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The Paleo Manifesto, Pt. II: Weak Evidence for the Hunter-gatherer Way

Opening Comments Welcome back, everyone, for part 2 of my Paleo critique. If you are just joining me I highly suggest going back and reading last week’s article before proceeding. However, for those of you who are lazy, in the … Continue reading

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The Paleo Manifesto, Pt. I: Idiot Ideology

Opening Comments In keeping with the theme of evolution and nutrition, today’s article is going to be the first installment of a two-part series on the Paleo diet (also called hunter-gatherer, Stone-Age, or ancestral dieting). Even if you are not … Continue reading


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Liquid Calories and Weight Gain: Are Sodas Really To Blame? – ARTICLE REVIEW

Beverage consumption, appetite, and energy intake: what did you expect?   Bridget A. Cassady, Robert V. Considine, and Richard D. Mattes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95(3):587-93.   PubMed:   BACKGROUND: Beverage consumption is implicated in the overweight/obesity epidemic through … Continue reading

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Want to lose more weight? Eat your carbs at night! – ARTICLE REVIEW

Greater weight loss and hormonal changes after 6 months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner.   Sigal Sofer, Abraham Eliraz, Sara Kaplan, Hillary Voet, Gershon Fink, Tzadok Kima and Zecharia Madar. Obesity 19(10):2006-14, 2011.   PubMed:   ABSTRACT. … Continue reading

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Amino Acid Supplementation – ARTICLE REVIEW

Exogenous amino acids stimulate human muscle anabolism without interfering with response to mixed meal ingestion. Douglass Paddon-Jones, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Asle Aarsland, Robert R. Wolfe, and Arny A. Ferrando Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 228: E761-E767, 2005. PubMed: ABSTRACT. We … Continue reading

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Other Novel Forms of Creatine: A Brief Follow-up Commentary

Opening Comments So just a little while ago I did a little digging around on to see the Top 10 Selling Products, just to see what people were spending their hard-earned money on, and without naming the product, I … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate vs. Creatine Ethyl Ester: Settling the Score!

Opening Comments A little over two weeks ago I gave a presentation to the Army ROTC cadets at Rutgers University, wherein I fielded some questions following the presentation. During that time I was asked the question of whether or not … Continue reading

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High-fructose Corn Syrup: Obesogenic Evil or Dietary Scapegoat, Part 2

Opening Comments Welcome back for part 2 of the great HFCS debate. Before I begin, I’d like to briefly recap last week’s arguments (for those who may have missed it) by simply copying and pasting my concluding remarks: In summary, … Continue reading

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High-fructose Corn Syrup: Obesogenic Evil or Dietary Scapegoat, Part I

High-fructose Corn Syrup: Obesogenic Evil or Dietary Scapegoat, Part I Today’s topic is probably one of my favorite topics, partly because it’s so controversial and partly because there is so much research behind it (epidemiological and lab-based), which makes it … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates: Dietary Pariah

The Claim Perhaps the greatest misconception I’ve encountered over my times spent in the gym – and believe me, there are many – is that you can’t eat carbs past a certain time because they’ll get stored as body fat … Continue reading

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