Archive for category: Diet & Nutrition
16
10
2018

Energy Density Explained: Part 2

How Does Energy Density Affect Your Diet? To get straight to the point, energy density becomes practically relevant as a function of its influence on the number of calories we consume, which itself is the strongest determinant of energy balance. Research indicates most of us tend to eat similar quan...

08
10
2018

Energy Density Explained – Part 1

Introduction Although it seems to be increasingly accepted that whole foods (such as lean meats, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) should predominate one’s diet, the reasons given for this are often vague and not obviously based on scientific evidence. For example, it’s often stated that whole f...

28
08
2018

The Truth About Melatonin Dosing

You might be taking 10x more melatonin than you need. Here’s the proof. When it comes to taking a melatonin supplement – or any supplement, for that matter – one of the most important questions one needs to ask is “How much should I take?” With melatonin, the answer is simple: 300-1000 m...

16
08
2018

The Value of Rigid Dieting

Dieting is like a pendulum. Unfortunately, when the pendulum swings away from one extreme, it doesn’t simply stop at an appropriate middle ground – it goes all the way to the opposite extreme. So goes popular dieting, with the flavor of flexible dieting now ubiquitous on social media represent...

09
07
2018

The Science of Sleep Supplements: Theanine

Introduction Sleep. We all know it’s important. We all know it’s extremely important. And we all know we neglect it. Thus, while I don’t believe for a second that supplements are the singular solution to sleep problems, I feel there’s some unexplored territory in the sleep supplement realm, and thus...