All about inflammation and anti-inflammatory lifestyle (Part 2)

anti-inflammatory strategies

In Part I we discussed how inflammation can cause a wide variety of serious medical conditions.  So, obviously, you should make every effort to keep inflammation at bay.  This article discusses anti-inflammatory strategies to improve your health and prevent chronic diseases. One big problem with the way inflammation is being treated in traditional medicine today is that – as with many other conditions – the emphasis seems to be on managing symptoms with anti-inflammatory drugs, rather than eliminating the root cause (one could argue that this is a much more profitable approach for pharmaceutical companies in the long-run).  Anti-inflammatory drugs (also called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs) reduce pain, fever and swelling by blocking proteins and enzymes naturally produced in […]

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Heart health: Part II – Heart rate, variability and food

checking for heart rate

Resting heart rate – slower is better As your heart gets more efficient and stronger – it can pump more blood with each stroke (and, potentially, require less energy to do that).  Eventually, what this leads to is slower resting heart rate.  Remember, the heart rate is a product of the demand for oxygenated blood and your heart’s ability to satisfy that demand.  As this ability improves, the heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. This is precisely where the benefit of exercise comes in.  Exercise not only strengthens the heart itself and makes it more efficient in accessing oxygen in the blood (by growing more mitochondria) – but it also triggers the growth of new mitochondria (as well as […]

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Nutritional Ketosis, Part II – Ketogenic Diet in Weight Control and Sports

ketogenic diet - bacon-eggs-avocado

Improved body composition and better endurance are only a few of the benefits of ketogenic diet – both have profoundly positive effects on health, longevity and quality of life. But why is ketogenic diet so effective for getting rid of body fat? Why is it more effective than, say, “low-fat” or “low-calorie” diets, popularized and promoted in the last several decades and still prevailing in the minds of most dieters? The second article in the series explains…

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Nutritional Ketosis, Part I – the State of being a Superman

Bacon, eggs, fat

Very few metabolic states are as misunderstood as nutritional ketosis – even by medical professionals. Yet, following a ketogenic diet may be one of the best changes you can make to improve a lot of things – body composition, energy levels, mental performance and even multiple health markers and overall longevity. So, what exactly is ketosis? Here is what you need to know…

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