Eat Your Broccoli: Another Mechanism Discovered by... →
ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2012) — Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered yet another reason why the “sulforaphane”compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is so good for you — it provides not just one, but two ways to prevent cancer through the complex mechanism of epigenetics. Epigenetics, an increasing focus of...
Myth Busters: 5 Fitness And Nutrition Myths... →
Myths just made life a lot harder. That’s because fitness and nutrition misinformation fool men and women into being confused and frustrated in their journey to creating a healthier lifestyle. Even when you’re already achieving results, a small myth or hear say conversation can throw you off. Thankfully, I’m about to inform you about fitness and nutrition misinformation. Here are five fitness...
The Truth Behind 5 Food Myths by Alan Aragon
It goes like this, a client looking to lead a healthier life hires me, a nutritionist, to help him improve his diet. I analyze what he’s been eating, factor in his food preferences, and together we create an eating plan that fits his lifestyle and goals. Soon after, he’s noticeably leaner and more energetic a happy customer. That’s when the trouble starts. After a coworker asks him for the...
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: What it is and What it... →
Title White JS. Straight talk about high-fructose corn syrup: what it is and what it ain’t. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Dec;88(6):1716S-1721S.Click here to read Links Abstract High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a fructose-glucose liquid sweetener alternative to sucrose (common table sugar) first introduced to the food and beverage industry in the 1970s. It is not meaningfully different in...
Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter?
The best answer that I or anyone else out there that deals with a great deal of nutritional science can give you will be a resounding, “it depends.” Unfortunately that sounds like a fairly gray answer, doesn’t it? Initially, once you break beyond the weight loss or gain phenomenon (oh, the sarcasm) known as energy in versus energy out and start to venture into more intermediate...
The Dieter's Paradox - Research Review by Lyle... →
By focusing on things like good/bad foods, clean vs. unclean eating, meal frequency exclusively or organic vs. non, people lose sight of the issue of portions and calories which are what really matter when it comes down to it. They rely on estimates which are oh so often off. And which appear to be colored heavily by the cognitive biases that many humans are so prone towards. Make no mistake,...
Cavemen, muscle mass, keto diets, milk, and more... →
From an article written on April 12th, 2011 on Lift-Run-Bang by Paul Carter. Before you jump face first into this masterpiece I want to note a few things for all you readers out there. First, this article contains a strong amount of adult language. If you are offended by this or can’t handle it then please move on. Second, whereas I agree with the majority of what is being said here I...
The GIFT Of Average Genetics by Chris Duffin
Most people envy those with freakish genetics, and it can be hard not to. However, being born with world class genetics ends up being a curse that they are never aware of and not a gift. Once you’ve been in, or an observer of, a sport for some time this may become more evident. It’s true that to be truly world class in a sport such as Michael Phelps or Bill Kazmaier you will never reach that by...
Protein Controversies by Lyle McDonald
The following represents the entirety of Chapter 8 from The Protein Book: A Complete Guide for the Coach and Athlete. Before looking at whole proteins and protein powders, I’d like to address some of the most common controversies that tend to surround the high protein intakes typically seen in and recommended to athletes. The major ones are kidney function, bone health, and heart disease and...
3pm slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer. →
Protein not sugar stimulates cells keeping us thin and awake, new study suggests. A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the scientific journal Neuron, has implications for understanding obesity and sleep disorders. Wakefulness and energy expenditure rely on “orexin cells”, which...