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Kris Gunnars
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Acrylamide has been linked to nerve damage and cancer, and it happens to be found in coffee. But is this really something you should be concerned about, and does it warrant giving up coffee? Let's find out.

http://authoritynutrition.com/acrylamide-in-coffee/
Acrylamide is a chemical that is found in most types of coffee. Concerns have been raised about acrylamide causing harm to coffee drinkers.
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Here are 5 diet tips that can help fight candida yeast infections, which are a common problem for many people.

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Candida yeast infections are a problem for many people. Here are 5 diet tips that can help prevent and treat candida, based on science.
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The problem I have with tumeric is that it is such a powerful flavor that it overrides the other flavors.
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Real quality honey isn't nearly as bad for you as refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Here are 10 evidence-based health benefits of honey.

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This is an article about honey and its health benefits. It lists 10 ways that honey can improve your health, all of which are backed by science.
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There is no good evidence that healthy people should reduce their salt intake - and it may even be downright harmful. Here are 6 little-known dangers of a low-sodium diet.

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It is often recommended to reduce sodium in order to lower blood pressure. Here are 6 reasons why restricting sodium too much can be harmful.
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I thought insulin resistance was less insulin in the blood stream due to the pancreas being over worked, and not functioning properly.
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Bananas are among the most popular fruit in the world. Here are 11 ways that bananas can improve your health.

http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-bananas/
The banana is one of the most popular health foods on earth. Here are 11 proven ways that bananas can benefit your health.
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Some claim that sucralose (Splenda) causes all sorts of health problems, but mainstream health organizations like the FDA disagree. This article sets the record straight.

http://authoritynutrition.com/sucralose-good-or-bad/
This is a detailed review of sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda. It is generally considered to be safe, but some new studies disagree.
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I drink everything without sugar or chemicals even hot tea.  Baking use Stevia but not the brand made by soda company.
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Gluten is one of the most controversial topics in nutrition. Depending on who you ask, it is either completely safe or downright toxic. This article gives the unfiltered TRUTH about gluten.

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Gluten is a protein found naturally in several types of grains. This is a detailed article about gluten and its health effects.
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It doesn't just matter what you eat, HOW you eat is just as important. This article explores how slowing down while eating can help you lose weight and improve your quality of life.

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Eating more slowly can help you feel full and lose weight, while enjoying your meals more. It also has several other benefits.
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Chances are that you or someone close to you has ADHD. This article explores how this incredibly common disorder is affected by nutrition.

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This article reviews the effects of foods, diets and supplements on ADHD. Many studies suggest that nutrition plays a role in this common disorder.
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Oxalate, also called oxalic acid, is found in many plant foods. Some claim that it can cause health problems. Is oxalate a new dietary demon that we need to avoid? This article has the answers.

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This is an article about oxalate and its health effects. Oxalate is an antinutrient found in many plants, and has been linked with some health problems.
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Sitting may just be the new smoking. Research shows that sitting too much can have seriously negative effects on health. Unfortunately, exercise alone is NOT enough to make up for it.

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Modern humans spend way too much time sitting down. This article explains why sitting most of the day is seriously bad for your health.
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Cravings are the dieter's WORST enemy. They are one of the biggest reasons why it's so incredibly hard to change the way you eat. Here 11 ways to get rid of junk food and sugar cravings.

http://authoritynutrition.com/11-ways-to-stop-food-cravings/
Food cravings are intense desires for specific foods, stronger than normal hunger. Here are 11 ways to stop cravings for sugar and unhealthy foods.
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    Owner, 2012 - present
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On a mission to save the world from nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience...
Introduction
I'm a med student and certified personal trainer from Reykjavik, Iceland. 

My main interests in life are related to health and nutrition. You could say that it has become pretty much an obsession and I've spent the last few years reading blogs, books and research studies.

I run an evidence-based nutrition blog called Authority Nutrition. I write about health related topics from an evidence-based perspective every week.

The point of my website is to look through the literature to find evidence-based answers and solutions to common modern health problems, preferably from randomized controlled trials (the gold standard of research).

Then what I try to do is to decipher the scientific jargon and explain it in human terms, in language that both professionals and laypeople can understand.

