Should I Take A Supplement?             

Because I’m a dietetic intern, people are constantly asking me for advice. Anybody who hears that I’m in the nutrition field, whether it be on the train, in a grocery store, or that one uncle you talk to once a decade at Thanksgiving dinner, has some sort of question about nutrition. Some of those frequently […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: supplements Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:16 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSafe? Necessary? Effective? With more than half of US adults taking supplements, we thought this $26 billion industry deserved some professional scrutiny.  There are over 54,000 dietary supplements on the market, and contrary to popular belief, they are not […]

Myth Busters: Tart Cherry Juice

Warning: In an effort to promote full disclosure, the author admits that this post was inspired by her own love of cherries and her realization that the product was initially developed at her alma mater, Cornell University. While she has attempted to approach the topic from a professional, unbiased angle, traces of summer-induced cherry love […]

Making Smart Supplement Purchases

It seems like some supplement or another is always garnering bad press in the sports nutrition world, and one of the recent culprits is dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short. It’s a stimulant that’s marketed for weight loss, athletic performance, and muscle enhancement, but it’s illegal in the US and has been implicated in several deaths […]

Multi vitamins: cure-all or insurance policy? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’re taking a multiple vitamin, why are you doing it?  To prevent heart disease?  If so, the long-running Physicians’ Health Study has some mixed news: multiple vitamins may slightly reduce cancer risk, but they don’t prevent heart disease. […]

Myth Busters: Does Caffeine Work?

All serious athletes want to “work it harder, make it better, do it faster, make [themselves] stronger,” as the band Daft Punk so eloquently stated it. And that makes perfect sense! Of course they want to improve as much and as quickly as possible; otherwise there would be no point to training and working out […]

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