Excerpt: The team found that babies who took this concoction had a significantly lower risk of developing sepsis—a life-threatening condition where infections trigger body-wide inflammation, restricted blood flow, and organ failure. Sepsis is one of the biggest killers of newborn babies, ending around 600,000 lives every year when they’ve barely begun. Some proportion of these … Continue reading The Latest Big Trial in Probiotics
Byte Sized Summary: A "microbial preparation". Read more for context. If there were an abstract for a clinical study that read like a movie teaser, it might read like the following: The gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a fetus in utero is sterile but it becomes colonized with environmental microorganisms shortly after birth. Since the gut … Continue reading What is a probiotic?
If you've heard the name but still are curious here is podcast to chew on.Starting paleo can feel pretty daunting, but I promise you that it gets easier and easier over time!That is from the Paleo OMG blog, here is a link to their iTunes podcast
Byte Sized Summary: Increasing sleeping time helped basketball players run faster, shoot better, feel energized, less tired, and reported overall increased well being. Total objective nightly sleep time increased during sleep extension compared to baseline by 110.9 ± 79.7 min (P < 0.001). Subjects demonstrated a faster timed sprint following sleep extension (16.2 ± 0.61 … Continue reading Sleeping Longer Boosts Basketball Players’ Speed, Accuracy and Performance
Researchers followed 200,000 adults over two decades and found that those who adhered to a plant-based diet rich in healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, had a substantially lower risk of heart disease than people whose diet typically included less healthy foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages. The study also found … Continue reading Plant-Based Diets Can Have Risks Too
Steps in the GAPS Diet: Stage 1: Consume homemade bone broth, juices from probiotic foods and ginger, and drink mint or chamomile tea with honey between meals. People who are not dairy intolerant may eat unpasteurized, homemade yogurt or kefir. Stage 2: Add in raw organic egg yolks, ghee and stews made with vegetables … Continue reading Steps in the GAPS Diet
In the sixth century B.C., the story goes, the Olympic wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a bull on his shoulders as it grew from a calf into a full-sized adult. That is from learning to squat in the New Yorker Link here.
L-Menthol stimulates cutaneous thermoreceptors and induces cool sensations improving thermal comfort but has also been linked to heat storage responses. Therefore, L-Menthol application could lead to a conflict in behavioural and thermoregulatory drivers improving comfort but leading to a higher rate of deep body temperature rise; the present study examined this possibility. That is from the study Spraying … Continue reading Spraying L-menthol does not enhance running performance in the heat (research article)
Endocrine disruption from the plastic additive Bisphenol A (BPA) increases testosterone levels in men (Byte Translation: "Endocrine" relates to your natural hormone levels): In this study, we have reported for the first time the daily excretion levels of BPA among European adults in a large-scale and high-quality population-based sample. After adjusting for potential confounders, we … Continue reading Increased Testosterone via Endocrine Disruption from Plastic Additives (Research Study)
Can "Crossfit logic" meet running? Try this: 4 x 800 meters at threshold, 2 minutes recovery 400 meters all-out, 2 minutes recovery 300 all-out, 2 minutes recovery 200 all-out, 2 minutes recovery What's that all about? If you’re wondering what sets Track Mafia apart from all the other running crews out there (TM is actually an off-shoot … Continue reading Running Misfits