What Effects do Stressful Life Changes have on Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes among US Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Stressful Life Changes and Their Relationship to Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers. Background Stressful life changes may tax people’s adaptive capacity. The researchers sought to determine if and when experiences of stressful life changes were associated with increased odds of adverse nutrition-related health outcomes among US Army soldiers relative to… Read More

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Night Night: 8 Science-backed Supplements that Could Help You Sleep Tonight

If you are tossing and turning all night and struggling to sleep, then you are not alone. Did you know that as many as 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and roughly half of all adults experience occasional bouts of insomnia. This is a problem because studies link lack of sleep with increased risk… Read More

Does the Paleo Diet Include Carbs?

Charred fragments found in 170,000-year-old ashes in a cave in southern Africa are the earliest roasted root vegetables yet found. The finding suggest the real “Paleo diet” included lots of roasted vegetables rich in carbohydrates, similar to modern potatoes (Wadley et al., 2020). In 2016, Lyn Wadley at the University of the Witwatersrand in South… Read More

Linking Stress, Emotional Eating & Soldiers

Research Paper Title Body weight status, perceived stress, and emotional eating among US Army Soldiers: A mediator model. Background In civilians, overweight and obesity are associated with emotional eating behaviours such as eating in response to stress, but this association has not been examined in Soldiers, a population with unique stressors. This cross-sectional study examined… Read More

Linking Dietary Supplements & Ingredients & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Research Paper Title Dietary Ingredients as an Alternative Approach for Mitigating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Practice and Research in the Military. Background Approximately 55-76% of Service members use dietary supplements for various reasons, including pain and related outcomes. This work evaluates current research on dietary ingredients for chronic musculoskeletal pain to inform decisions… Read More

Caffeine as a Fat Burner: Does it Work?

If you are in the process of getting ready for boot camp, you may find yourself trying to quickly burn fat and get into shape. Boot camp is physically, mentally, and emotionally intense; the better shape you are in before going into boot camp, the better. Branches of the military all have strict guidelines when… Read More

5 Ways to Stop Food Cravings

Every now and then, all of us get food cravings. Whether it is at 3 pm in the afternoon and you are feeling a bit tired and bored or it is late at night after dinner, and you just want something sweet, cravings can affect all of us at different times. The only problem with… Read More