Kurt Dixon

Kurt Dixon

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Eating Your Way to Longevity: Science of Diet and Aging

11 Mar 2024

When it comes to aging and longevity, diet plays a starring role in the narrative of our health. As we delve deeper into the science of nutrition, it becomes evident that what we eat, how much we eat, and when we eat are pivotal chapters in our life’s story. The Trilogy of Dietary Impact on […]

Embracing the Art of Forgetting and the Science of Memory

11 Mar 2024

We often carry the misconception that our memory should serve as a flawless vault, perfectly cataloging every detail, name, and task. However, neuroscience tells us our brains aren’t built to be perfect repositories. Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova highlights in her book “Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting,” that normal forgetting […]

A Brain-Healthy Life: The Undeniable Power of Exercise

11 Mar 2024

Imagine each workout as a luxurious bubble bath for your brain, infusing it with a cocktail of mood-enhancing neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, noradrenaline, and endorphins. This isn’t just a fleeting moment of joy but the gateway to long-lasting brain health. By regularly engaging in physical activity and exercise, you stimulate growth factors. These factors target […]

The Power of Vitamin B12: Essential for Energy

14 Feb 2024

Vitamin B12, often hailed as the “energy vitamin,” is a crucial nutrient that plays a vital role in maintaining our body’s core functions. But is it all about energy? Let’s dive into the world of Vitamin B12 to understand its importance, especially if you’re following a vegan lifestyle or prone to dietary deficiencies. What is […]

The Comprehensive Guide to Creatine

9 Feb 2024

Creatine, a natural compound derived from amino acids, is not just for bodybuilders or those looking to enhance muscle growth. Found in meats, seafood, and other animal products, it is also produced in small amounts by the human body. Though not essential in our diet, supplemental creatine has been shown to offer a multitude of […]

Intermittent Fasting: Separating Facts from Fiction

2 Feb 2024

Intermittent fasting has gained popularity as a lifestyle choice for many, but it’s essential to sift through the hype to understand its true effects and implications. This article delves into the science behind intermittent fasting, weighing its potential benefits against common misconceptions. The Myth of Magical Weight Loss Contrary to popular belief, intermittent fasting doesn’t […]

7 Missteps in Your Weight Loss Journey and How to Avoid Them

26 Jan 2024

Weight loss is a journey fraught with misinformation and misconceptions. After personally navigating the treacherous waters of weight loss, muscle gain, and lifestyle balance, I’ve identified some missteps that can derail your progress. By recognizing and avoiding these pitfalls, you can streamline your path to sustainable health. 1. The Clean Eating Conundrum In your quest […]

Navigating Weight Loss During Menopause: A Guide for Sustainable Health

16 Jan 2024

Menopause marks a natural transition in a woman’s life, but it’s often accompanied by less welcome changes, such as energy dips, mood fluctuations, and weight gain. Understanding why these changes occur and how to address them can make a significant difference in managing your weight during menopause. Let’s explore the interplay between menopause and metabolism […]

Age Gracefully with Exercise

16 Jan 2024

“I feel better than I did in my 20s and 30s.” This isn’t a boast from an elite athlete, but a common refrain from my clients who have embraced the synergy of tailored workouts and strategic nutrition changes. It’s time to debunk the myth that aging equals inevitable decline. Yes, our bodies change, but much […]

Five Habits to Break for Effective Muscle Building in Women

16 Jan 2024

Muscle-building in women is not just about picking the right program or diet; it’s about shedding the habits that hold us back. As a fitness coach, I’ve observed that habits beneficial for weight loss may not necessarily be conducive for muscle gain. Here are five habits to break if you want to see real gains […]