What are the benefits of BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) for Fat Loss?

This is a brief article to describe the potential positive effects of BCAA’s for fat loss.

Good supplements should be designed with effectiveness in mind. The physical components of essential amino acids are easily digestible using powder or capsule BCAA supplements. Many BCAA supplements contain little or no calories so it will add nutrient density to a calorie restricted diet.

Burning fat on a calorie restricted diet

This specific combination of essential amino acids provide energy and clean burning muscle nutrients.

Fat loss on a caloric restricted diet is more likely to be successful when it is low in sugar, alcohol, and processed foods. You should be plant strong as well.

When to take BCAA

There are several occasions but the best bang for the buck is around the workout period. So…

1. Take BCAA before/during/or/after the workout. I would take it about 15-30 minutes prior to a workout to let it digest. If I knew my workout was going to be long (more than 75 minutes), then I would sip on it to improve fitness gains.

2. During short eating windows and diet, BCAA can be a life saving nutrient for the good cells. In other words, say you decide to eat only between a 10 hour period in the day — you would probably lose weight. By consuming the BCAA’s during time of fasting (the other 14 hours), you will preserve cells which are capable of signaling the fat burning process. And let the fat burn baby.

Where to find it?

It’s everywhere.


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4 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Natural Health, Wellness and RECOVERY

Have you heard of Tea Tree Oil?

Renowned for the power it bestows upon the skin of man. Tea Tree Oil has found widespread use throughout the entire world because it is a more reliable remedy than many.

The leaves grow naturally near ponds in Australia which are known to this day as healing waters

The leaves grow naturally near ponds in Australia which are known to this day as healing waters

Even better, tea tree oil is LOADED with studies suggesting the benefits to be reflective of reality.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

So there you have it, tea tree oil may promote the strengthening of damaged or infected tissue. Find on Amazon.

Tips on using tea tree oil

  1. Tea tree oil is for external use and is toxic to humans and animals if ingested.
  2. For sensitive areas, you can dilute with clean water or other oils to good effect.
  3. When used properly it sanitizes, sterilizes, disinfects, cleanses and purifies the skin
  4. Want to heal faster? In conjunction with tea tree oil, you can use other oils that are rich in antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins/minerals such as Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut oil and other extracts)

The leaves of tea tree survive and grow in temperatures considered quite harsh — demonstrating that this plant is capable of protecting itself and even thriving in a challenging environment.

Thankfully the oils work in synergy with the life and ecosystem of our skin… promoting a more healthy you.

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3 Secrets to Fat Loss: Reduce Stress!

Let’s talk about burning fat from your body

First of all, lets be clear about the basics

A very famous strongman from the old days

Okay–lets keep this simple.

1. Start by reducing calories by 300 per day in the first week.

With a goal of reducing calories by 300 at a time, you should be able to achieve this without major changes to your lifestyle.

2. Exercise is an important stimulus

Physical activity allows for the growth and renewal of cellular processes– we call this Recovery. During the Recovery period (often between 12-48 hours) your metabolism will be running more efficiently. Now you’re in a position to retain muscle while oxidizing fat cells. Awesome!

Recovery is even more important than exercise.

Recovery is even more important than exercise.

3. Reduce Stress

People who are stressed out have a harder time recovering.

Tips for stress reduction

  • Sleep at least 7 hours and the sooner after dark the more effective the sleep

  • Eat a plant-strong diet consisting of a variety of vegetables, stalks, roots, seeds, berries, and especially leafy greens! Lean proteins and essential fatty acid containing proteins are valuable too.

  • ...keep it natural...

    …keep it natural…

  • Herbs and nutrient ideas: Ashwaganda, Maitake (and variety of medicinal mushrooms), Magnesium, Trace Minerals, Vitamin D, Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, certain antioxidant blends, and Super Food powders… a personal favorite.

  • 60+ minutes light exercise per day (walking, doing chores, gardening, cleaning, organizing)

  • 20 minutes of Intense exercise 4x/weekly (HIIT training, hill repeats, bodyweight circuit training, etc)

Well hope that helps– thanks for stopping by Dre Fitness…

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Thoughts on Cyclical Nature of health and wellness

Most of what we know about life.

Is Cyclical

occurring in cycles; recurrent.

The cycles which effect life are mostly out of our control. Therefore, just as you can imagine people going through harsh winters, we must adapt (or move the heck outta there!).

Adaptation occurs through cycles

Sleep. Wake. Eat. Move. Rest. Eat. Sleep


By eating certain foods, we add stimulus into the systems — the cycles become enhanced by antioxidants and energizing nutrients.

Cycle your fruits and vegetables, especially your supplements

Variety of beneficial nutrients is key. Focus on one goal at a time. Such as: Consume kale three times per week.

The following week you will be able to experiment with other fruits and vegetables. Listen to how your body feels when you eat these foods. If you are eating “enough” fruits and vegetables, then you should look very lean in the midsection.

Power of the Mind

Supplement Uses


  • Enzymes (absorb nutrients from food, reduce bloating)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (stimulates digestive function, among other benefits)


  • Probiotics (mutually beneficial relationship between human and bacteria)
  • Greens (powdered greens equaling five servings of vegetables in one scoop)


  • Bee Pollen Granules (nature’s most complete food, full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids)


  • Whey Protein (extremely pure form of protein that feeds muscle, organ, and human tissue)
  • Rhodiola Rosea (a favorite herbal adaptogen to reduce stress and boost livelihood)


  • Fish Oil, Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid (one of nature’s most essential oils that your cells probably aren’t getting enough of)

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The Role of Supplements in a Health and Fitness Program

Are fitness supplements worth the cost?

N.O. Xplode, Aromatest, and Anabolic Halo all have three things in common.

Shiny bottles, hefty price tag, and big promises.

The NYTimes just ran a fitness article about designer supplements and the billions of dollars Americans spend each year. The main market for these supplements are young men who desire to achieve the ideal male physique.

Can supplement companies outsmart nature?

Gaining muscle is difficult. For a guy to get a ripped, muscular physique, he has to literally live the lifestyle. And when two out of every three people are overweight or obese, this society does not make it easy to get lean.

Supplement companies make big promises. Increased muscularity, massive muscle pumps, shredded abdominals, and stronger libido can be found on the labels of fitness supplements. With these pills, they promise, you can use advanced technology to gain muscle.

But this is foolish because nature got it right the first time. In fact, the robustness of the immune system is intrinsically linked to the potential strength and power output of every gym goer. That means you need a functioning immune system for a big bench press.

Everything you need…you can find in nature, almost.

I just received a good multi-vitamin as a free sample from a top company. But, looking at the ingredients, and considering the foods I consumed today, I can’t imagine that I’ll be even using this multivitamin. To give you a clue of the food I ate today, it included eight pieces of fruits, and at least ten servings of vegetables, along with lentils and quinoa. Why in the world would I need a multivitamin?

But, there are a few minor essential elements that my diet lacks…

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids — so I take fish oil supplement daily.

Vitamin D — so I take Vitamin-D 4,000 IU every other day.

Recovery Drink (Carb/Protein) —  I do support the use of a designer Recovery Drink with simple carbs and whey protein to consume following workouts. A designer recovery drink can really boost muscle growth, hormone levels, and fat loss.

Focus on the core essentials

The American food system doesn’t make it easy to get enough nutrients, but no one ever said life was easy. If you really want a ripped body, you’ve got to dedicate yourself to healthy food at least 80% of the time.

And if you want to have some extra fun, then try out more supplements, because a lot of them actually WILL give you a boost. Just focus on the core first.

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