nutrition & health

Intermittent fasting for women

Intermittent fasting for women

Intermittent fasting (IF) has become a major trend in nutrition and with good reason. Martin et al’s 2006 review of IF and Trepanowski’s 2011 review both found numerous benefits in the literature; increased insulin sensitivity (decreasing type 2 diabetes), increased fatty acid mobilization (decreasing obesity), PPAR activation (a series of genes that regulate the expression(…)

Sodium and health

Sodium and health

For millennia, the importance of sodium in our diets has been known. More recently, given the over-production of sodium laced foods; the ratio of sodium to potassium has come into focus. Few studies have looked at how much salt we need to stave off disease and most focus on trying to limit our salt intake.(…)

Exercise at school

Exercise at school

Harris et al 2009 performed a meta-analysis of the literature on the effects of school-based health and exercise interventions. Of nearly 400 articles, 18 were performed to sufficient standard to meet inclusion criteria. The analysis shows that at this time, school-based health and exercise interventions did not change BMI or % body fat. This would(…)

Nutrition: eat your veggies

Nutrition: eat your veggies

This is breaking news published Oct 11. 2011. Since the beginning of record keeping, science has repeatedly told us that eating vegetables is good for you. No one knew how, why or how much. As the years have gone on, more of these questions have gotten answered but not enough. Last week, a nice piece(…)

Diabetes

Diabetes

 Unfortunately, type 2 diabetes has become all too common. The WHO states that nearly 200 million people globally have some form of diabetes and that 90% of those cases are type 2. Keep in mind, it is estimated that 96% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or controlled with proper nutrition and(…)