When you think of spiders, you probably don’t think of milk. But it turns out that some of these tiny little 8-legged arachnids are full of some pretty good stuff.
When I first came across the concept of spider milk, I wondered if there was some new alternative to almond milk on the market. Turns out there’s not. However, there is one species of spider producing some pretty potent nourishment for their young.
"I believe we can learn from other animals, even if just to reinforce the basics."
This species is the Toxeus Magnus found in South-East Asia, and their young grow exceptionally fast. They reach almost half adult size in their first 20 days of life. So researchers set out to discover how they achieved this.
Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Science put mother Toxeus Magnus’ under the microscope and gently squeezed their abdomen. They found they excreted a creamy white fluid similar to human milk.
Upon testing this milk, scientists discovered it contains...
To say this diet has taken the health and fitness industry by storm is an understatement. There have been many diets that have been promoted as the best diet EVER over my fifteen years in the industry — Mediterranean and Paleo come to mind, but I don’t think any of them have had as much pervasiveness through the industry as this one.
Although its mainstream popularity has only recently taken off, the Ketogenic Diet has actually been around clinically for many years, specifically in the treatment of epilepsy, to help reduce seizures. The key to the Ketogenic Diet is to keep your carbohydrates low, very low. Your total carbohydrate intake needs to range from 5-20% while your total fat intake needs to be up around 75%. While this goes against traditional eating guidelines, the evidence suggests that this is actually really good for you, increasing fat loss and reducing inflammation in the body.
Ketosis is a normal bodily process that occurs everyday, regardless of how many...
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