The Hypothalamus & NPGL: Missing Links Between Carbohydrates & Obesity (Part 1)

When it comes to obesity, I believe that everyone is looking for something else to blame. Carbohydrates. The food industry. Poor individual dietary choices. Government policies. The list goes on. However, very little focus is placed on the biological and psychological processes that drive us to eat. And yet, without these essential pieces of knowledge, … Continue reading The Hypothalamus & NPGL: Missing Links Between Carbohydrates & Obesity (Part 1)

Improving Episodic Memory: Connecting the Brain through Exercise

Memory is at the heart of the human experience. Our ability to consciously recall our past experiences can instantly fill us with feelings of elation and excitement, just as it can remind us of our past sorrows and disappointments. More importantly, however, our memories allow us to learn from our life history, endowing us with … Continue reading Improving Episodic Memory: Connecting the Brain through Exercise

Enhancing Cognitive Function: Simultaneous Motor-Cognitive Training

What is the Best Type of Exercise for Preserving and Enhancing Cognitive Function There is no doubt that physical activity stimulates cognitive performance. But what I find most interesting about this is that it holds true across your entire lifespan. There is an ever-growing body of research that clearly highlights the positive influence of physical … Continue reading Enhancing Cognitive Function: Simultaneous Motor-Cognitive Training

The Impact Of Artificial Sweeteners On Weight Loss

Are Artificially Sweetened, Sugar-Free Sodas Healthier For You Than Regular Drinks? The creation of artificial sweeteners revolutionised the dieting industry by offering the possibility of enjoying the taste of sugar without experiencing the negative effects of excessive calorie consumption and drastic spikes in blood sugar level. Today, there are many approved sweeteners on the market, … Continue reading The Impact Of Artificial Sweeteners On Weight Loss

Fat Overshooting: Dieting & Body Composition

I recently published an article on Medium which examines why following a diet based on a calorie deficit can only lead to rapid weight loss in the short-term, followed by an inevitable period of preferential fat gain. In the dieting industry, this is commonly referred to as the yo-yo effect. And many people who try … Continue reading Fat Overshooting: Dieting & Body Composition