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Coconut water … overhyped and understudied?

From; Examine.com Coconut Water Does Not Improve Markers of Hydration During Sub-Maximal Exercise and Performance in a Subsequent Time Trial Compared to Water Alone Coconut water (CW) has been among the hottest beverage trends over the past five years, and is often thought of as…

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VITAMIN D: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vitamin D is necessary for normal bone mineralization and growth, maintenance of muscle strength and coordination, cardiovascular health, and robust and balanced immune function.  Vitamin D is unique among vitamins working more like a hormone at the level of our DNA.  Vitamin D has a been estimated…

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Our individual coping style can shape our response to nutrition and exercise.

And much of this behaviour is learned… which means we can change it, if we want to. Finally, we don’t just behave in isolation — but in response to people around us. Whatever your coping style, it’s probably shaped and reinforced by your relationships. Know…

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Chia – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Chia, a tiny seed in the mint family, has had several popularity “booms”. The first was in pre-Columbian times. Chia, which is native to Mexico and Guatemala, was…

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Good stress, bad stress. [Infographic]

Here’s how to find your stress sweet spot. By Krista Scott-Dixon and Brian St. Pierre     The same exact stressors — job pressure, kids, money, and, yes, an intense exercise and eating regimen — can energize and inspire you or sap your will and…

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Cinnamon – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Cinnamon is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Warm and sweet, this spice has been used for thousands of years in both culinary…

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4 science-based “superfoods”

You should consider eating “Superfood” is a popular buzzword you’ve probably seen on health blogs, in grocery stores, and from well-meaning friends. And every year, there’s a new trending “superfood”. Whether the latest fad is a rare fruit from the Amazon or a seed that…

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Is my “slow metabolism” stalling my weight loss?

The words “slow metabolism” are incredibly overused. As in “I just can’t lose weight anymore; my metabolism has really slowed down.” Or “I’m not like you, I can’t just eat everything I want. Your metabolism’s faster than mine.”Before blaming weight-loss failures on metabolic rates, let’s…

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