Mitochondrial Biogenesis: How to Increase it

Before we address how to increase mitochondrial biogenesis lets answer the question: what are mitochondria?  You may remember from high school biology that mitochondria are considered the “powerhouse” of the cell.  The reason they are called this is because it is the organelle that is responsible for energy production.  Cellular respiration occurs in just one …

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Lectins: A Protein that Could be Undermining your Health

What are Lectins? Lectins are large proteins produced by plants. Plants have evolved over millennia to create these proteins as a defense mechanism to defend themselves against the animals that prey upon them.  You see, unlike animals, plants can’t run away from, bite, or scratch predators.  Instead, they use toxic chemicals as a defense mechanism. …

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Habit Formation: How to Create Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

No workout or diet will help you if you are not disciplined enough to implement the protocol.  You have to be consistent and consistency requires discipline.  Discipline is hard.  It’s not easy to do something completely new.  You already have eating and workout habits.  But, these habits aren’t helping you.  If they were you wouldn’t …

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Irisin and its 9 benefits on Health and Body composition

Until now, you may have never heard of the hormone called Irisin.  I only learned about it a few months ago and it has some truly interesting benefits on metabolism and body composition.   General facts: Irisin is a hormone derived from a cell membrane protein called FNDC5. During muscle contraction FNDC5 gets cleaved.  The cleaved …

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