Is The Paleo Diet Bad For You?

Is The Paleo Diet Bad For You? Myth #10: Beans Are Bad For You The Paleo Diet would have you believe that beans are chock full of antinutrients and will destroy your health. The truth is that beans are an incredible health food, and that the majority of cultures that regularly...

Why Protein Shakes Help You Lose Weight

The Cheat System Diet All-In-One protein shakes can be a great tool in your personal arsenal for weight loss. They’re easy, satisfying, delicious, and cheap (if you balk at the upfront cost, consider that a single serving replaces an entire meal for around $2.50—how many meals...

Supplements To Help You Build Muscle

Supplements For Building Muscle: The Good, the Bad, and the Worthless Stop by your local health food store and you’ll find a bewildering array of muscle-building powders and capsules, most of them making dubious and exaggerated claims. The truth is that no supplement can...

How To Speed Up Muscle Recovery

How To Speed Up Muscle Recovery Gaining strength and improving endurance are often associated with lifting a lot of weights, pushing yourself to new limits, and “feeling the burn”. Often, pushing through pain day in and day out is seen as an advantage for muscle...

The Top Causes Of Female Hair Loss, and What You CAN Do About This!

An Introduction To The Causes Of Female Hair Loss…And The Good News! Hair loss is a bigger problem than you might expect: 30% of women in their 30s, and 50% of women in their 50s report noticeable hair loss conditions. Hair loss is defined by partial or complete loss of...

Do Microwaves Destroy Nutrients?

Whoever first wrote that microwaving destroys nutrients deserves an unhumanitarian award. There is no truth to it–not even an iota–and yet this rumor has caused countless people to forgo cheap, easy, nutritious food such as frozen vegetables for… well, probably...

Is Sugar Always Evil?

Here’s a question: is sugar always evil, or can it be okay for some people to eat? It’s easy to get caught up in arguments that sugar serves no nutritional purpose and should be banned from the healthy diet, but let’s really take a look at whether sugar is truly...

Muscle Recovery: A Complete Guide

Gaining strength and improving endurance are often associated with lifting a lot of weights, pushing yourself to new limits, and “feeling the burn”. Often, pushing through pain day in and day out is seen as an advantage for muscle building, fat burning, and strength...

20 Weight-Loss Mistakes You Make In the Gym (PLUS a “Big Picture” Wrap-Up!)

#1: You Always Do Cardio Cardio is important, but it’s not the only important exercise! If you only ever do cardio, you never build muscle and your metabolism won’t improve. Major Weight Loss Mistake!! Here Is Why: Most people know that lifting weights will burn...

Can Too Many Dark Leafy Greens Be Bad For Your Health?

Can Leafy Greens Like Spinach Cause Problems? This is a question we get frequently at PEERtrainer. Since we’re such large supporters of a nutrient-dense, vegetable-rich diet, and highly encourage loading up on dark leafy greens, it can throw people for a loop when they read...