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Mar 27 2017

LCKL 067 – Biohacks 101 Series – Fasting – How Fasting Impacts Fat Loss…

One of the greatest benefits associated with fasting is that of fat loss. If you are wanting to learn the ins and outs of how fasting will actually help you lose weight, then this episode is for you.


This episode covers 4 top reasons why fasting can help with fat loss.

Reason #1 - Increases Human Growth HormoneReason #2 - Increases LipolysisReason #3 - Increases CatecholaminesReason #4 - Increases Ketosis Related Fat BurningOther Reasons
  • Studies have shown that fasting can increase the level of human growth hormone secretion substantially.

Relevant Studies

  • Study #1 – Kerndt et al published a study in 1982 showing that after a patient underwent a 40 day fast, not only did his glucose and insulin go way down, but his human growth hormone went from 0.73 to 9.86 which is a massive 1250% increase. This study showed that a shorter 5 day fast gives a 300% increase. That is still a remarkable increase.
  • Study #2 – Hartman et al showed that there was a 500% increase in Human Growth Hormone in only a 2 day fast.
  • Other studies have shown that people were able to increase their growth hormone by 1300% in Women and 2000% in Men in only 24 hours.

Benefits of HGH in Relation to Weight Loss

  • Promotes more muscle growth. More Muscle, more fat loss.
  • Increases Energy Production.
  • Improves Quality of the Heart and the Kidneys.
  • Builds Stronger Bones.
  • Increases Breakdown of Stored Fats.
  • Increases Use of Fats for Energy.
  • Counteracts the Action of Insulin. I.e Moves sugar out of the cells.

But Won’t Fasting Inhibit Athletic Performance and Stop Me Exercising?

  • Actually, no it will not.
  • An increase in noradrenalin during fasting will give you more energy to train harder.
  • Elevated HGH increases muscle mass and makes workout recovery easier.
  • Fasting does not burn muscle and actually may help build it faster.Studies have shown that fasting can increase the level of human growth hormone secretion substantially.
  • Releases Stored Triglycerides from body fat so it can be stored for energy.
  • Most tissues in the body are able to use fatty acids for fuel. The only parts of the body that now require glucose is the brain and the red blood cells.
  • To do this, the triglycerides will be broken down into glycerol and 3 fatty acids. The glycerol portion will be sent to the liver where it will be turned into glucose by gluconeogenesis. This very small amount of glucose will be used to fuel the parts of the brain that require it, the red blood cells and the renal medulla.
  • When insulin is high, the process of lipolysis is low and fat burning is almost impossible.
  • Also known as Adrenaline and Noradrenaline.
  • When released from the brain it directly switches on fat cells, cranking the fat breakdown at an amplified rate.
  • It is also important for maintaining energy levels whilst fasting. In fact a study by Zauner C et al showed that four days of fasting skyrockets your norepinephrine to 117% of what it was.
  • On top of this noradrenaline has been shown to decrease appetite.
  • Two ways that you can increase your norepinephrine is through fasting and through HIIT workouts.
  • Helps shift from sugar burning to fat burning.
  • In a study published by Zauner C et al they showed that over a 4 day fast they increased the production of beta hydroxy butyrate from 182.7 umol/L to a whopping 4781.6 umol/L which is a whopping 2527% difference.
  • By end of 24 hours you have burnt more fat than a day of eating.
  • The more days you fast the more keto adapted you are and the more fat you will burn.

Within the course, there are 2 more reasons why fasting can help with Weight Loss, including its impact on insulin sensitivity and also its impact on hormone sensitive lipase. Remember that as I find more information that I think could benefit the course I will add it most likely in the resources part of that lecture so make sure you keep an eye on it. The good news is too that once you have purchased the course you get it for a lifetime – even all the updates.

Now If you are wanting to get the shownotes to this episode or to any of the episodes in the Biohacks – Fasting segment they are available within the course. I put a lot of time and effort into producing this Water Fasting course so I can’t possibly give away all of the information for free.

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Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.

