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Bacopa the Ayurvedic smart drug

By | 2018-02-11T15:01:50+00:00 February 11th, 2018|HEALTH SCIENCE, nootropic, Nutrition|

Bacopa monnieri is an Indian aquatic her that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.  Bacopa has traditionally been used in Ayruveda for enhancing brain function and focus.  In recent years with the rising popularity of nootropics to enhance cognitive performance, bacopa has been included in many formulas.  Whereas with certain nootropic ingredients their [...]

Contrast Training – Do Explosive Warm Ups for Greater Strength Gains

By | 2017-11-17T13:40:35+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Fitness, Health Tips, Sports, Training|

  Contrast Training is a concept where two biomechanically similar movements are paired to enhance the performance of the second exercise of the pairing. The theory behind this training system suggests that the contractile history of a muscle influences subsequent muscle contractions. As a result of high levels of muscle activation in the previous contraction, [...]

Eat (Resistant) Starch and Lose Fat

By | 2017-09-13T18:41:58+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition, RECIPE|

Most gym goers have conceded to either reducing carbohydrate intake to select times of the day usually around workouts or limiting their total amount to very low levels in an effort to stay lean.  The thought that eating carbohydrates could actually help get you lean would seem preposterous to many people.  Resistant starch as the [...]

Caffeine and Theanine A Synergistic Nootropic Starter Stack

By | 2017-09-05T15:23:47+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

Nootropics are supplements or smart drugs used with the intention of enhancing cognitive functioning usually by improving characteristics like focus, mood, memory or creativity.  One of the most famous cases of this is the use of the pharmaceutical drug Phenibut by Russian scientists for astronauts during the Soviet era space race, phenibut was utilized to [...]

BHB a Potential Post-Training Recovery Aid?

By | 2017-08-30T16:13:57+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

Exogenous ketone supplementation has gained popularity as a dietary aid and exercises performance enhancer.  The organic compound, beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a key metabolite present during ketosis and is commonly found in ketone supplements.  Elevated serum levels of BHB have been associated with satiety and fatty acid oxidation which has made this a popular dietary [...]

Landmine Thrusters: An Efficient, Safe, Total Body Lift

By | 2017-08-02T16:40:03+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Fitness|

I’m a big fan of efficiency when it comes to exercise selection for a workout or training program.  Basically, I gravitate to exercises that give you the most “bang for your buck”.  I want to choose exercises that develop as many facets of athleticism in the shortest amount of time at the gym.  This has [...]

Beta-HydroxyButyrate (BHB) For Brain Protection

By | 2017-07-31T22:29:53+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

A study was recently published in the medical journal JAMA where it was found that 99% of deceased NFL players’ brains in the study had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).[1]  CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease found in individuals exposed to repeated head trauma.  Many cases of this condition have arisen among individuals who play contact [...]