In the summer, Santa Barbara comes to life. And with longer days and warmer nights, there is no better time to take advantage of everything our beautiful city has to offer.
The amazing thing about science? It evolves.
For example, we’ve known for years that diet influences our health, but scientists have been uncertain to what extent and how.
As a personal trainer, I have encountered many clients of all shapes and sizes, looking for one thing: fat loss. One particular client here at Fitness Transform, came to me when she found she could no longer deny what her lifestyle was doing to her body.
As a society, we are intrigued with knowing our origins – who our ancestors were and what they did. But what about our own genetics? What can our own genes tell us about our bodies, health, and lives? Though more to the point, what can we learn from our ancestors that can help us to lead healthier and longer existences?
In my business, I encounter a lot people looking for relief from pain caused by inflammation – people suffering from conditions like arthritis who are at the end of their ropes, desperate and fed up, ready to take drastic measures like surgery. To these people, I say: don’t lose hope.
About halfway into a 28-day fitness and nutrition program headed up by Mikki Reilly at Fitness Transform, I experienced a sustained upswing in energy as I went about my typical weekend.
Fitness Transform member, Alan Irwin, has lost a whooping 100 pounds and has kept it off for over 10 years! He attributes a lot of his success to writing down what he eats and he shares that with us here…
Nutrient density, meaning the actual vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients contained in food, is different than it was 40,000 years ago. Here is a list of supplements our modern body needs to best replicate the nutritionally dense diet our ancestors ate.
From a Paleolithic point of view, ancient humans evolved on a diet that was based on wild plants, particularly green leafy vegetables and meat from wild animals. These vegetables provided antioxidant vitamins, minerals, and many phytochemicals with a variety of antioxidant properties…
Looking for tasty meal with a little Paleo-friendly carbs? Check out this amazing LAMB AND SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE contributed by Fitness Transform member Penny G.