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November Free San Diego Low Carb Meeting

Look who’s back…

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The San Diego, Ca “chapter” of the Low Carb USA group is having its next meeting on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 12:30-2:00 pm.  All are welcome to this free meeting of those interested in the low carb high fat lifestyle.  Keto friendly and intermittent fasting vendors, resources  and support for our community will be there!  This will be a keto kick-start for our San Diego members!  We will have the vendors in the reception area and the speakers on the exercise floor and it will be comfortable!

Location:  The TriSystem Center,  8898 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite J, San Diego, Ca 92123

*If you are a regular, we appreciate you coming early to help set up chairs and tables.


November: Dr. Ben Bocchiccio will be featured.

A loading protocol for bicarbonate that doesn’t make you run to the bathroom!

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Most sports nutrition professionals have heard of sodium bicarbonate as a great ergogenic aid that buffers lactic acid and thus can delay fatigue. The downside of this has been that an effective does almost always lead to gastric distress. This new study shows a way to get the benefits without the “runs.” See the link below

When is processing a good thing?

I’ve come to the conclusion that we really can’t improve on our food supplies through processing. We have developed more food processes than ever before. Now, on the cusp of restaurants offering the ultimate (meatless) burger, I wonder how we think we can suddenly feed ourselves better than history proves. Eating food that is manufactured may help prevent starvation and afford the shelf life and cost effectiveness to reduce world hunger but, not without consequence.

Juice has been considered a healthy derivative of fruit for decades, yet recently we find that the concentrated fructose in fruit juice can greatly accelerate the increase in insulin resistance and thus increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. Now food scientists have found a way to reduce sugar in juice. Is this a good thing? What do you think? See the referenced article link below.

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Get Ready to Start our New Course Tomorrow!

The nationwide NASN Comprehensive Education course starts in a little over 24 hrs. At noon tomorrow, our course starts with the New Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist curriculum. It is a week by week educational experience that includes:

  • Weekly live meetings with a dynamic, experienced instructor that are recorded for later viewing.
  • Exclusive Facebook Group for students to discuss material and ask questions.
  • Weekly Video Lessons and study tools to make the material understandable and applicable.
  • Practice Quizzes to check your progress.

If you have already registered, you will receive a separate email with log in information and directions.

If you haven’t, now is the time! Call 858-694-0317 for special pricing, coupon codes and payment options. Don’t let cost be the factor that prevents you from participating in this well-worth-it event,

Register Here!

Keto is not a fad!

Many many personal trainers and nutritionists are missing the boat! Fitness experts in the media are calling the ketogenic diet a fad. They are wrong and if they don’t get educated quickly, it may cost them their business. Nay-Sayers are quickly being proven wrong. Save time and money by educating yourself and becoming a licensed practitioner through the NASN. This nationwide course starts May 15th, 2019

This Vegan YouTube video published by a channel that has a goal of “Building a community where we can talk about Keto Failures, and learn our way past short sighted Keto Diet advice. They support a Whole Foods Plant-based diet and are interested in research related to evidence-based nutrition, ” admits that Ketogenic nutrition is not a fad. See:

The problem is that they also promote Heal Clinics who fail to understand the value of exercise in a ketogenic lifestyle. NASN Personal Trainers know different, They are certified in the proper Ketogenic workout protocols to enhance a fat adaptive diet.

Start your certification or update your old certification today…

A Completely New Immersion in Nutrition and Exercise Research and Practical Application

For the first time the National Association of Sports Nutrition has partnered with the leading conference holders in the world featuring international experts in clinical nutrition and exercise research. Low Carb USA is a tremendous resource for researchers and practitioners in contemporary programming.

What does this all mean? We have rewritten the NASN Personal Trainer and Primary Sports Nutritionist Certifications and restructured the educational format to a completely new comprehensive educational experience!

Now you can be one of the first to experience it! Be a trend setter. Take advantage of our Blackfriday offer. Early birds get the best pricing…

LMSN Dave Depew Summarizes His Supplement Recommendations

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Our newest Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist  is chiming in on his recommendations for supplements based on his clients diet.  He brings up an interesting point and that is that is that nutrient needs are not just based on physical attributes like height, weight, sex, or age.  Lifestyle also plays a role in nutrient needs.  As sports nutritionists we know that exercise influences nutrient needs but, what about food intake?  Obviously, if you eat a poor diet, supplements can help.  What about consistent dietary lifestyle or macro nutrient dominance?  Does the vitamin and mineral needs change when a person goes from a high carbohydrate diet to a low carb diet?  What are the vitamin C needs of a vegan compared to a ketogenic diet?  The National Association of Sports Nutrition is attempting to answer these questions with our new, updated sports nutrition courses.

Here is Dave’s summary on things:

In general anyone who is following a restricted meal plan and exercising regularly will want to supplement with additional protein, aminos, essential fats, vitamins, and digestive enzymes. Those with limited to no animal proteins in their diet will require additional supplementation to fill the gaps.

Supplement Recommendations for those with no dietary restrictions.

  • Whey Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Digestive Enzymes

Supplement Recommendations for vegetarians:

  • Whey, Pea, or Hemp Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 from Flax, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, or Hemp Seeds
  • Iodine – Seaweed or iodized salt
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Vitamin D with Magnesium
  • Vitamin B Complex, (mostly B12)
  • Digestive Enzymes

Supplement Recommendations for vegans:

  • Pea, or Hemp Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 from Flax, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, or Hemp Seeds
  • Iodine – Seaweed or iodized salt
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Vitamin D with Magnesium
  • B Complex, (mostly B12)
  • Zinc – zinc gluconate or zinc citrate
  • Digestive Enzymes

Vegans will often be low in iron. However Iron supplementation is not often recommended. Instead Vegans are recommended to get their iron by increasing their consumption of natural

iron-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.

Zinc levels will also improve for vegans who consume sprouted grains and fermented foods such as tempeh and miso.


In general the following supplements are beneficial for some, but are not required to meet your dietary needs.

  • Complete Spectrum of Amino Acids
  • L-Glutamine
  • Creatine
  • Electrolytes


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That’s a good start, Dave.  Watch for updates as the NASN moves forward with these exiting findings to improve body composition, performance and recovery from exercise.