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

4 Tips To Optimize Crossfit Performance

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As you get started with your Crossfit workout sessions, it’s important that you’re taking the time to look at what you can do to optimize your performance. Crossfit is a sport that requires a great deal of versatility in terms of your overall fitness skills, so do expect to get challenged on multiple levels. Knowing a few tips going into … Read More

Use Leucine to Boost Recovery

Rich JacobsArticles, Supplements, Tips

Want the best way to recover post-workout?  Midway through and post-workout, use both leucine and carbohydrates with branched-chain amino acids. During exercise, the body both breaks down and releases leucine. It also goes into a negative balance of protein synthesis to protein breakdown. If you want to see results faster, supplementation is one of the best ways to help support … Read More

Lose Fat by Sleeping More

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Sleep More to Lose Fat! A lack of sleep can make it harder to lose fat. A 2012 study found that those who had the longest sleep duration (at least 7 hours) had the biggest reduction in fat mass. The quality of your sleep is just as important in aiding fat loss via hormonal balance. Some helpful tips for getting … Read More