What is your secret crutch? Your go-to comfort food? That one thing that you absolutely crave; midnight ice cream, street tacos for breakfast, or an entire pizza because your stressed? Tempt me with a jar of peanut butter and a tub of moose tracks ice cream and it is game over. I'm a goner. That gooey peanut butter mixed with the sweet ice cream and perfect swirls of chocolate fudge.That right the…Read More

  2. Testosterone and Obesity

    Clinical research suggests that men with Metabolic Syndrome suffer from lower testosterone levels. Although the main role of stored fat is energy and insulation, fat tissues also produce hormones such as leptin, estrogen, resisten and the cytokine TNFα. There is an inverse relationship between estrogen and testosterone.  Chronically elevated estrogen levels, lead to suppressed testosterone level…Read More

  3. 9 Factors Involved in Obesity

    Energy Overconsumption Contributors & Causes: Humans derive energy from the food that they consume. Food is required to grow, recover, fuel organs, provide energy for bodily functions, gain weight and maintain weight; therefore it is essential to life.   However, humans do not always eat for survival. Often humans are driven to eat based by the taste of food, the pleasure of food, the conven…Read More

  4. Pre, Intra, and Post Nutrition: Why It Matters

    Pre, Intra, and Post Nutrition: Why It Matters The Importance of Pre-Workout Nutrition Sustains energy Boosts performance Provides the body with circulating amino acids Preserves muscle glycogen, minimizing muscle damage and breakdown Stimulates the release of insulin (anabolic hormone) Aids in recovery What to eat and when to eat it? The main components of a pre-workout meal should be protein and…Read More

  5. Sugar Truths – Is Sugar Addictive?

    Is sugar addictive? If so, is it the glucose or fructose portion? What is the mechanism of addiction? Just about anything is addictive. Whether or not that is positive of negative depends on the context. For example, exercise is just as addictive as Tobacco. Both sugar and exercise produce endorphins like dopamine, which gives us a euphoric bump, that makes us happy.  However, one burns calories …Read More

  6. Secret to Losing Belly fat: 3-Step Plan For Eliminating Stubborn Belly Fat & Keeping It Off For Good

    Here is the secret to losing fat on your stomach and legs.  There is no Secret. That doesn’t mean that it is not frustrating. However, it is impossible to win a game, when you don’t know the rules.  There are a few very simple and important things that prevent us from achieving this goal.  Nutrition (80%) + Exercise/Training (20%) = Results That means that exercising is the easy part. Nutr…Read More

  7. Leptin & Insulin in hunger and satiety

    Leptin & Insulin in hunger and satiety   The hormonal factors involved in weight loss place both physiological and psychological action on the human body to regulate body weight.   Specifically, the two hormones leptin and insulin are crucial modulators of our physiology and our psychology that sometimes make fat loss more challenging to maintain. The relationship between leptin and ins…Read More

  8. Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth

    Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth. Unfortunately, many adults don’t consume enough iodine-rich foods to begin with; but then move in “diets” in an attempt to lose weight and further restrict their intake of iodine rich foods.  An area of particular interest is the reduction in T3 during low carbohydrate and low calor…Read More

  9. The effect of vitamin B12 on carbohydrate and lipide metabolism

    One of the most intriguing aspects of micronutrients is its impact on nutrition partitioning and body composition.  The research on B vitamins is quite extensive and in particular the results of B12 (Glutathione) suggest a congruent relationship between blood glucose control and B12 metabolism.  The mechanisms between B12 and carbohydrate metabolism is still not fully understood, but the results…Read More

  10. Vitamin K, Insulin Sensitivity and Cancer

    As the epidemic of obesity continues to rise more research has been put into the causal results associated with being obese.  One of the major areas of concern and research is cancer. Research has unveiled the link between obesity, insulin resistance and cancer.  It is believed that Insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system may partly explain this effect. Basically insulin and IGF-1 act as…Read More