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How Insulin Affects Growth Hormone and Muscle Repair

Physiology 101 Insulin is the gatekeeper for glucose: it allows glucose to get inside the cells where it can be utilized for energy or for storage. When glucose gets used, your cells produce ATP (your body’s energy currency). When glucose gets stored, it gets stored as triglycerides (fat). Insulin is [...]

By | 2017-06-23T07:20:09+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|0 Comments

Low Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Low Testosterone in younger men is increasingly common. Meanwhile, some 35% of the U.S. population suffers from metabolic syndrome, defined as high blood sugar (but pre-diabetic), excess weight around the waistline, hypertension, high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides. It turns out that these two conditions are not only linked, but that [...]

The Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Working Out Harder!)

The most common New Year’s resolutions center around weight loss, exercise, and eating healthy.  As we all know, most people grow discouraged, lose their drive, and ultimately give up, only to repeat the cycle the following year.  I'll let you in on a secret: it's not because you are lazy. [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:10+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|Comments Off on The Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Working Out Harder!)

Phosphatidylcholine for Weight Loss

Since you are what you eat (you know that, right?), your cell membranes are made up of the fats that you ingest—for better or for worse. But first, here’s why you care about your cell membranes. Cell Membrane Physiology: In With the Good, Out With the Bad Historically the “brain” [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:31+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|Tags: , |1 Comment

Weight Loss and Your Microbiome

YOUR MICROBIOME Your microbiome is the collective term for all the bacteria that populate your gut—all 100 trillion of them. Even though your microbiome is not technically “you,” it’s so important to your body’s function that it’s been characterized as another organ. Among other things, your microbiome helps you [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:32+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Supplements|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Surprising Health Benefits of the Sauna

I’ve been a regular sauna user for some time, mostly because it just feels so good. This is because the intense heat and deep sweating triggers the release of endorphins: the same feel-good, euphoric and painkilling hormones released from intense exercise. But beside the endorphins, the sauna has a number [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:34:01+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Fitness & Weight Loss, Women's Health|Tags: |0 Comments

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