygen availability. If we understand this then it makes perfect sense to increase the body’s cellular oxygenation?

Therefore in turn we will be able to automatically increase our energy levels, and as a by-product of this your body will become more energized and burn more Kcals!!

If you can detoxify and alkalize effectively, your body will be able to absorb more oxygen!!

“An alkaline body can absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than an acidic body.” says Dr Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize Winner. He also found that diseased bodies are acidic bodies, which repel oxygen and attract the overgrowth of microorganisms.
As your body becomes acidic, your body’s oxygen levels begin to drop, leaving you tired and fatigued. This is what allows fungus, mould, parasites, bad bacteria and viral infections to flourish and gain a hold throughout the body.

The biggest causes of acidity in the human organism are as follows:

Negative thinking
• Relationship and financial stress
• Tap water, tea, coffee and alcohol
• High animal protein diet
• Dairy foods (including those rubbish whey and casein drinks!)
• Processed sugar (especially carbonated drinks)
• Processed foods
• Cooked food
• Pharmaceutical drugs
• anaerobic exercise

This pretty much covers 99 % of people’s diets. To increase alkalinity in the body, you need the following:

• Positive thinking
• Happy relationship
• Drink alkalized water
• Adopt a 80% raw food diet
• Adopt a 80% alkaline diet e.g. vegetables, fruits
• Get the right dose of sunshine
• Aerobic exercise

At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live.
Oxygen cannot stick to blood cells if the pH of the blood is too acidic. You can breathe pure oxygen, but if the blood pH is acidic, the oxygen will not be able to be picked up by the blood cells. It is chemically impossible.

Therefore in summary if we understand this then doesn’t it make perfect sense to detoxify and become more alkaline??

Step 2

Balance your Nutritional intake: start building better blood and cells.

“It all starts with what goes in your mouth!

Nutrition is the foundation in changing the way your body moves, feels, performs and looks. With bad nutrition you will create poor biological cells and poor performing hormones therefore giving you little chance of achieving your goals. Keep your intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” James Rufus

Eat like our ancestors taught us to, not as the supermarkets direct us to. Try to eat a variety of foods, keeping as close to nature as possible. Stay away from anything packaged, canned, starchy (potatoes, pasta, rice etc unless you want your blood sugar levels going through the roof, making you produce more insulin and store fat) or freezed dried…etc

Making the change is a conscious effort, and only you can make for yourself.

Follow a diet that is balanced and based around a 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% fat. (but make sure you get your carbohydrates from vegetables and fruit).

or make it simple to the eye, 1/3 of your plate protein, 2/3 of your plate carbs and a dash of good fats (see below). this will allow you to control your insulin (storage hormone) from your carbs and the Glucagon (release hormone) from your proteins which stimulates the liver to release stored carbohydrates from its glycogen stores.

Barbara Cox, CEO and Nutritionalist for NUTRICHEF gives us these amazing top 10 tips!

1: Variety is the Spice of Life

Eating a wide variety of healthy food is essential for good health, so it’s no coincidence that the Japanese (who have the longest life expectancy) eat as many as 100 different foods per week compared to only around 30 for people in the UK. Why is variety so important? The answer is simple: we are complex creatures that have count-less processes going on inside us each and every day, and each of these processes requires a variety of different raw materials, which has to come from our food. Hence the saying, ‘You are what you eat’.

2: Love Your Fruit & Veg.

Fruit and vegetables are not only a great weight loss food and provider of fibre, they are easily the most important kind of food because they provide us with the greatest variety of nutrients.

3: Fish for Nutrients

They’re a great low-fat alternative to red meat and they’re a great source of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), especially omega-3, which are necessary for good brain health, for your cardiovascular system and for fighting illness. Oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, tuna and sardines are particularly good for providing EFA’s and also as a source of vitamin D, a very important disease-fighting antioxidant. Fish is also a good source of calcium.

4: Lose the Wheat and Starch

The problem with wheat is that its constituent protein – gluten – is difficult to digest, which can cause people considerable digestive problems and is also linked to depression.

5: Lose the Dairy

Did you grow up with the marketing slogan ‘Drink a pint of milk a day’? It really worked because millions of us took it as gospel that we couldn’t live a healthy life without dairy. What about calcium? Where do we get it if we don’t consume dairy products? By eating green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus and peas. Also by eating fish, nuts and seeds. Try dairy-free ‘milk’ made with oats, quinoa or rice.

6: Take Pride in Your Protein

Good quality protein is essential for growth and repair of cells. So we steer clear of fatty protein, choosing to use fish, lean cuts of lamb and chicken, nuts, seeds and beans.

7: Avoid Artificial Additives & Preservatives! 

We believe strongly that manufacturers who use artificial colours or sweeteners such as aspartame are risking the health of their customers by expecting their bodies to process chemicals that are not naturally found in food. By and large if you don’t recognize it by name then don’t eat it!

8: Not All Fats are Bad

Good fats like omega-3 and omega-6. These are known as essential fatty acids (EFA’s) because we need them in our diet due to the fact that our bodies can’t actually make them. Omega-3 fatty acids in the oils from cold water fish such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, herring and sardines. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in cooking oils such as olive oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil.

9: Mind Your Salt & Sugar

The problem with salt is that it raises blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of stroke and heart disease. Sugar acts differently because it is loaded with calories, which, if they aren’t burned off during the day, have to be stored away into fat cells, resulting in weight gain.

10: Seasonal, Local, Organic

Although not always possible in practice, strive to use locally produced, organic ingredients that are in season. Seasonal ingredients are considered best because they are bound to be fresher and, therefore, their nutrient content will be at their maximum levels.

Step 3

Supplement your life to combat the toxic environment we live in.

