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While the government is concentrating on washing hands and self-isolation, and the media is intent on doing nothing of benefit, I thought it would be a good idea to write something useful for you. Something that is practical, evidence based, and effective not just protecting against one virus (which is all vaccine can do), but a number of today’s major concerns.
For instance – 7 people die EVERY day from taking pain killer in the UK. 192 will die from diabetes. And 2,191will die today in Europe from air pollution. So instead of spending a fortune on telling people to wash their hands and 46 million pounds on a vaccine, why not try this approach instead:
- 400 micrograms (mcg) of folate (B9),
- 3 to 1.7 mg of B6
- and 2.4 mcg of B12
Further tips –You can learn more about building your health over 30 days with our free ‘Magnificent Health Experience’, enrol here https://livewellforlonger.gr8.com/
If you are as panicked as the media about the coronavirus then go watch the ‘Chiropractic 1918 Flu Pandemic’ video by Dr. Dan Murphy I just added to our ‘How to Prevent colds & Flu’ page.
You may also be interested to know, we now stock CBG oil (similar to CBD oil) which has been shown to kill MRSA. I’ll be sending out a separate email about that soon.
Today however, I want try and dispel some panic & fear.
Last night I posted this on my personal Facebook page, and it received quite a bit of attention, from people agreeing. Which suggests that the media is really guilty about the hype:
“Today, NOBODY in the UK died from the coronavirus, and there is widespread economic ‘headless chickenry’ and a COBRA meeting.
Meanwhile TODAY there have been 207 deaths from medical errors. In the UK.
192 people died in the UK today from poor dietary choices aka – diabetes.
2,191 people have died today in Europe from air pollution.
It would be great to see some effort and education where it counts.
While ‘washing your hands’ is a huge step towards preventing the spread of disease, educating people on why they should eat more fruit and veg, especially local, and get more exercise would help not just the corona-mania, but also diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and pollution.
And then maybe adding in some advice like – get some sunshine, and get your D3 and omega 3 profiles checked with a simple blood test. Then supplement if required.
The media is really missing a chance to do a lot of good here.”
In the Facebook post I mentioned getting your D3 and Omega 3 levels checked. Both these ‘3s’ are critical to a healthy immune response, and while D3 blood tests are common, omega 3 tests are not. This puzzled me.
Adequate omega 3 levels are not only related to immune health, but also to brain health and heart health.
Indeed Your omega-3 index has a greater impact on risk of heart disease than does your cholesterol level!
The right omega 3 oils also improve blood pressure, reduce inflammation and help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
One of this year’s big trends is veganism, which while I applaud everyone’s increased uptake of plant foods, it does have a number of nutritional drawbacks unless you really know what you are doing. One of them is that plant-based omega-3 (ALA) is converted in restricted amounts to the forms you find in animals (EPA and DHA), but not in large enough amounts to support your brain and heart health.
For this reason, if you are a veggie or a vegan, or anyone who eats fish less than 3 x week , it’s worth getting an Omega 3 ‘fatty acid profile’ test.
It’s not yet common practice in GP surgeries, but you can go and ask.
If you can’t wait, or they won’t do it, then you can get an easy to do test sent direct to you, from one of the labs I use:
So to recap:
I hope you enjoyed today’s email.
Let me know what you think about the coronavirus ‘hype or help’.
Chris ‘Omega 3’ Pickard
01707 662 704
Temporary Update: Before watching the Productivity video with Dean Graziosi below, you may be interested in how Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi helped me increase my impact (and income). They released this video last night (27/2/2020) and it’s already been viewed over 200,000 times:
If you like the sound of what they are talking about then stay tuned to this page if you need more info, or get in now, and get started: Get the KBB Initiative
You can always reach out and ask for my personal opinion. Short version – the tools Dean teaches about mindset alone are worth it.
If you don’t know who Dean Graziosi or Tony Robbins are, just go to Google or Amazon. They are serial entrepreneurs who believe anyone can enjoy the freedom and success they have created for themselves.
First up is a presentation Dean did for his private ‘Inner Circle’ that he has semi-released to the public.
It briefly features his son, and my notes are below the subscription box.
And now here’s a quick 10 minutes from Tony Robbins about ‘BEND WIMP’ his little reminder about how to deliver a great talk. This is part of Tony and Dean’s new online course. If you’d like to know more about that, or more about productivity and motivation then fill in the subscription box below Tony’s video:
My Brief Notes…
Binary thinking – it’s either a Needle Mover – or its not!
