Fat Facts: The Truth About Dietary Fat. How much fat do you REALLY need? What types of fat are best? How much fat should be in the diet? What types of fat maximize testosterone production?! I cover that info here.
Here’s one of my favorite MRP recipes. This MRP is nutritious, healthy, and filling. If one wants to lower the cals, drop one tablespoon of the oil. That will lower cals, and alter the macro nutrient ratios toward higher % of cals from protein/carbs. To figure out what dropping the one tbs of oil does to total cals and macros (if you are tracking such things in your diet): 1tbs of oil = 14g of fat and 120 cals.
We all know the “30 Gram rule” and other supposed facts about protein digestion, absorption, etc. Below,I cover the topic and give people the real take home on this issue. For those who want to go into more depth on the topic, read my article “Protein Myths That Will Not Die!” for more info!
My latest vid that looks at the effects of whey on weight loss. For those who want more details, go HERE
A simple but often unappreciated issue regarding creatine monohydrate is the need for it to be dissolved fully. This vid will help you get the most from your CM products!
Standard CM vs. Micronized CM
The Religion of Pre and Post Workout Nutrition.
Pre- and post-workout nutrition is all the rage these days, and for good reason. For some, however, it’s become more than a science—it’s become their religion, or perhaps just a place to focus their OCD-like tendencies. Regardless, people have taken the topic of pre- and post-workout nutrition to a level that is not justified by the research, or at least not confirmed by the research that currently exists.
Readers should realize I may have my membership card to the Bodybuilding Nutrition Guru Society torn up and thrown at me for what I am about to share in this article…
XV International Symposium on Atherosclerosis.
(Readers Note: A condensed version of this article can be found in the “In The News” section of the Oct. 2009 issue of The Life Extension Magazine, p23.)
This Symposium – held triennially by the International Atherosclerosis Society – offers the world’s largest presentation of new research and clinical findings regarding Atherosclerosis. This important meeting was held June 14-18, 2009 in Boston MA. As Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of both heart disease and stroke, which together account for more than half of all mortality and morbidity in developed societies, and is the number one killer of US citizens, making headway against this diseases would result in millions of lives saved. This scientific/medical meeting covered a wide range of topics, from detection, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease to the pathogenesis and biology of this disease as well as intervention, such as lifestyle and drug therapies, that may prevent it from developing in the first place.
Are You An Educated Consumer? Lessons in Saving Money By Reading Labels: Fish Oil Supplements.
As a consumer advocate of sorts, I have always strived to educate consumers regarding supplements, be it whether or not a supplement was worth using, or if it was worth using for the money being charged. Ingredient X may get a thumbs up from me, but that does not mean the products you use that contain ingredient X has the correct dose of that ingredient to be worth the cost. Translated, not only do you have to make sure you are getting the correct dose of said ingredient X, you have to cost compare to see if it’s a good deal. The only way to do that, is to read the labels. It’s stunning to me how little effort people put into reading the simple labels to see if what they are purchasing is cost effective. They often just grab the giant-jug-O-whey and fail to realize it’s not the bargain they think it is. Or they grab that big bottle of “cheap” fish oil caps and think they saved money.
How Whey May Improve Weight Loss
Regular readers of my work have come to expect articles about the power of whey proteins to potentaily fight cancer and improve immunity among its many benefits. The ability of whey to fight cancer, improve glutathione levels and immunity, is well documented .
Additional research suggests possible medical uses for whey that are quite unexpected and different from whey’s traditional role as an immune booster and anti cancer functional food. For example, whey may be able to reduce stress and lower cortisol and increase brain serotonin levels, improve liver function in those suffering from certain forms of hepatitis, reduce blood pressure, as well as other amazing recent discoveries, such as whey’s possible effects on weight loss, which is the focus of this article.
Most people are aware that nutrient timing is as important as nutrient composition. In other words, it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that gives optimal results. As the man says, “Timing is everything.” Consuming the right foods at the right time can have positive effects on body composition: which means more muscle and less body fat.
Health-conscious people are told to avoid simple carbohydrates, and for good reasons. It’s not true all the time and in every situation, however. Following a heavy workout, there is a metabolic “window” – so to speak – where the body preferentially shuttles glucose into the liver and muscles to replace lost glycogen via both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent transport mechanisms. Translated, this means your body will shuttle carbs and protein into the tissues you want (muscle) instead of storing them as fat after a workout.