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What is Sunflower Oil?   Sunflower oil is made from the seeds of a sunflower plant.   There is much debate over whether or not sunflower oil is healthy in general, and particularly over whether or not it’s healthy for keto dieters.   However, it is important to keep in mind that not all sunflower oil is considered equal, and the health benefits depend on the type of sunflower oil.   There are four main types of sunflower oil, which vary in their composition of fatty acids: high linoleic, mid...

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Fasting has a pretty interesting reputation in the health and fitness world.   A huge body of evidence suggests that fasting – limiting your caloric intake for a prolonged period can have numerous benefits including weight loss, improved immune function, improved cognitive function, and even an increased life-space.   And yet, many people don't fast.   Why? Put simply: it feels wrong. Years of fitness mythology and general, but wrong, advice has led to a misconception that if you don't eat fo...

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Cow's milk – and really traditional dairy in general – has been gradually losing quite a bit of popularity over the past several years.   And, while fitness enthusiasts in the past would commonly toss a cup or so of cow's milk into their protein shakes in the past, many are now switching to one of the many milk alternatives that are out there.   Of all of these other options, almond milk is one of the most popular varieties available. But why? How does almond milk compare with cow's milk?    ...

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The idea that you can skip meals and gain muscle mass probably seems a little strange. According to an ever-growing body of research, though, Intermittent Fasting – purposefully skipping meals – could actually do just that: help to encourage muscle growth.   But, how can this be true? After all, won't your body start to devour your muscle for fuel if you go without food for too long?   Exercise, Fasting and Repairs   To fully answer this question, it's important that we talk about the hormona...

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  Within the health and wellness space there is a significant amount of content focusing on weight loss. However, there are several non-weight aspects of health that are important to focus on – some of which may be pushed aside with the one-track mindset of losing weight.    Largely due to the toxic effects of diet culture, our society is programmed to think if we gain weight, we must strive to lose it. It’s important to remember that as we go through life our bodies change – and that’s okay...

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