STOP THE BRO-SCIENCE!

Evidence based information on Macronutrients & Bodybuilding  Bodybuilding and fitness are up and coming industries, however evidence based studies are lacking. The following study reviewed the effects of nutrition on bodybuilding. Results indicated that caloric intake should be set to losses of body weight 0.5%- 1% per week to maximize muscle retention. In this caloric…

Does Cleaning Count as Exercise?

Cleaning is not a task many of us look forward to. It’s hard to get excited about mopping floors, vacuuming, and scrubbing down the bathroom.  But what if you looked at cleaning in a different way? What if you considered it exercise? Think about all you are doing when you clean. You use your arms…

Defense for D Bones and so much more…

With summer upon us, vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, is once again in the headlines. With all of this publicity, most health-conscious people are probably now aware of vitamin D’s key functions. Not only does this fat-soluble vitamin regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus for maximum bone strength, it is also…

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body? For every good news story about the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, there seems to be just as many warnings about the dark side of drinking. As we’ll see here, when it comes to alcohol, the devil is in the details. The level of risk is dependent on…

Bromelain: Pineapple’s Hidden Medicinal Powerhouse

Bromelain:  Pineapple’s Hidden Medicinal Powerhouse The medicinal properties of pineapples have long been known to native cultures in tropical and subtropical countries. Seeking to learn more about how pineapple could be so beneficial, scientists conducted research and in 1875 discovered bromelain, the active component behind the fruit’s medicinal qualities. Many studies into bromelain have been…