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Insulin, Salt and ‘Fat Traps’

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my blog on biochemical ‘Fat Traps’ and hormones Insulin and Insulin Resistance  Certain hormones, especially insulin and thyroid hormone decide what the body does with the energy that it has. Energy is the food we eat or the energy stores we have, fat and muscle.Research is starting to…

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Is your inner ear responsible for your neck pain?

Hello and welcome to my blog. The vestibular system – functional significance The vestibular system or inner ear AKA your balance system is the fastest system in the body and vestibular imbalances cause a whole host of problems other than just bad balance. Our brains are wired for SURVIVAL and a functioning vestibular system does…

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Easy 15min Routine To Relieve Back Pain

Hello and welcome to my video blog Today it is a short 15 min video to help with back pain, just scroll down the page to the video link. Pretty much everybody gets a bought of back pain and it can be very frustrating when you can’t do the things you love or are in…

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Brain Training To Increase Resilience and Performance

Hello and welcome to my blog This week the topic is brain training to improve ‘performance’ by hacking into mental fatigue by building resilience. This is called Brain Endurance Training or BET or cognitive loading training. I have written ‘performance’ in inverted commas as these techniques were designed and tested on professional athletes and is…

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How Taking Action Boosts Confidence And Beats Depression

Helllo and welcome! Today’s blog is about confidence, taking action overcome negative thoughts, using positive distractions and positive self talk. Self confidence is the belief of believing in yourself, to believe that you can  accomplish what you set out to do, to overcome obstacles and challenges.     Why do some people struggle with confidence?…

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Fat Myths and Biochemistry

Hello and welcome to my blog Fat gets lots of hate  in many part of the world we try and burn, fat, bust fat, dissolve fat destroy fat and so forth. As a biochemist I have observed that many people are fascinated by fat, but have no idea what it really is. Fat is crucial…

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Handstand 101

Hello and welcome to my blog. This week the blog is not about hypnosis, neurology or biochemistry, its about handstands and it is a video blog. The handstand is the most important shape in gymnastics as I’m a gymnastics coach as well as a Pilates teacher. In terms of movement and the nervous system, going…

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Why Are More Pro Athletes Moving into Central Nervous System Training? Why Should You?

The nervous system is a complicated system of different types of nerves and cells that send and receive messages between the brain and spinal cord and different parts of the body.  In a nutshell, the purpose of the nervous system is to sense what is happening inside and outside the body and to react promptly,…

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Thyroid 101

Hello and welcome to my blog. This an introduction to the thyroid gland, thyroid hormones, what happens when it malfunctions and which test to get if you think you have a thyroid problem. 20 million or more people in the US have thyroid issues and many are un-diagnosed, meaning there is a lack of understanding…

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