Crossfit and paleo, two concepts that have grown side by side for the past fifteen years. Two market driven movements that promote health, minimalism, community, and two movements that are as controversial as they effective. Having high stakes in both of these (I coach crossfit and use a paleo template in my nutrition coaching), I have … Continue reading Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?
In our last post we learnt that testosterone isn’t just for muscle heads and is vitally important for female and male health. If you haven’t read this, then do the right thing and check it out here. So we know that healthy T levels are linked with bone health, mood, cognition, motivation, weight management and muscle mass. This means … Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally
Testosterone! Give me all of it! But not too much, and definitely not too little. Just give me enough to perform.
Estrogen is a dirty word for men. We don’t know what it is or what it does but we don’t want any part of it. It’s for women and that’s it. It’s what gives them curves, breasts, and while that’s good on them, we want as little of this thing as possible. What many of us don’t know … Continue reading How to Not Get Manboobs
You see him every day. Those darkened eyes, that bulging vein, that thinning hairline… How many coffees is he up to now?! Each morning it’s that muffin and takeaway of something, lunch is something cheap and easy, and you shudder to think about dinner. You’ve never seen him exercise. He drives from home to office to … Continue reading Do you Have Adrenal Fatigue?
Carbs…. it’s a dirty word. Controversy, curiosity, even conflict arises when you bring up this word among the healthsphere. Everyone has an opinion on carbs; how essential they are, how they’re going to kill you or how they make you a bad person. Industry has noticed this too and we’ve seen a low carb revolution where people … Continue reading Carbs… Will They Make You Fat?
Protein powder can be a dirty word. For some, images of a tattooed gym rat flexing between sets comes to mind. You then see them drinking some strange liquid in a shaker and wonder how legal it is… For a long time, sports supplements such as these have been reserved for the meathead fringe, as powder companies … Continue reading Protein Powder… Just For Meatheads or A Must Have?
This was the first question from a little nutrition presentation I did over the weekend. The audience turned to the questioner then to me as they were clearly thinking the same thing…. “Do I have to give up my sweet, precious, liquid gold?!” The answer was “no, it’s not, but maybe yes, it depends…” This is … Continue reading Is Coffee Bad?
“What doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger.” – Nietzsche. I wonder if Nietzsche would have the same perspective today? Maybe he would have said something like “what doesn’t kill the already strong, can make the strong stronger, but what doesn’t kill the weak will make the weak weaker.” Author Nassim Taleb draws on this and more … Continue reading Antifragile I: Being Harder to Kill
Whenever I do a nutrition talk I usually start with the ‘Food Pyramid’ because it’s really where everything went all wrong. I point out to the audience that our nutrition authorities recommend eating 8 – 11 servings of grains per day, the equivalent to 22 slices of bread… This always gets a laugh. So, … Continue reading Australia’s New Food Pyramid…. And Why Brazil Does it Better