Is this activity moving me forwards or not?
Am I being Productive or just busy?
Where would I be in 10 years if I keep these habits
Dose this energise me or drain me?
Overwhelm – focus on LESS
– define/discover your super power
– find out who needs your superpower (i.e. – who needs saving)
– then market and teach
Need clearly defined targets and deadlines – FOCUS
Lack of Systems and Learning from the right person/experiences – These are Lack of Discipline
Discipline is what allows you to set your day up for success – then your week, month, year, life
Your days are the sum results of your daily actions.
Your daily actions are a result of your daily habits
You either have ‘dollar habits’ or million dollar habits
Change the name of discipline to Rituals, or something else if you need
“Decide to do it, schedule it, stick to the schedule”
Set up every day for success – design a morning automatic routine for it- that sets your intention for the day.
Insecure and afraid Day
Good enough Day
On Fire Day – Courageous and Confident – learn what helps or hinders
Discover, Decide, Take Action
Decide who and what get your attention
Stand firm in your commitment
Stay focused on the Right Now – the things that you need to do right now
Eliminate – unneeded social media, email, tv etc
Email – be proactive, not reactive
You get better if you Play The Game – not if you only watch it.
Learning through your own trial and error takes time! And often costs more.
Did you know the heart disease is on the increase?
So with Valentine’s Day this Friday it’s only natural to think of matters of the heart, and why I’m giving away Free Heart Health Checks (both in person and online – subscribe below via the ‘Nitric Oxide’ link and email me).
I usually start Fridays with some stretching, then some learning, then a walk around Stanborough Lakes with Lily (our dog).
Sometimes I go to the gym first.
It’s a given that exercise is great for the heart.
It’s also a given that eating the right foods is important.
But what exactly are the right foods?
While there is no one particular food, it does seem that foods containing nitrogen seem to be key.
Because it’s needed to make Nitric Oxide (NO) which is one of the most important chemicals in the body.
It helps your immune system, is important in controlling inflammation, brain health, sexual health (it’s how Viagra works) and heart health.
It’s now know that the lower your NO levels, not only is it more likely you will have heart disease but also – THE MORE LIKELY YOU ARE TO HAVE SIDE EFFECTS TO THE DRUGS YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN!
I said above heart disease is on the increase, and if you’ve been paying attention to my recent posts and emails you’ll know air pollution is a big cause of that increase.
Why would air pollution increase heart disease?
Well it seems that air pollution disrupts your ability to make/control NO.
So, apart from moving to the middle of Canada to avoid air pollution what can you do?
First of all, purchase an air purifier, even a small one that cleans the air where you sleep at night.
You can find plenty on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2SzbRGL
Second, take something to boost glutathione. Glutathione both protects you against air pollution, and it also directly protect the NO system.
Try N-acetyl Cysteine for instance. (I can go through what I do on your next visit)
Third – directly feed your NO system with the right food and some supplements by watching the videos and downloading the pdf food guide here:
Fourth: Book your Free Heart Health Check by replying to the email you’ll get when you subscribe to the Nitric Oxid e info.
So in summary – for a better heart you need to exercise and eat right, and look after your lungs.
Have a great Valentines Day, and share this information with someone you love, who’s heart you care for.
Chris ‘Happy Heart’ Pickard
01707 662 704
“NO is important as a toxic defense molecule against infectious organisms. It also regulates the functional activity, growth and death of many immune and inflammatory cell types”
chronic infections and heart disease
NO and heart health
The lower your nitric oxide is the more likely to have heart disease AND side effects to drugs
Pollution makes NO bad go bad https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3469275/
Why Does Detox Beat Diet?
Detox beats diet due to a number of reasons.
For starters – most people are already deficient of a number of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, and when they restrict calories by eating less food, they also deplete other nutrients.
As well as all I mention in the above video, detox is also better than diet as it helps reset your ‘Set point’ . Your Set Point is the weight your body thinks it should be, and it will try to maintain that weight even if you decrease or increase calories. Changing your set point is the key to long term weight loss (or weight gain if you want more muscle).
Detoxification also has a huge positive impact on your mental health and emotions.
Part 4: Sepsis – only available in our Facebook Group.
Part 5: Detox Beats Diet for Diabetes
So, if you are ready to reboot your system, give us a call on 01707 662 704.
