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In Nutrition

April 22, 2016

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In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com shares his recipe for Mexican Meatballs, a delicious blend of grass-fed ground beef, vegetables and spices.

Massie’s meatballs get their kick from chipotle powder, cinnamon, garlic and the Paleo Nick spice blend Super Radical Rib Rub.

Squash calabacitas rounds out the dish, providing the carbohydrate that balances the protein in the meatballs.

While the meatballs brown in one skillet, Massie sautés the vegetables in… Continue Reading

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Gary Taubes: Prosecuting Sugar

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

April 10, 2016

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The award-winning author sat down with Andréa Maria Cecil to talk about his career, his upcoming book and the task of correcting nutrition science.

It took six years and countless reclusive hours for investigative science journalist and best-selling author Gary Taubes to finish his latest book: “The Case Against Sugar.”

He calls it “a prosecutor’s argument.” The work opens by examining whether sugar should be perceived as a food or a drug… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

March 29, 2016

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This time on The CrossFit Kitchen, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com figures out the only way to make pizza better: using crispy bacon as the crust. This breakfast pizza takes bacon and eggs to a whole new level, and a side of broccoli brings balance to the dish.

Massie’s first step is to toss the veggies with a drizzle of olive oil and his own Veggie Victory spice blend. The broccoli florets then go on a… Continue Reading

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The Sugary Albatross

By Brittney Saline

In Nutrition

March 27, 2016

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The “energy balance” is a myth. You can’t outwork a bad diet.

Jason Mathews almost lost his pull-up.

Though Mathews has trained at CrossFit Armoury for the past three years, a desk job in sales convenience trumped cleanliness when it came to nutrition, and his 30 unbroken pull-ups soon dwindled to less than a handful.

“Now to get one or two (pull-ups) in a row is tough,” he said.

Despite his commitment to training, a diet dotted with… Continue Reading

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Candy Kids

By Hilary Achauer

In Kids, Nutrition

March 25, 2016

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Failed by their schools, kids rely on parents and coaches to teach them about proper nutrition.

Toward the end of our cross-country flight from San Diego, California, to the Northeast, the first-class flight attendant appeared in coach holding a tray of fresh-baked cookies. The sweet, warm smell filled the cabin as she passed over the adults and stopped at every row with kids, carefully handing cookies to all the children… Continue Reading

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With a Grain of Salt

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

March 13, 2016

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Sponsored “science” and constantly changing nutrition guidelines force people to carefully evaluate what they put in their bodies.

Nutrition is complicated. Many scientific studies either proclaim a particular food will kill you or help you live to be 300 years old, said Harvey Levenstein, professor emeritus of history at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

“It starts with some kind of a warning and it sounds like it’s very, very certain, but… Continue Reading

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Do It Till You’re Dead

By Josh Bunch

In CrossFit, Nutrition

March 11, 2016

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Feel free to ignore health warnings. You have every right to do so.

My dad died in 2011, taken peacefully while he slept. That’s what the obituary said anyway. If I’d had it my way, he would have gone down swinging like the hero every boy imagines his father to be.

From a three-foot nightstand beside his twin bed, I took a pocketknife, left the digital alarm clock and overflowing ashtray, and threw away an unopened pack of… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Nutrition

March 07, 2016

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With owner Olivia Heather and head coach Geoff Halston at the helm, CrossFit Tumuora has been transforming the Cook Islands community through its emphasis on an active lifestyle and good nutrition since July 2013.

“The Cook Islands is in a dire situation where we’re actually … the second most obese country or population in the world, as well as the most overweight,” Heather says.

“About 90 percent of our population is overweight, and 64 percent of them are… Continue Reading

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