9 Potent Over The Counter Sleep Supplements That Saved My Ass!

Here is my experience with insomnia, anxiety, and stress.

I have the memory of a moist colander (on a good day).

When I was at university, I had to study for at least 14 hours a day. And I mean every day.

No matter how far in advance I began preparing for exams, I just couldn’t remember my notes or my lectures.

It felt like there wasn’t enough hours in the day.

Occasionally, I would go and train but I looked and felt like AIDS on legs.

There was nothing left. I was burned out.

It had become so bad that even the few shitty hours of sleep I could get, sucked!

I kept waking up, it took me around 2 hour each night to fall asleep and it it just spiraled out of control.

As you can see I needed to make the most of what little sleep I had.
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A Personal Story On Crashing And Burning Like a Lame Ass Chump.

The boobs below will make sense eventually. Trust me.


Finally a penny dropped for me about my own personal training.

Overtraining is just under recovery.

Sit on that for a second. Really think about that.

One of the best ways I’ve heard this described is by John meadows in an article By Jim Wendler.

“Training is like digging a ditch. Recovery is about filling that ditch, and adding a little bit more.” So the deeper you dig that ditch (the harder you train), the more attention you have to give to your recovery.

This metaphor is like a cheeky sideboob. It’s God damn beautiful.  It’s…It’s…poetry!

In other words overtraining for the most part is under eating and under sleeping.

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The Misunderstanding of Ketoacidosis, Ketosis and Ketone Bodies

Mild ketosis can be induced in man by either prolonged fasting or via a low carb diet [60].

During a very low carbohydrate diet, the regulated and controlled ketone body production causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis, where blood ph is normal [8].

Dropping science bombs

In uncontrolled Type 1diabetes, if the ketone bodies are produced in large amounts, they are associated with ketoacidosis [8].

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The Love Story of Carbohydrates, Insulin Sensitivity, Hyperglycaemia and Type 2 Diabetes

 I’m not “anti-carb” I’m all for them.  In fact, you need to find the carb sweet spot, try to see how much of carbohydrate you can get away with in your diet, without affecting your physique negatively.

This part of the article is to show the link between blood glucose and diabetes –and how being a fat ass effects your health and performance in a sucky way.

goddd damn!!


Insulin has many uses, not only on glucose homeostasis but also on potassium homeostasis, cell volume, cell growth and differentiation.

In certain ethnic groups especially in developing countries – incidence of type 2 diabetes is slowly increasing – this is prompted as they move to urbanised and developed cities and start consuming a modern diet [68, 69].

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Prehistoric Hunting Machines and the Uncomfortable Truth of the Industrial Revolution

The primitive man hunted for food and faced periods of prolonged starvation.

This meant, when food was available the hunters and their families ate all they could, with any surplus to immediate energy requirements being stored in the body, as glycogen but mainly as fat (which can provide an energy store for periods of starvation lasting days or weeks).

The human diet evolved through periods of the Miocene to Pleistocene era, Palaeolithic era, the Neolithic era and the Industrial Revolution. During the Palaeolithic era we ate plant and animal protein which came from lean game and sea food [75].

Our ancestor dietary carbohydrate intake was opportunistic, where there was a dependence on fat and protein as primary sources of energy [9].

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