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Carb Conundrum

Q: How low can you cut your carbs before you lose power and reduce performance? A: A new study seems to have established how low we can drop our carbs and still maintain our short-term power and strength output. This study looked at people who

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Sugar Alcohols In Protein Bars

Sugar Alcohols: Are These Low-Calorie Ingredients Good or Bad? A group of ingredients that’s getting more and more common in the supplements we buy (and that I often get asked about) is a category of nutrients called “sugar alcohols.” The

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Protein – Building a Stronger You

The word protein is from the Greek proteios, or “holding first place.” Protein is an essential building block of life itself and deserved of the title “holding first place”. With so many protein choices available how are we to choose?

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Prevention and Support

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Defined As defined by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive degenerative disease negatively impacts memory, reasoning, mood and behavior. This disease destroys brain cells and is ultimately

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Live Longer Live Healthier

The goal to live a long and healthy life is one that we all strive for. Although some individuals are living longer many are doing so with a lowered quality of life in their later years. The goal should not

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Don’t Forget Your Greens

We’re Not Meeting the Suggested Daily Intake of Fruits and Veggies Unfortunately most of us only consume a fraction of the fruits and vegetables we all know we should. In fact on average we are only consuming 1/3 of the

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Being Vibrant After Reaching The Big Five-O

For many turning the “Big Five-O” is a milestone and signifies the second stage of one’s life. Likely now more than ever before you’re thinking about your health and longevity. To simply live a long life should never be the

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Nutrition & Supplementation for Athletes

The importance of proper nutrition and supplementation for athletes can not be overstated. The level of success that you achieve, regardless of your sport, depends intimately on your diet and supplementation. With the proper nutrients you can improve your strength,

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Interesting Facts on Vitamin C

Although Vitamin C is so essential for our health, we cannot synthesize this vitamin from glucose in the kidneys or liver. We must obtain it through diet and/or supplementation. Additionally, we don’t store any significant quantity of it in our

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Probiotics as Foundational Supplements

Probiotics have in recent years been drawing a great deal of attention not only from the scientific community but also from the press at large, and for good reason. Research has shown that these friendly microorganisms, which have been traditionally

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Creatine – Far More Than Just a Sport Supplement

Creatine is a poorly understood supplement that for far too long has been relegated to the singular role of boosting athletic performance. In recent decades some remarkable research has shown how versatile this supplement truly is and how it can

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Find Your “Whey” To Health

What is Protein? Protein provides the building blocks of life and is a part of every cell in your body. When you eat protein, your digestive system breaks it down into single amino acids that are then rearranged into new

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