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Nov 21 2016

LCKL 019 – Boost Your Human Growth Hormone, Lose Fat and Build Muscle

Are you interested in learning more about Human Growth Hormone. How does it impact your weight loss or your ability to build muscle? Could it be impacting your overall health? In this episode you will learn how you can boost your own supply of human growth hormone and discover which supplements will be beneficial…

  • What Human Growth Hormone Is;
  • Signs of Human Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children;
  • Signs of Human Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults;
  • How Human Growth Hormone is important for Muscle Strength;
  • How Human Growth Hormone is important for Healing Fractures;
  • How Human Growth Hormone boosts Weight Loss;
  • The importance of Human Growth Hormone in Mood and Cognition;
  • Multiple other benefits of Human Growth Hormone;
  • 5 Dangers of Low Human Growth Hormone;
  • How to Test For Human Growth Hormone Deficiency;
  • Medical Increase of Human Growth Hormone – Is it Recommended?;
  • 12 Supplements you can use which will help increase Human Growth Hormone; and
  • 9 Lifestyle Strategies you can implement to help increase Human Growth Hormone.

Low dose growth hormone treatment with diet restriction accelerates body fat loss, exerts anabolic effect and improves growth hormone secretory dysfunction in obese adults”, Hormone Research, 1999.

  • In this study they set out to investigate the effects of growth hormone treatment and dietary restriction on lipolytic and anabolic actions, as well as the consequent changes in insulin and GH secretion in obesity.
  • This study was composed of 24 obese subjects who were fed a diet of 25 calories per kg of ideal body weight with 1.2g of protein per kg daily.
  • They were treated with either human growth hormone or placebo.
  • The trial went for 12 weeks and was randomized, double blind and placebo controlled.
  • Growth hormone treatment caused a 1.6 fold increase in the body weight lost as fat and a greater loss of visceral fat than placebo.
  • In the placebo group, the hypocaloric diet created a loss in lean body mass with a negative nitrogen balance, whereas the growth hormone group resulted in an increase in lean body mass with a positive nitrogen balance.
  • Growth hormone injections resulted in a 1.6 fold increase in IGF-1, even though they were hypocaloric.
  • Growth hormone treatment did not induce a further increase in insulin levels during an oral glucose tolerance test but it did significantly decrease free fatty acid levels.
  • This study concluded that in obese subjects given a hypocaloric diet, growth hormone accelerates fat loss, exerts anabolic effects and improves growth hormone secretion.
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Feb 03 2016

Human Growth Hormone – Potent Revitalizer and Muscle Builder…

Human Growth Hormone

If you have been around the fitness world, you would have heard about Human Growth Hormone. As discussed in my upcoming hormone book (title still to be decided), it is the body’s most potent revitalizer, anti-ageing hormone and muscle builder.

With sufficient HGH you will feel stronger, younger and more energetic. Unfortunately, as you age, your level of Human Growth Hormone also decrease.

Human Growth Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is secreted in short bursts throughout the day. It is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. Without this hormone, increasing muscle mass and bone density will be next to impossible, as well as multiple other functions.

HGH Secretion

Your highest secretion of Human Growth Hormone will occur about an hour after you go to sleep at night. When it is secretion it only stays in the bloodstream for a couple of minutes, which is just long enough for the liver to convert it to many different growth factors, such as IGF-1 which holds a host of anabolic properties.

As HGH is required for reproduction, women will generally have 10ng or so of this hormone in their blood at any given time, while men only have about 5ng at a time. During puberty, the levels will peak but then will drop sharply starting in your early 20’s.

Functions of HGH

  • Frees up stored body fat, which your body will burn for energy. The hormone finds its way to each of your bodies fat cells and will attach to special receptors that signal the cells to release their stored fat.

  • Stimulates the growth of muscle tissue.

  • Increases Libido.

  • Sends energy levels through the roof.

  • Maintainsthe health of all human tissue, including the brain and other vital organs.

  • Strengthens your bones.

  • Promotes more rapid hair and nail growth.

  • Improves Circulation.

  • Improves Cholesterol profile.

  • Anti-Ageing properties.

HGH Deficiency

Low HGH will cause muscle loss, fat gain, low libido, low energylevels and a poor sense of wellbeing.

Medically Prescribed Human Growth Hormone

  • Although there are many bodybuilders out there that take Human Growth Hormone, it is actually illegal if you have not been medically prescribed it. In fact it can land you in some serious trouble.

