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Category Archives: Fitness & Supplement Articles

Sensitive to Gluten? The Gluten Epidemic

Hybridized Dwarf Wheat and the Gluten Epidemic Optimal yield at minimum cost!!! In 1970, Norman Borlaug, who is known as the father of the green revolution won the Noble Peace Prize for helping increase the world’s food supply and advancing techniques in biotechnology while at the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (IWMIC) outside Mexico…
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Fruits, Vegetables and Cardiovascular Health

Consuming more fruits and vegetables provides the body with a broad spectrum of antioxidants such as carotenoids, anthocyanin’s, Vitamin C and E which have been shown to prevent oxidative damage of LDL carrying proteins.  Free radical oxidation of LDL and VLDL lipid transporting proteins is the first step in atherogenesis.  The reason LDL and VLDL…
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Olive Oil is a unique monounsaturated fat

Epidemiologic studies have consistently shown that a Mediterranean diet protects against coronary heart disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes and cancer.  But one recent study entitled Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and Atherosclerosis by Brown et al, attempted to reveal a direct correlation between monounsaturated fat consumption and atherosclerotic plaque development in deficient (apo) B transgenic and Low density…
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Gut microflora of the human microbiome

Gut microflora or the human microbiome   Energy Balance, Immune Health and Digestion Niche: A shallow recess, a place or position. Our intestines harbor over five pounds of bacteria known as the gut microflora or microbiota.  There are over 100 trillion microorganisms in our digestives tract, with 1,000 different microbial species, containing roughly 3.3 million…
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Leucine in Combination with Anti-Inflammatories Prevents Age Related Muscle Loss

Recent studies have shown the anabolic, muscle sparing effects of the branch chain amino acid Leucine in combination with anti-inflammatories. Elderly patients suffering from skeletal muscle loss (sarcopenia), a chronic and progressive phenomenon in which 3-8% of skeletal muscle is lost per decade beginning at age 30, showed improvement in muscle protein synthesis after ingestion…
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Vitamin D3 Stimulates Muscle Growth

A recent study published in the Journal of Endocrinology found that Vitamin D3 promotes the expression of pro-muscle building growth factors while inhibiting the expression of myostatin, the only known negative regulator of muscle mass. Vitamin D3 is a potent secosteroid pro-hormone that is acquired either from direct sunlight or dietary consumption. For years Vitamin…
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