April 11, 2019

Sitting Is Killing Us

Weightlifting, Zumba, running, Peloton, walking...whatever you’re into, move every day!

April 5, 2019

The Truth About Grains

"What are the benefits of eating grains? I don’t know, you tell me. My old classmates would probably tell you that they’re nutrient dense and packed with fiber. To which I ask:
'Compared to what?'
Grains are actually nutrient defunct compared to meat, nuts & seeds, and vegetables.
Conventional wisdom says the fiber in whole grains keeps us regular, and this prevents colon cancer, right?
It also lower cholesterol, and this prevents heart disease, right?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re at risk of heart disease and colon cancer because you’re fat and inflamed. And the reason you’re fat and inflamed is because you listened to the government that told you to eat less meat and saturated fat and start stuffing your gullet with 6-11 servings of whole grains.
Meanwhile, there’s no association between fiber intake and colon cancer. This was concluded in a study from 1999 in the New England Journal of Medicine based on data from 89,000 Nurses:[xi]
'Our data does not support the existence of an important protective effect of dietary fiber against colorectal cancer or adenoma.'
And it’s the same story with heart disease."
To read more about "the upside to grains", follow the link.

April 4, 2019

Good Fats and Bad Fats

Eating good kinds of fat is an important part of healthy eating. Healthy fats lower the risk of heart disease, decrease inflammation, help create healthy cell membranes, and stabilize hormone levels.
But sometimes just looking at labels, it’s hard to tell what is a “good fat” and what is a “bad fat."
Here’s a little cheat sheet:
Bad fats:
Vegetable oil
Hydrogenated oil
Sunflower oil
Cottonseed oil
Soybean oil
Corn oil
Canola Oil
Good fats:
Coconut oil
Olive oil
Grass Fed Butter
Wild caught fish
Grass fed meats
Raw tree nuts

March 29, 2019

Improve Memory Loss and Dementia With Meriva

Worried about memory loss or dementia?
People that supplemented with a bioavailable type of curcumin such as Meriva had a 28% improvement in memory and attention abilities, improvements in mood, and less amyloid and tau signals in the brain. These changes help to boost memory and reduce the risk of dementia compared to those taking a placebo.
This study used 90 mg, twice a day. Meriva, which is a curcumin phytosome, has also been shown to reduce inflammation, pain, and improve mood in many other clinical trials as well.
We carry Anabolic Labs Nutra-Disc at all our locations that contains Meriva and is one of the only quality products like it on the market.
You can read the study here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/

March 23, 2019

Eggs Will NOT Kill You

“Don’t worry about your eggs, keep enjoying them.⠀

A new study published in the medical journal JAMA says, ‘Eggs are bad,’ but are they really?⠀

It is important that we look at the specifics of the study. This particular study is an observational study; it does not prove cause and effect.⠀

This new study surveyed 30,000 people over a 17 year time period. Each person completed one questionnaire about what they’ve been eating.⠀

It is very difficult to conduct nutrition studies and food frequency questionnaires are fundamentally flawed because people tend not to report what they think is bad.⠀

If you think a food is bad, you’re likely to downplay having eaten it. People also tend to over report the food they think is good.⠀

Also, people don’t actually measure their portion sizes and often can't remember how much they ate.⠀

During the time this study was conducted, eggs were considered bad. We were told not to eat eggs; to avoid cholesterol. So people who were eating eggs were likely people who weren’t otherwise health conscious. Maybe they were smokers, didn’t eat well, didn’t care about their diet, or didn’t eat fruits and vegetables, which are things that could have also led to heart disease.⠀

It doesn’t mean the eggs caused the heart disease.⠀

There are 300mg of cholesterol in two eggs. You have 10,000mg in your blood normally. If you add 300mg, will it make a difference? Not really.⠀

When you eat cholesterol, it doesn’t have an impact on your lipid levels or your heart disease risk. A study done by UCLA found that 75% of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels that would not indicate any risk for a cardiovascular event. ⠀

In fact, cholesterol is essential. It’s what we make vitamin D from and hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Cholesterol is part of our cell membranes and our brain.⠀

Whenever you look at a study, it is important to decipher whether it’s an experiment or just a correlation study? If it’s a correlation study, you have to take it with a grain of salt unless there’s a 100% increase risk.⠀

Make sure to look into the data whenever these types of studies come out and stay informed.”

-Dr. Mark Hyman

March 21, 2019

The Link Between Sugar and Cancer

Dr. Lewis Cantley hasn't eaten sugar in decades.

"I have a very simple rule," he says. "I eat fruit, but I don't eat anything that has sugar added to it. And I guarantee everybody would be better off if they ate zero sugar."

Follow our page to see the health and nutrition information we post every day, and read more about the link between sugar and cancer here: https://medicalxpress.com

March 19, 2019

Sugary Drinks and Cardiovascular Disease

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease.

Source: https://www.wnem.com/sugary-drinks