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The 8 Most Popular Health and Fitness Topics For WellnessFX in 2016

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We took a step back to take a 30k foot view of the WellnessFX blog and noticed what folks that are getting serious about owning their health enjoyed reading and learning most about. 2016 brought some specific topics front and center for our blog visitors, so let’s dig in! Continue reading

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Should We Eat Low Fat? How The Government’s Upcoming Guidelines Will Affect You

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Flickr creative commons, pj_vanf

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released their advisory report to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is not the official guideline for Americans, but suggestions made to help influence the policy, which will be published this year. Continue reading

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6 Important Truths About Carbs & Which Ones You Should Eat

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, gazzat

It’s a common scenario: You’re out to lunch with co-workers, and you ask the waiter to skip the bread that comes with your salad. Then a co-worker across the table from you pipes up with, “Are you not eating carbs anymore? Are you on a diet?”

Au contraire, mon frère. You’re actually still eating carbs. (carbohydrates, that is)

While you have an inquisitive co-worker, it’s easy to understand if their comments are guided under a common misunderstanding: “All carbs are bad!” Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Ben Greenfield on the 4 Dangers of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

I personally have experimented with very low carbohydrate diets combined with extreme amounts of exercise and have certainly noticed issues on my biomarkers of which I would have never been aware if I weren’t testing and tracking – and these were serious issues that threatened Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Guest Post: Can You Build Muscle On A Low Carb Diet?

Ben Greenfield's Low-Carber brother, Zach Greenfield

Ben Greenfield’s Low-Carber brother, Zach Greenfield

Do you doubt that you can build muscle on a low carbohydrate diet because your muscles don’t have enough “fuel?” This is a common argument: that a low carb diet doesn’t give your muscles enough glycogen to produce a forceful contraction for muscle building and simultaneously robs you of precious protein-based amino acids for adequate repair and recovery.

I beg to differ.

First, it’s not just your waistline and hips that store fat. Your muscles actually store intramuscular fat and can call on this more immediate source of fat for energy if required. This fat is stored in the muscle tissue itself in the form of fat droplets. Because of its physical proximity to exercising muscles, it can be a very convenient source of fuel, especially for well-trained athletes who have higher levels of the fat burning enzyme lipoprotein lipase. They are able to utilize this fat source earlier and more efficiently than untrained individuals.

But that’s not all.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Training Your Fuel System with Dr. Justin Mager

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Morning workouts. Sets and reps. Mile markers. Best times. Pushing yourself to the limit. Pushing your limit.

All connotations with the word ‘training.’ Finding out how far the body can go and then taking it there and further again . . . and again . . . and again.

But that’s only half of it. Athleticism isn’t just muscles flexing and extending, coordination of movements, and pushing for more speed. On a cellular level, the body is also converting fuel into energy to support these processes. So shouldn’t we train that system, too?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.