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EXCESSIVE CHEWING GUM DOESN’T REDUCES FACE FAT? – ITS HARMFUL STUPID!

Sometimes I think that if you tell people convincingly that running naked every day at midnight will double your fat burn, soon it would be amazing to be awake till midnight. Eating chewing gum reduces face fat? Are you serious? But the problem is that this is not just a massively prevalent myth, but a lot of leading websites, magazines and news dailies are promoting these fallacies openly. Surprisingly a website even quoted a doctor, who suggested to chew gum [...]

DON’T EAT MILK & FISH TOGETHER, IT CAUSES WHITE PATCHES – SHUT UP STUPID

If we talk about one of the most commonly prevalent myths, or what I call the evergreen myths, it’s the Milk & Fish myth. This goes by the saying that, milk & fish should not be consumed together, as it can lead to discoloration of the skin, or development of white patches, what we call as vitiligo or leukoderma. This is an age old theory, being passed on from one generation to another. This myth is although prevalent among the elderly [...]

DO YOU NEED TO LOAD CREATINE

A common doubt regarding creatine supplementation, I get almost daily is whether we need to load creatine. Everyone has a different understanding of this concept, but few know the science and the research behind it. This article will once and for all clear this doubt of yours, on the basis of scientific studies. A 1996 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, by a Swedish research team led by K. Soderlund, studied the effect of dietary creatine supplementation on skeletal [...]

DO SHRUGS NOT CIRCUS – STUPID

In the gym, Shrugs is one exercise which the novices love and so do the pros. Big and muscular traps separate a beginner from an experienced lifter and is one muscle which is envy of many. Big trap muscles and a thick neck are surely a sign of strength and power. Professional sportsmen like boxers, wrestlers, MMA players, rugby players, throwers in athletics etc. are the people who deeply understand the value of strong neck and trap muscles. The [...]

DIET:EXERCISE – THE STUPID RATIO

This is one myth which just refuses to die. A layman knows a simple fact that, he/she needs to exercise hard and eat good to lose weight. Though this line itself has quite a loose end, but we will not get technical about it. The focus is only on a single aspect, that this simple understanding has got quite a lot complicated now, for most people. One stupid complication which has come out is the DIET:EXERCISE ratio. There are clearly [...]

DOES CREATINE CAUSE HAIR LOSS

In the video “Why Steroids Lead to Acne and Hair Fall?” I explained about DHT. DHT, is a metabolite of testosterone and a sex steroid found in the body. When testosterone gets converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) it becomes 3-4 times stronger than testosterone. DHT is the most potent steroid found in the human body. DHT is formed when testosterone interacts with enzyme called 5-Alpha Reductase. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase is found in abundance in tissues like prostate, skin, scalp, liver and [...]

COFFEE IS ACIDIC – BUT DON’T WORRY

One of the major complains I get from people, though not very often, is that having coffee or tea causes them a lot of acidity. Now, just by listening to this, the anti-coffee brigade will be ready to fire. No it’s not that simple people. Let’s see what the research says. Coffee is more acidic in nature but so are many fruits and berries like tomato, orange, lemon, garlic, onions, etc. So, the problem is not with everyone but only with [...]

COFFEE DOESN’T DEHYDRATE

One of the major myths floating around in regards to coffee is that it dehydrates the body. Often I hear a common advice: to reduce your coffee intake during summers, as it dehydrates the body. But the studies do not support this myth. Yes, caffeine is a diuretic but a very weak one. let’s see what the studies say. Study in 1990 – Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology – found no difference in water loss or sweat rate following the [...]

IS CAFFEINE REALLY ADDICTIVE?

There is a lot of hue and cry over the fact that caffeine is an addictive substance and it is highly damaging for the body. Yes, it is addictive and there no denial about the fact, but the problem is that there are lot of things which are much more addictive than caffeine, but on the other hand, the benefits of moderate everyday consumption of caffeine clearly outweighs the addiction part of it. Dr. Rolland R. Griffiths, Professor of Psychiatry [...]

BRIEFCASE SQUAT – A SUPER CORE EXERCISE YOU AREN’T DOING

‘Core’ is the new style word people often use everywhere. When they talk about core, they often point a finger at their abdominal area, thinking that this is the area called core. Of course, when you ask someone why are you doing sit-ups and crunches, they answer that this is to strengthen the core. I haven’t come across one person who could explain the word ‘core’ correctly. Core in simple terms is the entire torso minus the arms. The term [...]