• 7 Ways to Improve Your Health through the PGC1 Pathway

    Ya’ll have probably heard me talk about the benefits of ketosis before. You may have also heard me preach the benefits of fasting. The truth is, both of those things are key in my ever-improving health, but there is no one or two things I do to make myself feel optimal… it’s several things. My top seven things I do to get and keep myself feeling great all work through the same pathway, the PGC1 alpha pathway. If you want to know more about what that is and how I biohack mine, read on!   What is the PGC1 Protein Pathway?   PGC1 (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha) is…

  • What is Keto?

    I feel like I’m about to beat a dead horse, ya’ll   … and I really don’t want to. Like I really, really don’t want to. For you guys, I would do anything, though. So here goes with the quick and dirty of it! There are two main energy pathways within our bodies. We can utilize glucose metabolism where our bodies take carbohydrates from our diet and convert them to energy. With this method, you get 4 kcal (units of energy) for every 1 gram of carbohydrate. The other option is to use fat for energy (ketosis) through the process of beta-oxidation. With beta-oxidation you get 9 kcal/units of energy…

  • How to Check for Candida Overgrowth at Home!

    What is candida overgrowth? Candida is a type of fungus that is naturally present in everyone’s body. In a healthy individual it is in balance with other types of microbes (microscopic fungus and bacteria). When you think of microbes living inside your body you probably think of your gut and you may even think of the term microbes as being synonymous with something pathogenic. That’s actually not the case. Not only does your gut have a microbiome, but so does the rest of your digestive tract (including your mouth, throat, and all the way down to your bottom) your skin, and even your reproductive tract (which is why vaginal birth is so…

  • Science & Myth Are Not Mutually Exclusive {Neither are Intermittent Fasting & Intuitive Eating}

    In fact, most of the time they aren’t. I’ll go a step further to say that opposing forces not only can, but should exist in tandem with each other. I was riding my fat bike (electric bike with fat tires) today on the trails while listening to Screeching Weasel “The Science of Myth” when this occurred to me. I set out on this ride to get some “vigorous exercise” as Temple Grandin recommends. However, there were times when I needed the assistance of the peddle assist (PAS) and/or throttle in order to keep going and finish what I came to conquer. At first, I was bothered by my propensity to…

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