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Mar 06 2024

Sodium Bicarb

Athletes will do anything to get an edge. You may have heard of creatine and beta alanine, and believe it or not, that stuff you put in the fridge to absorb smells – baking soda – is also a performance supplement! It’s also used in science fairs to make volcanos explode…   Sodium bicarbonate as it is known in science-talk, improves athletic performance particularly in high-intensity activities lasting 1-10 minutes.  How it works Sodium bicarbonate works as a buffering agent in the body. Remember that “buffering” in science means neutralizing acids. Muscles happen to...

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Feb 06 2024

Beta Alanine: How Does It Work?

Our athletes want to win, and to be honest, we get a thrill from watching them win. They pay us to get a competitive edge. Beta-Alanine can certainly provide an advantage. But what’s with the tingling skin? Let’s get into who should take it, and what it does.   Fact. Beta-alanine helps high-intensity athletes perform better.    If that sounds like creatine, you’re close. They both help stuff like sprinting and Crossfit, but in very different ways. So don’t confuse the two. I will explain how it works and how much to take. Beta-Alanine...

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Dec 13 2022

Women’s Health Nutrition

If you’re reading this, chances are it’s because you have a some questions about Women's Health and how it relates to nutrition. I can also assume you don’t feel very good right now, so check out my free advice below, all the way to the end!   When it comes to women’s health, it’s not easy to find the answers. Many things are unfortunately overlooked by the medical system and with nutrition. This is partly because most of the medical research is done on men. But more on this later…   I’m Victoria Friscioni,...

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Sep 21 2022

Do I have IBS? What is IBS?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="25" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" use_row_as_full_screen_section_slide="no" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]If you’re reading this, your guts aren’t quite right. Sorry to hear that! This article can help. We will give you some advice that might make you feel better right away, teach you more about IBS, and how our expert Victoria the RD helps clients with gut issues.   First, let’s make sure you are safe. General recommendations are to seek emergency medical care if/when:   Your abdominal pain is sudden, severe or does not ease within 30 minutes You’re experiencing blood...

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Oct 09 2019

Beyond Meat Burger Review

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="25" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] This product is hotter than Hansel right now so I thought I'd give it a review. Overview: It's made out of PEOPLE! Just kidding. It's mostly peas.   Since the dawn of veggie burgers, vegans can attend barbecues without feeling left-out. And I'm all for that. I like hosting and encouraging my guests to enforce their nutrition boundaries. Be ye vegan, an abstainer from booze, nut-free, or an eater of oysters (gross); you are welcome in my home...

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Weight Loss Brain
Nov 10 2017

What Makes a Successful Weight Loss

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="25" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Factors in a Successful Weight Loss [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text]Billions of people have lost weight. Very few (5-10% of them) have been able to keep it off. With my clients that number is much higher because I help people work on more than just eating and exercise.   It’s about setting yourself up for success. In a lunch meeting with a former client, I saw in him, all the attributes of a successful fat loss lifestyle. And it inspired this post.   He asked me out for lunch. He had...

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Oct 19 2016

Do Fitbits Make you Fit?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="25" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The short answer is probably not. Fitbits, iwatches and other wearable technology have their pros and cons.   The Things I Like About Wearable Tech [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="25" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Sleep Tracking [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text]This is totally awesome. We can literally wake up a hundred times a night and not remember it. This is called sleep apnea, and it’s exhausting and leads to obesity (due to the hormonal disruptions that occur when we do not sleep).   Devices can show us if we’ve been sleeping or restless. Iphones...

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