Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2015’

Are you Metabolically Flexible?

  Metabolic flexibility is the body’s ability to preferentially use fat or carbohydrate as fuel under specific conditions. It is an Essential Physiological process needed for health, weight loss or weight gain and Performance. Metabolic inflexibility occurs when the body has a limited capacity to switch from one fuel source to another (i.e. carbohydrates and fats). It has  been linked …

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What’s the Skinny on Fat?

Fat is probably the most feared and misunderstood macronutient. It has been erroneously associated with heart disease and conjures up images of going directly from the lips to the hips. These misconceptions are propagated by the notion that fat from foods is inherently fattening. It is not. Fat, like carbohydrates and protein, is a source of energy (calories). Calories are …

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Hopefully This Week’s Blog will Get You “Pumped Up”!

This week’s blog focuses on the global effects that exercise aimed at increasing lean body mass (muscle tissue) can have on preventing and reversing diseases, facilitating weight loss and promoting longevity. In general, skeletal muscle consists of two types of fibers. Type I (slow oxidative/slow twitch) and  type II (fast glycolytic/fast twitch). The slow twitch fibers (I) use aerobic metabolism …

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Eat or Drink Your Pain Away

This week’s blog contains several  studies on medicinal food for pain. I hope you find it tasty (and helpful). Consumption of Dried Apple Peel Powder Increases Joint Function and Range of Motion The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of consumption of dried apple peel powder (DAPP) on joint function and range of motion (ROM). Twelve healthy people …

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