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    How nutrient deficient are you? The importance of testing nutritional status.

    Why should I care about testing nutritional status or nutrient deficiency? The pathology of all disease can be traced back to 2 things.  Being nutrient deficient is one of them.  Let that one sink in for a few seconds.  I’m sure a lot of you have heard the stories of sailors back in the day crossing the Atlantic and getting scurvy until they started packing their boats out with barrels of sauerkraut.  Why were they getting scurvy?  They were nutrient deficient.  They were deficient in vitamin C. In part 1 of this 2 part series I’m going to bring into focus (maybe in a whole new way for you) why…

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    Trading Dimes for Quarters: Why Strength Training Pays The Highest Health & Fitness Dividends

    Exercise is REQUIRED for human beings to thrive.  Period. You are physiologically a different person when you regularly exercise vs. when you don’t.  There’s mucho science backing that up.  We are designed to move, so naturally, training for functional movement and developing strong motor patterns that align with that design should be top priority.  That said, there’s a lot of noise on the internet about what physical training should look like, how it should be done, what’s the most effective way to train, etc.  We also live in a culture of goldfish-like attention spans, instant gratification and an attitude of “how can I get the most bang for my buck”…

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    Getting Started Intermittent Fasting: Guide For Beginners And Progressing From There

    So you’re thinking about getting started intermittent fasting.  Now what? I hope you’re as sick of all this Intermittent Fasting (affectionately called IF for the remainder of this post) talk as I am.  My hope is that you will take this information and run with it.  Do your own research.  There are serious health benefits to getting started intermittent fasting.  With longer term fasting, studies have shown that the human body really thrives and longevity increases.  (which is way beyond the scope of this series of articles) If you didn’t read them, I’d highly recommend you go back and read the first 2 articles in this series first, especially Part…

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    Intermittent Fasting Part 2: How to Burn Fat While Gaining Muscle

    Is Burning Fat and Gaining Lean Muscle Mass at the same time really possible? Last week in Part 1 of this series on Intermittent Fasting (referred to as IF for the remainder of this article) we covered the basics of who IF is for and who it is not for.  We also looked at the specifics for women and what, if any, negative effects it has on the thyroid and thyroid hormone.  It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you read that first if after reading this post you’re considering it. This week in Part 2, we’re going to take a look at some of the many health benefits associated with IF.  Specifically…

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    Intermittent Fasting – Part 1: Is it Right For You & Specifics for Women

    So what’s all the hype about intermittent fasting lately? Unfortunately, intermittent fasting has become one of the latest, “this will fix my life” dieting trends.  What’s unfortunate is that there’s a LOT of legitimate science backing it up and it’s getting obfuscated by trendy bloggers trying to ride popular health waves and monetize it at all costs.  There’s lots of irresponsible, erroneous and misleading information out there so what my aim is with this post is to help you navigate whether or not intermittent fasting is right for you and to give you the right information so you can make a well informed decision. Also, for the sake of not…

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    7 Reasons To Eat Liver – The Planet’s #1 Superfood

    Why Liver, aka the Planet’s #1 Superfood, needs to be incorporated into your family’s diet NOW! That intro is dramatic, right? But seriously.  If you think about it, the wisdom of multiple millennia worth of generations past has all but been forgotten.  Your grandparents ate liver and onions and all it was ever associated with was being grossed out.  Did you ever stop to think why they ate it in the first place?  Maybe they had no idea either but somewhere along the line someone figured out that livers are REALLY good for you.  I’m going to tell you why they’re the Planet’s #1 Superfood. Also, I’m going to show…

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  • Food & Fitness: Finding the Truth in Upside Down World

    Love it or hate it, the information age is in full swing. It is next to impossible to know what’s what anymore.  America’s political climate right now is the perfect example.  Regardless of which side of the spectrum you land on or somewhere in between, websites like Facebook use sophisticated algorithms to keep your feed’s content closely tied to whatever your political leanings may be.  What ends up happening is those same algorithms create a veritable echo chamber of information that keeps you thinking you’re the authority on right and wrong.  What’s worse is that even thinking about dissension from the narrative monarchy you’re currently under will get you ostracized…