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The Nerd Blog

Ignore the bacteria behind the curtain!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 15, 2015

If I told you that your mind is controlled by bacteria in your gut, you’d probably wonder if I also believe Elvis is still alive and that your FitBit contains government microchips tracking your every move. Well, hold on t

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Junk food shaming not as effective as hoped. Nutrition Nerd needs new shtick.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 18, 2015

I admit it. I’m a junk food shamer. While I’d never trash a person for what they look like, I’m the first to let loose a pithy comment about what they put in their mouth. If you’ve asked me for help with

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Science shows extract makes you lose weight, but not really

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 11, 2015

The latest chapter in humankind’s never-ending Quest to Lose Weight Without Trying Too Hard showed up on the pages of the journal Cell last month. Harvard researchers used an extract Celastrol from a Chinese plant called Tri

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Recipe Monday: Trout in a Jar

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 18, 2015

No, that’s not a typo. The insufferable hipsters cutting-edge editorial staff over at the Beachbody Blog are getting all artisanal this week with a series of Mason jar recipes. Not to be outdone, I’ve assigned my vas

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No, Fast Food is not as Effective as Supplements for Recovery. Duh.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 7, 2015

A couple Nerd Herders (high-fives to Ben and Kevin) directed me to a bit o’ click bait floating around the interwebs lately claiming to bitch slap the “true behemoth” supplement industry via a study showing &

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450 Miles in 45 Hours: My Birthday Challenge to Beat Cancer

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 26, 2015

A couple years ago, Steve Edwards gave me a bike. I don’t mean a beat up, rusty ol’ beach cruiser, but rather a high performance, decked-out Cannondale road bike. At the time, I had little more than a passing curiousity in cyc

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Bacon. (That’s all I need in this headline to make you read this.)

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 17, 2015

Few foods are as divisive as cured and processed meats. Although both were created for less-than-culinary reasons (the former to preserve meat, the latter to trick consumers into eat lips and assholes), the human race has develope

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Red wine for weight loss? You talkin’ to me?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 10, 2015

There’s nothing more chilling than watching a bunch of public relations pimps go all Harvey Keitel on a sweet, innocent Jodie Foster of a scientific study. It seriously makes me want to shave myself a mohawk, pack some hea

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Protein strategies to build better muscles

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 23, 2014

“Skeletal muscle protein turns over at a rate of about 1-2% per day. The latter implies that skeletal muscle tissues is broken down and rebuilt approximately every 3 months.”  – Prof. Luc van Loon, “Dietar

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New Fasting Study Not So Fastinating

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 10, 2014

When people ask me about fasting–intermittent or other–I quote my friend Fred Nietzche who once said “Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.” When they look at me like I’ve lost my marbles, I

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