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The quality of the decisions you make are a direct reflection of the quality of your health.
If you fail to make any decisions, nothing will change, and you’ll get nowhere.
George Washington and Mahatma Gandhi both took on the British Empire against overwhelming odds, yet with Energy, Passion, Inspiration and Courage they both won.
You too can be EPIC when it comes to health, and leading your family and friends.
It’s your choice which type of decisions you make.
In the end, only you can decide to build the life you want..
It’s great that Prince Harry and Prince William are doing what they can to decrease the stigma about mental health and getting people to talk more.
Here’s some facts from www.mentalhealth.org.uk
So what can we do?
Well first it’s important to realise that the brain is the most stress vulnerable, toxin vulnerable, energy dependent, and nutrition dependent organ in the body.
While most psychologists and mental health workers target stress, and also use drugs to modify brain behaviour, the 3 areas of toxins, energy and nutrition are almost universally neglected.
What does this mean?
It means that there are thousands, if not millions of people with mental health problems, that could be completely cured IF they detoxed, where well nourished, and exercised in the right way.
I covered a lot of this last year:
And here’s some of the latest research on the links between brain health, your gut, what you eat, and the environment:
I don’t expect you to read all the above articles, but I do want you to realise that mental health is not all ‘in the mind’, it is actually all around us, and very much tied to our need to clean up our environment.
Many Functional Medicine practitioners around the world find adults and children with ADHD, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, addictions, self-harming tendencies, memory loss etc. can improve with techniques and protocols that are natural, available to anyone, and have long lasting results.
This is urgent to share, and urgent to take action on.
If you’d like to discuss any of this with me then just ask.
I’m here to help Body and Mind.
Modern medical psychiatry tries to understand the brain only in terms of gross damage (so nothing can be done) or single chemical imbalances. This is a simplistic and somewhat foolish approach considering the fact that any neurologist, behavioural scientist or biochemist will tell you the brain is anything but simple.
For the brain to work properly it’s an interaction between the structures, the chemistry, the electricity, and your lifestyle and social choices.
As you’re about to discover, preventing mental health issues is really very similar to preventing cancer, heart disease, obesity, and all the other chronic diseases of the West.
You’ll also discover there are more treatment options within our control.
These 5 videos are not intended to treat or diagnose any disorder.
I’m going to cover:
If you have any of the following symptoms you should consider following the advice in the next video
The nutritional regime form the study mentioned:
For 2 Years:
0.5 milligrams of vitamin B12 (equivalent to 500 micrograms)
20 milligrams of B6
0.8 milligrams of folic acid (equivalent to 800 micrograms)
Name of the test: homocysteine
In this video I describe how stress aggravates mental health, and share my favourite ways to switch stress of and save your brain and your health.
The resources I mention:
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For a 7 day free trial of the BrainTap – http://braintapstore.com/freetrial/drcpickard
If you’re local – http://www.bodyinbalanceuk.com/stress
(or you can sign up just to get the stress articles)
Balancing the brain is something NO DRUG CAN DO.
For instance, conditions such as ADHD and OCD can actually problems with the right side of the brain. Drugs work on BOTH sides, so you can never get a cure. Depression can be just a left sided problem.
Today I’ll reveal how to spot if you have a ‘brain hemisphericity’ and what you can do about it.
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):
This is a more recent video, going into some depth at the importance of anti-oxidants and a bit about the good side of inflammation:
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:
It’s not just the 2 layers of the cell wall that are membranes. (The brains of your cell)
There’s also the membranes around your mitochondria. (The power plants of your cell)
And also something called endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is apparently mostly membrane. The ER is responsible for both making everything your cell want to make and for detoxifying and cleaning it. (So the ER is your manufacturing and clean-up crews)
So, when we talk about regenerating cell membranes we’re talking about fixing your:
3) Ability to repair and maintain your body
4) Ability to keep clean on the inside, and not poison yourself
Just like the video for R1 (Remove the source)….
…this training was originally done online as part of www.Mi365.me
The 3 major causes of cell membrane damage:
i) raised glucose and insulin
ii) bad fats and too many veg oils (commercial)
iv) a lack of all the right nutrients to build them in the first place
If you would like to learn more about R2, here’s the PDF by Dr Pompa, the originator of this cellular concept:
If you are interested in assessing your cells for toxicity there are 3 tests I would recommend.
One of them is 100% free and we can send it to you, along with information on the other 2.
If you are already an existing practice member then email us, if not please fill in your details below so we can send you the information on Cellular Health & Toxicity:
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.
When it comes to New Year Resolutions many are health based.
Sadly, most people fail.
Two reasons for failure are
In this video I explain a simple technique to ‘pull you forward’
And in this video, one of my mentors, Dr Dan Pompa, explains the best way to start the year health wise; why it’s the best; and how to get the support you need:
If you are up for the fast, any kind of fast, and would like more info and support, then connect via Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/BodyInBalanceUK
.. or call us on 01707 662 704 if you suspect you need personal coaching.