According to Dr. Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology, microbiome expert, researcher, and one of the top 1% of most cited scientists in the world, genetics only account for 20% of your health. Even though this is still a decent chuck of your health factors, we can only test about 5% of those genes. This means that even the most comprehensive genetic health test only accounts for 1% of your health.
Among other things Dr Spector is director of the British Gut Microbiome project and leader of the ‘Predict’ study. This, combined with his work looking at 13,000 twins has lead him to some simple and significant dietary recommendations:
My Cheat Method:
Get some great polyphenol rich recipe ideas in my Nitric Oxide Diet pdf – https://nitric.gr8.com/
Get your hands on my 28 Day ‘Health Challenge’ inspired by the findings of the Predict Study
And learn more directly from Dr Tim Spector:
Here’s some of our Youtube and Facebook videos about arthritis and it’s many causes.
This may help explain why some people have terrible arthritis on X-ray yet have full mobility, while others have lots of pain, but only some arthritis.
In 1921 one of my heroes, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a Guide to Health.
It has to be said, that he lived a long and active life, and he promoted health, and good living as part of his overall philosophy of peace and understanding.
The book contains some far out ideas, that I don’t cover, I’m only summarising the things he got right (if only partially about mud!)
Just like Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi believed more people suffered ill health through over-eating than from starvation (a fact that is even more true today).
He believed you should only eat AFTER doing some work – so eating first thing in the morning was NOT on his list. Gandhi taught skipping breakfast, and waiting 3 hours before you ate. He also liked fasting, not just as a political protest. Something now proven by Nobel Prize winning science to be essential for long term health.
Gandhi saw the stomach as the engine of the body, and therefore of health, so it was important to feed it the right food in the right amounts.
He was a vegetarian, and preached against the use of cow’s milk (it after all for calves, not humans). Ahead of his time, as now modern milk is full of antibiotics and hormones.
Surprisingly, like me, he also advocated ‘eating your water’ rather than drinking it. He reasoned quite correctly that if you ate enough water filled plant, you would not need to drink much.
Watch my Hydration videos for more on that:
Gandhi was very much for regular daily exercise, realising that a lack of exercise ‘weakens the mind’. Now we know exercise protects not just against heart disease an cancer, but also depression and dementia.
Likewise he believed you had to exercise the mind as well.
His ideal ‘job’ was a farmer – using mind and body daily.
Getting out doors to get plenty of fresh air was a big must for Gandhi, as he saw being inside breathing the air that others had just breathed out as quite disgusting. Today however air pollution is linked to hundreds of thousands of early deaths every year in the UK alone.
Finally, Gandhi believed in the healing power of mud. This is something that I think he partially got right – the idea that you could decrease a fever by being buried in it.
This is most likely because of ‘grounding’ see my Natural Pain Relief Report page for more on that.
If you’d like to start implementing more health strategies in your life, then start our 7 day, or 30 day Health Challenge:
Click here to join the free 7 Days to Less Pain Experience https://lesspain.gr8.com/
Learn more about Brain Based Wellness
And other related posts:
TRANSCRIPT of ‘Chronic Pain Relief Program’
Hello, it’s Chris Pickard at Body In Balance, and today I’m going to be sharing with you the chronic pain relief program that we use at the clinic and I’m going to show you how you can actually start it for free as well as without even having to come in.
Before we start though, make sure that you subscribe to the channel to keep up to date with the latest health findings to do with pain relief and living a long healthy life, and make sure you hit the bell so that you get notified when the next video is live.
So chronic pain relief. Let’s start with actually what is chronic pain? Chronic pain is really any pain that’s been with you for six weeks or longer. It doesn’t have to be a bad pain. It’s just a pain that’s been there a long time, and that’s what chronic pain really means.
If you’re watching this, you’ve probably had pain for a lot longer than six weeks and you’re desperately trying to find out what is going on, what you can do. You’re probably sick and tired of just getting painkillers and nowhere with normal medical advice.
Now, here’s the first thing you need to know about chronic pain, pain that’s been with you for more than six weeks. It’s already starting to change your brain. So no matter whether you’ve got knee pain from arthritis, whether you’ve got a back problem, whether you’ve got fibromyalgia, if you’ve had pain for more than six weeks it’s changing your brain. This is one of the most important areas to actually work on. No matter where your pain is, your brain is changing. People in chronic pain have twice the deterioration of the grey cells of the grey matter of your brain than people who are not in pain. It’s very important to start working on brain health. Again, I’ll show you how to do that.
