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Sugar addiction

Sugar addiction

What is sugar addiction? What is the science behind a sugar addiction? When we consume sugars it increases our hunger hormone signaling in the brain, ghrelin. This impacts the normal transport of leptin, which is our satiety hormone, reducing the amount of leptin that...
NEAT Calories

NEAT Calories

What if we told you could burn calories without any extra time in the gym? Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Let me explain! Our bodies burn fuel or calories in three basic ways…this is pretty NEAT. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) The first way we burn...
Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and Probiotics

We all have a unique microbiome, filled with 100 trillion microorganisms. These microorganisms consist of microbes known as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. Although the term “bacteria” may sound bad, our gut flora is filled with both good and bad bacteria. ...
Electrolytes

Electrolytes

What is an electrolyte? Electrolytes are essential minerals for functions within our bodies, especially during and after exercise. The electrolytes are chloride, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. During exercise, a lot of these minerals are lost through sweat and...