I'm particularly interested in the low carb diet as a potential treatment for obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome... which are the biggest health problems in the world.

Other topics I cover on my site include weight loss, healthy eating, myth busting, food addiction, specific foods, sweeteners and whatever other health related topic I'm interested in exploring and discussing at the time.

Please take a moment to add me to your circles, I'd love to connect with you!

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In my spare time, I like to read, hang out with family and friends, listen to music, watch movies, go for walks and lift heavy things.
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Sober 6+ years. Made it to med school. Benched 330 pounds.
Education
  • Medical School
    Medicine, 2010 - present
    Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Immunobiology, Microbiology and many more.
  • Hradbraut
    Science, 2007 - 2008
    English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and many more.
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April 4
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Kristjan Mar Gunnarsson, Kiddi
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Should a Low-Carb Diet be Ultra High in Butter?
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Many people who follow a low-carb diet also eat very large amounts of butter every day. A new study shows that this may be a problem.

How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight
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Drinking water can help reduce appetite and make you burn more calories. Several studies show that water can help you lose weight.

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Are Incredibly Common
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Nutrient deficiencies may occur with almost every nutrient, but some are more likely than others. Here are 7 incredibly common nutrient defi

Do Multivitamins Actually Work? The Surprising Truth
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Multivitamins are the world's most popular dietary supplements. This article takes a detailed look at the health effects of multivitamins.

Spinach 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Spinach is a leafy, green vegetable. It is one of the most nutritious foods on earth. Here is detailed health and nutrition information abou

Blueberries 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Blueberries are an antioxidant-rich fruit that may provide several health benefits. Here is detailed health and nutrition information about

20 Common Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight
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This article lists 20 common reasons why you're not losing weight. Many people stop losing before they reach a weight they are happy with.

GMO Foods: Good or Bad?
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This is an evidence-based review of genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their health effects. There is a lot of controversy over the safet

Vitamin D - The Ultimate Guide
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This is a detailed article about vitamin D and its health effects. Vitamin D actually functions as a hormone, and deficiency is incredibly c

8 Foods with More Nutrients than Multivitamins
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Whole foods are the best sources of nutrients. Here are 8 healthy foods that contain higher amounts of certain nutrients than multivitamins.

Science Confirms: "Fat Shaming" Just Makes Things Worse
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Some believe that "fat shaming" helps motivate overweight people to change their lifestyles and lose weight. Nothing could be further from t

6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
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This is a detailed article about hemp seeds and their health benefits. Here are 6 ways that consuming hemp seeds can improve your health.

Biggest News for Authority Nutrition since Authority Nutrition!
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Today I have a major announcement for Authority Nutrition. If you already follow us on Facebook or the newsletter then you may have heard ab

The Dark Side of Iron - Why Too Much is Harmful
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Iron is an essential mineral, but ingesting too much can cause severe harm. This is a detailed review of the harmful effects of too much iro

How Much Vitamin D is Too Much? The Surprising Truth
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This is a detailed review of vitamin D toxicity and how much vitamin D is considered too much. Toxicity is rare, but can occur with extremel

Insulin and Insulin Resistance: The Ultimate Guide
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Insulin is a very important hormone in the body. Being resistant to its effects, termed insulin resistance, is a leading driver of many heal

A1 vs A2 Milk - Does it Matter?
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There is some evidence that A2 milk is healthier than A1 milk. This article takes a detailed look at the science behind the A1 vs A2 milk de

13 Foods That Cause Bloating (and What to Eat Instead)
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Bloating is often caused by certain foods. This article lists 13 foods that are known to cause bloating, and shows you what to replace them

Aspartame: Good or Bad?
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Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many foods. Its health effects are highly controversial, and this article examines both sides o

Decaf Coffee: Good or Bad?
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Decaf coffee is coffee that has had almost all of the caffeine removed. Decaf is loaded with antioxidants and has many health benefits.

I stayed here for 1 week and I was satisfied. This hotel is in a very nice area. I was here meeting a friend and did not use the spa. The internet worked but did have some moments of no connectivity. They had a good coffee machine that I could walk to and from. I would give 4.5 stars but that is not possible, so I chose 4.
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