Ask the Diet Doctor: Should I Soak Nuts, Seeds, and Grains?

The answer may help you absorb more nutrients from snacks and meals. Q: Do I need to soak nuts, seeds, and grains before eating them to remove anti-nutrients? A: Soaking these foods in water for 12 is 24 hours is a common strategy to reduce their phytic acid content. Phytic acid is often pitched as […]

A Really Bad Long Term Strategy for Weight Loss

Achieving and maintaining your ideal body weight requires a multi-faceted approach. You can’t go at it with just diet or just exercise if you are looking for optimal results. You can’t attack this problem with just one specific kind of exercise and expect optimal results. You need a mixed approach.  In a 2011 study, published in the […]

The One Hormone That Can Predict Your Metabolic Future

For the longest time, fat cells were viewed as these ever-growing storage blobs full of fat that just sat there. This could not be further from the truth, but unfortunately, this information hasn’t been very well published. The truth about fat cells is that they are dynamic cells that play a significant metabolic and hormonal […]

EP005 – What Research REALLY Says About Protein, Satiety, and How it Impacts Weight Loss, with Special Guest, Dr. Heather Leidy

Dr. Mike Show Episode 005

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Dr. Mike Show. Today, I am joined by special guest, Dr. Heather Leidy. Heather J. Leidy, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of the NIH-supported Clinical Research Center in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Dr. Leidy received her MS and PhD in Physiology at Penn […]

3 Pre-Workout Supplements You Should Use

Are Pre-Workout Supplements Worth It? This is a question I get a lot. Using a pre-workout supplement can be a great way to help you get more out of your workout, but there are many different kinds of pre-workout supplements—ranging from your daily cup of coffee to a precise powder cooked up in a lab—and which […]