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A Quick Look at the Fitness & Bodybuilding Pseudo/Bro-Science, Week 49

If you’re new to me and my website, I worked daily in the Fitness-, Bodybuilding-, Gym-, and Competitive Sports industry for almost 22-years with nutrition, supplementation, and training — and was involved in it for a total of more than 26 years. Most of that time, I too was trapped in the pseudo-science of “nutrition science” and was fooled by the synthetic toxic crap of the pharmaceutical and supplement industry. My outlook and understanding …

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A Quick Look at the Fitness & Bodybuilding Pseudo/Bro-Science, Week 38, 2022, Part II

As the first article in this new series was well-received and actually wildly shared in forums and on social media, I decided on a quick follow-up while I have the time and energy. And in the future, I will most likely do one or two of these a week. If you enjoy these free articles, consider sponsoring my work by donating at the ‘buy me a coffee’ platform, or sign up for our uncensored …

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Hyper- and Hypothyroidism – Causes and Solutions

The thyroid gland is a ‘butterfly-shaped’ gland that is situated on the front of the lower neck. It’s sited just below your Adam’s apple, with one lobe on each side stretching upwards and downwards along the windpipe.The thyroid gland secretes two thyroid hormones; triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) – and also a peptide hormone, calcitonin. The thyroid hormones regulate the metabolic rate, the rate in which nutrients in the body are converted into energy, …

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Know Your Poison: Goitrogens

Goitrogens are a number of chemical agents that come in various forms. You’ll find them in antibiotics, plastics, pesticides, NSAIDs, environment pollution, and in some plant-foods. Actually, all goitrogens are derived from naturally occurring plant pesticides called glucosinolates. Plants have three main types of goitrogens; goitrins, thiocyanates, and flavonoids. Goitrin is the result of the enzymatic breakdown of the glucosinolate called progoitrin. It targets thyroid peroxidase (TPO), which is an enzyme found in the …

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TDEE, Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and “Calories” Explained

I posted this about a year ago in my groups on Facebook (January 2019.) If you still think that calories are important or even a thing, please take a few minutes and educate yourself. The TDEE formulas are derived from an average of people following a typical westernized/modern diet. This kind of diet is high carbohydrate and made up of at least 70 to 80 percent of plant foods (keep in mind that almost …

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