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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Revving Your Metabolism

Monday, December 23, 2013
(http://www.drlenlopez.com/shop/books/to-burn-or-not-to-burn-fat-is-the-question)Boasting your metabolism is a catchy phrase to sell products and magazines, but stimulating your metabolism is more about triggering your body to breakdown stored body fat for energy instead of the c ..

Magnesium for Post Workout Recovery

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
(http://www.drlenlopez.com/shop/supplements/magnesium) After a good hard workout and you and your muscles are feeling tight and tired one of the best thing you can feed your body is magnesium. This all important mineral is crucial in helping your body relax and unwind after an in ..

DIY Test for Adrenal Fatigue and Over-training

Monday, December 16, 2013
The other day I spoke about fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, over-training and checking your cortisol levels for possible adrenal fatigue and exhaustion. I recommended that your first use the online health quizzes to see if your adrenal glands are overworked from too much stress.  ..

Over-Training and Plateau's

Friday, December 13, 2013
It is often assumed that over-training simply means you are spending too much time working out and that is why you hit a plateau or sticking point. But let me give you a better explanation of over-training and how it is often mis-diagnosed. First of all exercise is anot ..

Should you Take Testosterone

Monday, December 09, 2013
If you haven’t already seen or heard all the commercials about low Testosterone (TT) being the cause of weight gain, lack of stamina, and strength I would think again before you whip on a patch of testosterone. The one thing these companies don’t tell you is that you ought to al ..

The Good and Bad of Coffee

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Coffee is like many other things...the proverbial double edge sword. There are some great benefits that come from coffee and caffeine, but like anything else there can also be some negatives as well. The good benefits of coffee are… It’s a stimulant and help ..

Food Combining for Digestive Ailments

Monday, December 02, 2013
If you struggle with bloating, heartburn, reflux or other irritable bowel problems you need to look at Food Combining. Think of Food Combining like mixing and matching your wardrobe. Some shirts and pants look great together, while other combinations are simply wrong. A ..

Why a Portable Pull-up Bar

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Here are a few simple reasons why a portable pull-up and push-up bar may be the last piece of home fitness equipment you need. 1. It's Portable! Set it up anywhere. If you want to workout in the living room, outside, the office, on the road....wherever. It's co ..

Running Outside vs Treadmill Running

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There are benefits and reasons for running, sprinting outside, as there are for running on a treadmill. The biggest reason I prefer running outside over a treadmill is that it allows you to also tone and shape your butt muscles and hamstrings, which doesn't happen when you tra ..

Is Grass-Fed Better?

Monday, November 25, 2013
If you’re not sure ‘grass-fed’ is right for you, here are some things to think about. Grass fed beef and chicken along with the raw milk and eggs they produce contain lots of good fats, the monounsaturated fats, which are usually deficient from the American diet. They a ..