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7 Tips For Boosting Your Metabolism Naturally

The term ‘metabolism’ is used to describe all the different chemical reactions that occur within your body in order to sustain and maintain your life. They can conveniently be divided into two sections. ● Catabolism – This describes the process by which molecules are broken down to obtain energy. ● Anabolism – This describes the…

By ascendbody July 18, 2017 | 

Nutrition

Top Five Paleo Restaurants in San Francisco

We see the benefits of a Paleo diet on a daily basis with our clients and ourselves (learn more about Paleo with our post 15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science), but having a dietary restriction can sometimes create a struggle. Luckily we live in a progressive food city and there are…

By ascendbody July 10, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Restoration / Sleep

More Sleep, More Gains

The Integral Role Of Sleep On Muscle Development You might not necessarily think of sleep as being an integral part of achieving your fitness goals, asides perhaps, from making sure you had the energy required to push yourself during your workouts! However, getting enough shut-eye each evening is an integral part of creating and maintaining…

By ascendbody July 7, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Our 3 Favorite 4th of July Recipes!

Happy Independence Day! We love our holidays, especially those that involve cookouts with our beloved friends and family. Which is why we work hard to never let any dietary restrictions get in the way of our feasting fun. We’ve made a list of our top 3 favorite 4th of July inspired Paleo recipes. Enjoy, be…

By ascendbody July 4, 2017 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Tips

Why Mindfulness Should Play A Role In Your Workout Routine

When I first started to enjoy exercise, not just do it because I knew it was important for my health but actually look forward to working my body to the point of exhaustion, I did it because I loved feeling myself grow in strength, stamina and endurance. I appreciated the aesthetic changes in my physique…

By ascendbody June 20, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Tips

Genetics – How They Should Shape Your Diet

Homo sapiens have evolved over millions of years to bring us to where we are today, upright, fairly intelligent and increasingly aware of our bodies and how to best look after them. As with all organisms, our evolution is written into our genome. A genome being the complete set of genetic instructions of any organism,…

By ascendbody June 13, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice (we like avocado oil!) ½ small onion, diced 1 lb 80-85 % lean ground beef ½ cup diced tomatoes (from a can, no salt added) ½ tsp fine grain sea salt ½ – 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper (I used ¾ tsp) 1 tsp…

By ascendbody May 31, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science

15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science What is the paleo diet? Widely recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Paleolithic (or paleo) diet focuses on nourishing the body with only unprocessed, unrefined foods – eating as nature intended. Extensive research in the fields of biochemistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, biology,…

By ascendbody May 30, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes

Grilled Sugar Snap Peas With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients Spicy Peanut Sauce 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you are sensitive to spice try 1/8 teaspoon first) 2-3 Tablespoons of water  …

By ascendbody May 26, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

How Ugly Produce Can Change Your Life For The Better

How Ugly Produce Can Change Your Life For The Better Perfect symmetry, flawless colouring, blemish free fruit and vegetables, that come in their ‘natural’ shape and size. These are what we have been lead to believe are the perfect choices when selecting our produce. Because of this 1 in 5 pieces of fruit in America…

By ascendbody May 18, 2017 | 

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