30 08, 2017

BHB a Potential Post-Training Recovery Aid?

By | 2017-08-30T16:13:57+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 08, 2017

Landmine Thrusters: An Efficient, Safe, Total Body Lift

By | 2017-08-02T16:40:03+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

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 [...]

31 07, 2017

Beta-HydroxyButyrate (BHB) For Brain Protection

By | 2017-07-31T22:29:53+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|0 Comments

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 [...]

26 07, 2017

Vitamin D to Optimize Athletic Performance, Recovery and Testosterone Levels

By | 2017-07-26T02:05:01+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|0 Comments

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that plays important roles in the body.  The two main compounds it’s available as for humans are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).  These nutrients can be sourced through dietary consumption, supplementation, and synthesized from sun exposure.  Vitamin D acts like a steroid in the body and [...]

14 07, 2017

Your Circadian Rhythm and Nutrition: Early Breakfasts and High Fat Dinners For Weight Loss

By | 2017-07-14T15:13:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|0 Comments

The circadian rhythm is our body’s master clock, it lasts for a 24 hour cycle and then resets.  Different studies show consistent patterns of changes in brain wave activity, hormone production, cellular regeneration and core body temperature fluctuation throughout this 24 hour circadian rhythm.  It’s thought that this rhythm was developed as a survival aid [...]

12 07, 2017

Eat Dark Chocolate for Cognitive Performance, Anabolism, and Metabolic Health

By | 2017-07-12T20:39:58+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|0 Comments

Chocolate is one of the most popular mass produced treats in the world today.  It’s origins date as far back as 1900 BC in present day Mexico, chocolate was a drink reserved for gods and nobility.  Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations revered chocolate for it’s taste and health promoting properties relating to vitality and strength.  [...]

27 05, 2017

Pre and Probiotics For Metabolic Health and Immune Support

By | 2017-05-27T15:46:48+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|2 Comments

Greek physician Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine famously proclaimed about disease pathology “All disease begins in the gut.”  While, one can search for some exceptions to this quote, it’s generally agreed upon that many chronic diseases arise from issues relating to our gut.  These issues can stem from what we feed our gut, [...]

25 05, 2017

Casein or Whey: What’s the best protein to maximize muscle building after a workout?

By | 2017-05-25T00:14:50+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|0 Comments

  Originally posted on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness blog For many people consuming a post workout protein shake has become an after gym ritual. Still there’s some controversy about what type of protein to take and when to drink your shake. The two most common types of shakes are casein (a [...]

22 05, 2017

Rhodiola Rosea an Herbal Adaptogen for Focus, Stamina, and Longevity

By | 2017-05-22T21:04:36+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips|0 Comments

Rhodiola Rosea is a popular arctic root that has been used by humans for centuries.  Rhodiola is an adaptogen meaning that it plays a supporting role in adjusting to stress factors(physical, chemical and biological). According to legend Vikings used Rhodiola for strength on the battlefield, Traditional Chinese Medicine prescribed it for general well being, and [...]

10 05, 2017

Nutrition Strategies to Fight Inflammation

By | 2017-05-10T22:17:53+00:00 May 10th, 2017|HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|0 Comments

Warnings about the dangers of inflammation have led to the development of various diets, supplements, and pharmaceutical drugs.  The most common approach to treating inflammation has been with various pharmaceuticals that inhibit inflammatory pathways. A successful example of this is Aspirin, in other instances unsuccessful ones like VIoxx have had serious side effects which is [...]