Is the Keto Diet Good for You?

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for Me? The ketogenic diet, which is often referred to as “keto diet,” is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that helps people lose weight, increase their energy, sleep better, improve brain function and decreases the risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Following the ketogenic diet is a lifestyle change rather than a “quick fix.” … Read More

Blood Chemistry Analysis for Performance

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Blood Chemistry Analysis for Performance Blood chemistry analysis is the frontline tool I use to help improve performance for my clients.  It is easy for my clients to get blood drawn and it is a familiar lab for most people. What is Blood Chemistry Analysis? The ODX Blood Chemistry Software program was developed to analyze a person’s blood chemistry and … Read More

What is Metabolic Typing?

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What is Metabolic Typing? Every year, around 45 million Americans go on a diet of some type, whether it’s standard calorie counting and exercise, or one of the latest fad or trend diets. Unfortunately, many people fail to see any real results from their dieting efforts — some of them despite trying every trend diet that pops up on television … Read More

How Cortisol Affects Performance

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How Cortisol Affects Performance The relationship between cortisol and performance is more interdependent than you might think.  They rely on one another for balance, and signal when there is an imbalance, showing adverse signs within your body. When your adrenal functions are working regularly, you can perform at your peak; however, when your adrenal functions are not optimal, then your … Read More

How to Eat Right for Performance

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How to Eat Right for Performance Although a great deal of emphasis is placed on utilizing proper form when exercising, it’s important to eat right for performance, especially amongst athletes. Regardless of the sport, the calories needed by athletes pale in comparison the caloric needs of someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Male and female athletes, especially teens, will need … Read More

What is the Microbiome?

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There is a lot of talk about leaky gut, but what is the gut and what holds it all together?  I want to give a quick overview of the gut and microbiome so you can better understand how things may fall apart. “We are what we eat.”  That is an old statement that seems to have been forgotten in this … Read More

How Important is Sleep?

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How important is sleep

When I was going through my time with insomnia, sleep was something I feared as the sun went down.  Man, the thought of going one more night without sleep haunted me daily at that time.   How important is sleep?  I think it is fairly well documented that sleep is the most valuable tool for healing we have, so when … Read More

Eat Real Food for Health

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Are Your Food Choices Supporting Your Health? Losing weight is a popular topic of conversation.  We all want to lose weight, but we also want to look good.  Whether we’re at a restaurant, a bar, on a date, or having a casual conversation, it seems like it’s always in the back of our minds. Why has our society become so … Read More

How to Recover Post Competition

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Rich Jacobs My Health Detective 800-484-2250 https://theoptimalathlete.com https://goo.gl/ySl877 https://www.facebook.com/myhealthdetective1/ https://twitter.com/healthdetectiv https://www.instagram.com/myhealthdetective/ Rich Jacobs specializes in resolving fatigue, sleep, weight gain and gut issues for athletes and bodybuilders.

  I get it. It can be so damn frustrating because all you want to do is get back to doing what you love but it feels like you’re body is betraying you post competition.   You feel like you’ve stopped making gains in the gym and you are feeling a serious lack of energy in your life.   So … Read More