Thursday, February 16, 2012

how to heal stress london

Stress: Signs and Symptoms, Causes and Effects
Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.
If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

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What is stress?

The Body’s Stress Response

The Body’s Stress ResponseWhen you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action.
Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus – preparing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand.
Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response.
The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident.
The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when you’re attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you'd rather be watching TV.
But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

How deal  with stress 

1 rest more like do some art work
2 have a hot bath 
3 go for a walk 
5 spend time with some frends

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

do you feel low of have depression 5-HTPlondon

do you feel low of have depression 5-HTP

What is it?
Tryptophan is an amino acid found in meat, peanuts and sesame seeds. The brain converts tryptophan into 5-HTP - a variation of tryptophan - which is then turned into serotonin, one of the 'happy' chemicals that helps control our appetite, mood and sleep patterns.
How does it work?
Tryptophan is absorbed into the brain more easily when there is also carbohydrate present. When we are feeling depressed we tend to crave starchy foods in an unconscious effort to absorb more tryptophan, boosting our serotonin levels.
Taking 5-HTP as a supplement can boost our serotonin levels naturally so you avoid the food cravings and hopefully avoid putting on weight.and get weight loss personal trainer london 
Has it been proven?
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that obese patients taking 5-HTP had significantly greater weight loss than a control group who were not taking the supplement. Their carbohydrate intake was also reduced, but this may have been
because they were following a diet for part of the study.
Although the study was successful, it may be difficult to re-create the results for yourself. 'The study may have used 'drug like' levels of 5-HTP which cannot be bought over the counter,' says Lyndel Costain.
Where can I get it?
5-HTP is available in larger high-street chemists and good health food shops. If you think you are suffering from depression, talk to your GP who can help you treat the condition.
What is it?
Pyruvate is a natural compound produced by the body that helps with metabolism. It is used to help convert sugar in the blood into glycogen, the fuel that muscles use during exercise.
How does it work?
The theory is that taking extra pyruvate will stimulate your metabolism which can help you lose weight. Although pyruvate is involved in energy production, experts are still unsure exactly how it works.
Has it been proven?
The University of Pittsburgh conducted a study ten years ago that found taking large doses of pyruvate could reduce body fat without the need to do any exercise.
Another study following obese women taking up to 100g of pyruvate every day also found they lost weight and put less weight back on when they stopped dieting.
However, these studies have been heavily criticised. Experts are concerned about the high doses of pyruvate being taken as they could have an effect on the balance of minerals and salts in the body, leading to stomach upsets and nausea.
Lyndel Costain, consultant nutritionist for the Medical Research Council, says, 'Pyruvate may be effective at high doses but there is little information to explain whether it has the same effect at lower doses.'
Brigid McKevith from the British Nutrition Foundation adds, 'More studies are needed to firmly establish any positive effect of taking pyruvate on weight loss in humans.'
Where can I get it?
Pyruvate supplements are available in health food shops, but check the level of pyruvate contained to avoid triggering a stomach upset. If you are worried, ask your doctor or a nutritionist for more advice.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

An interview with scott


Scott Bryant, often referred to as ‘The Body Mechanic’ is not like your ‘conventional’ chek practitioner level 4  london !

In creating a unique workout system that focuses on looking at every aspect of health and wellbeing, from what you eat, how you breathe and how the gut works, Scott Bryant is renowned through the world of celebrities and professional sportsmen and women for ‘achieving results’.

Trion Z catches up with The Body Mechanic to talk CHEK, nutrition, celebrities and magnetic therapy.

At what age did you become interested in holistic medicine, health and fitness?

I was 19 when I started to look in to it seriously. I did a lot of weight training and body building and lots of my friends were all looking for something new to get into which would keep them fit, health and looking great in a safe way. It was around this time that a friend told me about the CHEK system I was, at the time working as a doorman, and knew I didn’t want to be doing it for the rest of my life  becoming a CHEK practitioner seemed like the perfect choice for me.

You are an integrative, holistic CHEK Practitioner. Can you explain what exactly a CHEK Practitioner is?

CHEK practitioner is someone who cares deeply about health and wellness, inside and outside of the body. We have to train and study hard for about 6 years learning everything about the body, we go deeper than most personal trainers and look into everything from diet, lifestyle, metabolic type, posture, hormone imbalance, even gut worms! (Which, by the way, most people have and don’t even realise) We also look into the spiritual, mental and emotional side of the body, mapping out everything until we find out where the pain is coming from, so we can cure it.

In what ways is your approach to training and fitness goals, that incorporate various wellbeing elements, including diet, mental fitness, emotional control, posture and holistic therapy, more effective in achieving fitness goals than simply working out down the gym every day?

We treat everyone as individuals! Everyone is unique, feels different, looks different, IS different and one program that works for one, certainly won’t work for another. We ensure that all programs are tailor-made to each individual. When we take a client on, we care immensely about them and want them to achieve their goals as much as they do.

Many sports professionals and celebrities, such as Jennifer Lopez, are reported to be fans of your approach to weight loss and fitness goals. Why do you think your method is so appealing to sports professionals and celebrities?

Once a person looks into the CHEK system and starts a program, there’s absolutely no going back, your total outlook and lifestyle will change – for the best.

Also I think it’s because of the love and passion we show our clients and the support we give as well as our in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, we look deeper into the body than most others. I always make sure my clients receive a 4 Hr body and movement assessment plus a 10 day holistic diet and lifestyle program. I think it also helps that we have taken years to train and continuously are working and studying to better ourselves.

We don’t promise that a celebrity or any client will change their bodies, lose fat etc. overnight however we do promise that they WILL change their lives forever by doing a CHEK program.

What does your day’s nutritional intake typically consist of?

I usually have breakfast at around 6am and I always eat meat – I don’t mean sausages and pre packed bacon which are filled with additives and flavourings etc.! I’m talking about steak, lamb chops, chicken breast etc.! I add good fat to the meal, like butter and always have veg, like broccoli or carrots!

I snack on an apple and nuts about 2 hours after breakfast. Nuts are amazing for the body and full of essential oils.

Lunch, I have meat again, but what kind, depends on breakfast. I ALWAYS stick to the same meat that I have had in the morning for lunch and dinner. So if I had lamb for breakfast, I’ll have lamb for lunch and dinner. Again I will eat more veg and good fats with the meal. Dinner will be a similar to lunch and breakfast.

I also snack on bananas and more nuts and for a treat I will have some raw, dark chocolate. It’s also essential to drink lots and lots of water.

And finally….Have you ever used, or would consider using, magnetic therapy as a means of overcoming injuries and medical conditions, as well as promoting wellbeing?

I haven’t used magnetic therapy, yet, however I would certainly be interested to see how it works and how it can help reduce pain etc. however, as with everything I use and recommend, I would have to research the science behind it first.C.H.E.K Practitioner london

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