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Suck It Up

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

January 03, 2016

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Marion Nestle talks about how Big Soda is under attack from communities and people who are tired of obesity, diabetes and bad science.

The ingredients in soda are simple: carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose, caramel color, phosphoric and citric acids, caffeine, and natural flavors. The ingredients may be simple, but their impact is profound.

Selling this flavored sugar water has turned The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple… Continue Reading

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Devil in the Diet

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

January 01, 2016

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Fat has been demonized for over a century—with disastrous consequences.

In the 1800s, Sylvester Graham scornfully wrote of fatty meats’ driving sexual desire. His cure: whole wheat.

Later in the century, John Harvey Kellogg, a Graham follower, espoused the same wisdom, adding that too much lard would cause bowel backup. His solution: vegetarianism.

This way of eating, both men argued, was also a way to avoid disease and prolong life.

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I Am Ivan

By Jay Vera and Irvin Anfoso

In Athletes, Coaching, Nutrition

December 30, 2015

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Meet Ivan Garcia. The 26-year-old waiter and bouncer aspires to be a police officer, but one thing stands in his way: his weight.

The restaurant where Garcia works is located in Scotts Valley, California, near CrossFit Headquarters. When Garcia’s mother approached CrossFit HQ trainer Jenny Lau about training her son, Lau was ready to help Ivan reclaim his body.

“My shoulder hurt really bad, my knees hurt really bad, my back hurt… Continue Reading

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Drunk on Sugar?

By Lon Kilgore

In ExPhysiology, Nutrition

December 28, 2015

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Study results suggest guzzling a beer after a workout might actually be more productive than chugging a sugar-laced sports drink.

I just finished Grace, and I’m old, tired, sweaty and thirsty. What should I drink when I separate myself from this sweat angel? The media and academic exercise organizations favor Gatorade or some other sports drink to help people rehydrate and recover after exercise, and we are led to believe a body of sports… Continue Reading

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Nick’s Zone: Fajita Pie

By Nick Massie

In HD Videos, Nutrition

December 27, 2015

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In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com takes a brief break from rowing to share his recipe for fajita pie. Unfamiliar with fajita pie? Just think shepherd’s pie with a twist.

Massie’s fajita pie—made up of a special blend of meat and spices and a layer of caramelized sweet-potato mash—brings together the simplicity of Midwestern comfort food and the vibrant flavors of the Southwest. Seasonings, three different types of… Continue Reading

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Carbo-Load of Crap

By T.J. Murphy

In Nutrition, Running

December 24, 2015

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T.J. Murphy explains how he ditched his traditional running diet, lost weight, didn’t bonk and felt better.

On Aug. 9 The New York Times published “Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away from Bad Diets.” The report focused on Coca-Cola’s financial support of a group of scientists pledging to fight the obesity crisis by calling for more exercise rather than intake of fewer calories.

The article created a backlash that set… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

December 19, 2015

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Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us a traditional holiday classic with a twist. Turducken is delicious and a great centerpiece for your holiday table, and if you add bacon and butternut squash—well, jackpot.

Step 1: Prepare the “stuffing.” Massie’s stuffing is mostly bacon and butternut squash, but he notes you can use your favorite stuffing recipe instead. When it’s time to prepare the meat, Massie shares an easy way to… Continue Reading

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Food for Thought

By Emily Beers

In Legal, Nutrition

December 18, 2015

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Regulation of nutrition practitioners is intended to protect the public, but critics suggest it reduces the innovative thought needed to fight obesity.

Amanda Petroccione thought she wanted to be a registered dietitian (RD), but Petroccione was disheartened when her studies highlighted flaws in a program designed to produce nutrition experts who lead the industry. During her time at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, she had the… Continue Reading

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