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  1. Are exercise, lifestyle and nutrition really that important in my health? Why doesn’t my doctor know more about this if it’s so important?
  2. No matter how many crunches I do I just can’t seem to flatten my stomach, what’s going on?
  3. I exercise, but I don't seem to be getting anymore energy or strength. What can I do?
  4. I started the "master cleanse" but I have been waking up in the night for about 20 minutes with a strange unnatural caffeine-like anxiety. This has happened for the past two nights. It is not mental, all is normal in my life except the cleanse. Any ideas?
  5. What is Leaky Gut Syndrome and can the leak be stopped?
  6. Can leaky gut syndrome be fixed?
  7. I've been training with a trainer for over a year now, working out 4-5 times a week but I just can't seem to lose this last 10-15 pounds no matter how much cardio I do. What am I doing wrong?
  8. What's the best time to work out?
  9. How much weight can I expect to loose?

Are exercise, lifestyle and nutrition really that important in my health? Why doesn’t my doctor know more about this if it’s so important?

I once heard a man lecture who said something to the effect of: anyone who gives out medical, nutritional and lifestyle knowledge should do so in a G-string  so you can see exactly what their advice will do for you. I found this hilarious, because if you venture into any hospital or your doctors office, chances are your will see a number of unhealthy, unfit “healthcare” workers. You might be surprised to learn this, but doctors are not taught very much nutrition, lifestyle, or exercise in school! Instead doctors are taught hundreds of rare diseases and shown how to prescribe drugs for symptoms that rarely ever tackle the cause. It is not healthcare anymore; it is what I like to call sick care. Healthcare is about prevention. According to a past US Surgeon General, it is estimated that 85% of chronic disease can be eliminated by proper exercise, lifestyle and nutrition.

No matter how many crunches I do I just can’t seem to flatten my stomach, what’s going on?

If you are not getting results in your efforts to try and flatten your stomach, I suggest you look at four things.

First, are you performing your abdominal exercises properly and targeting each abdominal? You have  four individual abdominal muscles and those have an upper and lower section.

Second, do you vary the way you train your abdominals? Variety is not only the spice of life; it is what makes you stronger in the gym!

Third, you may have some internal issues that  are causing bloating and  can distend your belly giving you that unsightly “paunch”. 

Fourth, looking into hormonal balance may help, as estrogen and cortisol can play a roll in an unsightly tummy.

I exercise, but I don’t seem to be getting anymore energy or strength. What can I do?

This is typical for a great number of people who try and start to exercise. The reason can be deep and multilayered. First off, it takes energy to make energy. Just as it takes gas and oil to run your car, it takes food and oxygen to run you. So this is where you might want to start. Good nutrition is the number one thing; it is the supply to help create your energy needs. I always recommend everyone find out their metabolic type, as this will help you determine what “fuels” (foods) you require. If you are eating the wrong fuels, how can you ever expect to have good energy? Secondly, you are not what you eat, but what you absorb, so your digestion may need to be addressed.  Third, you must look at lifestyle; are you sleeping enough? How is your stress (internal or external)? Are you drinking enough water? These all affect your energy levels greatly. Also, it maybe the exercises you are performing. Exercise is sometimes not thought of this way, but it is a stress and, if not managed properly, can overwhelm your body.

I started the “master cleanse” but I have been waking up in the night for about 20 minutes with a strange unnatural caffeine-like anxiety. This has happened for the past two nights. It is not mental, all is normal in my life except the cleanse. Any ideas?

From what you have said it seems like your body is having a "fight or flight" reaction for some reason in the middle of the night. Why? It could be a number of things. Leaky gut syndrome, dehydration, "starving to death" (you are not eating right?), fungal, parasites, dysbiosis (too much bad bacteria to good bacteria), or perhaps all of the above. One of the problems with the master cleanse is that it cleans "plaque" around the lining of your intestine. This removal may have left some parts of your intestine a little more "porous" or exposed, meaning undigested foods can pass though your intestinal walls.  Also, now that you have no food in your stomach, any parasites may be having you for lunch instead of your lunch. If it continues, you may want to do a parasite and candida cleanse, and follow with some serious, heavy loads of friendly bacteria. Healthy guts have around 3 pounds of good bacteria surrounding its walls. The cleanse may strip this.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome and can the leak be stopped?

Leaky Gut Syndrome is where your intestinal lining is compromised and there are microscopic holes made. The average intestinal lining is about as thick  as your eyelid . This thin layer can be negatively affected  by chronic bad eating, antibiotics, bad bacteria, yeast, fungus,  anti-inflammatory and other drugs, stress, and various other factors. It is estimated that leaky gut syndrome causes various  auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid  arthritis, psoriasis, gout, food intolerances, and so on.

Can leaky gut syndrome be fixed?

Yes, but it involves discovering and eliminating the cause of it, as well as  specific nutrition and lifestyle changes so that it may heal and never return.

I’ve been training with a trainer for over a year now, working out 4-5 times a week but I just can’t seem to lose this last 10-15 pounds no matter how much cardio I do. What am I doing wrong?

Recent studies have show that cardio may not be the best option to lose weight. The issue is that cardio makes you efficient at using energy. The more efficient someone becomes (being able to run longer) the less energy  they require. The fact is FAT is energy!!  Just like a Toyota Yaris or Prius uses less gas, you will use less fat day to day! In my research and personal experience, German body composition training has given my clients the best results. This involves building lactic acid in the muscle tissue which has shown to increase your growth hormone (GH) output. The increase in GH in turn burns fat, builds muscle, and increases your metabolism, unlike cardio which decreases it!

What’s the best time to work out?

Studies have shown that exercising midmorning to mid afternoon is the best time. But in all honesty, exercise at any time is better then no exercise! 

How much weight can I expect to loose?

This is different for everyone as there are many factors that will affect weight loss. The main factors are:

  1. How toxic your body is, as your body stores toxins in your fat.
  2. How much nutrition you digest and absorb to detoxify your body.
  3. How much and what type of exercise you perform.
  4. How closely you follow your metabolic type.
  5. How much FAT you have to lose.
  6. Your Hormonal Balance.

In my experience I’ve generally found three options.

  1. Someone who follows their metabolic type, changes lifestyle and exercises right can safely lose weight at a lightening speed of more then 3 pounds of fat a week.
  2. Someone who just limits portion size and exercises 3-4 times a week can lose about 1 pound a week.
  3. Someone who exercises intensely 3-4 a week but does not change their diet, lifestyle, and is extremely toxic, will probably not see any change in their weight. If they do manage to lose weight, it will be at extreme risk to their health.

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