Monday Assorted Links

Caroline Pullen's latest post on the food and product additive Xanthan Gum. Vegetarians be ware! Clinical Study: Fish Oil and Primrose Oil are Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent book on alternative arthritic treatments by Mark Hyman M.D. and Dr. Susan Blum M.D. "Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally"  Vitamin D supplementation restores Vitamin D, but may … Continue reading Monday Assorted Links

Sunday Assorted Links

Even More Burpees you should be doing, courtesy of Equinox Seasonally appropriate new workout ideas: The Swimmer's Workout Handbook by Terri Schneider Latest recipe ideas for those who run, The Runner's Cookbook by Anita Bean Fun Crossfit WOD  to add more Burpees. Here is the link to the video. Happy Training and Happy Holiday Weekend!

Does animal vs plant protein impact appetite control or energy expenditure?

The research question at hand is the degree of impact of a dietary protein source and type (e.g. animal vs plant) and amount on selected physiological and health outcomes. Here is what a randomized study recently found (emphasis added): ...[D]iets varying in protein quantity with either beef/pork or soy/legume as the predominant source have minimal effects … Continue reading Does animal vs plant protein impact appetite control or energy expenditure?

Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome

That is the title of a recent paper on the human gut microbiome. The researchers compare the effects of plant vs animal-based diets on a range of metrics including bile acids, bacteria and viruses. Here is one of their main conclusions: we show that the short-term consumption of diets composed entirely of animal or plant … Continue reading Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome

Supplements and Health, Sorting the Facts

Here is the link to the video and text of  Harvard' latest panel on Supplement Health and Facts. And here is the abstract: “Lose belly fat”. “Build muscle.” “Lower your cholesterol.” “Improve your sex drive.” Browse the shelves of any supermarket or pharmacy, and you will find dietary supplements that promise to do all this, and more. … Continue reading Supplements and Health, Sorting the Facts

Chocolate Cravings: Brain Pharma of Theobromine

Regular readers know we love chocolate (and its molecules) for many reasons. What surprised us in the uncertainty of the psychological effects: Our findings raise questions about the psychoactivity of theobromine in the psychological effects of chocolate. One possibility is that the combined effects of caffeine and theobromine, typically found in chocolate, have interactive effects....Another possibility … Continue reading Chocolate Cravings: Brain Pharma of Theobromine