Diet and Nutrition

There is no such thing as acidic or alkaline food!

I have touched on this pseudoscience nonsense many times. There is no such thing as a food being acidic or alkaline to the body. However, I still see a lot of “dieticians,” “nutritionists,” practitioners of “holistic nutrition”, and “fitness coaches” claiming that our body need more alkaline foods, or worse, supplements to make it more alkaline. If you have any understanding of human physiology, you should know that nutrients from the food is mostly …

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Understanding Nutrition and Breaking Free from Ideology and Pseudoscience

It’s time for a friendly reminder. As I’ve repeatedly said since 2018, there is no such thing as “Nutrition Science,” there is only Nutrition Ideology. Any kind of “education” is based on agendas, food industry interests, and simply lining pockets with money. I should know, I wasted 25 years on nutritional studies, including sport nutrition and medical studies. Registered Dieticians and Nutritionists are nothing more than indoctrinated puppets of a deeply misanthropic and bastardized …

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Starting or Expanding Your Family – How nutrition and toxins influence your child

Starting or Expanding Your Family How nutrition and toxins influence your child Written by Joachim Bartoll, January 2017Classic Muscle Newsletter, February 2017 (issue #29) Since the introduction of processed food, junk food, and what we can consider the “modern diet”, including the dangerous push for plant-based foods (especially veganism); most mothers cannot nourish themselves optimally before conception, and much less during a pregnancy. The art of consuming all nutritious parts of the animal (nose-to-tail), …

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Low Protein Days: Fight protein habituation, improve cell health and performance

Low Protein Days Fight protein habituation, improve cell health and performance Written by Joachim Bartoll, April 17, 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter #19, 2016 In my second book, ‘The Maximum Muscle Guide,’ published in mid-2009, I wrote a chapter on protein cycling. The main reason for including “low protein days” (less than 50 g protein during 24 hours), was to avoid protein habituation. At the time of writing the book, I had used the concept of …

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Healing tendon injuries with nutrition

Healing tendon injuries with nutrition Written by Joachim Bartoll, January 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter, March 2016 (issue #18) Tendon injuries can be one of the worst hurdles for anyone who regularly participates in exercise or sports. They heal slowly and can seem to last forever, and the current therapies to treat them don’t seem to be very effective. While minor muscle injuries are more common than tendon injuries, such as strains or sprains, they often …

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Protein Powder Scams – Spiking and Melamine

PROTEIN POWDER SCAMS Are you getting fake and/or low-quality protein? Written by Joachim Bartoll, November 2, 2015 Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16) In the past months (end of 2015) several websites have reported about fake protein, mislabeled protein powders and nitrogen spiking. It all began with several class-action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers who unknowingly purchased spiked protein products. You can read one such lawsuit here: Classactionnews. A lot …

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High Protein Diets and Body Composition

High Protein Diets and Body Composition Does an increase in protein lead to fat gain? By Joachim Bartoll, August 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 12 High protein diets have been popular for many years within the fitness and bodybuilding community. One of the reasons are quite obvious: the majority of competing athletes use anabolic steroids, which increases protein synthesis around the clock and let the body use more protein for cell repair and …

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Red Meat, Salt, Eggs, and Other Goodness!

RED MEAT, SALT, EGGS, AND OTHER GOODNESS Destroying the dogma from the clueless age of Big Pharma Written by Joachim Bartoll, November 2014 – previously published for online publicationRe-published in Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16) When I got into nutrition in the mid- and late 80’s, the low-fat craze had just begun and it skyrocketed during the 90’s. Fat intake should be kept low, preferable around 10 % of total calories or …

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The importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is known as the energy vitamin and if there’s one vitamin that older people are frequently low in, it’s vitamin B12. In one study, 15% of adults older than 65 had clinically low levels – and most researchers and nutritionists think the number is much higher. As we get older we make less stomach acid and you need a protein found in the gastric juice called intrinsic factor in order to absorb …

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