Nutrition

The Sham that Works: Gluten-Free Diets

You’ve been told that gluten-free diets are a fraud. That the science is settled. That it’s just the placebo effect. If so, how can the miraculous recoveries be explained? Enter the FODMAP, a rarely...

Is Sugar Really the Enemy?

Fed Up is the latest portrayal of added sugars as dietary villain. But is sugar really the cause of obesity, or is it overall diet and lack of physical activity?

The New Rules of Protein

How much, what kind, and when? Time to question (only some of) what you know about fueling up.

The School Lunch Fiasco

Fighting childhood obesity is a popular and laudable platform that, one would assume, would go over well with constituents. In fact, childhood obesity ranked as the number-one health concern amongst...

Your Food Is Poisoning You

Despite being treated like Bigfoot believers by their opponents, pesticide ascetics are inching their way toward credibility. Introduced by Monsanto in the early 1970s under the trade name Roundup...

Nuun Takes an Energy Shot

New high-profile brand ambassador, new CEO, new product—now, Nuun has its sights set on hydrating society.

Proper Fueling is No Joke

For Scott and other distance athletes, the pounds come on because they aren’t properly fueling their activities. The body then develops a defense mechanism against the perceived threat of starvation,...

Bring Home Your Own Bacon

A fitness and nutrition expert, Ben Greenfield takes his food seriously. The author, speaker, podcast producer, and coach has made a career of advising athletes on how to train, eat, and maintain...

The Future Belongs to Land Crab

A widely available, dirt-cheap, eco-friendly superfood that has more protein density per bite than beef and is chock-full of vitamins and minerals? Look no farther than the crickets in your backyard.

Rowing the Pacific Without Carbs

Can married duo Sami Inkinen and Meredith Loring row across the Pacific without sugar or carbs and stay together?