We live in a toxic world, where our food, water and environment are all polluted by toxic chemicals such as: PCBs, Parabens, Fertilisers, heavy metals (such as lead and arsenic), Pesticides, Nitrates/Nitrites, Fluoride, Oestrogen / Hormones, Cryptosporidium, Chlorine,, Sulphates, Aspartame / Neotame in most diet drinks, Other Artificial Sweeteners Olestra / Olean, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG, hydrolyzed proteins) found in take away chinese etc, Preservatives / Additives, Genetically-Engineered Foods (Many Non-Organic Foods), Non-Organic Foods (Pesticides, Contaminated Sewage Sludge, Hormones), Dairy Foods / rBGH, Alcoholic Beverages (beer, wine), Allergy-Producing Foods, Microwave Oven Cooking, mercury, palladium, Cigarette Smoking / Second-Hand Smoke, household cleaners, personal care products etc, the list goes on and we can’t get away from it all.

Ideally we need to move anyway from the products in the list above, go organic and drink water from a reverse osmosis, mineralising water filter. However for some of us this is not going to happen.

Therefore we must consider supplementing our diets to make sure we combat these toxins. There are a few essential supplements we suggest you look at very seriously:

(Before starting on a supplement plan, we suggest that you book in for a full health appraisal prior to ascertain what areas your body is lacking)

(More detailed blogs will come soon regarding the profound positive effects of the list below)

Alkalizing Salts: Disease thrives in acidity. Health thrives in alkalinity. Neutralise the toxic acidity in your body and re-oxygenate the body up to 20% more.

Vitamin C: Gives your heart and arteries the essential nutrients they need to support repair and regeneration and to fight degenerative disease.

Omega 3s and especially: Heart / Brain Oil:  (see omega 3, blog)

Iodine and selenium and Tyrosine; these are powerful thyroid boosters that help maintain a healthy thyroid, boost the metabolism and raising energy levels.

A Probiotic:  helping to support healthy digestive and immune systems particularly those affected by their hectic lifestyle.

A Green drink:  Get one now!! Choose wisely, you want a powerhouse of natural greens: watercress, spinach, broccoli and kale. This is a phenomenal blend of health-promoting green vegetables for long-term health, energy and vitality.

An Antioxidant drink: A super fruit blend of juicy acai berries, blueberries and blackberries, would be great so its bursting with essential antioxidants to give your body a great defence against damaging free radicals.

A Growth hormone precursor:

A Mix of L – Arginine, L – Glutamine, L – Glycine, Potassium Ascorbate, B6, B12 & Folic acid and Niacin.

Why you ask? Well the good news is that your body must always product some minimal level of HGH or you would not be able to function. The bad news is that as you get past about 20 years old, your body produces less and less HGH each year. By age 60 you will probably have lost 75% of the HGH that your body produced.

If you are a numbers person, here are some average HGH secretion levels:

  • At 20 years old we average 500 micrograms/day
  • At 40 years old we average 200 micrograms/day
  • At 80 years old we average 25 micrograms/day

Human growth hormone and IGF-1 have been shown to play a significant role in:

  • Conversion of body fat to muscle mass
  • Growth of all tissues
  • Energy level
  • Tissue repair
  • Whole body healing
  • Cell replacement
  • Bone strength
  • Brain function
  • Sexual function
  • Organ health and integrity
  • Enzyme production
  • Integrity of hair, nails, skin and vital organs

Basically, anything that goes on in your body is in some way tied to HGH. This is why HGH is often called the “fountain of youth”. Elevated HGH levels are what make you feel young again.

You may see this list as overkill, and state that you can get these essential nutrient from your diet, which I would agree with, IF and it’s a big IF you were eating organic, fresh and varied nutrients everyday, without using household cleaners, personal care products and drinking tap water etc. Unfortunately very few of us can actually achieve this!!

So supplementing should be seriously considered.

Steps 4,5 and 6:

Exercising and de-stressing:

Although the next 3 stages are all similar I hope you’ll read through and understand why I have broken them down into 3 separate stages.

A quick note beforehand we start to talk about the stages is that we must try to rid ourselves of stresses before we take on any exercise.

When you are mentally stressed and you keep trying to push your body physically during workouts (which is therefore applying more stress to your body), the straw that can break the camel’s back will eventually happen (please read drop a dress size re. Cortisol levels).

 “Don’t train unless you can gain.”

This means that unless you can give 100% to your training session, you are wasting your time.
Remember this: you either get better or worse, you never stay the same. If this session is not going to make you better, then you need more rest and you should go for a massage, swim or walk along the beach, get fresh air and sunlight. I do anything to de-stress. Then when you arrive at your next session, you can then truly give it 100% and stimulate a result.
If you are going to be able to give 100% to the training session and get the results you deserve for your efforts, you must make sure you work at reducing stress in your life and improve your health.

In regards to the exercising, your plan should consist of the following elements:

(please make sure you book in with a qualified trainer and get signed off by your GP before entering any exercise regime)

Cardiovascular: Bike, run, swim, row, etc,

Make sure it’s done at a high intensity and do it for short periods of time, but do that multiple times. This will cause your body to adapt and change, making you fitter and leaner. NO more running for hours on that treadmill. Hooray I hear you say.

Resistance work: yes weights!!

Adding weights to your session will increase your metabolism, burn more calories, tone or build your muscles and make you look great. Make sure your weights work includes big lifts, such as squats, deadlifts, clean & jerks and bench presses to name just a few. Make sure you have a trainer to help you here.

Gymnastics: no not running round in a leotard,

But using your bodyweight as resistance, like press-ups, pulls ups, sit ups and maybe even a handstand. Making sure your body can move, lift and hold its own weight will make your daily life much easier.

