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ADAPTOGENS: What are adaptogens? When the difference between a win and a loss can be a matter of inches and seconds, it should come as no surprise the interest high caliber athletes take in doing all they can to enhance their performance. I am in no way suggesting that adaptogens…

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ALCOHOL – WHY AM I BLOATED? It may come as no surprise that there are numerous detrimental repercussions regarding performance and composition one may encounter proceeding the consumption of alcohol. As with all things health and fitness orientated, the extent of such repercussions are largely subjective and correlative to the…

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Same deficit, different results, why?

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As with all things health and fitness orientated, the efficiency with which one responds to, adapts to and tolerates a caloric deficit is subjective. The efficiency with which the organs of relation to the body’s ability to subdue stress are functioning, genetics and the stimuli one has previously been subject…

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Cruciferous vegetables and oestrogen metabolization.

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Cruciferous vegetables and oestrogen metabolism. There are numerous benefits of relation to health that have been attributed to the consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such benefits include but are not limited to; fat loss, depression and pain relief, reduced risk of Malcular degeneration and cardiovascular health. Such benefits are well known…

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How detrimental to one’s composition is psychological stress?

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How detrimental to one’s composition is psychological stress? For the vast majority of us, stress caused by environmental factors day to day is inevitable. Such stress can be attributed to issues of relation to one’s family, career, finances and relationships to sleep habits and daily commitments. Stress can have a…

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What is DOMS, how can they be prevented?

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DOMS is an acronym for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and is prevalent post exercise in particular if one has performed a workout at an intensity, they are unaccustomed to or has opted to incorporate movements they are otherwise unfamiliar with. DOMS are believed to be the result of microscopic tears…

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Vitamin C and its benefits regarding Body Composition.

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Vitamin C and its benefits regarding Body Composition.   Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid or L- ascorbate is a well-known conventional vitamin that most resort to when fighting off ill health. Despite being renowned for its influence on immune function attributed to its pleiotropic functions, of relation to…

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Vitamin D and its benefits regarding health and performance.

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D and how much is enough? Is sun exposure to the skin solely sufficient for our bodies or do we actually require additional supplementation of Vitamin D3? What is the difference? The sunshine vitamin has been shown a considerable amount of attention in both the…

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How much protein do I need? How much is counter productive?

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The diminishing rate with which protein is synthesized correlative to amount consumed in a given window. When building anything of substantial size and strength a skilled builder knows it is imperative to have a strong foundation and a carefully designed infrastructure. This makes it possible to then follow on with…

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Are artificial sweeteners to blame for your weight gain?

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The topic of artificial sweeteners in relation to optimal endocrine function is surrounded by much controversy and there has been conflicting findings in relation to this. Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) work by reacting with receptors on the tounge in a similar way to sugar, however the contrasting difference is that artificial…

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The benefits of sodium on body composition

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To salt or not to salt? The reputation of salt or sodium chloride in relation to dieting for optimal body composition is one of much confusion and at times regarded as controversial by those who do not understand the potential influence on one’s performance, composition and appearance its incorporation can…

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Gut Instinct – Importance of considering digestive function

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“Gut instinct” How many times have you heard someone say or felt as if your “stomach has a mind of its own,” well, that’s because it does. The gut’s lining houses an independent network of hundreds of millions of neurons, more than the spinal cord has, called the enteric nervous…

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