Rhonda Patrick’s Master Class on Broccoli Sprouts and Sulforaphane

I’m a regular subscriber to Rhonda Patrick’s Found My Fitness Podcast and was particularly impressed with her podcast on broccoli sprouts and sulforaphane.  Since I mainly listen to podcasts when I commute and her material is extremely dense, I wasn’t able to retain much from her 50 minute lecture.  I only walked away with the vague notion that broccoli sprouts are good for you… and a lot of the science-y stuff just went in one ear and out the other.

Since Rhonda also puts out youtube videos of her podcasts with graphics and texts, I made myself sit through the entire lecture, taking notes along the way so I have a better understanding of what all the fuss is with these sprouts.… Read More

Boost Your Testosterone With This Grocery List

[Alex at AnabolicHealth.com put together this easy to follow infographic describing foods to eat to maximize the body’s natural production of testosterone.  This is actually a great complement to the Low Testosterone Infographic that I posted in May.  I have to admit that I was surprised to see ‘mint’  in the “Forget It” category.  I guess that means no more mojitos for me!]

Anabolic Health – The Manly Grocery List

Men are defined by their testosterone levels. While you may think being young equates to having good levels, you would be dead wrong.… Read More

Visiting ROMA BJJ on the Big Island of Hawaii

While coming face to face with molten lava was the primary reason for visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, since I had some free time I made sure to check out one of the local Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms.

I’m lucky that in this day and age, BJJ is so popular that you can find a gym in every major city and Hilo, Hawaii is no exception.

While Hilo only has a population of 43,000 and has a small town feel, it’s considered one of the bigger cities on the big island.… Read More

Review: Peregrine Nutrition Keto Paleo Bar

 

I have a fondness for nutrition bars.  There’s just something about the convenience of them that draws me in despite the primal/paleo notion that it’s better for us to eat whole unprocessed foods.

The bar that I’ve been eating most regularly up to this point is the RxBar which I only learned about while doing the Whole 30 challenge.  These make for a convenient on-the-go breakfast or pre-training snack.

While RxBar offers many different flavors, the thing that bothered me the most was that each bar contained around 23 grams of carbs, which is quite a lot since I generally try to eat low carb.… Read More

Cholesterol Update with Bergamot, March 2017

Moving forward with my efforts to identify non-Statin ways to lower my cholesterol I experimented with using Bergamot 500 mg twice a day.  This was a component of what I did when I finally got my LDL-P to under 1500 and small LDL-P to under 600:

Did My Anti-Cholesterol Gameplan Work?  YES

Most recently I’ve been testing the effects of various dosages of Berberine, here are links to my most recent posts:

Next, I wanted to see what using Bergamot alone would do to my cholesterol.… Read More

Using the Breezing Metabolism Tracker to measure how many calories BJJ burns

After I picked up the Breezing Metabolism Tracker and fiddling around with it for a while, I was curious to see how BJJ affects my metabolic rate!

Here are links to my previous posts on the Breezing:

If you try to look up the calories in MyFitnesspal, Sparkpeople, or other generic sources, you get something in the range of 800-900 calories/hr.  I’m never sure whether or not to believe this.

While I’m not exactly sure where this table comes from, Tim Bruce has a table showing that:

  • Light Brazilian jiu jitsu burns 3.25 calories per hour per pound of body weight
  • Intense Brazilian jiu jitsu burns 4.87 cal/hr/lb

Here’s the actual table itself:

I’d really love to know where this table comes from.

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