To sum it up, get a personalized exercise programme from a personal trainer, it should be done 3 – 4 days per week, it needs to be constantly varied, and done at a high intensity including some functional exercises (exercises that mimic what you do in your daily life), cardiovascular work and gymnastic elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow.

This variety of exercise will not only sculpt the body that you desire, but make you ready for anything that life throws at you.

Remember routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.

Step 4

Getting through the first few days of pain, with little change in body shape.

The first 1-30 Days, starting to FEEL different!
During the first 30 days you will notice your cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance & strength rapidly increase as your body adapts from an untrained state. This is especially the case if you haven’t exercised regularly in a while.

If improving flexibility was one of your primary goals and you have been working on it, expect it to slowly improve. While you will feel like you have more energy and are getting in shape, your body composition is likely not to significantly change in the first month of training because your body adapts neurologically first.

Step 5

Staying focused and motivated, with the help of others and a great plan.

The next 30-60 Days, starting to SEE change!
During the second month of training you will continue to make improvements in your cardiovascular endurance as well as muscular strength and endurance gains. Although the gains won’t be as rapid as the first month, your personal trainer should be adjusting your program to avoid plateau and keep making progress.

During the second month of training you can expect your body composition to slowly begin to improve provided you have been eating correctly and doing the prescribed exercise during the training sessions and on your own time. Your flexibility will slowly improve as long as you keep working on it by stretching the specific muscles you want to become more flexible.

Step 6

Maintaining the workload and achieving your desired result.

90+ Days onwards, change is here, now to MAINTAIN!
If you maintain your regular exercise with a personal trainer and exercise on your own time you can expect your body composition to continually improve.

From 90 days and beyond improving your fitness assessment results for muscular strength & endurance as well as cardiovascular endurance will gradually become more difficult as you are in a trained state.

If you have been working on flexibility you will start making noticeable progress. Your muscles will feel less tense and you will increase your range of motion about your joints.

The Most Important Thing to Consider: Persistence Pays Off

Achieving results in a fitness program will never be an overnight process. If you are exercising with a personal trainer, putting in exercise on your own time and attempting to eat right, results will come in time.

Basic Results Timeline

  • In the first 30 days of training you will FEEL the difference.
  • In the 2nd 30 Days of training you will be able to SEE the difference.
  • For 60 days and beyond of training your colleagues, family & friends will see the difference. A good time to call up a friend who you haven’t seen in a while!! See what they say about you!

So there we are people, 6 steps to achieving the body, life and performance you desire.

1)    Detoxify and Alkalize

2)    Get your nutrition right

3)    Supplement to combat the toxic environment

4)    Get a training plan from a Personal trainer and start to FEEL results.

5)    Change your program with your trainer and KEEP training and start to SEE results.

6)    MAINTAIN all that hard work and live a much healthy, energized and exciting life!!!

Please feel free to contact RE:Born Wellness on info@rebornpt.co.uk or call 01202 671783 for more information or to book in for our full health appraisal and programming.


Mercury vs your thyroid…


In this Blog, we are going to look at just two damaging effect Mercury has on the thyroid and blood oxygenation, however there are many more negative effects this toxic metal has on our bodies, such as including damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs which i will cover in future articles.

Mercury, considered to be both the most toxic non-radioactive element and the most volatile heavy metal and SHOULD not be handled by people.
So why are we told, and how can it be that is it is safe to keep mercury in our mouths?

Eight million mercury fillings are put in people’s mouths in Britain every year. This includes children. This is insanity in its highest order and the British Dental Association is an absolute disgrace. They continually deny that mercury fillings cause any health concerns.

Dr. Boyd Halley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Professor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky and an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, at Yale University Medical School has conducted some of the most important research on the biochemical effects of inorganic mercury, specifically from dental amalgams.

His results have never been refuted.

Dr. Halley has proven, beyond any challenge, that mercury vapour is released from dental amalgam fillings in large concentrations Even in fillings more than 20 years old.
Each amalgam filling has as much mercury as a thermometer, and its poisonous vapors are constantly emitted from the teeth to the brain. This is a particular risk, according to the U.S. government, to the developing brain of the child. The foetus is at the greatest risk of all if the pregnant woman has dental fillings drilled out or implanted, because of the proven transport of mercury through the placenta. So too is the nursing infant of a woman with amalgam dental fillings, because of the transport of mercury into the breast milk.

Mercury and the Thyroid Gland

So why and how does this toxic metal effect our thyroid?

First lets understand what the thyroid does?

The role of the thyroid is to stimulate metabolism (Helping the body make energy), keeping the body temperature regulated and assist other organs in their function and along with the parathyroid glands (beside or near thyroid), controls the body’s circulating calcium levels.

The thyroid has four iodine binding sites or receptors on the thyroid gland. These receptors bind with the iodine we get from our diet. The iodine enters the thyroid and activates it. If the thyroid is not absorbing enough iodine it will not be fully activated and the body’s temperature will be abnormally low.
Enter dental mercury. I discovered that mercury from dental fillings can migrate to the thyroid gland and can sit on one or more of the thyroid’s four iodine receptors, blocking iodine from reaching the receptors, thereby preventing full activation of the thyroid. Not a good situation!!

Blocked by dental mercury, iodine cannot be absorbed in normal amounts by the thyroid gland. The result is low body temperature or hypothyroidism.
“An underactive thyroid gland can contribute to heart disease and the propensity to sustain a heart attack.” states Broda O Barnes, M.D. a Connecticut physician who specialized in identifying and treating the many unsuspected connections between low thyroid activity and health problems. “I am convinced that we are seeing today many more people with low thyroid function than ever before” explained Dr. Barnes “and that the rising incidence of heart attacks is related to the rising incidence of hypothyroidism.”

