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A Basic Guide to Blood Pressure: Part II

In part I we discussed the role of blood pressure in health and how to measure it. Having a high resting blood pressure over long …

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A Basic Guide to Blood Pressure: Part I

Blood pressure is a key indicator of your health. This is why it is checked at every visit with a healthcare professional. Understanding this measurement …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol, Part III: Myths & Misconceptions

A Basic Guide to Cholesterol, Part 3: Myths & Misconceptions In part 1 of this article series we discussed the basics of cholesterol and blood …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol: Part II

In part 1 we discussed the basics of cholesterol and why we should care about it. We also described a simplified approach to blood tests …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol: Part I

Cholesterol is a substance that plays many essential roles in the body. It is involved in things like the structure of our cells, brain and …

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Collagen Protein and Tendinopathy

Collagen is a protein found in many tissues in animals and humans, ultimately making up about 30% of the entire body’s protein content. Di Lullo …

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Barbell Medicine Guide to Protein

The word protein is derived from the Greek proteios meaning “primary” or “taking first place.” This is appropriate, as proteins are found everywhere in the …

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The Science On CBD Oil For Health and Performance

Interest in cannabidiol – better known as CBD – has recently exploded in America, with an estimated 1 in 7 adults currently using a CBD-based …

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Science of Red Meat
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The Science of Red Meat and Health

Meat is an important dietary component for much of the world, whereas the prevalence of veganism or vegetarianism varies widely in different countries. For example, …

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Handling Hunger

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, have ever missed a meal, or have even just driven by your favorite bakery…chances are you’ve experienced hunger. …

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Nutrition Science, Part IV – Moving Forward: Improving the approach

It is important to note that the assumptions discussed in the last article are not arbitrary to the biomedical model, but legitimized through common sense …

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Nutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition ScienceNutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition Science
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Nutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition Science

In the second part of this article series we discussed the utility, limitations, and misconceptions related to the prospective cohort design for nutrition science. As …

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Nutrition Science, Part II: The Prospective Cohort Design
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Nutrition Science, Part II: The Prospective Cohort Design

In the first article in this series we discussed the history of nutrition science and traced its evolution alongside the biomedical model. We also introduced …

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Nutrition Science, Part I: How Did We Get Here?
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Nutrition Science, Part I: How Did We Get Here?

To anyone versed in biomedicine, the so-called “hierarchy of evidence” is well-established and unquestioned. The randomized , double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard …

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How To Measure Your Waist Correctly

If you’ve been paying attention to our latest podcasts, articles, Q/A’s, and other content then you’ve likely heard us discuss the importance of waist circumference …

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Does YOUR Metabolism Change with Weight Loss?

Yes. Your metabolism changes when you lose weight. Some of these changes are good, e.g. decreased fasting blood sugar, improved cholesterol measures, decreased storage of …

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From the Newsletter: A Word on Salt

If you’re reading this, please raise your hand if you’ve heard the phrase “Americans eat too much salt” or, alternatively, that we should “cut back …

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Q/A with Dr. Baraki and Dr. Feigenbaum

    Dr. Feigenbaum:                Hey, welcome back to the Barbell Medicine Podcast. I’m Dr. Feigenbaum, I’m joined here with Dr. Baraki. This is another Q&A …

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In the Open: Nutrition Strategy for 17.2

Week number 2 is here and guess what….more dumbbells! Great! Let’s get into it: The Workout: Duration: 12 minutes Like last week, this has quite …

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In the Open: Nutritional Strategies for 17.1

17.1 (<<<PDF available here) A brief introduction and then we can get right into this. I’m Jordan. I’m a lifter, a doctor, and I help people …

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Transforming My Life, One Rep at a Time

By Leah Lutz Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about my new hobby, my new life, and my new confidence. My …

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Watch the Barbell Medicine Nutrition Seminar Online!

This past Winter Tom Campitelli and I once again toured through Europe. While in London, we visited CrossFit Perpetua where I did a nutrition seminar …

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GainzZz™ in Clinical Practice Part IV

By Austin Baraki Sorry for the delay, folks! I’ve been busy graduating from medical school :). We’ve made it to the fourth, final, and most …

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GainzZz™ in Clinical Practice Part II

By Austin Baraki In our first article we defined sarcopenia as a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. We discussed how disuse, poor nutrition, …

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GainzZz™ in Clinical Practice: Part I

This article begins a multi-part series discussing the growing problem of sarcopenia in our aging population. We will discuss our current understanding of sarcopenia, ways …

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Protein Slows Digestion? Nope.

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach In response to this gem of an article. I answered this on the …

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7 Rules to Optimize Protein Intake

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, Starting Strength Staff, USAW CC, HFS In general, I am not a fan of rules, dogma, or rigid guidelines. That …

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Top 10 Mistakes People Following Starting Strength Make

By Jordan Feigenbaum MD, MS, Starting Strength Staff 1) Not reading the book Seriously, most people who are doing “Starting Strength Novice Progression” have never …

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Booze and Barbells Part II

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC In case you missed part one of this three part series, click here. In …

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Booze and Barbells Part 1

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff One of the most common questions I get with regards to nutrition and/or training …

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Dialing in the Training: Three Case Studies

Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff When it comes to dialing in the training there are numerous valid approaches that will …

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The Nutrition Continuum

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Coach, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC Yea, it’s that time again Resolution Time! People will be thinking about, discussing, and …

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To Be A Beast

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach Updated 01/26/2015: Finally, I have updated what has been the most viewed blog …

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Hunger Games: Part One

Hunger Games: Part One By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach In this multi-part series I hope to start unraveling the science behind …

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How To Get Fat: A Top 10 List

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS*, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach If the title of the article didn’t give this article’s topic then let’s spell it out, …

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Food….simplified

I’m gonna be frank, I love (and hate) food. I love all the tastes, culinary novelties, and the satiety provided by an epic meal. At …

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