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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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Understanding Appetite – Grehlin and Leptin

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Understanding Appetite – Ghrelin and Leptin   Have you ever been sitting at your desk at work, out shopping, or catching up with friends and suddenly your stomach becomes vocal? There can be cramping sensations, they may leave you feeling sick, it may be something you can completely brush off,…

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Reverse dieting recap.

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Reverse Dieting Recap I think it is fair to say that the basic idea and schematics of a diet is a widely understood concept, simply put, when one wishes to lose fat they consume less calories than they expend, thus deeming such an individual in a caloric deficit, the longer…

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Exercises to assist in alleviating lower back pain.

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Exercises to help with lower back pain From the sedentary desk worker to the avid fitness enthusiast, and all those in between, it is a safe bet to say almost everyone has experienced lower back pain at some point in their life, stemming from a muscular source. For most people…

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5 ways to increase your metabolic rate.

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5 ways to increase your metabolic rate   It is no secret that in the general world of fitness, everyone is looking for the secret to easy weight loss. Some try detox tea’s, some try excluding certain macronutrients from their diet for extended periods of time, some even go as…

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5 ways to reduce DOMS

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5 ways to reduce delayed on-set muscle soreness (DOMS)   Have you ever woken the day after a strenuous leg workout, stood up, and almost immediately collapsed due to the immense pain in your lower extremities? Or have you ever gone to put on the seat belt in your car…

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What are sugar alcohols and how can I account for them?

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What are sugar alcohols and how to account for them?   If you’ve ever eaten a protein bar or anything else that contained a sugar alternative to sweeten the taste of the food, you’ve no doubt at some point turned over to the back of the packet and looked at…

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Why reverse diet?

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REVERSE DIETING So, you have spent the last 16 weeks, or however long you have been dieting for, segmentally decreasing your caloric intake, week by week, with the goal of maintaining muscle mass and dropping your body fat percentage. You have either achieved the composition orientated goal you desire or…

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Understanding Insulin

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THE SWEET TRUTH… Excluding immune and digestive function, the next most influential factor with reference to encouraging the bodies composition to change as intended is insulin or more specifically, the bodies sensitivity to insulin. Carbs and insulin can be a double-edged sword. Insulin is the most anabolic, anti-catabolic hormone in…

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Posterior Chain

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As of late I have noticed an unnerving pattern, each time I am asked which muscle group I am training and I reply with “posterior chain,” I am at the receiving end of either a blank look or a cheeky smirk. Gentlemen, if you have an impressive most muscular from…

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The Science of Cheat Meals

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The Science of “Cheat Meals” Understanding leptin and the utilisation of strategically implementing higher calorie days whilst dieting. Leptin is a hormone released from fat tissue that plays a key role in regulating appetite and feelings of satiety. While leptin has many functions in the body, the main function is…

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