PCOS Symptoms? Want to know the cause?

It is not what you think it is. That is why PCOS is so difficult to treat and deal with. If you are like most people, your doctor has probably said PCOS is about your ovaries and the hormones it produces. Maybe you have heard that a lack of progesterone and an excess of estrogen has negatively...
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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

You absolutely have to get 7-9 hours of sleep every single night.!!!! If you don't get that amount of sleep then all kinds of dreadful things will happen! You will DIE before your time!!! Your brain will age and you will become demented and useless in old age!! If you don't sleep this amount, you...
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Foods That Help You Sleep

In the last blog we talked about two aspects of sleep: the circadian rhythm and the sympathetic response. The main idea of that blog was to understand that almost always, sleep issues are not about things you need to start doing, but rather about things you need to stop doing. You can review that...
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I Can't Sleep. Why Can't I Sleep?

I have this weird thing; a sleep phenomenon that started about 5 years ago. I will fall asleep just fine, but my sleep feels very superficial. I don't know how else to describe it, it is like I am not getting into the deeper more restorative phases of sleep. And then, around 4 o'clock in the...
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Can't Sleep? Snoring, Apnea & Restless Legs

In this blog I want to cover a few things that are in our new sleep program as a way to give you an idea of its unique education, and give you a chance to see if you it is something you could benefit from. So let's talk about super-sleepers, snoring and restless leg syndrome (RLS). Super-sleepers...
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Cant Sleep? This may be the cause.

The Metabolic Effect 8-Week Sleep Program is now available and my last four or five blogs have been all about sleep, so please take a few minutes to read through those for some additional information. At the end of my last blog I told you I was going to give you some information on a little known...
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The Metabolic Killers: How To Restart A Stalled Metabolism

The most important thing to understand about the metabolism is that it is changeable. In fact, that is its very purpose. The metabolism is always working towards balance or homeostasis. This natural action of the metabolism to adapt and react is systematically ignored in the weight loss industry....
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The "O" Diet: Sex, Weight Lifting and Exercise Performance

Sex and masturbation are taboo topics in our society but when it comes to health and fitness the orgasm may be one of the best tools we have. Here at Metabolic Effect we talk an awful lot about something we call "rest-based living." Our followers learn that relaxation, recovery and rehabilitation...
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How Many Calories To Lose Weight? The Banana Effect.

Why do we care so much about calories? Because they matter, that's why. To lose weight and keep it off, you need to create a sustainable caloric deficit over the long run. The key phrase in that sentence is "the long run." A short term calorie deficit will not cut it for sustained weight loss. In...
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Metabolic Weight Loss: The 5 Laws Of Metabolism

Simplistic models can be useful, but they have a serious downside. They can provide a general overview; yet often, important details such as exceptions to the rule and nuance are left out. The "eat less, exercise more" model suffers greatly from this problem. As a general concept it is true for...
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