The Body Genius Institute has brought together a passionate group of talented professionals with a central purpose. Collectively, they have over 60 years of experience helping clients to achieve their health and wellness and performance goals.
WHY THE NAME BODY GENIUS?
At the heart of the Body Genius Institute is a search for the wisdom we all have within us.
‘There is a Genius within every Body.’
As this genius comes to life and we learn to express its power, we begin to uncover our healing potential and what it means to thrive.
There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
Small intestine epithelium regenerates itself in 2-4 days.
Breastfeeding reduces the mother’s risk of ovarian and breast cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the benefit. In fact, a woman who breastfeeds for 8 years has nearly a 0% risk of breast cancer. Breastfeeding a baby girl actually reduces her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 25%.
When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
When you take one step you are using up to 200 muscles.
Nerve impulses to and from your brain travel as fast as 249 miles per hour (400km), faster than a Formula 1 race car.
Studies have shown that fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly. Cycles of prolonged fasting can not only protect against immune system damage but also induce immune system regeneration.
An adult is made up of around 7, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 (7 octillion) atoms.
Our lungs inhale over two million liters of air each day.
In a space of 6.5 square centimeters of our hand we have nine feet of blood vessels, 600 pain sensors, 900 nerve endings, 36 heat sensors, and 75 pressure sensors.
There is 161, 000 km of blood vessels in the human body.
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
Human breast milk boosts a baby’s immune system assisting them to fight viral, bacterial and parasitic infections such as respiratory tract infections, ear infections, bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and common cold and flues.
Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
At the Body Genius Institute we believe that the body can heal itself from disease, pain and injury, as long as the barriers to healing are removed.
Our mission is to educate, empower and inspire individuals to get the most out of their mind, body and soul.
The Body Genius Institute was created as a ‘vehicle’ to help us inspire and touch the lives of more people. The Institute has become our megaphone that helps us share our passions and champion our causes.
Our goal is to help empower and inspire one million people by the year 2020!
The practitioners and team members at the Body Genius Institute see themselves as passionate leaders, educators and mentors for all of our clients and for those who chose to follow us online.
We want to inspire individuals to do the things that inspire them! For some this involves overcoming pain and dysfunction and returning to the activities they enjoy such as golf, tennis or swimming. Others may need to heal from illness or disease before travelling overseas to fuel their passion for adventure by climbing mountains or hiking in the woods.
One role of the practitioners at Body Genius is to teach individuals to Love their mind, body and soul. We refer to the word love in both the emotional context but also as a verb! We teach individuals to
Nourish their body with organic foods
Flush their body with purified water
Move their body through a wide range of patterns
Inspire their minds with great literature and thought provoking articles
Touch their souls with inspiring music and creative endeavors
Love themselves on a daily basis!
To start at the grassroots level and to inspire enough individuals to create a social movement that leads to a real difference in how people view health and wellness.
THE BODY IS A MIRACLE!
The human body is capable of far more than most people realize. To overcome the healthcare crisis that we face in the world today, individuals need to begin to take responsibility for their own health and begin to make better choices. This process of change will not begin at the top. Governments are not going to lead the way for a healthier future as they are too heavily invested (economically) within industries that profit from sickness and disease. Nor can we rely solely on teachers and the educational system to teach each child the value of leading a happy and healthy life. This responsibility starts with each individual and within each home.
To overcome the current healthcare crisis that plagues the majority of first world countries, there is a need for a new health care model that is client focused and holistic in nature. First and foremost, each individual needs to take responsibility for their own health and wellness and make decisions that reflect their desire to be healthy and happy. As such each individual should focus on the ‘Foundation Principles’ of health on a daily basis, whether they are looking to remain healthy or recovering from pain, illness or disease.
This new Holistic model of health care will allow clients to surround themselves with a team of health professionals that is most suited to their needs.
Under this new model clients will be empowered to practice self-care that is based firmly on the foundation principles. These habits should be adopted both for preventative care and for healing purposes. Medical doctors and allied health professionals (Physiotherapists, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Chinese Practitioners, etc) should work together to support clients and develop a cost-effective strategy for maintaining or restoring health. This new model will replace the current allopathic (medical) model that often disempowers patients and does little to restore their health.
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It is our mission to change conventional thinking about health and wellness and to create a ‘social movement’ that influences individuals and leads to a healthier world.
Each individual has the freedom to make choices that are in their own best interest. In other words, they have the freedom to take responsibility for their decisions and to consciously make choices that lead to better health and wellness and greater happiness.
Support companies that operate in an ethical manner
Drink only purified water
Move their body on a daily basis
Avoid prescription drugs such as NSAIDS and find natural alternatives
Turn off the TV and read a book or perform some creative thinking
Get off social media sites and play with their kids
Spend more time in nature enjoying the natural beauty and energy on offer
Support farms that practice sustainable agriculture
If each individual becomes more conscious of how the decisions they make on a daily basis affects their health and happiness then they can begin to realize that they are responsible for their own health and happiness.