But where does chronic pain come from? There’s usually, I apologize for the lighting, three major causes of any pain. You have the sort of the structural, physical things going on, so knee pain. Very often if you have knee pain, you go to physiotherapists, they look at knee, you go to someone for back pain, they look at the back, if neck pain or headaches, they look at the neck or the head. If you’ve got fibromyalgia and all over body pain, they don’t know what to do. They just give you pain killers, opioids, things like that.
But let’s go back to structure. Let’s look at just knee pain. So for instance, knee pain. If you’re just looking at the knee and you’ve just had therapy on the knee and it’s not getting better. Why might this not be getting better? Well, one is because a lot of knee pain is actually secondary to stuff happening in your hip. The muscles in your hip and your low back support your knee, and if they’re weak you’re going to have extra pressure on your knee. If you have a foot problem that can be aggravating the knee. If you have a balance problem that could be originating from your neck or your ear or your jaw, that’s going to put extra pressure on your knee as well.
When you’re looking at the structure of the body, you actually have to make sure the entire body gets checked, not just the painful area and getting these other areas fixed could then fix the area of chronic pain.
But you then have chemical causes. This could be either not enough of the right nutrients you need for a bone to heal, like your knee, or you could be eating things actually rip cartilage from your knee. If you’ve got a chronic knee problem, you need to get your whole structure looked at. But you also need to look at what’s happening chemically. Are you actually eating all the right things that will actually regrow the knee, bring down inflammation, or are you eating things actually increase inflammation in the joints, that actually decrease your chances of rebuilding your cartilage and making it as strong as possible?
This is the same for this is really, really important for things like fibromyalgia as well because there are so many things that people with fibromyalgia are doing that are actually increasing inflammation in their body and they’re not putting enough of the right things that decrease inflammation, especially at the level of the brain where a lot, this is where all pain is felt.
And then you have the emotional stress as well. When you are stressed it switches off the functioning of your body so you can’t actually heal properly. It doesn’t matter how much structure it gets looked after, it doesn’t matter what’s happening here. If you’re chronically stressed your body is going to switch off its healing mechanisms. You really have to look at all three of these areas and you have to keep in mind that the brain, looking a bit like a boxing glove, is really looked after as well. You need to start hitting from the centre of the brain, the nervous system and looking at all of these structures. So that’s great.
Now you’ve got something to do, but what do you do? Well, first of all, you’ve got to find someone that looks after structure and brain-based balance, brain-based wellness rather, and also the nutritional chemical side of things and stress. I’ll give you a link down below where you can actually look at the brain balance program. I’ll give you links to some of the chemical things that you need to take care of, especially, especially if you have something like fibromyalgia, something called NRF2. Don’t worry, I’ll put the link down below in the directions, in the description.
But here’s how you can get started free step by step. We have a seven days to less pain program. Why seven days? Because we have had people who’ve had years of chronic pain actually start to reverse that in as little as seven days, and seven days really is the absolute minimum that it takes.
I like to introduce some of the concepts like starting to eat properly, hydrating properly. You’re probably getting it wrong. The secret ingredient in this that will help NRF2 and brain inflammation. I’m going to show you why a pair of headphones, you don’t need these bits. Just how a hat pair of headphones can actually help you decrease your chronic pain. That’s all in the seven days to less pain program. I’ll put the link in the description below. I’ll put the link in the comments as well at the top and I’ll make sure there’s a link in the video as well that you can just click on to sign up for seven days. It’s completely free for you to listen and act upon as well. Thank you for listening. Be well, spread the word that chronic pain relief is available.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and after being sat down all you did was waited for the food you wanted to arrive, without actually telling the waiter what you wanted?
Of course not.
At least, not until we have mind-reading robot waiters.
And this brings me to the future, your future.
In order for a waiter to know what you want, you have to tell them what you want, not what you ate for lunch or breakfast.
So many of us are great about complaining about the past, but very poor about defining what we want for the future.
In the words of Tony Robbins,
“So much that could help you achieve your dreams is never noticed or utilized simply because you haven’t defined (taught your brain what’s important!) your goals with clarity.”
“the only limit to what you can achieve is the extent of your ability to define with precision that which you desire”
If you are stuck with what you want, start with these 2 tests to see if you get inspired
(I urge you to join GeniusU as it’s a growing movement to change the world)