Mercury is a toxic metal with significant effects on the thyroid. There is ample evidence that mercury leaches from dental amalgam fillings and contributes to thyroid disease and anaemia. While large doses of mercury can induce hyperthyroidism, smaller amounts can induce hypothyroidism by interfering with both the production of thyroxin (T4) and the conversion of T4 to T3.
Mercury inhibits the conversion of thyroid hormones T4 (thyroxine) to T3 (triiodothyronine)—a process called monodeiodination. Decreased T3 levels are often associated with fatigue, depression, erratic heat regulation, high cholesterol, and numerous other thyroid-related ailments.

Regarding the thyroid, selenium is a component of the enzyme that helps convert T4 to T3 peripherally, so deficiencies of selenium may impair thyroid function and promote hypothyroidism. Taking selenium with Lugols Iodine is a great way to kick-start the thyroid and help the body detoxify mercury.

Mercury and oxygen starvation:

In short, mercury interferes with a whole host of vital body functions and destroys body chemistry. For instance, chronic fatigue can be related to oxygen insufficiency. Mercury prevents oxygen from binding with the haemoglobin in red blood cells.

Hemoglobin has passenger seats for oxygen that are called binding sites. Each binding site is capable of binding to one oxygen molecule and transporting it to tissues that are low in oxygen. Oxygen jumps off the passenger seat and leaps to help deprived tissue with little effort.

SHOULD MERCURY COME ALONG, UNLIKE OXYGEN, IT JUMPS INTO THE PASSENGER SEAT, BUCKLES UP, AND PLANS TO STAY THERE UNTIL THE RED BLOOD CELL IS RECYCLED. WHEN ENOUGH MERCURY COMBINES WITH THESE PASSENGER SEATS ON THE HEMOGLOBIN, THE BODY EXPERIENCES CHRONIC FATIGUE DUE TO LACK OF OXYGEN TRANSPORT.

I have simply scratched the surface on the dangers of having mercury fillings in your mouth, but i hope this enlightens you into what the dangers are of this MAD method of dentistry.

So what to do?

If you have amalgam fillings in your mouth, I urge you to get them removed after placing yourself on Heavy Metal Detox for 1 month before and at least 3 months after. Consult with a mercury free dentist who understands the dangers of silver (mercury) fillings about getting them removed.

Research also show that you should be using a high dose vitamin C alongside the heavy metal detox protocol.

Call and book in now for the RE:Born total health appraisal and programme.

www.rebornpt.co.uk


Coconut oil, tastes GREAT, smells better and aids in burning FAT fast.

First of all,  let me explain how I came about researching into this natural super food and once again prove that keep our nutrition as close to nature reaps benefits.

I heard about 2 years ago, whilst looking for a natural fat burner that Matt Lovell, the nutritionist for Britain’s rugby team was supplementing the team’s diet with the oil.

Lovell says coconut oil helps raise metabolism and burn fat, which helped rugby players increase muscle mass. He says in the first year of using coconut oil as a supplement, members of the rugby team shed fat and gained muscle. In 2007, the team carried an average of 4.4 pounds of extra muscle weight than did the members of the 2003 team. Lovell says he understands skepticism about eating fat to lose fat, but his experience supports the premise.

This result is due to the oil containing lesser calories than other oils, its fat content is easily converted into energy and it does not lead to accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries. Coconut oil really does work wonders in boosting energy and endurance, and enhancing the performance of athletes and clients.

However that was just a drop in the ocean, research shows that the health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength……WOW, what a complete natural remedy.

Today in countries where coconut oil is still widely used, heart and vascular disease remain uncommon.

These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc……

How is Lauric Acid Used by our body?

The antiviral properties of lauric acid were first discovered when researchers were investigating the anti-infective properties of human breast milk. Human and mammalian breast milk are rich in lauric. These fatty acids and monoglycerides provide protection against infections to babies, whose immune systems are still developing.

When nursing mothers include coconut oil in their diet, the level of these fatty acids in their breast milk can triple.

The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It also helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. As a result of these various health benefits of coconut oil, though its exact mechanism of action was unknown, it has been extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system.

Let us now explore the benefits of coconut oil in detail:

Heart Diseases:

There is a misconception spread among many people, that coconut oil is not good for the heart. This is because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. However, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart.

It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems including high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as it happens in case of other vegetables oils. It does not lead to increase in LDL levels. It also reduces the incidence of injury in arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.

Weight Loss:

Coconut oil is very useful in reducing weight. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. Further, it increases the body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning out more energy and helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight. Hence, people living in tropical coastal areas, who eat coconut oil daily as their primary cooking oil, are normally not fat, obese or overweight.

Digestion:

Internal use of coconut oil occurs primarily as cooking oil. Coconut oil helps in improving the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion related problems including irritable bowel syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have anti microbial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc., that cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Immunity:

Coconut oil is also good for the immune system. It strengthens the immune system as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV.

Infections:

Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc. It also kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, etc. Coconut oil is also effective on fungi and yeast that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, etc.

So know you know the benefits, let us find out how to use it.

You can use coconut oil for all frying and stir frying. It is heat stable and has a shelf life of over one year. You can also use it as a direct substitute for butter, ghee, margarine and other culinary oils. When warmed (it needs to be liquefied, it solidifies at 70 degrees F) and combined with a culinary vinegar and herbs, it makes an excellent salad dressing.

Dosage: How much (Coconut Oil) lauric acid or Monolaurin is needed?

Infants probably consume between 0.3 and 1 gram per kilogram of body weight if they are fed human milk or an enriched infant formula that contains coconut oil. This amount appears to have always been protective to some degree.

