Concussion Prevention in Sports

Posted on 9/25/2014 by

Hockey and football season is upon us, and as usual, concussions occur more often. There is tremendous pressure on kids and young adults to return from concussions too early. The old standard of “wake them up every 2 hours” is not good advice. In fact, the full impact of a concussion may not be apparent for 3 months! Was this always the case? Could you keep your kid out of sport for 3 months after every hit to the head? It would kill sports!

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Can You Trust What Your Doctor Says About Nutrition?

Posted on 8/25/2014 by

It’s very interesting to see “ask your doctor” when looking at supplements. One must understand that most physicians (like me) only received 45 minutes of lecturing on nutrition out of 4 years of medical school. They also get very little education in statistics. Then they are released unto the world knowing about which drugs to treat which conditions and how to do some procedures but expected to weigh in and give advice on subjects they actually have very little knowledge. They get Pharma-backed education and have a plethora of medical magazines thrown at them full of questionable science, so what ends up happening is that they say, “Just eat a well-balanced diet”

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What are Essential Fatty Acids

Posted on 7/27/2014 by

Well it’s interesting that there are only 2 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) yet other fatty acids are being labeled as essential. Essential means that it can only be derived from your diet and the body cannot synthesize them. Our body can make all other fatty acids that we need from these 2 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s).

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Cellular Oxygen Transport - The Real Story

Posted on 7/11/2014 by

Well, after a fairly exhaustive search, it is remarkable how little is published on this subject. All the papers I have read assume that the rate of oxygen crossing a cell membrane is not a rate-limiting step. There are very few papers that even try to measure that rate.

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The Truth About Rancid Oils

Posted on 6/26/2014 by

First let’s define rancid. Dictionary definition is "adjective (of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale". An example would be fish that is left out too long smelling “fishy”; it is actually going rancid.

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Work With, Not Against Mother Nature

Posted on 6/4/2014 by

We tend to forget that we are not machines and food is not just fuel to burn. The way we interact with our environment is quite complex and one of the most basic ways is through what we eat. If you consider the entirety of human existence, it has been only recently that we have had the ability to store and transport food to where it is needed. Before, we where dependent on the seasons and cycles of nature, and our bodies would adapt to those changes (like the bear whose diet changes and when high carbohydrate berries are available in the late summer and fall to allow him to accumulate fat for use during the winter).

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