Ketogenic ‘keto’ diets are more talked about now, and popular, than they have ever been. It is a diet that has actually been around since the 1920’s, but was used for different reasons. The idea behind keto diets is that you eat more fat and less carbohydrates, resulting in your body producing ketone bodies instead… Read More
Obesity-Prone & Obesity-Resistant People: Some Myths & Facts
Introduction We all know someone who eat like a horse yet remains as skinny as a rake, while one of your other friend’s seem to pile on the pounds just by thinking about food. At the heart of the difference is metabolism (the sum of the chemical reactions occurring in the body at any given time).… Read More
Hydration during Workouts
Nutrition goals during your workout should be to replace the fluid lost through sweat and make sure you have enough fuel (carbohydrate) to last the distance and work at your hardest. When Do I Need Fuel? Whether you require carbohydrate or not during exercise depends on the length and intensity of exercise. Generally, if your… Read More
Need Oxygen to Breath: Convert Carbohydrates into Alcohol!
“GOLDFISH and their wild crucian carp relatives can survive for five months without breathing oxygen – and now we know how. The fish carry a set of enzymes that, when oxygen levels drop, helps convert carbohydrates into alcohol that can be released through the gills. For most animals, including humans, a lack of oxygen can be fatal in… Read More
Does Carbohydrate Ingestion Immediately Prior to Combined Mental & Physical Stress Attenuate Cortisol Responses?
Research Paper Title Exogenous Carbohydrate Reduces Cortisol Response from Combined Mental and Physical Stress. Background Combined mental and physical stress is associated with exacerbated cortisol production which may increase risk for the progression of cardiovascular disease in individuals working in high-stress occupations (e.g., firefighters, military personnel, etc.). Carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion prior to physical stress may… Read More
What’s the Real Secret to Weight Loss?
The below article, written by Sue Dunlevy – National Health Correspondent for the News Corps Australia Network, is about sugar which initiated a variety of responses (Reader Replies to, What’s the Real Secret to Weight Loss). Three things I note from the article: Moderation: noted in the reader replies; and Physical Activity: not mentioned at… Read More
Carbohydrates, Lymphocytes & Military Training
Research Paper Title Influence of a High Carbohydrate Diet on the Functional Activity of 5-HT1B/1D Receptors on Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes during Intense Military Training. Background This study was undertaken to examine the effect of a high carbohydrate diet on the functional activity of 5-HT1B/1D receptors in human peripheral blood lymphocytes, and on serum cortisol and… Read More
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