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THE 360 BLOG

Three-hundred-sixty degrees is a metaphor for complete. Here you’ll find information on how to optimize your performance, train for exceptional results, nutrition, client stories with whom you’ll be able to relate, as well as concepts specifically related to fat loss and weight loss.

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Paleo BBQ Sauce

Summer is coming and the cover is off the grill.  You will need a BBQ sauce that takes only minutes to prepare,  paleo friendly and delicious.  This is great on chicken, beef, pulled pork.  Serve it to your kids with their chicken tenders.   No added sugars and a little heat. 

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Gluten Free Seed Cracker

This is the best cracker recipe that is GF that I have tried.  It is simple and delicious.   If you are entertaining make two batches they will go quick. Try them with the Chia Seed Jam recipe I have posted.  So yummy!!!

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Debunking Testosterone Replacement Therapy

If you want to shed fat and gain muscle, having your hormones optimized is an important, but non-crucial tactic.  But as a mono-treatment, it's not very effective.  Or at least that's what we see at Stark.  The most powerful tools to achieve your health and fitness goals remain the complex, drawn-out solutions:  exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.  And in my opinion, Testosterone Replacement is too big of a commitment for the hope of an aesthetic change, alone.  Here are a couple of before and after pics. 

Chiropractor Justin treating Coach Nick with ART

It’s Alive!

“I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from...

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Mistakes & Miracles

I have made countless mistakes, all of them, by my own hubris; stretching from romantic blunders to financial faults. I’ve accepted...

“Red Meat Increases the Risk of Dying”

Did that get your attention? If it did, you’re not alone. That was a headline from a leading publication in 2017. Panic. Terror. Cows breathe a sigh of relief. Is the headline true? It must be. The study says so. Not so fast. I'm sure you've seen headlines with the phrases, “increase risk of,” or “linked to.” Usually, those are from “observational studies.” Those studies have a place in the world of science, but how? Quick, read further and save the ribeyes! 

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Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomato & Caper Relish

July and August is Salmon season and the perfect time to enjoy a delicious salmon dish that is high in Omegas. This...

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THE 11 TACTICS I USE TO NATURALLY BALANCE AND INCREASE MY TESTOSTERONE LEVELS

Most want a direct approach to abs: workout harder; eat less. But the industry’s dirty little secret (let’s keep it between you and I) is that it doesn’t work. Or, rather, it doesn’t work for very long. By that I mean you can apply those to changes to your life, and for a brief time, you’ll look your best. You may not feel your best, but hey. . . . how important is that? Frankly, it’s the most important. Because how you feel is a more accurate reflection of your current state of health; and, it’s also an early indicator to your future state of fitness. That’s why your hormones are so critical. Your chronological age is just a number; your hormonal age is a much more critical look at whether or not you’re aging like a fine wine or that smelly science experiment in the back of your fridge. The former is what this article is all about.

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The 15 Steps I Take to Optimize My Gut Health for Better Abs

There’s an intimate connection between gut health, looking better naked and performing at your best.  If your gut health is poor, you’re more likely to be overweight.  If it’s exceptional, you’re more likely to be fit.  So, find a way in which to achieve exceptional gut health!  Your skin will look healthier, you’ll be able to think more clearly, and you will be able to lose fat and add muscle to your desire.  Essentially, the quality of your digestion will impact the efficiency by which you absorb those expensive organic, grass-fed, free-range nutrients you’re buying at Whole Foods.

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Japanese Meatballs with Shishito Peppers

These chicken meatballs are a little burst of sunshine in your mouth.  Really easy to make, healthy and so flavorful.  I think they are the best chicken meatballs I have ever eaten and I am so happy to have found this recipe.  I used processor and chopped the chicken thighs myself.  But, I bet you could use the dark ground chicken.  The texture is a little different but I am sure they would probably taste as good.  This recipe will not disappoint.