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Basic Liver Function – Gross Effects of Toxins and the Effect on Your Metabolism
June 10, 2019

a healthy liver is worth the hefty price tag with all of the life sustaining processes it performs every single day. Like a multidisciplinary organization, the liver has numerous functions in a number of diverse activities across the body.

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Debunking Testosterone Replacement Therapy
March 15, 2019

If you want to shed fat and gain muscle, having your hormones optimized is an important, but non-crucial tactic.  But as a mono-treatment, it’s not very effective.  Or at least that’s what we see at Stark.  The most powerful tools to achieve your health and fitness goals remain the complex, drawn-out solutions:  exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.  And in my opinion, Testosterone Replacement is too big of a commitment for the hope of an aesthetic change, alone.  Here are a couple of before and after pics. 

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“Red Meat Increases the Risk of Dying”
May 24, 2018

Did that get your attention? If it did, you’re not alone. That was a headline from a leading publication in 2017. Panic. Terror. Cows breathe a sigh of relief. Is the headline true? It must be. The study says so. Not so fast. I’m sure you’ve seen headlines with the phrases, “increase risk of,” or “linked to.” Usually, those are from “observational studies.” Those studies have a place in the world of science, but how? Quick, read further and save the ribeyes! 

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What is Inflammation?
May 30, 2018

If you look up the definition, you’ll find this: “A system of information flow in response to injury and infection.”  That sounds normal and harmless; inflammation is necessary for normal bodily function to occur.  Without inflammation, we cannot fight microscopic invaders like bacteria, viruses and fungus, remove damaged tissue, or even eliminate cancerous or abnormal cells. 

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"Red Meat Increases the Risk of Dying"
May 24, 2018

Did that get your attention? If it did, you’re not alone. That was a headline from a leading publication in 2017. Panic. Terror. Cows breathe a sigh of relief. Is the headline true? It must be. The study says so. Not so fast. I’m sure you’ve seen headlines with the phrases, “increase risk of,” or “linked to.” Usually, those are from “observational studies.” Those studies have a place in the world of science, but how? Quick, read further and save the ribeyes! 

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Top reasons you’re struggling to sleep
October 4, 2016

Not getting a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. Over 40 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep disorders, and a restless…

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FODMAPs and SIBO: What Are They, and Could They Be the Key to Fat Loss?
August 17, 2016

It’s probably not a surprise to most people that the foods you’re putting into your body have a huge impact on…

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Are Food Sensitivities Keeping You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals?
August 15, 2016

There’s been a lot of media hype over the last several years about gluten intolerance, dairy sensitivity, and food allergies, but…

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MCT Oil: What Is It, and How Can It Help with Fat Loss?
August 10, 2016

If you’re serious about maximizing your time in the gym by fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to perform…

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Your Guide to IV Therapy: What Is It, and Does It Work?
August 2, 2016

Although IV therapy isn’t a new concept–it’s been around for decades–there is a growing interest in its potential health benefits. The…

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