Should I Gain Weight Before Building Muscle?

Should I Gain Weight Before Building Muscle?

I typically do not recommend individuals gain weight prior to building muscle. Instead of exceeding their caloric needs, I prefer that they simply meet them. Let me explain. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 655 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. The...
What is the Best Post-Holiday System Cleanse?

What is the Best Post-Holiday System Cleanse?

From experience, I can tell you that 2-3 months of consistent overeating can lead to some significant weight gain. There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was able to gain 8 lbs. between Halloween and January 1st. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on...
Does Deep Tissue Massage Release Toxins?

Does Deep Tissue Massage Release Toxins?

Getting a massage is one of my favorite ways to relax and de-stress. From personal experience, I know that later on that day or even the next day, I sometimes feel a bit out-of-sorts. I may start feeling cold- or flu-like symptoms. Massage therapists have also...
Does Flossing Actually Help Your Teeth and Immune System?

Does Flossing Actually Help Your Teeth and Immune System?

You’ve heard flossing mentioned here before. Before I continue, let’s just get this out of the way – when I’m talking about flossing, I’m not talking about the floss dance move. I am, of course, talking about dental flossing. I realize that by pointing this out,...
Does Erythritol Have Calories? Is it Safe?

Does Erythritol Have Calories? Is it Safe?

Some sugar substitute claims seem too good to be true–erythritol is one example. Does it provide the body with calories? It’s marketed as a zero-calorie sweetener. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 635 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I should...