The Nuances of Supplement Use in a Nutrition Practice 

    Controversy and Confusion of Supplement Use 

    Health and wellness practitioners have differing opinions on how to best utilize, or whether to utilize, supplements in a health practice. Some see supplements as an ally to achieving health and fitness goals, while others feel that we should focus solely on diet and exercise before considering integrating supplements into a protocol. 

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    Know the Truth: Dispel Gut Health Myths

    Gut health is a hot topic in the health, nutrition, medical, and wellness communities. The amount of research conducted on gut health has mushroomed in the past two decades, and we have learned and confirmed that the gut is intimately connected to hundreds of bodily functions.  

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    Top Key Gut Health Terminology 

    Whether you are learning about gut health as part of a structured course or are learning more about gut health on your own, it can take time to look up key terminology.  

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    How the Gut-Brain Connection Affects Mental Health

    This article is part of a series on Nutritional Psychology and how what we eat affects our brains and moods.

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    Free Coach E-Book: The Future of Wellness: Top Trends in 2023

    What is on the horizon in 2023 for the health and wellness industries?  

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    4 Powerful Communication Techniques Fitness Professionals Need to Master

    "You didn't follow the exercise plan—why?" vs. "How have you been adjusting to the new workout program?"

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    Why Your Clients Should Ditch New Year’s Resolutions—And Set SMART Goals Instead

    It’s officially 2023. You know what that means: Yes, it’s time to talk about New Year’s resolutions.

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    Anabolic Steroids and The Depression Connection

    Testosterone is thought to be the root of male aggression. Above-average levels of testosterone have been observed in incarcerated violent criminals and in athletes engaged in semi-violent sports such as football, lacrosse, and ice hockey.

    The term “roid rage” has been applied to the explosive and often irrational behavior seen in men and women who use anabolic steroids (especially those that are highly androgenic) on a regular basis above the therapeutic dosage. Many marriages and friendships I have known have fallen on hard times as a result of the severe mood swings that many steroid users experience. The irritability experienced by males and females on anabolic /androgenic steroids are paralleled by a condition that millions of women each month endure, commonly referred to as “premenstrual tension syndrome”. Anabolic steroids, however, also have the opposite psychological effect in many abusers.

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    Year in Review: AFPA's Top 10 Blog Articles of 2022

    At the end of each year, cultures have different traditions for reflecting on the year past and welcoming the year to come. Here at AFPA, we spend some time reflecting on one of our favorite ways of communicating with our graduates and followers: our weekly blogs.  

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