Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

In today’s health & fitness digest:

  • Iron supplementation shown to boost mental performance in women without iron anaemia
  • High fat dairy “beats” low fat dairy in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol
  • Blood levels of Omega 3 affect your risk of depression
  • Yet another study that demonstrates that you don’t need to take sodium for hot/humid endurance races
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SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

In this week’s digest:

-          Use intermittent fasting for weight loss and numerous health benefits

-          Use cocoa to accelerate muscle recovery after exercise (among other benefits)

-          Sugar-free sports and diet drinks heavily damage teeth

-          Use Ashwagandha for a strong boost in cardiovascular fitness

-          New research shows massive impact of sugar irrespective of the rest of the diet

-          Eat nuts for improvements in cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides

-          Replace diet soda with water for significantly more weight loss

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The Digest - June 14

The Digest - June 14
  • Most ObGyn doctors don’t even know this and it’s scary.
  • Insulin resistance proves to be a better long-term predictor of disease than anything else.
  • The glycemic index of your breakfast DOES NOT MATTER much.
  • Statins deplete Vitamin K2, increase risk of atherosclerosis. Go figure…
  • Statins vindicated in relation to memory loss? Not so fast!
  • Collagen: the most important nutrient for healthy skin.
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The Digest - June 4

The Digest - June 4
  • Why fat-adapted athletes have a much easier time dropping weight.
  • New study as further proof of link between gluten and inflammation in people without Celiac.
  • Consumption of high fructose corn syrup (soft drinks) directly linked to rise in heart disease factors.
  • A 20-year study reveals a link between consumption of certain vegetables and reduction in breast cancer risk.
  • Another study showing that while saturated fat may increase LDL Cholesterol, this has no impact on atherosclerosis.
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The Digest - 31 May - Nutrition Focus

The Digest - 31 May - Nutrition Focus
  • 2 new meds for IBS approved.
  • Sugar content in “healthy children fruits snacks” from the UK scary.
  • A superfood to always include in your diet.
  • Another study demonstrating (unsurprising) link between insulin resistance and heart disease.
  • Vitamin D added to bread in the UK. Be careful with this one.
  • Eggs vs. oatmeal breakfast on cholesterol, glucose, and inflammation. Who’s your money on?
  • Scientific American: latest science publication to counter-attack Dean Ornish.
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The Digest - May 13

The Digest - May 13
  • Cholesterol drugs may help slow down prostate cancer. Is that a point for or against these drugs?
  • Do you spend your nights naked?
  • Read this before you ever talk to me again!
  • Quick and easy breakfast recipes.
  • Roasted, grilled, or braised, with rosemary, thyme, and roasted potatoes. Yum!
  • Full-fat dairy vindicated once again. Sorry vegans, low-fat people, Paleo people!
  • If you answered yes to question 2 above, read this
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The Digest - May 10

The Digest - May 10
  • Is there anything Vitamin D can't do??
  • When was the last time you took an honest look at your relationships?
  • You should know this if you drink sugary drinks.
  • Iron supplements in pregnant women adversely affect newborn health.
  • This cancerous chemical sprayed on food cannot be washed away. You HAVE to read this one.
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The Digest - May 3

The Digest - May 3
  • Another one bows to public pressure.
  • This food item takes only five days to do serious damage to your body.
  • Maybe I should open a restaurant just to sell bottled water.
  • For the n’th time: the glycemic index is obsolete!
  • Asia is facing high diabetes and heart disease. Is rice to blame?
  • If your building is on fire, why would you turn away firefighters??
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The Digest - April 20

  • Paleo diet shown to be superior to ADA diet in improving metabolic markers even in people suffering from “lifestyle diabetes”.
  • Vegetarian diet shown to be superior to standard diet in one aspect – but that’s not the whole story.
  • The most common mistakes I see CEOs as well as entrepreneurs do when managing their businesses.
  • The biggest errors when writing your resume.
  • 68% of people are unhappy at work, but is it their job’s fault?
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The Digest - April 6

  • Study reveals that a high egg diet has no negative effects on blood lipids (cholesterol/triglycerides).
  • Triathlon causes relationship problems, it’s a fact we can’t deny. Do you have to choose?
  • Study shows that higher consumption of nuts associated with lower risk of death.
  • New study reveals that “night owls” are higher risk of weight gain, diabetes, metabolic disorders.
  • New study links consumption of pesticide-laden fruits with lower fertility in men.
  • The world of investing for the long-term is confusing. Here are some easy tips.
  • Are there tools you can learn to stay in control when facing extreme difficulties?  
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The Digest - March 9

  • The richest people share a surprisingly high number of common habits which are easy to adopt.
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) found to significantly increase risk of diabetes.
  • A list of the most potent herbs to combat inflammation.
  • Study shows that a low-fat diet causes more weight loss. Or does it?
  • Make these modifications to your hip flexor stretch to take it to the next level.
  • Applying for a new job? Fine-tune your resume with these tips.
  • Some weight-loss surgery patients struggle to lose weight because of their gut microbiome.
  • Study shows that 30min of missed sleep causes weight-gain.
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The Digest - Feb 10

  • Eat Roquefort cheese to live longer!
  • Study shows increase in LDL from processed diary. How to read into it.
  • Foods targeted towers 1-3-year olds found to contain excessive salt and sugar.
  • Athletes take note: your shoulder strength is directly impacted by your core strength.
  • Goat! Goat! Goat!
  • American Idol affects your sperm count!


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