“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”
Socrates – Greek philosopher 399 BC
“Know that you have complete control over what you put in your mouth. No one ever ate anything by accident.”
Charles Poliquin March 5, 1961 – September 26, 2018
“When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest”
Michael Pollan – In Defense of Food
“The doctors of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
Thomas Edison February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931
Do you experience bloating, cramps, or gas? What about brain fog, allergies, skin rashes, or trouble losing weight? If so, you may have “leaky gut”, and it’s more common than you may think.
Detox diets, cleanses, and therapies are all the trend today. But the message isn’t new.
People have used different detoxification practices to purge the body of foreign invaders for centuries. However, the prevalence of the current detox trend reflects, in part, the ever-increasing amounts of toxins in our modern world. And we know for sure that a cumulative toxic burden, if not addressed, can lead to serious health issues.
Myths are abundant in the fitness industry, word of mouth in gyms and on social media leads to a lot of nonsense being spread around. This, unfortunately, leads to many people believing things which are not true, and often the misinformation leads to no improvement in someone’s health and fitness or even worse can lead to injury.
Nutrition is the catalyst to great health, strength and body composition. Nutrition is not only important for physical goals (i.e fat loss) but also for more health and lifestyle-oriented goals (for example better focus, energy, detoxification, and blood sugar control).
What we do in training needs to be matched by how we eat and recover, and the saying “we are what we eat” still holds true.