Category Archives: Supplementation

Moving From Healthy to Healthier in The New Year

Recently, I posted an article called 6 Simple Steps for Success in the New Year. Which was great for those looking to turn their health around in 2017, but wasn’t much help for those already ‘Living It.’ If that’s you, and you’re looking to make the jump from ‘healthy’ to ‘healthier’ this year, here are…

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Research Recap – Nov 2015

Nutrition Intense food cravings may have a genetic component, as researchers identify two specific gene variants (FTO and DRD2) that are associated with increased brain activation for high-sugar, high-fat foods. ‘Food Quality Matters’ according to new evidence from the American Heart Association. Who found a 13% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in those eating…

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Research Recap – Oct 2015

Looking at the last week in October, it’s no wonder people don’t know what to eat anymore. Monday gave us the WHO report that processed meat is carcinogenic and red meat ‘probably’ carcinogenic, while Friday shared a review from the Lancet that low-fat diets don’t work for weight-loss. Fortunately, there’s only one study you need…

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Research Recap – Sept 2015

As scientists dig deeper into the importance of our microbiome, new research looking at the beneficial bacteria in our gut, and the usefulness of a probiotic supplement, continues to surface. For instance, there appears to be a correlation with gut bugs and heart biomarkers (HDL & Triglycerides), that are improved with a probiotic supplement. Likewise,…

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Research Recap – Aug 2015

With the recent developments in nutrition, you’d think pigs were flying. The government removed the restrictions on dietary cholesterol, and the unfair demonization of saturated fat is finally getting exposed. That being said, it’s fair to say that the memo still hasn’t arrived at a few million cubicles. Including those of the doctors and dieticians…

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How Much Whey Protein After Exercise?

Generally speaking, real food should be prioritized over supplementation, and high-fat solid dairy foods should be prioritized over liquid insulin-spiking dairy foods. But that’s provided you’re not taking part in resistance training, as the whey protein in dairy is the best muscle-builder going, with a long list of health benefits we’d be foolish not to…

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Building Muscle? Do Post-Workout the Right WHEY

If you’ve completed Live It NOT Diet!, you understand that dairy is best consumed in it’s full fat form (heavy cream, aged cheeses, and butter). Mainly because that’s where most of the benefit lies (when dealing with the pasteurized variety), but also because it contains minimal amounts of lactose and whey. [Lactose is the sugar…

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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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