Mustafa Ahmed MD Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Insulin Release – Why Do People Care So Much? The search for the answer has reached almost mythical status, and is most commonly asked by those following a low carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. Lets briefly look at the theory behind the Atkins diet, which is […]
Can You Gain Muscle Fast Without Using Drugs?
If you haven’t already, make sure you also read my article on How to Gain Muscle Fast. The fact is that there are many sites and sources out there that claim to have the secret of how to gain muscle fast, but the truth is that more than not they are based on no evidence […]
Are Sports Drinks Better Than Water? – The Truth Exposed
There is no denying that sports drinks – like Gatorade and Powerade – are a huge industry. In fact, it is estimated that by 2016 the industry will be worth over $2 billion dollars in the USA alone! But are sports drinks better than water? Sports drinks are portrayed as nutritional aids that will help improve […]
Creatine : The Science Behind The Supplement
By Murtaza Ahmed MD Everyone in the sporting world has heard of creatine, and many have, or at least know someone who has used the supplement. It is the second most consumed sporting supplement after Protein (read Protein Supplements : The Truth Revealed) and its use is on the increase. Given how mainstream and popular […]
The Fish Oil Diaries – Part 2 – Supplements and a Western diet
By Julian Booker MD What is the Western diet pattern or Western diet? The western diet is a common dietary pattern found in a number of developed countries and is growing in popularity in developing countries. There are two common characteristics found in the Western diet: The food tastes awesome The food is generally really […]
Is Fish Oil Good For The Heart?
The fish oil diaries may be controversial and upset some people. Fish oil therapy has become a staple of many American’s fight against heart disease. Some take prescription fish oil, over the counter fish oil, cod liver oil, and McDonald’s Fillet-o-fish sandwich, anything to protect our hearts from having a heart attack. In reality is […]
Is Vitamin D Important for your Heart?
Even a casual glance at health magazines and medical journals reveals widespread interest in vitamin D. A common theme of these articles is that most people are not getting enough of “the sunshine vitamin.” Studies over the last 15 years have consistently demonstrated an epidemic of low vitamin D levels, highest among elderly adults but […]
Does Protein Make You Gain Muscle? You’ll Be Surprised
There is no denying that protein is an extremely important substance when it comes to exercise, but does supplementing in protein make you gain muscle . Skeletal muscles compile approximately 40% of the bodyweight of the average person, and hold about 60% of the bodies protein stores. Given these figures it is no wonder that […]