Adrenal fatigue and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Many people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have adrenal fatigue. My goal is not only to explain how this plays out, but also to give you some tips that will help you restore the health of your adrenal glands. In addition to being a licensed healthcare professional who has helped patients with adrenal fatigue, I was personally diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid […]

Leptin not working?

Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells that was first discovered in 1994 by Jeffery Friedman. It is the original “hunger hormone”. Like all hormones, leptin is a chemical messenger. When it comes to leptin, the message that leptin sends is “I’m full.” Leptin is produced by fat cells, travels through the bloodstream, and then works on the brain’s […]

MMA specific strength training: movements and muscles

Unfortunately, most mixed martial artists follow a strength training program designed for bodybuilders. If your schedule consists of days for the chest, legs and arms, or any other division of body parts, it is also included in this category. So if you’re following a bodybuilding routine, let me ask you this: is your goal to walk around the ring, flex […]

The best home exercises for busy moms

Juggling work, kids, family, and even friends can be difficult. So much is happening in modern lifestyles that it’s so hard to even find an extra five minutes to relax or even do workouts. If you are already feeling overwhelmed by endless hustle and bustle, why not take a few moments to relax, take a deep breath, and learn some […]

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

If you don’t exercise regularly, the answer to how much protein you need is pretty simple – the government-recommended levels are more than adequate – around 0.3-0.4 grams per pound of body weight. However, if you’re lifting weights, running, cycling (or participating in any kind of physical activity, for that matter) you should probably increase your intake a bit. While […]

The rule book for increasing volume

Getting fat can be a slow and challenging process, and in my opinion, it is even more difficult to do than losing weight. Getting a cat (aka weight gain) through a bulking phase means eating a LOT of food, all the time. I’ve compiled a list of tips to help you bulk up effectively and gain as much muscle as […]

Vermilion Cliffs Sand Hills Loop, Bad As Wanna Be

The land on this “hike” is under the jurisdiction of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Please do not spoil or collect here. I see “Tom” was in the Eastern Sand Hills crevasse on New Years Day 1932. He left his mark. Then it was not a National Park. DO NOT LEAVE TRACE. At first I left “hike” in parentheses. Michael […]

Non-invasive methods for treating low back pain

Low back pain is a painful condition that almost everyone, regardless of health level, will experience at least once in their life. You may have already had one when you felt an instant pain shoot up from your lower back when you made an awkward turn to lift your baby from her crib, or the pain may have gradually developed […]