De Novo Nutrition

Beyond the Diet

Eric Helms, MS, MPhil, CSCS, USAW L1 Bulking and cutting are not the only modes of nutrition you should operate in, learning how to "gaintain" is important as you advance. Your nutritional tracking strategy needs to be appropriately constrained based on the goal. For a...

Fundamentals of Minerals

Mike Niejadlik, MS Nutrition, CSCS   Summary: Minerals are inorganic compounds that are associated with normal biological function. In the human body they are classified as major, trace, or ultratrace depending on their presence and dietary amounts required. Minerals are involved with a variety of functions including:...

5 Tips For Success When Beginning To Track Macros

In my previous article (https://www.denovonutrition.com/need-track-macros/), I discussed whether an individual needs to track macro numbers.  This month’s article will be a follow up providing tips for accurately and consistently tracking macros for those who plan to track macros. When starting to track macros, most individuals understand...

Physiological Functions of Amino Acids

Previously, I discussed dietary sources of protein, explained that protein is made up of amino acids, and classified these amino acids as essential or non-essential (https://www.denovonutrition.com/fundamentals-macronutrients-part-1/).  This article will dive further into the functions of amino acids.   Functions of Amino Acids: Amino acids have a number of...

The Burden of Responsibility

Ethan Schaltegger B.S. Student, Kinesiology Summary: In the context of this article, responsibility can be defined as the state of accountability, whether from the individual or externally Responsibility is inherently related to our locus of control The stronger our internal sense of control, the more responsibility of...

Turning Knowledge into Practice

  Eric Helms, MS, MPhil, CSCS, USAW L1   It’s a good thing that people are debating what it means to be an evidence-based practitioner. Questioning the foundation of how we attain knowledge can only lead to good outcomes in my mind; if you can improve your ability...