Following the Evolution of Medicine Series has led me to empowering discoveries about new developments in deciphering the root causes of imbalances in health and embarking on pathways to healing through nutrition, movement and lifestyle changes. An interesting subject is the relationship of gluten to autoimmune disease, particularly in the thryoid, gut, joints/bone and brain. Chris Kresser is talented in his ability to communicate an intricate series of relationships, as a segment from his ebook "Thyroid Disorders" illustrates;
This is a very exciting time in the fields of health and medicine, with empowering tools being brought to light and into the hands of individuals every day. The shift away from treament of symptoms by external sources (surgery, prescribed medications) towards healing onself through changes in lifestyle, behavior, nutrition, recovery, and movement, is revitalizing the physician within each of us. This week, a free online webinar series is delivering education to our doorstep and I will be tuning in. Here are a few of the incredible presenters:
I am just in from another great pilates and paddle event at Escondido Beach with Tyler Lennon of Cove Paddle Fitness. We enjoyed leading a corporate group of six gentlemen from different parts of the country, in an hour long pilates class on the beautiful beach, getting aligned and centered, followed by a stand up paddle session across the majestic ocean. Tyler and I lead monthly events at Escondido Beach and are available for private group sessions. Join us for a revitalizing day on the beach and ocean!
The human body is capable of absorbing infrared light wavelengths between 3 and 50 microns. The most beneficial have been found to be the waves between 6 and 14 microns, with the best absorption rate at 9.4 microns. The light rays penetrate into the body to a depth of three inches, providing deep heating to muscles and organs. The light dilates blood vessels, thereby increasing oxygen flow to the joints and muscles and reducing pain. Improved blood flow to the lymph reduces inflammation.
Heavy Metals Eliminated by Far Infrared Therapy
When the body is exposed to 9.4 microns of far infrared waves, the water molecules in the body vibrate. The vibration causes the ion bonds to break down, allowing for the trapped gases of toxins such as carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide to be eliminated. Claims have been made FIR therapy can remove a wide variety of metals from the body, including lead, arsenic, mercury, copper, cadmium, urea, nicotine, and the residue of prescription drugs.
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With the change of seasons upon us, we transition from the long days of summer sun to cooler temperatures and returning to school and work. Cycles are a fundamental aspect of natural rhythms and the flow of energy all around us: seasons, day and night, contractions and relaxations of muscles, heart and lungs, sleep and wake cycles. Recovery periods are essential to optimal performance; indeed key aspects of healing, strength, hormonal balance and metabolism occur during sleep and recovery periods. Quality recovery and sleep are often the missing elements in one's training program, and are elemental to enhancing energy, mood, hormonal balance, shedding extra pounds, alleviating pain and increasing strength. To help you enter the new season aligned and well, I will be teaching an additional pilates class on Tuesdays at 12:15 at Malibu Fitness, with a focus on injury rehabilitation and prevention through alignment, core strengthening and functional movement. To your health!
Last month I attended the PMA Pilates for Youth Conference in Berkeley, CA, and am actively seeking opportunities to bring pilates to youth in Malibu. Instilling healthy movement patterns and attitudes in our youth through pilates leads to a healthy future, physically, mentally and emotionally. Diversity in movement experiences is key to triggering advancements in our health and performance. It is exciting to learn that we don't have to exercise for long periods of time to achieve the highest gains. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been shown to produce dramatic health benefits, including strength, power, bone density, hormone balance, and energy levels. Through cycling between intense short bursts of exercise and rest cycles (i.e., 30s:60s), the body upregulates genetic expression for hormones essential to fat utilization, glucose and insulin balance, and muscle growth and development.
Summer has arrived, with its brilliant sun, sparkling waves, shimmering sand and glorious hiking trails all around us. May you find time to enjoy them and breathe in their beauty. Kelly Starrett's recent Mobility WOD video illustrates, "If you're not breathing properly, you're not performing optimally AND you're not recovering." Breathing in and out through the nose, with correct head, rib and pelvis alignment, greatly expands our capacity in athletics and intellectual activities, our resilience to stress, calibrates our nervous system, and shifts our hormonal balance. Proper breathing and alignment are pivotal to our health. We have tremendous power to heal ourselves through our attention to breath and posture. Pilates is an excellent tool for building efficient breath patterns, and shedding tension that is blocking efficient movement or causing pain, while centering tension in areas that allow us to move with efficiency, grace, and core power. Breathe, stand tall, and enjoy!
Good morning! Join us for Pilates on the Beach and Stand up Paddling led by Tyler Lennon of Cove Paddle Fitness, this Saturday (May 31) , 8am, at Escondido Beach by Geoffrey's Malibu. Contact me to reserve your spot. You are also welcome to join me at Malibu Fitness at 9:15 on every Saturday for mat class to set the day off on the right foot!