Posts that aren’t food-related, but still relate to a healthy/happy lifestyle.

Geoff Palmer: Doing Something Radically Different with Sports Nutrition

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #18

What do plant-based diets and the gut microbiome have to do with exercise performance? Geoff Palmer has the answer.

As a vegan for 35 years, a bodybuilding champion and sports nutrition enthusiast, Geoff digs into the science of nutrition to uncover the best the plant kingdom has to offer. Through his company, Clean Machine, he’s bringing the nutrients back into sports nutrition to fundamentally change the way people think about supplementation, protein and the sport ...

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Robert Cheeke: We Need a Better Understanding of Where Our Nutrition Comes From

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #17

Can you go from skinny to strong, buff and healthy JUST eating plant-based foods? Robert Cheeke has proven you can.

From an 89-pound kid to a 220-pound natural bodybuilding champion, Robert Cheeke underwent an incredible transformation on a plant-based diet. And he’s still going strong, showing the world through his books and talks that anyone can build muscle eating plant-based — while reducing disease risk and helping the planet in the process.

What inspired him to ...

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Mal Hebblewhite: Unlocking the Gut Health “Black Box” with Atmo Biosciences

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #8

What if you could know exactly what’s going on in your gut and fix it — once and for all? Mal Hebblewhite’s company, Atmo Biosciences, is working on the solution.

We’ve got a bit of a different focus on the podcast for this episode. Gut health is a hot topic — and no wonder. Food allergies, food sensitivities and conditions like IBS and IBD are running rampant in today’s society. Our damaged guts are affecting ...

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Conquering the Kitchen: Best Bean Cooking Techniques

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Nutritious Plant-Based Protein at a Fraction of the Cost

Looking for an inexpensive, healthy way to get more protein your diet? Beans are the key!

Beans (and lentils) are the star players when it comes to plant-based protein. And if you learn to cook dried beans instead of relying on canned, you can save a ton of money. For example, a can of organic, no-salt added beans at my local co-op is $2.49 and yields about 1 3/4 cups ...

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Conquering the Plant-Based Kitchen: Cooking Whole Grains

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Reaping the Benefits of Whole Grains Every Day

Whole grains are a staple of plant-based diets, but if you’ve ever wound up with a pan full of gummy rice, you know cooking them the right way is essential if you actually want to enjoy what you’re eating.

No worries, we’ve all been there! (Ask me about my adventures with buckwheat, for example…) Fortunately, cooking whole grains isn’t hard once you know the right amount of water to use, the optimal length of ...

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Where Does Plant-Based Protein Come From?

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Myths, Truths & Where to Get It

“But…where will I get my protein?”

It’s still one of the most common questions asked about plant-based diets. If you’re already plant-based, people want to know where your protein comes from. If you’re considering a plant-based diet, you might be wondering which foods to eat for protein and whether you can get enough after making the switch.

Despite projections that the worldwide plant-based protein market will be valued at over $10 billion by ...

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Won’t a High-Carb Plant-Based Diet Make Me Fat?

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The Truth About Whole Carbs vs. Refined Carbs

There’s a lot of debate out there about high-carb vs. low-carb diets and the potential benefits of one over the other, and it’s led to an equally large amount of confusion over whether carbohydrates, or “carbs,” are good or bad for you. This post isn’t meant to settle that debate but rather to shed some light on one of the main points of this confusion: the difference between whole and refined carbs.

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