How much does muscle matter for energy expenditure and fat loss

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Since muscle mass is energy-intensive, building more mass should help you lose fat right? Muscle fibers are divided between low and fast-twitch muscle fibers. Slow-twitch muscle fibers have a lot more mitochondria than fast-twitch, meaning they burn more fat at rest. If you list weight, you build both slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers, which should … Read more

Hypo-intellectism: is hypothyroidism the cause?

Part 1 we talked about the importance of proper glucose oxidation. And to optimize glucose oxidation, we need proper thyroid function. You’d be surprised how many mental conditions link back to suboptimal thyroid hormone levels. Brain function and thyroid hormone levels It has been well-known for at least 100 years that both hypo- and hyperthyroidism … Read more

Is aspirin really harmful to the gut (bleeding risk)?

Salicylic acid and its derivatives/metabolites have so many benefits, yet many people have been fearmongered of some “side effects” that aspirin is thought to cause. In this article series I’m reviewing those side effects, look at the evidence and see if it’s real or not. I’ll be addressing: Intestinal bleeding and bleeding risk in general … Read more

The most important organ for longevity

Specific organs are in control of our longevity. Do you perhaps have a gut feeling about this? I think I just gave it away right there. Yes, this one organ has the final say. If you treat it badly, it’s going to make your life miserable. So treat is with respect. Gut health and aging … Read more

The new way of speeding up transit time for amazing bowel health

Transit time is the new pre and probiotic. Transit time determines which bacterial species dominate, and which don’t. It determines your neurotransmitters, mood, oxidative stress, inflammation, neurological health, and just your health in general. Transit time is positively related to fecal pH and tends to be related to methanogen counts (R). Keep in mind, just … Read more

OCD: supplements to help overcome it

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is exactly what the name says it is. It’s basically a mental condition where an individual experiences bothersome, intrusive, and worrisome thoughts that elicit a feeling of discomfort and/or fear that often leads to obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It can manifest in a wide variety of ways, for example (R): Body dysmorphic disorder … Read more

How to improve insulin sensitivity the right way

Blood sugar optimization is all the rage these days. Most people believe that insulin resistance is caused by dietary carbohydrates. But it’s not. As I described in my previous article on how insulin works, high blood sugar is caused by elevated lipolysis and gluconeogenesis. If you haven’t read that article yet, do so by clicking … Read more

Insulin: the wrongly accused hormone

Insulin is so easily villainized for causing metabolic syndrome and diabetes and that’s one of the reasons why low carb diets are all the rage these days. But is there a possibility that something is being overlooked? That is what I want to discuss with you in this article. First, why are people drawn to … Read more