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FDA Flexes Muscle at DMAA – But Should We Even Care?

Opening Comments Times may be tough, but people still want to get JACKED! That is, not unless the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has something to say about it. Over the past couple of months things have really heated up … Continue reading

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Growth Hormone and Nighttime Carbs: Much Ado About Nothing

Opening Comments Today I want to talk about growth hormone. From what I’ve gathered over the past couple of weeks, there seems to be a prevailing notion that eating carbohydrates at night will somehow prevent natural growth hormone release from … Continue reading

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Anabolic Arachidonic Acid: Mass-builder or Massive Waste of Money? – ARTICLE REVIEW

Effects of arachidonic acid supplementation on training adaptations in resistance-trained males Roberts MD, Iosia M, Kerksick CM, Taylor LW, Campbell B, Wilborn CD, Harvey T, Cooke M, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Wilson R, Jitomir J, Willoughby D, Kreider RB. J … Continue reading

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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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258267   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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475137   ABSTRACT. … Continue reading

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