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New Decade, Bigger Mission. My Plan Heading into 2020.

The trajectory of the sports nutrition supplement industry, the industry I am a part of, has been a completely unexpected yet incredibly satisfying thing to see. We’re now at a point where there are SO many brands who are doing it “right” that it’s made our lives easy. In this case, I consider “right” as full efficacious dosing, manufacturing disclosure, providing lab tests or having drug-tested supplements, etc… and they taste good these days too. …

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Do Athletes Need Carbs? Doctor Tro Kalayjian Analyzes the Data

There’s no question that a well-formulated ketogenic diet has incredible weight loss and fat-burning benefits, especially from those suffering from hyperinsulinemia or carbohydrate control issues, especially when paired with intermittent fasting.

The reasons are frequently debated — whether it’s simply a restriction of calories, a leveraging of additional protein, or if there’s something more going on — but regardless, for many dieters who’ve been struck by our poisonous processed food supply, restricting carbohydrates to a …

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My Keto Diet Review: Thoughts After Three Years

Keto Diet Review

After three “runs” on the ketogenic diet, I’d like to lay out my thoughts, and where I see the future heading. Or at least, where I see my future with it heading.

Follow along on video

This article was also turned into a video. It differs in details, but is the same general message, in case you’d rather watch than read:

First, we need some background, including my definition of the diet and a discussion …

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High Protein Diets Do NOT Cause Kidney Issues: Meta-Analysis

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

— John F. Kennedy[1]

Sometimes, no matter how much data you throw at a lie, it just won’t …

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Soybean Oil WRECKS the Gut Microbiome.. But They Won’t Tell You That

For years, the most well-researched members of the diet community have warned of the dangers of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as soybean oil, given their high propensity for inflammation, obesity, and disease. A six month, randomized controlled diet study run in China has given new evidence for those warnings, as a diet high in soybean oil significantly damaged the gut microbiome in participants.[1]

The soybean study scandal

But the real story here …

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Preventing Keto Flu: Can MCT Oil Help the Transition?

MCT Oil Keto Flu “Tomorrow, I start the keto diet!”

With a hint of pre-emptive triumph, this affirmation is stated millions of times each year. The reason tomorrow always seems to win over today: dieting is generally regarded as a time of deprivation, restriction and a healthy reduction in one’s gastronomic indulgence.

While it is a champion at destroying appetite, the Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) is notorious for an initiation period that can lead to symptoms dubbed …

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