Extrapolating breast milk content of lauric acid and scaling the quantity to the body weight of an adult, an estimated intake of approximately 24 grams of coconut oil per day may provide protective levels for an adult.

This is the equivalent of 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil, 10 ounces of coconut milk or 7 ounces of raw coconut (approximately one half of a raw coconut per day).

The Dayrit study of Monolaurin and coconut oil as a therapy for HIV used dosages of 7.5 to 22 grams of monolaurin per day in three divided doses or 45 ml. (approximately 3 tablespoons) of coconut oil per day. The coconut oil and monolaurin both demonstrated a beneficial result in reducing viral loads and improving white cell counts. Growing children probably need about the same amount as adults.

Safety Precautions and Side Effects:

Coconut oil is food and can be consumed freely without any adverse effects. The only precaution is to keep your total calories within the range that is appropriate for your body type and activity level. Lauric acid from coconut oil is converted into monolaurin in the human body. Monolaurin is also considered to be a food.

I hope this helps you in making this all important choice to add this oil to your diet!

Please feel free to contact us on info@rebornpt.co.uk, call 01202 671783 or visit our website www.rebornpt.co.uk should you wish to find out more info on us, nutrition or maybe book in a FREE health consultation.

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Low testosterone vs the BEER belly!!!

OK an article for you guys, or girls read it for your guy.

Are you struggling to lose weight, is your belly growing or have you developed moobs? well then please read on.

You’re a middle-aged man with an expanding waistline and cholesterol levels just edging into the danger zone. Your muscles are a little flabby and so is your sex drive. You’re probably blaming it all on lack of exercise and a little too much wine.

But the problem could be something more insidious – you could have too much of the female hormone oestrogen.

As Professor Richard Sharpe, a senior scientist with the Medial Research Council Human Reproductive Science Unit, explains: ‘Both sexes need to keep their levels of oestrogen and testosterone in balance for good health. There is no absolute level of either for men and women – it is the relative levels that are important.’

The problem is that the balance between our male and female hormones can change. And it seems that men are particularly affected – indeed, over his lifetime a man will have more oestrogen circulating in his body than a woman.

And too much oestrogen is not good – it raises men’s risk of blood clots, encourages middle-aged spread (bad for heart health and diabetes) and possibly even affects their prostate.

The balance between oestrogen and testosterone doesn’t usually cause problems in men until middle age. That’s when their testosterone levels go into a downward spiral.

‘First, you produce less because of general ageing, but to make things worse, more of what you do make is turned into oestrogen,’ explains Professor Ashley Grossman, an endocrinologist at Bart’s Hospital, London.

Too much oestrogen in the body is known to increase body fat. This body fat then pumps out more oestrogen!!! AGGHHH, not good news….plus it’s not just age-related changes in the testosteroneoestrogen balance that affect men – you will also be getting more oestrogen from the environment:

Oestrogen is found in parts per billion in UK waters, we become receptive to these hormones in parts per trillion!!! These hormones are also found along with every other chemical you could imagine, inc.

  • Chlorine
  • Fluorine compounds
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • arsenic
  • radium
  • aluminium
  • copper
  • lead
  • mercury
  • cadmium
  • barium
  • Hormones
  • Nitrates
  • Pesticides

‘We know that pesticides and other chemicals have oestrogen-like effects,’ says Professor Banks. ‘When you add it all up, it’s clear that men are being increasingly feminised.’

Below we look at a couple of adverse effects high levels of oestrogen have on men.

WEIGHT GAIN: Rising levels of oestrogen encourage the development of male beer bellies.‘Oestrogen encourages fat to accumulate around the central part of the body,’ explains Professor Grossman. ‘The problem is that the fat cells, in turn, produce an enzyme that encourages testosterone to be converted into oestrogen.’

So you end up with even more oestrogen and lower testosterone levels than normal – as well as weight gain, this can lead to tiredness, flabby muscles and reduced libido.

ENLARGED PROSTATE: It’s thought too much oestrogen might contribute to an enlarged prostate, an age related condition where the gland surrounding the man’s urethra grows, affecting urine flow and causing the need to use the lavatory more often at night.

MALE BREASTS: Male breasts are common in puberty, explains Professor Stafford Lightman, an endocrinologist and professor of medicine at Bristol University.

‘At this time, young boys start to produce sex hormones in large quantities for the first time.

‘Normally, the body recovers from this and the breasts vanish without the need for treatment.’ However, in older men the change in hormone balance causes fatty deposits to settle in the breast area, creating ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’.

So what is the answer?

Get a personal trainer FAST, one that will prescribe you the correct exercises, not the ones you see the guys in the local gym doing, you know the ones doing the mirror muscle workouts, biceps curls and tricep kickbacks!!! starting training like a coached athlete.

Your programme needs to include:

  1. Compound weight-lifting exercises that train several large muscle groups, and not just one or two smaller muscles. For example squats, deadlifts, cleans and bench presses.
  2. Get the weight right, throwing around  2 kg dumbbells won’t help you effect a rise in testosterone. Start off by using a heavy weight that you can lift only five times. That weight is about 85 percent of your one-repetition maximum.
  3. Do more sets and less reps. Researchers at Penn State determined that this fosters greater increases in testosterone than just one or two sets. Rest a full minute between sets, so you can regain enough strength to continue lifting at least 70 percent of your one-rep maximum during the second, third and forth sets.
  4. Rest, going everyday to the gym, will break your body down. If you overtrain — meaning you don’t allow your body to recuperate adequately between training sessions — your circulating testosterone levels can plunge by as much as 40 percent, according to a study at the University of North Carolina.

