HRL Blog

Essential Amino Acids: More Powerful than Protein?

When it comes to nutrition, most people know they need protein, but very few really know why. When asked, the majority will say that they need it “for energy.” And while our bodies do derive energy from protein, this is NOT the primary reason we need it. Protein is the foundation on which our bodies… Read more »

Surprising Facts About Testosterone

In my blog post series a few months ago, I shared with you how that is the choices in your diet, lifestyle and physical activity and not age that has the greatest effect on your testosterone levels. In fact, levels of testosterone in men are 25% lower today than they were only 30 years ago!… Read more »

Get Leaner, Faster and Stronger with Fish Oil!

If you have been regularly reading my posts, you should know that omega 3 fatty acids, whole-food micronutrients, vitamin D3 and nitric oxide form the foundation of maximum health and performance. And, more specifically, that an optimal omega 3 level (an index of 12%) has a powerful effect on inflammation, blood flow, tissue oxygenation, mental… Read more »

Don’t Be Afraid of Cholesterol

Eggs are bad for you. No wait they actually contain needed nutrients and healthy fats. Eat low fat and whole grain. No wait, too many carbohydrates cause inflammation, insulin resistance, leading to diabetes and heart disease Ditch the butter and consume vegetable oils. No wait, butter is a source of important fats for hormonal and… Read more »

Fitness vs. Fat

Millions of people spend hours weekly on treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines with hopes of shedding weight, or being able to eat a few more calories. Unfortunately, exercise isn’t always an effective way to lose excess body fat. In fact, as important it is to your health, when you use physical activity to lose… Read more »

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Measure

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” John Harrington As a nutritionally-oriented physician, I have helped hundreds of people improve their health… Read more »

Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood

You’ve read the posters, heard the announcements and seen the big trucks—community blood drives are often in the public eye. We often hear about the importance of donating blood as it relates to the recipients. One blood donation could help up to three patients. Just a few minutes out of your day could save someone’s… Read more »

My Doctor Says I’m Healthy

I ran into an old friend recently. Within the context of catching up on the past several years, I mentioned my work in developing nutritional assessments and restorative products. I went on to share with him that my research with over 500 accomplished—yet nutritionally-deficient—athletes had led me to the conclusion that most people aren’t fundamentally… Read more »

A New Name Doesn’t Make Corn Syrup Any Better for You!

Big Food is at it again, fooling us with false advertisements to make us buy food we don’t want to consume. As people are increasingly becoming more health conscious, they want to avoid products that contain health-damaging ingredients. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the substances that has made a bad name for… Read more »

White Willow Bark

This week I want to talk about a natural alternative to an over-the-counter medicine that many consider to be one of the greatest miracles of early modern medicine. But, in reality, the medical properties of this chemical compound, acetyl salicylic acid, found in aspirin, have been known throughout Europe and Asia for millennia as a… Read more »