Tag: health and wellness

Cardio, Good for Weight Loss?

Is cardio the best option for weight loss? There is a common misconception that cardio is the best option for weight loss. This is far from the truth. Sure, cardio is indeed important for overall health but not necessarily the best option for a weight loss journey. In the following, I will discuss the importance…
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Post-Workout soreness, What’s Happening to My Body?

Post-workout soreness, what is happening to my body?? When we train, whether its strength training or endurance/cardio training, the next day or even the second day we tend to get sore. Sometimes the soreness can be more intense than other times. Why is that? In the following, I’m going to discuss what the differences are…
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Stress and Weight Loss

In a world full of deadlines, appointments, and other obligations, becoming stressed seems inevitable. For that matter, being healthy can even be a stressor itself. Which can really make it tough to stay on or get a weight loss journey started. In the following, I will talk about some of the side-effects that stress can…
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How Functional Health Coaching Is Different Than Healthcare Services

Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration When reviewing client cases, I review their Metabolic Stress Questionnaire (MSQ), lab work, and history. Many people come to us in yellow or red (from my image). Here is an excellent example relating it to the gut since this is pivotal in our overall health and well-being. “All disease…
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At-home Health Tool – Blood pressure monitor.

When Checking Your Blood Pressure, Here Are Some Things To Consider. Ranges: Normal = less than 120 and less than 80. An easy and cheap way to stay on top of your health status is by checking your blood pressure. I prefer to check at home. With an at-home monitor, you can check first thing…
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Common Hormone Disrupters

Hormones don’t stay the same over years, months, weeks, or hours. They will always be in a constant ebb and flow, but what we put into our bodies and lifestyle choices will affect that natural balance of our hormones. The messages we give to our body will influence how well we can maintain hormone health…
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Weight Gain After Hormonal Birth Control

Weight gain when coming off hormonal birth control (HBC) pills, IUD, or any hormonal BC. Hormonal birth control (HBC) is a synthetic steroid hormone “Steroids?” Yes, hormonal HBC is the same as the “steroids” many are familiar with used in untested bodybuilding and sports. Although HBC levels are lower than many people on a steroid…
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The Missing Link To Estrogen-dominance… Gut Health.

Gut Health and Estrogen Excess. Estrogen Estrogen is the primary female hormone (also present in men in lower amounts). It is produced in the ovaries, adipose tissue (Fat), and adrenal glands. Estrogen is built on cholesterol, similar to all hormones, something to keep in mind when looking at hormones. Estrogen Metabolite Pathways Estradiol and estrone…
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Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration

Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration When reviewing client cases, I review their Metabolic Stress Questionnaire (MSQ), lab work, and history. Many people come to us in yellow or red (from my image).  Here is an excellent example relating it to the gut since this is pivotal in our overall health and well-being. “All disease…
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Eat colors for your best health “EAT THE RAINBOW”

Eating a wide range of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy, build up a strong immune system, build and diversify your gut microbiome, and live your best life. My interest in optimizing my health started after getting very sick for several months after I competed in my first bodybuilding competition,…
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