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I first learned the Magnificent 7 health strategies from Dr Bob Rakowski, an internationally renowned functional medicine practitioner and teacher.
Dr Bob’s ‘Mag 7’ have helped ordinary people optimist their health, aided Olympic Athletes achieving Gold, and even saved the lives of people sent home from hospital with no hope.
I teach the full version of the Magnificent 7 to my coaching clients, and to those on my ‘7 Weeks to a New You’ program :
And I’ve created an introduction series for everyone here:
If you’re reading this then I’m 100% certain that this article is of prime importance to either you, or someone very close to you.
There is a large body of evidence that suggests inflammation is the root cause of cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many other chronic diseases.
It can even be behind the inability to lose weight.
Before watching my training video inspired by Dr Pompa, and originally part of www.Mi365.me, here’s a personal story as told by a colleague of mine in the USA:
And here’s my longer training (you may want to get cup of the anti-inflammatory coffee I recommend):
Inflammation of the cell membrane that affects the way the cell communicates, detoxes and will ultimately change gene expression, leading to a diseases of genetic weakness.
There are 3 main contributors that always need to be addressed in order to down-regulate inflammation.
Keeping tight control of your glucose intake is of paramount importance for any anti-inflammation program to be effective as it is a driving force that cannot be remedied by any supplementation or drug protocol. For example, diabetics do not die from diabetes, but from other degenerative conditions. Despite being on medication, 68% of all diabetics die from heart disease, and 50% of diabetics end up with dementia or Alzheimer’s as they age rapidly from the inside out.
This is directly due to the oxidation/inflammation from uncontrolled glucose and insulin.
By the way, grains, not sugar, are the #1 contributor to elevated glucose. Yes, even whole grains. Did you know that 2 pieces of whole grain toast or a bowl of oatmeal raises glucose the same as a can of Coke? This is why a Cellular Healing Diet eliminates ALL GRAINS from the diet UNTIL cellular inflammation is corrected.
What are ‘bad fats’? Well it may surprise you to know that the worse culprit is probably omega 6 fats from all the processed vegetable oils we’ve been told to consume! All the sunflower and rape seed oils we buy in supermarkets to cook in, and that are added to all baked goods.
These oils are causing massive imbalance in the oily make up of our cell membranes and are a major cause of inflammation and artery damage.
You need no worry about eating sunflower seeds though – it’s just the processed oils.
Another inflammatory fat (no surprises) is that found in processed meats and beef from non-grass fed cows.
On the other hand, limited fats from grass fed cows are fine (and contain the beneficial omega 3 oils).
You can learn more by downloading Dr Pompa’s ebook, The Cellular Healing Diet, here:
Lastly, toxins, in my opinion, are the biggest driving factor of inflammation today. We have discussed this in every ‘R’ of cellular healing, so I will not get into it here but I will say this: if you do not remove the hidden sources of toxins within your body, the chronic inflammation will NEVER be resolved.
For example, personal care products you use every morning contain, on average, 518 chemicals that are known “hormone disruptors”.
There are also the pollutants and toxins in the air we breath (which kills between 20,000 and 240,000 people in the UK every year), the tap water we drink (a known cause of male infertility) and all the pesticides and herbicides on our fruit and veg.
Here’s Dr Pompa’s pdf on inflammation:
If you have not already started, know would be a good time to ask us about detox!
Most people wish they had more energy, what about you?
In this video, recorded around Christmas 2016, for www.Mi365.me again, I cover the basics of where energy is made and what you need to do:
When it comes to low cellular energy, it can be causing more than just fatigue.
You may not even have fatigue, but instead:
And /or inflammation (arthritis, aches, pains, bowel problems)
You rectify low cellular energy by
i) increasing the fuel available
ii) increasing the number of ‘power plants’ in your cell.
The power plants inside your cells are called mitochondria, and they make energy via molecule known as ATP.
