Sports Nutrition Supplements for Teenage Athletes: What’s Safe and Effective?

Are you a parent of a teenage athlete who wants your child to become faster and stronger but not at the expense of their health? Sports nutrition supplements are usually the first go-to to reach these goals.   There are key...

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Vitamin D For Sports Performance?

What if you could take a pill, in this case a vitamin, that would prevent a number of health conditions AND improve athletic performance?! It could be a reality with vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. What is...

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How to Evaluate Your Supplements for Safety and Efficacy

There are hundreds of thousands of supplements on the market today and it seems like every hour a new one is coming out. I get asked about supplements all the time and I can’t even keep up! So how...

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Building the Perfect Protein Shake

We've all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror.  While some of them drive me absolutely insane (Can you please stop admiring...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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Fueling to Get the Most Out of Your Training

Fueling to Get the Most Out of Your Training Pre-workout fueling is essential for a good training session. A good training session allows your body to positively adapt to the training stimulus. Think better results, faster! How does this happen,...

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Performance Promoting Foods: A Grocery Shopping How-To

Wondering what foods are the best performance promoting foods? This video is on what foods will help to improve your performance versus foods that prevent improvements in your performance. Check it out for some helpful tips on how to...

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Do you know your food? Check out our video blog: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Food

Do you know your food? Here is a quick video about the 5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Food. Do you really know what you're eating? This video is about reading food labels and points out 5 major things...

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Competition Prep: Supplements – What supplements are actually helpful and which ones just aren’t.

Competition Prep: Supplements - video blog by Kristen Ziesmer, RD and sports certified dietician Week 2 of Competition Prep Done! This week I will be focusing on supplements because this is such a hot topic. The supplement industry is a...

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Weight Loss Supplement #3: C.L.A.

Alright, so we’ve talked about Green Tea Extract and Coffee Bean Extract as two of the millions of weight loss supplements that promise to make you thin, now let’s talk CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid. You probably haven’t heard as...

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