Unfortunately, neurological conditions are back in the news due to several celebrities making public their struggles with disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Dementia and Aphasia. Neurological disorders are medically defined as disorders that affect the brain as well as the nerves found throughout the human body and the spinal cord. Structural, biochemical or electrical […]
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Interpreting Blood Test Results
Leading up to my trip to Greece where I will race in the Spartan Trifecta World Championships, I had to get a medical release form signed. While I was having this physical done, I asked that I have a blood panel done as well. It has been a few years since I had this done […]
Best Time of Day To Exercise? Depends On Your Goals.
A study published at the end of 2020 found that those who completed afternoon workouts upped their metabolic health far more than those who performed the same exercise earlier in the day. The results are the latest in a line of results that show the time of day we exercise may change the benefits we […]
Calculating Calories Burned Through Exercise? Turns out it’s Wildly Inaccurate!
The results of a new study that was published in August confirms what I’ve been telling people for years – exercise is a horrible way to try and lose weight!Turns out those “calories burned” calculators on fitness apps or exercise equipment at the gym are not even close to being accurate. Think you just burned […]
What We’ve Been Told About Metabolism Is Wrong
A new study came out last week in Science magazine. These researchers have precisely measured life’s metabolic highs and lows, from birth to old age, and the findings will surprise you. The findings suggests that your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) actually peaks much earlier in life, and starts its inevitable decline later […]
Healthy Eating Tips When You Are At Work
According to Johns Hopkins, physically active jobs now make up less than 20% of the U.S. workforce, down from roughly half of jobs in 1960., I assume that most people have heard of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting (it’s the new smoking), but there is another rick involved with being in an office […]
During the pandemic-forced lock downs and quarantines, food categories from baking ingredients to canned beans have seen gigantic sales boosts. Both plant-based and conventional meats have seen sales spike as consumers filled their refrigerators and freezers when restaurants closed and shelter-in-place regulations led to an increase in in-home consumption.While there may be fewer innovative products […]
8 (Simple) Things You Can Do To Live Longer and Healthier
Everyone wants that magic pill or the ONE thing that can do to live longer and healthier. Too many people seem to have forgotten that there already exists a scientifically proven method—one supported by decades of peer-reviewed research—to extend both the quantity and quality of your life: adopting a few healthy, quotidian habits.“We’ve known since […]
The New Dietary Guidelines
Every 5 years since 1980, two departments, HHS (Health and Human Services) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines are supposed to reflect the current body of nutrition science, help health professionals and policymakers […]
Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to COVID-19?
I’m not going to waste your time or mine giving you the history of the COVID-19 virus and the ensuing pandemic. Everyone has lived through the last 5-6 months and has their own opinions on where and how it originated and spread throughout the world. I see your posts on social media, I know all […]