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Insulin, Salt and ‘Fat Traps’

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my blog on biochemical ‘Fat Traps’ and hormones Insulin and Insulin Resistance  Certain hormones, especially insulin and thyroid hormone decide what the body does with the energy that it has. Energy is the food we eat or the energy stores we have, fat and muscle.Research is starting to…

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Why Do People Take Growth Hormone and IGF-1

Hello and welcome to my blog This one is about supplements and biochemistry. There are a large number of supplements out there which claim all sorts and most of them are just crap. However there are compounds out there which offer lots of genuine benefits, but what is the catch? Today we are briefly looking…

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Are ‘Exercise In a Pill’ Drugs Like Cardarine Dangerous?

Hello and welcome to my blog! This is part of the controversial compounds series of blogs. This week is all about cardarine/GW501516 and  GW0742 Cardarine also called GW501516 and a stronger version called GW0742 are a class of supplement called ‘exercise in a pill’ or ‘endurance boosters’. They are not stimulants, SARMS or steroids, but…

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Can Cannabis Oil Help Me? Or Is It Just Hype?

Hello and welcome to my blog! What Is CBD Oil? First things first, let’s clarify what CBD and CBD oil actually are. CBD oil is a collective term for oils made from fiber hemp, and do not contain THC. CBD Oil is a compound oil that contains at least CBD (Cannabidiol). These can also be…

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Homemade Alternatives To Botox

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today we are talking about wrinkles and biochemistry. Facial wrinkles occur from the continuous traction on the skin from facial muscles, but of course have a genetic and lifestyle component too. Today we are just focusing on two compounds, SNAP-8 and DMEA (Di-ethyl-aminoethanol)/Deanol, that studies have shown to help…

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‘Carb Cravings’, Genes and ‘The Tryptophan Steal’

Hello and welcome to my blog. So many people get accused of having no will power or even feel like they have no will power when it comes to carbs and sugary snacks. What is the deal here? Is it your mind? Your biochemistry? Or your genes?. What can you do? Lets get started with…

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Fat Myths and Biochemistry

Hello and welcome to my blog Fat gets lots of hate  in many part of the world we try and burn, fat, bust fat, dissolve fat destroy fat and so forth. As a biochemist I have observed that many people are fascinated by fat, but have no idea what it really is. Fat is crucial…

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Can Vitamin K2 Save Your Life?

Hello and welcome to my blog! This week my blog is about a vitamin that is key for preventing heart disease, osteoporosis and other serious ailments. Vitamin K was discovered in the 1930s by a Danish biochemist Heinrik Dam as what was initially believed to be a blood clotting factor. It was called vitamin K…

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Insulin Resistance, Fat Traps, Diabetes & Cortisol Part 1

Hello and welcome to my blog Post festive season, many people begin the year with a variety of methods to shed the excess pounds, some succeed and others do not. Insulin plays a big role in how successful your fat burning efforts are, as well as blood sugar stability and ‘sugar addiction’. Resistance to insulin…

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The Missing Mineral and Your Mental Wellness

Hello and Welcome to my blog Lots of people have heard of lithium as something which is used for people with bipolar, schizophrenia, insomnia and or other challenges to mental wellness. Most people  don’t know that lithium is a naturally occurring mineral we all need for healthy brain function. There used to be more lithium…

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