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Coconut Oil or Snake Oil?

by guest blogger George Grunfelder, 4th year nutrition student, Winthrop University In recent years, coconut oil has slipped itself into America’s cabinets and shelves, with the media touting it as a cure-all miracle oil that

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A Tiny Underestimated Seed – A Lot of Athletic Potential

by guest blogger George Grunfelder, 4th year nutrition student, Winthrop University In a previous blog post, we dove into the craze that is nitrates for athletic performance enhancement. I won’t touch on everything covered over there, so

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The Deets on Oxidative Stress

by guest blogger George Grunfelder, 4th year nutrition student, Winthrop University Every day it seems there is a new article on the amazing health benefits of antioxidant consumption. Article and news headlines tout these mystical

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What’s The Deal With Nitrates?

Nitrates. You’ve heard the term. You’ve seen it in running magazines. You’ve tried a post-race product sample. At least one of your running buddies is all into nitrates and has told you that you need them!

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The Magic Avocado – A Tale of Dietary Extremism

After checking with Goop, the Dr. Oz’s of the world, and insert-the-name-of-any-one-of-a-hundred-internet-gurus, I think it’s time we hold an Oscar Night for the almighty avocado. An “Oscavo Night,” if you will. Because according to these

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Don’t Change The Goal – Change The Approach

Avoid dairy. Go gluten free. Drink all of your food – juice everything. Make your brownies out of black beans and everything else out of kale and coconut oil. Sound familiar? Extremes are the name of

Vitamin D for Women’s Health

In honor of National Women’s History Month, I came up with my quick and dirty guide to the top 5 nutrients women should pay special attention to. Here’s #3: Vitamin D Vitamin D and calcium

Antioxidants for Women’s Health

In honor of National Women’s History Month, I came up with my quick and dirty guide to the top 5 nutrients women should pay special attention to. Antioxidants You’ve heard the term a million times

Iron for Women’s Health

In honor of National Women’s History Month, I came up with my quick and dirty guide to the top 5 nutrients women should pay special attention to. Here’s #1: Iron We all need iron, but

Calcium for Women’s Health

In honor of National Women’s History Month, I came up with my quick and dirty guide to the top 5 nutrients women should pay special attention to. Here’s #2: Calcium Calcium is the mineral you

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