According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 10.2 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and another 54 million have been diagnosed with low bone density—or osteopenia—a precursor to osteoporosis. (1) Not coincidentally, the dairy industry has an iron...
A Marathoner’s Secret Recipe For Anti-Inflammation
Get your FREE Make The Switch plan!
6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods (Plus Easy Meal Ideas)
Why do we feel sore after a workout? Inflammation. Acute inflammation is a natural response to an effective workout, and feeling a bit sore can be a sign that your body is healing itself. This temporary inflammation is nothing to worry about, and eating an abundance...
Run Farther, For Longer: Study Finds Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes
Cardiovascular exercise is generally promoted as a benefit to overall heart health, but as athletes continue to push themselves toward farther distances, they could be doing more harm than good. With the growing popularity of marathons and ultra-endurance races,...
Basic Bone and Major Muscle Strengthening Workout
Calcium isn’t the only factor when it comes to strong bones. Just like maintaining a certain level of fitness, both nutrition and exercise are needed to support long-term bone health—and prevent osteoporosis later in life. Put down that glass of milk (it’s not doing...
Rethink Keto: Why Consuming Dairy & Other High-Fat Foods Impedes Performance
While once only embraced by diet culture, the low-carb craze has begun to infiltrate the nutrient regimens of athletes. Instead of using the most convenient and natural form of energy—carbohydrates—those who follow this diet philosophy predominantly rely on...
A Marathoner’s Secret Recipe for Anti-Inflammation
Mary Schneider is training to compete in the 2020 Olympic Trials for the marathon, and she is putting her body to the test in the process. Long runs, speed work, hills...all of this intense exercise leads to inflammation, the body's natural response to...
Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths
Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) One of the most famous cycling coaches in the world—the coach who literally wrote the bible for cyclists—was in town for a weekend seminar that I was attending. Prior to the Sunday session, we got to ride together. I was...
The Basics of Post-Exercise Recovery Fuel
Spoiler alert: chocolate milk is not a recovery food.
Omegas: Everything You Need to Know
Omegas explained: what they do and where to find them.
Athletes Are Not Built by Chocolate Milk
Despite industry claims, chocolate milk is not a “superfood.”
Are Certain Proteins Better Than Others?
Milk Life claims cow’s milk contains “higher quality” protein than plants. The numbers say otherwise.
Antioxidants and Athletic Performance
Looking to take your fitness to the next level? Curious about supplements? Switch4Good Dietician, Matt Ruscigno discusses the role of antioxidants in performance.