Leaky Gu+ Syndrome

As you know the stomach is the most important organ in the human body, in fact scientists are now calling the gut our “second brain”. As we grow older, our diet changes, and stress gets the best of us our stomach lining becomes damaged. This damage causes certain food remnants, toxic waste and chemicals, and […]

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Bacteriode+es

Many people in this day and age do not realize that weight gain is not completely due to high caloric intake, genetics, and laziness, but to our gut bacteria. These bacteria that live in our stomach play a role in stress response which affect the balance of hormones, the way we store food, and our […]

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Magnesium (Mg+)

Magnesium (Mag-Knee-Zee-Yum) is an alkaline metal and electrolyte that is very essential and hundreds of enzymes in our body need it to function optimally. 60% of it is found in the skeleton, 39% found in our muscle tissue, and 1% is found outside of the cells. Estimates show that up to 80% of americans are […]

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+he Irisin hormone

Irisin (Iris-Inn) is known as ‘the exercise hormone’ and is a great motivation in order to exercise and keep your body in really good shape. Irisin comes from the greek goddess ‘Iris’ who was known as the messenger of the gods. Irisin plays a huge role as a chemical messenger to the muscles during their activation […]

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Ace+ylcholine

Acetylcholine (A-Sea-Tull-Co-Lean) is a neurotransmitter that is released by our neurons and helps with contraction in our cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscles. Think of it like a ‘modulator’ for muscles and control of attention. As you know, too much or too little of anything is bad so if your acetylcholine receptors are blocked then your […]

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The Weigh+ Gain Cycle

There are numerous studies, reports, and gossip about the whole concept of weight gain and its relation to genetics, the environment, inflammation, and nutrition. Certainly, these all carry merit but in order to understand these mechanisms we must start simple. What causes weight gain exactly? Poor sleep? Stress? Sedentary living? Calories. Now, the formula for […]

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Lep+in & Ghrelin

Let us introduce you to two of the ‘hunger hormones’ that will completely change your life. If you do not understand anything about science, but know what the hormones Leptin (Lep-Tin) and Ghrelin (Grell-Inn) do then that is enough. Leptin is a hormone which is created by your fat cells that decreases your appetite. Ghrelin […]

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Brown Fa+

Now you have probably heard of white sugar and brown sugar, supposedly one is supposed to be healthier than the other. There is a very similar concept within the human body related to fat, White adipose tissue (WAT) and Brown Adipose tissue (BAT).  White adipose tissue is the common fat that many people complain about […]

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The Chemical Quar+et

The four chemical friends are Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins. As a matter of fact when we are aware of what these chemicals do and the importance that they play in our lives, we live both happier and healthier. We call these ‘The Chemical Quartet’. The importance of being in a positive state of mind […]

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Insulin Sensi+ivity

Before we introduce these two very interesting concepts let us first identify what Insulin is. Insulin (Inn-Sue-Lin) is a hormone secreted by the pancreas which allows the body use the glucose from carbohydrates we eat for energy or storage for future usage. Do you remember that feeling you have after eating loads of rice, fruits, […]

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