No One Is Really Estrogen Dominant…Ever.

No One Is Really Estrogen Dominant…Ever.

Men have on average 300 times more testosterone than estrogen floating around in serum, even diagnosable hypogonadal men will still likely have over 100 times more testosterone than estradiol, and cycling females at the end of their follicular phase where estrogen is...

PMS – An Evolutionary Advantage?

PMS – An Evolutionary Advantage?

The etiology (cause) of PMS or premenstrual dysphoric disorder is still unknown and I about lose my marbles when I hear people stating that PMS is 100%, for sure, due to the fall of progesterone. No! One thing we do know is that is not simply a progesterone issue...

Your Flag Is Your Effort

Your Flag Is Your Effort

Your flag is your effort over time. Your flag is your mostly silent journey that nobody really cares about but you…and that’s 100% ok.

Play The Game

Play The Game

In our industry right now there is this pendulum swing back from CrossFit that all metabolic training is horrible, criminal even, especially within the general population.

Tears.

Tears.

So Grandma, thank you for raising my father, for feeding him, for loving him, and providing him with more questions than answers, and oh so many struggles that made him who he is today. And thank you for the lesson that life is short and that I must always appreciate others…you too.

Low End Carb Recommendations – Too High or Doesn’t Matter?

Low End Carb Recommendations – Too High or Doesn’t Matter?

Carbohydrate is the critical substrate for bouts of endurance exercise, especially at higher intensities 1-5. It has been well established that higher carbohydrate intakes are advantageous for these sports, although some data has been collected, most of the...

Keto and Glycogen – More Questions than Answers.

Keto and Glycogen – More Questions than Answers.

I was just sent the 2016 paper by Volek et al. investigating self-claimed long-term Keto-Adapted ultra-endurance athletes vs. endurance athletes who eat mow down carbohydrates. The study is super interesting and I am sure all the researchers would agree that there are...

Caloric Restriction, Carbohydrates, and Hormones.

Caloric Restriction, Carbohydrates, and Hormones.

Anyone who has the view that sugar is the devil and insulin is it's minion, don't read this as you probably have already made up your mind and think I am in bed with the soda industry down here in the Jungle. Caring and well meaning Nutritionists or Functional Med...

H2O2 and Why Your Stupid Diet is Stupid.

H2O2 and Why Your Stupid Diet is Stupid.

High fat and ketogenic diets are all the craze now, but it is important to remember that High Fat and High Carbohydrate diets in a hypercaloric situation are both going to induce metabolic inflexibility and… “It is likely that the pyruvate dehydrogenase flux is key to...