Is Extended Ketogenic Diet & Physical Training Intervention in Military Personnel Worthwhile?

Research Paper Title Extended Ketogenic Diet and Physical Training Intervention in Military Personnel. Background Ketogenic diets (KDs) that elevate ketones into a range referred to as nutritional ketosis represent a possible nutrition approach to address the emerging physical readiness and obesity challenge in the military. An emerging body of evidence demonstrates broad-spectrum health benefits attributed… Read More

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Food & Corporate Evil!

“What this reveals is that, despite being pitched as a modern corporate evil, food combinations such as salt and fat, or sugar and fat, are also home-cooking techniques that predate the modern rise in obesity, and aren’t necessarily unhealthy either.” Read the full article, it is interesting: Reference Wong, J. (2019) Food That Gets You… Read More

Could a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Help You avoid the Flu?

Research suggests that ditching carbohydrates and eating lots of fat may give some protection against flu. Feeding mice the so-called keto diet seems to boost certain immune cells, which may be responsible for the effect. The keto diet forces the body to burn fat for energy, which can help with weight loss, and individuals may… Read More

Could Nutrient Pods Tackle Poor Diet?

Tiny particles packed with vital nutrients could provide a better way of delivering supplements to individuals at risk of malnutrition. The particles protect their contents from moisture and resist heat during cooking before breaking down in the stomach. It is estimated that some two (2) billion people globally have nutrient-deficient diets. This is the leading… Read More

Eating Out & Chemical Intake!

Those of us who eat home-cooked meals have lower levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood. Tools used to prepare restaurant and takeaway meals and some packaging may be to blame. Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of synthetic chemicals that are resistant to heat and do not easily degrade. Because of… Read More

What is the Influence of Vitamin D Supplementation by Sunlight or Oral D3 on Exercise Performance?

Research Paper Title Influence of Vitamin D Supplementation by Sunlight or Oral D3 on Exercise Performance. Background To determine the relationship between vitamin D status and exercise performance in a large, prospective cohort study of young men and women across seasons (study 1). Then, in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial, to investigate the effects on exercise… Read More

5 Steps to Meet your Body’s Nutritional Needs & Aid your Fitness Goals

Okay, so January is nearly over, but you may still (just) be sticking to that New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting fit! If you are trying to shed weight or gain muscle, you may have heard of macronutrients – or macros for short. However, calculating how much of your calorie intake should come… Read More