Scientists 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!
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 →
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.
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 →
I always wondered why some people could handle dairy and others couldn’t. I even remember a friend explaining to me that as he got older there were certain foods that he could no longer tolerate in his diet. I never really looked into the problem or thought much about it except to chalk it up to a weaker digestive system that no longer functioned as efficiently as it use to. The part of the equation that I didn’t know about was Continue reading →
I always find it funny that we have the most advanced medical system ever known to man but it seems that we have become too smart for our own good. Ketogenic diets are used in other countries around the world to treat almost all cancers. They even test for the presence of many cancers with the use of a sugar solution and a PET scan. The problem here is that Continue reading →