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Testosterone and Diet in Men

In a previous post, we discussed the overall negative consequences of decreasing testosterone levels in ageing men. At the end of the article, we concluded that since there may be negative side effects associated with

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of Protein for Muscle Maintenance

The estimated average requirement (EAR) of protein is 0.66 g/kg/day. This means that a 60 kg woman, for instance, would need to consume roughly 40 g of protein per day to meet her EAR. With

Reiki

Reiki is a form of biofield therapy; a distant, non-contact therapy that utilizes fields of energy emitted by biological systems. It is believed that the Reiki practitioner guides energy to the recipient to assist in

Magic Mushrooms and Psilocybin

Psilocybin is the primary hallucinogenic ingredient in Magic Mushrooms. It activates the serotonin neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. Although illegal in Canada, since it induces dramatic shifts in conscious experience, Psilocybin may in fact possess

Meditation

There appears to be more and more non-religious youth taking interest in yoga and meditation. I'd certainly be willing to bet that there are more yoga studios in Nova-Scotia today than there ever have been.

What Exactly is EEG-Neurofeedback?

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, most of the troubles we’ve known have never happened. A lot of our anxiety and sadness in life seems to stem from the negative thoughts we have about the future or the

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is commonly assumed to be healthful. But, for what? And why? This article will focus on the benefits of massage therapy for athletes with references to primary research articles and anecdotes from a

Introducing Insulin: The Body’s Energetic Delivery Hormone

Insulin is the most potent anabolic hormone. It promotes the production and storage of all three macronutrients, and inhibits their degradation and release into the bloodstream. Crucially, insulin does not promote storage of fat and

Can Science Explain Intuition?

In a groundbreaking study, Bechara et al. (1997) showed us that our subconscious gut feelings can be more informative than our more conscious overt reasoning. The researchers made participants play a gambling game in which

Can Skipping Breakfast Improve Fat Loss?

There is a body of nutrition research that focuses on the health benefits of long and short term caloric restriction in both animals and humans. The primary benefits observed have been weight management, increased life