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Insulin You may be familiar with insulin and its roll in diabetes. If you need  a little refresher, here's the low down on Insulin and how it leads to fat storage. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to elevated blood sugar levels. Type 1...

Do you feel like you've tried everything to lose weight? If your nutrition, exercise and sleep are all on track then you may benefit from having your hormones checked. Although there are several hormones associated with weight gain, I'm going to address the main culprits over...

So here is the point where my last few posts come full circle. Now that you (hopefully) understand how each analysis can take your training and diet to the next level, I'm going to pull it all together so that you can implement a comprehensive...

While trying to maintain a healthy diet can be hard, battling cravings can pose an even stronger challenge. I personally love pasta dishes so have had to find a way to recreate some of my favorites. Here's a great recipe to satisfy that rich pasta...

A CO2 test will determine the percentage and grams of both fat and carbohydrates your body is burning. With this information you can dial in your macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates) according to your goals and eliminate the guesswork. CO2 testing is a beneficial analysis that can take your...

What is it? Your resting metabolic rate is the amount of calories you burn at rest. If you've ever wondered if you have a slow or fast metabolism, this analysis will tell you. There's no more guessing or using generic online calculators. In an examination of...

What is it? And why should you know yours?   VO2 max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can utilize during max effort exercise. It is measured as "milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight." Since there is a...

It's summertime! I don't know about you, but this time of year warrants pool side BBQ's, fun summer treats and adult libations. Now, we all know that moderation is key, but sometimes we get carried away and all rationale goes out the window. For me it...

Coconut oil has been gaining popularity amongst the health and wellness community. It's versatility in cooking, baking, skin and beauty warrant purchasing it in those ridiculously large tubs. Below are 8 ways use coconut oil to your benefit.   1. As a coffee creamer when blended into coffee: Try using an...