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Whey Protein vs. Collagen Protein: Which is better?

Whey Protein vs. Collagen Protein: Which is better?

Whether you’re a fitness aficionado working on building lean muscle, or someone simply trying to bolster your overall health, the notion of the perfect protein powder likely looms large in your daily routine. Many protein powders are whey-based, but today, collagen...

Does Turmeric Work for Depression?

Does Turmeric Work for Depression?

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Approximately 300 million suffer from depression, with more women affected than men. A Mayo Clinic study found that 70% of Americans are prescribed medications and...

Is Gatorade Good for You?

Is Gatorade Good for You?

When I wrote the Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks in 2013, I didn’t know it would cause a major domino effect in companies changing their formulas. High fructose corn syrup, sugar, food dyes, sodium benzoate, aspartame, sucralose and “natural” flavor with a little...

Top 11 Fruits and Vegetables High in Electrolytes

Top 11 Fruits and Vegetables High in Electrolytes

What Are Electrolytes? I have received a lot of questions regarding which foods are high in electrolytes. In my best and worst electrolyte drinks article, I analyzed the best and worst electrolyte powders, liquids, tablets and capsules that you can add to your water....

How to Supplement to Protect Against Air Pollution

How to Supplement to Protect Against Air Pollution

  The 2016 Air Report found that more than 50% of Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of particle pollution. Recently, the European Union issued a "final warning" to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for failing to address repeated breaches of...

Best and Worst Prenatal Vitamins

Best and Worst Prenatal Vitamins

The Best and Worst Prenatal Vitamin article has been the most requested article that I have written so far. I didn't want to disappoint with this article, so I put extensive time and research to outline everything needed for healthy development, the optimal amounts of...

Best Plant-Based Protein Powders

Best Plant-Based Protein Powders

How to Choose a Plant-Based Protein Powder 1. Pea protein or sprouted brown rice are going to provide the highest branch chain amino acids, while hemp will also provide a good amino acid profile along with other unique compounds. Look for a complete amino acid profile...

The Best Supplementation During Chemotherapy

The Best Supplementation During Chemotherapy

  The Function of Chemotherapy  Chemotherapy may be given as an injection, drip or pill, and exerts its effects on cancer by inducing oxidative stress -mainly superoxide and hydrogen peroxide - to all cells, both normal and cancerous. Due to the toxic action of...

How to Reduce Your Industrial Fluoride Intake

How to Reduce Your Industrial Fluoride Intake

  "Fluoride has a protective effect against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions."  -Dr. Arvid Carlsson, Swedish Neuropharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner  In western Europe,...

What Kind of Beer is Good For You?

What Kind of Beer is Good For You?

  "He was a wise man who invented beer." — Plato   Is Beer Good For You? The history of beer dates back to the world’s first civilization, Summer, in Mesopotamia (4000 BC).  A 5,000 year old brewery was discovered in China, including a recipe of broomcorn...

The Best Energy Alternatives to Coffee

The Best Energy Alternatives to Coffee

  "I can give up anything, but don't ask me to give up coffee." The quote above is one I have heard hundreds of times. Very few things will incite such a passionate objection as the fact that coffee may be one of the reasons for the current health complaints. How...

Battle Tested Cold and Flu Remedies 2016/2017

Battle Tested Cold and Flu Remedies 2016/2017

This fall, and leading into winter, has been the ultimate test for what is working against the cold and flu. My wife is an elementary school teacher, so you can imagine what kind of medicinal arsenal I have stockpiled. Your immune system will never be tested more than...

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

Meat, Plant and Dairy Consumption of Traditional Agricultural Societies One of the things I noticed while working on family farms is that meat is not as abundant on many farms as it is in our grocery stores. Farms provide us with a surplus of any food you want, but...

How to Make Fruit Kvass

How to Make Fruit Kvass

What if you could make a drink that tastes just like soda, but healthy? Would you tell me to "get outta here!" or call me a liar and storm out? Or a simple "Good day sir!" Many people think that besides the high sugar content, it's the carbonation that makes it...

How to Make the Most Nutrient Dense Bone Broth

How to Make the Most Nutrient Dense Bone Broth

Recently I did a lecture called Digestion is the Key to Health and provided a sample of homemade bone broth. Broth is not only one of the best ways to heal a digestive tract, but it is also one of the most nutrient dense liquids you will ever come across for athletes....

