Enough with the “Addiction” Fetish in Health and Nutrition!

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(Hear Ari speak in the upcoming Fit Solution Summit: Register HERE) According to the latest research published in the journal Cell, those of us who want to be healthy have a new reason to hate the sun (you know, besides the fact that the sun’s rays are deadly cancer causing poisons): Sunlight is addicting and stimulates the pleasure center of your brain–the same part of your brain that...

Athletes Must Eat Carbs!

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I’ve written about it in the past in plain, black and white terms in this article. Activity at a high heart rate requires a lot of carbohydrates for optimal performance. The longer the duration of that activity, the more carbohydrates you need to maintain peak performance. In fact, some research even shows that time to exhaustion doing various activities is perfectly proportional to the...

Thyroid, Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome: The Surprising Power of Context

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1. Preface It’s about five years since I started actively reading health literature. During these years, I’ve read dozens of health books, thousands of scientific articles and I’ve followed more than 200 different health blogs to gather as many good ideas as possible. There have been many interesting approaches to optimal health, but it has always been difficult to understand which opinion is...

Why Am I Sleepy After I Eat?

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By Matt Stone There are three quick answers to this common question… Because you’re stressed. Because you didn’t sleep enough. Because you ate enough. Everyone in the health industry thinks that eating a meal should make you perk up and want to instantly break out into the Humpty Dance or other similar variant.  Maybe throw in a high-intensity interval while you’re at...
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