Nothing Artificial

Care about what you put into your body? The numbers say you do! We were looking at a recent Engredea poll on ingredient transparency in the food industry, and it was shocking (or comforting!) to see that 71% of consumers avoid artificial flavors and 62% avoid artificial colors. Those are big numbers! We’re not sure […]



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Rebekah did it! 3 hours 51 minutes!

Six months ago Rebekah Werner set out on a journey to accomplish 2 goals: break 4 hours in the Chicago Marathon, and raise money for the fight against Lupus, a disease that affects millions of women, including her mother in law. In this endeavor, Rebekah teamed up with The Lupus Society of Illinois, and with […]



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Help defeat Lupus

Run for Maureen – Help defeat Lupus The Chicago marathon is fast approaching. Rebekah Werner has been training so she can bring attention to the battle to defeat Lupus. Rebekah’s mother-in-law (my wife) has struggled with lupus since it first revealed itself in 1989 and Rebbie has decided to do something to help. https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/RebekahWerner/2015chicagomarathon Lupus […]



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Why does Nanu follow you?

Let me tell you a brief story. One day a couple of guys who are committed to endurance competition (Ironman and cycling) decided they weren’t happy with existing, so-called convenience, fuels available to athletes. Sure, they were mostly inexpensive, but they also contained weird lab-developed stuff, like soy lecithin, disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate, potassium carbonate, carragene, […]



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Run for Maureen and Lupus

KIR and Nanu would like to share a personal experience we have with an insidious autoimmune disease called lupus. Lupus causes an over-active immune system in which the body “turns on itself,” destroying joints, muscles, and organs. It is not contagious, and can strike anyone, but it tends to affect women between the ages of […]



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Why Nanu?

“Getting in the Game” was a fabulous article in Whole Foods Magazine, September 2014 issue. http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features/getting-game (FYI, the magazine is not related to the food store.) KIR suggests that you read the complete article but short of that here are some really important highlights: • “The times they are a changin’. Sports nutrition isn’t just […]



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Nanu™ is a vegan, gluten-free energy hit!

We just finished participating in the Richmond Endurance Symposium & Expo. We sampled and sold, and had a great time introducing Nanu, a new brand of whole food energy bars from KIR, to the over 300 people in attendance. Here’s a recap of some comments: • Wow! Gluten-free? And Vegan? And it tastes so good! […]



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The Bear,The Montane Spine and Nanu™

Sean “Bear” Hernon is tackling another challenge with his usual happy countenance and fierce competitiveness. Now it is The Montane Spine race with a start tomorrow. Here is how they describe it: “One of the toughest ultra distance races in Europe – The MONTANE® Spine Race is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter mountain marathon […]



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The Bear and The Beast tackle the Welsh 3000

So we had a great weekend in Wales doing the Welsh 3000 (http://www.welsh3000s.co.uk/). What a killer course scrambling up 4,000 metres, climbing and descending over wet rocks, and trying to find our way off the mountains in the dark where Stu was awesome and saved us! Of the 7 of us that started, only Stu […]



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Lizzy has a Red Rocks smile

Recently I was climbing with a group of friends in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. This trip reminded me that the social aspect is one of things I love most about climbing, whether in the gym or outside. There is a very strong sense of community at my local gym, a convenient place for people to […]



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