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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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Do Crash Diets Get The Green Light?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 17, 2014

If you’re willing to swallow a new study from Down Under, it looks like “crash diet” is no longer a dirty word. (Technically, it’s two words, but you get my point.) Researchers at the University of Melbour

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Artificial Sweetener Smackdown

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 26, 2014

Although I’m a man of science—or at least a sciency man-child—my dislike of artificial sweeteners has always defied logic. Sure, the government considers them “Generally Recognized as Safe”, but as saccharin’s

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The Lowdown on Diet and Depression

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 17, 2014

Let’s face it. Depression can be a bummer. Sure, it can lead to great works of literature, art, or comedy, but I’d bet my hat that if Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh, or Robin Williams–who all took their own

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Getting wishy washy about breakfast!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 8, 2014

Ever since civilization entered beta testing, we’ve been pondering certain fitness and nutrition questions. If I drink just a little more of this fermented fruit juice, what could possibly go wrong? Does this animal skin/to

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I’m, like, totally powerful now

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 29, 2014

Hey everyone! I got a promotion! Going forward, you may call me Beachbody “Director of Nutrition Content”, “sir”, or just “jive turkey.” My new role at Beachbody is basically the same as my ol

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Batman don’t get no cancer

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

Long time Nerd Herders out there are probably well aware of Steve Edwards, my mentor and long-time collaborator. More than anyone else, he’s the person who opened my eyes to the importance of helping others look after themse

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