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Raelyn Jaramillo-McKenzie is coming to Flux CrossFit to present a Mobility/ Movement Class - next week!
You don't want to miss this!
Thursday, November 3rd
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Raelynn is a registered massage therapist who works at 348 Victoria Ave. Her approach to treatment focuses on structural realignment by using techniques such as muscle energy,
myofascial release, swedish and neuromuscular massage. She recently discovered Yin Yoga and is very intrigued as the poses focus on the connective tissue, fascial networks and bone tissue.
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Check out these two photos of T-Nubs (Theresa) executing a front squat.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Which products are approved in Canada?
"There are six hormonal growth promoters approved in Canada for use in beef cattle: three natural - progesterone, testosterone and estradiol-17ß; and three synthetic - trenbolone acetate (TBA), zeranol and melengestrol acetate (MGA). Hormonal growth promoters are not approved for use in any species other than beef cattle" (Health Canada).
Please take a look at the article below published by Health Canada.
Note at the bottom of the article Health Canada's conclusion that hormonal growth promoters do not affect the health of the human population. The EU has banned all growth hormones because of the links to cancer. Decide for yourself.http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_203_e_28939.html
The link above was published by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. It is in response to a petition by concerned Canadians regarding the impact of hormones used in the cattle and hog industry. The concern is that these hormones, which are in the manure, leach into the ground water as well as surface water.
Below is an excerpt from the article that explains hormonal health.
Note that the highest concentrations of manure occur in Southern Ontario and Quebec along the Great Lakes and St Laurence River, in central Alberta between Edmonton and Calgary, around Vancouver, and around Winnipeg. Any hormone pollution due to run-off and leaching of manure from intensive livestock operations would have an impact on millions of Canadians.
- There are health and environmental concerns about estrogen mimicking chemicals in the environment originating from certain plastics. There are health and environmental concerns about hormones from human pharmaceuticals that survive sewage treatment being discharged into the environment. Hormones released from intensive livestock operations raise the same issues.
Hormones are chemical messengers that provide signals at the cellular level to control normal physical development and many organ functions of living things, as well as the timing of physiological processes such as reproduction. Environmental chemicals that mimic the organism's own hormones interfere with these signals, leading to problems such as birth defects, feminization of males and masculinization of females—leading to reproductive problems, excess weight gain, early or delayed onset of puberty, excessive growth of susceptible cells such as hormone affected prostate cancer and breast cancer, etc. For example, one of the approved livestock hormones is medroxyprogesterone, which is known to cause birth defects in babies if the mother is exposed.
Hormones operate at vanishingly small quantities, so even minute traces of a synthetic hormone, hormone mimicking substance or natural hormone in the environment can have significant biological effects. Timing of exposure in relation to the organism's or cell's development is of great significance. For example: "Identification of low-dose effects that are different from those seen at high doses, the importance of timing of exposure, recognition of the unique effects that can be disrupted during development, and genetic variation in genetically-determined susceptibility, render the overly simplistic assumptions previously used in risk assessment invalid for many environmental chemicals." from page 110, "The Emerging Science of Endocrine Disruption" by J.P. Myers, L.J., Guillette, Jr., P.Palanza, S.Parmigiani, S.H. Swann and F.S. Vom Saal, in the World Scientific Journal, 2004.
In the Flux Kids Pups (ages 4-7) class on Sunday we were concentrating on mastering the Turkish-Get-Up! Notice that each child is holding a different weight based on where they're at with the movement. Good technique, especially at this age, will produce awesome gains (coordination, strength, stablization, concentration, agility, flexibility, power, stamina, etc.).
We also included burpees, kb swings and box jumps in the WOD!