food intake

June 14, 2017
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Is A High Protein Diet Ruining Your Gut Health?

You are 76% human. The rest is bacteria. Sounds like a strange concept to many, but this area of research into the “microbiome” (which is the functions […]
February 27, 2017
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The Evidence for Sulforaphane: Superfood or Hype?

When you look at a blueberry, what do you see? When you look at a head of broccoli, what do you see? Perhaps the most compelling […]
January 25, 2017
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20 Simple, Evidence-Based Nutrition Tips for 2017

I have beef with January. Not the month per se, but the “New Year, New Me” bullshit that gets thrown around, the boosted gym memberships, the failed […]
December 6, 2016
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Paradigms Lost: Clean Eating & If It Fits Your Macros

The pendulum swings in the nutrition world are extreme. We’re living in particularly tiresome dichotomy right now, between the nebulous concept of “clean eating”, and the […]
November 14, 2016
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The Truth About Sugar Addiction

Sugar “addiction.” Its an attractive concept to the ‘Cult of Wellness‘ and their social media accounts, aided and abetted by supermodels claiming sugar is “toxic.” The […]
November 2, 2016
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Preserving Brain Health: 9 Key Evidence-Based Foods to Prevent Cognitive Decline

There is a 99.6% failure rate of pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] (Cummings, Morstorf & Zhong, 2014). Read that again. […]
October 12, 2016
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Taxing Sugar: Reductionist, Ineffectual and Lacking “Big Picture” Thinking

In 2015, a series of government documents were published in the UK in relation to obesity, in particular childhood obesity (Children’s Food Trust, 2015; House of Commons […]
August 29, 2016
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Do You Need to Lift Heavy to Gain Muscle?

Training advice can be quite bland. Ever looked at the “routines” which pro physique athletes post for hypertrophy in Muscle & Fitness or other similar industry […]
August 11, 2016
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Optimising Protein Intake for Size and Strength: 5 Broscience Myths Put to Bed

What you know about protein, bro? As a consequence of its central importance to muscle building, size and strength development, protein has been at the center […]
July 20, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 6 – Strategies for Success

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Part 3: Dietary Fat Part 4: Carb Controversy  Part 5: How to Eat This is the last post in […]
July 13, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 5 – How to Eat

Solid Ground: What does a diet for optimal health actually contain? Bricks & Mortar: The foundation nutrients of a diet optimal for health, weight loss and maintenance. […]
July 6, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 4 – Carb Controversy

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Part 3: Dietary Fat The pendulum swings in nutrition tend to be extreme. Last week, we looked […]
June 29, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 3 – Dietary Fat

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Dietary fat has been the most vilified, and vaunted, of macronutrients – billed as either the sole […]
June 22, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 2 – Bricks & Mortar

In Part 1 of this series, we defined a health-promoting diet by nutrient density. Today, we’re going to look at foundation nutrients – what are the baseline nutrition decisions to make […]
June 15, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 1 – Solid Ground

One of the initial reasons why I started my first blog was frustration with how a simple subject was becoming clouded. Sure, nutrition science is deeply nuanced […]