Don't worry be happy could just as easily be 'don't worry be skinny' if we examine the link between stress and weight loss. ( 'Lean' would have been a better word, but 'skinny' fit better) I know it sounds Taoist or Zen, but your emotions and your outlook on life play an important role in your health. We've known this for an exceptionally long period of time, yet for some … [Read more...] about Stress and weight loss
A quick thought for today: I think we all know that steroid use is probably much more prevalent that we've been led to believe. And while the average person may only think of larger-than-life bodybuilders as the only people who use steroids, the educated/experienced person has a pretty good hunch that celebrities, rock stars, hollywood actors (and actresses) athletes, and … [Read more...] about Steroids Muscle and Health
Some simple truths when it comes to weight loss: You're probably not going to see a magic weight loss pill in your lifetime. Despite pouring of dollars into anti-obesity drug development, and with many great and creative minds working on the problem for the last couple decades the Holy Grail of an anti-obesity drug that is both highly effective and safe appears … [Read more...] about Weight Loss – Why eating less isn’t the answer
I've been doing a lot of reading lately on the health benefits of different styles of eating. From allergenic foods to anti-inflammatory foods, I've gone through most of the major theories. And you know what I've found? In terms of risk of chronic disease, inflammation, oxidative stress, and quality of life nothing beats simply eating less. In fact, most diet styles … [Read more...] about Re-Assessing the Food Pyramid.
Why think beyond Nutrition and Exercise? Because there is so much more that is in our control. We can't change the air we breathe, our genetics or whatever the long term effects of being surrounded by cell phone signals, wi-fi, and the like...but we can control what we eat, how much we move AND we can control our actions. And our actions DO EFFECT our … [Read more...] about Health Beyond Nutrition and Exercise.