The Best Diet for Athletes

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Rich Jacobs My Health Detective 800-484-2250 Rich Jacobs specializes in resolving fatigue, sleep, weight gain and gut issues for athletes and bodybuilders.

And the Best Diet Is… Drum roll please…   It depends.   I know, I know that’s a terrible answer and probably not the one you were looking for. But stick with me and I’ll show you why it actually “depends” on who you are, what’s currently going on with your body, and your performance goals that determines the best … Read More

20 Minutes of Daily Exercise Can Change Your Life

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It should come as no surprise that daily exercise can make a huge impact in our lives. But is it necessary to spend hours at the gym or on the trail to achieve optimal health? While being a gym rat will help you achieve results faster, it’s actually not a requirement. Plus, hours of gym time often don’t work into … Read More

How Much Should I Eat?

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How Much is Enough? One the first topics my clients ask me about when wanting to loose weight is, “how much should I eat?”  Should I eat 4oz, 8oz or 12oz of meat and how many vegetables?  What about fruit?  How much is enough?  The answers are relatively simple; however, they have been over analyzed and broken down so much that the American people … Read More

Is a Gluten Free Diet Bad for You?

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Is a Gluten Free Diet bad for You? With the release of another research study done to denounce gluten and the gluten free dieters I felt I needed to chime in about this topic. I’m actually humored by the types of propaganda being promoted such as: “Dangers of a gluten free diet” “Most People Shouldn’t Eat Gluten Free” “The data … Read More

What Increases Cholesterol Levels in the Blood?

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Controversies Over What Raises Cholesterol The answer to what raises your cholesterol should be a simple one, but even today there are conflicting opinions.  I would like to shed some light on the subject not with my opinion but with fact… ok some opinion.  Paleo and Keto diets are quite popular in Crossfit, health and fitness and even functional medicine. … Read More

Too Tired for Sex?

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is Talking about libido is especially difficult for us men.  I know because I was in your shoes.  I remember when my girlfriend at the time was feeling frisky and I had no desire.  Believe it or not, I was just too tired for sex!  Needless to say, this trend eventually ended our relationship. Our identities are forged as we … Read More

End Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Do you struggle with the winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD? For many of my patients, the change of season brings an unwelcome change to their moods. This form of depression occurs mostly in the shorter, darker days of fall and winter, but can also occur in summer. Most conventional practitioners prescribe antidepressants, which can have … Read More

Avoid Restaurant Traps

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One of the toughest parts about eating healthy is trying to avoid restaurant traps.  Eating out is necessary for people who travel often or have an active social life that requires meeting for meals.  And while eating at a restaurant can require careful planning, there are ways to do it without falling prey to the problems of restaurant eating. Portion … Read More

The Secret to Treating Depression

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Depression is a worldwide epidemic. In America, over 16 million adults struggle with this condition. Antidepressants are the third most common medication taken in our nation, with a laundry list of side-effects that many are unaware of. They also have an increased suicide risk! Thankfully, functional medicine has uncovered a better solution with absolutely no risk and no side-effects! What … Read More

The Secret to Weight Loss

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Have you tried every diet under the sun, only to be overcome by temptation? Do you live for “cheat days”, in which you can relinquish control? Is food a refuge from the stress of your everyday life? One of my favorite things about functional medicine is its practical approach to weight loss. We all know how to lose a few … Read More