Did you know that even occasional use of antibiotics, hand sanitizers, and other germ-killers can wreak havoc on your long-term health? This week, we’re here with Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a leading expert in the world of gut health.

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What’s the best way to optimize our anabolic hormones? Two words: compound movements. Studies have found that explosive full-body movements will simultaneously increase our anabolic hormones (growth hormone, testosterone, etc) while decreasing circulating cortisol, lowering our body’s chronic stress response.

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Can’t seem to get yourself to the gym? These five tips can help you keep your weight-loss goals on track.

Can’t seem to get yourself to the gym? Tap into the motivational power of social support. In a study from Stanford University, over 200 people were given health-education lessons during which they set a weekly walking goal. From there, they were split into three groups: One that received encouraging phone calls from a live person, another that received the same number of phone calls from an automated computer system and the last that received no follow-up.

The phone calls paid off: A year later, the group that received live calls increased their weekly walking time on average by 78 percent, or an additional hour and 18 minutes! Whether you like to work out alone, with a buddy or in a large group, keep yourself in check with the following tips:

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This awesome dairy-free fat-burning ice cream recipe is easy to make at home with just a few ingredients and a cheap ice cream maker. Cool and creamy, with just enough dark chocolate to soothe the savage beast, mint chip ice cream is truly a dessert for all occasions, all ages, and every sweet craving.

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