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Intermittent Fasting (IF)

Historically, humans have gone through periodic cycles of intermittent fasting (also called dietary cycling) and concomitant nutritional ketosis. Intermittent fasting (IF) can be defined as consuming regular meals on some days and dramatically cutting calories on others. IF can have a number of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced cancer risk, gene repair, weight loss and longevity. This cyclical …

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Dave’s not home

  Many of you may remember the old Cheech and Chong Skit, Dave’s not home, from the 1970’s. Joking aside, despite the bad rap for cannabis, patients are seeking it out as an alternative for a number of health conditions. Cannabis has been cultivated and consumed virtually since the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have …

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Chest Pain – What should you do ASAP?

  Most heart attacks develop when small cholesterol plaques in coronary arteries create partial blockages and then rupture. Platelets, tiny blood cells that trigger blood clotting, create a clot, or thrombus, which builds up on the ruptured plaque. As the clot grows, it blocks the artery and deprives a portion of the heart muscle of oxygen, resulting in a heart …

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How to Biohack Your Metabolism

Biohacking is a term used to describe the integration of applied physiology, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification in order to manipulate one’s epigenetics to enhance quality of life, health and/or athletic performance. Biohacking can involve using expensive and experimental gadgets, or be as simple as making changes to the way you live your life. One easy approach to biohacking your …

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