Nutrition

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Adrenal fatigue - The modern ignored epidemic

Having problems waking up in the morning and still feeling tired even after 8-10 hours of sleep? Craving salty foods like potato chips, toasted nuts, spiced fast-foods, and snacks? Feeling tired and lethargic all the time? Do day to day (simple) life activities seem like “Mission Impossible”? Having low sex drive? Have you become anxious, irritable, angry, and respond negatively to nearly everything? Do you rely on alcohol, caffeine, drugs, and smoking to calm down? Having problems with binge or emotional eating? Are you prone to illness, injury, or trauma and recover slowly? Feeling light-headed when standing up quickly? Have you become depressed, pessimistic, and have stopped enjoying life? Have digestive problems like bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, or cramps? Craving chocolate and relying on sugary drinks and sweet processed snacks to keep you going and then crash again? Losing muscle mass or/and gaining fat, especially around your waist? Feeling unfocused, unproductive, and have racing thoughts? Do you frequently forget what you were going to do? Do you notice an increased energy boost in the evening?

Every junk food has a healthy homemade substitute

I understand you completely. You love pizza, french fries, cookies, pastries, croissants, cakes, candies, potato chips, biscuits, Oreos, Twinkies, Snickers, Bounties, Mars, Twix, Popcorn, burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, fish sticks, crackers, chocolate, truffles, ice cream, mousse, and so on and so forth. I loved them too. They taste and smell so damn good, they make you feel so good… they are addicting! They are actually more addicting than drugs and while they are making you feel good in the foreground, they are killing you in the background. Fortunately, for every problem, there is always a solution. The question is: have you the power to accept the solution?

FYI: Weight doesn't matter

Are you body weight scale your enemy within? Do you look at it with fear and step on it every single day to check your weight? Today, I am going to take a big weight off your shoulders by telling you that your weight scale is worthless and you can throw it out the window.

What to eat? The war on fat, protein, and carbs

For a century we have been bombarded with diets and ideas focusing on these three macronutrients and putting the blame on one of them for our unhealthiness. Also, we - average people - have become confused, because every diet or advice saying: “people should eat low-fat and high-carb because of this and that” or “people should eat low-carb and high-protein because of this and that” has scientific research to back it up. So, who the fork is right and who is wrong?

You are your microbiota

All disease begins in the gut.

Hippocrates

We all the know this famous quote of our great father of medicine and for centuries we have been presuming he meant nutrition is the key to health. Well, it is, but the story behind this quote is more profound you might expect. What Hippocrates referred was not necessarily what we put in our gut, but what already exists there: bacteria.

The healthcare system is a lie

I watched the film “What the health” a few days ago and it blew my mind, both in a good and bad way. I heard about the film on a Shawn Stevenson’s podcast episode in which he also discussed it and debunked some controversies. The most amazing thing revealed in the movie, (spoil alert)

Ancel Keys: The silent killer

I am one of the big majority of people who have always correlated body fat with fat in food. I have also been fooled by all the medical recommendations and advertisements that cholesterol and saturated (animal) fat is unhealthy and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (LDL and triglycerides) and obesity. As our dear old Morpheus begins: “What if I told you…” we are all wrong?

The true reason you get sick in winter

When we were children, we were taught that during winter and cold periods we catch colds, flu, infections, and so on, because of decreased temperature. This knowledge remains and we continue to spread it within our relationships. Is this actually true?

The universal secret ingredient all healthy and delicious recipes need

Why does grandma’s recipes taste so damn good?

If you are one of the children who spent their entire summers together with their grandparents, then you know exactly what I am talking about.

What is food and why do we eat?

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates

We are all aware of the importance of nutrition in our life in order to maintain health. Actually, nutrition is one of the most important, more important than exercise, and nutrition is accomplished most of all through eating food. Thus, food should, by definition, provide nutrition to our body and eating should be the process of offering food to our body. But do these definitions apply to the so called “food” that we so called “eat” today?