I have been intermittent fasting for over one year.
I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, I fast for 16 hours until I start eating again the next day at 1pm.
Surprisingly, since I’ve started intermittent fasting I’ve increased muscle mass (up 10 pounds from 205 to 215), decreased body fat (down 3% from 14% to 11%), increased explosiveness (set a personal best with a clean and jerk of 253 pounds a few months back), and decreased the amount of time I’ve spent training (down from 7.5 hours per week to 2.5 hours per week).
In other words, I’m stronger, leaner, and more explosive even though I go to the gym less and eat less. Read more
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Intermittent fasting may help you live a longer and healthier life, says James Clear. Get started with his beginner's guide.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Chlorine is destroying our health, but you can neutralize it with vitamin C, says Sarah C. Corriher.
The consumption of chlorine changes HDL (“good”) cholesterol into LDL cholesterol, creates oxidative damage throughout a body, acts as an immunosuppressant, causes severe arterial damage, and it destroys fatty acids which are needed for heart health. Chlorine is even one of the main causes of respiratory illnesses in wintertime, for people use humidifiers, which release chlorine gas when they are used with chlorinated water. Showering in chlorinated water similarly releases the gas, and this is strongly tied to asthma. Nevertheless, chlorine remains the standard chemical that is used to sterilize water supplies throughout the world. It is toxic to every living thing. It is truly effective at killing the bacteria and microscopic parasites that live inside water, but it is likewise destructive to human health. Societies throughout the world have paid an incredible price in carnage for having chlorine-sterilized water. While the ‘purification’ of water by chlorine has prevented large-scale outbreaks of diseases such as cholera, it has also led to our current epidemics of heart disease and cancer, to name a couple. Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016
Avocado seed is a superfood locked within a seed, says Alex Jordon.
Yes, it’s well known for us that avocados are with varieties of practical and medicinal benefits. The skins also offer great benefits due to the antibiotic and anti-parasitic properties. And the leaves can be made into tea to treat several ailments such as sore throat, according to studies.
But, did you notice that the seeds which are often thrown out are also very nutritious? What makes the seeds so miracle and they are also providing a range of potential health benefits, real or not?
It’s real! And the secret benefits of the seed of avocado will surprise you. Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016
Is a vitamin D deficiency the surprising reason you are always tired? If it is, vitamin D supplements may give you more energy and lower blood pressure.
As a mother to three children under 12, I expect to feel totally exhausted at the end of the day. What I didn’t realise, though, was that a lack of an essential vitamin could be to blame for my paltry physical stamina.
A while ago, during a series of blood tests for some imaginary ailment (no doubt tiredness related), my levels of vitamin D – essential for the absorption of calcium – were found to be very low. Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Eat these ten nutritious foods for healthy bones and teeth, says Dr. Edward Group.
Phosphorus is a mineral that helps your body maintain healthy bones and teeth. It is essential for life and makes up about 1% of your body weight, making it the second most abundant mineral in your body next to calcium. 85% of the phosphorus in your body is in your teeth and bones; with calcium, it keeps your bones and teeth strong. It also plays a major role in how your body uses carbohydrates and fats, repairs cells, stores energy, and works with B vitamins. Most people are able to get enough phosphorus from their diet, so let’s take a look at the top 10 foods high in phosphorus. Read more
Friday, January 15, 2016
Big Pharma is nervous. Legal marijuana could replace five major pharmaceutical drugs.
It’s about time that the US government’s war on drugs is dwindling, with people across the country becoming educated enough about medical marijuana to enjoy its numerous benefits. The plant was always a nemesis to Big Pharma, because they knew just how powerful it can truly be. Now, a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that people are increasingly substituting prescription medications, alcohol, and illicit drugs with cannabis. Read more
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Margaret Durst reveals how to develop a new you this year with an herbal cleanse.
CLEANSING is a great topic for the New Year. If you would like to be healthier or would like to lose weight, a cleanse would be a fabulous place to start. The purpose of cleansing is to help the body get rid of harmful toxins so that it runs more effectively and efficiently.
The standard AMERICAN DIET is full of processed and refined foods plus fast foods that tend to overwhelm our bodies and clog not just our arteries, but our livers, colons, lymph systems and kidneys as well. Over the long run this kind of diet results in clogged tissues, suffocated cells, and loss of energy. Both over-consumption and reduced eliminative function will cause congestive disorders such as frequent colds and flu’s, arthritis, gout, allergies, cardiovascular disease, and more. Read more