The Thyroid Gland: Metabolic Power Throttle

"Although extremely common, low thyroid is largely an unsuspected illness. Even when suspected, it is frequently undiagnosed. When it is diagnosed, it often goes untreated. When it is treated, it is seldom treated optimally". ~ Richard Shames, M.D. (2001) THYROID POWER: 10 Steps to Total Health

The Science of Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is an art and a science. The art relates to how gracefully and consistently we apply the science. The science is a derivative of scientific investigation. This includes investigation, clinical research and numerous studies performed by researchers and scientists at universities and research centers around the world.

The Science of Emoducation

Learning new information is generally less difficult than applying new information. In the world of sports nutrition, health & fitness, the greatest struggle for men and women by far is the application of the knowledge, not its acquisition. The true power and multiple benefits of optimum health absolutely lie in the doing! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

The True Measure of a Man

What makes a healthy man, or, to rephrase the question, what makes a man healthy? Must he be sensitive, muscular and a good provider? How significant is his IQ or his biological age? Does a man’s health depend on his level of fitness, the size of his wallet or his cholesterol ratio? What of his understanding of people and the world, and his ability to achieve his goals?

The Rules of the Game (Part 3)

Although we have thoroughly convinced ourselves otherwise, many of the signs and morbid symptoms associated with senescence, such as obesity, type II diabetes, insulin resistance, elevated blood fats and high blood pressure, are not a function of chronological age.

The Rules of the Game (Part 2)

Exercise, however necessary and magnificent, doesn't nourish the body directly. It facilitates nourishment and greatly improves digestion, absorption and elimination, but moving the body doesn't supply the essential micronutrients that catalyze the release of energy from ATP.

Exercise in and of itself doesn't provide the body with the building blocks of structure and repair or sustain it with the elements needed to withstand the stress of training. I know this sounds obvious, but you should see how some of the greatest athletes eat! It's as if they've never heard of the concept.

The New Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition is both an art and a science. The art consists of nourishing an active body with high quality food and dietary supplements in a skillful, safe and consistent manner. This pertains not only to what we eat, but also when.

If for example, your goal is to build lean mass or lose inches from your waistline, then missing meals or forgetting to take your vitamins is just as 'bad' as eating the wrong food at the right time.

The Necessity of Education

As of this writing Tracy & I are in Portland Oregon engaged full on in our CHI Highway To Health American Sports Nutrition Tour (2008). We are training everyday in a different gym and visiting countless numbers of health food stores throughout the United States. For us it's a dream come true! The RV lifestyle is a breeze and ideal for healthy, fit individuals who seek spontaneity and have a thirst for life.

The Myth of Muscle Memory

When accepted as truth by large numbers of people without investigation, a false myth can cause profound cultural change. Consider the vast numbers of people who have been seduced into drinking milk as a staple thinking one thing when the opposite is actually true. The dairy industry is well aware of the damage to health caused by consuming processed cow's milk derived from animals that are neither well or fed correctly.

The Luck of the Draw

Ever wonder how much of your life and health is controlled by genetic factors supposedly outside of your control? What do you think, is it 25, 50, maybe 75, even 100 percent? I’m sure you've been told that you’re not to blame for your condition, that you’re just a victim of circumstance, bad luck or faulty genes.

But still, I’m amazed by the number of people who automatically relegate the fate of those who die prematurely or who develop disease “out-of-the-blue” exclusively to genetics.


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