The CoActive Health Journey Part 1 – Robust Good Health – The foundation to great results

The clue is in the name – everything we do here at CoActive Health is underpinned by us striving for and maintaining robust good health.

My thoughts on the documentary – Game Changers

I have been asked by several clients recently about my views on the new Netflix documentary ‘Game Changers’. For those that are not familiar, it is a high production documentary produced by James Cameron about the benefits of a plant based diet – basically veganism.

Confused about Fat?

In many of my consultations I find myself explaining why FAT is important for our bodies, explaining about different types of fat and convincing clients that eating fat as part of a balanced dietary intake will not make them fat. So, I thought I would write a short article to dispel any myths that still abound regarding dietary fat.

Your Liver and how to nurture it through food and lifestyle

Your liver is the largest organ in your body weighing approximately 1.5kg and it performs around 200 vital functions in the body. It is important therefore to look after your liver if you want to maintain optimal health (not just in January when we have maybe overindulged?!) but actually throughout the year.

5 tips to help you stick to your liver loving goals this new year

I don’t know about you but by the 1st of Jan my liver and kidneys are at a pretty low point and screaming out for some TLC. This gives us an excellent opportunity to reflect on how we might best support them in 2019!

Is the Ketogenic Diet right for me?

A great nutritional strategy for many is to adopt a ketogenic diet. The name comes from the small energy compounds called ketones – which are an alternative fuel source when glucose is in short supply.

Blood sugar management and it’s affects on health

With today’s growing diabetes rates becoming epidemic blood sugar management has become a major topic of interest. Imbalanced blood sugar levels are at the heart of many health issues from diabetes and obesity to heart disease. In this article, we are going to have a closer look at blood sugar management and how it affects your health.

Nutritional strategies part 2: Carb cycling

You’ve cleaned up your diet through cutting out pro inflammatory foods and basing your meals around single ingredient foods. With any luck, you should be experiencing better energy, digestion, sleep and performance in the gym. As discussed in part 1 of this series, a great deal of benefits can be gained from cleaning up our diet with a modified elimination diet.

YPSI Nutrition, Hormones & Skinfolds (Module 4) Review

I recently spent the weekend in the company of Wolfgang Unsöld, he is currently one of the most successful Personal Trainers and Strength Coaches in the world and is the founder of the Your Personal Strength Institute (YPSI) in Stuttgart, Germany.

Featured Recipe: Flaxseed buns

Even I can bake these! They make an awesome replacement for bread and are extremely filling. What’s more flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and can help with digestion and balancing hormones.

Nutritional strategies part 1: Clean up – modified elimination diet

As you should be well aware despite what the latest bestselling diet book is trying to tell you, there is no ‘magic one size fits all’ diet for everybody. This is the reason you get such wildly opposing nutritional views from die hard veganism to exclusive carnivores.

The Diet Myth: Tim Spector

We are constantly being bombarded with new diet and nutrition books however from the many that we have read in recent months ‘The Diet Myth’ by Tim Spector stands out for its interesting insights and quality.

Featured Recipe: Bone Broth

Bone broths have been getting quite a bit of press of late for the potential health benefits.

Lessons learnt from 2017

Applied knowledge is power! Before looking ahead to 2018 we thought it would be a good idea to consolidate some of the lessons learnt over the course of 2017.

CoActive’s take on Alcohol

We are in the results business but we are also in the ‘people’ business. It’s important to have a life outside of the gym and this time of year for many it will involve social nights out and drinking. With this in mind we thought it a good idea to give our take on alcohol.

Immune boosting strategies for staying healthy this Christmas

Christmas can be a tricky time of year for the goal orientated training population. On top of the ‘healthy’ stress of training comes inevitable social late nights out, alcohol and excess food. Although it is important to enjoy your life outside the gym there are a few points worth making to help better prepare you for the holiday season.

What is Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy?

Typically in the past Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy was only used by the rich and famous, however it is now a common treatment broadly used by everyone worldwide. Whether you’re looking for an increased sense of wellbeing or an energy boost there is a cocktail of nourishing vitamins and minerals to suit all.

Controlling Insulin and blood sugar to assist with weight loss

To achieve and maintain a healthy body weight the importance of controlling your blood sugars cannot be understated. Let’s look at what you can do…

Body Transformation Level 1 with Chritstian Maurice (review)

We recently had the pleasure of hosting world renowned Functional Medicine Practitioner and body transformation expert Christian Maurice for his 3 day Level one seminar. Needless to say, it was a fascinating 3 days packed full of cutting edge information and practical advice on how best to transform your body.

Is your low calorie diet preventing fat loss?

Even though we are getting heavier and heavier as a western society, our calorie intake is actually getting less. In studies looking at hunter gatherer societies, in which no members of the tribes were overweight, they found that the average calorie consumption was 2800 per day. In our modern society we consume an average of 2000 calories per day. Yet we have significantly higher fat levels.

Lessons learnt from Charles Poliquin – BioPrint 2016

The concept of bioprint was developed by Charles Poliquin who was the first to make strong correlations with body fat measurements and corresponding blood hormone profiles.

Back to basics: Water

Water is the single most critical nutrient for health, growth and development, it plays a vital role in balancing our bodies systems from digestion to respiration yet many people underestimate its importance.

Back to basics: Breakfast

Sometimes we can over complicate reasons for not reaching our goals faster so it pays to occasionally be reminded of the basics. It is vital we get these in place first and foremost!

3 take home lessons from Wolfgang Unsold’s seminar

Coach Wolfgang Unsöld is the founder and director of Your Personal Strength Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, a facility with some of the best equipment in Europe. In this article we share 3 lessons we learnt to improve your life from his 1 day hypertrophy, strength and fat loss seminar in southampton.

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