Inspired by some of the profiles in Tim Ferriss' book The Tool's of Titans who used saunas to improve athletic performance I looked at what the literature suggested and found that this is a pretty well supported tactic. Script (remember I ad-lib a lot): For today’s episode I am going to talk about something I have come … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 34: Sauna’s
This episode is basically a rant about something that frustrates me that I see all the time in online low carb dieting and ketogenic diet groups. People do not realize how much of the initial weight loss with low carb diets is water weight. Script (remember I ad-lib and go off script): For today’s episode … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 32: Low Carb Diets, Glycogen, and the Week 1 Effect
Today we are discussing the cordyceps mushroom, another medicinal mushroom like the chaga mushroom, the lion's mane, and the reishi mushroom. They all have significant and sometimes surprising health effects. Script (Remember I ad-lib and go off script a lot): For today’s episode we are going to talk about the cordyceps mushroom which like the reishi in episode … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 30: Cordyceps Mushrooms
This episode is all about an interesting weight loss effect in which the pounds will seem to whoosh off over night and what causes it. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about one of those little peculiar things that can happen when you are losing weight called the Whoosh. Have you ever … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 13: Weight Loss and the Whoosh
This episode is all about that awful feeling in your legs the day after a workout that makes you feel like you may never stand again. Episode and script are right below the fold. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. That’s the feeling two days … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 11: What is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
In this episode we again discuss something I have talked about before and that is High Intensity Interval Training. High Intensity Interval Training is one of the few actually useful and interesting exercise hacks I have ever come across, because it lets you do so much more in less time. As always script and episode is right … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 9: Hack Your Cardio with High Intensity Interval Training
The one thing that has been hardest for me about starting this site is coming to the crushing realization that I am a hypocrite. In health and fitness blogging there is a compulsion that many of us fall to. We feel the need to try to project ourselves as living the most perfect healthful life. … Continue reading On Hypocrisy and Blogging
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