dotFIT

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dotFIT offers fitness and nutrition education as well as nutritional supplements to people all over the world. Founded in 2008, the dotFIT team is comprised of industry experts, including registered dietitians, who have been providing proven solutions for nutrition, fitness and weight control for the past 25 years.
 
Through dotFIT, Sharecare users have access to free educational resources, including online workshops, personalized supplement recommendations, and all the science behind the supplement formulas presented in an easy-to-understand format. The Sharecare Fitness App is powered by the online fitness and nutrition program originally developed by dotFIT.

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  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What's a recipe for a healthy holiday dessert?

    One of my favorites is strawberries or pineapple dipped in rich dark chocolate. They’re easy to make, much lower in calories than pie or cheesecake, they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and you won't feel guilty. Not only that, the dark chocolate has flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that support...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    Does soy affect testosterone?

    No, especially if you only consume normal amounts of soy once or twice a day. Earlier animal studies and poorly controlled human trials suggested that the phtyoestrogens contained in soy protein or supplements can lead to unwanted decreases in testosterone and increases in the more feminine hormone,...Read More
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    How do I know what qualifies as processed food?

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a processed food is defined as any food other than a raw agricultural commodity and includes any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration, or milling. Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:

    Are there foods that reduce the risk of cancer?

    A healthy diet is important to everyone, but we are learning more and more about how avoiding being overweight can be especially beneficial in terms of its impact on cancer. The winning formula today is to exercise and control how much you eat while choosing the right foods. Consume more whole grains,...Read More
  • Scott Pullen - Gilbert, AZ - Fitness
    Scott Pullen of dotFIT answered:

    What is foam rolling - also known as self-myofascial release (SMR)?

    It is a form of self-administered (inflicted?) flexibility. A foam roller is used to slowly roll over tight and/or aggravated tissue, mush like a masseuse pushing through tight muscles. While slowly rolling, you are feeling for areas that register more sensitivity or pain. These areas are typically indicative of...Read More
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    Does white wine have any health benefits?

    White wine, like any alcohol, has its impact on health. White wine has many of the same health benefits attributed to red wine, it just gets it done with different substances. Moderate consumption of any alcohol has potential positive impacts on health. Benefits of moderate alcohol consumption include...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    What are three common vitamins that many people are deficient in?

    The 3 common vitamins that have a higher potential for deficiency since they can’t be stored are vitamin C, B-complex and vitamin K. Vitamin C and B-complex (thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, B-6, B12) are all water-soluble, so other than B12, they need to be replaced daily. While vitamin...Read More
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    When making rum and raisins, do I use dark or golden raisins?

    The raisin and “insert favorite liquor here” cure is purported to reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Gin is the preferred liquor. Gin contains juniper berries, which give gin its flavor. They contain terpenes which have been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer...Read More
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    What is the time frame for taking calcium and vitamins?

    You should take your multivitamin with a meal in order to maximize the digestive effects of stomach acids and to help control the release of the pill contents over a longer period of time. If you are also taking a calcium supplement in a carbonate form (calcium carbonate), you can take it at the...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Why do men and women deposit fat in different places?

    Hormone differences distribute fat in different places. Females need fat in breast and hip areas as an aid to birthing and caring for offspring. Additionally, as men and women age and hormones change, body fat may find a new preferential area to settle, and intramuscular/organ fat increases.  Int...Read More
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  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Why do some people say the Zone diet is the only one that works?

    Simply because they probably liked it and they were likely at a point in their life that any basic healthy diet, better than they were previously consuming, would have had the same outcome. In other words, the trigger event in their life that led them to pursue weight loss and/or health, motivated them...Read More
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    What calcium supplements are beneficial for men?

    If you are unable to meet your calcium needs through your diet, then any calcium supplement can be useful. The highest amount of calcium by weight is calcium carbonate, at 42%. It is absorbed best with food. The next most popular and highest amount of calcium is calcium citrate at 21%. When it is...Read More
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    Does farm-raised fish contain good fatty acids?

    Yes, they do but not equal to their wild counterparts. Wild fish contain more of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, per pound (or certainly per calorie). The two most studied n-3 fatty acids are the 20-carbon eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and the 22-carbon docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are the primary...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    How much alcohol is considered moderate drinking?

    Moderate drinking as it relates to alcohol consumption is considered 2 drinks/day for men; 1 for women. One drink contains 14 grams of alcohol meaning: one 12 oz beer (5% alcohol), one 5 oz glass of wine (12%) and one 1.5 oz of hard liquor (40% or 80 proof) are each one drink. It does appear that...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Will I gain weight if I eat a meal or snack late in the evening?

    No, in fact, you are welcome to eat your last meal in bed if you want. Just don’t consume more calories than you burn for the day. By the way, a day is 24 hours, so who cares when you eat your calories? In fact bodybuilders will often set their alarms for a 2AM meal to make sure they get protein...Read More