Research

Fasted Cardio Benefits vs. Fed Cardio

What is fasted cardio? Fasted cardio refers to performing cardiovascular exercise while in a fasted state.  Fasted cardio differs from fed cardio in that the body burns fat stores for energy instead of glycogen stores. Fasted Cardio Benefits (Possibilities) After reviewing the available research in which the physiologic effects of fasted cardio were documented, I’ve […] Read More

Creatine for Brain & Cognitive Enhancement: A Nootropic Supplement?

When I first started lifting weights, the two marquee supplements being pimped out by every website, fitness YouTuber, and personal trainer at gyms included: whey protein and creatine monohydrate.  Because I ate plenty of protein and knew that creatine could be attained via my diet – I abstained from purchasing either of the aforementioned supplements.  […] Read More

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Gimmick or Legit?

The year of 2017 was relatively miserable for me.  I received 5 different diagnoses from 5 different doctors for the same set of symptoms.  All of the medical professionals that I saw had done their best to accurately diagnose and treat the insidious bilateral hand pain that unexpectedly emerged in late February 2017.  My initial […] Read More

Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Nerve Damage & Regeneration

The first time Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) caught my attention was back in 2015.  I was on my typical “after-work walk” and geeking out to an episode of SmartDrugSmarts (a podcast) in which a mushroom aficionado, researcher, and expert was discussing the therapeutic potential of Lion’s mane mushroom.  Immediately after finishing the episode, I […] Read More

Type 2 Collagen For Arthritis & Joint Pain (UC-II): An Overlooked Intervention

Beginning in late February 2017, I noticed some numbness in my right index finger along with uncontrolled twitching.  At the time, I figured it was likely from excessive computer use, in particular, frequently clicking the mouse.  Though the numbness and twitching abated, I went on to develop pain in the back of the same hand […] Read More

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