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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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Latest in Health News: Gluten-Free, Detecting a Stroke, Health Care Spending, and More!

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Gluten-Free, Whether You Need It or Not

There’s been a lot of talk recently about gluten, wheat, and the potential benefits of nixing them from your diet. We even featured our own article around the good and bad of grain consumption. But is it just another fad diet? Will it fade into the darkness like so many before it? Or is there actually something to it?

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Testosterone, Obesity, and Heart Disease

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When you hear the word testosterone, you probably think of masculinity, working out in the gym, and how efficiently someone can put on muscle and lose fat. Turns out, that’s only half the story.

As science dives deeper and deeper into these biomarkers, we’re finding that nothing is as cut and dry as we might have once thought. The body is a huge, complex, integrated system.

WebMD recently did an informative article on the correlations between low testosterone levels in men and a number of metabolic disorders, from diabetes and obesity to high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Testing Testosterone And Other Hormones With Performance Panel

Click Here To Purchase WellnessFX Performance Panel!

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WellnessFX recently launched  Performance Panel, an upgrade to Baseline with thirty additional biomarkers to give deeper insight into he efficiency of the athletic body.

Here’s some of the key features:

  1. Identify and resolve factors impacting performance plateaus and recovery times.
  2. Consult with a physician for techniques to manage your hormones naturally and safely (without steroids!).
  3. Analyze and modify your body’s efficiency in carrying out key metabolic processes.
  4. Receive all the benefits of WellnessFX Baseline, including personal risk evaluation for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of chronic illnesses.

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.

WellnessFX Launches Performance Panel!

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You can only improve what you can measure.

WellnessFX Baseline launched early last year and since then thousands of members have been tracking their biomarkers and consulting with our practitioners to improve not only the present, but the future as well.

Many of our members are active athletes and more and more we’ve seen interest in measuring other biomarkers to track and improve physical performance, energy and vitality. We’ve been working hard consulting with our practitioners, extensive health network, and knowledgeable staff and we’ve come up with an answer: WellnessFX Performance Panel.

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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.