Nutrition

Optimizing Meat Consumption

optimizing meat consumption

I have written before about the importance of eating meat and how meat is a nutrient dense food.  While it is possible to be healthy without eating meat, it is quite difficult. There is just too much evidence that clearly shows that most vegetarians are deficient in important micronutrients and all vegans are deficient.  And the media-driven craziness about meat causing cancer is just plain ridiculous, because it’s a distortion of the science.

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5 Nutrition Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Nutrition Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

When you are strength training, there are many reasons why you may not be achieving your goals. In my last post, I discussed the 5 training reasons why you were missing your target. In this post, we discuss the 5 nutrition reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar folklore is as colorful as it is practical. Legend states that a courtier in Babylonia (c. 5000 BC) “discovered” wine, formed from unattended grape juice, leading to the eventual discovery of vinegar and its use as a food preservative.

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The Latest Science on Nighttime Protein

Nighttime Protein

A recent Japanese study took a look at protein timing, and specifically the timing before going to sleep. Traditional “bro-science” has maintained for many years that muscle growth is optimized with a relatively even protein intake throughout the day. However, these researchers found that consuming a disproportionate amount of protein at breakfast and lunch adversely affected muscle protein synthesis.

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Nightshade Vegetables – Should You Avoid Them?

Nightshade Vegetables - Should You Avoid Them?

Recently, a friend told me about an article on nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant, that was written by a physician who vilified these vegetables.  That inspired me to do some research and write this article.

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Healthy Summer BBQ

Healthy Summer BBQ

Every summer, people across the U.S. start up their grills and enjoy summer barbeque’s with family and friends.  Good times, to be sure!  However, too often, these affairs are not particularly healthy and many people simply believe that a good ol’ fashioned BBQ is not a healthy meal.  So, the point of today’s article is to prove that line of thinking wrong.  I believe that a summer BBQ can be healthy and tasty.

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How Healthy is Wine?

How Healthy is Wine?

Ernest Hemingway said that wine is “one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things in the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection.” I like wine quite a bit myself, as do many people.  There is some confusion about wine, however, due to conflicting media reports, etc.….Is it healthy or not?

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

The question of how many carbohydrates one should consume is a hot topic these days. I see it in the media very frequently and I hear it live even more often. Clearly, there is an abundance of confusion. Let’s try to clarify this issue for you somewhat. I say somewhat, because the only true way to know what is right for you is to do your own homework and figure it out.

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Prescription for a Longer Life

Prescription for a Longer Life

​Recently, Mark Sisson wrote an article called Crossfit Training: How to Support Overall Wellness and Longevity with Primal.  I am a huge fan of Mark Sisson and I thought the article was great. As I reflected on it later, I thought to myself that this doesn’t apply just to crossfitters.  This is information that applies across a wide swath of folks.  So today, I give you excerpts from Mr. Sisson’s article, along with my own thoughts.

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