Sick people and people with chronic inflammation have far fewer mitochondria than the average person and, therefore, far less cellular energy even for basic function. Once again this leads to many of their symptoms including sensitivities as well as why they do not respond to what would be effective treatments.
In my course ‘Anti-Ageing Health Lab- 7 Weeks to a Younger You’ I cover a lot more ways to improve energy . There are multiple strategies for improving ATP production and mitochondrial performance. There are also a further 5 ‘human batteries’ we can charge up apart from our mitochondria.
If you’d like to get on the waiting list for that you can register here:
The body has an innate ability to heal.
One of the most important things we need to do as therapists is remove the interference, remove the source of the problem/toxicity.
Toxins like mercury leach into the hypothalamus and pituitary.
Once we can impact the cell we can impact so much more going on in the body.
Making ATP (energy) creates waste – must be removed trough membrane like smoke through a chimney.
One main pathway – Glutathione.
Reduced Glutathione removes toxins and down-regulates inflammation.
500x stronger than vit C
Oxidized glutathione needs to be recycled which is ‘expensive’ metabolically
Inflammation is a root cause of cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, arthritis, ALZHEIMER’S
And even the inability to lose weight
Its all because of cell membrane inflammation which then effects your DNA
Inflammation of the cell membrane affects the way the cell communicates detoxes and will ultimately change gene expression, which leads to a diseases of genetic weakness.
You can learn more in this document:
It’s a dramatic title.
But it’s also alarmingly true.
Nearly all of today’s chronic illnesses are caused by a combination of these Four Horsemen. Ignore their insidious infestation into your life at your peril…
I originally made this video as part of a training series (I mentioned The Magnificent 7 Health Strategies). For more details on that scroll down.
Back to the 4 Horsemen
No surprises here I’m sure. 75-90% of GP visits are related to stress, and stress contributes to everything from cancer to back pain.
A lack of exercise is related to increased cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, back pain etc.
Spinal motion all by itself is critically important. 90% of the brains stimulation comes from optimal spinal motion. The brain can turn on or off stress and regulates all of your body’s functions.
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine.”
-Dr. Roger Sperry (Nobel Prize Recipient for Brain Research)
“Approximately 80% of baseline activity of the central nervous system is due to mechanoreceptor input.”
-Kandel and Schwartz “Principles of Neural Science.” 4th Edition (2000)
Related to the spine is poor posture . Poor posture leads to an early grave.
Am Journal of Pain Management – 1994 – posture effects and moderates every physiological function
Sept 2005 Spine article on posture – all measures of health decreased as posture deviated from normal.
Most people associate malnutrition to mean a lack of calories and picture starving children in Africa. However far MORE people die from too many calories combined with a lack of micronutrients. This is what plagues the UK. Proper nutrition, which means supplements as well as a good diet, is the most cost effective way to improve the health of the nation.
Nutrition 17:1 return on investment: Copenhagen Consensus 2008: The world’s best investment
“Today, an adequate supply of nutrients is often unattainable solely through a well-balanced diet, so a targeted, individually designed dietary supplement regime is necessary”
“Improvement in nutritional behavior could not replenish already exhausted nutrient reservoirs. Only supplementation was able to significantly boost nutrient levels and confer beneficial effects on general welfare, physical performance, and resistance to infections”
JournalAdvances in TherapyPublisherSpringer Healthcare CommunicationsISSN0741-238X (Print) 1865-8652 (Online)IssueVolume 24, Number 5 / September, 2007DOI10.1007/BF02877718Pages1126-1135Subject
This is the most ignored area, yet often the most critical in serious and ‘terminal’ cases. There are at least 700 man made toxins in every adult and child. Toxins cause ¼ of all deaths world wide. They contribute to 86% of chronic disease (cancer, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s etc), and account for rising cancer rates in children.
“A World Health Organization report on the global burden of disease estimated that nearly a quarter of the global disease burden is related to environmental causes.”
