Guest blog by Designs for Health High-carbohydrate foods are rewarding to the mouth Biting into a glazed donut, with the subtle crunch of the sugar coating giving way to soft, pillowy dough underneath, can instantly transform a mind-numbing work meeting into a temporary visit to one’s proverbial “happy place.” (That is, until the guilt sets
magnesium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency can cause important health issues According to a new study in Pharmacological Research, researchers have demonstrated that magnesium (Mg) supplementation significantly improves important health markers. Published last month, this study showed the link between magnesium levels and HOMA-IR index and fasting glucose. However, magnesium deficiency is a growing health concern in a large proportion of the
How Much Protein is actually needed? Do I need to buy protein powder? Is whey better than casein? Should I pay extra for isolate or hydrolysate? How much should I take? These are just a few of the many questions surrounding post-workout nutrition.  And unfortunately, with the availability of inflated and conflicting information online, finding a reliable
This a typical conversation I have with people who are health-conscious and think breakfast cereals are a healthy choice Typical Client : I always start the day with a healthy balanced breakfast, such as cereals Strength Sensei: Enlighten me Typical Client: I usually have a bowl of healthy cereal, but the good ones, like shredded wheat, in
Low Carb

Low Carb Eating Pros & Cons

I’m a big proponent of the rule that you have to deserve your carbs   Determining the right macronutrient balance has long been the source of debate.  Dr. Atkins and Di Pasquale were the most vocal advocates of the low carb approach, to the great dismay of the R.D.’s who preached 16 servings of grains
Sugar consumption
Five facts about sugar consumption you should know that might change how you view the world’s sweetest addiction Fact 1 Just drinking one can of soda daily increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 18 to 22%. Okay, that is not only restricted to soda, many drinks will spike your insulin, such as a
Every serious trainee needs a physiological assessment. Why? You need to know what your limiting factors and your strengths are before you embark on a program and fashion the behaviors associated with those goals. Lets say you want to lose fat. Your main enemy is the fact that you never met a carbohydrate that you