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circadian rhythm, fasting, time-restricted feeding -

Have you ever heard of “Circadian Rhythm”? Most people by this point have. It acts as a master clock in our brain – a 24-hour cycle that regulates sleep and eating patterns in almost all living beings. It helps us stick to a traditional night-and-day cycle in our lives, as that way of living generally results in the healthiest outcome. However, what you may not know is every organ in your body runs on an internal clock, not just your brain! Specifically speaking, our stomach has an internal clock that can provide amazing health benefits if we listen to it,...

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In a preliminary study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of testosterone therapy in older men found that restoring levels to those of healthy young men improved sexual function and to a smaller extent effected their ability to walk and the sense of vitality.   This study included 790 men age 65 and older with serum testosterone levels consistently well below the average for young healthy men.  They were randomized to receive testosterone gel applied to the skin or a placebo gel daily. Serum testosterone concentration was measured at one, two, three, six, nine and 12 months. The men were...

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  In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology (which included twenty patients with a BMI of greater than 30) and lasted over four months, it was determined that the majority of the weight loss that occurred  while following this very low calorie ketogenic diet (VLCD )was found to be in the fat mass and visceral fat, and that there was preservation of fat-free mass (FFM) . Fat free mass is primarily muscle.  This is a great study which validates our protocol of Ideal Protein for weight loss.   Losing visceral fat is extremely important for reducing the inflammation that can...

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hunger hormones, obesity, sleep deprivation, weight gain, willpower -

“What’s this I hear about linking sleep deprivation to obesity?” I thought you’d never ask! It’s a well-known fact that you’re not you when you’re tired. Being drowsy throughout the day can lead to a lack of focus, an irrational temperament, and zombie-like shuffling. The issue isn’t getting up on the wrong side of the bed: it’s sleep deprivation, and not getting the proper quantity or quality of sleep can lead to much more dire concerns than just an attitude check. Research has shown a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and obesity within people of all ages, especially adolescents. “Where’s...

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benefits of broccoli, lowering cancer risks -

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables at one point in our life. Why? “Because they’re good for you.” Well, why are they good for you? A lot of reasons actually, and they’re pretty neat! For example, carrots are rich in Vitamin A, and can help prevent leading causes of blindness. Placing a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth can actually combat odor-causing bacteria and give you fresher-smelling breath! And maybe most impressively, one of the benefits of broccoli is that it helps fight cancer. … At this point, you might be reading that back and...

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