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The Gut Microbiome: Part 2 - What Does it Do?

The gut microbiome does a lot of good things for us and is essential for our health. We are going to focus on the beneficial bacteria...

The Gut Microbiome: Part 1

TL;DR The gut microbiome is mostly made up of bacteria. There are loads of bacteria throughout our GI tract and they affect our health...

The Experimental Body ©

Born out of my own restlessness, depression, anxiety and wanting to know the truth - The Experimental Body is a journey of self-discovery...

Nutrition Basics: Putting it all Together

In previous posts, we have introduced the macro and micronutrients, talked about energy balance, and learned about how to read food...

Nutrition Basics: Food Labels

Key points: It is important to pay attention to the serving size and the servings per container. The label contains information about the...

Nutrition Basics: Minerals

Along with vitamins, minerals make up the micronutrients. Within the larger group of minerals, there are three smaller categories:...

Nutrition Basics: The Water Soluble Vitamins

Last post we discussed some of the basics about fat soluble vitamins. The other broad category of vitamins is the water soluble vitamins;...

Nutrition Basics: Introduction to the Micronutrients

The micronutrients are those essential nutrients that are required in small amounts - usually a few grams to less than a tenth of a gram...

Nutrition Basics: Energy Balance

Key Points: The relationship between calories consumed and calories used is called energy balance. Energy used relies on the size of our...

Nutrition Basics: Lipids

Fat is the final macronutrient that we are going to discuss in our Nutrition Basics series. Like protein and carbohydrate, fat has...

Nutrition Basics: Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the next macronutrient on our list. Like protein, carbohydrate provides 4kcal per gram. Carbs, as they are colloquially...

Nutrition Basics: Protein

As mentioned in the previous post, Protein is a macronutrient and that means that we measure its consumption by the gram. Protein...

Nutrition Basics: The Macronutrients

Macronutrients are the components of food from which we get energy: protein, carbohydrate, and fat. They are called that because we...

Nutrition Basics: An Introduction

In the next series of posts we are going to go over some of the basics of nutrition as science and finish with some practical...

Why Good Form is Vital to Your Fitness Goals

When many people start their fitness journey they are more focused on the more obvious aspects of fitness: power, speed, and endurance....

Why Women Should Lift

There are a multitude of benefits to strength training for women. In this series of posts, I will discuss in detail the plethora of...

So You Want to be Fit: Skill

Skill is often overlooked as a component of fitness and it is just as often misunderstood. This is because some displays of skill are...

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