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Health or Hype: Is Gluten All That It’s Cracked up to Be?

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What is the hype about gluten? There have been many debates about the dangers of gluten in the diet. The gluten-free diet has been discussed by everyone from professional athletes like tennis champion Novak Djokovic to celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Some say it isn’t harmful and is hype while others say it’s very dangerous and everyone should avoid it like the plague.

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Trailblazing Thursdays: ‘Toning’ Isn’t Real. Spot Reduction Isn’t Real. Any Questions?

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How many times have you seen the front of a magazine claim to get you the ‘abs you want’ by summer? How many times have you heard someone say they don’t want to gain muscle mass, they just want to ‘tone’?

We recently concluded our fireside chat series with Tim Ferriss, but the conversation on fitness never stops! Something Tim said about ‘toning’ and ‘spot reduction’ struck a chord, and we thought we’d let our audience know once and for all: the concepts behind these terms are myths!

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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.