How much do you need of this branched chain amino acid to get results?Researchers have known about leucine for decades, but exciting new research has shed a new and broader light on this important health-promoting amino acid. Much of protein’s benefits may be attributable to leucine due to its ability to stimulate protein synthesis, help … Continue reading Leucine Triggers Muscle Growth – Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D.
To put this summary post and, more importantly, this 10-part series in perspective, let’s examine one of the most pervasive pieces of dietary advice given to people worldwide: “Eating foods that contain any cholesterol above 0 mg is unhealthy.” - T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study. No summary of this length can begin … Continue reading The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know: Part 1 – Peter Attia
When it comes to our eating habits, it's clear that we're doing it wrong. We may be in the midst of health crisis, but there are few practical solutions for dealing with it. But now a growing chorus of people are claiming that modern and processed foods are to blame, insisting that we should instead … Continue reading Why Eating Like We Did 20,000 Years Ago May be the Way of the Future – George Dvorsky
I'm posting this article because just yesterday someone asked me, 'What is the most important thing lifting has taught you?' My answer was PATIENCE, just like Ben Sparhawk states here joining our world's need for instant gratification and immediate results with the invention of the microwave. Clever! Enjoy! ........................................................................................................ Article by Ben Sparhawk on EliteFTS Published: June … Continue reading Why the Microwave Is Affecting Your Progress
Article from Paleo Plan Anywhere from 80-90% of the U.S. population drinks caffeine in some form every single day. More than 50% of people in this country drink more than 3 or 4 cups of coffee every day. To me, this is ridiculous. I’m sorry, but why are we so hard on alcoholics and smokers … Continue reading The Cruel Calling of Coffee
Why you don't need vegetable oil in your carrot cake and milk shake to protect your arteries. By Chris Masterjohn Published August 20, 2006 Newspapers the world over have recently declared that a single meal rich in saturated fats will disrupt the functioning of your arteries and contribute to the inflammation of your blood … Continue reading Myth: One High-Saturated Fat Meal Can Be Bad
One thing is certain in the field of health: what is common wisdom today can easily become “misapplied science” tomorrow. What’s “in” this year may be “out” next year. Often it’s hard to arrive at the right answer. For example: Oily fish is good for you because the Omega-3′s are so healthy, but oily fish is … Continue reading Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?
I talked to a guy recently who told me he’d tried eating Paleo and failed. At first I thought, “He just can’t resist the temptation of donuts for breakfast and bread for lunch.” And then I let him plead his case, and it went something like this: when he gave Paleo a shot, he found … Continue reading Paleo for the Active Person