Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Gluten and Carbs

Are you going gluten free?  If so, you aren’t alone.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is[…]

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Alzheimer’s – Feared Worse Than Death

Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death. It is Alzheimer’s disease. For most of us, losing our personhood – those characteristics which make us who we are – is a fate worse than death. What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the[…]

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Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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Potent Protein Powder

Not all protein powder is created equal, and not all proteins are created equal. A human body needs amino acids to break down food, grow, repair body tissue, and perform many other body functions.  Some amino acids are considered essential and must be obtained from food because your body can[…]

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Your Easy Supplement Guide

Proper nutrition is key to achieving the physique that you want. When appropriate supplementation is added to your diet, you can often improve your performance, results, and overall well-being. This easy supplement guide has been designed to help you do just that.   The Essentials for active women and men[…]

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Everything In Moderation

I think “everything in moderation” is a horrible idea. Well, maybe not horrible, but certainly not close to ideal if you really want the body you’ve always dreamed of. This article, Why “Everything In Moderation” Doesn’t Work, by Jonathon Ross is spot on, and I want to share it with[…]

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Intermittent Fasting

I’m often asked if I am a fan of Intermittent Fasting or IF. Well….while I think it could help some people, the vast majority of people would find it difficult to follow consistently. There are too many variables that may be out of your control, such as work schedules, family[…]

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Benefits of Antioxidants

Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, or ORAC, is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of food and drink. Why should you care?  Well, the benefits of antioxidants are important in our lives. Antioxidants slow or prevent the oxidation of molecules (oxidative stress) which can produce free radicals. Free radicals can[…]

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Daily Fiber Intake

Most of us hear our doctors talk about daily fiber intake but many of us don’t really know what it is, or what foods have it. Fiber is a carbohydrate that is derived from a plant food and cannot be digested.  There are two types – soluble which partially dissolves[…]

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