Entries by Stephen

Keeping Your Feet On The Ground. ‘’Grounding’’ Benefits & Application

Please view my previous blog on Grounding Theory to provide some background context to this blog: www.hol-fit.co.uk/health/keeping-feet-ground-grounding-theory/ Acute Grounding Physiological effects Immediate decrease in skin conductance (a measure of emotional arousal) with the deactivation of our sympathetic nervous system and rapid activation of our calming Parasympathetic nervous system Increased respiration rate – improving blood oxygenation […]

Keeping Your Feet On The Ground. ”Grounding” Theory

‘ The Earth is the original anti-inflammatory/electron donor and the biggest antioxidant.’ Martin Zucker Grounding Intro: Skin-to-earth contact is life’s ultimate ‘free’ anti-inflammatory and anti-aging medicine! Humans, as well as all other living organisms, have evolved whilst connected to the earth. Modern lifestyles have separated humankind from the natural healing properties of the earth via […]

Probiotic Foods: Homemade Sauerkraut

Most humans today have lost the microbial diversity that once kept us healthy. As we age, our healthy gut flora diminishes and our stomach becomes less acidic, which may set us up for gastrointestinal Dysbiosis (a domination of pathogenic bacteria and the suppression of beneficial probiotics). Adding probiotic-rich foods or supplements to our diet helps […]

Probiotic Foods: Homemade Kefir

Intro Kefir or Kephir originated in the north Caucasus Mountains and is a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter). Kefir contains many dietary minerals, vitamins including heightened numbers of B vitamins including B12, essential amino acids, and conjugated linoleic acid. The variation and number of Probiotic bacteria and yeast found […]

32 ways to ‘Naturally’ Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep Intro: Quality rest and Sleep is essential for optimal health! Quality sleep will bring enormous benefit to all functions of the body! Sleep enables our revitalising Parasynthetic nervous system to engage, facilitating anabolic repair and growth as well as balancing our hormones. We literally get recharged from the previous day’s activities and refreshed for […]

Essential Vitamin D & Supplementation

Vitamin D Intro: With the rise of indoor sedentariness and out-dated medical/media sun bathing scar mongering, vitamin D deficiency is now an unrecognised epidemic – the most common deficiency worldwide. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient required by the body. It enables numerous vital functions like our skeletal structures, our blood pressure, immunity, mood and […]

Vitamin D: Sunlight and Sensible Sunbathing

Intro: ‘Natural light is a vital element like water and air, as such, it should accompany the individual for as many hours of the day as the season permits.’ Dr Fritz Hollwich The human species has co-evolved alongside sunlight. The suns light/dark cycles naturally regulates hormonal and biochemical bodily processes. The body requires regular intervals […]

‘Essential’ Omega 3 Critical for Optimal Health

Intro: The ‘Essential’ fatty acids (EFA’s) are those that can’t be synthesised by the body so must be obtained through dietary means, they play vital functions within the body. They comprise of: Omega 3’s Omega 6’s Parent fatty acid Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) Linoleic acid (LA) Fatty acid derivatives Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Arachidonic […]