Neira, Maria et al. Environmental threats to children’s health – a global problem; Source: International Journal of Environment and Health, Volume 2, Numbers 3-4, 24 October 2008 , pp. 276-292(17) abstract below
‘700 toxins in every man woman and child’
-Onstot J, Ayling R, Stanley J. Characterization of HRGC/MS Unidentified Peaks from the Analysis of Human Adipose Tissue. Volume 1: Technical Approach. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Toxic Substances (560/6-87-002a), 1987.
Take these apocalyptic warning seriously, as acting upon it really will improve the quality of your life.
If you would like more information on the course mentioned in the video then you can get on our waiting list by clicking on the ‘Get Your Health Back’ link below, and make sure you reply to the first email asking for details on the £7 deal.
According to an article in the Guardian on 10/10/2017 ‘obesity threatens to bankrupt the NHS’.
Figures compiled by the World Obesity Federation reveal the current cost to the UK is £14.38 billion and will rise to £23.47 billion by 2025.
Currently, or should I say in 2014, 27.3% of the UK population where classified as obese. If current trends keep going, then we can expect 33.9% by 2025.
In my opinion there are a number of things to blame for this global trend:
In the end though, none of the above really matter, as it’s YOU that choses what to eat, and how to exercise.
So what can be done?
Learning about health in general is a great start, and I’ve written and vlogged a great deal about this already.
As I know that many, many people need an easy answer, here’s 3 videos to help:
And finally, as bonus, the origins of ‘Are you digging your grave with your teeth?’
If you would like to learn more about any of the supplements, or be coached to health and wellness call the clinic on 01707 662 704.
Exercises For Back Health
If there is one exercise to start doing to prevent back pain, this is my current favourite:
More advanced versions:
Or some Chi Kung:
For Disc Pain and Sciatica Relief
For Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The rest of my Spinal Hygiene Videos:
A ‘Move Every Joint’ Workout
Nitric Oxide Boosting Routine
My Morning Exercise Routine – Summer 2017 – With Guest Interruptions From My Youngest
Many people still think genetics determine our health. The fact is, genes only really determine what happens if WE don’t do enough of the right things, or too much of the wrong thing.
Understanding methylation is critical to this.
The short version of this article is ‘nutrition influences your genetics, and stress influences it too’. And the good news is nutrition and how you respond to stress IS UNDER YOUR CONTROL
“Nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena such as DNA methylation and histone modifications, thereby modifying the expression of critical genes associated with physiologic and pathologic processes, including embryonic development, aging, and carcinogenesis” – http://advances.nutrition.org/content/1/1/8.full
Increase methyl donors and you will also increase glutathione
Methyl depletion also depletes glutathione which will drive inflammation.
Stress depletes methyl donors and can cause mood swings, sleeping problems, anxiety and irritability.
You need methyl groups to remove toxic oestrogen metabolites.
Methyl protects DNA.
Optimal methylation pre-conception (in mother and father) turns off ‘crap’ genes for next generation.
Dr. Alan Vinitsky, a researcher and doctor, theorized that due to the importance of methylation in the body and its multiple functions, there must be a prioritization of the valuable methyl groups it uses in the many life-sustaining functions.
Your body needs methyl groups to activate cortisol and adrenalin (the 2 most important stress hormones), and if there is a lack of methyl groups it will take them away from other uses to activate the hormones needed to adapt to stress. If your body does not adapt to stress it dies, thus it adapts to survive. The problem is that now the other needs are not met and new problems will arise such as DNA damage (cancer) or genes of susceptibility being turned on. This is a new understanding of how stress can lead to a host of different diseases.
Stress is the number one way methyl groups become depleted. Remember, your body does not know the difference between physical, chemical or emotional stress. The body’s response is the same, and its use of methyl groups to adapt to the stress is the same. Yes all of your worrying is costing you valuable methyl groups and putting your DNA at risk.
If you would like help decreasing stress then, we have a free video series on Youtube: How to beat stress, or call us on 01707 662 704
More on Methylation from my live training on Facebook in early 2017:
Dr Pompa’s PDF: