Probably the first thing people ask when they start out on a fat loss program is should they go “no-carb”. In recent years, various “health experts” have suggested that sugar is “toxic”, and even “an addictive ‘drug‘”. They further claim that foods high in sugar content wreak havoc on the body’s hunger-regulating mechanisms.  What’s interesting to note is that […]

When you scroll through your social media feed, odds are you will come across an article preaching “detox” diets or “cleanses.” No matter which label you prefer, you’ll have a hard time giving either an explicit definition. Moreover, people have no clue what cleanses are meant to do beyond eliminating “toxins” from the body. Sadly, […]

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng, is a plant with various medicinal and adaptogenic properties in humans. Adaptogens are chemicals that attenuate our response to stress, whether physical or psychological. In recent years, modern medical research has rapidly grown on the therapeutic effects of ashwagandha supplementation. Thus far, the evidence is quite […]

Every New Year brings with it an influx of gym-goers looking to improve their health and fitness. It’s actually a statistical fact that the majority of individuals who set a New Year’s resolution are looking to improve their body composition (specifically looking to lose fat). [1] Sadly, the majority of these resolvers never follow through. […]

Bodybuilding: Competition or Lifestyle? Bodybuilding and fitness, at their core, should not be viewed as just intermittent sports or competitions to build muscle and get as lean as possible. Rather, they’re a lifestyle to improve your body and health. Fitness should be a journey to enhance all aspects of your life, not take away from them. It’s unfortunate that […]