The Dr. Mike Show

Nutrition, weight loss, and healthy eating advice from national renowned nutrition expert Dr. Mike Roussell. Dr. Mike is a nutrition advisor for both Men’s Health and Shape Magazines and has authored multiple nutrition and weight loss books. On The Dr. Mike Show, along with his co-host Chris Dominello, Dr. Mike interviews nutrition and fitness experts and researchers from across the country - giving you the practical health, nutrition, and wellness tips that you need to optimization your health journey. Visit for links to everything mentioned in each show along with additional free nutrition and fat loss resources.
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Sep 5, 2018


Whether you’ve just started taking your health and fitness journey more seriously or you’ve been working out and eating right for decades - there’s always something new to learn and explore in the health and wellness industry. As technology and science continue to improve, some of the old “best practices” are no longer relevant - and some are simply incorrect.


On today’s episode, I’m discussing two of the top seven nutrition facts I no longer believe regarding pre-workout supplements and carbohydrate-restricted diets. I share my experience with pre-workout supplements, the research behind some of the most popular supplements, and what I currently use as part of my pre-workout supplement routine to maximize my performance. I also discuss why some diets that restrict carbohydrates - such as the ketogenic diet - may work for some individuals but not work for others as well as why we should not consider older health and nutrition research studies as invalid or less important than newer research.




“Just because a study was published in 2006 doesn’t make it any less valid than a study that was published in 2008.” - Dr. Mike Roussell




This week on the Dr. Mike Show:


  • The validity and importance of outdated research.
  • My experience with pre-workout supplements.
  • What research shows about taking Citrulline Malate to increase workout performance.
  • Supplements I currently use to improve my workout performance.
  • The pros and cons of Beta-Alanine.
  • My current views on carbohydrate restrictions.
  • Can you gain weight with the ketogenic diet?
  • Why some diets work for some people, but not for others.



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