Feb 22

Turning off Myostatin or How to remove the barrier for muscle growth

SheldorScientists have been studying a discovery they made while trying to find treatments for muscle wasting diseases that allow them to turn off Myostatin at the cellular level. Myostatin is a protein that limits the size an animal can become. Do you have any friends that are naturally twice your size growing up because they had Popeye forearms while you walked around with girly arms?! Well, they naturally produce less myostatin and this is one of the genetic factors that help some people become pro bodybuilders while the rest of us have a hard time looking like an athlete. While this is still in the animal testing stages it is likely that treatments of this type that affect myostatin levels will become plentiful over the next two decades and longer. Imagine taking one injection to turn off the growth limiter for the rest of your life!

Here’s the science link below:

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/11/4318.full

Jan 27

Does Carb Backloading Work?

KieferWhat is Carb Backloading?

Carb backloading is an eating plan that was designed by John Kiefer who is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s in Physics in three years then became a Ph.D. candidate in physics at the University of Florida in only a year. So yes he’s intelligent but he’s also a physicist! What does this mean to you? It means he did his homework and crunched the numbers. He’s also a pretty stout looking guy. Yeah, he’s pretty jacked! The Eating plan Continue reading

Jan 01

New Years Resolutions and other things we don’t follow through on!

New Years Resolutions are always the butt of any joke on things not followed through on by most people. While everyone has good intentions and desires to accomplish their goals the deep desire to attain them is always the part where all all of us fall short. We are usually unclear on what we really want and what we are willing to give up to attain the goals. To attain your goals you must always be willing to sacrifice what you currently are for what you want to be and that is never truer than Continue reading

Dec 03

How Can I Build Muscle Over 40

Growing MuscleOxidative stress was one of the first things I had to get under control to start regaining my health. I was also a hardgainer for much of my life. The last couple of years and slowing metabolism due to age made it easier to put on muscle. The oxidative stress on the other hand made it take longer to recover and eventually was a strong sign of the chronic stress and inflammation my body was experiencing. So I looked puffy for more reasons than eating too much pizza!!

Why is it harder to build muscle as we age?

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Sep 24

Why We Get Fat Extra!

This is Extra episode of The University of California’s series called ‘The Skinny On Obesity’

Want to know why you put on weight but are still hungry? Why can’t your sweet tooth ever be satisfied?

In this episode the viewer is presented with Diet and Lifestyle tips.

A ketogenic diet and a low carb diet which avoids starches and all sugars can help reboot the body’s system back to a balance.

Sep 20

Why We Get Fat 7 of 7

This is episode 7 of The University of California’s series called ‘The Skinny On Obesity’

Want to know why you put on weight but are still hungry? Why can’t your sweet tooth ever be satisfied?

In this episode Drugs, Cigarettes, Alcohol and Sugar and it’s effect on body fat is examined.

A ketogenic diet and a low carb diet which avoids starches and all sugars can help reboot the body’s system back to a balance.

 

 

Sep 15

Why We Get Fat 6 of 7

This is episode 6 of The University of California’s series called ‘The Skinny On Obesity’

Want to know why you put on weight but are still hungry? Why can’t your sweet tooth ever be satisfied?

In this episode Stress and it’s effect on body fat is examined.

A ketogenic diet and a low carb diet which avoids starches and all sugars can help reboot the body’s system back to a balance.

 

 

Sep 05

Why We Get Fat 5 of 7

This is episode 5 of The University of California’s series called ‘The Skinny On Obesity’

Want to know why you put on weight but are still hungry? Why can’t your sweet tooth ever be satisfied?

A ketogenic diet and a low carb diet which avoids starches and all sugars can help reboot the body’s system back to a balance.

 

 

Aug 30

Why We Get Fat 4 of 7

This is episode 4 of The University of California’s series called ‘The Skinny On Obesity’

Want to know why you put on weight but are still hungry? Why can’t your sweet tooth ever be satisfied?

Want to know why a trip to Walmart looks like a trip to the space ship from the movie Wall-E!

Learn how the body works and then you can control it instead of being controlled at a biochemical level.

