Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: All About Cholesterol

Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: All About Cholesterol

In part 1 of this series I provided some background information required for the remainder of this series and in part 2 we determined that saturated fat is not associated with negatively elevated blood cholesterol or an increased risk of heart disease; thus, the Diet Heart Hypothesis does not hold true.  Today, in part 3, I
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December 2, 2014 Golf Workout: Conditioning & Hypertrophy

December 2, 2014 Golf Workout: Conditioning & Hypertrophy

Today’s Workout Biginner/Intermediate/Advanced Workout 1.) Conditioning: Sprint Intervals 5, 100 meter sprints separated by 2-5 minute rests. OR 5, 30 sec treadmill sprints.  Go as fast as possible for 30 seconds.  If the highest speed is too easy for you then increase the incline until 30 secs feels like a sprint.  Rest 2-5 minutes between sprints 2.)
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Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Saturated Fat

Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Saturated Fat

In part one of this series I provided a bit of history on the Lipid and Diet Heart hypotheses as well as some basic background information on saturated fat and cholesterol to allow for a better understanding of the remainder of the series.  Part 2 will focus on Diet Heart Hypothesis; specifically, we will look
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Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Introduction

Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Introduction

Welcome to part 1 of my series on the relationship between dietary saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, blood (serum) cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease.  This series of posts is an adapted version of a research paper I recently wrote for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program.  The purpose of this paper is
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Alcohol and Leaky Gut Part 2

Alcohol and Leaky Gut Part 2

Well, it’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere when the days get really short and the temperature drops fast.  This means golf, and other outdoor activities, are much less of a possibility than during the summer.  Luckily I live in the pacific Northwest where golf courses are open all year, but it’s not
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November 5, 2014 Golf Workout – Strength and Conditioning

November 5, 2014 Golf Workout – Strength and Conditioning

Beginner Workout 1.) 3 set of 5 reps Back squat **please make sure that the appropriate weight is chosen for you to keep your form tight! Err on the side of lighter.  FOCUS ON FORM!** 2.) 3 sets of 5 reps superset: Bench press & Bent over row (one arm dumbbell) **please make sure that the appropriate
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Preventing Neurodegeneration with Diet Part 3 – Probiotics & Our Gut

Preventing Neurodegeneration with Diet Part 3 – Probiotics & Our Gut

Welcome back to my series on neurodegeneration.  So far in this series I have discussed a number of topics including: general concepts about neurodegeneration and genetics in my introductory post, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration, Type 2 Diabetes Related Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and considerations for dietary prevention of neurodegeneration related to gluten, sugar, fat, and protein consumption.
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October 29, 2014 Golf Workout – Conditioning and Hypertrophy

October 29, 2014 Golf Workout – Conditioning and Hypertrophy

It’s been a while since I have posted a workout but that doesn’t mean I have stopped training, and you shouldn’t either.  I have been unfortunately busy with school, golf, and life this past summer.  However, no excuses and I am back. It is now my off-season and I will still be ensuring I keep
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Achieving a Flow State in Golf

Achieving a Flow State in Golf

I’M IN THE ZONE!  Ever had that feeling before? I am certain that you have, and it’s called flow.  It happened to me this summer in the first nine holes of a round where I shot my best ever 9 hole score of 1 under par.  But I lost the feeling on the back nine
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Music for Our Health

Music for Our Health

Music, Music, Music Honestly, who doesn’t like music? Nobody! Music is an absolutely universal art used and enjoyed by societies across the world from prehistoric times to this very day.  The uses of music are numerous, including:  A means for expression, communication, creativity, storytelling, teaching, learning, mood regulation, environment creating, social interaction, a community experience,
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