BPA (and other chemicals) that you never thought you were exposed to (and were wrong)

Did you know? Although it has been in use by manufacturers since late 1950s, prior to 2008 very few people among the general public have heard about Bisphenol A (BPA) – a chemical widely used in plastics and epoxy resins.  Around 2008, as a result of controversy surrounding the effects of BPA and concerns that babies during prenatal and neonatal development are especially sensitive to even the tiniest doses of endocrine disruptors, based on studies on animals and high expectations of similar effects in humans – several governments banned the use of BPA in infant bottles and infant formula packaging, sippy cups, etc.  But the general message delivered by government health authorities was and still continues to be that BPA – […]

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Getting strong, lean and sexy with deadlifts

For both men and women, deadlift has been one of the best measures of core strength.  But, surprisingly, you don’t see too many women (with the exception of Crossfit enthusiasts) performing deadlifts in the gym.  This mostly has to do with twisted misconceptions around women and exercise and how women’s fitness became practically a quest for movement aesthetics that are better suited for marketing, rather than a quest for actual results.  Deadlifts just don’t fit very well into “conventional” image of a skinny girl with iPod earplugs in tight gym clothes doing rounds of useless brisk treadmill walks. Of course, you know that nothing can be further from the truth – properly executed deadlift, whether done by men or women, is a […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Eating Better Meat (Part III) – six reasons to eat organ meats

(Continued from Part I and Part II) When modern cultures talk about “meat”, they usually mean muscle meat – the tenderloins, roasts, shoulders, strip loins, and T-bones we can all buy in stores.  But this wasn’t always the case.  In fact, as early as only about 100 years ago, the same modern cultures happily consumed organ meats, bone broths and even blood.  And although some traditional recipes still make use of these, the concept is generally not very well received.  Unless you specifically look for them, organ meats are hard to come by in conventional stores and regular recipe books don’t describe many ways to cook them. This is very unfortunate, because organ meats are extremely beneficial for your health.  […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Eating Better Meat – Part II

(Continued from Part I – Buyer’s Guide) Part II – Food safety, poisoning, and how to cook meat the right way   Disclaimer:  The risks of food poisoning due to improper cooking – especially for certain susceptible groups of people – are real and consumption of undercooked food may lead to serious illness or, certain cases, death. This article does not constitute and is not intended to be used as medical, microbiological, or any other advice.  While the topics discussed in this article appear to have been researched and supported by various scientific sources, make sure you understand them and thoroughly research this topic further, prior to making any changes in your dietary habits.  Due to many variables affecting the risk of contamination, […]

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