Contrary to what most people think, you don't need to take handfuls of supplements to optimize brain health. This video clip discusses the top 4 evidence-based supplements for optimizing brain health.
Why having a chronically elevated blood sugar level leads to impairments in cognitive function.
What is coconut oil and how can benefit your health? Coconut oil is a saturated fat made up of about 40% long-chain triglycerides and 60% medium chain triglycerides. The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil account for most of the observed health benefits.
Among the questions addressed: How do I combine intermittent fasting with exercise?; What diet should I follow when not fasting?; Which supplements should I take? I recommend following the Mediterranean Diet on your non-fasting days. For optimal results, I'd recommend fasting for no more than 16 hours on alternating days, for a total of 3 fasting periods/week.
Fish Oil, or Omega-3 fatty acids, include EPA and DHA. They are derived from marine sources, including salmon and sardines. Krill oil is purported to be a more concentrated form of omega-3s. Humans are unable to synthesize omega-3s; they are sometimes referred to as omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Do you want reliable information about dietary supplements? Are you confused about the conflicting claims made my supplement manufacturers? In this video I show you the top two sites to obtain reliable information about supplements. Save yourself hundreds of dollars per year by following the research techniques I reveal in this video.
A brief overview of the health benefits of resveratrol.
An animated overview of hemoglobin A1c and its significance in brain health.
An illustrated explanation of the significance of the biomarker C-reactive protein and its role in inflammation.
An explanation of the biomarker homocysteine and its role in inflammation and brain health.
An overview of the significance of Vitamin D and its role in regulating inflammation.
An overview of three strategies for monitoring ketosis for those following the ketogenic diet.
A comparison of MCT oil, coconut oil, and Axona--supplements and medical foods used to facilitate nutritional ketosis.
The protein in our diet gets broken down into amino acids. There are two types of amino acids: essential amino acids, which our bodies cannot make, and non-essential amino acids. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are among the essential amino acids and are collectively known as the branched chain amino acids. Leucine has several unique metabolic functions. It regulates protein synthesis in muscle tissue, facilitates the uptake of glucose into muscle tissue, and improves whole body glucose metabolism. Other effects of leucine are of particular interest to athletes: leucine is thought to reduce the fatigue associated with endurance exercise and is known to reduce muscle soreness after intense resistance training. While there are no established guidelines for supplementing, most of the benefits can be obtained with a dose of 15-20 g/day in divided doses.
Learn how to boost testosterone naturally in this mini-lecture by Dr. Michael Lara. Also discussed are the top 5 supplements used to boost T, including: maca, fenugreek, horny goat week, saw palmetto, and tribulus terrestris. Learn the most common errors made by men seeking to increase testosterone naturally: switching weightlifting routines too frequently, eating too much protein, not allowing adequate recovery time, and relying too much on unproven dietary supplements. Learn how to get the most out of your diet and exercise plan by following the recommendations for boosting testosterone naturally.