I just love articles like these, yet they are so rare, and I am just so excited that there are people out there doing this kind of research – this is the kind of stuff that the global corporations don’t want you to know about. Why? Because it works!! And therefore, these companies lose money. The business of sickness and obesity is big bucks you know!!
This top 5 come from the blog of nutritionist, Esther Blum, (author of Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous!” – A nutritionists guide to living well while living it up) after she participated in a Poliquin Institute Coaching Course.
See her blog here
Here are the top five valuable tips for a healthier, longer and better life:
1. Cosmetics are making us oestrogenic. Ditch your beauty products loaded with parabens—they mimic the effect of oestrogen and disrupt our delicate hormonal balance. Parabens also inhibit testosterone. (Metrosexuals, this means you too!). I went through my house and tossed 4 bottles of lotion which contained parabens; no wonder my hormones were off-kilter. Beware of paraben-filled sunscreens, too.
2. Yes, you can have carbs at night! To lower your cortisol at night and ensure a good night’s sleep, eat protein throughout the day and add in more carbs with your evening meal. Gluten-free carbs are best when it comes to fat loss; sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, millet, lentils and other legumes, and winter squash. Strenuous exercise during the day can raise cortisol and trigger insomnia; fibrous carbs with dinner can counteract this effect at night and help you sleep your way to a leaner body.
3. If you wear sunglasses during the day, your body will not produce vitamin D3. Ditch the sunglasses at the beach in favor of a hat. Why? Because wearing sunglasses shuts down both melanin (the protective skin pigment that rises to the skin’s surface during sun exposure) and D3 production (one of the master nutrients of the body). So by wearing sunglasses you’ll not only not receive the benefits of D3, but you also get burnt in the process! I advise my clients to get 30 minutes of sun at least three times per week, without sunscreen (or sunglasses), to absorb vitamin D3. If you burn just looking at the sun, or live in climates with long, cold winters, pop some vitamin D3 supplements instead.
4. Bellybutton rings are a no-no. Bellybutton piercings cause long-term hormonal disruption and can also interfere with conception because they fall on the Conception Vessel acupuncture meridian—something that is verboten in traditional Chinese medicine. Charles found that removing the bellybutton ring can drop a client’s body fat by 3.5-5% in just one week!
5. Genes are guns; the environment pulls the trigger. Everything we eat, are exposed to, and put on our bodies can make or break our health. Just because you have the genes for disease does not mean you’ll carry out a legacy of illness. Nutrition is EVERYTHING when it comes to overcoming genetic destiny, hormonal balance, sleep, and a lean body!
It’s all pretty common sense stuff, but it’s so great to know that it is totally backed by scientific research!
So what are you waiting for? I’m going to chuck out all my makeup and make the switch to minerals. And hair products!
This research comes from Charles Poliquin who is the founder of Poliquin Performance. He is one of the world’s premier strength coaches, and has successfully trained professional athletes and Olympians worldwide. His training methods and nutritional philosophies are very highly sought after in the industry. Charles believes in the power of effective nutrition plans and supplementation to help athletes reach the next performance levels. His website contains many other articles and research on nutrition and fitness. http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ForWomen.aspx