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The Myth of Adrenal Fatigue

By Kamal Patel and Kurtis Frank

In ExPhysiology, Nutrition

August 29, 2015

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Did you overwork your adrenal glands or are you getting worked by mythology and marketing?

Sticking to a physical exercise routine is tiring, but the soreness and fatigue from a good workout can easily be alleviated with a full meal and plenty of rest, so you’re raring to go by the time your next workout rolls around.

That’s the theory, at least.

When real life gets in the way, recovery can suffer. Sometimes, fatigue persists for so long between… Continue Reading

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A Sticky Story

By Chris Cooper

In Nutrition

August 24, 2015

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For almost 50 years, Gatorade’s marketing machine has been working to make you thirsty.

You can lead a man to water, but you can’t make him drink. Add sugar, salt, artificial flavors and a good story, and he’ll drink himself to death.

Since the early 1960s, sports-drink companies have worked to sell as many beverages as possible, and now the toughest market segment—people who just aren’t thirsty—has become the target thanks to clever advertising and sponsored research.

Gatorade created the… Continue Reading

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Big Soda Fires Back

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Legal, Nutrition

August 18, 2015

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American Beverage Association sues San Francisco over health-warning language on ads for sugar-sweetened beverages.

It’s not the occasional 8-oz. soda that’s worrisome. It’s the fact that most people who drink soda guzzle much more than just one, noted Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.

“Some studies find that even one 12-ounce soda a day is associated with an increased risk for type-2 diabetes,” Nestle told… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

August 17, 2015

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A lover of Indian food, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us chicken tikka masala served with spaghetti squash.

“’Tikka’ means ‘chunk,’ and ‘masala’ is really just any spice mix,” Massie says.

This flavorful recipe includes ginger, garlic, onion, cilantro and a homemade masala. To spice it up, Massie adds cayenne and chili pepper, but that’s optional depending on your yearning for burning.

To put the meal in the Zone, Massie recommends weighing the chicken… Continue Reading

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Sugar Bombs

By Emily Beers

In Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

August 14, 2015

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Believing sports drinks are a necessary part of athletics, many athletes fail to notice substantial amounts of added sugar that can affect their health and performance.

Tommy Marinoff used to live off pizza, burgers and Coke. When he went to the gym, he often guzzled a Gatorade mid-workout. He knew sugar-laced sodas weren’t the healthiest options but believed Gatorade was a wise choice, especially for athletic performance and recovery… Continue Reading

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Nick’s Zone: Ribs and Sweets With Paleo Q Sauce

By Nick Massie and Jesse Kahle

In HD Videos, Nutrition

August 07, 2015

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Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us slow-cooked ribs and sweet potatoes. Watch as he takes a meat-and-potatoes combo and makes it Zone-worthy.

“Three-block portions that are tough to beat,” Massie says. “It’s the meal that I call ‘ribs and sweets.’”

Start by preparing the ribs because they’ll take the longest to cook. Massie bottles his own rub—Paleo Nick’s Super Radical Rib Rub—but he’s got a spice recipe for dressing the ribs if you don’t have his… Continue Reading

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Sickly Sweet

By Brittney Saline

In Nutrition

July 31, 2015

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San Francisco becomes first city to require warning labels on soda while local university seeks long-term deal to put sugary beverages in front of students.

It’s in our homes; it’s in our universities. It lurks in the corners of our children’s schools, and it won our loyalty with its pocketbook and a mountain of sugar.

It’s Big Soda, and it’s got us right where it wants us: addicted.

Recently, San Francisco decided to do something about it.

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Zone Meal Plans

By Greg Glassman

In Nutrition

June 23, 2015

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This article was originally published May 1, 2004, as “CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans.”

Practicing CrossFit without any regard to nutrition is similar to only having “one oar in the water,” according to CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman, who authored this article. Sound nutrition, obtained from a high-quality diet in optimal quantities—as determined by the individual—provides the necessary foundation for continued progress and maximum adaptations from the program.

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