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It’s a war and nothing less and it begins especially from the age of 30 on! The wrinkling skin, the sagging, the stretch marks, the stiff joints, the aches and pains – the aging!! The causes are many including declining hormone levels, stress, processed foods, alcohol and wear and tear. However, the good news is that the rate of decline is very much in your control. You can significantly slow down the aging process, much more than you could ever have imagined.

The real miracle against anti-aging is in the foods that you eat. This is because you eat at least 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year… Read more

Q. Should I take some supplements? Some people tell me I don’t need them.

A. My answer to this is a definite YES, but select ones that you truly need and avoid taking excesses of any supplements. True in an ideal World be would not need any supplements because we would get all we need from our food intake. But how many of us consistently eat this well?

There are currently too many factors affecting the possibility of us getting all the nutrition we need from food, direct factors like processing, cooking, storage and pesticide, then add lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, over medication… Read more

Q. Can you ever get rid of thunder thighs?

A. The root cause of thunder thighs is metabolism hormone imbalance in the body, so the best results for these areas will come from a plan that addresses these imbalances through food and nutritional supplements. However increasing the fibre in your diet and reducing your intake of spicy food – Curries, Other Chinese dishes, Thai food etc. is very very helpful as this improves hormone balance in these areas. From an exercise perspective toning is important but go for higher repetitions (about 20) and lower resistance and avoid too many hip/thigh exercises… Read more

80% of depression cases are connected to the poor performance of body organs/systems other than the brain e.g. low thyroid function, poor digestive system or exhausted adrenal glands. So in treating depression make sure to get to the root cause for the fastest and best results!

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs of your body with at least 500 key functions. It works 24/7 filtering all the junk that enters our body via food, medicines, alcohol, cosmetics and the environment. The herb ‘milk thistle’ is World famous for its ability to help liver function and help repair the damage … Read more

Even one glass of wine can greatly alter your hormone levels especially in women! Yes, depending on your hormone balance for some people just one glass can tip their hormones out of balance. So if you are a regular wine drinker (one or two glasses every evening) you need to seriously consider this!

The best time to exercise is early in the day if possible. By exercising early you not only maximize the benefits of the elevated metabolic rate that you get immediately after exercise but you tend to be a lot more active throughout the day burning even more calories!

Too much salt can build up your stomach … Read more

So far no effective weight loss pill or herb exists! The results at best have been very poor even from prescription weight loss drugs. Don’t let those adverts fool you! You are going to have to change your diet and exercise sometime to get real results.

To stop eating at 6pm is not beneficial and very often bad for your weight loss results! The ideal rule is to avoid a large meal within 3 hours of bed time and a smaller snack within 2 hours of bedtime. So count from your bedtime back and stop this miserable habit as you are suffering needlessly.

A large portion of your weight loss occurs after your workout!… Read more

The ideal amount of water to drink each day is 1L per 100lbs you weigh. So if you are 150lbs this should be 1.5L and 200 lbs then 2L. If you don’t drink water daily your insides are like a fish tank that hasn’t been cleaned out in weeks – get the picture!!

The ideal walking speed for weight loss is 12 minute miles. At this speed you burn great calories and greatly improve your metabolism. So whatever your current walking speed aim to gradually progress until you get to 12 minutes per mile!

Stress makes your stomach fat! Continuous stress causes high levels of cortisol to accumulate in the body especially… Read more

L-glutamine is an amino acid which is a building block for body proteins. It is the most abundant amino acid in the body, arguably the most important and has incredible functions and benefits.

Perhaps most important of all is that L-glutamine can be used to help make all other amino acids required by the body. This flexibility makes it incredibly useful for a multitude of requirements but especially tissue building. It is also involved in the production of glutathione (major body protector especially against cancer), glucosamine (major joint protector) and vitamin B3 (cholesterol controller)… Read more

Why Does My Cellulite Get Worse When I Lose Weight?

Cellulite very often gets worse during weight loss because of the poor nutrition people get from the diet they have chosen and because they do not include the right exercise. Good nutrition especially including essential fats (omega 3 and omega 6) and key minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc is critical for accessing this stubborn, isolated and compacted fat and most weight loss diets do not include enough of these. The demand for these is actually higher if you are exercising for weight loss something you absolutely should be doing.

Another… Read more

Unless you eat a very well designed and carefully thought out diet there is growing evidence that many people are not getting enough of key minerals including calcium, chromium, magnesium and zinc. Indeed it seems that up to 80% of us can be deficient. This is very worrying because the situation is likely to be a lot worse for those on poor weight loss diets and those who exercise regularly. A broader understanding of the roles these minerals play will perhaps motivate you to pay closer attention to them. Remember you are most likely to be deficient in them right now especially these 4 below!

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