The Body Blueprint Blog

The Body Blueprint Blog

Is it worth buying grass fed beef?

Grass fed beef: What’s in your steak?

You are what you eat. That applies to cows as much as it does to us, and there are some significant differences in the quality of red meat based on how the animal was fed. Unfortunately, there is also a difference in price and availability of this higher quality meat. Is it worth the money and extra effort?

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Client of the month – Jamie Nichols

“Jamie is playing the role of Houdini in a nationwide play. When Jamie first got in touch he was quite worried about getting into the shape required for the role. The online personal training process was perfect for him. We kept in touch almost daily, working through an adaptable programme based on the facilities he had available. We worked through nutritional concepts and options for when he was on the road and cooking wasn’t an option. I’m really pleased with the results.

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DNA Screening

I’m often asked what the future entails for preventative medicine, healthcare and personal training. I think DNA screening is the next piece we’ll be adding to the puzzle.

I think its been one of the most exciting developments in the industry over the last few years. As the price has become more affordable, and the tests more detailed, the possibilities for its use in mainstream preventative healthcare has become very exciting.

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Client of the month – Anthony Sharpe

What made you want to start training with James and The Body Blueprint?

“I had put on weight over the course of a couple of years and really wanted
to get back in shape. I also used to model and really wanted to get my
physique back into a condition where I could do this again. I also wanted
to start to eat healthier as part of an overhaul of my lifestyle. I had
also noticed a massive drop in my energy levels over the years where I
hadn’t been training and eating poorly.”

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Q & A’s

“Are Greens (as in MegaGreens powder for example) as a supplement, not as a meal replacement, worth the taste or the money? Only because a Gorilla has 3% body fat, weighs 250kg, are ripped, shredded and only eats vegetation and small bugs 20 hrs a day”.  Paul Hodgson.

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Omega 3’s & Prostate Cancer

Last week I received several messages from clients asking ‘What do you think of this?”. All of them contained the same link to a story that was being widely reported in the media;

“Taking omega 3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70%,”  Daily Mail

 

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Is soy destroying your health?

Soy is a heavily debated food. Is it a healthy addition to your diet? Or is destroying your health? Doing a search on Google will throw up strong opinions on both sides, enough to leave you completely confused as to what to believe, and indeed what to eat.

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The Detox Myth

Detox (short for detoxification) diets claim to flush toxic chemicals out of our body. The theory is that a diet high in processed foods, environmental chemicals and alcohol has left our body full of toxins. We are told they build up in the body, damaging our health and leading to a whole host of problems. A detox diet will help our body get rid of these toxins, leaving us healthy, lean, and full of energy. Or at least that’s the theory.

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Banana & coconut cake

I’ve been asked about this cake so much recently I thought the easiest thing to do was blog about it! It’s quick and simple to make and tastes great. Plus it’s healthy! Enjoy!

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