The One Page Guide to Pre-Workout Nutrition

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Have you ever wondered when and what you should be eating before your workout? This article will break it down for you so that your energy levels peak during your session. It’s important to note before we start however that some days you’ll have more intense workouts than others, and anything that goes down your throat in the hour before training is … Read More

Gua Sha vs. Graston – What is the difference?

Janki KotakIASTM7 Comments

There are a variety of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Techniques in the world of rehabilitation and musculoskeletal care. The two very popular and different techniques are Gua Sha and Graston. The main idea for both these techniques is to heal the body by intentionally producing micro-traumas in specific regions to bring heat to the area. Although both tools are addressing … Read More

Is Bacon Good for You? 4 Common Myths Debunked

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Bacon and healthy eating just don’t go together. It’s common sense, right? After all, bacon is full of fat, it’s greasy and it’s been pumped full of harmful nitrates. What good could it possibly do for you, apart from tasting terrific? Actually, more than you might think. Poor old pork belly has had a bad rap. In fact, a number … Read More

What is Gua Sha Therapy and how does it work?

Tracey RoizmanTCM3 Comments

What is Gua Sha and it’s History The first written records of gua sha date back 700 years, to the era of the Ming Dynasty, though,  the practice is thought to be much older than that, perhaps having been discovered in prehistoric times as the simple reflex of rubbing a painful area to make the pain go away. The term … Read More

How to Consume Sugar and Still Be Healthy

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Sugar gets a bad rap. A popular YouTube video by Robert Lustig titled, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, garnered a lot of negative attention for sugar. The New York Times magazine even published an article about the dangers of sugar two years later. These documentaries demonized sugar in the modern human diet. No one can argue, sugar has been tied to … Read More

How much rest do you need between workouts?

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Muscles are made in the gym, right? In order to burn fat and build muscle, you need to be working out hard and often.  That means showing up to the gym a lot, lifting lots of weight, and a whole lot of reps. Muscles actually aren’t made in the gym; they’re broken down in the gym. Muscles are made in … Read More

Does Gua Sha help reduce wrinkles?

Wayne BloemhofTCM8 Comments

Gua sha has remained popular in the East over many centuries – and for very good reasons. Besides the benefits to the body, which include relieving congestion, reducing pain, and getting rid of toxins, the technique is also often used as a “natural face-lift.” Since ancient times Asian women have used it to effectively fight the signs of ageing. Dr. … Read More

Does Gua Sha Hurt and Is It Dangerous?

Wayne BloemhofTCM1 Comment

Gua sha is a traditional healing technique that originated in the Far East. It has a long history, and it is still very popular in Asia, where millions of ordinary people use it to relieve congestion and muscle pain, but it is still not very well-known in the West. Because people don’t know much about it, there are a lot … Read More

CrossFit: It’s Not the Workouts That Get You Fit

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In order to get in shape, we need a good workout. So it’s no surprise that when you think of a good workout, high intensity interval training (HIIT) comes to mind. Studies point to HIIT as a great way to lose fat, build muscle, and develop overall fitness. It’s also immensely popular because of Reebok endorsements and the CrossFit Games. … Read More

A Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Bryn LewisNutritionLeave a Comment

If leanness in combination with increased strength gains is something that sounds appealing to you, then consider intermittent fasting (IF). This is an alternative approach that you can use instead of the conventional 5 or 6 small meals per day that most people tend to recommend. Not only can you skip breakfast, but your body will not start to cannibalize its own … Read More