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The Ketogenic Diet:

Does it live up to the hype? The pros, the cons, and the facts about this not-so-new diet craze. By Krista Scott-Dixon, Ph.D. and Helen Kollias, Ph.D If you believe the buzz, ketosis — whether via the almost-zero-carb ketogenic diet or via ketone supplements— can curb…

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Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism?

Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’. By Brian St. Pierre There’s a lot of discussion in the fitness industry about whether crash dieting can cause metabolic damage. In this article, we’ll take on this interesting topic and separate fact from fiction. We’ll also…

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Carb controversy:

Why low-carb diets have got it all wrong. By Brian St. Pierre Ask almost anyone what they need to do to lose a few pounds, and they’ll probably say: “Cut back on the carbs.” As a nutrition coach, I’ve heard it hundreds of times. While the low…

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Hunger is NOT an emergency

When we asked some skinny guys enrolled in our former Scrawny to Brawny program what they did when they were hungry, their answers were revealing. They would decide if they were physically hungry. If not, they would ignore the feeling. If they had food around,…

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HIGHER INTAKE OF LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN

ASSOCIATED WITH A REDUCED RISK OF MACULAR DEGENERATION Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in developed countries. This degenerative eye disease causes damage to the macula (central retina) of the eye, impairing central vision. People affected by AMD have…

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Eating too much? You can blame your brain.

How brain signaling drives what you eat. (And what to do about it). By Brian St. Pierre Forget willpower: Brain signals drive what, how, and when we eat. If you’re eating too much, here’s how to take back control. It’s no secret that obesity rates have…

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How did eggs get so controversial in the first place?

John Berardi, Ph.D.  Eggs: They’re just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there’s an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between? As a Ph.D.-trained nutritional biochemist and a full-time nutrition coach, I’ve long been fascinated…

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Here’s why you’re always hungry.

(Hint: It’s got absolutely nothing to do with calories). By Ryan Andrews If you often grumble about not being full or always being hungry, you may have beachfront property in the world of negative dietary displacement. Are you relying on fake foods to meet your…

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