Category Archives: Supplementation

Research Recap – May 2016

Before we dive into the research, I think it’s important to share a disturbing statistic with you. A recent report in the journal Obesity used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine that 17.4% of children (aged 2-19) met the criteria for class 1 obesity in 2013-2014. The sad part being,…

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Research Recap – Apr 2016

Nutrition A new paper from the New Zealand Medical Association outlines the highly effective, and very simple protocol for reversing and preventing diabetes – eat less carbs! Here’s a quote that sums it up perfectly: “In individuals dependent on insulin and other hypoglycaemic medication, the difficulty of matching higher intakes of carbohydrates with the higher…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Most Common Autoimmune Condition You’ve Never Heard Of

Thyroid receptors are present in every cell in the body, and the thyroid hormones affect all major systems – having a direct impact on digestion, metabolism, cholesterol, body temperature, glucose tolerance, cognitive function, and fertility (to name a few). Sadly, thyroid dysfunction is on the rise. And though it’s rarely discussed, synthetic hormone medications are…

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Research Recap – Feb 2016

Nutrition: A new review study shows that heavily baked and boiled vegetables have less nutritional value than their raw counterparts, because of reductions in polyphenols (antioxidants). Interestingly, frying and steaming (in a pressure cooker) seemed to have the opposite affect; increasing the nutrient levels by 50 and 125%. The other way you can improve the…

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5 ACTUAL Super Foods (Hint: Agave Isn’t 1 of Them)

If you look hard enough, you can come up with something “super” about any food. But, what you should really be looking at, is whether all those benefits make up for the drawbacks. For instance, you could say soy is high in protein, or wheat is high in fiber, but does that mean they’re good…

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Research Recap – Jan 2016

Nutrition A new study from McMaster University demonstrates the major impact dietary protein has on muscle gain and fat loss. The researchers split participants into a high protein group (2.4g per kg bodyweight) and low protein group (1.2g per kg bodyweight), and had them train 6 days per week while eating the same number of…

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High Dose Vitamin D is Ineffective? Not So Fast

Last month my Twitter was blowing up with articles questioning the effectiveness of vitamin D, and head-turning titles like: “Vitamin D increases risk of falls.” “Have we been wrong about vitamin D?” And my personal favorite. “The sun goes down on Vitamin D.” This was the article I ended up clicking on. Not only because…

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Research Recap – Dec 2015

Nutrition More evidence that we’re better off with steak and eggs than cereal for breakfast. With this study from the Journal Nutrition showing that children given a high-protein breakfast are less hungry and burn more fat than those given a high-carb one. Moderate alcohol consumption continues to show promise for extending lifespan; this time in…

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