Nutrition'S ARCHIVE

  • From MedScape Neurology – Eve Van Cauter, PhD; Kristen Knutson, PhD; Rachel Leproult, PhD; Karine Spiegel, PhD Introduction Sleep loss can occur as a result of habitual behavior or due to the presence of a pathological condition that is associated with reduced total sleep time. This column focuses on the impact of behavioral sleep curtailment, […]

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  • Slaying Paleo Dragons

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on January 28, 2014

    I used to really like the Paleo Diet.  I was like a Paleo Preacher Man… I ate it, I talked about it, I taught it and repeat all.  Then the muffins came.  Soon there were brownies and even dinosaur era pizza.  Then came the final ridiculous straw on the prehistoric camel’s back…  Paleo Ice Cream. […]

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  • “The Core 4″

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on December 1, 2013

    The “Core 4″ are the four supplements we all can benefit from adding to our diets. They are EPA/DHA (fish oil), V-D3, Zinc, and Magnesium.  Unless supplementing aggressively, everyone you know is deficient in each of these and everyone you know will get healthier  if they supplemented with each. I base all my nutrition and supplementation […]

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  • New Product Line

    By t. | In Nutrition | on November 7, 2013

    I wanted to take a second and tell you all about a few new things we are putting in the supplement case.  I’m excited about a few of the changes in the supplement world… changes due in great part because of CrossFit. CrossFit is taking the athletic world and human work output to an entirely […]

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  • Concurrent Training Supplement Protocol

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on October 27, 2013

    I get asked what supplementation I’m doing quite a bit.  I change it meet the demands and goals of my training.  Currently, I am trying to match my 1 mile run with my 1 Rep Max Deadlift at 5:30 and 530lbs, but also increase my overall strength base and my short distance (5k) running game. […]

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  • Are You Deficient?

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on October 24, 2013

    There are four things every nutritionist, dietician, or other health practicioner recommends.  They are EFAs (fish oil), Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and Zinc.  I call them the “Core 4″.  If you want optimum fitness, you need optimum health.  Optimum health comes from your diet. I preach and preach magnesium supplementation…  so it can be frustrating 10 […]

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  • Pre Workout Supplementation

    By t. | In Nutrition | on October 15, 2013

    Originally posted 5 April 2012 Before I start, let me reiterate that you must, no… you ABSOLUTELY must get your diet in order and you need to be taking to optimal dosages of fish oil, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D3 before worrying with the below supplements. Pre-workout sups should support your upcoming work efforts.  They […]

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  • Educate Yourself

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on September 9, 2013

    CrossFitters, from our beginning, have been different… everything we do goes against the grain.  We  see things differently and step outside of contemporary ideas of fitness.  But are we losing that and becoming part of the blind herd?  In one very specific case, I would say “yes”.  Some of our charitable support is linked to […]

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  • Caffeine is America’s go to pick me up for when we are feeling drowsy.  54% of Americans drink coffee and more than half of them drink more than 3  12 oz cups of the stuff per day and over 60% say the need coffee to “feel like themselves”.  The last one is a little disturbing. […]

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  • Originally posted August 30, 2010 Read Part 1 first. Let’s continue the thoughts on rewarding your good behavior with self destructive behavior… I didn’t necessary mean not to ever eat junk food.  The point I wanted to convey most was that the cheat day cannot take precedence in your mind over the reward of the benefits […]

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  • Originally posted August 29, 2010 I’m calling BS on the cheat meal.  If you’re looking for a fitness pro to tell you it’s ok to schedule a cheat meal or day, I’m not it.  I can’t comprehend how rewarding  yourself with something bad for you is considered ok by so many fitness minded people. The “cheat” meal becomes the […]

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  • Headache, drugged feeling, confusion, anterograde amnesia, excessive sedation, lightheadedness, delirium, nightmares, hallucinations, nervousness, agitation, and seizure.  Fatigue, arthralgia and myalgia, increased chance of infection, hepatoxicity, involuntary urination, heart palpitations, sleep apnea, respiratory depression, angioedema of the tongue, larynx, and/or throat closing, severe withdraw symptoms including: agitation, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremor, nausea, abdominal discomfort, sweating and a […]

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  • Hypothyroidism

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 24, 2013

    Either you are on thyroid hormone or you know ten people who are.  These days it seems doctors are handing out prescriptions by the truckload for Synthroid, Armour, Levothyroxine or one of the other thyroid drugs.  No longer is this a woman’s condition either.  More and more men are being Rx’ed thyroid hormones.   MDs […]

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  • Dumb Food Labels

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 20, 2013

    Most of us know food labels can be misleading.  But more times than not, people are just uneducated on what to look for to see the food companies’ misleading info.  So who’s fault is it?  Oddly, in this one case, I think the government (like Finland and New Zealand do) should be involved and actually […]

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  • Clean Yourself Up

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 3, 2013

    Some things are easier to change about ourselves than others.  For some, eating healthy is an ordeal.  Giving up the foods that elicit serotonin and the happy feelings associated with it can seem almost impossible to some folks.  But good news… there are some things you can do that require no more effort on your […]

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  • What if Professor Cordain had named the Paleo Diet, not something so distinct?  What if he named it some more simple that does not conjure images in our brains of man with a club dragging his woman by the hair?  Another name might be less apt to insult the common idea that we have evolved so much […]

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  • Samantha Y.