  • The only way you can get HGH into your body it is through injection. If injecting with this hormone is not for you, then this is not the right route to take and you should go with finding ways to optimise your own level.

  • To get some you need to go to your doctor. He’ll then administer a couple of tests. A pitiuitary simulation test or the IGF-1 test. These tests determine if you are low in HGH and they may administer HGH for you to increase the levels.

  • The optimal level will vary depending on who you ask. However, some sources have said that levels below 200 are seen as deficient.

Dangers of Taking Non-Medically Prescribe HGH

  • If you are found in possession of HGH without a prescription you will find yourself in hot water with the cops.

  • If you buy it through China or another asian country where it is very cheap you will be charged with importing an illegal substance.

  • When you take HGH without it being necessary or without somebody supervising you, it can weaken your immune system and put you at an increased risk of both diabetes and leukemia.

  • It is very expensive. Generally it starts at $600 a month and can be as much as $1000 per month. There are clinics out there that offer testosterone, HGH and other hormones (especially for bodybuilders) for $1200 to $1500.

  • If you choose to take this route (not recommended), be very careful as there have been cases where somebody has been sold an injection with a toxic substance in it that was labelled as HGH.

  • If taken incorrectly it can cause Acromegly, which is a thickening of the bones in the jaw, forehead and hands. It can also cause enlargement of the heart and kidneys, hypoglycaemia and diabetes.

Ways to Increase Your Own Level of HGH


Ensure you get good quality sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep or you get poor quality sleep, your body will produce cortisol which has an opposing effect on the body. When cortisol is produced, HGH is inhibited. This means your metabolism and fat burning will also decrease. To optimise this, it is important that you are getting the deep restorative sleep between midnight ad 3am meaning you should be asleep by 11pm at the latest.


  • Weight Lifting – Engage in regular mucle toning exercises because every time you work your muscles you will also stimulate Human Growth Hormone production. Even just 10 minutes of resistance exercise is enough to significantly raise your HGH and not only for the short term, but also lasting for a 24 hour period.

  • HIIT Training – High Intensity Burst Training engages the super fast twitch fibers which release HGH naturally. To do this, you need to raise your heart rate above your anaerobic threshold for 30 second intervals and about 5 or more times throughout the workout. It brings up your heart rate, allows it to go down again for about 2 minutes and then back up again etc etc.


  • Just before bed, eat a high protein, low carb snack so that the amino acids can help to boost HGH without the carbs spiking insulin levels and causing it to interfere with HGH production. High Insulin Levels = Low HGH.

  • Consuming sugars, in particular fructose within 2 hours of working out can signal your body to release somatostatin which also lowers HGH levels. These sugars will not only cause this release but will also stimulate secretion of insulin which severely decreases the release of HGH.

There are specific foods that have been shown to be useful for stimulating HGH production:

  • Goji Berries – These tiny berries contain something called sesquiterpenoids, as well as L-Glutamine and L-Arginine, which all stimulate your pineal gland to secrete more HGH.

  • Coconut Oil – A study done in 1978 showed that within 30-90 minutes of consuming coconut oil, they saw a rapid surge in HGH.

  • Grass Fed Beef – Obviously as it contains all the amino acids required for HGH production, this food is an absolute must.

  • Raw Chocolate – This is the richest source of tryptophan known to humans. Tryptophan is known to stimulate the pituitary to secrete HGH and dopamine. Also, the tryptophan will help with sleep quality therefore making it even more effective.

  • Eggs (preferably free range) – These are filled with powerful growth factors that can increase anabolic potential.

It is extremely important to remain hydrated as dehydration stops your hormones from functioning properly, therefore reducing the HGH production.


  • Melatonin

  • GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)Studies have shown that taking 1.5 to 3g of GABA right before bed can increase your production of HGH by 200%

  • Vitamin DGet your Vitamin D levels back up to 70-100ng/mL. Ensure you get tested and then if need be start making sure you get plenty of sunshine and/or take supplementation.

  • L-Arginine and L-Lysine CombinationStudies have shown that the combination of these two amino acids can increase the production of HGH by a whopping 700% if taken before exercise and sleep. For optimal results, 3-5g is recommended.

  • Glutamine2-10g of Glutamine after a workout or before bed has been shown to boost HGH levels.