Nutrition

Nutrition-related ideas and information


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Educate Yourself 2

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 […]


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Better Brain Function and Training Drive 1

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 […]


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When Did Cheating Become a Reward Pt 2

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 […]


Our intellect separates us from animals.

When Did Cheating Become a Reward? – Part 1

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. […]


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Side Effects Include Psychotic Reactions 1

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 […]


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Hypothyroidism 2

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 […]


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Dumb Food Labels 7

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) […]


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Clean Yourself Up 2

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 […]


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What If He Named It Something Else? 1

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 […]