Bee Pollen for Energy?

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I remember years and years ago (long before I was a nutritionist), taking bee pollen. I’d heard it was good for energy and maybe something else – I don’t remember. Anyway I definitely remember thinking it tasted awful and I did not receive any notable benefits from consuming it. A few days ago, I was asked about bee pollen. My personal experience aside, …

Cacao vs Carob… Tart Cherry vs Açaí… And more!

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In conversations with clients, emails I receive and through talks I give, I am sometimes asked questions where I think, “Wow, I need to write a blog that includes the answer to this!” And then I never do. So – finally – here are only a handful of great questions I’ve received over the months… And their answers: Cacao VS Carob This was the …

Speed Healing and Prevent Injury

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A few weeks ago, I went out for my run only to realize after a kilometre or so that I needed to turn around and go back home. I wasn’t sick or injured. Just tired. Really, really tired. Burning the candle at both ends made me re-realize the importance of sleep. At that moment I actually wished for an injury – …

Pre-Run Nutrition (plus shortcuts)

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There are so many pieces that must come together in order to have a great run (and especially a great race) – including following a run training plan that works for you, getting enough sleep and maintaining an overall healthful nutrition plan full of antioxidant rich and anti-inflammatory foods. While you most likely have a training plan and know how much …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s a line from a Kelly Clarkson song. Which is a twist on philosopher Friedrech Nietzsche’s words, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” I always take questions at the end of each talk I give and a few weeks ago, received a really great one I want to share with you …

3 Reasons to Consider a Glutamine Supplement

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Glutamine. Have you heard of it? Do you use it? It’s a nutritional supplement – specifically, an amino acid that some athletes use to recover more quickly after workouts and to prevent getting sick. I’ve used it in the past regularly. These days I use it strategically and sparingly. How do you know whether or not to supplement with glutamine?  Let’s look …