Somagenesis San Diego Personal Trainers, has a new addition to its team. Dr. Deniz Armagan Dr. Armagan is a recent graduate from Loma Linda School of Physical Therapy, but don’t be fooled, he has worked as a mid level physical therapist for 15 years. Dr. Armagan’s passion is sports medicine and sports medicine therapeutics with Kinesio- tape. He is only one of four certified Kinesio-Tape therapists in Southern California If you watched the last Olympic Games, you may have noticed numerous athletes wearing Kinesio-Tape on their shoulders, backs, thighs and knees. These athletes had unresolved, or impending injures which required Kinesio-tape therapy. In the beginning I had my doubts about it as it seemed to abstract of a concept, or a flash in the pan fad. Well, as time passed, tons of clinic research backed by credible sources determined that Kinesio-Tape created high levels of stability in unstable joints or injuries, reduced chronic pain, and realigned bad muscle imbalances which contributed to spinal abnormalities. Very cool! However, not everyone can properly apply Kinesio tape without the proper understanding where the muscles and fascia lie, and where the pain receptors are located. Moreover, the crap knock off tape that you can buy at athletic shops, or big box sporting goods stores are worthless, and is just another example of taking advantage of the publics ignorance. So, Somagenesis health and Fitness has the real deal. He is not your run of the mill Dr. of Physical Therapy, in fact he is more of a renegade. Because of his Type A, think outside the box personality, Dr. Armagan graduated top of his class at Loma Linda, and invented physical therapy systems that his mentors roared about. Yes, he is unique, he is cool, and we consider ourself fortunate! Check out Dr. Armagan’s Intro video below, followed by my personal video endorsing him. To meet Dr. Armagan, simply go to Somagensis.com and fill out a Contact Form
San Diego Personal Fitness Trainer and Physical Therapist Deniz Armagan, joins the Somagenesis Health and Fitness team.Posted: December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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What good is working out day in and day out, if your poisoning your body with inflammatory foods! The body will never lose weight and you will eventually kill yourself. Don’t be an oblivious asshole and ignore what you put in your mouth! Be smart about your total body fitness. This includes nutritional choices.
Chronic low grade inflammation is involved in all stages of atherosclerosis, the stepping stone to clogging up your arteries, then eventually having either a myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral artery disease and even dementia! Hey! Inflammation doesn’t just happen on its own, being stupid with smoking, eating fatty, sugary, high caloric foods, and not working out does!
1.Too much consumed refined sugars,
2.Too much consumed flour products
3. Too much Omega 6 vegetable oils such as vegetable, soybean, corn and sunflower.
Are you wondering how sugar inflames your body? Well here is the short version.
Sugar acts like an abrasive. Visualize glass shards rubbing on the inside of blood vessels, turning them beefy red and raw. This in turn creates inflammation! Protein antibodies come to the rescue to heal, and plaques are formed acting like Band Aides! Got the picture?
Omega 6 is also an irritant. The body’s protectant mechanism is to produce cytokines, which are proteins that respond to infection, inflammation and trauma. The end result is MORE internal vessel trauma.
Think About it! and repeat after me!
The human body is not designed to consume processed foods. Nor is the human body designed to consume food packed with sugar or soaked in Omega-6 oils!
So whats the solution? Simple!
1. Eat more protein
2. Consume colorful fruits and vegetables
3. Think food in its natural state!
4. Use olive oil or butter from grass fed beef. Think Omega 3s!!
5. See your MD and get a C-reative Protein test to measure inflammation.
6. Weight training 3 days per week for 30 sets per workout will reduce inflammation by 35%
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The livers function is to process nutrients, drugs and other junk in the blood that has been delivered from the intestines. Hopefully the body can use most of it. The liver is fragile and it provides over 500 functions to help the human body thrive! Amazing huh?
Screw the liver up, and pay the price. Your metabolism will plummet, then comes obesity and a host of many other health issues including the big MI!
A very cool research study was published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looking at the effects that simple sugar had on accumulation of fat in the liver. Study participants were fed 1000 kcal of simple carbs per day for 3 weeks straight. Then liver functions, size , metabolism and body fat changes were calculated. All study participants saw a 27% increase in liver fat and swelling as well as a 2% increase in body weight! Mind blowing statistics!
What doe this mean? The liver will get back up and result is a fatty liver disease. The same thing can happen to alcoholics. Too much drinking will scar and enlarge your liver. The end result is the same; significant weight gain, a slowed metabolism, insulin resistance, diabetes and even liver failure.