Don’t starve yourself.

When you want to trim down quickly, you probably starve yourself. One of the many reasons this stops working in your 30s, when your natural testosterone levels start dropping, is pretty simple: Cutting your calorie intake by more than 15 percent makes your brain think you’re starving, so it shuts down testosterone production to wait out the famine. “There’s no need to reproduce if you’re starving,” explains Thomas Incledon of Human Performance Specialists in Plantation, Fla.

Skip the Atkins Fad

Research suggests that eating a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can cramp your testosterone levels. High amounts of dietary protein in your blood can eventually lower the amount of testosterone produced in your testes, says Incledon, who observed this relationship in a Penn State study of 12 healthy, athletic men.

Your protein intake should be about 16 percent of your daily calories, Incledon says. So, if you’re the average 170-pound man who eats 2,900 calories a day, you should eat about 140 grams of protein daily, which is about the amount in two chicken breasts and a 6-ounce can of tuna.

Have Morning Sex

German scientists found that simply having an erection causes your circulating testosterone to rise significantly — and having one in the morning can goose your natural post-dawn testosterone surge. It’s a sure bet you’ll burn a little fat, too.

Make Nuts Your Midnight Snack

Nuts are good for your nuts. Research has found that men who ate diets rich in monounsaturated fat — the kind found in peanuts — had the highest testosterone levels. “It’s not known why this occurs, but some scientists believe that monounsaturated fats have a direct effect on the testes,” says Incledon. Nuts, olive oil, canola oil and peanut butter are good sources of monounsaturated fat.

Drive Home Sober

To maintain a healthy testosterone count — and titanium erections — cut yourself off after three drinks. “Binge drinking will kill your testosterone levels,” warns Incledon. getting drunk can reduce your testosterone by up to 25% for 48hrs!!

Have a Sandwich at 3 p.m.

As any sensible woman knows, the way to put hair on a man’s chest is to fill his stomach. Your body needs a ready supply of calories to make testosterone, so regularly skipping meals or going for long stretches without eating can cause your levels of the hormone to plummet.

Buy the Fried Tortilla Chips, no really you need some FAT!!

If you want to raise your testosterone score, eat a diet that includes about 30 percent fat, and not much less. Your body needs dietary fat to produce testosterone, so eating like a vegetarian aerobics instructor will cause your testosterone levels to sink drastically. This is bad, unless you actually are a vegetarian aerobics instructor.

Stop Surfing the internet at 2 a.m.

Sleeping less than seven to eight hours a night can screw up your circadian rhythm. That’s why it’s no wonder your testosterone levels are higher in the morning after a good night’s sleep.

For more info, or to book your anabolic drive consultation call 01202 671783 or email us on info@rebornpt.co.uk.

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Drop a dress size in 8 weeks, hard work made easy at RE:Born.

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Drop a dress size in 8 weeks.

Such a simple statement, but probably the one that most of our clients and most women around the world will battle with their whole lives.

Dropping a dress size, be it for an event, a special occasion, work, their partner or just maybe actually for themselves, and why not?

Being able to slip into a size smaller (or more) dress can be the most rewarding experience chased by our clients. Who cares what size they were, its all about how they LOOK and FEEL now!

Its this emotional reward that our clients love that has driven us to develop the most detailed, effective and guaranteed to work package that has seen over 100 women hit the dress size of their dreams.

So what do we know that you may not?

Well first we know that 93 – 97% of anyone following a fad diet will fail, sorry its true. There are several reason for this, firstly its so hard to make that behavioral modification in the face of the easy to buy incorrect food choices, secondly in this day and age we also inherently lead sedentary lives and of course the intense media programming telling us to take a magic pill or follow some celebrity and their baby food diet?

In fact there something much more powerful than these environmental stimuli stopping us from losing weight, its our hormones. Especially a powerful one called Cortisol.

Cortisol is a regulator of your blood sugar, energy production, inflammation and immune system. If this is not working in unity with you…GOOD LUCK chasing the fat loss dream.

You’re probably asking yourself a question right now, are my cortisol levels high? Yes is a good guess without meeting you, especially if any of the below applies to you:

  1. You are under any form of stress (did you shout at someone when driving today?)
  2. You have taken or are on any type up drug, be in medicinal or recreational.
  3. You are subject to intense heat, cold or noise daily.
  4. You are training too hard and overexerting yourself.
  5. Suffering from or had a recent trauma.
  6. Currently or have had recently been ill or had an infection.
  7. Worried about something.
  8. Fearful.
  9. Not eating a balanced diet.
  10. Eat fatty foods, eat processed out of a packet meals, eat canned goods.
  11. Drinking coffee, tea, red bull and any other stimulants.
  12. Eat a refined sugary foods.
  13. Using beauty products
  14. etc etc etc

As you can see the list is extensive, all of the above with cause your cortisol levels to rise through the cumulative effect on your stress levels. Continual living in this state will cause your cortisol to contribute to the accumulation of abdominal, hip and thigh FAT, and make it very hard to get rid of.

Believe me when I say that 80% of our clients before they start are following a diet and lifestyle that is putting their cortisol levels through the roof, and its not their fault is how we live to day, our diets are full of toxins, the lifestyles we choose give us undue stresses and we don’t exercise (If we do exercise we do incorrectly, not relative to our goals, ability or at the intensity required to make a difference).

Oh no, I hear you cry, what can I do?

Well look no further, we have an all encompassing, non gimmick, proven package including nutritional coaching, personal training, lifestyle management, supplementation and well being acupressure massage therapy, that will, and please let me stress that again WILL change the way you LOOK and FEEL.

Call us today on 01202 671783 or email info@rebornpt.co.uk for your FREE consultation.

