Cardiolipin: A New Target for Bio-hackers

Reading Time: 7 minutes Cardiolipin is a unique phospholipid that has particular importance to mitochondrial function, and therefore the production of energy for the entire body. Research increasingly reveals a diverse range of other roles, too, and suggests that losses are at least linked to ageing and disease. Here is a run down of what we know at this stage… and what to keep an eye out for in future, should cardiolipin prove to be a valuable target.

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Human Growth Hormone and The Magic Zone

Reading Time: 7 minutes Growth hormone is crucial to human growth and development, and reduces body fat, enhances protein synthesis and therefore increases muscle mass as well as strength and aerobic exercise capacity. These benefits can inspire some to seek to increase their levels. However, as we will see, increasing levels is only beneficial if you are actually deficient. Moreover, it can have some serious drawbacks for your health, and in some cases lowering levels can be preferable. Also, all methods of manipulating levels are not equal.

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EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) Training: Fast Fitness or Fad?

Reading Time: 11 minutes EMS training has been popularised in recent years becuase it helps to maximise muscular work in minimal time. Facilities providing it promise everything from increased strength, improved body composition and heart health, reduced back and joint pain, prevention of injuries, incontinence management, postnatal recovery, and cellulite reduction… Here we look for the proof.

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Nutritional Potential of Food Waste

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s no surprise that food waste is a problem for environmental reasons- but would you believe that on average we each throw out enough food per year to meet all of our nutritional requirements for 42 days. This included the requirements of nutrients that people are often deficient in. Here we explore the nutritional implications further and what we all can do to tap into this resource.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing: Ancient Practice, Benefits for Life Today

Reading Time: 10 minutes Alternate nostril breathing is a traditional, centuries-old yogic practice used for physical and mental balance, relieving dissatisfaction and unrest. Western science is only beginning to elucidate it’s true potential via effects on the nervous system.

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Deuterium Depleted Water Health Benefits: A Superior Sip?

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s claimed that deuterium depleted water is superior to plain old water, with a number of extraordinary health benefits: anti-cancer properties, enhanced cell growth and recovery, detox and metabolism, improved mood and brain function, and protection for the liver and heart. Here’s what the research says…

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Muscle Cramps: Common Myths and Potential Treatments

Reading Time: 10 minutes Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions which generally won’t cause serious health problems, but are darn uncomfortable. The cause and best way to handle cramps remains somewhat of a mystery… Here we investigate the science behind the popular recommendations of magnesium and various other treatments that have been touted.

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Klotho Protein and The Fight Against Ageing

Reading Time: 10 minutes Klotho is a protein which has become much lauded for its anti-aging properties. Deficiency has been linked to degenerative changes in tissues and systems throughout the body. It’s an exciting and relatively recent area of research, with emerging evidence getting us closer to understanding its precise role, the value of interventions to increase levels… and determining what may be the best- i.e. safest and most effective- way to do so.

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: To Eat or Not To Eat, That is The Question

Reading Time: 6 minutes Several friends of mine have tried intermittent fasting in an effort to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a pretty simple idea: don’t consume any energy through food or drink for certain periods of time, in order to use up fat stores and lose weight. The results of these friends, and the  evidence more broadly, suggests that it probably does work- at least in the short term. Of course, any method of sufficient energy restriction will be temporarily effective- heck, if you only ate two chocolate bars a day, chances are you’d still lose weight. So the answer to whether intermittent fasting can help someone lose weight is obvious. But there are more pertinent questions we need to address, to determine how wise a method it is. 

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11 Benefits of Infrared Clothing: The Sauna in Your Threads For Relief, Recovery, Recharge

Reading Time: 9 minutes The reputed health benefits of controlled infrared radiation from the sauna have been harnessed by a number of companies to produce a startling number of other products you can use with ease. Infrared radiation-emitting pyjamas & outer clothing, underwear, sheets, feminine hygiene products, yoga mats, foot massagers, and eye masks are just a few. Here we’re going to focus on the scientific evidence backing up the claims of infrared clothing, in particular.

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