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Jun

22

Japanese herbal medicine may be natural alternative to Ghrelin and Ghrelin agonists (GHRPs)

By Patrick Arnold

Ghrelin is a 28 amino acid long peptide that is secreted in the stomach and released into the bloodstream.   It is often referred to as the “hunger hormone”.   Ghrelin is known to act directly on Ghrelin receptors in the stomach to increase gastric motility and gastric acid secretion.   Gastric derived Ghrelin is also known to […]

Sep

29

Cobalt and Androgen Sensitivity?

By Farmacist

Editors Note: The following article is a guest blog by Farmacist Bioidentical hormone replacement is a popular treatment for women (and men) that uses steroids identical in structure to what the body naturally produces, instead of a nonhuman estrogen or progestin. In a certain percentage of patients, increased doses are needed to achieve a reduction […]

Apr

11

Can Ketone Supplementation Cure Cancer?

By Patrick Arnold

  Researchers at the University of South Florida recently had some very exciting research published in the International Journal of Cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24615175  The research team was led by Dr. Dominic D’agostino, and the goal of the study was to examine the impact of supplemental ketones and ketone precursors on metastatic cancer in mice.  The research has […]

Sep

26

DMAA: Not Dangerous After All?

By Patrick Arnold

  DMAA, also known as methylhexanamine or “geranamine” is a controversial stimulant ingredient used in weight loss and energy supplements.  In April of this year the FDA made a strong statement regarding its health dangers and its lack of legal standing as a nutritional supplement.   Companies selling DMAA products for the most part stopped selling […]

Apr

4

Craziness over Craze

By Patrick Arnold

Driven Sports (formerly Designer Supplements) is a somewhat popular company in the sports nutrition arena. They have a dedicated cult following due to their history of introducing controversial and intriguing products such as the now infamous designer steroid “superdrol” to the market place. Their latest hit product is a “pre-workout” product called Craze. This product […]

Jan

11

The Bulimia Machine

By Patrick Arnold

You may have heard of the new personal stomach pump invention by the guy that brought us the Segway personal transport thingy. The contraption is called the AspireAssist Device. In Europe the device has been clinically tested on several overweight people and found to be very effective over the long term. 24 obese people lost […]

Sep

17

Breaking new research on ursolic acid shows increases in brown fat production and confirms muscle building potential

By Patrick Arnold

The most interesting health and fitness related natural compound to come around within the last decade or so has got to be ursolic acid. I have been aware of its benefits for quite some time but it wasn’t until last year that I really became excited. It was then that a landmark study was released […]

Jun

21

Is Resveratrol a Performance Enhancing Drug?

By Patrick Arnold

Competitive sports organizations often have policies that ban the use of substances that enhance performance.  Substances include such well known things as steroids and stimulants, but they also include more esoteric ones such as blood boosters and agents that enhance metabolic efficiency.  The granddaddy of doping policing bodies is the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and […]

Jun

13

To Graze or to Gorge??

By Patrick Arnold

Current opinion amongst diet experts regarding frequency of meals tells us that it is healthier to eat fewer small meals a day than one large meal.  It is thought that this leads to more stable blood sugar and lower insulin levels – which leads to less fat gain and the subsequent metabolic consequences thereof, such […]

Mar

9

Arnold Classic 2012

By Patrick Arnold

Last weekend I attended the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo – just like I have every year for the last 15 years.  Boy has that show changed.  The first several years the expo was primarily a bodybuilding event and it was more or less a freak show with ripped bodybuilders everywhere and tons and tons of […]