Supplements 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

    Coconut Water: Healthy or Hype?

    Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

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  • There is often a strong connection between the types of foods you eat at your daily meals and your sleep. Of particular importance is when you choose to consume these foods. For example, some people report that a higher carbohydrate meal helps them fall asleep, while others report that a high protein and/or high fat meal helps them sleep.

    The Quickest and Easiest Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

    There is often a strong connection between the types of foods you eat at your daily meals and your sleep. Of particular importance is when you choose to consume these foods. For example, some people report that a higher carbohydrate meal helps them fall asleep, while others report that a high protein and/or high fat meal helps them sleep.

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  • As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

    Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter for Weight Loss?

    As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

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  • I’d like to think that people are generally health-conscious and therefore will take certain measures to be preventative. Supplement use certainly falls into the realm of our “quick-fix” society, and so I don’t think people will stop utilizing supplements. However, I do think it’s important for people to be educated about what they’re using and why…

    Supplements: Do We Really Need Them?

    I’d like to think that people are generally health-conscious and therefore will take certain measures to be preventative. Supplement use certainly falls into the realm of our “quick-fix” society, and so I don’t think people will stop utilizing supplements. However, I do think it’s important for people to be educated about what they’re using and why…

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  • What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

    What Your Body Fat Says About You

    What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

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  • Yup, it’s that time of year again… Either you’ve already been sick or you’ve managed to hold out while everyone else around you topples like dominoes from the cold and...

    Uncommon Remedies to the Common Cold

    Yup, it’s that time of year again… Either you’ve already been sick or you’ve managed to hold out while everyone else around you topples like dominoes from the cold and...

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  • 10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

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  • Food for Thought: Seeing as May is national herb week, I thought it pertinent to briefly reflect on the importance of herbs in our day-to-day lives as well as many...

    Healing Power of Herbs

    Food for Thought: Seeing as May is national herb week, I thought it pertinent to briefly reflect on the importance of herbs in our day-to-day lives as well as many...

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  • In today’s fast paced society it’s not uncommon to turn to a meal replacement bar or shake to help you get through the day. Let’s face it, not everyone has the time (or the desire) to shop, prep and cook every single meal. Use the following ingredients to formulate the perfect weight loss and meal replacement shake.

    The Healthiest Meal Replacement Shake for Weight Loss

    In today’s fast paced society it’s not uncommon to turn to a meal replacement bar or shake to help you get through the day. Let’s face it, not everyone has the time (or the desire) to shop, prep and cook every single meal. Use the following ingredients to formulate the perfect weight loss and meal replacement shake.

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  • by Kaitlin Mackay A hot topic on the market is coconut oil. Should you use it? Is it harmful or is it good for you? Ben once said to me,...

    Coconut Oil: Friend or Foe?

    by Kaitlin Mackay A hot topic on the market is coconut oil. Should you use it? Is it harmful or is it good for you? Ben once said to me,...

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  • By Kaitlin Mackay In March, Starbucks bought Evolution Fresh, a company providing high-end smoothies and juices for its consumers. Two juice bars have opened so far, the first in Belluvue,...

    The Benefits of Juicing: Part 3

    By Kaitlin Mackay In March, Starbucks bought Evolution Fresh, a company providing high-end smoothies and juices for its consumers. Two juice bars have opened so far, the first in Belluvue,...

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  • By Kaitlin Mackay Ohhhhhh juicing, how I love thee. In How Juicing Can Benefit You, I covered the basics of juicing, why it’s so good for you, why people juice,...

    The Benefits of Juicing: Part 2

    By Kaitlin Mackay Ohhhhhh juicing, how I love thee. In How Juicing Can Benefit You, I covered the basics of juicing, why it’s so good for you, why people juice,...

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  • Magnesium is essential in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, many tied to sleep, energy, cognitive function, stress regulation, and heart health.  Deficiencies in this all-important mineral ultimately...

    Magnesium: The Mineral You Need

    Magnesium is essential in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, many tied to sleep, energy, cognitive function, stress regulation, and heart health.  Deficiencies in this all-important mineral ultimately...

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