New Year fat loss

Here is a sneak preview of our brand new updated “6 week fat loss programme”. We have added a multi media component with videos, podcasts and a digital workbook. With more exercises and updated nutrition information we feel this course is the best of its kind on the market.

When we make this available, very soon, we have a fantastic offer for you. More details in the New Year…

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7 steps to the body you want this New Year

Step 1: Do the HCL test and take fish oil

This is described in detail in my forth-coming book “The little book of nutrition tips” but safe to say most people are somewhat deficient in HCL and by supplementing your diet you will improve digestion and absorption of nutrients for fat loss. Take 1g of fish oil per % of body fat, For every 10g of fish oil you take, take 400IU of vit E and 1g of carnitine.

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Top tips from Dr Briffa

Here are some great tips from Dr Briffa, much along the lines i think about nutrition.

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Exercise increases telomere length

Article from Dr Mercola -Exercise increases telomere length

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Toxicity testing part 4

Mitochondria tests

Mitochondria are the energy producing furnaces of the body’s cells. Fats, carbohydrates and proteins can be metabolised to produce the body’s energy molecule called ATP. ATP (ADP+P) is shuttled across the mitochondrial membrane by translocator (TL) proteins in to the cytosol where is produces energy, ADP is then taken back in to the mitochondria to reform ATP. If the TL proteins are blocked by toxins it can affect energy production. It has been seen that up 40% of TL’s can be blocked in chronic fatigue. The mitochondrial translocator protein / mitochondrial membrane studies by Acumen can identify any toxins that are adducted to the mitochondrial DNA (different to genomic DNA found in the nucleus) or that are blocking translocator protein affecting energy production.

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Toxicity testing part 3

Testing for heavy metals

If you think you have metal toxicity you can look beyond a hair mineral analysis, which is commonly used. There are two tests that may be of use. First you can look at the red-cell form of the glutathione S-transferase enzyme (GST). GST is a family of enzymes that conjugates a toxin to reduced glutathione. Red blood cell GST is concerned with the detoxification of metals. Assessing this red blood cell enzyme can detect which metals you have been intoxicated with.
Another test to use is to quantify serum metallothionein and the metals it is carrying. Metallothionein is a cysteine-rich protein localised to the membrane of the Golgi apparatus of the cell. They have the capacity to bind metals and may provide protection against metal toxicity.

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A Paleo diet was found to be more satisfying than a Mediterranean diet

I am a big advocate of the Paleo diet – eating like a caveman. Here is a good piece of research I read from Dr Briffa’s site about how the Paleo diet was found to be more satisfying than a another popular healthy diet – The Mediterranean diet. Enjoy.

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Toxicity testing part 2

Fat cell biopsy

It’s commonly known that body fat acts as a reservoir of storage for toxins, especially fat soluble toxins. This keeps the toxins out of circulation and away from major organs. Testing what chemicals are stored in your body fat can tell you what level of toxic burden you have. A fat cell biopsy can test for a wide range of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides as well as volatile organic compounds such as benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene.

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Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid

Read this from Dr Mercola’s site – 10 food additives to avoid=>

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Winter season supplements part 2

Vitamin C
Vitamin C has anti-microbial and viracidal effects and has been shown to increase natural killer cell (immune cell) function by up to 200-400%.Take 1-4 gram of vitamin C a day.

Glutamine is the amino acid of the immune system and it is well known that blood levels of glutamine drop with infections. Take 1 scoop (10g) of glutamine every 1-2 hours in a glass of water if you feel yourself coming down with a cold.

Friendly bacteria in the gut set up a relationship with and boost the immune system. For example, a study from Pediatrics, July 2009, showed daily dietary probiotic supplementation for 6 months was a safe effective way to reduce incidence and duration of fever, rhinorrhea, cough and antibiotic use in children. If you have to take antibiotics this winter which kill bacteria – good or bad – take at least a 1 week course of high strength probiotics to re-establish friendly bacteria levels.

Research has shown the use of echinacea reduced the duration of colds by a day-and-a-half. Echinacea taken alongside vitamin C reduced getting a cold by 86%. When echinacea was used alone it reduced getting a cold by 65%. Take a good quality echinacea supplement. E-mail me to find out a good quality brand.

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