    By cody | In Articles, Nutrition, Successes | on March 20, 2013

    In November, I enlisted in the United States Navy, set to leave on May 14th, 2013. I weighed 177 pounds. When I joined I was over my weight regulation for my height (160 pounds), but because my body fat was under 30% they let it slide. Christmas happened and before I knew it I weighed […]

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  • To many people, the subject of good nutrition is a maze of conflicting advice.  Low carb vs. high carb, low fat vs. high fat, unsaturated fat vs. saturated fat, organic vs. conventional – the list goes on.  Even the experts can’t agree on much, which leads many people to simply give up and eat whatever […]

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  • Five years ago it was easy to explain the Paleo Diet, but somehow, in the last few years, the paleo diet, the simplest diet ever, has been complicated to almost no end.  It has frustrated me enough I have found myself almost avoiding discussing it.  The questions I get about diet and nutrition are less […]

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  • The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article reviewing myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity. Inspired by the need to help people comb through unsupported ideas about how to lose weight, the article discusses what the authors consider to be unproven beliefs about what makes us fat. The review makes you think but misses […]

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  • If you’ve not had your head in the sand, lived on Mars, or raised in a bubble cut off from the western world you’ve heard of fish oil and it is somehow good for you.  You’ve heard it’s good for kids, brain function, fat loss, disease prevention, cancer, depression and lots of other great things. […]

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  •   Magnesium (Mg) is an essential trace nutrient that is vital to your health.  It is involved in more than 90% of all your body’s metabolic functions.  It is involved in more reactions in the body than any other mineral.  One the most notable functions is sleep.  In deficient people taking Mg at bedtime improves […]

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  • What did you have for Breakfast?

    By cody | In Articles, Nutrition | on December 16, 2012

    What did you have for Breakfast? A poll conducted by ABC News found 31% of Americans have cold cereal for breakfast each morning. Many have toast, a bagel, a biscuit or other bread product.  40% obtained their breakfast meal from a fast food restaurant.  Of the 18-54 year olds polled, only 54% of them even […]

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  • Our world and lives are chocked full of poisonous compounds that overload the body’s ability to function correctly.  Most of these compounds are man made.  When we ingest them, by way of pesticides on our fruits and veggies, hormones in meat, our food’s contact with plastics, and harmful cosmetics (especially body lotions), our bodies has […]

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  • 10 Reasons to Train at CFW and WSC #1: Results Each and every member of CrossFit Wilmington and Wilmington Strength & Conditioning can give you their personal testimony as to how our programs have changed their lives for the better. Those results will range from decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, strength, stamina, flexibility, overall well-being, […]

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  • Sleep Better Tonight

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on October 30, 2012

    I talk about sleep almost as much as I do nutrition and intelligent programming.  Quality sleep is a must if you want to be healthy, fit, and lean.  Going without quality sleep lowers Growth Hormone, Thyroid Hormone, and Testosterone.  Just as bad, it increases cortisol and insulin resistance.  If the aforementioned are low / high […]

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  • Melissa Hoff and I completed the Beach 2 Battleship Half Ironman Distance Triathlon last Saturday (October 20 – 2012) .  We did so with only three weeks of preparation.  I say preparation, because what we did cannot be considered training.  We purposefully did not change anything about our lives, diet, or training in a basic […]

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  • Fat Loss Tips From a Doctor

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on October 3, 2012

    I was just reading an article in a medical journal about Juvenile Arthritis.  In this journal, I found a wonderful article with tips for fat loss written by an MD.  Below are the tips and a one sentence summary of the author’s explanations of each.  Enjoy… Use small dishes to serve food.  It makes the portions appear […]

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  • The Ancestral Health Symposium

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on September 8, 2012

      [pullquote align=”left” type=”simple”]Whitney Ross has been a member of CFW for just over three years. Whitney is best known of her successful halting of the progressing, degenerative disease, Multiple Sclerosis through a clean (Paleo) diet and intense exercise. Whitney has been invited as a quest speaker on numerous radio shows and podcasts. Read her […]

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  • Right now you can clearly discern two groups of members at CFW, those taking branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and those who are not.  I wish I could say you can tell who takes them by the way they look or the loads and times on the board, but that isn’t neccessarily true.  While everyone […]

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