Magnesium: A Key Player In Tissue Health, Inflammation, and Insulin Sensitivity

I have recently been focusing my research on the role dietary minerals play in maintaining health as I feel it is an overlooked aspect of nutrition. The last few weeks I keyed in on the role protein plays in calcium homeostasis and bone health and the potential dangers of high vitamin d and calcium supplementation. … Continue reading

Gluten and Weight Gain Study Part III: The Wrap Up

It is time for part 3 and to bring a close to the gluten free diet and weight gain paper. Part 1 and 2 discussed the results of the paper in regards to weight gain, adiposity, insulin resistance, glucose homeostasis, hormonal responses (i.e. leptin, resistin, and adiponectin, LPL, and HSL), along with nuclear receptor activity … Continue reading

The Role of Gluten in Weight Gain: Part 1

If you have read the book “Wheat Belly” you are likely familiar with the idea that wheat is a cause of weight gain and that it is “as sugary as a Snicker’s Bar” metabolically speaking. While I believe there are some interesting points in that book I do not agree with everything stated in it. … Continue reading

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It This post started out to be a brief overview of fats and then my nerdy side kicked in and I wanted to address a wide range of questions; therefore, I decided to start a small series of fat related … Continue reading

Straightening out the Facts for “Paleo Diet: Healthy or Hoax?” Article

Straightening out the Facts: “Paleo Diet: Healthy or Hoax?” Thursday morning, while sipping on a fresh brewed, French pressed cup of coffee I came across an article in The Huffington Posttitled, “Paleo Diet: Healthy or a Hoax”.  I am usually a relatively objective person and enjoy seeing both sides of an argument (my minor in … Continue reading

October Challenge: Tackle Fructose Head On!

A Personal 31-Day Challenge to Reduce Fructose Intake Don’t Go Bananas On Your Fruit Intake! Since reading Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution almost 3 years ago I have been living a “Paleo” lifestyle as close as I possibly can (the sleep part is still tough due to being a Ph.D. student, school often times keeps … Continue reading

Roast That Chicken!

  I wanted to take a crack at an old world classic, roasted chicken. Chicken is an ideal choice of protein for any type of athlete. It has a perfect combination of lean and fatty meat, covers all your amino acids needs in a protein, and when roasted (not coated in processed flour and thrown … Continue reading

Eggs as Bad as Smoking for Your Heart? No Way Jose!!!!

“Eggs are as Bad as Smoking for Heart Health: A Case Study of Bad Science and Media Propoganda” Today’s post is a bit of a long one, I apologize for the lack of brevity as I know your time is precious; however, this is an area I am extremely passionate about and just want to … Continue reading

Stocking Your Collegiate Paleo Kitchen

Eating Paleo isn’t rocket science, although the physiological effects it has on our body may seem like it. Just follow the “Paleo” Mantra of “Meats, veggies, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, NO Sugar” and you are set.  That being said, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find Paleo friendly food when you are … Continue reading

Ketosis: Your Body as a Fat Burning Machine!

Ketosis: Your Body as a Fat Burning Machine!   One of the biggest questions I receive about the Paleo diet, or any diet that preaches restricted carbohydrate intake is, where will we get out energy from? Everyone knows carbohydrates and its end product (glucose) is the only way we can fuel our body, right? False, … Continue reading

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