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Diet, exercise and sleep are the three pillars of a healthy life. On this blog, I share tips and tricks you can use to improve your overall well-being, eat healthier and sleep better — all based on the latest scientific evidence, explained in easy-to-understand language.

Why Your Gut Bacteria Hold The Key to Your Health

Microbiome - The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Did you know that most of the cells in your body aren’t human? Your body consists of about 37 trillion cells. In comparison, there are around 100 trillion microbes living in and on your body, creating a complex ecosystem called a microbiota that holds the key to your health and well-being. What’s more, approximately 70% …

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Best Nootropics 2019 – Ultimate Guide to Cognitive Enhancers

Nootropics - Cognitive Enhancers

When we place our minds over our matter, we achieve the impossible. Yet, this doesn’t erase the humbling fact that the mind is contained by the brain, which, yes, is literally “matter.” In fact, the brain is a complex network of matter that our minds frantically struggle to grasp yet will ultimately fail to master. …

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements – Do You Really Need Them?

performance labs - whole-food multi

The human body requires vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. That’s why humans evolved on a diet that supplies those essential micronutrients. Yet, 68% of Americans take vitamin supplements. Arguably, because they think multivitamin supplements have health benefits or reduce the risk of illnesses, such as heart disease. Additionally, some people believe that they can’t …

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Dietary Fiber Benefits, Myths and Food List

Dietary Fiber Benefits, Myths and Food List

In this article, I tell you everything you need to know about dietary fiber, including its benefits, myths, and how much fiber you need per day. I also talk about the risk of ingesting too much fiber, give you a list of foods high in fiber, and much more. So what is fiber? In a …

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Is Dairy Bad for You? What You Need to Know!

Lactose Intolerance can cause GI issues

Milk products and dairy products have become among the most widely-consumed foods worldwide. Breast milk is often the first food we consume as infants, and many mothers start feeding their children cows’ milk after the first year of age. But is dairy bad for you, or do you need to drink milk and eat cheese …

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What to Drink Before, During and After a Workout

what to drink before during and after a workout

In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many of the things that modern science has uncovered. Recent scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily gain energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding of …

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Spinal Manipulation – Does It Work And Is It Safe?

Chiropractic - Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal manipulation …

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Red Meat and Cancer – What’s the Risk?

Red Meat and Cancer - What's the Risk?

A recent meta-study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tries to answer the question if consuming red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer. I contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) and the IARC to find out what the new study means for the Paleo diet and how real the risk …

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Saturated Fat and Cholesterol – Facts and Myths!

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol - Facts and Myths!

Have you ever asked yourself, “is cholesterol bad for you?” If so, I want to provide some clarity right off the bat: the answer is “no.” Many people think that saturated fat and cholesterol are evil, and that a diet high in saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels and poses serious health risks. However, the …

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