Organic living is about adopting a lifestyle that is congruent with your values and your guiding principles. The team at the Body Genius Institute adheres to a strong set of principles that not only apply to the way we conduct ourselves at work but in our personal lives as well.
BG Guiding Principles
I always do WHAT I say I’m going to do, WHEN I say I’m going to do it
I’m professional on a daily basis. This is represented through my knowledge, positive attitude, communication with clients & the BG team, & physical appearance.
I make (regular) time in my life for fun and play!
I am accepting and compassionate towards myself and others.
I support my Body Genius team members & back them up with unwavering consistency and support.
I empower, inspire, and educate myself every day. In turn, I pass this on to others.
My passion for life allows me to express courage on a daily basis.
I live in the now, I am ‘present’ with my clients.
I practice conscious living and conscious consumption. This includes following the principles of organic and sustainable living.
I challenge the status quo, set new standards and think differently.
When looking to adopt a sustainable and organic lifestyle it is best to take the time to establish your own core values and possibly those of your partner and children. By writing these down on paper and reviewing them throughout the year you can be clear on how you want to (consciously) live your life and ensure that your decisions on a daily basis are congruent with your value set.
Organic living can be best described as a lifestyle that is healthy for both you and the environment.
When it comes to foods, organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products are not administered antibiotics or growth hormones.
Organic food is better for YOU and the environment!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” (Hippocrates)
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
Make sure to research your suppliers thoroughly to ensure you are receiving the best produce possible and to ensure the company is adhering to organic or biodynamic farming practices. Also remember to purchase locally grown produce.
Organic activated nuts
Organic living can extend well beyond simply selecting organic foods. Organic living can also include doing good deeds for the earth. By consciously choosing to make responsible choices you can ensure that we have wonderful places to live and that the earth and all it has to offer remains beautiful for generations to come.
Have you thought about starting your own organic garden? Even if you don’t have a ‘green thumb’ you can still create your own organic patch. You need very little space and many herbs, fruits, berries and vegetables are easy to grow. It is so rewarding to grow your own food and bring it straight to your dinner table.
Do you have your own composter at home? There is a wide range of composters available to suit your needs. Consider how much space you have and how much organic waste your household produces each week. Not only can you reduce the amount of waste going to landfills but you can also create amazing fertilizer for your gardens.
You can also choose to have an organic chemical-free home!
Organic cleaning: An organic lifestyle can also include the way you keep your home clean. Selecting natural or organic cleaning products such as baking soda, vinegar or borax will help to reduce your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals and reduce the impact on the environment.
Organic beauty: Selecting personal care and beauty products that are natural and chemical free is an important step to take. Organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, and moisturizers are all readily available. Pure organic coconut oil is an outstanding moisturizer and can be found at your local grocery store! The chemicals found in make-up will enter your skin and may create a toxic load within your body. Fortunately there are now many companies on the market today creating chemical-free make-up.
Some people find the prospect of going completely organic overwhelming and too expensive. Living organically does not imply a whole scale lifestyle change. Take things slowly. Consider introducing organic products one at a time. Replace the conventional products one by one with the healthier alternatives. Work out what you can afford, based on the foods you eat most frequently. Make meat, eggs, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs and water quality your top priority. Then move on to household cleaners and personal care products. One small step at a time can lead to a significant change over the course of a year.
If we work together we can change the way individuals think about their own health and wellness, the way they live, the way they shop, the way they learn, and the impact they have on the environment. By starting at the grassroots level and creating a social movement we can influence the way companies operate and the quality of the products they produce, and we can influence how governments spend their money.
But it all begins with each individual person. The strongest vote you have is by spending every dollar carefully. Both governments and corporations are slaves to the ‘old mighty dollar’ and as citizens this is where our true power lies.
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These concepts become especially powerful when put into context in relation to human performance. A client’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health must make up the foundation for any performance model.
Medical doctors and allied health professionals who treat clients for ‘pain and dysfunction’ without first satisfying the baseline health level are less likely to achieve a successful outcome.
Every client should be evaluated from a health perspective and mentored and empowered to successfully fulfill the requirements of the foundation principles of health.
Foundation Principles of Health
Quality sleep patterns
Optimal Breathing Patterns
AT THE BODY GENIUS INSTITUTE WE HAVE ONE SIMPLE GOAL
To be better than we were one day, one week, one month, and one year ago!
In order to fulfill this goal we need to think differently as a business and as individuals. We need to challenge the status quo and we need to challenge conventional thinking. We have chosen to be industry leaders and to set new standards of care.
At the Body Genius Institute we fully recognize that everything we say and everything we do must prove what we believe. And the Body Genius Institute is our ‘vehicle’ for championing our cause.
One of the things we love best about the Body Genius Institute is that every one of us comes to work each day to do something we love. We use our strengths and abilities to inspire our clients to do the things that they love to do.