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5 Ways to Turbocharge Your Athletic Recovery

5 Ways to Turbocharge Your Athletic Recovery For many years, animal products high in protein have been considered essential components of a proper athletic recovery meal following exercise.  Meat, fish and eggs have been historically emphasized as the most effective foods for athletic recovery because they are high in protein, an essential nutrient required for…

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FitStar: The Future of Fitness is in Your Pocket

FitStar: The Future of Fitness is in Your Pocket Recently published data from the CDC indicates that our lifestyles have become increasingly busy and more sedentary over the past 20 years, fueling the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  According to the most recent data, 35.7% of Americans are obese.  That means that 1…

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The Power of Nutritional Simplicity – 8 Reasons Why Variety is Not Always Better

The Power of Nutritional Simplicity – 8 Reasons Why Variety is Not Always Better I recently had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica for a vacation with friends to surf and eat papayas until I passed out.  Mission accomplished.  My days were just as I wanted them to be – playing in the water,…

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Endocrine Disruptors – 5 Steps to Reduce Your Exposure

5 Steps to Reduce Your Exposure to Those Nasty Food-Borne Endocrine Disruptors You may or may not have heard of “endocrine disruptors” before.  Whether you know anything about them or not, just the name of this potent class of food-borne chemicals is enough to make me shiver.  Today, the Environmental Working Group released a list…

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Eating for Optimal Muscle Recovery: Strategies for Excellent Post-Exercise Nutrition

Eating for Optimal Muscle Recovery: Strategies for Excellent Post-Exercise Nutrition To call exercise “good for you” is a huge understatement.  Exercise is so good for you that many doctors and health experts now classify it as the most powerful medicine known to man.  This article isn’t about what type or how much exercise you should…

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What’s Your Poop Number? Why Adding Fiber to Your Diet Can Protect Against Cancer, Diabetes, and High Cholesterol

What’s Your Poop Number?  Why Adding Fiber to Your Diet Can Protect Against Cancer, Diabetes, and High Cholesterol It’s time to talk about poop.  I’m not even going to sugar coat it.  Poop is gross.  Poop smells.  Poop is something that most people generally don’t talk about.  But now it’s time to address a subject…

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Some Like It Hot! – 5 Reasons Why Capsaicin Should Be In Your Diet

Some Like it HOT! – 5 Reasons Why Capsaicin Should Be In Your Diet For the masochists in the world, the best way to achieve that coveted pain/pleasure point at meal times is by inviting our frenemy CAPSAICIN to the table. Not that everyone loves to torture themselves at dinner, but the satisfaction of swallowing…

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Are You Addicted to Red Meat?

Are You Addicted to Red Meat? I’m sure you’ve heard by now that red meat is terrible for you.  If you haven’t, perhaps it’s time to wake up.  Research conducted over the past 20 years has made some considerable findings about the detriment that red meat has done to our overall health, turning even the…

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Are You A Tech-Fitness Geek? Use Technology to Turbo-Charge Your Workouts

Are you a Tech-Fitness Geek?  Use Technology to Turbo-Charge Your Workouts It’s amazing how sophisticated we’ve made working out these days.  Ten years ago all you had to do was strap on some shoes and a pair of shorts.  Nowadays, most people won’t even be seen exercising in public without an iPod, a pair of…

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Peach Perfect A Guide To Selecting This Summer’s Best Peaches

Peach Perfect – A Guide to Selecting This Summer’s Best Peaches Incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet is one of the most exciting tasks before you! You are about to embark on a discovery of hundreds of tomato varieties of every shape and color, strange spicy mustard greens you never thought were edible,…

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