Showing posts from October, 2018

Keep it simple and focus on the basics

You've probably heard someone say or read someone post that the carnivore diet, "is not about losing weight, it's about healing your body."
I have to disagree with the idea that this diet should or shouldn't be about any one thing. Many people choose to follow this way of eating for many different reasons. Every one of them is what the diet "is about" for them.
When it comes to the idea of using the diet to lose weight, sure we need to focus on fat loss not overall weight, but why not make that the first thing you aim for when you start? 
In most cases, regardless of what issues or conditions you're dealing with, reducing your body fat percentage will be the easiest, fastest, and the most effective result you can achieve.
Having a healthy body composition is the number one thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and any number of other health conditions.
Don't just take my word for it...

- The Brazilian Journal of…

Do you need to limit your protein?

I've written a little bit about this before

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

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?

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.

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…