Nutrigenomics: what can your DNA really tell you about your nutrition and training needs?

The Current State of Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition As a scientist my job is to be objective, and pull no punches. It also requires a great deal of self-punches. To quote the great Richard Feynman, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool”. Let me[…]

Unlocking the Female Cycle

By: Brad Dieter, PhD Read Time: The best 8 minutes you will spend this week tl;dr: It appears that decreasing the amount of carbohdyrates and increasing the protein and fat as the female cycle progress can optimize weight loss when dieting. This strategy appears much more effective than normal dieting. Introduction Women are incredibly special creatures.[…]

Caloric Restriction and Your Muscles

Caloric Restriction and Your Muscles The idea of calorie restriction for health benefits has been around for decades. In a previous post we talked about caloric restriction and longevity… summarizing that it may be beneficial for increasing life span, but we aren’t 100% sure on how effective it is. There is also some evidence that[…]

Does Fat Contribute to High Intensity Exercise?

Does Fat Contribute to High Intensity Exercise? By Brad Dieter, PhD and Dylan Dahlquist MS(c) A seminal study performed in the 1990’s showed that as we increase exercise intensity blood glucose and muscle glycogen (aka carbs) are primary fuels used during higher intensity exercise and fat utilization begins to decline (1). What is interesting though[…]