About Us old
Why Sebastian Siebert Supplements
& an Introduction to the ReGenesis ethos
(ReGenesis - New Beginning - it’s never too late to turn it around)
From my early twenties I was passionate about fitness, but like many young people not quite so passionate about healthy living per se, having far too much fun and feeling like I was going to live forever anyway. This continued throughout my 17 year profession as a stuntman on the international film circuit, where although it was professionally important to stay in shape, the weekend pursuits and binges stimulated more interest in recovery; with only short lived resolutions about adopting healthier habits!
My driving passion for health, fitness and recovery began in 2000, after being hit by a plane during the execution of a free fall stunt at the end of 1999. It was the worst day I ever had at the office, but although my body was shattered; miraculously I survived to wake up from a coma in February 2000, brain-damaged and paralysed. (Chronicled in the book “The Stuntman’s Guide to Surviving Ground Zero.”)
This was a major setback, but as I have learned, the way we manage our setbacks is the primary influential dynamic on our lives and personalities, and this setback presented a unique educational opportunity in the front row of the University of Life. In hospital I dropped to 53 kg, all skin and bone, and in the before photograph at the bottom of the page, I was discharged from hospital weighing 48kg.After leaving hospital, and against every medical prognosis to the contrary, in five years I gained most of the mobility and physical dexterity back, and in the process experienced my regenesis of an enduring passion for all aspects of recovery, healing and positive preventative health protocols; which has continued to evolve. I sought out to learn everything that I could about nutrition, metabolism, and where necessary, biochemistry, and along the way discovered what really works, what is essential, developing specific protocols to incorporate several threads of discipline into an effective methodology of achieving a specific physical (and mental) goal. Understandably, I was a well-motivated, and the results speak for themselves.
My body has endured more than 30 fractures, including an ankle, both knees, left femur, three fractures in the right shoulder, collarbones, neck, and two places on the spine. Both wrists were shattered and subsequently pinned, as was the left forearm. With the inclusion of, multiple broken ribs, almost every medical professional said that I would be crippled with pain and arthritis in later years. With the application of discoveries I made along the road, I have remained flexible and pain-free.
The inflammation which at one time a ravaged my body progressively abated with the application of discoveries made along the way; and I am able to enjoy a physically active life in every respect. Although my left hand shows signs of residual spasticity and I cannot play the piano, I am grateful for the dexterity that I do have. (I don’t miss playing the piano either, probably because I never could.) Life is amazing.
I learned a lot along this particular journey, and what I have learned from my experiences and subsequent education, both formal and informal; I have an authentic desire to share with all who want to listen and benefit.There is no better substitute for personal experience; unequivocally the best foundation for inspirational educators and coaches.