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Potent and Primed: Your Immune System

The human immune system is a topic that seemed foreign and not particularly pressing just several months ago. But the current coronavirus pandemic has brought the topic of immunity to the forefront of everyday conversation. We’re going to demystify this topic so you...

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are an endlessly debated topic in nutritional science. On one side, there are low-carb proponents who claim carbohydrates are the root cause for a variety of modern health problems—from obesity to diabetes to heart...

Four Ways to Train Your Hamstrings at Home

FOUR WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR HAMSTRINGS AT HOME   Squats, Lunges, stairclimbing, running, and bicycling are great options to build and maintain strength in your lower body when you don’t have access to equipment. The only drawback is that all these activities are...

The Macronutrients: Protein

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN For decades, protein has been the macronutrient of choice for fitness pros, bodybuilders, and gym rats. Many of us have consumed, or at least heard about, protein shakes, whey isolate, BCAAs, and other supplements. And as of late, much of...

Fiber: Feeding the Ecosystem for Thriving Health

FIBER: FEEDING THE ECOSYSTEM FOR THRIVING HEALTH We hear regularly that fiber is good for us. We know we’re supposed to eat fruits and vegetables, and at our yearly physicals, we’re encouraged to eat more of it by our doctor. Fiber is one of those words that feels...

Three Systematic Changes to Make in 2020

THREE SYSTEMATIC CHANGES TO MAKE IN 2020 Many of us go into the New Year with high hopes and big dreams.  “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to make more money.” “I’m going to manage my stress.” “I’m not going to miss a workout.” “I’m going to write more.”...

Shopping Thoughtfully: The Story of Our Food and Soil

SHOPPING THOUGHTFULLY: THE STORY OF OUR FOOD AND SOIL The food industry of 2019 is bridging the curious interface of demand for ethical food; confusion over what exactly is ethical, healthy, and sustainable; and the birth of large consumer populations who are willing...

The Truth About Diet Trends

THE TRUTH ABOUT DIET TRENDS Even when it didn’t seem possible, the world of dieting has grown more contentious. Social media feeds are riddled with quips about the latest articles, “must-see” Netflix documentaries, new books to buy that promise weight loss,...

Spark A Chain Reaction of Change

SPARK A CHAIN REACTION OF CHANGE Productive, happy, and healthy human beings tend to make decisions based on two things: they identify the choice as part of their self-image and they have an internal locus of control. Identity-Based Habits Identity-based...

The Nature of Adapting: The Link Between Your Muscles and Your Mind

THE NATURE OF ADAPTING: THE LINK BETWEEN YOUR MUSCLES AND YOUR MIND Part of the nature of being a human being is the subconscious desire--emotionally, mentally, physically, and metabolically--to stay the same. What do I mean by that? Your cells have no desire to do...
The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are an endlessly debated topic in nutritional science. On one side, there are low-carb proponents who claim carbohydrates are the root cause for a variety of modern health problems—from obesity to diabetes to heart...

The Macronutrients: Protein

The Macronutrients: Protein

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN For decades, protein has been the macronutrient of choice for fitness pros, bodybuilders, and gym rats. Many of us have consumed, or at least heard about, protein shakes, whey isolate, BCAAs, and other supplements. And as of late, much of...

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