Is 100% RDA Enough?

“I will see foods, and especially supplements that have more than 100% of the RDA of a certain nutrient, sometimes even in the thousands (Vitamin B12 – 1,000mcg = 41,667% of RDA!), is this safe?“ Yes! For most nutrients… The RDA, Recommended Daily Allowance, which also directly compares to the DV %, Daily Value, is […]

The Value of Multivitamins

Come Get Your Flintstones Multivitamins (and minerals) are the most taken supplement in the US. Whether its kids begging for their candy tasting Flintstones or Seniors on Centrum, they have become the insurance policy to bad diets and poor eating habits. But are they doing us any good? Do we need them if we eat […]

Sea Moss For Weight Loss

TikTok Weight Loss TikTok ushers in the new, miracle weight loss solution – Sea Moss. Videos, health influencers, even celebrities (surprise, even Kardashian) are touting the weight loss trend, “Eat Moss For Weight Loss!”. Just like any new ingredient, it has a whole lot of tradition, some logic, and a bit of research/science, the prefect […]

Specialty Salts

Are “specialty” salts like Himalayan, Celtic, Sea Salt healthier than regular table salt? – Ann P.  No.  Specialty or gourmet salts from ancient mineral deposits have become quite popular. You’ll see some popular ones like Sea, Rock, Himalayan, Celtic, and Black Salts in most stores, while Grey, Cyprus Black, Smoke show up on restaurant menus.  […]

Electrolytes

Let’s Get Electric!  If you’re a health enthusiasts or concerned Mom, you’ve probably heard about how terrible Gatorade is for you. The sugar, the sugar, the SHUGaaa! A whopping 35+ grams in some versions. But hold on, that’s only 30grams of the story, what about the Electrolytes? A much smaller amount (milligrams), these little mineral […]

SuperNutrient – Sulforaphane

We’re all aware of how awesome vegetables are for our health. My favorites are broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions (ok, ok, basically all except eggplant!). And we talk a lot about what to eat, but we also need to understand how best to eat them. If we learn that, we’ll know how […]

Weight vs. Body Composition

Go Beyond The Scale   If you’re like me, stepping on my weight scale is reminiscent of opening my report card. I peek at it slowly, carefully, and say a little prayer right before I see the full “grade”. But just as grades don’t matter to me anymore (I’m 20+ yrs out of college!), either does […]

 2 Tips For Diabesity

So a guy walks into a convention… This past weekend, I was reppin one of my new brands, TapOut Drinks (www.drinktapout) – shameless plug, at a fitness convention.  A guy walks up to our booth and says, “you have any sugar free versions, I was just diagnosed with Diabetes”. Fortunately, I had (3) flavors I […]

 Cardio Before Weights

The Cardio (🐔) Or The Weights (🥚)? For those of you that don’t realize the importance of doing both, realize it now! Without muscle, you won’t be moving your body anywhere, and without a heart that has endurance, you’ll be tired after your 3rd rep. You need strong biceps and a healthy heart to live […]

 The Power Of Protein

Pack On That Protein! You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to realize how incredibly important Protein is to the longevity, and most importantly to the QUALITY of your life. Think about it. Your quality of life is largely determined by what you can physically (have the strength) to do, you need your muscles (your […]