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Gut bacteria can make you fat. Beware of pre- and probiotics

Believe it or not, but gut bacteria can actually cause fat gain. They really aren't all that healthy as all the pre- and pro-biotic vendors make them out to be either. Not all gut bacteria are bad though, but even the good ones can contribute to fat gain. For instance, gut microbiota protects the body … Continue reading Gut bacteria can make you fat. Beware of pre- and probiotics

17 Effective Ways to Decrease Hunger and Stay on your Diet

Dieting can be really hard if all you keep thinking about is food, and then the hunger pangs aren't helping at all either. Luckily there are ways to control your appetite to improve diet adherence. Some people might think that hunger is just a signal from the body that it needs more food, despite the … Continue reading 17 Effective Ways to Decrease Hunger and Stay on your Diet

Workout twice a day: What I learned

I recently experimented with doing two workouts per day of weight training. I split a full-body workout up into two, and I did chest, back, and shoulders in the first workout, and then legs and arms in the second workout. Training like this reduces overall fatigue, helps to maintain strength and power output during the … Continue reading Workout twice a day: What I learned

14 Ways to Decrease and Inactivate Estrogen Receptors

Lowering estrogen can be done via a variety of methods, such as inhibiting the aromatase, increasing estrogen detoxification, and inhibiting/decreasing estrogen receptors. If lowering estrogen seems like "mission impossible", try lowering its receptors. High Estrogen symptoms include: Pelvic pain Night wakings and sweats (can’t sleep through the night) Hot flashes Edema, puffiness, water retention Increased risk of … Continue reading 14 Ways to Decrease and Inactivate Estrogen Receptors

Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it's very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc... Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it

13 Natural Anabolic Supplements

There are many supplements touted to boost hypertrophy, however, a lot of them aren't even supported by scientific or real evidence.  This article contains 13 natural anabolic supplements which have scientific and real evidence to show that they can help to grow bigger muscles. Many of the supplements mentioned will increase muscle protein synthesis due … Continue reading 13 Natural Anabolic Supplements

Most important hormones for muscle growth and tips on how to improve them

For those of you who seem to struggle with gaining muscle and just get fat instead, or if you're one of those people who just struggle to gain any weight at all, I trust that this post can be of some help to you. First and foremost I'll be discussing the thyroid as your thyroid … Continue reading Most important hormones for muscle growth and tips on how to improve them

PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, are chaotropic and disorderly and reduce their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium and this will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes