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Is Collagen Really Worth All the Hype?


You’ve probably gotten wind of the collagen hype, but before you write it off as just another fad, our expert coaches break down what it is, the benefits, where it can go wrong, and how you can add the right type of quality collagen into your eating plan. 

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Do You Really Need To Take a Multivitamin? 

According to a report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “No U.S. state is meeting national objectives for consumption of fruits and vegetables.”[i]

Another government-funded study concluded that over 80 percent of adults fail to meet daily produce recommendations meant to guide us toward vitamin and mineral adequacy. [ii]

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5 Dietitians Weigh-In on Collagen

The Collagen Mocktail

I was curious if everything I'd been hearing about collagen was just hype — or if there really is something special about this popular protein. Here's what our top five dietitians had to say. (Plus, a few of their favorite ways to use it.) 

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A Beginner's Guide to Supplements

Our health is determined largely by how well we nourish our bodies with the nutrients needed to support our physiology – through our food choices, eating habits and supplement use. And, let’s not forget the important nourishment that quality sleep affords us too.

We know that poor food choices, nutrient deficits and living in sleep debt are bad for us. We know we feel better when we upgrade the quality of our diet and get at least 7 hours of sleep each night, but what are we doing to better nourish ourselves?

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Product Primer: Our Top Supplements for Weight Loss

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me what I thought of the latest Dr. Wizard “magic pill” endorsement, I’d be able to fly to your house to discuss this topic with you in person.

The fact is, there’s no magic supplement product, but there are definitely reasons to supplement.

Weight loss programs are simple in theory but difficult in terms of execution. The journey to long-lasting results is not a linear path but for many people is wrought with obstacles, challenges and setbacks. Many of those hurdles are specifically related to our food choices, nutrient adequacy and physiological re-programming.

That’s where strategic supplementation fits in. 


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Why Amino Acids Matter for Health, Performance and Weight Loss

You may have heard of them but know little about their actual benefits.

In fact, Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) just may be the best supplement you haven’t explored yet.

Whether you’re trying to maximize your health, avoid or manage disease, support your efforts for higher performance, or improve your weight loss progress, EAAs may serve as a quick, consistent strategy to boost your anabolic (lean tissue-building) abilities.

Read on to learn more about the advantages EEAs can offer you - no matter what your primary health aim.


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Detox Made Simple: Part 3

In part one of this series on detoxification, I uncovered the common sources of toxins we encounter in our everyday lives and the ways our body naturally detoxifies itself. Last week in part two, I shared how inefficiencies in the body’s capacity to detoxify can negatively impact our weight, body composition, and overall health. Today, I’ll highlight some popular detoxification programs and compare their approaches to Life Time’s very own D.TOX plan. As healthy as detoxification can be, not every regimen is safe and/or effective. I’ll also share the amazing results we found in participants who tested our D.TOX plan and fill you in on how you can get started with your very own D.TOX.

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