The dirt on Diet Sodas

Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter’ Sugar-free drinks may make sweet-detecting circuits numb to the real stuff By Janet Raloff July 14th, 2012; Vol.182 #1 (p. 14)  Text Size By baffling the brain, saccharin and other sugar-free sweeteners — key weapons in the war on obesity — may paradoxically foster overeating. At some level, […]

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The Ultimate Juicing Machine

The count:  It’s been 467 days since I’ve taken juicing by storm (or should I say, juicing has taken my kitchen by storm)…I have juiced approximately 205 liters of delicious, nutrient filled juice, for myself and my athletes.  I’ve experienced increased energy levels, quicker recovery times after workouts, and am generally feeling good! There are […]

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Don’t Bad Mouth Butter

Don’t Bad Mouth Butter   Here’s an interesting article on oils and cooking…you might just be surprised. Oils for Cooking

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Gluten Free

Gluten Free   Is it hype and the latest fad? or something we should all be considering? I personally do my best to avoid gluten, that is a personal choice for many reasons. Here’s a link to an article that may provide some insight into making your own decision about Wheat and Gluten, among other […]

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Don’t be afraid of the sun.

So many people in the U.S. are low on Vitamin D, and sunlight; both of which, as it turns out, we need more than many people realize.  Here are two articles that describe the health benefits of Vitamin D and sun exposure (without hiding under layers of UVA/UVB protection!).  So get out there and enjoy […]

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Liquid Lightning

The evolution of the juice blend: my friend Anna refers to my blend as “liquid lightning”; truthfully it is amazing stuff specifically blended to provide a huge nitrate load with every serving. Yes, you feel super human if you drink enough everyday. And it provides many of the other vital micro-nutroients we should be getting […]

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As an athlete, nutrition is a crucial key in optimizing fitness levels.  It’s well known that fruits and veggies are a great source of nutrients in your diet, but it can be hard to consume a large volume of them due to their high fiber content. Juicing is an excellent (and delicious) way to add […]

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Athena Bars don’t be afraid of calories

Athena Bars: dont be afraid of calories 1/2 cup Agave 1/2 cup Peanut butter (Or Almond if you prefer) 1/2 cup egg whites 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 cup hemp hearts 1 cup choc chips 4 scoops whey protein powder 1 cup oats (use GF if you need to) 1/2 […]

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Eat more fat

I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last to say it: don’t be scared of eating fat.  In fact, it is essential to our health for multiple reasons, and it’s important to understand the differences between the various types of fats that we can get obtain from our diets.  Omega-3 essential fatty […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, high protein pancakes! Carolyn’s Pumpkin Pancake Recipe I love pumpkin pancakes, you can eliminate pumpkin, add fresh blueberries, applesauce (6oz) or even a little yogurt (6oz). Ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free (wheat and dairy free too) Pancake Mix is the easiest. Follow directions for pancakes on bag […]

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In the Gym July 19

July 19th STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 10 Good Morning Then: Work up to Heavy Deadlift Then: 6 x 3 Dead Lift Rest 2min between sets Then: 5x Dip/ can be […]

In the Gym July 17

July 17th STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 Deep Goblet Squat 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Find weight for step ups and cleans (same weight for both) Then: 5x per leg Weighted Step Ups – […]

In the gym July 15

July 15 STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2×8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3×5 wall squats 2 x 8 Goblet Squats 2 x 10 good morning Then: Back Squat – can partner up if athletes are using similar weight, plus it helps people get adequate rest. Work up to weight then: […]