Nutrition Archive

  • Podcast: Mitigating Stress and Nutrition for Athletic Performance

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  • Ben Brown discusses all things career, nutrition, supplementation, including:
> his personal health journey
> College athletics
> The importance of sleep
> Blood sugar regulation
> Healthy fats
> What it's like working with the Golden State Warriors
> How and WHY I started BSL Nutrition and formulated the #CompleteEssentials
> Taking extreme ownership
> Gratitude and why I thrive off of rejection

    Eating for Athletics – Body Systems Owner Ben Brown on Jackson Strength Podcast

    Ben Brown discusses all things career, nutrition, supplementation, including: > his personal health journey > College athletics > The importance of sleep > Blood sugar regulation > Healthy fats > What it's like working with the Golden State Warriors > How and WHY I started BSL Nutrition and formulated the #CompleteEssentials > Taking extreme ownership > Gratitude and why I thrive off of rejection

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  • Quick and easy (and realistic) way to figure out how many meals per day you should be eating.

    How Many Meals Per Day Should I Be Eating??

    Quick and easy (and realistic) way to figure out how many meals per day you should be eating.

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  • There's so many great options there now, but for the sake of brevity, here's a list of 10 of my Costco "staples" that every health conscious kitchen should have:

    How Shopping at Costco Can Help you Get Lean

    There's so many great options there now, but for the sake of brevity, here's a list of 10 of my Costco "staples" that every health conscious kitchen should have:

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  • Expert nutritionist, Ben Brown was interviewed on The ListTV on nutritional "tricks" to get you to eat less...

    Ben Brown featured on The List TV

    Expert nutritionist, Ben Brown was interviewed on The ListTV on nutritional "tricks" to get you to eat less...

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  • The everything you ever wanted to know guide to choosing the right bar for you. You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout,...

    How to Choose a Protein Bar

    The everything you ever wanted to know guide to choosing the right bar for you. You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout,...

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  • One of the things that’s really great about the field of fitness and nutrition is that it’s ever evolving. There’s no one right way to accomplish anything really. There’s a...

    How to Choose a Diet that Works for You

    One of the things that’s really great about the field of fitness and nutrition is that it’s ever evolving. There’s no one right way to accomplish anything really. There’s a...

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  • I never took supplements growing up. I don’t know if it was because my parents didn’t believe in them or what, but I had friends that did. I used to...

    Do “Fat Burning Supplements” Even Work?

    I never took supplements growing up. I don’t know if it was because my parents didn’t believe in them or what, but I had friends that did. I used to...

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  • HERE IS A LINK TO THE 5 QUESTIONS Keep it simple…. A couple years ago, I was working with a Native American group out of Alabama, and they asked us...

    Keep it Simple – 5 Questions to ask around every meal

    HERE IS A LINK TO THE 5 QUESTIONS Keep it simple…. A couple years ago, I was working with a Native American group out of Alabama, and they asked us...

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  • An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

    Strategic Holiday Eating – Eat More, Weigh Less

    An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

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  • Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

    Chocolate: 5 Health Reasons You Should Eat More of It

    Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

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  • When it comes to fitting alcohol consumption into a weight loss plan however, things can get a little tricky. The easiest answer would be “don’t drink alcohol” which for some may be the right answer. But, for those of us who like to get a little tipsy on Saturday nights (and some Sunday mornings), while still rockin’ our hard earned abs, then this guide is for you.

    Alcohol and Fat Loss: Do they Mix?

    When it comes to fitting alcohol consumption into a weight loss plan however, things can get a little tricky. The easiest answer would be “don’t drink alcohol” which for some may be the right answer. But, for those of us who like to get a little tipsy on Saturday nights (and some Sunday mornings), while still rockin’ our hard earned abs, then this guide is for you.

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  • If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

    The Benefits of Resistant Starch for Fat Loss

    If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

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  • Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

    Eat These 5 Fat Burning Foods

    Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

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  • Including the words “carbs” and “fat loss” in the same sentence is considered taboo to many trying to lose body fat. The low-carb fad has been well established and a highly promoted form of dieting; media sensationalism would lead us to believe that going low-carb may be your best option for weight loss. But is vilifying and eliminating an entire food group really necessary to achieve your weight loss goals?

    The Best Carbs to Eat for Fat Loss

    Including the words “carbs” and “fat loss” in the same sentence is considered taboo to many trying to lose body fat. The low-carb fad has been well established and a highly promoted form of dieting; media sensationalism would lead us to believe that going low-carb may be your best option for weight loss. But is vilifying and eliminating an entire food group really necessary to achieve your weight loss goals?

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  • Ben Brown, owner of Body Systems Healing & Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona was featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine. His nutrition coaching business is known for offering individualized nutrition coaching programs focusing on fat loss and lifestyle modification.

    Fat Loss Specialist Featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine

    Ben Brown, owner of Body Systems Healing & Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona was featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine. His nutrition coaching business is known for offering individualized nutrition coaching programs focusing on fat loss and lifestyle modification.

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  • Magnesium is one of our essential minerals that we happen to be pretty depleted in and that’s a product of our food quality and the fact that the soil that...

    Magnesium and Epsom Salt Baths

    Magnesium is one of our essential minerals that we happen to be pretty depleted in and that’s a product of our food quality and the fact that the soil that...

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  • More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

    The 3 Best Supplements You’ve Never Heard Of

    More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

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  • fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are dense sources of cancer fighting antioxidants. Therefore, it’s important to include these nutrient dense foods in every meal throughout the day.

    Antioxidants and Cancer: Are They Related?

    fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are dense sources of cancer fighting antioxidants. Therefore, it’s important to include these nutrient dense foods in every meal throughout the day.

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  • Here are a  few preventative and therapeutic aids to both prevent the cold and flu, and if you get it, to significantly shorten the duration and severity. Green Tea, elderberry syrup and mushroom compounds.

    Not-so-Common Remedies for the Common Cold

    Here are a few preventative and therapeutic aids to both prevent the cold and flu, and if you get it, to significantly shorten the duration and severity. Green Tea, elderberry syrup and mushroom compounds.

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  • Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

    Good Health Requires a Positive Attitude

    Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

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  • Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? 

Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

    Eggs: Good or Bad?

    Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

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  • A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

    Natural Remedies for Blood Sugar Control

    A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

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  • This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

    Beyond the Benefits of BCAA’s

    This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

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  • By Kaitlin Mackay Optimizing our health is not just a matter of food, it is a matter of choosing the right pots and pans. Do yourself a favor and get...

    Why Healthy Cookware Matters

    By Kaitlin Mackay Optimizing our health is not just a matter of food, it is a matter of choosing the right pots and pans. Do yourself a favor and get...

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