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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Why Probiotics

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Probiotics support the ratio of ‘good’ to ‘bad’ bacteria in our digestive system. More than 50% of your immune system is found in your gut. So, if your digestive system always seems irritated and you struggle with bloating, gas, heartburn, GERD, irritable b ..

How to Supplement with Hydrochloric Acid (HCL)

Thursday, May 25, 2017
If you’ve learned that your digestive problems are associated with an insufficient production of HCL - you need to supplement your diet. There are some specific guidelines to follow to ensure you are getting an adequate amount of HCL to breakdown all the protein you are cons ..

Better Workout Results

Thursday, May 11, 2017
A common problem for a lot of people who exercise is that they aren’t seeing enough results from their workout, which sometimes causes people to exercise harder or longer. More often then not, it is when people start hitting a sticking point or plateau from their exerc ..

How to Avoid Back Injuries Playing Soccer

Monday, April 10, 2017
Injury is an unfortunate risk in all walks of life and one unlucky twist can potentially end a career. In a previous post here on Dr. Len Lopez, we wrote about relieving upper back pain in the office. In this article we will look at one popular sport that can potentially cause injuries to th ..

What's More Important, the Number or Intensity of Your Steps

Friday, March 31, 2017
It’s not a trick question, both are important, depending on your overall goal. There are a couple of things you need to understand. First, as the intensity of your workout increases – your level of testosterone (TT) and growth hormone (GH) increases. The more ..

What to Eat Before a Test or Presentation

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We all know how important a pre-game meal is before any sporting activity, but did you know it’s just as important to have the right pre-test/presentation/interview meal as well? I have to find a better name or term! Anyway, before your next test, presentation, i ..

Are Smoothies Good for You?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The selling point for smoothies are: * Quick and convenient * Tasty and delicious * Loaded with nutrients I think everyone understands those well known concepts…however! The Not-So Good things about smoothies: * Difficult  ..

How to Tell If Your Vitamins are High Quality

Monday, January 23, 2017
The simplest way to tell if your vitamin supplements are of high quality is to first look at the type of minerals they use. Grab any multivitamin or supplement and look to see what type of calcium, magnesium and or zinc they are using. Are they using Carbonates, Oxid ..

3 Things About Your Metabolism

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
There are 3 things you need to know about Revving your Metabolism. First, marketers of products and gadgets have created the belief that you can rev or speed up your metabolism by taking this-or-that, in order to lose weight. Secondly, exercise is really the only thing ..

How to Tell If You Are Burning or Storing Fats

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Is your metabolism working for you or against you? Are you burning fats or storing fats? How can you tell? Your metabolism burn calories from the breakdown of either fats, carbohydrates or proteins (lean muscle). Those are the only 3 options. You can burn calories all day ..