Cooking – making do with what you have!!!

You can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on cookware, but that won't make you a good cook! For me there are 3 golden rules when it comes to choosing my cookware: Can I cook a high quality food without it? Will this cookware  react chemically with the food I'm about to cook?  How well … Continue reading Cooking – making do with what you have!!!

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Nutrients Inflation Syndrome in Industrial Agriculture

Plants bred to produce higher yields tend to devote less energy to other factors, like sinking deep roots and generating health-promoting compounds known as phytochemicals. Farming practices have worked hand-in-hand with plant breeding in setting the stage for nutrient decline. Modern conventional agriculture production practices, such as close plant spacing, heavy use of chemical fertilizers, … Continue reading Nutrients Inflation Syndrome in Industrial Agriculture

Do we really need to take vitamins?

Walking down the vitamin aisle this weekend made me fell a bit panicked, as there are countless options, and reading through the labels started this reaction in my mind. So I started asking myself : should I buy some? Am I doing something wrong by not consuming any vitamins supplements? We all know that vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Do we really need to take vitamins?

Tribulus Terrestris – testosterone enhacer

Tribulus terrestris (of the family Zygophyllaceae) is an annual creeping herb widespread in China, eastern Asia, and extends into western Asia and southern Europe. The fruits of this plant have been used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of eye trouble, edema, abdominal distention, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases while in India its usage in Ajurveda … Continue reading Tribulus Terrestris – testosterone enhacer

Does consumption of dietary BCAAs stimulates muscle protein synthesis or produces an anabolic response in humans?

The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are leucine, valine and isoleucine. There are a total of twenty amino acids that comprise muscle protein. Nine of the twenty are considered essential amino acids (EAAs), meaning they cannot be produced by the body in physiologically significant amounts, and therefore are crucial components of a balanced diet. The … Continue reading Does consumption of dietary BCAAs stimulates muscle protein synthesis or produces an anabolic response in humans?

intermittent Fasting – Back to the hunter-gatherer paradigm.

Back in the days when  we were largely hunters-gatherers, When we had a successful hunt, it meant a day or two of feasting on a calorie-rich meat diet. But when the feast was over, it meant surviving on calorie-poor wild fruits, roots, and berries. That, in turn, led over the years to a metabolic adaptation, BUT... Fasting … Continue reading intermittent Fasting – Back to the hunter-gatherer paradigm.