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We are here to help you look great.

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Omega 3 supplementation for health and to aid weight loss.

Omega 3 (Fish oils)

The modern Western diet has a real deficit of Omega 3 fatty acids. Today we lead generally sedentary lives, not the active hunter-gatherer lifestyle our genetics were designed for. The average diet today is high in saturated foods, trans fats, and foods rich in grains and refined sugars. Our modern diet is also poor in omega-3 fatty acids. (honestly how much fish do you eat?, not fish and chips, good quality fish from non-polluted mercury filled waters!!)

This combination of sedentary life and our modern diet is the prime cause for our epidemic of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.

So why are Fish oils Omega 3′s so very very important?

Before we answer this question, first we need to understand that being over weight / being obese (A chronic disease) is actually the body being in an inflamed state, due to the adipose tissue (fat tissue) becoming swollen (beer belly, big hips, big bum) and producing TNF IL6 which generate PRO inflammatory cytokines (small cell-signaling protein molecules that are secreted by the glial cells of the nervous system and by numerous cells of the immune system, these are the guys that make you feel ill)

Not only will we feel the psychological effects (do you really know how being well feels) of additional weight but we in turn will have a higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer (prostate, colon and breast) and arthritis. To top that off engorged fat cells release more inflammatory proteins in our body that normal fat cells do. That means the more overweight you are the more inflammation your body produces. As a result this leads to more degenerative conditions and pain, such as, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, cancers and migraines.

Renowned scientist, Dr. Nigel Plummer, says even depression is linked to inflammation and toxins crossing the blood brain barrier. Inflammation in the blood vessels causes an increase in the incidence of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack and strokes. In light of this information it makes sense why most often heavier people have a much higher risk of certain diseases. So how can we combat this epidemic and lose weight and consequently reduce the size of fat cells?

Well, we need to detox first by removing all the harmful toxins as much as you can from your diet and surroundings.

GET SOME EXERCISE, EAT, DRINK and LIVE Clean.

Go Organic, eat a variety of foods (50% raw), fresh veg and fruit in abundance, drink filtered water and stop eating processed rubbish!!

and yes of course you’ve got it!! take Omega-3′s, due to their key components both DHA and EPA having the following effect on the body:

DHA: An Omega-3 fatty acid, known for its importance for healthy brain function and cardio protection.

EPA: An Omega-3 fatty acid that helps regulate the pro-inflammatory effects of Omega-6 fats, helping reduce the pain of several agerelated diseases like arthritis.

Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation:

Fish oil plus gamma linolenic acid (GLA) increase’s the body’s production of good eicosanoids (Anti-Inflammotaries). Therefore taking Omega 3′s will give you an increase in these eicosanoids which will help in the reduction of cytokines (these little buggers are what make you feel ill), they will down regulate the production of arachidonic acid (Bad eicosandoids, this flammatory regulator is PRO-inflammation, BAD news), help smooth out the heart rymthm, reduce inflammation, and will cause the enhanced release of growth hormone from the pituatary gland and this increases lean muscle mass.

The omega-3 fatty acid-rich oils have also been shown in hundreds of studies to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, including many studies in diabetics.

They help remind the body to turn inflammatory reactions off when they are no longer needed, therefore helping bringing an end to the inflamed body.

I hope you see from this small article the power of these oil’s, please do not negate the effect and hold off before you start using fish oil supplementation. you only get 1 go at this life, so make it a healthy one!!

FOR MORE INFO ON ALL WEIGHT LOSS, FITNESS, NUTRITION AND HEALTH INFO why don’t you give us a call on 01202 671783 or email us at info@rebornpt.co.uk.

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What your council may not be telling you about adding fluoride to our drinking water!!

Many local councils in the uk, are starting to add fluoride to our drinking water, without the consent of the general public.

This is due a thought from government officials that the extra fluoride may help protect children’s teeth!!!

However have a read of this and then make your mind up whether it’s a good idea.

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Cellular Metabolism is Controlled by Thyroid.

The rate of cellular metabolism and energy production is regulated by thyroid hormones. These hormones are deficient in many people because their body has insufficient iodine to produce them. The result is fatigue, depression, overweight, dry skin, cold hands or feet, hair loss, brittle nails, puffy eyes, constipation, brain damage and a lower IQ. There is a simple way to correct iodine deficiency that you can read about here.

However, even if you have enough iodine, you may still have insufficient thyroid hormones due to the presence of iodine blockers in your diet. Chlorine and fluoride are iodine blockers commonly added to municipal drinking water. Bromide is an iodine blocker used to bleach white flour for bread. These chemicals compete with the uptake of iodine and slow the production of essential thyroid hormones. Certain foods have the same effect, such as soy products that can interfere with the absorption and assimilation of iodine. For healthy cellular metabolism, you need a healthy thyroid gland producing abundant thyroid hormones.

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In the body, iodine is displaced by fluorine, chlorine and bromine. These four minerals are known as “halogens”. The smaller the atomic weight, the more reactive is the element. Here are the atomic weights of the four halogens:

fluorine 18.99
chlorine 35.45
bromine 79.90
iodine 126.70

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“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
- Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute

“Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”
- U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality

“In the 1960s mandated iodine containing dough was equivalent to the RDA of 150 ug per slice of bread. At that time the incidence of breast cancer was only 1 in 20. In the past 20 years the use of iodine supplementation in bread was eliminated and a goiter producing substance toxic to the thyroid gland (bromine) was introduced as replacement for iodine. The risk for breast cancer is now 1 in 8 and this risk is increasing by one percent each year.”
- Dr. James Howenstine, MD

There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America.
- Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

