Does Beta Alanine Help with Lactic Acid Build Up?

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Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 240 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Luckily for us, beta-alanine has been studied more extensively recently so we have more data to help us make conclusions about its safety and efficacy. As always, let’s start from the beginning so everyone is on the same … Read the rest

Health and Fitness Advice for When You’re Turning 30 Years Old

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 230 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Most people start to think about the future of their health when it’s too late – meaning, they’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease. Heck, that was me. What steps can you take right now to help you … Read the rest

What are the Causes, Risks, Symptoms, Treatment, and Cure of Burnout Syndrome?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 225 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

What is Burnout?

Burnout is often thought of as working too many hours. Caregiver burnout, for example, is relatively common. Imagine those that spend the majority of their time taking care of others with significant disabilities, or caregivers … Read the rest

For a Very Active Person, Are Electrolyte Tablets and Supplements Worth It?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 220 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

First, I want to make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about when we say, “electrolytes.” Claiming something has electrolytes in it is actually just a fancy way of saying it contains vitamins and minerals. Sodium and potassium, … Read the rest

Which Diet is the Best? What Do Long-Term Studies Say are the Best Diets?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 215 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

I will start by answering this question very directly: the best diet to maintain weight and allow you to live a healthy lifestyle is one that allows for:

  1. Food to be consumed moderation
  2. A diet that you are
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Is Eating Too Much Healthy Fat Bad For You?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 210 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

With all of this back-and-forth between doctors, researchers, dietitians and nutritionists, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know what we should be eating each day, especially when it comes to fat.

There are different forms of vegetarianism. The word … Read the rest

Who Should Take a Whey Protein Supplement? Which Brand of Whey Protein is Safe to Consume?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 205 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Whey protein is one of the two major proteins found in milk. Have you ever heard the phrase, “curds and whey?” Well, they’re basically referring to these milk proteins. (The term “curds” is referring to the other protein, … Read the rest

What is Muscle Confusion, Is it Valid, and How to Change Up Your Workouts – The FITT Acronym Explained

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 195 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

The term, “muscle confusion” isn’t a scientific term by any means; instead, “muscle confusion” is a simplification of a valid concept – forcing the muscles to adapt to new movements. A related term you likely have also encountered … Read the rest

Crossfit Review and Opinion from a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 185 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

If you can believe it, CrossFit has already been around for nearly 20 years. For those of you that may have heard of CrossFit but aren’t really sure what it’s about, I’ll briefly explain: it’s basically a form … Read the rest

What are the Best Sources of Water? Filtered Water vs. Tap Water vs. Bottled Water vs. Alkaline or Ionized Water

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 180 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Most health professionals do want people to drink more water in general. There is a lot of confusion about how much water we need to drink and whether bottled water is safer than tap water.

How Much Water

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