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Doctor’s Take on Vitamin D

Vitamin D levels are too low in two out of five people! When is this a problem? Study after study continues to add new data regarding the positive effects of vitamin D on health and performance. From muscle

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DNA tests to predict muscle

Can DNA Tests Predict Gains?

Can DNA-tests really predict performance? This first-of-its-kind study tries to answer this question! It let athletes take DNA-tests from their saliva and used 14 gene variants to classify them as either “endurance” or “power” athletes, based on their

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Mental health and overweight

How Being Overweight Affects Mental Health

Depression & Anxiety I am currently doing my psychiatry rotations, and I am SHOCKED to see how depression and anxiety ruins peoples’ lives. Keep in mind that I’m talking about CLINICAL depression and anxiety. This is NOT the

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What’s Good Posture?

What does good posture look like? “Keep your spine neutral”, “tuck your shoulder blades”, “avoid butt wink”. These advice stem from classic physiotherapy looking for the position in which weight is evenly distributed across the body, so that

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Insulin and sugar, injection

Can Insulin help you build muscle?

“Eat some candy after your workout, you need to keep those insulin levels high bro, that’s how you get jacked”. No “bro”, it isn’t. Insulin is a hormone that tells your body’s cells to use the sugar in

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The Truth About Sugar And Cancer

Does sugar feed cancer? The idea originally came from the discovery that cancer cells use sugar without oxygen (glycolysis) more than regular cells do, called the Warburg effect (1). But it’s not sugar that CAUSES this change. Cells

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Insect

Would you eat insects for their protein?

Entomophagy is the concept of eating insects for food, practiced by about 2 billion people today! Beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, locusts, grasshoppers, and crickets. YUM!? Even I’VE eaten an insect during vacation in Thailand.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use BMI

The general population in today’s society is gaining fat and losing muscle. This means that, for some people, the low amount of muscle causes a weight loss which results in a normal BMI even though their bodyfat %

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How To Use Sleep To Avoid Catching A Cold

To stay consistent with your workouts it is important for you to stay healthy! An increasing number of studies demonstrate that low sleep quality and short sleep duration are associated with an increased susceptibility to infectious diseases (1-3).

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