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Supplement Testing for Banned Substances

You can’t guarantee your supplement is completely free from banned substances. However, choosing a supplement that has been 3rd party tested (tested for banned substances by an outside company) provides added safety. Just because a supplement passes 3rd party testing this doesn’t mean the supplement is safe for you. A sports dietitian with experience can determine if a supplement is …

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Coffee & Acrylamide: Cup of Cancer?

Coffee – a Cup of Cancer?

Brace yourself. Thanks to a court in California, your cup of coffee may soon come with a cancer warning. The potentially cancer-causing culprit in coffee is acrylamide. Though the court decision is not final yet, the news articles are both confusing and misleading. Acrylamide is far from unique to coffee. Plus, there are no convincing research studies that clearly show …

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Focusing on Fewer Ingredients in Food is Pointless

Zoning in on the number of ingredients in packaged foods is one of the stupidest consumer driven trends to date. Fueled by the unsubstantiated fear of anything not immediately recognizable or easy to pronounce, companies are turning to “fewer ingredients” to make their food stand out on over-crowded store shelves. Short, recognizable ingredient lists are leading packaged food trends in 2016 yet …

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Yikes! Are there Antibiotics or Hormones in Your Milk & Dairy Foods?

Are antibiotics and hormones used in dairy cows contributing to the obesity epidemic, early puberty and antibiotic resistance? Before going down that road, we have to first we have to first ask if there are any antibiotics or hormones in milk and dairy products. In this blog post I will cover: Why are antibiotics given to cows? Antibiotics are not in milk, here’s …

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Tackling Concussions Head-On: How Nutrition Can Improve Outcomes

I sat on the floor hunched over and crying. My elbows were raised – close to my eyes as my arms hugged my head, hands clenched at the base of my neck. My brain felt like a percussion instrument shaking inside my skull. As the pounding grew more intense the pain became unbearable. I had a concussion, my second in two years, …

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Fake Sugar – How Sweet it Is

Yesterday I talked a little bit about Sweeteners – the pale-colored packets of not-quite-granular sweet white powder. People ask me all the time about sweeteners and if they’ll cause cancer or give you headaches. Mind you, most of these people are downing French Fries and doughnuts like they are the last ones left on the island on that show Survivor. …

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