Can Emotions Influence Nutrient Absorption?

Stress

Stress

What happens when we experience acute stress?  The fight-or-flight response is activated and several hormones, including cortisol are released.  Cortisol is responsible for telling the body to dump glucose into the blood stream so that it has energy to run or fight off the perceived threat triggered by the stress.  What happens when we experience chronic stress caused by impending deadlines, a never shrinking to-do list, lack of sleep or being on a restricted […]

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Should I Buy Organic or Not?

USDA Organic

USDA Organic

There is a lot of talk in the media these days about organic food and about whether it’s worth the extra cost.  There are many things to consider when when talking about that word, “worth”, especially about the topic of organic food.  The basic definition of organic food (or as our grandparents called it…  food) is food that is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics.  At the bottom […]

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Warming Up – You’re Doing It Wrong…

Warming up

Warming up

With more and more data coming out every day that points to high intensity short duration training as the best type of training for fat loss, the need for a proper workout preparation plan becomes paramount. To make the body more resistant to injury, we need to train it harder. Well, what if training harder is the thing that causes injury? Obviously that means that something was done wrong. In this post, […]

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High Maltose Corn Syrup: Is It Better For You Than High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Ingredient list with HMCS & HFCS

Ingredient list with HMCS & HFCS

A friend and I were talking recently about nutrition in general and high maltose corn syrup specifically.  Really, food companies?  Really?  I thought you just got through telling us on TV that high fructose corn syrup isn’t bad for us, because it comes from corn…  The topic of the safety of corn is something for another posting (or several).   Anyway, if high fructose corn syrup isn’t bad for us, why did you […]

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James Irvin Returns to Action January 29th

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James “The Sandman” Irvin returns to action on January 29th in a local show in Nevada. Check out my article on US Combat Sports to read more!

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Jay Hieron Signing Completes Bellator Welterweight Tournament

Jay Hieron

Jay Hieron

Check out my article on US Combat Sports HERE about Jay Hieron signing with Bellator to complete the cast for their season 4 welterweight tournament airing live on MTV2 starting Saturday, March 5th.

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STRIKEFORCE Challengers: Fancy Pants Takes on Bam Bam

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Healy Beerbohm

Check out the article HERE on US Combat Sports! Lyle has a pretty interesting story about how he became involved in Mixed Martial Arts. A documentary about Lyle’s life, directed by Natalie Wallace, is being released this year. Check it out HERE!

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Strikeforce Gets Heavy – World Grand Prix Kickoff Feb. 12

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strikeforce-logo

My US Combat Sports article about the Strikeforce World Grand Prix – Heavyweight Tournament. Check it out!

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TUF 13 Coaches Announced

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Tuf13

The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV season 13 coaches were announced today on UFC.com. Check out my article on US Combat Sports for the details!

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Bellator Signs Explosive Veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs to Middleweight Division

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Riggs

Check out my new article on US Combat Sports.

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