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April Newsletter



Zone products give Olympian the edge  By Julie Swail Ertel

While training for the 2012 Olympic Trials, I was in Florida on a training ride and began discussing nutrition with a former pro triathlete. She was in her late 30s (not much older than I, but more than 10 years older than most who were in the training group) and was keeping up with our fast-paced rides just fine. Read More >

Trial by Mud (and Fire, Paint, and More): Participating in 'Mud Runs' and Other Challenges
  By Lisa Ziegel

Year round and on any given weekend, you can find dozens of running events taking place across the United States. These consist of 5km, 10km, one-half marathons and marathons, trail runs and increasingly, 'mud' runs and 'fun' runs. In a survey conducted in 2013 by a leading activity-event Web site, more than 60 percent of respondents planned to participate in a mud run or similar event . Read More >

Have you had your greens today?   By Sue Knorr

Kale, lettuce, mustard greens, Swiss chard, arugula, turnip greens, bok choy, spinach, collards, beet greens, watercress, parsley, dandelion, and the list goes on. Leafy greens are among the best of the best choices for the Zone Diet. They're rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and they're delicious! You've probably noticed the ever-expanding array of fresh, crisp, colorful leaves as you pass by them in the produce department.Read More >

Friendships renewed on Zone Cruise 2014    By Dr. Barry Sears

The challenge of each Zone Cruise is the blending of the old with the new. This year about 75 percent of our attendees were repeaters so you always want to give them the newest material. The other 25 percent are first-timers so you want to provide them with the overview to understand the philosophy behind the Zone. I think we did a pretty good job of doing both. Read More >

The Zone: Italian Style  By Dr. Barry Sears

I am often asked, 'Where in the world is the Zone Diet most popular?' The easy choice is Italy. People are amazed since they think of Italy as the land of pasta. That's true, but it is also the land of vegetables and fruits. And there lies the popularity of the Zone Diet in Italy. It is relatively simple to replace excess pasta with vegetables and fruits once you convince people of the hormonal benefits of that replacement. Read More >