The Metabolism Advantage

The Metabolism Advantage is a creation of John M. Berardi, PhD, CSCS. Dr. Berardi's philosophy is simple: people from all walks of life, from soccer stars to soccer coaches to soccer moms, should have access to the most recent developments in health, exercise, and nutrient science.

Dr. Berardi and his company, Science Link, Inc. have one purpose: to take the latest in advanced nutrition research and teach it to others in a way that doesn't take an advanced degree to figure out.

Academic Background

Dr. Berardi has earned a doctoral degree from the University of Western Ontario (2005) with a specialization in the area of exercise biology and nutrient biochemistry. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Berardi studied Exercise Science at Eastern Michigan University (Masters program; 1999) as well as Health Science, Psychology, and Philosophy at Lock Haven University (Undergraduate program; 1997).

Throughout, Dr. Berardi’s research has focused on the interaction between nutrition, sports supplementation, and exercise performance. This research has led to the publication of 8 scientific abstracts, 12 scientific papers and textbook chapters, and over a dozen presentations at scientific meetings. Further, Dr. Berardi has taught college courses in Strength Training, Exercise Science, Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science, Nutrient Metabolism, Fitness and Wellness, and Exercise Nutrition.

Currently, Dr. Berardi is an adjunct professor of Exercise Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Background

Through his company, Science Link, Inc., Dr. Berardi has worked in the exercise and nutrition arena for over a decade, working with individuals from all walks of life, from the sedentary to athletes at the highest level of sport.

Currently, Dr. Berardi is the director of performance nutrition for the Canadian National Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Canoe/Kayak and Bobsleigh/Skeleton teams and is a performance nutrition consultant to a number of elite level individual athletes, sports teams, and Olympic training centres including:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs
  • The Canadian National Speed Skating Team
  • The Calgary Sports Centre/Olympic Oval (Calgary, Alberta)
  • The Manitoba Sports Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • The University of Texas Women's Track and Field Team
  • Individual athletes in nearly every sport including professional football (NFL and CFL), professional hockey (NHL and AHL), professional baseball (MLB), professional basketball (NBA) and more.

Dr. Berardi is also a member of the board of directors for the International Youth Conditioning Association, the premier international authority with respect to athletic development and young athlete-based conditioning.


Dr. Berardi has published over 200 popular press articles for magazines like Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Muscle and Fitness, Testosterone and more. Further, Dr. Berardi has authored or co-authored 5 books including:

  • Gourmet Nutrition with Dr John Williams (Science Link; 2004)
  • Scrawny to Brawny with Mike Mejia (Rodale; 2005)
  • The Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition with Michael Fry (Science Link; 2005)
  • Precision Nutrition (Science Link; 2006)
  • The Metabolism Advantage (Rodale; 2006)

Some of Dr. Berardi’s articles, audio, and video content can be found online at the following sites: