Healthy eating

How Much Protein Should You Eat?

John Barry How much protein should a person eat? What foods are high in protein? Is that to much food to eat? How can I get more into my diet without increasing my total calorie count to much? These are all questions I have received from my athletes. Of all levels. There are some hard

salt

Does a high salt diet cause cognitive impairment?

Ever since the early seventies, salt has been demonized by the health community. And with direct links to high blood pressure and heart disease, there is a reason why it has long been considered a highly unhealthy food. However, over the last decade, we have started to see that salt may impact the human body

Metabolic

Metabolic Flexibility: The Key to Unlocking your Health

Over the last few decades, our health has declined at a rapid rate. Despite living in a time where we have access to more health information than ever before, we are struggling to initiate long-term health change. As a result, the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sarcopenia, and pretty much any other disease you

Meat

The Truth About Red Meat Consumption

Over the last few decades, we have seen dietary guidelines change drastically in an attempt to better meet the health needs of the population. While many of these changes have been obvious (eat more vegetables, for example), some have not – with one change being questioned above all others. Yep, you guessed it – a

Brain health and nutrition

The Importance of Nutrition on Brain Health

What you put into your body is damn important. I mean, without providing your body with all nutrients it needs to thrive, you can expect to see declines in physical health, emotional wellbeing, and even strength and function. As such, there is a very obvious reason as to why diet has been linked to so

Kale

The Ingredient in Kale That May Promote Longevity

Kale has fast become one of the most talked-about foods in the health industry, with many people going as far as to describe it as a superfood. But to be honest, I was always a little skeptical – I mean, it’s just a green leaf, right? Or at least, that’s what I used to think.

Woman athlete drinking coffee overlooking water

Caffeine May Help or Hinder Athletic Performance

Most people have heard that caffeine enhances athletic performance, in fact, current guidelines recommend ingesting 3-9mg/kg 60 minutes prior to exercise. However, if you have ever tried it for yourself you might have found that the effects are negligible for you whereas your friend is able to exercise harder for a longer period of time.

A Group of runners running in a running race

Can Intermittent Fasting and Exercise Prevent Cancer?

It could easily be argued that we are living in the best time in human history. In fact, many would state that it cannot really be argued – it is simply a fact. And really, you can see why. Global poverty is steadily declining, we have everything we could ever want at the touch of

Box full of vegetables.

How Long Does It Take To Reverse The Effects Of A Bad Diet?

Hunter Bennett You know that eating a good diet is important. But did you know that is one of the most important things you can do for your body, period? Well, it is. See, your diet can influence nearly every aspect of your health. It can impact your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes,

Woman eating chocolate bar.

Does Dark Chocolate Aid In Muscle Recovery?

Hunter Bennett What do exercise enthusiasts, elite athletes, and weekend warriors all have in common? They all exercise hard. This means that to get the best results from their training, they need to make certain that they recover appropriately. This often means making sure their diet is on point, getting massages if needed, and diving

People eating burgers

Processed vs. Unprocessed Foods

Hunter Bennett Over the last few years, we have seen a bit of a change in what many people would consider being a ‘healthy’ diet. This has revolved around moving away from bread, grains, and cereals, towards an increase in consumption of whole foods, such as meats, fruits, and vegetables. With this has come a

Man lifting weights

Regaining Homeostasis With Diet & Exercise

Hunter Bennett In scientific literature, health is often defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being – and not simply the absence of disease or infirmity. With this in mind, health is a state of optimal balance that ensures the individual can manage every aspect of their life effectively, without the disease,