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Muscle Meets Medicine: How to kill food cravings

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann Nothing can derail a diet like an intense food craving. I get them, you get them, we all get them. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Here are some strategies that I use and commonly recommend to help squelch the cravings: Use a hunger scale Often people [...]

2020-01-25T22:39:23-05:00 January 25th, 2020|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

The Importance of Sleep

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann I was recently asked what I most struggle with in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep.  Without hesitation, sleep is the answer.  Like many of you, I have an unremitting sense that there is so much to do and so little time to do it. Spending one-third of our lives [...]

2019-12-08T21:27:14-05:00 December 8th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Boosting Stem Cells

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann A large number of you have probably heard of stem cells but may not be particularly familiar with the topic beyond what often appears in the news and entertainment media. Much of what makes headlines relates to human embryologic stem cells. These cells have the natural ability to turn into any [...]

2019-10-21T19:48:23-04:00 October 21st, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Five Food Hacks

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann 1. Eat the rainbow The vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables create quite a compelling display on the shelves of produce departments. More than that, the compounds that give the fruits and vegetables their characteristic colors also offer a wide range of health benefits.    Red and purple produce such as tomatoes, [...]

2019-10-17T01:35:16-04:00 October 17th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

The Importance of Sleep

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann I was recently asked what I most struggle with in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep.  Without hesitation, sleep is the answer.  Like many of you, I have an unremitting sense that there is so much to do and so little time to do it. Spending one-third of our lives [...]

2019-08-11T21:24:40-04:00 August 11th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Dispelling Protein Myths

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann A few questions related to dietary protein intake recently appeared in my inbox accompanied by links to some rather bewildering blogs. The objective of the blog postings seemed to be the perpetuation of what have become rather tenacious myths about high protein diets. Among the problems said to be associated with [...]

2019-06-23T11:21:23-04:00 June 23rd, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Is Fasted Cardio Best?

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann This month’s question comes from Performance Press reader, Andrew: “I heard that fasted cardio will help me to burn more fat compared to cardio that is done after I eat. Is this true?” Ah…the cardio conundrum. Before answering this question directly, let me start with a few general thoughts on cardio [...]

2019-05-17T16:52:27-04:00 May 17th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Will stress kill my gains?

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann This month’s column will be based on a question from Performance Press reader, Alex: “Will stress kill my gains?” Stress equals elevation of cortisol, which equals less muscle, more fat, and potential for getting sick, right? Not necessarily. First, we should recognize that there are different forms of stress. Mental stress [...]

2019-03-14T13:52:19-04:00 March 14th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Mature Muscle: adding muscle as we age

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann This month’s column will be based on a question from Performance Press reader, Tim: “Can I still make muscular gains at 60 years old?” Among many there floats the idea that we exit this world much the same as we entered – rather pathetic and weak. How’s that for optimism? We [...]

2019-02-16T14:33:00-05:00 February 16th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Living Limitless

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann In a previous question submission, Performance Press reader, James, reported that he was stuck at a particular weight on the bench press and that he could not, despite repeated attempts and great effort, push any more weight. He stopped progressing and wants to know how he can break through his plateau. [...]

2019-01-16T22:09:22-05:00 January 16th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

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