The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, has become one of the most popular diets in recent years for its ability to enhance fat loss, increase energy, improve athletic performance, and control appetite. But despite these benefits, research and decades of clinical experience have found the diet to increase the risk for multiple nutrient deficiencies. Read […]
A healthy diet is balanced and provides you with adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients. As a vegan or vegetarian, you may be at a higher risk of certain nutritional deficiencies, while having a lower risk of others. In this post, we summarize the most important risks together with lab tests you can take […]
We often take our nutritional status for granted, but it can have a significant impact on our health. Even if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you may still fall short of essential vitamins and minerals. Your age, health conditions, chronic stress, the medications you use, and where your food is grown can rob you […]
ZMA, a nutritional supplement, is lauded by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass (and decrease muscle breakdown), increase strength, facilitate restful sleep, boost immune function, and even increase testosterone levels. However, the scientific research does not actually support all of those claims. Also, ZMA carries dangers—it interacts with medications and can lead to a fatal overdose […]
Ketone bodies are extremely energy-efficient fuel. They make more ATP than sugar. As a primary fuel source, ketone bodies can improve weight loss, focus, and energy while decreasing inflammation and risks of chronic diseases. Read on to learn more about this “fourth macronutrient” that’s allegedly better than carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
One of the most impactful biohacks for me is to avoid inflammatory foods. I am sensitive to many foods, so the diet that I need to stay on to function well as a busy startup CEO is necessarily quite restrictive. That means it can be quite challenging to make sure I eat enough and get […]
Phenethylamine is a trace amine found in tiny amounts in the brain that increases the release of the “happy hormones” dopamine and serotonin. Supplementing phenethylamine may boost mood and promote weight loss, as well as increase cognitive function. In addition, phenethylamine is the building block for several mood-altering drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy). Read this […]
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and the main structural protein of connective tissue. Supplementing with collagen improves arthritis symptoms and joint health and increases hair growth. Read on to see what else collagen benefits as well as how to increase collagen production.
D-ribose is a sugar involved in producing energy in the body and is also the structural basis of DNA and RNA. It is commonly used to help with heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Read on to see how this sugar may be an effective treatment for these conditions and others.