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Organ Meats: Wild predators eat these juicy bits first, and so should you. Well, at least occasionally. Here’s why.

original article@biotest.t-nation by Erick Avila For those who grew up eating traditional Western diets, the thought of eating kidneys or intestines can be cringe inducing. But organ meats have always been the preferred animal protein source for hunters across a wide range of cultures. In fact, even in the animal kingdom most predators go after … Continue reading

Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It)

  by ideapod | May 8, 2017 | Mind & Brain | @myscienceacademy.org/2017/05/08/neuroscience-reveals-fasting-brain-big-pharma-food-industry-wont-study/   I came across this TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. It presents some fascinating details about fasting and why it isn’t as popular as it should be. Many research studies are showing its … Continue reading

Fasting vs. Eating Less: What’s the Difference? (Science of Fasting)

Gut Health Inflammation and Mood Disorders

Evidence is making it very clear that there is a strong association between gut health, brain function and mood. It has long been known that stress can wreak havoc with our digestive tract. It appears now that problems in the GI tract can also negatively impact the brain. Potentially causing anxiety and depression.   In … Continue reading

The Bulking Diet Delusion

by John Meadows @t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/bulking-diet-delusion Here’s what you need to know… Bulking up by increasing body fat will decrease insulin sensitivity and impede muscle growth. The more fat you gain, the more you change your physiology to favor fat storage over muscle growth. Most people who bulk will store fat in just one area, like the belly … Continue reading

Foods to Boost DHT Levels and 5-Alpha Reductase Naturally

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a controversial hormone. Even though it’s the male hormone of the male hormones and a lot more androgenic than testosterone, some are still scared that high levels of it could lead to hair-loss and prostate enlargement. Whereas the prostate claim has proven to be inaccurate in multiple studies (for example: in this … Continue reading

Which Diets Actually Work?


Anabolic Resistance

How Mass Diets Can Hurt You by Bill Willis, PhD | 09/23/13 Here’s what you need to know… Anabolic resistance is the impaired ability to build muscle caused by excess calorie consumption over time. Eating more calories to build muscle is necessary, but there’s a point of diminishing returns. You may reach “nutrient overload” where … Continue reading

Bulking Season | 10 Tips On How To Have Your Best Bulk

Winter is coming, which means it’s time for many fitness enthusiasts and budding bodybuilders to focus on bulking up and adding muscle mass. However, a ‘bulk’ isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. Many don’t think twice about shovelling their faces with junk and watching the numbers on the scale go up, thinking they’re adding … Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting

16:8 | The Lean Gains Protocol Intermittent fasting is used as an umbrella term for a series of ‘dieting’ protocols, based on the scheduling of meals, rather than cutting calories in order to achieve fat loss.   In fact, intermittent fasting is not really a diet at all!  It is based on the idea that … Continue reading


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