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Are Pre-Workout Supplements Good for You? Taking a Look Behind the Smoke Screen

The general public and athletes everywhere are now using supplements to aid in their diet and increase performance. What are we putting into our bodies?

How to Enhance Recovery Beyond Nutrition

Training sounds pretty simple on paper. Just eat right, sleep well, and lift a little bit more weight every workout. But every workout takes place in real life, and real life can make training pretty hard. To improve you need to train like an athlete. That doesn’t just mean going to the gym three times a week and downing a protein shake afterward. Optimal training only occurs when daily life doesn’t get in the way. Training like an athlete while working a full time job or going to school is not easy, but fixing weak points in your habits and lifestyle can help avoid training setbacks and plateaus.

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Several months ago I was really taken aback by a TED talk by Dr. Terry Wahls, who discussed food and our diet’s role in our health.  Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 and was soon in a wheelchair.  After years of medication and treatment with minimal improvement, she radically changed her diet […]

The Use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Knee Arthritis

A recent review from the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Arthroscopy reviewed the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee osteoarthritis.  Considering the vast amount of people suffering from knee arthritis and the increasing cost of medical care for these patients, the use of any type of supplement to reduce symptoms is […]