201010.25
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Obesity drugs … or freezing away your fat?!

There’s no doubt that diet and exercise are the best path to major changes in your body composition — from flab to fab! But the popular demand for an effort-free “magic bullet” solution to a better body will always keep medical researchers busy. People more often opt for a tummy tuck in Newport Beach, CA…

201010.13
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What Not to Eat!!

As the obesity epidemic continues to plunge America into deeper doo-doo, along comes KFC to add insult to injury with their new “Double Down.”  They take a heaping helping of bacon and cheese and shove it between … are you ready? … two deep fried pieces of chicken!  The misbegotten sandwich thingy is replete with…

201008.07
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Watch Your Salt

I’m not talking about watching Angelina Jolie’s movie.  I’m talking about sodium chloride.  The white stuff in the shaker, and in many of the processed food stuffs most people eat.  The sodium in salt helps carry nutrients into the cells of your body.  But you don’t need a lot.  And most Americans get too much…

201007.30
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What not to eat … after your workout!!

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!  A brand new article posted by Dr. Joseph Mercola is entitled “Two Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat After Exercise.”  He asks, “Did you know that what you eat directly after exercising … can have a significant impact on the health benefits you reap from your exercise?” …

201006.16
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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a draft report entitled the Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.  In the face of widespread dietary misinformation and an epidemic of obesity, the draft report examines both what Americans are eating…

201006.15
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Get ME to the Greek!

Whether or not you’ve seen the new “Get Him to the Greek” flick, you ought to try going to the Greek yourself – fat-free Greek yogurt, that is! As you know from Alpha Male Challenge, fat-free (aka “non-fat”) dairy products are on the True Alpha menu. As we said in the book: Primitive man didn’t…

201006.09
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Sports Nutrition Conference Not to be Missed!

You can meet many Team True Alpha experts this month at the 7th Annual Conference and Expo of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), entitled “Sports Supplements: the most effective strategies.”  I’ll be there with ISSN founders and Team True Alpha members Joey Antonio and Doug Kalman, along with Abbie Smith and numerous contributors…

201006.04
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Are Protein Drinks "Dangerous"?

The July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports (CR) magazine investigates protein drinks with not very flattering findings: … [O]ur investigation, including tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers, found most people already get enough protein, and there are far…