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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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Is working out for weight loss a waste of time?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 13, 2014

The New York Times took a swipe at exercise yesterday, claiming that it “may not” be effective in weight loss. The accusation, featured in the paper’s Well blog, stems from a recent study in The Journal of Str

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New GMO Potatoes Use Science to Make Junk Food “Safe”

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 11, 2014

Usually, I save my bile for ranting here on The Nerd, but today I decided to throw down a little over at the Beachboy Blog. Here’s the skinny: In what appears to be part of the government’s continued effort to make potato

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Study confirms Americans eat crap, yet probably have a hard time taking one

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 30, 2014

Americans consume too many calories. We all know that. But a new study out of the University of Illinois shows that our diets may also be dreadfully low in several key nutrients. In other words, we got quantity down, but quality?

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