Can liver disease be reversed? Yes, because the liver must degrade by 75% before it shuts down. Now the good news! In the same study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study I just discussed, the overfed simple carbohydrate test subjects were placed on a high protein, good fat diet This much clean healthy diet reversed the side effects after 6 months. However it is important to understand that damage to the liver took place in 3 short weeks, but it took 6 long months to get the livers back to normal! A big price to pay for sugar indulgence!
Does exercise help? Yes, aerobic exercise oxygenates blood, and helps cleanse the liver. If you already have a liver condition, listen to your body when participating in any exercise program. Excessive fatigue is a common symptom of liver disease, and you should consider this when setting exercise goals. When first getting started, it is recommended that you only exercise three times per week. Each session should include 10-20 minutes of aerobic exercise, and a few weight-bearing exercises. Gradually build upon this until you are exercising five or more times per week.
Where does Somagenesis Health and Fitness come in? We are the physicians choice for safe and effective personal training, medical exercise prescription and rehabilitation for the special populations of San Diego California. Visit our website www.somagenesis.com for more information and a phone number. You will be glad you did! PS Check out my personal video describing everything I discussed in this blog post. Please leave comments!
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I you have struggled with losing weight in the past through hybrid diets or unconventional style of workouts, you understand this paradigm. Perhaps you have found a system that works for you. In short weight loss is determined by the number of calories that go into the body and then the number of calories that are expended through metabolism or exercise burn. For many people it is impossible to out exercise a bad diet. Example to burn off 3000 calories in meals would require 4- 5 hours of intense working out! 60 minutes on the elliptical trainer isn’t going to burn off that Cinnabon you had for lunch! But Geez folks is it freaking worth it? And who has that amount of time.
I know I don’t, so I limit my intake, and always plan on at least a 100 minute workout session every day. But I am a San Diego Personal Fitness Trainer , and this is what I do!
Most people will tell you that diet is responsible for 80-90% of weight loss. This is only partially true. You can work out like a mad man or woman, but if your food intake isn’t in check, you will always look soft,round and unhealthy. Overall, both diet and exercise are equally important to weight loss success, as well as acquiring a lean healthy body composition. To validate my point, a new study was recently published the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Test subjects were divided into four (4) groups.
Group 1. Adjusted their diets first, than 4 months later added a strict exercise program.
Group 2. Started a strict exercise program, than 4 months later integrated a diet plan.
Group 3. Adjusted a diet and integrated a strict exercise program AT THE SAME TIME
Group 4. Did absolutely nothing. This was the “Control Group”
So the researchers wanted to see which group would best comply with the regimens for 12 months. And the winner was, Group 3 !!! (Those who did diet adjustment and strict exercise at the same time)
And as the Master trainer with Somagenesis Health and Fitness San Diego, I have had many successful clients lose weight when both diet and exercise are in check. If not, then weight loss is stymied. I also lecture clients who focus on diet alone and lack the fitness prowess, how diet alone will SLOW YOUR METABOLISM.. Yes, this is a known fact. Moreover your weight loss with be from muscle and bone catabolism, not actual fat.
So people, get with the program. The entire program! If you need professional guidance, then don’t be shy. Hire a professional personal fitness trainer and nutritionist who can design you a personalized fitness program, get you on a consistent workout schedule, and help you make the necessary change to your food intake to get on the road to health and wellness.
It’s what we do at Somagenesis Health and Fitness! Amongst many other things. So please click on the Somagenesis link to get started today.
And please enjoy the enclosed video, which will surely bring back memories.
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It just occurred to me that Thanksgiving will be here in 38 days, and the Chanukah / Christmas Holidays shortly thereafter. I bring this up to remind anyone who struggles with weight loss, and or who work out like crazy, that weight gain of approximately 8 pounds will ensue if you’re not carefully.
Or, if your start bailing on your fitness schedule because you have made the holiday parties a priority. The million dollar question remains.. Will you join the rank of millions of Americans who gain that belt line busting 8 pounds, or will you sail a steady course of discipline will a smattering of indulgence here and there.
As San Diego’s best personal fitness trainer, it is my duty to enforce compliance with my clients, and educate others as deemed appropriate. Enclosed for you is my latest MotoVlog video of me discussing this delicate issue. All done on my Black Series GoPro Hero 3. I’m sure you will enjoy the captivating high definition footage and dialogue.
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So your feeling tired and sleepy from the moment your alarm sounds. Well you’re not alone. Many 40 and 50-year-old suffer this plight on a daily basis. The bodys batteries are running down, and need a proper recharging. Blame it on aging, or genetics, but still, there are solutions that are tried and true, and ACTUALLY WORK!! Give them a try and see for yourself!
1. Consume a high protein breakfast. It is a well-known fact that consumed protein is converted to dopamine, which gives you an energy high. Eggs, meats, poultry and seafood will do the trick, also nuts!
