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Do you need to limit your protein?

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I've written a little bit about this before http://blog.themeatlife.com/2018/07/the-protein-myth.html

Protein is a subject of much debate in regards to healing insulin resistance and improving performance.

These are different discussions that many times get crossed up in how people apply different guidelines.

First things first.

We need protein. After water, protein is the main component of cells and is essential to life. Protein is used to build and maintain these parts of our body:
Muscles: Those responsible for movement and the muscles around our organs and our heart.Collagen: Provides strength and structure to tissues (e.g. cartilage in joints).Skin, hair, and nails: These are mainly composed of protein.Hemoglobin: Transports oxygen around the body.Hormones: Act as your body’s chemical messengers.Enzymes: Regulate metabolism - they support important chemical reactions that allow you to digest food, generate energy to contract muscles, and regulate insulin production.Antibodies:…

Bloodwork update

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We're 6 months in and here's a bloodwork update!


Age:Weight:Body Fat %:46yrs185lbs12%6/19/18183lbs10%9/16/18Inflammation6/19/189/16/18ChangeMyeloperoxidase199Not TestedHigh-sensitivity CRP0.8Not TestedADMA78Not TestedSDMA106Not TestedF2-Isoprostane-CreatinineNot Tested0.51LipidsApopB10735-72Total Cholesterol207201-6

It's in there! Do we need vegetables?

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I get asked all the time how I can consider myself healthy if I'm not getting the nutrients I need from fruits and vegetables. The very thought that all the essential vitamins and minerals a body needs could be found in just meat is often a leap too far for people to make.

But it's true.

According to the Harvard Medical School, there are 14 Vitamins and 16 Minerals that are essential to the human body. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins

VITAMINBENEFITSDID YOU KNOW?RETINOIDS AND CAROTENE (vitamin A; includes retinol, retinal, retinyl esters, and retinoic acid and are also referred to as "preformed" vitamin A. Beta-carotene can easily be converted to vitamin A as needed.)Essential for vision Lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk. Keeps tissues and skin healthy. Plays an important role in bone growth and in the immune system. Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha-carotene and lycopene seem to lower lung cancer risk. Carotenoids act as ant…