Category Archives: Heart Disease

Exercise Intensity (HIIT) Trumps Exercise Duration (Cardio) for Disease Prevention

Despite conventional thinking (and advice), low-volume high-intensity interval exercise (aka HIIT) results in far greater improvements in cardiometabolic health markers than moderate-intensity endurance training (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). With a multitude of research studies praising HIIT for it’s ability to enhance vascular structure and function (1, 2) increase ventricular mass and stroke volume (1,…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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4 More Red Meat Myths – Neu5Gc, AA, TMAO and AGEs

Replacing saturated fat with starchy carbohydrates is probably the easiest way to get fat, sick, and heading to an early grave. Yet despite the scientific evidence and practical experience (see general population), we’re still wasting research dollars and media coverage trying to blame red meat. As we’ve discussed in the past, the conglomerate of observational…

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10 Benefits of Low-Carb You Don’t Get With Other Diets

1. A Low Carb Diet Lets You Eat as Much as You Want (Forget Calories) Calories might matter when it comes to losing “weight” but not when it comes to losing strictly fat. This is because without carbohydrates we keep insulin down and prevent fat storage. But more importantly, we promote fat burning, since low…

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High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) AGEs The Body

Individuals with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) but no prior history of diabetes, is more common than you may think. Not only because most North Americans are consuming far too many high-glycemic carbohydrates at far too many meals, but because a large percentage of the population is insulin resistant. A high fasting glucose level (>125mg/dl or…

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Is Drinking Wine Part of a Healthy Diet?

History may suggest that the fermentation of fruit to make alcohol was only a 10,000 year-old practice, but recent evidence in the journal PNAS shows that we were able to metabolize it LONG before that. The researchers discovered that the version of the ADH4 enzyme necessary to breakdown alcohol (Class IV alcohol dehydrogenases) was present…

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Herbs And Spices – 7 Buying/Storing Tips & 13 DIY Blends

Though herbs and spices have tremendous health benefits (outlined here and here), they’re not all created equal.  And similarly, they don’t all remain equal – depending on where you store them and how you treat them. The good is, it’s not that complicated or difficult to implement.  And the better news is, it’s going to…

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Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 List For Spices

As previously discussed, herbs and spices are some of the most nutritious foods. With most nutrient density scales and indexes placing them at (or near) the top of the chart – just under organ meats.  And many of them providing FAR MORE antioxidants than fruits and vegetables – on a per-weight, or gram-per-gram basis. The…

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