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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Dr Kirk Parsley on sleep at TEDx Reno

By way of Robb Wolf, this wonderful presentation by former Navy SEAL Dr. Kirk Parsley recently given at TEDx Reno. Our protocols consist of specific recommendations for diet, sleep, exercise, stress reduction and supplements, with sleep being perhaps the most important and overlooked of these categories.

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Six Steps to Fat Adaptation for Athletes

Why would you want to become fat adapted as an athlete? Because fat is a superior source of energy for aerobic exercise. It’s been said that “the less glucose you burn in a lifetime the better,” and I couldn’t agree more. To better understand the advantages, take an hour to...

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FLOAT!

A novel way to reduce stress Stress. It needs no introduction and it always factors as a major underlying root cause in the people we work with. Dietary, physical and emotional, the physiological response is all the same, and that’s to overproduce cortisol, the most important of all hormones. Guided...

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Got fat?

It’s been about three months since I started my N=1 ketosis experiment and I’m really making progress. There was no “low carb flu” or any other symptom, I’ve been feeling great the whole time despite my blood ketones remaining stubbornly low around the 0.6 - 1.0 mmol/L mark. Technically this is still nutritional...

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My best sleep tips

According to me, sleep trumps everything, including nutrition. 10 hours of quality sleep will make anyone feel more awesome, so do it! Selling sleep should be like selling sex, if ain’t happening, then there’s a reason, work with me and we’ll figure it out why. Stabilize blood sugar My number...

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Paleo Runner

This week I was lucky enough to talk with Aaron Olson on his wonderful Paleo Runner podcast. We talk ketogenic performance and regaining health using the exact same protocol on offer here at Nourish Balance Thrive. I feel quite honoured to be featured on a show from which I’ve learnt so...

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Metabolic Flexibilty

Two years ago I was well on my way to type two diabetes. The doctor told me I was an athlete, and that I had nothing to worry about. But it was becoming increasingly obvious that I did have something to worry about. It all started around 2008 when I...

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