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Optimum Eating for Weight Loss, Weight Gain and/or Performance

  Power Eating is the deliberate and planned manipulation of nutrients in order to facilitate and/or augment physiological and biochemical adaptations for weight loss, weight gain or performance enhancement. In his book The Muscle Strength Nutrition Pyramid. Eric Helms, a natural bodybuilder and PhD candidate, describes a pyramid approach to nutrition. This approach prioritizes nutrition as follows: Calories/Energy balance Macronutrients …

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Sports Nutrition Lecture

This supplement will make you Bigger, Leaner, Faster and Stronger! Or will it? Nutritional supplements are a multi-million dollar industry, and chances are you, or someone you know, is taking one or more supplements to get that competitive edge. This lecture will help you sift through some of the evidence of “What You Should Know vs. What You Hear From Your …

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Performance Supplements: What You Should Know vs What You Hear From Your Bro

This week’s blog focuses on Sports Nutrition. Follow the link: Performance Supplements: What You Should Know vs. What You Hear From Your Bro

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Which Type Of Exercise Is Best For Weight Loss?

Hint: Introduction Obesity and it’s co-morbidities are epidemic. The rise in the rate of obesity and obesity-related diseases over the past half-century has led to a variety of therapeutic interventions to address this epidemic. This has resulted in a multibillion-dollar weight loss industry consisting of weight loss products, fad diets and exercise programs, in addition to the medical costs associated …

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We Are Moving 10/31/16!

  We are moving to Kirkland on 10/31/16! 284 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033  (Inside McCraken Chiropractic/Next to Overlake Clinic).   Same phone number  (425) 999-4484 This is a Wellness Center offering:   Chiropractic Naturopathic Medicine Acupuncture Sports Nutrition Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Shiatsu Rolfing    

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Three Botanical Medicines You Can Use As An Effective Alternative To NSAIDs

NSAID is an acronym for a class of drugs known as “Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”. They include over the counter medications such as Aleve (Naproxen), Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen) and Aspirin. NSAIDs suppress inflammation and reduce pain. They are widely used for symptomatic relief of headaches,  joint pain and fever. While NSAIDs can be effective at reducing symptoms, they can have serious …

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Key To Nutrition Found in Pyramid

I recently came across a nutrition pyramid created by Eric Helms, PhD (Cand), a natural bodybuilder and PhD candidate, that succinctly summarizes what I would consider the foundations of how to optimize your nutrition for weight loss, weight gain, health and performance Energy balance/Calorie intake Energy balance is the foundation for weight gain, weight loss, performance and even longevity. How …

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Rapid Injury Healing

Whether you’re an athlete, stay at home mom, or work at a job that can lead to overuse injuries, rapid healing is desirable as it minimizes pain and quickly restores function. Rapid injury healing is an integrative approach that involves: Anti-inflammatory dietary and supplement interventions to minimize the negative effects of inflammation, while at the same time stimulating healing Targeted …

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Sugar and Opiods- Are You All Dopamined up?

    Palatable foods stimulate the brain to release addictive substances like opioids and dopamine in the limbic system (the emotional center in your brain). In addition, opioid and dopamine synapses in the limbic system may play important roles in the reinforcement of behavior by natural rewards, i.e. food Just like drug abuse can create dependency via this system, palatable …

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Tylenol- Short-Term Gain. Long-Term ADHD, Autism, Asthma?

Tylenol (Acetaminophen) was introduced in the 1950’s and is commonly prescribed for aches and pains or to reduce fevers. While considered fairly benign with respect to adverse reactions/side-effects by many doctors, there are some studies indicating that certain population are at risk for developing conditions such as ADHD, Asthma and Autism.   ADHD Acetaminophen exposure in pregnancy increases the risk …

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