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The perfect diet hoax. The things that can make you healthy can also make you ill. Every nutrient has declining benefits the more you take of it the lower the benefit until it becomes toxic. Essentially nothing is healthy or unhealthy by default it all depends on the dosages and context. Did you for example know that more people die yearly from water toxicity than from shark attacks? Even the two most important things for life: water and oxygen have toxicity levels. Yet you need them daily…

The perfect diet hoax. The things that can make you healthy can also make you ill. Every nutrient has declining benefits the more you take of it the lower the benefit until it becomes toxic. Essentially nothing is healthy or unhealthy by default it all depends on the dosages and context. Did you for example know that more people die yearly from water toxicity than from shark attacks? Even the two most important things for life: water and oxygen have toxicity levels. Yet you need them daily…

Sleep. You will spend about 30% of your life sleeping. The low hanging fruit when it comes to reducing your chances of injury. Yes your chances of getting injured increase with less sleep. More studies show that reduced sleep is strongly associated with being overweight depressed decreases in cognitive ability and general underperformance. Generally we tend to focus all our attention on what we do when we are awake that we forget that sleep in itself is 'one of the key' things that allows us…

Sleep. You will spend about 30% of your life sleeping. The low hanging fruit when it comes to reducing your chances of injury. Yes your chances of getting injured increase with less sleep. More studies show that reduced sleep is strongly associated with being overweight depressed decreases in cognitive ability and general underperformance. Generally we tend to focus all our attention on what we do when we are awake that we forget that sleep in itself is 'one of the key' things that allows us…

Via negativa. The concept of adding by removing. This is figure illustrates the effect of missing training amongst elite level athletes due to injury or disease. At 20% there is a clear cutoff point. Being successful in this case isn't a matter of adding more training but of reducing the occurrences of injuries and disease. Staying below the 20%-point implied a 7 fold increase in rate of success. That's why preventing illness and disease should be at the forefront in your life and health if…

Via negativa. The concept of adding by removing. This is figure illustrates the effect of missing training amongst elite level athletes due to injury or disease. At 20% there is a clear cutoff point. Being successful in this case isn't a matter of adding more training but of reducing the occurrences of injuries and disease. Staying below the 20%-point implied a 7 fold increase in rate of success. That's why preventing illness and disease should be at the forefront in your life and health if…

Flavanoids. The reason why fruits and vegetables have vivid colors. And the essential compounds which are used by the liver to detoxify the body. Over the past 20 years more than 30.000 'new' chemical household substances have been introduced research with regard to the long term health effects of these potentially toxic 'bad guys' doesn't exist. It's nearly impossible to reduce your exposure to those substances but it is possible to increase your ability to deal with them. While there are…

Flavanoids. The reason why fruits and vegetables have vivid colors. And the essential compounds which are used by the liver to detoxify the body. Over the past 20 years more than 30.000 'new' chemical household substances have been introduced research with regard to the long term health effects of these potentially toxic 'bad guys' doesn't exist. It's nearly impossible to reduce your exposure to those substances but it is possible to increase your ability to deal with them. While there are…

Evolutionary mismatch. I was pretty shocked by my vitamin d test results. Not only are we in mid summer where I live I've been spending a significant amount of time in the sun and taking about 5000IU of Vitamin D daily. Yet my Vitamin D levels are close to insufficient. A big reason why so many people are vitamin d deficient is because they have genes that never were designed to thrive in the environment they live in. In evolutionary biology this is called an 'evolutionary mismatch'. Many of…

Evolutionary mismatch. I was pretty shocked by my vitamin d test results. Not only are we in mid summer where I live I've been spending a significant amount of time in the sun and taking about 5000IU of Vitamin D daily. Yet my Vitamin D levels are close to insufficient. A big reason why so many people are vitamin d deficient is because they have genes that never were designed to thrive in the environment they live in. In evolutionary biology this is called an 'evolutionary mismatch'. Many of…

