Recent Posts by Brian Bender, Ph.D.

    Brian Bender, PhD iBrian Bender, PhD is a certified nutritionist and cofounder of Intake, a biomedical device company seeking to improve nutritional health by making nutrition tracking drastically easier and more accurate. Sign up on our website to be the first to hear about our tools and services designed to help you optimize and personalize your diet, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

    Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Eating Fruit

    Sugar is bad, and fruit has loads of it. Ergo, fruit is bad, right?  With so much contradictory information on nutrition and healthy eating on the web, it can be hard to keep track of what’s true these days. And in some circles, fruit has become a bogeyman.

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    3 Big Challenges Nutritionists Face with New Clients 

    Becoming a nutritionist can feel daunting. And let’s face it - there are way more than three challenges to becoming a successful nutritionist. You need to understand the ins and outs of metabolism, micronutrients, hormones, and even genetics and gut microbiology have become increasingly salient.
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    Define your Roadmap for Better Fitness, Nutrition, & Wellness

    The path to good health and fitness is similar to driving directions. You may find your way to your destination based on suggestions from friends or family. But you will have greater success, and with much greater efficiency, if you know where you are starting and how you are doing along the way.

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    Protein Supplements: What They Can and Can’t Do For You

    In the strength-training world, it’s dogma. “Supplement with protein.” Some take it further, recommending the specific quantity, source, amino acid composition, and timing pre- and post-workout.  But will it help you build bigger muscles? Will they develop faster?  Will you gain any extra strength, at all?

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