What’s Best for Fat Loss: Intervals, Steady-state Cardio, or Weights?

There are scores of articles in fitness magazines and on the Internet covering the subject of fat loss. Specifically, people want to know what the most efficient method of exercise is to eliminate fat. For years, fitness professionals trumpeted the benefits of performing aerobic exercise in the “Fat Loss Zone,” usually 60-70% of an individual’s […]

Corporate Executives VS Elite Athletes

Chances are that if you were to place a high-powered corporate executive and a high-performance elite athlete in a room together, you would find that they probably have a few things in common. In each case, certain personality and character traits have allowed them to ascend to accomplished positions in their respective fields. Without a […]

Dairy: Should You Consume It?

Milk and dairy products are a staple of the typical Western diet. From childhood through adulthood, we are told that milk is nutritious (ex. high potassium content) and helps to keep our bones strong (ex. high calcium content). However, in many Asian countries, milk and dairy does not form a major part of the typical […]

Calories from Quantity to Quality – Who’s Counting?

The modern system for measuring the caloric value of foods was pioneered by Wilbur Olin Atwater, a professor of chemistry at Wesleyan University from 1873 to 1904. Along with colleagues he constructed the Atwater-Rosa calorimeter and through a series of experiments conducted mostly on students, laid the foundation for the modern system used to assign […]

Strontium: Supporting Strong & Healthy Bones

Most people’s only reference for the element strontium is strontium-90, a highly dangerous, radioactive product of nuclear fallout.  However, directly below calcium on the periodic table of elements, lies element number 38, a stable, non-radioactive, version of strontium, which is non-toxic even in high doses and happens to be one of the most effective substances […]

Ginkgo Biloba: A Prehistoric Healer

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest plants in existence, as it is believed to have been unchanged for the past 270 million years.  This living fossil, which has no close living relatives, is a resilient plant, having survived several mass extinctions and was apparently the only living tree found near the epicenter of the […]