Whole Eggs And Muscle Mass: Does The Yolk And Its Nutrients Matter?

Whole Eggs And Muscle Mass: Does The Yolk And Its Nutrients Matter?

Eggs are a very common breakfast item amongst the general population, as well as by physically active individuals as a regular component of a high-protein diet. Egg yolk comprises ∼40% of the total protein in an egg well as containing several other nonprotein nutrients with potential anabolic effects such as microRNAs, vitamins, minerals, lipids, phosphatidic acid, and…

Is There A Fat Burning Zone?

Is There A Fat Burning Zone?

The prevalence of overweight persons and obesity in the United States has been rising exponentially in recent years. This increase has been accompanied by a corresponding increase in chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and gall bladder disease (1). And dietary changes along with increased physical activity are recommended in order…

Phytonutrients: Optimize Your Health & Body With A Variety Of Color

Phytonutrients: Optimize Your Health & Body With A Variety Of Color

Losing body fat, enhancing athletic performance and changing body shape are all by-products of optimum health, and optimum health can only be achieved via an optimum approach to nutrition. To create and maintain optimal health requires a variety of nutrients from a range of nutritional sources. But many people tend to eat a restricted variety…

CBD & Exercise: Should You Take CBD Before And/Or After Workouts?

CBD & Exercise: Should You Take CBD Before And/Or After Workouts?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from Cannabis sativa. CBD initially drew scientific interest due to its anticonvulsant properties but increasing evidence of other therapeutic effects has attracted the attention of additional clinical and non-clinical populations, including athletes [1]. Some professional athletes including golfers, rugby players, and more also appear to be using CBD….

Obesity And Risk For Covid-19: What You Need To Know

Obesity And Risk For Covid-19: What You Need To Know

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to worldwide research aiming to identify the risk factors for developing critical illness and mortality caused by COVID-19. It quickly became apparent that besides older age, obesity is one of the most important risk factors for a more severe course of COVID-19, although the mechanisms remain largely unknown.3 Adipose (fat) tissue has…

Are Protein Requirements Different For Aging Athletes Compared To Younger Athletes?

Are Protein Requirements Different For Aging Athletes Compared To Younger Athletes?

We are all well aware of the importance of protein intake as a means to help repair, regenerate and build muscle tissue, as protein provides the essential building blocks for the remodeling of muscle and body proteins. Evidence has clearly established that daily protein requirements for any type of athlete are elevated above the current…

The Relationship Between Gut Microbiome & Exercise

The Relationship Between Gut Microbiome & Exercise

Science only recently begun to appreciate the human gut as a complex ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses that have co-evolved with humans over thousands of years. Known collectively as the gut microbiota, these microbes are imperative to host digestion, metabolic function and resistance to infection [1]. It’s really incredible when you think about…

Minimum Effective Dose Training For Strength & Size

Minimum Effective Dose Training For Strength & Size

Evidence is clear that strength training increases muscle strength and size, and provides numerous other positive health benefits, including improved functional ability, cardio-metabolic risk profile and well-being. Therefore, strength training is highly recommended as an interventional strategy for the general population. Despite this clear evidence, the majority of people do not perform strength training and…