The Effects of Drinking Way Too Much Coffee

Life Noggin with the help of Craig Benzine aka Wheezy Waiter take a look at what would happen if you only drank coffee and how much coffee one would have to drink to cause a caffeine overdose. I'd never heard of this research on young people drinking 28+ cups of coffee per week before (not drastically far off from what... Continue Reading →

High Carb Diets Linked to Alzheimer’s

As reported in The Atlantic on Friday, the journal Diabetologia published a study that "found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, the higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline." From The... Continue Reading →

Long-Term Coffee Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

An interesting article regarding long-term coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease was just published in Circulation. The meta-analysis, which included 35 cohort studies and 1,283,685 participants, suggests that long-term coffee consumption (3 to 5 cups per day) is cardio-protective and reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Background — Considerable controversy exists regarding the association... Continue Reading →

No, Cutting Carbs Doesn’t Prevent Cancer

“This link between sugar and cancer has sweeping consequences,” wrote Johan Thevelein, a Belgian biologist and co-author of a study published in the journal Nature Communications. That study really made the media rounds this week and quickly anti-carb crusaders were allover the place claiming removing sugar and carbs from ones diet would prevent cancer. Not so fast. The... Continue Reading →

Diet Soda and Dementia

A widely reported study published last week in the journal Stroke found that drinking even one can of diet soda a day triples your risk of dementia. Unsurprisingly, this finding caused quite the uproar but it's probably not time to throw away your diet soda quite yet. This is the first study to find a link between artificial... Continue Reading →

Energy Balance and Your Body Weight

Energy balance and the effect on your body weight is the most important topic to understand whether your goal is to maintain, gain or lose body weight. Weight loss and weight gain are, in my opinion, are extremely simple topics that have been befuddled with pseudoscience, misinformation, and other bullcrap. I've heard it all: I'm... Continue Reading →

Whey Protein vs. Casein Protein: Timing is Key

Once you wade through the multitude of information out there about optimal protein intake the next stumbling block is what type of protein you should be using. For the most part, widely available protein supplements contain whey protein, but there are other proteins out there, specifically casein. So what are the differences and benefits with... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Eating Raw Eggs

Every-time I crack a raw egg into my protein shake or swallow one raw my wife has to make a wise crack about Rocky and his 5 raw egg breakfast. Consumption of raw eggs has garnered long-standing controversy from; you'll hear everything from eating a raw egg will cause almost certain death to the only... Continue Reading →

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