A Little Advice…

Immunonutrition: Eating to Avoid Illness as an Endurance Athlete

 Since exercise is supposed to make us healthy and stuff, you’d think endurance athletes, who spend countless hours running, cycling, paddling, swimming, or (insert action verb here)-ing would be the healthiest kids on the block, right? Weird thing is, we’re not. We’re a notoriously phlegmy demographic—and with good reason, given all the heppest researchers know …

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The No Carbs After 6pm Rule! Now Featuring Science!

When it comes to nutrition, I tends to side with science—or at least common sense and strong anecdotal evidence. Usually, this serves me well, but sometimes, I end up looking like a dork when cutting-edge clinical research accidentally validates some made up crap that I’ve spent years debating. Case in point, I’ve never been a huge …

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Are you under-eating? Well, knock it off!

NPR ran a segment recently on how many young female athletes tend to undereat, which can result in female athlete triad syndrome: irregular menstruation, low energy, and weak bones.  The piece focuses on the bone thing, which is understandable. People build stronger bones until their mid-twenties and then it’s all downhill, especially for women because of hormonal …

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The benefits of going on the juice

Astute Nerd Herders may notice that I’m having a major romance with the new Beachbody Performance (BBP) line of supplements, mostly because the nutty professor lookalikes Beachbody’s R&D team allowed me to play lab rat with their formulations for months leading up the launch, causing my cycling performance to explode. But I’ve never been one to simply “drink the …

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

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 developed both a religious-like love and a fatwa-like hate for these foods. It all boils down to: Are they …

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