Category Archives for Nutrition

5 Takeaways from Dr. Rob Rakowski’s Nutrition Seminar

Dr. Bob Rakowski’s nutrition seminar at the 2016 SWIS symposium covered a variety of dietary and lifestyle interventions, from gut healing protocols and sleep support to nutritional cleanses used with elite athletes. Although there were a lot of specifics discussed in regards to the details of nutritional protocols, supplements, and dosages, I feel that the […]

Continue reading

How to Finally Kill Your Sugar Addiction

Wouldn’t it be great if we all had an endless supply of willpower? No amount of temptation or distraction could throw us off course. Making a change in our habits would be as simple as deciding to do it. Unfortunately, this is not how human behavior works, which is evident by how hard it is […]

Continue reading

Nutrition for Surgery Recovery

A freak accident or momentary lapse in concentration during intense training is all it takes for injuries to happen. Some injuries could stall your progress for months and even require surgery. If you’re a serious gym rat, that kind of setback is your worst nightmare. Modern orthopedic procedures are more effective than ever, but most […]

Continue reading

Avoid the Whey Protein Bloat

If you’re involved in the fitness world, you are probably familiar with the benefits of using whey protein in a post-workout protein shake. The speed of absorption, high bio-availability, and large amount of branched-chain amino acids make whey ideal for muscle recovery. There’s a reason whey protein powder has been the gold standard for many […]

Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Bulking Phase?

In theory, bulking up is simple: train hard, eat well, and allow enough recovery time. So why are so many people unsuccessful in their attempts to pack on muscle mass? The biggest factor in failed bulking programs is lack of preparation. But not just in terms of nutrition. Preparing to bulk includes establishing a base […]

Continue reading

7 Myths Surrounding the Gluten-Free diet

With all of the conflicting information circulating around the internet, it is easy to be uncertain about the value of gluten-free diets and and you may be wondering if adopting a gluten-free diet would even benefit you.  The reality is that much of the controversy is related competing financial interests (on both sides of the debate),  outlandish […]

Continue reading

Bulk Meal-Prep Strategies for Muscle Mass Gain

Most lifters, bodybuilders, and athletes who struggle to gain weight know exactly what foods they should be eating and how much.  The issue is being able to organize their eating schedule and setting aside time to prepare their meals.  The suggestions I’m going to lay out are very simple yet effective ways to ensure that you can […]

Continue reading

Vegan Diet vs Paleo Diet vs Mediterranean Diet

We’ve been around for millions of years and we’re still trying to figure out what to eat! The 2014 Integrative Healthcare Symposium was a great meeting of the minds several of the leaders and innovators in the areas of integrative and functional medicine, and one of the most anticipated events was a panel discussion discussing the merits of vegan, […]

Continue reading