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50 Shades of Gray (Cook)

By Bret, August 14, 2012 8:05 pm

Recent­ly, I came up with a good idea. Due to the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the book titled 50 Shades of Grey, I thought it would be appro­pri­ate to post a guest blog on Gray Cook titled, 50 Shades of Gray…

An international team of researchers, led by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and the University of York, has provided the first molecular evidence that Neanderthals not only ate a range of cooked plant foods, but also understood its nutritional and medicinal qualities. 

Until recently Neanderthals, who disappeared between 30,000 and 24,000 years ago, were thought to be predominantly meat-eaters. However, evidence of dietary breadth is growing as more sophisticated analyses are undertaken.

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Great jib adam

The topic of food and nutri­tion can become rather obses­sive. It can stir emo­tion or strong opin­ion’s in many and might eas­i­ly be added to the top­ics of pol­i­tics and reli­gion that are not to be dis­cussed at din­ner par­ties!

Our fit­ne…

Tony speaks sense. There is no need to eat like a monk. Just eat well.

Nice campaign from Nike

Do these 5 things to Detox

We all realise we live in a toxic world. Toxins which enter our body suppress our immune system, steal our sex drive make us sick, give us cancer or they age us.

Over the last few months i have been chatting with about the bodies detoxification pathways, today i am going to give you the keys to making our detoxification pathways work efficiently. 

After all The air is toxic, the water is toxic, we clean our house with toxins and our food chain is riddled with them. 

Occasionally we like to consume toxins because they make social events more fun and music sound better. Some times we consume them to kill cancers, viruses and bacteria that have gotten out of control inside our body. 

This makes for grim reading but there are things that we can do to rectify this situation and give our body the tools it needs for the job 

Remember detox happens in a few phases and we want to support all three 

There is the first bit where the body mobilises toxic waste with B-vitamins making toxins easier to move.

The second bit is the crucial step. Your body uses a range of nutrients and importantly the king of antioxidants GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) to detox, it does this with the help of amino acids and it will take those amino acids from your muscle tissue if need be. 

The next bit is elimination via breath, sweat, urine and feces.

Lets start with the easy bits.

Warning: i am not obsessed with supplements but for most of us they are vital for getting detox right. If you have been eating to one of my plans in the past some of this may not be necessary.

Take these 5 supplements religiously every day. 

Fish oil tablets, milk thistle and a multivitamin in capsule form not tablets. 

Get a good probiotic from your reputable health food store. Do not go to Coles and buy Yakult. Finally a greens supplement such as vital greens or my favorite “100% Organic Super Greens”. 

You must drink green tea every day and you need to have more water than you do now. 

Start and finish your day with liquids. You probably need it for your supplements. 

Exercise to increase elimination of toxins and most importantly to increase the rate of tissue turnover in the body

You need to eat more vegetables herbs and spices than you do at the moment. Actually, you need to eat veggies at each meal; including breakfast. Focus on veggies with sulfur in them like onions garlic cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli. 

Three cups a day minimum. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and turmeric and uses cloves whenever possible in your cooking.

Have 1-2 serves of fruit but make sure it has dark skin, the darker the skin the greater the antioxidants within. 

Finally you need to increase the amino acids in your diet, a source of lean protein at each meal will help but I recommend using branch chain amino acids before during and after you train. I’m going to assume you train three to five times a week.

A whey protein supplement that hasn’t been heat treated is also a good bet.

So this is the minimum required to detox, this should actually be a part of your life day to day. That mean Forever not just for two weeks after you have been partying or eating to much.

Start with these and you will dramatically improve your health.

There is however some more complicated things you can include which will make a big difference to your result.

Buy imunocal a product which will help to raise your glutathione. Its clinically proven to improve detoxification, your immune system and is a powerful antioxidant. 

Supplement with Vitamin D3. Particularly if you get less than 20minutes a day in the sun at noon without sunscreen. For most Australians that is all of us. 

Try having a sauna once a week to increase elimination if possible have an infra red sauna. I love having a sauna and jumping in the pool at icebergs in Bondi, great for elimination of toxins and a handy reminder that you are alive. 

Detox is really important for our health and wellbeing you need to start implementing at  least one of these ideas. If you have enjoyed this article please at the very least share it on Facebook or like our page. If you have a friend who you think could benefit from this information please send it to her.

I have thrown a whole heap of information at you today. Contact me for a free consultation if you are a little confused as to how to implement this information.


