Mind, Matter, and the Power of Philosophy

  On Mind and Matter: Harnessing the power of philosophy for major health and performance gains (plus abs, of course) One might not initially think that philosophy and psychology have a lot to do with your body’s health and fitness but a deeper inquiry should convince you otherwise.  After all, you think on some level before …

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A Healthier You

A Healthier You: How to Make Positive Changes to Your Lifestyle Healthy tips for our diet and exercise routines are all over the internet, but many don’t take into consideration how to make positive changes to other aspects of life. Because our physical and mental health are closely linked, there are many different ways you …

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Training and Recovery Using Heart Rate Variability

 “A healthy heart is not a metronome. The oscillations of a healthy heart are complex and constantly changing, which allows the cardiovascular system to rapidly adjust to sudden physical and psychological challenges to homeostasis.” -Shaffer&Ginsberg, 2017 The development of wearable fitness and health devices over the last decade has been fast and furious. The first …

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Meal Prep Kits: Which is right for you?

Hate Grocery Shopping? Get Your Meals Delivered! The hype around meal kit delivery services has caused a plethora of different companies to “hang up a shingle” and add their version into the mix. There are currently over 150 meal kit companies in the United States. As the competition grows, you, as the customer, benefit off …

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Exercise Recovery Fundamentals

Recovery is just as important as training, nutrition, and supplementation in a training program. Make sure you are getting the fundamentals right with this article.

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How SPMs can improve your health and performance

Reading Time: < 5 minutes I first became equated with the term “Vitamin M” when I was a flight surgeon with VMAQ4, a Marine Corps Prowler Squadron (EA-6B) out of Cherry Point, NC.  I did several things during that 2.5 year tour including racking up hundreds of flight hours, attending NASA’s DOD manned space flight …

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How bad are antibiotics for your health?

Evidence Shows Antibiotics Cause Mitochondrial Dysfunction   I get this question nearly every time I work in the emergency department, “Hey Doc, I feel like something is coming on.  I thought I’d get checked out and get some medicine to ‘nip it in the bud’.” The symptoms are usually congestion, maybe a cough for a …

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Time to skip the post-workout cool down

Bas Van Hooren, Jonathan M. Peake. Do We Need a Cool-Down After Exercise? A Narrative Review of the Psychophysiological Effects and the Effects on Performance, Injuries and the Long-Term Adaptive Response.  Sports Med (2018) 48:1575–1595 This happens to be a myth-busting paper – and I love myth busting. A lot of times we listen to experts making a …

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9 Proven Ways to Raise Your Testosterone

What are the proven practical ways to increase your testosterone? We all know that adequate testosterone levels are needed in order to maintain your health, improve your body composition, make and/or keep you strong, and maintain a high level of physical performance – not to mention stave off the effect of father time on your …

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The Law of the Farm and the Building Blocks of Success

Two concepts combined give us a truly powerful formula for success. Steven Covey has a well-known parable called “The Law of the Farm” in his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  It speaks to the fact that in agriculture it is readily evident that natural laws and principles govern the effort and determine the harvest.  …

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