Nutritional Training

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol binds to the receptor that is usually reserved for GABA, a neurotransmitter that has a calming effect on the mind. Alcohol knocks GABA out of the way, occupies its receptors and begins to turn off (completely calm) the areas of the brain that control judgment, speech and movement. Carbohydrate (plant) sources are used to […]

  • Drugs

    Drugs are able to work because they mimic internally made substances. For example, the nicotine found in cigarettes activates a certain subclass of acetylcholine receptors called nicotinic receptors, which increases blood pressure and heart rate, improves memory, and causes adrenaline release from the adrenal glands. The receptors throughout the brain and body react to drugs […]

  • Food & Mood

    Food is a psychoactive drug because it controls your emotional state of mind. Humans constantly self medicate themselves with food. The physical makeup of the body including the hormones it produces are assembled using the nutrients gathered from the diet. Not eating the right foods limit how good you can feel and how productive you […]

  • Protein

    All proteins are made up of individual units called “amino acids.” Amino acids are strung together like the letters of the alphabet to form proteins. Proteins come in many different shapes and sizes, it is the arrangement the amino acids that makes each type of protein unique. Some proteins are made of only a few […]

  • Eicosanoids

    Eicosanoids are information chemicals used to control just about every function in the body including pain perception, blood clotting, reproductive, nervous system, cardiovascular, kidney, digestive, and immune system functioning. Eicosanoids differ from endocrine hormones since they do not travel in the bloodstream. Instead, they diffuse short distances and only stimulate themselves or the cells in […]

  • Endocrine Hormones

    Endocrine hormones are biologically active substances that are released directly into the bloodstream. Endocrine hormones include insulin, glucagon, growth hormone, cortisol, adrenaline, testosterone and estrogen. Endocrine glands include the adrenal glands, the pancreas, pituitary gland, pineal gland, hypothalamus, thymus, and the thyroid gland. EPINEPHRINE (ADRENALIN) Epinephrine is secreted by the adrenal glands. Epinephrine is the […]

  • How is Your Metabolism Defined

    The maintenance of the body involves both destruction and renewal of its parts. The destruction process is called catabolism (breaking down) and the renewal process is called anabolism (building up). To sustain life both of these processes must occur simultaneously. This breakdown and repair process is what keeps us new. A dynamic, ever-changing system gives the […]

  • Dangers of an Extreme Low Carb Diet

    The tendency of the media to popularize anything out of the ordinary has lead many people into following a low carbohydrate diet. The concept of a “low carb” diet is the exact opposite of the diet recommended by the government’s nutritional organization, the ADA (American Dietetic Association), who encourages most of your meals be from […]