Category Archives: Beyond the Books

Are You Eating Enough Protein?

Weighing, counting, and measuring food is exhausting. I’ve never liked it for myself and I’ve never recommended it to my clients.  Mainly because it makes life miserable; taking the joy out of eating and turning health into a chore. Realistically, there’s no need to ‘track’ when you’re eating the right foods. And with the foolproof…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vinegar is to digestion, as fermented foods are to gut flora. The ‘real food’ supplement that came well before pills and capsules. Initially, vinegar was used as a food preservative, until it’s long-list of medicinal benefits were discovered. With some cultures (like the Chinese) using it as a sanitizer over 1000 years ago, and others…

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5 Servings/Day or 1 Serving/Month – The Real Nutrient-Dense Food

We’re told that healthy eating involves plenty of fruits and vegetables. Which I can totally get behind, if it comes right after Make Animal Protein Mandatory.  Or better yet, Make Animals Mandatory… …and definitely DON’T eliminate them! Realistically, eating animals should be the priority. As they’re not only the reason we have the big brain…

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Fermented Foods – The Better (& Cheaper) Probiotic

A variety of fermented (or cultured) foods are consumed across the globe as a dietary staple. Not only because they’re an excellent way to increase the shelf-life of certain foods, but because they have tremendous health benefits. Improving digestion (1, 2, 3, 4) and elimination (1, 2, 3) Enhancing immune function (1, 2, 3) Increasing…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – Consider The Cold Shower

The body composition benefits from starting your day with a cold shower can’t be ignored.  Which may sound gimmicky, until you recognize that there’s no product to recommend, or solution to sell.  And really no ulterior benefit to pushing this information in general. Other than maybe a pat on the back and a: “Thanks man,…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – The Wheat-Free Feast

Although celiac disease was identified over 2000 years ago, we’ve only understood it as gluten intolerance since the 1950’s.  Now, some 60+ years later, it’s becoming clear that it’s not just gluten….and it’s not just a concern for those with a wheat-allergy! Those with celiac disease can actually react to any of the wheat proteins…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – Repair Your Gut

It’s common to overlook the health of our gut, even though it contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of our body.  Protecting us from infection, supporting our metabolism, and promoting healthy digestion and elimination. There are over 100 trillion organisms in the gut, that make up ¾ of our immune system.  Unfortunately, the…

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Hate Squatting? Embrace the Low Bar

There are many different ways to squat, and each variation has it’s own list of pros and cons. But if you’re looking for athletic performance enhancements, you can’t leave out the Barbell Back Squat…even if you do think you suck at. “The squat movement pattern is arguably one of the most critical fundamental movements necessary…

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