I remember the fad of the record album of my college days that gave potheads- of which I was NOT one (really, ask anyone on my freshman floor) – a mellow thrill: recordings of the humpback whales. Stoned, they’d express youthful ‘wows’ as if the combination of science and THC took them to another level.
A post-New Year article in Bloomberg Opinion addressed a topic that invariably arises in early January, in the US at least: how can I drop the holiday weight I’ve gained? It addressed the issue less from how to lose it than why some gain more of it. The article was based on the research of Dr.Mary
October 2018 When Hip Structure Compromises Hip Motion A more recent diagnostic of hip deformity, along with a more recent surgical procedure to manage it (thanks to the work of a Nashville orthopedist), has helped explain a lot of athletes’, and even non-athletes’, groin pain. Called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is essentially a recognition that
September 2018 Pick Your Protein The nutrition debate as to what to eat/drink before or after a resistance training exercise routine is not yet settled science. The consensus is that the anabolic window – that period of time that is conducive to building more muscle mass and strength – occurs within 30-60 minutes after a
April 2018 New Thoughts on The Body’s Response to Exercise An Australian study published in Cell Metabolism (Jan. 2018) hypothesized that the cells communicate with each other in response to physical activity. Vesicles, tiny protein-filled packages, “contain genetic material and proteins that carry messages to other parts” of the body that all have connections to
February 2018 The Breakfast Debate, Part XXXX A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology confirms what your mom told you well before you could read: Eat your breakfast. Previous studies have suggested that breakfasters have lower rates of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension, as well as better glucose
The latest ‘fad’ diet plan making the news today is ‘intermittent fasting’. This entails any one or combination of restricted eating not by food quality or quantity but by timing. That is, there are various versions of this program that in some form or fashion restrict when you can eat. Hence, intermittent = every so
There are many ways to diet for weight loss but every single one of them require reducing caloric intake. Every diet, every diet book, and every diet guru merely promotes a way of making calorie reduction palatable. This is done by making recipes that supplant the many trigger foods or components, like sugar, fats, white