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Oct
01
Carbohydrate Selections: The Right Carb for the Right Job
By Andy Hendel

Whole, unprocessed carbohydrate sources have significant health and performance benefits that might go unnoticed with macronutrient counting. For example, a doughnut and an orange can both provide the carbohydrate grams one needs, but other constituents should be considered. Even honey has more health value compared to table sugar due to the vitamins and minerals it contains. This brief describes some of the factors to consider when selecting carbohydrates, including total carbohydrate grams. While the brief is not meant to be exhaustive, this information can help someone make more optimal choices based on needs and goals.


When Selecting a Carbohydrate, Consider These Components:


• Total ...


Sep
27
Eating to Optimize Health
By Andy Hendel



Eating to Optimize Health, With Dr. Bret Scher





Dr. Bret Scher is a board-certified cardiologist and lipidologist based in San Diego, California. He is also the medical director at DietDoctor.com, the worl...




Sep
10
Noted Cardiologist Shares Advice for Lowering COVID Risk
By Andy Hendel



Dr. Aseem Malhotra's 21-Day Immunity Plan





Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a leading cardiologist with the U.K.'s National Health Service, has led the way in citing obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease as ...




Sep
08
Better Health, Better Life Through CrossFit
By Andy Hendel







Video by Duke Loren. Overweight for most of her life, Angie Virden used food to cope with stress as an adult. Virden reached a turning point when she realize...




Aug
24
Why Does CrossFit Make You Feel Good?
By Andy Hendel










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Why Does CrossFit Make You Feel Good?


The effects of intense exercise extend from the physiological to the psychological.




You rarely, if ever, regret a training session. And while convincing yourself to start might be hard, more likely than not you finish your training glad you convinced yourself to go. This is because exercise has a many positive effects both on our bodies and in our minds.



CrossFit might not be the cure to all of life’s problems, but it certainly will make you feel good. This feeling of elation can be traced back to a couple of reasons:



  • The release of “positive” hormones during exercise

  • Benefits to brain functions, such as memory and learning, as well as se...

Aug
19
A New Theory on Exercise's Anti-Cancer Effect
By Andy Hendel



The ability to sustain a high rate of energy burn for a prolonged period of time may help ward off cancer





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But there was one notable omission from the review. The experts weren’t entirely sure how or why exercise has such a powerful effect on cancer cells. There are plenty of theories involving things like hormon...


Aug
13
Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?
By Andy Hendel


Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.


























People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose blood sugar levels are normal, according to a cautionary new study of nutrition, blood sugar and exercise. The study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may set the stage for poor blood sugar control, could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to a workout.


We already have plenty of evidence, of course, that elevated blood sugar is unhealthy. P...


Aug
11
Deception in Cholesterol Research Separating Truth From Profitable Fiction
By Andy Hendel



Webinar Preview: Deception in Cholesterol Research Separating Truth From Profitable Fiction







Aug
08
What Makes Grass-Fed Beef Different, and Are You Buying the Real Thing?
By Andy Hendel


How grass-fed and grain-fed cattle are raised — and the truth behind the meat labeling requirements.








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There’s a lot to consider when it comes to interpreting the impact of our food choices and deciding what to put in our bodies. Conscious consumers want to eat food they perceive to be better for people and the planet. Despite this, access to credible information about our food can seem short in supply — especially when it comes to grass-fed beef.


The idea of grass-fed beef might conjure idyllic images of cows grazing on open fields under big blue skies. Then, after living happy lives, they go on to become hamburgers and steaks. It seems like a win-win scenario. But there mi...


Jul
28
The Toxic Truth About Sugar
By Andy Hendel



Question: What is the basis for arguments to restrict sugar consumption?


Takeaway: Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt, and Claire Brindis argue sugar is not merely toxic but ubiquitous, potentially abuse-forming, and detrimental to society; taken together, these conditions justify aggressive action to reduce sugar consumption.






In this 2012 commentary in Nature, Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt, and Claire Brindis claim sugar harms individuals and society in similar ways to tobacco and alcohol. They argue similar measures to restrict its consumption are warranted.


According to United Nations data (1), 2011 was the first year in recorded history when noncommunicable disease mortality exceeded that of infec...


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