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“It is of interest to note that breast tissue contains lactoperoxydase which is capable of oxydation and organification of iodide and bromide. The breast needs iodine for normal function and protection against breast cancer. High bromide levels in breast tissue would compete with iodine, interfering with the cancer-protecting role of iodine in the breast.”
- Guy. E. Abraham, MD

“An intake of 150 µg/day of iodine will prevent goiters and the other recognized iodine deficiency disorders, but not breast disease. Prevention of breast disease requires higher doses of iodine. Indeed, a reasonable hypothesis is that, like goiters and cretinism, fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer are iodine deficiency disorders (also uterine fibroids).”
- Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

“Iodine also induces apoptosis, programmed cell death.”
– Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

“…iodine in the extra-cellular fluid outside of the cells is the main surveillance system for abnormal cells…The name of this process is apoptosis…Carefully documented descriptions of the cancer process at different places in the body reveals most cancers have similar stages through which it passes. The cancers are not really cancer until the cells start to move by invasion through the nearby connective tissue. Cells develop abnormalities for a variety of reasons and can continue to become abnormal all the way up through atypical cells and to carcinoma in situ…Iodine in correct doses will reverse all of the changes up to and including the carcinoma in situ.”
- David M. Derry, MD, PhD

“Dr. Abraham has proposed that the optimal daily dose of iodine for a person is approximately 12.5 mg, which is 100 times the RDA of 0.125 mg…Japanese women, who have one of the lowest breast cancer rates in the world, ingest more than 13 mg of iodine daily from seaweed without suffering any adverse consequences…Dr. Abraham notes that research has shown that the thyroid gland prefers to utilize the iodide form of iodine, while other organs, such as the breast and ovaries, prefer the elemental form of iodine. Both of these forms are present in Lugol’s solution…The dosage of about 12.5 mg of iodine daily can be obtained with 2 drops of Lugol’s solution or as an identical over-the-counter solution. This same dosage is also available over-the-counter in tablet or capsule. Each capsule or tablet or 2 drops of the Lugol’s solution contains 5 mg of the reduced elemental form of iodINE (preferred by the breast, ovary and prostate) and 7.5 mg in the iodIDE form (preferred by the thyroid gland). Numerous testimonials indicate that many patients improve many symptoms with optimal supplementation of this supplement.”
- Michael B. Schachter, MD

“Of all the elements known so far to be essential for human health, iodine is the most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, iodine is the safest of all the essential trace elements, being the only one that can be administered safely for long periods of time to large numbers of patients in daily amounts as high as 100,000 times the RDA.”
- Dr. David Brownstein

“…our modern agriculture decreased potassium and iodine in our nutrition, precisely the minerals essential for prevention of cancer.” – Max Gerson, M.D. page 142.

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Nutrients That Help Restore Apoptosis

Iodine
Coenzyme Q10
Curcumin

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A diet high in nucleotides will increase cellular metabolism and the production of energy. Essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6 in equal quantities) increase oxidation, energy levels, and stamina, plus regular exercise.

In summary, please join any campaign you can to lobby against this potential health risk in your area.


Sun is out, not too late for that beach body!!

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Come down to sandbanks, Poole today and get working on your beach body whilst this amazing weather lasts.


Coconut Oil, super food and fat burner.

Coconut oil.

Why are we not all eating this wonder food?

The benefits of coconut oil truly reach far and wide, but certain components of this tropical oil stand out for their valuable contribution to good health. Lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found mainly in coconut oil, is one of these prized substances. Pure coconut oil contains about 50 percent lauric acid, and is the most abundant natural source of lauric acid available.

How the Body Uses Lauric Acid

When lauric acid is present in the body, it is converted into monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound which exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antifungal properties. It acts by disrupting the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses, thus destroying them.

The compound monolaurin is an effective treatment for candida albicans and fungal infections like ringworm and athlete’s foot. Monolaurin also specifically targets bacterial infections as well as lipid-coated viruses like herpes, the measles, influenza, hepatitis C and HIV. Researchers in the Philippines have even begun studies to prove the effectiveness of lauric acid against HIV/AIDS because of its strong antiviral properties. Plus, lauric acid is basically non-toxic, which gives it a distinct advantage over modern pharmaceutical drugs that are typically used to fight viruses, bacterial infections and fungal infections.

Without a plentiful source of lauric acid, the body cannot produce monolaurin, and all of these important benefits are lost. Many people who regularly consume coconut oil experience less sickness. Breast milk is the only other natural source that contains such a high concentration of lauric acid, which could explain the drastic decrease of infections of all types in breast-fed babies.

A Missing Element in Today’s Diet

The lauric acid content of foods and infant formulas has been rapidly decreasing over the years. Manufacturers and consumers alike have turned from using coconut oil and have replaced it with cheap vegetable oils, obliterating lauric acid intake in the process.

There is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) for lauric acid, but as a guideline, Dr. Mary G. Enig suggests adults and growing children can benefit from an intake of 10 to 20 grams of lauric acid per day. It’s interesting to note that nursing babies consume up to 1 gram of lauric acid per kilogram of body weight per day.

You can get about two grams of lauric acid from one tablespoon of dried coconut, and quality coconut milk will contain about three and a half grams per two ounces. But coconut oil by far contains the best concentration of lauric acid – about seven grams per tablespoon.

Renowned coconut oil experts like Mary Enig and Bruce Fife recommend the average person eat about three tablespoons of coconut oil each day. This amount will not only provide protection against bacteria and viruses, but it will also increase your metabolism and improve the condition of your skin and hair, in addition to many other benefits.

To reap the full benefits of using coconut oil, choose a high-quality source that offers coconut oil in its best form: organic, cold-pressed and extra virgin.

Call 01202 671783 now to order your coconut oil.