Best Electrolyte Drinks for Diabetes

Best Electrolyte Drinks for Diabetes

If you have diabetes and you are looking to say hydrated with an electrolyte drink, you know it can be difficult to find one that isn't too high in sugar and carbohydrates. If you have started an exercise regime, it can also be challenging to keep your blood sugar...

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

Imagine yourself cruising (or hobbling) along during the last leg of your race. You think the worst is over, but in fact it's the distance between you and the finish line that is the hardest. Everything seems go be going well until your legs feel a little bit heavier,...

Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks

Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks

Electrolytes are charged metallic “ions” that help balance fluid pressure inside our cells and control the pH of our blood. Normal nerve, heart and muscle function rely on adequate amounts of these minerals, and deficiencies can hamper performance dramatically. Water...

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

I recently had the unfortunate incident on Sunday night of injuring my back during yoga. This class was much more intense than usual, and there was some twists and turns that I should have opted out for. The stretch that was finally too much, was actually sitting with...

The Healthy Way to Barbecue

The Healthy Way to Barbecue

If You're Gonna BBQ, Do it Right I think we can all agree that everything tastes better when it’s cooked on the barbecue. The flavors are more intense, the juices sealed, and that smoky flavor is hard to beat. While spending some time with friends in Colorado, I was...

How to Make Ancient Einkorn Sourdough Bread

How to Make Ancient Einkorn Sourdough Bread

Einkorn wheat is one of the grains recommended to make sourdough bread on the PaleoEdge diet. It was man's first form of cultivated wheat and looks entirely different than the wheat we have today. Europe's oldest mummy - Otzi the Iceman - had an einkorn bread, ibex...

Best and Worst Whey Protein Powders

Best and Worst Whey Protein Powders

Whey Protein Have you found it difficult and confusing to choose a whey protein powder? You're not alone because choosing a whey protein powder now requires the skill of a wine connoisseur. The taste, types of cows used, grass-fed vs. grain fed, heavy metal testing,...

How to Make Einkorn Sourdough Pancakes

How to Make Einkorn Sourdough Pancakes

  If you want to make healthy pancakes that will sustain you without making you feel like you need to take a carbohydrate nap, then look no further. Sourdough pancakes are not only more nutritious, but they are much tastier and lighter than the dense Bisquick...

The Navy Seal Workout

http://youtu.be/IPMtMaUoLkA Every summer when I was living in southern California, I would do the Navy Seal training program when the ocean got warm enough to swim. This involved running, swimming, pushups, pull-ups, dips and sit-ups only. I was always amazed to see...

Why Subway Can’t Use “Eat Fresh”

  Subway was marketed as the healthy alternative to fast food restaurants while I was growing up. I don't know if this is still true, but if walnuts can't claim omega-3 benefits and need to be labeled as a drug to make health claims, then Subway can't use "Eat...

Runner’s Nausea: Not enough fuel?

Runner’s Nausea: Not enough fuel?

  A common complaint that can occur when running long distance is nausea. It's not uncommon, but if it is a persistent problem then there is something being consistently done wrong. In my experience, nausea can be caused by six different factors: 1) Dehydration...

Should Athletes Go Gluten Free?

Should Athletes Go Gluten Free?

  Gluten is a hard-to-digest protein found in many whole grains and cereals – and is often hidden in processed foods as binders, starch and fillers. A 2009 study from Gastroenterology comparing the blood of 10,000 people from 50 years ago to 10,000 people today...

Fermented Electrolyte Drinks for Recovery

Fermented Electrolyte Drinks for Recovery

Everything ferments. Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, grains, milk or meat, bacteria will be attracted to it and begin to feast. The trick is to set up the environment for the beneficial bacteria that preserves our food naturally, gives it a slightly sour taste, and...

Organic, Chemical and Wild Plants

http://youtu.be/lOhdKnttqQk The difference between a wild plant and a domestic plant, is the same difference between a wolf's eyes and a dog's eyes. Much like organic agriculture, our body works more like a synergistic ecosystem than a laboratory filled with isolates...

Bodyweight Program for Wrestling

#1 Power Workout  10 Plyometric Pushups 20 Box jumps (something 24 inch high) 10 *Burpee to Pull-ups Perform as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes. Rest only as needed in-between rounds or exercises. Keep track of your rounds and try to beat it each training...

Estrogen, Candida and the Female Athlete

Estrogen, Candida and the Female Athlete

    At The Health Beat, I am very conscious of the future health of an athlete. It is a myth that since an athlete exercises daily, it enables he or she to eat whatever they want. Excessive amounts of carbohydrates in the form of grains and sugar, chemically...

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