Improve your body shape with BioSignature. Do you spend hours in the gym trying to lose that embarrassing bit of body fat? Are you nearly at your ideal weight but just can’t lose those few extra pounds? Have you tried all the fad diets or the latest exercise routine going around but still no results? Muffin tops, bingo wings, cellulite or a pouch belly are the bane of many people lives, but there is nothing you can do about it, right? Spot reduction is a myth, right? Well, no! There is something you can do to get rid of those embarrassing areas of body fat.
Our understanding of exercise, nutrition, supplements and how they affect the body is improving at an exponential rate. Where you store your body fat tells a lot about what is happening in your body. World-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin has developed a system that delivers fast results that last long term. The system is called Biosignature Modulation. BioSignature was originally developed to help Olympic and professional athletes quickly and safely drop body fat, but Charles noted that the side effect of his system was improved health, normalised hormone and blood profiles, improved detoxification and better sleep.
“Biosignature Modulation is a scientific approach to spot reduction I developed from over 20 years of performing blood, urine and saliva tests while working with world record holders, professional athletes in all the major sports and Olympic medallists in 16 different events” says Poliquin.
Poliquin believes the reason so many people have stubborn problem areas is due to imbalances in their body biochemistry, especially with their hormones. Here’s how BioSignature works. Using a simple pair of body fat callipers 12 body fat sites are measured. These sites include the cheek, chin, chest, triceps, tummy, hips, shoulder blade, torso, quadriceps, hamstrings, knee and calf. Measurements from each site are compared to one another and the problem areas are identified. Depending on where your priority area is you will be recommended a nutrition, exercise, supplement and detoxification protocol to help you get in shape and improve your health.
How BioSignature works
Lets say your quads and hamstrings have the highest body fat reading, it would indicate that you have excess oestrogen and / or an imbalance of oestrogen to progesterone or your liver is under par at detoxifying oestrogen. Many of these oestrogens will be from external sources such as pesticides, plastics, industrial compounds, cosmetics or pharmaceutical drugs including the pill and HRT
All of these chemicals can bind to oestrogen receptors on cell membranes and mimic the effects of oestrogen. As well as making you fat this can contribute to the symptoms of PMS, PCOS (along with excess testosterone and poor blood sugar control), breast tenderness and endometriosis in females and the development of breast tissue, lower testosterone levels, prostate cancer and breast cancer in males.
The recommendations for a person with this body fat distribution would include eating organic foods, as this will decrease your exposure to pesticides on vegetables and the chemicals stored in animal fat; not microwaving food or at least not in plastic containers and minimising food stored or bought wrapped in plastic. The next step would be to detoxify oestrogens by using supplements such as B vitamins, limonene, DIM or green tea polyphenols. Other detoxification routines would include a course of infared saunas or supporting liver function. Nutrition advice would include increasing fibre, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, pre and probiotics foods and omega 3 fatty acids.
BioSignature and site specific fat loss
Each body fat site has specific nutrition and supplement recommendations to improve them. High fat readings on the triceps and chest indicate low levels of androgens, and in men this may mean an increased risk of prostate and breast cancer. For people with fat here detoxifying oestrogen’s and increasing testosterone would help.
Fat stored on the tummy indicates high levels of stress and disruption of the stress hormones. This would call for stress reduction and a programme to heal the adrenal glands and control blood sugar before excess tummy fat can be burnt.
Fat on the hip indicates your environmental response to eating carbohydrate – the higher the reading the more insulin resistant you are. High hip readings may indicate a risk of developing diabetes. Fat stored on the shoulder blade represents your genetic ability to tolerate eating carbohydrate, the lower the reading the more carbohydrates you can tolerate eating. Incidentally a higher shoulder blade reading is an indicator for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and stroke. To help you drop fats from these sites regular meals with a low glycemic load and quality protein and fats combined with foods and supplements to support blood sugar levels are required.
High body fat on the torso indicates your level of thyroid hormones, the lower the fat score the healthier the thyroid. Nutrition recommendations include eating fish, onions, asparagus for iodine, and poultry, fish, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds for tyrosine, that make thyroid hormones. Foods containing selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin B6 and supplements such as guggul, bladderwrack or holy basil would also help.
Finally, fat stored on the knee and calf indicate disrupted growth hormone levels and are often associated with poor sleeping patterns. Restoring the pituitary gland and increasing growth hormone would help you burn fat from the knee and calf.
Topic: BioSignature consultation in London with Steve Hines.