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Should we really be drinking all those Energy Drinks?

On April 26, 2017, sixteen-year-old Davis Allen Crepe consumed a large diet soda, a large latte, and an energy drink within a short time frame. Two hours later he went into cardiac arrest and died. In June of 2014, sixteen-year-old Lanna Hamann was vacationing with family and friends in Mexico when she went into cardiac arrest and died after consuming several energy drinks in a short period of time.… Continue Reading...

New Year’s Resolution: Find Safe Supplements

Whey ProteinIn Part 1 of our newsletter on Dietary Supplements, we gave you an overview of the unregulated dietary supplement industry, how products become adulterated through deliberate use of prohibited ingredients by the supplement company or the cross contamination and poor quality control of the supplement manufacturer. In Part 2, we will discuss the challenges with the supplement purchasing process, the missing link to solving this problem, and how to determine if the products you are taken have been tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure they are clean and free of banned substances.… Continue Reading...

Unexpected Gifts Part 1

Supplement Surprises

bottle pouring pills on a male's handThe dietary supplement industry is an ever evolving and growing industry that currently offers over 55,000 supplements for consumers to choose from. A Gallup poll conducted in 2013 showed that half of Americans report taking vitamins or other mineral supplements, which equates to approximately 160 million people. Furthermore, according to the “Herbal Supplements and Remedies: A Global Strategic Business Report” by Global Industry Analysts, the global herbal supplements and remedies market generated $93.15 billion in revenue.… Continue Reading...

Hidden Facts about Pre-Workout Supplements

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Have you found yourself overwhelmed or intimidated when circling the aisles of a supplement store? Don’t feel bad as I’ve been researching the effects of dietary supplements on athletic performance for over 15 years and I still struggle to keep up with the new development of supplement companies that are joining the competition.… Continue Reading...

The Third Recipient: Taylor Hooton Foundation President Don Hooton

Don HootonThe Board of Directors of the Taylor Hooton Foundation unanimously voted to select Don Hooton to be the third recipient (2012) of the Taylor’s Award.

Neil Romano, Chairman of the THF Board of Directors commented, “As the founder of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Don has led the way nationally in spurring the effort to raise awareness about the problem of anabolic steroid use by the youth of our nation.… Continue Reading...

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What Role Did Arnold Play in Mainstream Steroid Use?

Schwarzenegger steroidsArnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most celebrated bodybuilders of all-time. His film "Pumping Iron" brought the sport into the limelight, and Arnold parlayed his fame and appearance into a successful and lucrative acting career. Not to mention, he eventually served multiple terms as governor of California. But, many observers wonder if his amazing physique came from the use of steroids.… Continue Reading...

Did Zyzz Die Because of Steroids?

Bodybuilding is a widely popular sport, not only at the professional level, but for amateurs as well. It supports a $1 billion supplement industry, as athletes look for any way to gain more definition. But, while supplements aren't regulated and are potentially dangerous, some take an even more dangerous route - anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Todd Ganci

I grew up in a big family; I was the third of five kids, three girls and two boys. My father was a Captain in the Army and my mother was a nurse in Germany.

My mother was, and is, a very hard worker. She’s still into gardening and landscaping in her 70’s.… Continue Reading...

Pete Kennedy

Negative Effects of Steroids

Excerpts taken from “A Body to Die For“, originally published in the New York Daily News.

Pete Kennedy was just another guy in the small town of East Berne, New York. A sleepy farming community, Kennedy was known as the person to talk to if something needed fixing.… Continue Reading...