by Dr. David Minkoff June 24, 2021 5 min read
We’re seeing fat loss with muscle gain, faster muscle gain while continuing to lose fat, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure increased energy, lowered inflammation, bettered mood, significantly decreased cravings, and much more.
by Dr. David Minkoff June 23, 2021 5 min read
Some people say calorie counting is the only thing that works to gain muscle and lose fat. And then some just say calories have nothing to do with it at all. But what is it? Does calorie counting work or not?
by Dr. David Minkoff April 21, 2021 4 min read
When it comes to cholesterol, virtually everyone is aware that too much LDL cholesterol is an indicator of heart disease and that optimizing LDL/HDL levels is critical for heart health.
People avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, exercise, lose weight, and try countless other methods to lower their LDL – which are all met with varying levels of success. But, despite all this, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the USA.
Today we’re going to discuss a simple, science-backed alternative solution to lowering LDL levels – and it’s all about protein.
by Dr. David Minkoff April 08, 2021 6 min read
Growth Hormone (GH or HGH) is one of the most important hormones in regard to muscle gain and fat loss for men and women:
It increases muscle mass, increases protein synthesis, strengthens bone, internally makes your metabolism “younger,” and is, to a large degree, “anti-aging” in its effects. And it does this in large part by stimulating the uptake of amino acids in the cells.
In fact, GH is so closely tied to amino acids, that not only does GH stimulate the uptake of aminos, but taking aminos stimulates the release of GH to get the cells to take in the aminos.
by Dr. David Minkoff March 11, 2021 4 min read
Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades, and many people are curious whether it is right for them.
Those who believe they have a “slow” metabolism are especially concerned that any form of fasting might further slow the metabolism, leaving them feeling groggy or less energetic, not to mention hungry.
Surprisingly, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Intermittent fasting can improve your metabolism while helping you lose weight, along with a slew of other health benefits.
by Dr. David Minkoff January 14, 2021 4 min read
If there is anything society has come to realize over the last century, it is that women are just as powerful, smart, ambitious, and capable as men. And while society as a whole is still catching up as far as true equality, the facts are evident when you look at some of the most incredible and influential people today.
When it comes to fitness, however, men and women are not the same. The natural, physiological differences necessitate unique approaches to achieve optimal results. While the fundamental science behind attaining a shredded, lean physique is basically the same for both sexes, the exact steps and application require careful consideration.
by CJ Hitz December 18, 2020 4 min read
One thing I've learned is that injuries can be great teachers. There are so many lessons to be learned from the injuries we experience. They force us to slow down and evaluate our bodies on a deeper level. Like many, I'm guilty of sometimes taking my healthy days for granted. When we pick up an injury, we're suddenly motivated to learn everything we can about that specific injury. We're also dedicated to the necessary rehab it will take to overcome the injury and strengthen our weak areas.
As with many injuries, I've learned there are no "quick fixes" for my stubborn Achilles. Over the years, I've also learned there are no "get fit quickly" schemes.
by Dr. David Minkoff December 18, 2020 4 min read
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of fasting and eating. It is not a diet per se, as an intermittent fasting program does not dictate which foods to eat.
While the concept of intermittent fasting might sound strange at first, the logic becomes clear when you think back to the evolutionary track of the human body. In the not-too-distant past, three meals per day was not the norm. People would eat when they had food, and hunters could go days without food while maintaining total mental acuity and physical stamina. And while we don't want to revert to these extremes, both science and logic indicate that the human body is not built to eat every few hours.
by CJ Hitz December 03, 2020 3 min read
by Dr. David Minkoff November 19, 2020 5 min read
by Dr. David Minkoff November 19, 2020 6 min read
Weight-loss diets are a big industry – especially when you consider that two out of three Americans are either overweight or clinically obese.
No, seriously, two out of every three Americans.
But with hundreds of popular diets, special diet foods, and health companies out there, why does the obesity problem continue to worsen?
Today we are going to provide you with some simple basics that can help you (and anyone) discover your optimal diet and help you on the road to improved wellness.
by Dr. David Minkoff November 05, 2020 5 min read
Since the advent of cellphones, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radiation from consumer electronics, especially those with wireless connections, are harmful to human health.
This debate has raged for decades and has gotten more intense with the release of 5G technology. Belgium, for example, banned the use of 5G in the country until further research was completed and proved the system safe. A top Belgian politician who spearheaded the litigation to block 5G stated:
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt” - Celine Fremault