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Removing Gluten Beneficial to Those Without Celiac Disease
Nutrition

Removing Gluten Beneficial to Those Without Celiac Disease

The Monash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology has completed an incredible study about gluten intolerance in people WITHOUT celiac disease. The study set out to determine if eating gluten would induce symptoms in people without gluten intolerance. In the experiment, 34 subjects who suffered from gastrointestinal issues, but did […]

64-Year-Old Kayaks Across the Atlanic
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64-Year-Old Kayaks Across the Atlanic

This 64-year-old kayaked 3100 miles. By himself. He paddeled from Senegal to Northern Brazil in just under 99 days. Truly incredible. Although he could use a little extra protein in his diet. Read more about it at Wired.

True Practical Strength
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True Practical Strength

While scaling buildings and jumping around parking lots is impressive, at the end of the day, it’s just for fun. This, on the other hand, is anything but. This video shows a pure application of human strength, the reason we evolved to need and desire lean muscle. Equally interesting is […]

Simple Snack: Fire Grilled Peppers
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Simple Snack: Fire Grilled Peppers

Sometimes, the best things in life are the most simple. Such is the case with this super simple snack. We’re huge fans of bell peppers at the Quest offices. Generally they are just cut up and eaten raw. That works, and it’s good. But eventually that gets old. To take […]

What Google Thinks About Us
Nutrition

What Google Thinks About Us

Sometimes, Google has a lot more to say than you expect and it can come in some not-so-subtle ways. It’s one thing to Google yourself. It’s another to Google your nation. While searching for a thumbnail for the What Americans are Eating post, I came across some disturbing results. Check […]

Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?
Nutrition

Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center has released an interesting study about childhood obesity. The study of 1,003 sixth graders showed that “children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch ….”. This claim may be a bit misleading in an attempt to place blame on the schools, […]

Exercise Improves Memory
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Exercise Improves Memory

Some more support for why the Strong Survive from a year long study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. It showed that exercise increased the size of the hippocampus and improved memory in older test subjects. Generally, the hippocampus shrinks as you get older. This degrades memory and can […]

What Americans are Eating
Nutrition

What Americans are Eating

Visual Economics has a great infographic about what we eat each year. I actually expected more fat and oils and a lot less fruits and vegetables. Of course the nearly 80 pounds of pizza, fries, and ice cream doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

Why the Strong Survive
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Why the Strong Survive

Most people inherently known that eating well and staying in shape is in their best interest. Strangely enough, there have been few long term studies carried out to prove and further understand why this is. Questioning the obvious often leads to surprising conclusions. Studies have been performed but they used […]