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Protein is the single most important nutrient to lose weight and belly fat. Taking protein shakes is an easy, safe and delicious way to boost your protein intake.

https://authoritynutrition.com/protein-shakes-weight-loss/
Protein shakes have been shown to help with weight loss in studies. Eating more protein can boost metabolism while reducing hunger and appetite.
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The uses for coconut oil go WAY beyond just cooking. It also has all sorts of other surprisingly practical uses. Here are 31 clever uses for coconut oil.

https://authoritynutrition.com/31-coconut-oil-uses/
The uses for coconut oil go way beyond just cooking. It can also be used for health, beauty, skin, hair, weight loss and many others.
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Having optimal testosterone levels is crucial for both men and women. It can have major benefits for body composition, as well as physical and mental health. Here are 8 natural ways to boost testosterone levels (backed by solid science).

https://authoritynutrition.com/8-ways-to-boost-testosterone/
The hormone testosterone is important for muscle mass, fat loss and health. Here are 8 natural ways to increase testosterone levels, backed by science.
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Excessive flaxseed consumption can lower testosterone:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2703189/
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There is some controversy over the effects of exercise on weight. Some people claim that exercise is completely useless for weight loss. This article sets the record straight.

https://authoritynutrition.com/does-exercise-cause-weight-loss/
Exercise burns calories, but many people claim it doesn't help you lose weight. This article explores whether exercise really helps with weight loss.
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If you are obsessive about your calorie intake, exercise can help you lose weight. In this case, animal studies are applicable, because they don't have the social pressure to lose weight. The animal studies show that exercise leads to higher calorie intake.

So unless you carefully monitor and regulate your food, exercise won't help with weight loss, but if you already carefully monitor and regulate your food, you can lose weight without exercise.

For those with disabilities that prevent most exercise, this is important.
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Belly fat is the most harmful fat in the body, by far. It can lead to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Here are 12 things that make you gain belly fat.

https://authoritynutrition.com/12-causes-of-belly-fat-gain/
Excess belly fat is very unhealthy. It can drive diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Here are 12 things that make you gain belly fat.
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Off topic: Do you have any articles related to raising wbc count for patients receiving chemo? 
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Real foods that are organic may have some health benefits, but this does not apply to "organic" products that are highly processed. Organic junk food is still junk food.

https://authoritynutrition.com/what-is-organic-food/
Organic food has become incredibly popular. This article explains what it is and whether it is really healthier than non-organic food.
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Popcorn is a whole grain food that is loaded with beneficial nutrients. It is relatively low in calories and is one of the world's best sources of fiber. It is absolutely crucial to prepare it in the right way though.

https://authoritynutrition.com/popcorn-nutrition-and-health/
Popcorn is made from a type of corn that "pops" when heated. Popcorn is a whole grain food that is low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber.
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MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. These are the fatty acid largely responsible for the benefits of coconut oil. It is also possible to take MCT oil as a supplement, and it may have impressive benefits for fat loss and energy levels.

https://authoritynutrition.com/mct-oil-101/
Supplementing with MCT oil is a popular way to cause fat loss and increase energy levels. MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride.
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There are many wild claims about lemon water on the internet. This article separates the facts from the fiction.

https://authoritynutrition.com/lemon-water-benefits/
Many people claim that drinking lemon water has powerful health benefits. This article examines the benefits and myths related to lemon water.
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Coconut oil is a popular fat that is claimed to have all sorts of powerful health benefits. Does it really work? This article reviews 13 human studies on coconut oil.

https://authoritynutrition.com/coconut-oil-studies/
Coconut oil is a tropical fat that is claimed to have various benefits for health. Here are 13 human studies on coconut oil and its health effects.
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I never lost an ounce from consuming coconut oil.
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If you haven't tried oolong tea then you may be missing out on some very impressive health benefits. Studies show it can improve heart health, reduce diabetes risk and even help you burn body fat.

https://authoritynutrition.com/oolong-tea-benefits/
Oolong tea is an incredibly healthy tea related to green and black tea. It has several impressive health benefits for your body and brain.
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Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) has all sorts of benefits and uses. Many studies show that it can have powerful effects on exercise performance.

https://authoritynutrition.com/baking-soda-and-performance/
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) has benefits for physical performance. It can increase strength, coordination and high-intensity exercise performance.
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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
  • Hradbraut
    Science, 2007 - 2008
    English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and many more.
  • Medical School
    Medicine, 2010 - 2015
    Bachelor's degree in medicine.
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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.

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