BDNF And Your Brain Health

“Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor” (BDNF) is neurotrophin that is considered an important protein that influences brain function as well as the peripheral nervous system. It influences a variety of functions including: preventing death of existing brain cells, inducing the growth of new neurons and synapses, and supporting cognitive function, while low …

For the Procrastinators, try the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It encourages people to work with the time they have – rather than against it. There’s been many different people ranting and raving about how this method helped them by improving their focus and increasing their …

Time-Restricted Eating

Most of us try to be more aware of what we eat and how it affects us. The difference is the proportions of the macros affect each of us differently.  But that’s just the basics. Adding on another layer of complexity into all this is not just what we eat …

Stop Being So Fat with Stan Efferding – SuperTraining TV

It’s always keeping it simple. The world’s strongest bodybuilder giving his thoughts. Key takeaway: What’s the best exercise? The ones you like to do What’s the best diet? The one that you will follow. Solution remains the same: eat less, move less. and finding a way of life that’s sustainable …

The problem with the Calorie

So it was supposed to be this simple. Calories eaten less calories burned is the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But for most of us who have experimented with multiple diets, we know that it is absolutely not true. Ask any bodybuilder, even from the 50s, and they …

Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You Are Still Overfat

An extremely blunt post by Coach Taylor Simon.

Your personality could influence how well you fight disease

By Kathryn Lagrue, Imperial College London

What is Metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster or a group of conditions that result from altered metabolism which can lead to other serious complications. The process starts very subtly with weight gain and inflammation. As these progress, it then affects your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar metabolism, and hormone balance. Having one of the conditions below does not mean that you have it. But having one or more of the conditions listed below increases the risk of serious disease:

Omega-3 confusion. So Fish Oil or Flax Seed Oil?

What is Omega-3? We all know it is important yet always so confusing. It is an essential fatty acid that is critical for your body’s systems to run smoothly.  ‘Essential fatty acid’ means that it is necessary for human health, but your body can not make it. You have to get it through food or supplementation. The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids have now been well established through a number of recent studies.

Nutritional value of food

Apparently in our haste to get as much “food” grown as possible in the smallest amount of space possible does have detrimental effects. Plants are cultivated for taste and hardiness not so much for the amount of nutrients it provides to us. Vegetables, grain, fruit that used to be extremely varied and has seasons are now available all the time.  This does affect us. Our obsession with the instantaneous and needing everything now  in or lifestyle including with our food is causing us issues. In food terms – we need to eat more food than people had to eat in the past in order to get the same amount of nutrients. Yikes!

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