6 Important Truths About Carbs & Which Ones You Should Eat

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It’s a common scenario: You’re out to lunch with co-workers, and you ask the waiter to skip the bread that comes with your salad. Then a co-worker across the table from you pipes up with, “Are you not eating carbs anymore? Are you on a diet?”

Au contraire, mon frère. You’re actually still eating carbs. (carbohydrates, that is)

While you have an inquisitive co-worker, it’s easy to understand if their comments are guided under a common misunderstanding: “All carbs are bad!” Continue reading

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Your Protein Powder Ingredients: What to Look For & the Risks

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Credit: Wikimedia, Sandstein

Whether you’re slugging protein powder before/after your workout or you’re too rushed in the morning to sit down to eggs, it’s important to know what’s in the gigantic tub, beyond “protein, man.” Continue reading

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7 Reasons That Will Get You to Quit Drinking Diet Soda

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Roadsidepictures

Sugar is on the brain – from legislation and regulation, to films and books – and stirring up more chance for change every day. We’ve covered a good share of topics regarding sugar recently, so we wanted to touch on a sugar-themed food item that seems to evade macro trackers and calorie counters when it comes to weight and optimal health: Diet soda.

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4 Vitamins & the Important Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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We recently discussed how micronutrients, specifically minerals, play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning. You can read that post here.

When it comes to micronutrient deficiency, signs such as fatigue or cramps are often your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Next on the micronutrient discussion list? Vitamins. Continue reading

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Unhealthy Gut? 4 Consequences You May Not Know About

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Popular books like Wheat Belly and quantified selfers like Ben Greenfield are drawing more and more attention to gut health and the different factors that impact it. Why? Because the health of your gut is critical to maintaining more than just gastrointestinal function.

When it comes to being a healthy and functioning individual and the food we eat, how does this impact your quest for optimal health and being your best self? Continue reading

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Is IIFYM Healthy? What You Need to Know

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Diets and weight loss come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen nutrition advice – much of which is contradictory – range from adjusting certain food groups and our intake of them, to not eating after 6 p.m., to skipping meals entirely, to only drinking water/maple syrup/lemon juice/cayenne pepper (we know).

It’s not that these diets don’t “work,” because the reality is that any big change you make for an extended period of time is going to have an affect on your body and your health – negative or positive. It just depends on what you mean by “work,” and what your goals are. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.