mature lifter
A common question I get from the mature lifter is how to turn back time, and stay young Featured Image: Bill Pearl has always been a role model for the mature lifter   – IF YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN 40 YEARS OLD, YOU ARE NOT WISE ENOUGH TO COMPREHEND AND APPLY THIS. – IN CASE
In the February, 2015 issue of Applied Metabolics, I discussed whether the common practice of engaging in aerobic exercise on an empty stomach actually does lead to increased fat oxidation. This is one of the many exercise concepts that bodybuilding and fitness competitors take for granted: that doing aerobics without eating first will always lead
Tagged under: Optimum Health
New research just published this week in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, suggests that the recommendations for protein intake may be incorrect. A growing body of literature suggests that current dietary protein recommendations may not be sufficient to promote optimal muscle health in all populations. The current recommendations for protein intake are based primarily on
Tagged under: Hypertrophy, Optimum Health
Magnesium is a co-factor in over 350 enzymatic reactions in the body. It is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscular activity, heart function, temperature regulation, detoxification reactions, formation of healthy bones and improving insulin sensitivity. Deficiency symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, loss of appetite, kidney stones, osteoporosis, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, sugar cravings,
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KI, a natural health product that helps push your physical and mental limits without experiencing the “crash” that typically happens with commercial energy products.      
Tagged under: ATP Lab, Optimum Health
Women, Breakfast, and Soy This a typical conversation that I have with a Health Conscious Female Client (HCFC)   HCFC: Thank you for educating me on a proper breakfast. I am not very clear on quantities, how much meat and nuts should I eat? CP: You are welcome! For a start, a side of beef plus 3 kilos of pistachios.
type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, along with those from the DIABIMMUNE Study Group have identified a correlation between changes in gut microbiota and the onset of type 1 diabetes in the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date. This study followed infants who were genetically predisposed to type

Saturated Fat is Back!

A slew of recent magazine and newspaper articles is introducing laypeople to what holistically-minded healthcare practitioners have recognized for years: the advice to severely limit dietary fat in favor of starchy carbohydrates—which has been institutionalized and entrenched in government nutrition recommendations, with popular belief following in lock-step—may, in fact, be one of the primary drivers

So What Is Science Anyway?

You can find part 1 of this blog on science right here What does it take to understand the larger body of evidence? Well, for starters, read some science textbooks That may not be an exciting or sexy solution, but it’s the single best place you can start.  I would recommend getting solid textbooks on sports
It is has been estimated that we have 100 times more stress than our grandfathers. Just the subtle urgency caused by the adherence to constantly looking at our smartphones apparently messing up our dopamine receptor sites. In the video below, I explain how I figure out the proper dosing an adrenal support supplement. If something