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    Carbs: Everything You Need To Know – Macro Guide Part 1

    Let’s set the record straight on carbs. As a whole, carbs have been widely misunderstood.  As a response to the high carb, low fat diet recommendations most of us have grown up with, there’s been a shift in the opposite direction.  Some of it for good reason.  The main one being that fat is not the enemy of health.  Quite the contrary. What I aim to provide in this article is just the facts.  Low carb diets definitely have their place.  But it’s definitely not for everyone.  I’ll break down fiber intake and the interactions each kind has on gut health.  We’ll cover glycemic index a bit and how that’s…

  • EMFs Are Out of Control, Will Cause Cancer & 3 Steps To Reduce Exposure

    EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields) are absolutely everywhere and the research on the effects they have on human health are pretty alarming. Hopefully by now EMFs are at least on your radar and you know what they are.  If not, allow me to enlighten you!  In this article I’m going to cover how EMFs affect our health, what kinds of things are sources of EMFs and 3 actionable things you can do to mitigate their effects.  Because let’s face it, none of us (myself included) can completely go without electronic devices these days.  Unless you want to be Amish.  I’m only half joking when I say that.  The more I learn about…

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    Gut health and the 5 best ways how you can restore it

    First off, why does gut health even matter? It’s important to understand why there’s such a buzz in the medical community at large about understanding how our gut health plays into our health overall as human beings.  Maybe you’ve heard this quote from Hippocrates (who’s coined as the father of modern medicine): “All disease begins in the gut.” It’s important because it’s now known to be a big part of the root cause of LOTS of stuff like: Compromised immunity (up to 80% of your immune system is in your gut) Inability to absorb nutrients (B and K vitamins as well as calcium and iron to name a few) Stunted…

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    Keto: Here’s a food list of exactly what you can eat.

    So what is keto and what exactly can you eat on the keto diet? So keto is the newest diet that will fix all of humanity’s ails.  I have no doubt about and have read the scientific literature concerning the therapeutic effects.  Essentially you are forcing your body unnecessarily into a state of ketosis.  Where the term “keto” comes from.  Basically your body begins to run off of ketone bodies rather than glycogen/glucose.  Your body also becomes “fat adapted” meaning it begins to efficiently use stored body fat and dietary fat for energy.  This is where the popularity comes in.  In America fat loss = the healthiest thing ever.  Case…

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    How toxic are you? Why toxicity needs to be addressed first for better health.

    The pathology of all disease can be traced back to 2 things.  Toxicity is one of them. Last week we covered the first of 2 root causes of ALL disease.  Nutrient deficiency.  But in terms of priority, this week’s cause should be addressed first.  Toxicity. Why first?  It makes the 1st root cause, nutrient deficiency, easier to address because addressing toxicity will increase overall nutrient absorption.  When dealing with both issues at once, it’s a vicious cycle.  Unfortunately both issues happening at the same time is all too common. We’re going to cover how toxicity plays out in the big picture of our overall health.  Things like: How to help…

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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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  • autophagy, build muscle, detox, fat burning, gain lean mass, growth hormone, hgh, how to get started intermittent fasting, getting started intermittent fasting, insulin sensitivity, intermittent fasting, intermittent fasting for beginners, lose fat, weight loss, burn fat, hormone balance

    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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