Why Your Ketogenic Diet Isn’t Working Part One: Underfueling and Overtraining

Written by Megan Roberts, MSc, and Tommy Wood MD, PhD “My training, racing, and health were all great… until I crashed.” For athletes, it’s not uncommon for the transition to a ketogenic diet from a standard high-carbohydrate diet to look something like this: Take all the carbs out of your...

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4 Steps to Managing Morning Sickness

I’ll never forget my first day with morning sickness. At week 8, I awoke to a certain kind of hell. As I lay spinning in bed, trying to work up the energy to get up and start the day, I was flooded with overwhelming nausea.  Everything smelled wretched. Suddenly, I...

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How to Stay Fast After 50

Have you ever marvelled over the perpetual fitness of that older guy who somehow is able to mix up it up with athletes half their age? How does that happen? Are they a freak of nature or is there something this athlete is doing to enable a high performance despite...

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Should Your Coach Be Lean and Strong?

In 1997 something shocking happened at Disneyland, but chances are you didn’t hear much about it. For over 30 years one of the favorite rides at the world famous amusement park had faithfully entertained and brought joy to the hearts of park guests. But in 1997 the famous ride, “It’s...

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Measuring Heart Rate Variability is Easy: Here's Why You Should

Heart rate variability (HRV) as a simple way to measure readiness to train. It's also an ideal biomarker for tracking your workout progress, which allows you to avoid overtraining and running into low cortisol issues. Because of the benefits of HRV, I get everyone I work with—athlete or not—to take...

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Summer Innanen: A Story of Triumph over a Negative Body Image

Dear women: How would you feel if someone said the following words to you?

“You’re fat.”

“You are ugly.”

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Is It Time for Your Mid-Life Crisis Yet?

I started smoking aged 16. Around the same time, I started riding motorbikes. I had my first serious accident aged 19 on a bike the same as the one pictured above, a collision with a car that severed my carotid artery. Five hours of surgery and 11 units of blood...

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How To Reverse Secondary Amenorrhea on a Real Food Diet

Do you wonder when—and if—you should try to get your period back? Is losing your menstrual cycle a health issue that will have lasting effects on your hormones and happiness, or is it the price every woman pays for being skinny? You know the answer, but you may not have...

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How to Track HRV to Measure Progress

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a neat way to track your readiness to train. Even if you're not a competitive athlete, HRV can show how you're making progress with your health over time. All you need is a Bluetooth compatible heart rate monitor and an app like EliteHRV. Jason Moore...

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Simple Tools for Simple Food

I was asked recently about the types of kitchen tools I use. Pots, pans, electrics, the whole lot. At first, I blushed because I really don’t use anything fancy or exotic. Why would anyone want to do what I do? Then I realized, it’s probably really important to share what...

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How to Hack GMail to Increase Testosterone

Sounds like a bit of stretch doesn’t it? Bear with me, this really works, and I know it works because I’ve seen the results on saliva hormone panels. The literature is consistent with this finding: Chronic exposure to stressors increases HPA axis activity and concomitantly reduces HPG axis activity, or...

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Eating Clean on the Run

Travel, road trips and vacation can be difficult when you’re eating clean, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of our travel is for bike races. We are fortunate enough to have a VW Eurovan that allows us to cook on the go and keep quite a bit of food...

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