Where to get enough fibre if on a Gluten Free diet.Read More
Cutting edge lessons and tips on High Performance, Productivity, Excellence, Entrepreneurship & more.
In this episode:
Is there a way for Green Tea to promote weight loss?
Some foods increase risk of bone fracture
How your B Vitamins intake when you are young impacts your mental performance 25 years laterRead More
Studies over the past 10 years have consistently demonstrated that most of the major "modern" diseases are "inflammatory" in nature: in other words, they are caused by inflammation and our body's response to that inflammation.
What are the most inflammatory foods (you may be surprised). And how can we eat to make sure we minimize inflammation?Read More
In this digest:
- New Harvard study reveals impact of pesticides on fertility in men
- This is why I always look at the names and affiliations of individuals authors of studies in health and nutrition!
- Curcumin shown to slow down cognitive (mental) function decline
- Interval training vs. cardio: how they compare on cardiometabolic health
- Impact of endurance training/racing on immune system & amino acids
Do you ever feel like you’re having to force yourself to get out of the bed in the morning?
Do you struggle to maintain energy levels throughout the day and find it hard to get work done in the afternoon?
Do you feel so tired when getting to the bed that you can’t actually fall asleep?
You’re not the only one. “Chronic fatigue” is a very common problem affecting millions of people, and especially those seeking to achieve a lot in life.
Reasons for “chronic fatigue” can be classified as physiological (physical) and psychological (mental).
In this post (Part 1) I’ll address the Physiological (physical) aspects. In Part 2, I’ll discuss Psychological aspects.
In today’s post:
- Folic acid potentially dangerous to mother and child
- Dark chocolate: a powerful tool to reduce cardiovascular risk factors
- Harvard study says marathon training makes you fat
- Cyclists and triathletes: Red Bull is BS
- Large-scale Harvard study demonstrates that low-carb diets are far superior to low-fat for weight loss
- Male triathletes: watch your testosterone
- Just one alcoholic drink by pregnant mothers is enough to cause growth retardation of baby
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have read the headlines and stories and heard the reports exploding over the “WHO says red meat causes cancer” story last week.
Vegans were smug. Paleo people went on the attack. Virtually everyone voiced an opinion on it.
For this reason, I’ll refrain from voicing my own opinion on the matter (frequent readers will know my opinion anyway).
So my aim in this post is to present the facts, and let the reader use his/her own judgment and decide on a course of action. So here we go.Read More
I typically go through 20-40 research papers on a weekly basis, looking for interesting findings, which can be implemented in pursuit of high performance.
Here is a summary of some of the most recent interesting findings I came across:
- New evidence explains how exposure to blue light is hampering your children’s physical development.
- 64% higher risk of developing diabetes if you eat pesticide-laden fruits and veggies.
- “Diet soda” makes you “eat more” and “eat worse”.
- This one surprised me: ice-cold drinks not the best way to cool down during endurance races!
- Finally, some scientific evidence showing that the Paleo Diet outperforms “recommended diets”.
- New evidence that a “low carb high fat” diet is superior in treatment of diabetes than typically recommended diet.
Read more in this week’s post.Read More
The whole debate about “gluten sensitivity” continues to rage across research labs as well as the media. Some scientists claim that gluten sensitivity does not exist (other than in celiac patients), while others insist that it does.
Some people don’t seem to have any problems eating gluten, while others swear by the improvements they had when they eliminated it.
Even worse: processed food companies are jumping on the bandwagon, marketing massive ranges of “gluten free” products, advertising them as “healthier”.
This post is meant to shed some light on the science, offers some tips, and shares my personal experience and habits in regards to gluten.Read More
- The inflammatory index of a particular food has a higher impact on your weight than the food's nutrient contents or calories.
- McDonalds targets children with ads for "healthy meals". The impact isn't what you might expect.
- Rose hip extract shown to have a significant beneficial effect on weight loss.
- WHO links common herbicide to increased risk of cancer.
- 5 "must read" books if you're interested in boosting your productivity.
- The richest people share a surprisingly high number of common habits which are easy to adopt.
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) found to significantly increase risk of diabetes.
- A list of the most potent herbs to combat inflammation.
- Study shows that a low-fat diet causes more weight loss. Or does it?
- Make these modifications to your hip flexor stretch to take it to the next level.
- Applying for a new job? Fine-tune your resume with these tips.
- Some weight-loss surgery patients struggle to lose weight because of their gut microbiome.
- Study shows that 30min of missed sleep causes weight-gain.
- Can probiotics help with weight loss / weight gain?
- Study confirms that certain foods actively increase inflammation, triggering an immune response with various adverse complications.
- A cheap, convenient and reasonably accurate way to test lactate threshold for endurance athletes.
- Stress made simple: an easy-to-read article on how stress affects your thyroid and why your conventional doctor wouldn't even know where to look.
- Another study on Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes: most victims had "normal" hearts and pre-screening would not have saved them.