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Nutrition and Training Tips for Health and Wellness in Sports

Eat to Perform: 10 Nutrition & Training Tips for Optimal Wellness and Health in Sports

by Jangwon Sim
Whether you’re a student or pro athlete, the odds are that you’re juggling a highly demanding sports schedule, school responsibilities, and social life, which can take a huge toll on your happiness and overall well-being. That’s why you need to stay on top of both your training and diet. The two have to tango together if you want to perform at your peak and stay happy in sports. You probably have a few tricks up your sleeve on how to stay healthy and fit, but these 10 nutrition & training tips will help you take your life in sports to […]
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How to Boost Your Testosterone With a Plant-Based Diet

It should go without saying that a healthy, plant-based diet will increase your testosterone levels and help keep your entire system balanced. But which foods should you be focusing on and how do you know if your testosterone is low or not? The Symptoms of Low Testosterone This is a problem that is becoming more and more prevalent, as unhealthy lifestyles dominate our society. Lack of sun, lack of sleep, garbage food, and heaps of stress all equal low testosterone across the board. This unnatural, unbalanced living is creating a wide array of deficiencies and diseases. Low testosterone is one […]
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The Verdict Is In: Processed Meat is a Dangerous Carcinogen

“No level of intake can confidently be associated with a lack of risk,” says a recent study. What is this study referring to, however? A dangerous chemical? A venomous spider? Cigarettes? This might come as a shock to some, but the study in question, conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund, is referring to processed meats. This means bacon, lunchmeat, hotdogs, and other kinds of refined pork, beef, and chicken products that are often found in supermarkets and restaurants all over the world. They are confirmed carcinogens, and yes, they are extremely powerful cancer-causing agents. But how can this be? […]

New Study Proves Most Vitamin Supplements Are Worthless

Vitamin and Mineral supplements are a booming industry. The theory of their popularity goes something like this: the typical American diet doesn’t fulfill all of our basic nutritional requirements, and therefore we should be “supplementing” our diets with lab-constructed pills full of vitamins and minerals to ensure we are healthy. However, there are multiple problems with this line of reasoning. The first being, if your diet is so unhealthy that you believe you aren’t even getting the most basic levels of nutrients every day, what on Earth are you doing? Why even subscribe to such a diet in the first […]

What You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Why It’s Just Another Fad

There’s something about the Paleo Diet that has the health and wellness world buzzing. Maybe because it’s supposedly a “return to our natural diet,” maybe because it’s helping people lose weight, or maybe because it’s simply the rage. Whichever the case may be, we hear about it all the time, and we get asked a lot of questions about it, so let’s take some time to demystify it. One thing should be noted that we advocate healthy living at all costs, even in baby steps. While there are plenty of flaws with the Paleo diet, we’re not here to say […]

Get Your Life Back on Track with a new Diabetic Diet!

If you’re one of the 29 million people who suffer from diabetes in the US, you’re probably thinking ‘Oh, great, another fad diet’, but that’s where you’re wrong! My name is Dr Nicola Siso, and I am a lifelong Type 1 diabetic, with a PhD in Holistic Nutrition that I’ve dedicated to reversing the symptoms of diabetes. When I was first diagnosed – age 29! – I was in shock, and I felt like my life was over. All I wanted was to have energy, lose weight, and feel great again, but with the late diagnosis I was convinced that […]

What Makes Smoothies So Good For Us? Here’s The Facts

Easy to make, tons of variety, and unarguably delicious? That’s pretty much the best way to describe a smoothie, but you could easily add “highly nutritious” to that list. If you’re not very well acquainted to the new world of smoothies, they’re more than chic drinks you can grab at the mall, or a bizarre vegan trend. The reason why you’re seeing them pop up all over the place is that they are not only perfect as treats, they are easy-to-make meals that blow most Western “meals” out of the water in terms of nutrition and our biological needs. So […]
Holistic Health Steps

5 Key Steps to Holistic Health

With more information coming out every day about the dangers and complications associated with mainstream allopathic medicine, it’s no wonder that people are looking elsewhere for guidance on what they need to do to stay healthy. Indeed, the holistic health movement is burgeoning, despite backlash and propaganda from “Big Pharma” and other mainstream medical outlets. It is estimated that almost half of all Americans are already utilizing alternative medical practices, and this number is only expected to increase. It’s worth asking, why? If the mainstream medical industry truly has the “monopoly” on health that they claim they do, wouldn’t people […]
Power of Detoxing

The Power of Detoxing: Getting Past Mainstream Propaganda

As holistic medicine becomes increasingly more popular, it’s finding a fair share of resistance from the mainstream medical community. This is to be expected, however, as the holistic and naturopathic movements stand to make a serious dent in the profits of mainstream medical, diet, and food industries. Just as Big Tobacco used millions of dollars of propaganda in order to discredit the health findings of their product, as well as the meat and dairy industries following in their footsteps, we can expect plenty of mainstream propaganda over the next few years leveled at those who seek to heal their bodies […]
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The Protein Myth Revisited

The belief that the primary source of dietary protein should be meat and dairy products is one of the biggest persistent misconceptions in our society. Many people are set to believe that without incorporation of animal-based protein in the diet, it is not possible to perform as an athlete or live a healthy life. This belief is a misconception that is spreading everywhere fueled by recent advertisements and campaigns pushing to have chocolate milk as an athletic beverage for optimal nutrition. Fitness expert testimonials and some compelling food labels in the market have also contributed immensely to the same. This […]