Touch. Observational studies consistenly show that when new born babies are touched very little or not at all -despite having all the other basic needs (food water warmth etc.)- they show an increased mortality rate ranging from 30% up to a shocking 100% in a few cases. Without enough tactile stimulation the human organism simply stops. As if it lacks a reason to continue. What does this say about good health as a human being? It implies that touch is an essential human need no less…

Touch. Observational studies consistenly show that when new born babies are touched very little or not at all -despite having all the other basic needs (food water warmth etc.)- they show an increased mortality rate ranging from 30% up to a shocking 100% in a few cases. Without enough tactile stimulation the human organism simply stops. As if it lacks a reason to continue. What does this say about good health as a human being? It implies that touch is an essential human need no less…

Squaring your life curve. Why spend your time and money on your health when you are still young? About 50% of US adults have one or more chronic disease. The funny thing is that they've spent the healthy part of their life on the accumulation of money at the expense of their health. The remaining part of their life they are forced to spend that same money on restoring their health. But by that point the damage is done. Not only that but the 4th leading cause of death in the US are…

Squaring your life curve. Why spend your time and money on your health when you are still young? About 50% of US adults have one or more chronic disease. The funny thing is that they've spent the healthy part of their life on the accumulation of money at the expense of their health. The remaining part of their life they are forced to spend that same money on restoring their health. But by that point the damage is done. Not only that but the 4th leading cause of death in the US are…

Intermittent fasting. Anti-aging increased fat oxidation improved insulin sensitivity improved cellular cleansing improved synaptic and electrical activity in the brain and the list goes on and on. What do you need to do to tap into this natural powerhouse? Skip breakfast every now and then and maintain an 8 hour eating window throughout the day. Your body will thank you and it's FREE ;). I can highly recommend the book by Dr Fung. #drfung #fasting #calisthenics #weightloss

Intermittent fasting. Anti-aging increased fat oxidation improved insulin sensitivity improved cellular cleansing improved synaptic and electrical activity in the brain and the list goes on and on. What do you need to do to tap into this natural powerhouse? Skip breakfast every now and then and maintain an 8 hour eating window throughout the day. Your body will thank you and it's FREE ;). I can highly recommend the book by Dr Fung. #drfung #fasting #calisthenics #weightloss

A simple 'life hack' to feel better and get more out of your training and life. Vitamin D. A hormone that regulates serotonin synthesis. Or in other words: 'It affects a sense of happiness'. Estimates are that more than 50% of the population in Western countries is deficient in this essential hormone. How can you get more of it? Spend more time outside in the sun (30 minutes a day). You live in a body that needs sunlight whether you like it or not. Why? Because your body creates vitamin D by…

A simple 'life hack' to feel better and get more out of your training and life. Vitamin D. A hormone that regulates serotonin synthesis. Or in other words: 'It affects a sense of happiness'. Estimates are that more than 50% of the population in Western countries is deficient in this essential hormone. How can you get more of it? Spend more time outside in the sun (30 minutes a day). You live in a body that needs sunlight whether you like it or not. Why? Because your body creates vitamin D by…

They call it 'liquid gold' and for a good reason. Turmeric tea made with coconut milk. Throw a good amount of turmeric in a mixer with some coconut milk and possibly water mix it and you're done. I've added black pepper which has shown to increase the bioavailability of the curcumin (anti-inflammatory compound) possibly up to 2000%. Cinnamon to increase the circulation of those active compounds and some raw honey of the best quality. If you are suffering from inflammation or have an active…

They call it 'liquid gold' and for a good reason. Turmeric tea made with coconut milk. Throw a good amount of turmeric in a mixer with some coconut milk and possibly water mix it and you're done. I've added black pepper which has shown to increase the bioavailability of the curcumin (anti-inflammatory compound) possibly up to 2000%. Cinnamon to increase the circulation of those active compounds and some raw honey of the best quality. If you are suffering from inflammation or have an active…