 

 

Apr 25

Why We Get Fat 1 of 7

In the last couple of years there was a researcher by the name of Dr Robert Lustig who gave a 2 hour talk to a room of approximately 200 of his peers. The speech on Fructose was not meant or intended to be presented for the average layman. That did not stop it from becoming one of the most informative talks on dietary consumption of sugar and diet that the average layman could wrap their heads around. The title was “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”. I posted it on this website over a year ago and it had already gone viral with a couple million hits.

Dr Lustig and other researchers at the University of California have begun a new set of 7 informational videos called “The Skinny on Obesity”. I will be providing a link to the entire series here on FitnessLowDown because I believe this guy is one of the smartest minds on the topic of obesity currently. The misinformation out there is so rampant that the only way you can get through all the bullshit is to find the right sources of information that use science, not profit, to make their conclusions.

 

In the series he talks about the hormone Leptin. Leptin is produced by your fat cells and regulates your appetite. When you have enough fat stored your hunger level should drop and your desire to eat should be curtailed until your Leptin level decreases. For most people this no longer happens the way it is suppose to. People get overweight and continue eating and also continue to be hungry. This is the mechanism that drives our modern day epidemic of obesity. for those that are not obese it is good to learn this information because it helps to give you the tools and understanding you need to learn to control your bodyweight and lean out making others think you are a magician.

Dec 13

What is Broth? And why do we need it?

Why do dogs so varaciously sit for hours chewing on a bone? Is it because they are bored? Heck NO! It’s because that is one of the places you’ll find the most nutrition packed away in a solid container. Bones are packed with protein, calcium and a myriad of other minerals and nutrients that we may be missing from our diets. One of the biggest things that Paleo followers avoid is organ meat. Animals usually go for the liver first in a wild game kill because it is truly one of the worlds best super foods. So what is another way we can make sure we are maximizing our health and to add to that our money?

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Dec 01

Multiple Sclerosis fought with Diet


I have a friend that reversed his MS by following a Ketogenic diet and taking LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) for a year. The fact that our bodies do not get what it needs to protect itself takes it toll over decades and that is why so many strange diseases are increasingly being seen at a rate of 600% or more than 50 years ago.
 
Dr Terry Wahl’s was a doctor that came down with Multiple Sclerosis. After being wheelchair bound she decided to fight back with more than medication.
 
Watch her informational and inspirational TED Talk.

Nov 28

Free Info on Sarcoidosis

The Cleveland Clinic’s Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence is giving away a free information kit and DVD with information about Sarcoidosis.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis please sign up to get this free information.

It’s also a good idea to check the box for additional information as sources of good Sarcoidosis information are not abundant. The disease was discovered over a hundred years ago but there is still little know about it. At least it often gets mentioned on episodes of House!!! Anything to make people aware of it is good!

Here is the LINK

Nov 18

Testing of Ketogenic Diet for use with Cancer Treatment

It’s about freaking time!!! I love to see this because it shows that someone is out there thinking outside the box and not just doing what they were taught in a medical school class. I think most doctors do great work for their patients but the moment you question one or he feels as though its a debate over who knows more Continue reading

Nov 06

I was told I have congestive heart failure and lung cancer!

Before I performed my 2 1/2 month long Ketogenic experiment my energy level has never been the same and I have not felt as good as I did then. My energy level had continued to get lower and lower while I seemed less and less able to deal with stress of any kind. It was extremely aggravating to continue trying to eat a low carb paleo diet while at the same time continuing to feel worse and worse. I even told my wife months ago that something was off with me but I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong. I just seemed to be falling apart Continue reading

Sep 13

How To Control Your Hunger – Part 1

During the first week that I had reached my limit on all the different diet propaganda and I been spoon fed for the last 20 years, I began to study biochemistry in an attempt to finally get to the truth. One of the first things I learned was how diet was controlled by insulin and leptin. There are other factors that cause our hunger levels to go through the roof that are found in our bodies and in our food.

The first appetite stimulant we’ll talk about is one that is found in our food supply, namely Continue reading