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Prep Time: 15 min­utes
Bake Time: none
Makes: 12 bars, 6 serv­ings

6 Serv­ings (6.6 oz.) Life Time Fit­ness Veg­an­Max (Pea & Rice Pro­tein Iso­late)
6 Tbsp. Her­shey’s Spe­cial Da…

Yum Healthy Brownies

Tony is the direc­tor of the Boutagy Fit­ness Insti­tute and has recent­ly com­plet­ed a PhD in sports sci­ence at Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty. He is also an Adjunct As­so­ciate at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Sun­shine…

Good lecture to get along to.

List of problems related to toxicity

Health problems related to toxicity
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Sinus congestion
  • Postnasal drip
  • Excessive sinus problems
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Heartburn
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Food cravings
  • Water retention
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Rashes
  • Skin problems
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Canker sores
  • Acne
  • Puffy, dark circles under your eyes
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Other menstrual disorders
  • Bad breath

Here are some of the diseases that are linked to toxicity:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Cancers
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Food allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive diseases, like Crohn’s disease, ulcers, colitis, inflammatory bowel
  • Menstrual problems like heavy bleeding, cramps, PMS, menopausal symptoms, mood changes and hot flashes

Re Blogged from Dr Hyman

What is Detox?

For most of us the mention of detox makes us envisage yoga, wheatgrass and strange 5 day juice diets. However detox is really the science of our bodies’ ability to excrete waste. 

Chemicals and toxins enter our bodies from so many sources.                                     Its really scary because toxicity and resulting inflammation have been associated with most of the major causes of ill health and death including cancer heart disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue, arthritis, menstrual problems, digestive disorders such as IBS and various allergies. 

What I want to discuss over the next few weeks is how to enhance your bodies’ ability to remove waste and thus reduce the amount of toxins doing you harm.

A great starting point is to reduce our total chemical load. That is cut down on the number of chemicals that enter our body through our skin in make up, soaps, creams, face wash etc. Our mouths in processed food and drinks, medicines, chemicals. 

Chemicals in our water and our lungs from smoking and breathing any air that has coincided with the industrial revolution. 

Each extra chemical you add makes it more difficult for your bodies’ waste disposal unit to get rid of rubbish. So, cut where you can. If you cant say no to putting on foundation, start eating fresh organic produce and drinking purified water. What ever combinaiton works for you.

The scary thing is this, some of us are genetically bad detoxers.                                   This means that we suffer disease and disfunction from a much lower load of chemicals than other people. We need to pay attention to how we detox.

Detoxification takes place in three stages. You can imagine its like cleaning up after a party. 

  • Stage one you collect all the cans and bottles and put them in garbage bags.
  • In stage two you mobilise the rubbish and put it in your council bins. 
  • In stage three the rubbish is collected and taken away from the home. 

Each stage of detox has specific requirements

In stage one your body uses B-vitamins as rubbish bags to collect toxins.                  This process mobilises toxins which makes them easier to move but also makes them more poisonous. Once it’s collected the rubbish needs to be taken out immediately or it will stink up your house

Stage two is thus crucial in the process otherwise mobilsed toxins will be backed up in your body, overwhelming your liver and increasing toxicity.                                         Stage two requires the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier and maestro of the immune system: GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”). 

Glutathione is naturally manufactured in the body from three amino acids—cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. Glutathione is a “sticky”, which allows toxins and free radicals to attach to it and begin the detox process. It also uses a large amount of amino acids. 

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are what make up your muscles. Your body will literally tear down your muscle so that it can detoxify itself. 

In the third stage the body eliminates toxins via four methods, breath, sweat, urine and faeces. Make sure that all you elimination routes are operating properly and yes sweating it out does work so hit the sauna and pool after your big nights out. 

My next note is about the practical steps you can take to improve your bodies detoxing capabilities. If i can get 5 likes of my Facebook page ill send it out early. 

For a small business social media and referrals are the best ways we can drive our business. 

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Workout Friday 30-3-12

We are aiming at doing the same amount of reps in set 15 as we do in set 1. Keep your work rate up even if you are tired!

20 sec work 10 sec rest

TRX jump squat

Wall Ball

Battling rope slam 

x 15 sets

All the best let me know how you do.


portion control.

I’m a food Addict. We all are. Our brains are bio­log­i­cal­ly dri­ven to seek and devour high-calorie, fatty foods. The dif­fer­ence is that I have learned how to con­trol those prim­i­tive parts of my brain. Any­one can this if they know how. In…

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