Have You Been Hoodwinked? 4 Pernicious Myths About EAAs, BCAAs, Collagen, Whey, and MORE

Have You Been Hoodwinked? 4 Pernicious Myths About EAAs, BCAAs, Collagen, Whey, and MORE

by Dr. David Minkoff March 28, 2019 6 min read

The more often a statement is repeated, the more it is believed. This is the truth of marketing and propaganda.

It’s no different in performance nutrition.

Myths and slanted statistics perpetuated by marketers with big ad budgets become part of our beliefs. We internalize them as truth, even when the science actually says something much different.

So let’s take a look at 4 of the most common myths in performance nutrition today and see what the science really says.

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The Softer Side of Testosterone: How This Sex Hormone Heals Heart Disease

The Softer Side of Testosterone: How This Sex Hormone Heals Heart Disease

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2019 4 min read

When we think of “muscles” and testosterone, most people think of bulging biceps and tight pecs. And it’s true, testosterone definitely increases muscle tone. But let’s consider the heart. Your heart is the most active muscle in your whole body. It beats over 100,000 times every single day, pumping more than 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. [1]
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The Keys to Your Heart Health

The Keys to Your Heart Health

by BodyHealth Representatives February 14, 2019 5 min read

There are 3 main keys to a person's heart health. Yes, two go through your stomach. 

What you eat and the supplements you take can make a huge difference in how strong your heart stays over time.

Exercise is the second key and that requires your dedication and decision to keep doing it every day as part of your heart healthy lifestyle.

A long life with great late-life activity is dependant on keeping a strong heart.

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Metabolism

Simple Tips to Improve Your Metabolism

by BodyHealth Representatives January 17, 2019 5 min read

Let’s go over some basic truths about metabolism and then get to some good ways we might help you at the end of this article. Always make sure you know and apply the basics first. You likely know most of this information but you might pick up something. I hope it might remind you to keep trying!
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The 3 Types of Amino Acids: And How They Make the Difference in Your Health

The 3 Types of Amino Acids: And How They Make the Difference in Your Health

by Dr. David Minkoff December 05, 2018 3 min read

Muscle protein is made of amino acids. Most of your neurotransmitters are made from amino acids. Glutathione, the most important detox molecule in biology is made from amino acids. Enzymes that break down food and catalyze biochemical reactions are made from amino acids. Collagen is a combination of amino acids. 
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How Chemical "Fake IDs" Cause Leaky Gut

How Chemical "Fake IDs" Cause Leaky Gut

by BodyHealth Representatives November 07, 2018 4 min read

It’s true, the name sounds like an eye-rolling tagline coined by a bored marketing department.

But don’t let the name fool you.

They could have called it “toxin-induced intestinal micro-perforations” but that’s a bit of a mouthful.

Leaky gut is serious and is at the rotten core of IBS, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, brain fog, Hashimoto’s disease, and dozens of autoimmune disorders.

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Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

by Cherie Gruenfeld October 24, 2018 3 min read

In 1978, fifteen fearless souls stood on a Waikiki beach preparing for a day that would combine the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water swim, the 112 mile Around the Island bike ride and the 26.2 Honolulu Marathon. They called it Ironman. The winner that day was Gordon Haller, finishing in 11 hours, 46 minutes.
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5 Must-Haves In My Gym Bag

5 Must-Haves In My Gym Bag

by BodyHealth Representatives October 24, 2018 4 min read

In a day and age that is so saturated with options, decision fatigue is a constant source of overwhelm. Just sifting through all of the options of supplements, tools, and accessories can be a task in its own right. And so, we’ve tried to do the heavy lifting (or in this case, sifting) for you, and pare things down to the 5 absolute must-haves in your gym bag.
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Is Monk Fruit the Future of Sweet?

Is Monk Fruit the Future of Sweet?

by BodyHealth Representatives October 10, 2018 4 min read

Deep in the mountains of south China, Buddhist monks have meticulously cultivated a rare melon prized for its health benefits. 

Also known as “Buddha fruit,” luo han guo sustained monks in long meditations in spartan living conditions. It was even used medicinally to treat infections, coughs, and other illnesses. 

It is so prized the Chinese government has banned the export of its genetic material.
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Putting the Puzzle Together at Wildflower

Putting the Puzzle Together at Wildflower

by Cherie Gruenfeld September 27, 2018 4 min read

My race season is complete and now it’s time to do some fun racing. But the fun comes to an abrupt end when, during an Olympic race, I violently meet a Sprint racer on the same bike course. I end my day in the ER with the diagnosis of four bone fractures: two in my pelvis and two in my hip socket. This can’t be good.
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Journal Entry: Beat the Heat... With Intervals?

Journal Entry: Beat the Heat... With Intervals?

by Ed Arntson August 30, 2018 3 min read

You’re thinking - Intervals are challenging, how am I “beating the heat” by running intervals in the thick of the summer heat?

Humidity was born in Virginia Beach and has established permanent residence here from May through late September. It also makes sporadic visits throughout October.

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Glyphosate: What it is, how it works, and what it’s really doing to your body

Glyphosate: What it is, how it works, and what it’s really doing to your body

by BodyHealth Representatives August 30, 2018 9 min read

In the wake of the landmark $280 million lawsuit ruling that glyphosate gave a man cancer, we are just beginning to get a glimpse of what may be the single greatest health crisis of our time. However, to fully understand the health implications of glyphosate, we need to start with the basics.

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