• Gut health and performance
    Diet,  Fitness,  Health

    Your Gut & You – How the gut micrbiome controls your body and mind

    Have you ever stopped and thought about your gut microbiome? If not, then you’re just like the vast majority of people. Typically, people don’t give a second of thought to their gut health until they experience serious digestive problems. But your gut isn’t something that you should only think about when it starts letting you down. Your gut actually influences your body in lots of different ways. This influence isn’t trivial either; your digestive system has a massive effect on your mental and physical performance, as well as your overall health and well-being. Not convinced? Let’s take a look at some of the ways that your gut affects your body…

  • Is pea protein any good?
    Diet,  Fitness,  Supplements

    How Good Is Pea Protein? – An Honest Analysis

    Whey protein has been around for some time. Decades in fact. As has casein (typically peddled as a “slow release” protein alternative to “fast-acting” whey).  Over the last couple of years, people have begun to realize that whey isn’t the uniquely beneficial protein source that supplement manufacturers have made it out to be. A by-product of cheese manufacturing, whey is indeed a very protein dense ‘food’ – if we can call it a food – but the concentration of protein in a substance is not the only thing to consider.  Amino acid profile, digestibility, overall composition, its effects on digestion and health, not to mention its effect on the environment…

  • Hunter gatherer protein shake

    The Hunter Gatherer Post-Workout Shake

    We’re big proponents of real food over supplements. We don’t think that protein shakes are necessary at all; not for 99% of you anyway. They aren’t great for gut health. They only really become useful for strongmen who struggle to eat enough calories, sports teams on tour, or people who have temporarily restricted access to a kitchen. Apart from these circumstances, you should always be striving to get 100% of your calories from real food.  However, nothing’s perfect. We know that.  Sometimes, life happens.  Your kitchen is getting re-modeled and you can’t cook for a week.  Your workplace doesn’t have a fridge, so it’s either a shake or fast food. …

  • Calorie restriction improves longevity
    Diet,  Health

    Caloric Restriction For Longevity

    The mantra today if somebody wants to get healthier is “you need to eat more protein”.  If somebody feels fat, sick and tired, their first response is to start introducing new foods into their diet, but not necessarily at the expense of food they consume now; they just add more kale, turmeric, flax seeds, and so on on top of their existing caloric intake.  Even when most people say they are going to cut body fat, whether it’s for an upcoming fight, a race, or just for summer, they usually obsess over the balance of carbs and protein in their diet.  As far as we can tell, the last thing…

  • Seafood boosts testosterone

    Eat Seafood For A Quick Testosterone Boost

    Eating seafood could be one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated ways of elevating your testosterone levels.  Plenty of men today obsess over testosterone. Now that we understand that testosterone is the key to what makes men, well, men, guys spend a lot of time thinking about how to get more of it. This has of course led to a steep rise in the number of people using anabolic steroids. What effect this will have on the population’s health in the future is not known. But we know that it probably isn’t going to be positive! For the vast majority of people, however, steroids are not an option. Too many health…

  • Eat more berries for health

    Why You Should Be Eating More Berries

    We’d be willing to bet just about anything that you could do with eating more berries. They’re great for your gut microbiome, and for your immune system. We don’t care how healthy you think your diet is right now, or how much fruit you eat. We’ve never met anybody who we think wouldn’t benefit from getting more berries down their throats each day.  Berries are perhaps the most nutritious, healthful kind of fruit that you can eat. A high consumption of berries is closely correlated with a wide range of health benefits, from lower incidence of certain diseases to better metabolic efficiency.  When combined with other dietary interventions – such…

  • Fasting for fat loss guide

    Fasting For Fat Loss: Fact or Fad?

    The hunter-gatherer lifestyle is definitely “in” right now. There are several extremely popular diets out there at the moment that are all claiming to draw on our ancestral eating habits. The obvious example is the paleo diet. Adherents claim to be eating as their paleolithic ancestors once did (and supposedly as our biology demands). They say that our bodies haven’t changed much in the last 40,000 years, so our diets should not be so radically different. Another example is the carnivore diet. As the name suggests, this diet has people eating nothing but meat – usually red meat in particular. The idea is that our bodies evolved to prefer meat…

  • Almonds high protein content

    Best Nuts To Eat For Health & Fitness

      It’s generally a good idea to start eating more nuts. Nuts and seeds make up a massive proportion of many hunter-gatherer diets. The classic image of the noble savage living on red meat and eggs might be true in some remote parts of the world, but for most nomadic, non-agricultural peoples, nuts are a dietary staple. This isn’t just out of necessity; nuts are extremely nutritious. They’re typically about 20-30% protein and 50% fat, the vast majority of which is usually monounsaturated. They are packed full of minerals too; in terms of nutrient density per calorie, few foods come close to the potency of nuts! It’s no wonder so…

  • Paleo fact or fad

    Paleo Diet: Fact or Fad?

      We can’t think of the last time a diet has blown up quite like the Paleo Diet did over the last couple of years. The only thing that comes close is the Atkins diet, and that fad is definitely on the decline. Paleo is absolutely everywhere at the moment. There are hundreds if not thousands of websites out there all dedicated to the Paelo lifestyle; and it is unquestionably a lifestyle, not just a diet. Its practitioners are usually serious believers – vocal, dedicated, and extremely clued up on the evidence supposedly backing their chosen diet. It’s rare for someone to be a casual follower of Paleo. And as…