Essential Fatty Acids

Fat is a word which conjures up negative thoughts when we hear it; we tend to mentally associate the word with poor nutrition and we have traditionally been encouraged to cut down of levels of fat in our diet in order to promote good health. Confusingly, more recently some advocators of the low carbohydrate eating […]

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Cholesterol And Coronary Heart Disease

Cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) are mentioned in the media quite a lot. Unfortunately, most of what you see and hear is either wrong or oversimplified to the point that it misses out what’s actually happening. Fat and/or cholesterol don’t stick to the insides of artery walls like grease on the inside of a […]

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Blood Glucose, Insulin and Diabetes

Diabetes is afflicting an increasing percentage of the population as time goes by. Even athletes like Sir Steven Redgrave can get it. This article tries to explain the workings of the body’s blood glucose (BG) regulation system and what can go wrong with it. How does the body regulate blood glucose?At any given moment, there […]

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Testosterone Boosting Supplements

Testosterone Boosting Supplements (Not Recommended for Teenagers – Except For ZMA) These are the type of supplements that you can take if you plan to compete, if you have the budget to try them, and only if you are older than 25 when the hormonal production begins to decline. Teenagers, in my opinion, should stay […]

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The Four Phases of Sleep

The Four Phases of Sleep When we deprive ourselves of sleep, there is a delicate cycle that we disrupt. Let me now share with you that cycle: Phase One: Phase one begins as soon as the sun sets, when the pineal gland starts to release melatonin, a hormone released in the absence of light and […]

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Bodybuilding Winter Guide To Gaining Muscle Mass And Minimizing Fat

The fact that I already see stores getting stocked with Christmas ornaments lets me know that the Holidays are here. With Thanksgiving coming along at the end of November, the Holidays get officially started. Since this season carries with it a lot of get-togethers, parties, and above all, plenty of food, many bodybuilders and fitness […]

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Reducing Fat

By now you know that too much fat–especially saturated fat–is not good for you. Your body can easily store excess calories from fat as body fat. Plus, saturated fats from animal products, such as meats and dairy foods, can clog your arteries and contribute to heart disease. Measure your waist!But be careful. Although reducing dietary […]

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Are Low Carb Diets The Best Way To Lose Body Fat

These days, the carbohydrate issue seems to be the burning question on the minds of nearly everyone who is interested in getting leaner. Not a single week goes by that I dont receive an e-mail with a question about the low carb/high protein diet. Last week I got this one: Dear Tom,Are you a proponent […]

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