A Little Advice…

Protein strategies to build better muscles

by Denis Faye | 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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The Lowdown on Diet and Depression

by Denis Faye | 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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Everything you need to know about protein

by Denis Faye | May 23, 2014

Essential amino acids? High protein diets? BCAAs? What the frak? The simple truth is that the topic of protein is every bit as confusing as the Middle East Peace Process and DC Comics Multiverse continuity. But don’t worry,

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The BWR: Let’s hear it for exercise-induced nausea!

by Denis Faye | April 29, 2014

  If you’ve been a member of the Nerd Herd for a while, you know I’m a Steve Edwards Birthday Challenge devotee. Every year on my birthday, I do something hard and fun, just to make the most out of this bag oR

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Vitamin D: The Pain-in-the-Butt Micronutrient

by Denis Faye | April 16, 2014

Nutrients don’t get much more annoying than Vitamin D. For starters, we don’t get enough of it. According to some research, the deficiency rate has as much as tripled in recent years. And one particularly harrowing ar

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Tony Horton’s Four Must-Have Supplements

by Denis Faye | February 4, 2014

As regular Nerd Herders may know, I spent the better part of 2013 collaborating with Tony Horton on his new self help book, The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life.I’ve worked with Tony for years, writing collat

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Dealing with herpes, Nutrition Nerd-style (Part two)

by Denis Faye | December 31, 2013

(Part two of a two-part series. In part one, we took a look at whatherpes is, exactly, and how doctors treat it. Check that intel out here.)    Modern medicine is great and all, but in an effort to keep your herpes in check, I t

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Dealing with herpes, Nutrition Nerd-style (Part one)

by Denis Faye | December 30, 2013

While there are worse viruses a person can acquire, few have the stigma of herpes. Because this sexually transmitted disease isn’t generally life threatening like HIV/AIDS, it gets viewed more as an embarrassment. Yet, because i

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Tummy troubles: Is your appetite regulator broken?

by Denis Faye | September 21, 2013

Weight loss, for most, is relatively easy. Keeping it off is the tricky part. You follow a plan, you exercise, you shed pounds, you make everyone at your high school reunion jealous dancing the cabbage patch in your size 2 little

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The Nutrition Nerd’s Guide to Eating While Injured, Part Two

by Denis Faye | September 2, 2013

Welcome back to my two-parter on how to eat when you’re recovering from an injury. Last week, we discussed how we heal; how many calories we should eat while we heal; and how protein, carbs, and fat should be treated while w

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