But, forlorn the high carb oatmeal, pancakes and cereal which produce serotonin, will make you sleepy and lethargic in matter of hours.
2. Drink an 8 OZ glass of water when you first wake. Water will rev up your metabolism and make you feel alive. Your body dehydrates when you sleep, causing a drop in metabolism, so crank it back up with that 8 OZ of cool fresh water.
3. Exercise 20 minutes in the morning – Not enough for weight loss, but just enough to fire up the adrenals, to give you that caffeine like rush. Again, tried and true remedy.
4. Fire up the lights- Light will fire up your circadian rhythm, which excite your genes during this wake up call.
5. Avoid that darn snooze button – Those 5 minute bouts of sleep only create fragmented sleep which will make you more tired. Get discipline! Put your alarm clock far away from your reach.
6. Establish a wake up pattern Get up the same time each and every day including weekends. A routine for getting to sleep and waking up creates a healthy circadian rhythm and a more vibrant you!
7. Avoid caffeine drinks after 12:00 noon – Caffeine will give you the jitters, and delay your ability to fall asleep, and achieve the deeper levels of sound sleep.
8. Avoid too much wine at dinner – Wine cause make you drowsy, but will lead to premature waking in the middle of the night of early morning. Limit your wine intake to 1 glass in the evenings.
9. Cool down - Sleep studies have repeatedly shown that night-time room temperatures between 65F and 72F will accelerate your sleepiness, and keep you in deep sleep.
Changing your body, requires discipline changes in your overall lifestyle. This includes each of the eight points mentioned above. As a lifestyle coach and personal fitness trainer at Somagenesis Fitness, I can take you body to where it wants to be. Some lifestyle tweaks here and there, some great accountability, plus an exercise regime par excellence that will transform your entire being. For more detailed information, or to meet me or a member of my team in person, go to www.somagenesis.com Remember! It’s never too late.
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Hypertension is a common medical condition, which often leads to a host of other medical problems, such as obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, kidney dysfunction, and if left untreated will lead to a CVA (stroke).
When loss of elasticity and plaque build up in arteries, their ability to expand and constrict are hindered. In turn an abrupt build up in internal vessel pressure, leading to a volcanic eruption of the fine weakened blood vessels. the end result is blood seepage out of the small brittle vessels surrounding the brains cortex. this is k own as a cerebral hemorrhage or CVA.
A cerebral hemorrhage effects physical, emotional and cognitive functioning. The physical impairment is often represented in the form of paralysis, pain,incontinence, seizures and visual impairment. The emotional impairment involves symptoms of depression, memory loss and sometimes dementia. The cognitive impairment involves aphasia, and pseudobulbular affect (PBA) In summary, all these dysfunctions completely affect the quality of life.
The medical treatment for hypertension is as follows:
Notice the treatment choice “lifestyle changes”. A lifestyle change begins with moving more, eating a low sodium calorically healthy diet, drinking less, smoking less and integrating an exercise program into your weekly regimen.
This is where I come in. As a San Diego based medical exercise specialist, I see numerous hypertensives and diabetes who all need a structured nutritional program, a safe blood pressure compatible exercise program, and some hard-core counseling and accountability. Designing a safe, yet effective exercise prescription that conditions the heart, spurs the adrenals and creates a healthy weight loss in not something the run of the mill personal trainer can do. A firm understanding of exercise physiology, drug interaction and monitoring body systems, is so important to the clients success and overall safety. I will not discuss program design as it is different for everyone.
It is important to understand that treatment of hypertension with prescription drugs, should be a last resort. Yes, all drugs used to artificially treat hypertension have serious side effects and consequences. These medicines control the blood pressure, but never cure it.
Medicine choices include: diuretics which hammer your kidneys, ACE inhibitors which sometimes trigger coughing fits, Beta Blockers which lower your metabolism and trigger sleepiness, Calcium Channel Blockers, which also cause fatigue, dizziness and swelling of the ankles.
In summary there are consequences to taking blood pressure meds. You will get fatter, slower, lazier, impotent, depressed and disinterested in life. In my opinion, allowing one foot in the grave. I believe those who chose the pill approach to blood pressure management are simply lazy, and are looking for the easiest remedy. It is a well know fact that exercisers very rarely exhibit hypertension. Clean food eaters, rarely acquire hypertension or other medical problems. It’s all about intelligent lifestyle choices ,and its all up to you!
I started Somagenesis Health and Fitness as an educational and training accountability source for those who have finally realize their health shortcomings. For those who want to make big changes in their life for the better. To life a longer healthier, happier, pain-free life. To develop the management skills to tackle most medical problems..