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Your Microbiome: More Than Just a Trendy Term

Take a look at your belly. There is some skin, a layer of adipose tissue (some of us may have more than others), some muscle, and then below all of that are several feet of small and large intestine, all ...

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Resolving for Change: Small Steps to Better Nutrition

Every year, when the New Year rolls around, we find ourselves motivated to create change. Some of us are motivated by the 10 pounds of fruit cake and mulled wine we put on. Others, I suspect, are motivated by a ...

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Nutrition Wars: What is the Best Source of Protein?

Before I start receiving threatening letters, I would like to start this piece by making the following statement: The ethical reasons for being a vegetarian or vegan are noble and only a human with karmic moral autonomy would ever attempt ...

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Eating Carbohydrates and Other Dirty Secrets

It was some time ago that the world was exposed to the evils of carbohydrates. Unbeknownst to those of us living on low-fat, high-pasta diets, we had misplaced our fear in the wrong macronutrient. With the quality of “scientific journalism” ...

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When More Is Not Better: Explaining Portion Control to a Gluttonous Nation

Whenever those science peeps in lab coats learn how to condense appropriately nourishing meals, the tradition of cooking, and the socializing of eating into a single pill, I’m gonna buy that. But until then, we all have to choose what ...

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To Booze or Not to Booze, That Is the Question

Six months ago, I decided to stop drinking alcohol for a year. Surprisingly, this was not inspired by a DUI, drunk dialing an ex-boyfriend, or one of those hangovers that has me queasy at the thought of tequila. It was ...

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A Balancing Act: The Science and Practicality of Electrolytes

“It’s really just kitchen science,” laughs Tim Cunninghamm as he describes the 30-year process of developing an electrolyte drink. He makes it sound like he was tweaking my grandmother’s cookie recipe. (You could spend 30 years doing that and they’d ...

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When Our Bellies Become Bottomless Pits

Let’s just get something straight from the beginning: Our bodies were not designed to consume 5,800 calories a day. But come training season, I sure as hell try my damnedest. I happily pull up Strava after a long ride and ...

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All That and More: How Bone Broth Can Save Your Relationship

Unless you’ve been living in a media vortex or have no friends, you’ve probably been hearing the raves about bone broth. The claims of its magical powers range from solving impossible math equations to growing entire new limbs. Probably it ...

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Macronutrients and the Three-Piece Pie

One of the easiest ways to start a brawl between nutritionists and trainers and athletes is to make a statement about how many carbohydrates a person ought to consume in a day. Because, just as fat once had the bad ...

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