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Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Coffee has been debated as a healthy drink or something undermining our health. For the article below we are talking about BLACK COFFEE not debating the effects of sugar and cream. Yes if you add sugar, cream, or artificial sweeteners this becomes an entirely different discussion. If you want to know the effects of sugar, […]

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

Originally written on Authority Nutrition: The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet   There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely. The best way to do […]
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OLD TIME STRONGMAN DIETS On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan written by: Matthew Chan, Physical Culturist During the early 19th century (also known as the era of Physical Culture), there existed a group of strongmen who set the standard for today’s strength athletes and all lifters in general. Interestingly, most of these men stayed relatively […]

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease- when it’s in its most severe form- can have symptoms that range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Often, these symptoms are not consistent from person to person and this is […]

6 Reasons Why a Calorie is NOT a Calorie

December 9, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars for Authority Nutrition There are many ridiculous myths in nutrition. The “calorie myth” is one of the most pervasive… and most damaging. It is the idea that calories are the most important part of the diet, that the sources of those calories don’t matter. “A calorie is a […]

Top 7 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid Like The Plague

January 7, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars | Eating bad foods can make you feel like crap, lead to weight gain and cause all sorts of health problems. Here are 7 unhealthy foods you should avoid like the plague. 1. Added Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup You’re probably not surprised to see sugar […]

How much water do YOU drink?

How much water do YOU drink? Written by Melissa Hurley for How much water do YOU drink? If you don’t know, it’s probably not enough. If you are making a guess, it’s probably not accurate. If you are not drinking enough water, your nutrition plan and fitness program will, without question, be much less […]

6 Healthy Sugars That Can Kill You

Orginially on Authority Nutrtion December 2, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars “Sugar scares me.” – Dr. Lewis Cantley, Cancer Researcher Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Awareness of its harmful effects has increased dramatically in the past few years. Despite what some people would have you believe, empty calories are just the tip of […]

Top 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coffee

Originally posted on Authority Nutrition. November 25, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars | 12,884 views | 27 Comments Coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. The studies show that coffee drinkers have amuch lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based […]

Performing on Paleo

This article originally appeared on CrossFit Invictus. I have recently switch from eating healthy, to going 100% paleo. For me it was  a small switch as most dairy was already gone, and I’d already eliminated most grains. What also significantly helped was zone-paleo. Paleo basically means eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and meat. Zone means […]

The Dirty Dozen – Organics and Communes

Eating the right food is important, but where your food comes from matters too. The difference in quality can vary greatly depending on the source, and not to mention the environmental impact. It is of course not financially viable for most of us to buy 100% organic foods grown locally, nor is it always available. […]
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Is Red Meat Bad For You, or Good? An Objective Look

July 24, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars Red meat is one of the most controversial foods in the history of nutrition. Despite the fact that humans have been eating it throughout evolution, many people believe that it can cause harm. I’d like to sort through the hype and hoopla and figure out what the evidence has to […]

Why Ezekiel Bread is The Healthiest Bread You Can Eat

I had a wonderful question today while at the gym. Hey Jeff, what type of bread should I feed to my kids. It seems like wheat may be bad for them but I don’t know what to do. Well you have several choices, get the healthiest wheat bread you can, its certainly better than bleached […]
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Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick and Fat

September 9, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.Here are the top 13 nutrition lies that have made the world both sick and fat. 1. Eggs Are Bad For Your Health Eggs are so […]

Americans Exercising More, But Still Getting Fatter

“More people are running, biking and walking in communities across America, but the added exercise has done little to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic, new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has found. Exercise levels across the nation rose between 2001 and 2009, according to the study, […]

How Grains Are Killing You Slowly

Last post we look at why you should eat grains, here is the other side of the argument showing why you may want to avoid them.   When I check out at the grocery store with a cart devoid of any processed foods or heart healthy whole grain products, I get occasional odd glances. When my kids […]

Should you avoid grains?

Today this article is highlighted to give the argument in favor of grains. Come back tomorrow to read an equally well written article on why you should not eat grains. Educate yourself on both sides of the equation before jumping to conclusions if eating any grains are right for you. Should you avoid grains? by RYAN […]


Rest vs Recovery is a topic that is not often addressed yet is critically important. Whole9 nailed this one on the head and show you the difference between resting and actually recovering. Read the full article to find out the difference between the two, and how to maximize your recovery between workouts. The difference between […]

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition.I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition. 1. Eggs Are Unhealthy There’s one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success […]