Supplement With Creatine And CLA To Improve Body Composition

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Looking for a way to enhance the results of your strength training? New research suggests that supplementing creatineand conjugated linoleic acidin conjunction with strength training increases strength and fat loss. In a clinical study at McMaster University, researchers tested 39 adults aged 65 to 85. One group did an hour of strength training twice a week and took five grams …

Good Carbs And Bad Carbs

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In past years, it was thought that simple carbs were the bad carbs and complex carbs (which come from starchy foods) were the good ones. But the distinction between the two is really meaningless. All carbs get broken down into glucose in our bodies. What’s important is how quickly they get broken down. When a carbohydrate is broken down into …

Hunter-Gatherer Diet Better Than Mediterranean Diet?

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In a previous post I discussed the fact that we have the DNA of the hunter-gatherers. And, when our bodies don’t see the food and activity patterns of our Paleolithic ancestors, we become susceptible to many of the diseases of civilization (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc). This study shows that even when you have coronary heart disease, eating like the …

Eat and Train like the Hunter-Gatherers

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At first glance, it’s not obvious that we have anything in common with our Paleolithic ancestors. Civilization has completely changed the way we live our lives. But because our DNA evolves so slowly, our genes have not changed over the past 40,000 years; we have the genetic blueprint of our Paleolithic ancestors. Consequently, our bodies are expecting to see the …

Five Simple Tips to Transform Your Diet

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In a previous post I discussed the Evolutionary Fitness diet. So here are five simple tips for implementing this nutritional plan: 1. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and even osteoporosis. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and various other beneficial …

What’s For Dinner?

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In a recent post, I discussed the Evolutionary Fitness Diet, a diet rich in plant foods, protein and essential fats. So here’s an example of an evolutionary fitness dinner. I made sauteed kale (which I first boiled), sauteed sweet mini-bell peppers with red onion and a grilled turkey burger. The burger is 99 percent fat-free and made from free-range turkey …

What Is Evolutionary Fitness?

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I came across a compelling theory on fitness and nutrition, recently, that’s based on our evolutionary past. The idea is that our minds and bodies are a product of millions of years of evolution. And since our genes haven’t changed over the last 40,000 years, our DNA is that of the hunter-gatherers. Athlete/scientist, Art De Vany suggests that our genes …

Essential Fatty Acids Control Inflammation

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There’s been a lot of research on the aging process recently and the latest findings suggest that low-grade inflammation is the cause of many of the modern degenerative diseases, like coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and some cancers. Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune system. When you burn your finger, for example, white blood cells secrete a …