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One day eggs are bad for you and the next they’re fine. Saturated fat is bad for you, but wait, no it’s not.

What’s with all the mixed messages?

Don’t scientist know what they are doing?

Well, the problem doesn’t lie in the scientists, but in the way the research is interpreted by the media.

Media outlets love to get clicks by scaring readers and consumers with bold headlines, even if it’s an incorrect interpretation of results.

Learning about new research can be a chore and almost frustrating because you don’t know if what you’re reading is true or not…until now.

The folks at Examine.com have released their newest project, the Examine.com Research Digest.

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Here’s what you need to know:

– ERD gives you context on the latest research. It’s not just “this study said X and Y and didn’t cover Z.” It’s written in easily accessible language which lets you quickly key in on the implications of the study and get a thorough understanding of the process. It tells you what the big picture is. Why it MATTERS.

– ERD is not a one man or two man or even three man operation. We have 5 researchers, 4 editors, and 7 reviewers. It’s a panel you can trust – you won’t find that kind of depth and breadth of expertise in one place.

– ERD is professional and gorgeous. It’s amazing how much people respond to how well put together it is.

– ERD is for professional development. If you want to stick out from the pack, you have to keep learning, you have to keep being educated. ERD makes it a LOT easier to stay up with the latest research.

– ERD is also available as audio MP3 files. A lot of people told us they didn’t have time – now you can stay on top of the latest research during your drive to work or any other time you can listen.

– ERD gives you access to a private Facebook Group, allowing you to discuss the reviews and interact with hundreds of your well respected peers and the team members of Examine.com.

– ERD is delivered in an easily downloadable pdf or ePub format, allowing you to access it via your desktop computer, eReader, tablet, or mobile device.

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I’ve read through the first issue and it’s fantastic. I don’t have time to search Pubmed for all the latest research, so this product will save me a lot of time. I’ll also feel confident and know that what I’m reading is unbiased by the media. I strongly recommend this product if you want to keep up to date with health and nutrition information.

Don’t be fooled by the media again. Check out ERD here:

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Courtney Sharpe

Nutritional Coaching by Julia Howard

For the past two months I have worked with the JKC team and have never felt better! In addition to a personal fitness plan, JKC’s holistic nutritionist, Julia, worked with me and around my busy schedule to educate me on healthier food options and meal planning. I maintain a daily food log which Julia reviews and provides feedback on and we also have weekly chats to discuss my nutritional goals and potential improvement areas. Julia also helped me to identify and work around dietary constraints which have caused digestion issues for years!

Julia and the rest of the JKC family have helped me get my confidence back! I love starting my days with a good sweat and a healthy breakfast. I understand what foods make me feel my best and my body is well on its way to becoming more lean, fit and happy! I would totally recommend Julia and the entire JKC team!

I had signed up for other gyms in the past and never went or rarely went. Something always got in the way or I was just too tired and lacked motivation to go. This way I’ve made a commitment to Jon or Thomas and I try very hard to keep my sessions once I’ve booked in. JKC is different from other gyms that I’ve tried in the past because no one is there to be “seen”. We are all there to get a good workout in and go on with our lives. And it’s a small gym so you get to know everyone and it’s like a big family. When I joined JKC, I couldn’t do a chin up with an elastic band, but I’ve slowly worked up to 10 free hanging chin ups. That was big because I hate chin ups.

My original reason for joining JKC was to get some sage advice to help with my running. I had been looking for awhile, came across Jon, met for an assessment, and was quite happy with how that all went. Apart from the running specific strengthening and conditioning approaches, JKC is different from other gyms as I am a fan of the small group sessions where everyone has their own goals and individualized programs. As well, the run coaching is super. All the coaches go the extra mile to make sure you get the best out each training session. They are fantastic motivators! My favourite memory is deadlifting 330lbs. Making a lot of great friends and meeting some really cool people is pretty high up on that list, too.

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A few of my wonderful friends and colleagues recommended JKC. I was told by one colleague that “It’ll be the best thing you ever do for yourself” and she was right! To be honest, I didn’t have much experience in any gym setting. And NO prior weight training experience. It was always so overwhelming! But from the first day, nothing was intimidating about JKC. Each workout is set up just for me, and with my specific skills and goals in mind. There are no stupid questions, you learn as you go, and what I really love, I always feel included and important, regardless of my skills/experience.

I had been struggling with work-life balance resulting in not exercising or playing hockey as much as I had been doing in the past. In addition to being out of shape, I was starting to experience some back/shoulder issues and realized I needed to make some changes. Around this time, a friend (who was also a client) recommended JKC and that’s when I started!

You really feel part of a community where everyone is welcoming and supportive. You get a program that is designed specifically to achieve your goals, with the ongoing coaching, progress tracking and support required to achieve them. The JKC team are very knowledgeable about fitness and conditioning, and very engaging with everyone to answer questions or discuss anything and everything training related. I also like the flexible scheduling and gym times that work for my schedule (I like early mornings and evenings).

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