Category Archives: Lifestyle

10 Red Flags You’re Unhealthy That You Call “Normal”

Doctors use symptoms to diagnose illnesses, and one could say a symptom is your body’s way of communicating something is wrong. The problem is, some of us have lived with these symptoms for so long, they’re no longer classified as symptoms anymore. They’re simply classified as “normal.” Many times these problems are treated with medication,…

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Ketone Strips & Meters – The New Scale?

One of the requirements to following Live It NOT Diet! is throwing your scale in the garbage. Mainly because the number is useless – telling you nothing about your body composition (fat-to-muscle) – but also because it messes with your mental state – giving you the impression that you’re not losing (or even gaining), and…

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Don’t Mess With the Microbes – Gut Bacteria, Obesity, and Disease

The hottest trend in 21st century research is swapping the gut microbes of mice to pinpoint the impact of different bacterial strains on our health and body composition. With various studies showing considerable evidence that a bacteria-shift alone can turn a lean mouse into a fat mouse (1, 2), a normal eater into an overeater…

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The Many Meals Per Day Myth

Ah, the nutrition advice at the turn of the century: Miss your 2-hr protein dose, and lose all your muscle like a survivor contestant. If you were into weight training at the time (pre-2000), you probably remember carrying around emergency protein powder, and stressing about going an extra 30-45 minutes beyond a scheduled feeding. How…

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Sitting is the New Smoking?

You’ve likely seen the headlines that “Sitting is the new smoking.” And unfortunately, just like smoking, the recommendations to avoid it have taken just as long to surface. But what’s worse, is that quitting may be even harder! As there’s been a dramatic and consistent rise in sitting time since the 1950’s, and it’s largely because…

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Can’t Sleep? Blame Technology

You get home from a busy day at work, and after a nice dinner with your wife, you’re anxious to sit down to some mind-numbing entertainment. It’s been dark out since 6pm, but it’s hard to tell in your nicely lit home, with the 60-inch screen blasting bright images back at you and your wife…

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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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Adapting Your Diet & Lifestyle To The Winter

Most of us understand that the colder months are associated with less sunshine, shorter days, and a lower activity level. But few (if any) of us make adjustments to our nutrition, training and lifestyle regimen to compliment it. Interestingly, some have suggested that failing to make the proper changes in the winter is one of…

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