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Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 315 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At this time, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have any rules on what constitutes a “protein bar.” This means that the food could have 1 gram of protein or 20 and...

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What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 310 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In typical Dr. Neal fashion, I will start from the beginning just to make sure we all understand what branched chain amino acids are. Then I will get into whether they are useful...

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Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 305 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I will quote Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld here, after a modeling agent told him that he looks very lean: You know I try to take care of myself. I watch what I eat. Ah, just...

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How to Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 300 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In my experience helping hundreds of individuals lose weight, one of the biggest challenges is breaking through a weight-loss plateau – losing those last few pounds to reach that...

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Does Whey Protein Help Build Muscle? How Much Protein Do I Need?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 295 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Working out and protein... they go together like peanut butter, and, uh... well not jelly... something more nutritious... they go together like peanut butter and banana. How much...

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Triglycerides Quickly

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Triglycerides Quickly

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 285 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. As we age, our blood pressure tends to increase. There are a number of reasons for why this happens: We tend to become more sedentary as we get older Our diets aren’t as varied...

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What is the Best Way to Lose 50 Pounds Quickly and Safely

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 265 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. We really need to approach weight loss from different angles. This is, of course, not to overwhelm you, but to help you kick the you-know-what out of those unwanted pounds....

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Waves of Acceptance

This is a guest post by Jessie Chaplain, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti's course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast - Episode 571. I suffer from anxiety, a term that...

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