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Benefits of Kombucha

11 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Dennis76

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from bacteria grown in a mixture of yeast and water. Otherwise known as a form of japanese tea, It is becomingly increasingly popular and famous for its wide range of health benefits. Even a range of doctors such as...

What is Metabolic Health?

21 May 2020 5 minute read 0 comments savagezen

America is in a metabolic crisis as only 12% are “metabolically healthy” (r), but what does that mean? Here I’ll compare my biometrics to the proposed standards of metabolic health. First, let’s point out the obvious. Metabolic un-health, or metaboli...

Catalan Seafood Spaghetti : The complete wellness plate!

21 May 2020 1 minute read 3 comments PVMihalache

The following recipe is such a complete plate, and even if looks like a heavy plate, is such an easy and light food, a real wellness boost. I tried this dish in Barcelona, few years ago, and I was amazed by the taste. I had to ask how is made and wha...

Carnivore Diet: Recovery and Performance, Part 3

14 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments savagezen

Previously I’ve looked at correlations regarding performance and recovery. In this last section I will check for covariance of potentially confounded relationships as well as recap previous posts in this series. ANOVA Results: Var 1 Var 2 Var 3 p IGF...

Carnivore Diet: Recovery and Performance, Part 2

14 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments savagezen

I specifically wanted to look at caffeine / performance and cold / recovery so, before we move on let’s see what those relationships looked like: Var 1 Var 2 p r Cold.Time RHR 0.4925 +0.13 Cold.Time AWQ 0.277 +0.20 Caff.Dose Kb.Load 0.8278...

Carnivore Diet: Recovery and Performance, Part 1

14 May 2020 3 minute read 5 comments savagezen

Finally, the data are in! As a reminder, you can see the raw data on GitHub. Let’s jump right into it and see what kind of correlations we find: This is a plot of correlations with significance (p) < 0.05. However, that’s only 95% confidence and 5%...

Blood Sugar, Ketones, and Electrolytes

13 May 2020 3 minute read 2 comments savagezen

First we looked at caffeine and performance, then cold showers and recovery. There were some other things that came to my attention throughout the trial period that I wanted to look deeper at. These included the relationship between Fat:Protein ratio...

Cold Showers and Recovery

13 May 2020 3 minute read 2 comments savagezen

In Part 1 I introduced my study and talked about the preliminary research I did on caffeine and performance. Moving on then, let’s see what the literature says about cold water immersion as well intermittent fasting. Research and Methods: Cold, Recov...

Caffeine and Performance

13 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments savagezen

Introduction: I specifically wanted to study the use of caffeine as a performance enhancing drug as well as the use of cold shower for recovery. I soon found that there were a lot of confounding variables and secondary and tertiary interactions that...

Do Athletes Need Carbs?

6 May 2020 4 minute read 2 comments savagezen

I was having a discussion with a friend who wanted to “reduce his recovery time between sets (lifting).” His idea was that he would increase his muscle mass to increase the total available glycogen. Of course, I debated that glycogen can still be mad...