The Ten best Food Categories for a Crossfitter.

The Ten best Food Categories for a Crossfitter.

AND WAYS TO ADD THEM TO YOUR DAILY DIET Does your diet support your CrossFit workout? When you are not eating right, even a high-intensity, heart-pumping workout will not improve your fitness prowess. If you are not making the most of your daily diet, it simply won’t get you those perfectly chiseled abs or toned ... Read More
 
The Clean.

The Clean.

The King of All Exercises Were it not for the snatch, the clean would have but laughable challenges to the title “King of All Exercises.” Oddly, we start our examination of the clean with mention of the snatch, as many of the superlatives attributed to the clean apply equally to the snatch. Clearing the air ... Read More
 
Crossfit Can Fix Stress & Anxiety

Crossfit Can Fix Stress & Anxiety

Many people have anxiety and stress. And most college students will say that that are stressed or identify with having anxiety. There are many things that can solve stress and anxiety like medications, oils, songs, creams, naps, screaming, ice cream, Jesus, cuddling, etc ect. BUT what if I told you a good stress relief and ... Read More
 

EFFECTS OF DIETARY FRUCTOSE RESTRICTION ON LIVER FAT, DE NOVO LIPOGENESIS AND INSULIN KINETICS IN CHILDREN WITH OBESITY

this study, published in Gastroenterology in February 2017, Jean-Marc Schwarz, Robert Lustig, et al., further analyze the data from a trial exploring the effects of adolescent fructose restriction, previously discussed on 190507. Prior to this trial, a body of evidence had suggested fructose was in some way linked to metabolic distress, particularly fatty liver disease. No study, however, had ... Read More
 
The Amazing Health Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

The Amazing Health Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting is one of the world’s most enduring sports, but what is it that has attracted competitors for thousands of years? Tracing its roots back to ancient Greece and China, weightlifting was one of the seven sports that made up the programme of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Apart from ... Read More
 

FATTY ACID BIOMARKERS OF DAIRY FAT CONSUMPTION AND INCIDENCE OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

This October 2018 analysis combined data from 16 prospective cohort studies across 12 countries to assess the relationship between dairy fat consumption and Type 2 diabetes (T2D). The researchers intended to use biomarkers to assess dairy fat intake to overcome the known reliability issues in dietary recall data. In total, 63,682 adults free of T2D at baseline ... Read More
 
EFFECT OF A LOW FREE SUGAR DIET VS USUAL DIET ON NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN ADOLESCENT BOYS

EFFECT OF A LOW FREE SUGAR DIET VS USUAL DIET ON NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN ADOLESCENT BOYS

A growing body of evidence suggests added sugars play a role in the development and/or progression of fatty liver disease. This 2018 trial, led by Miriam Vos (Emory) and Jeffrey Schwimmer (UCSD), considered whether removing sugar from the diet could improve fatty liver disease in children. Forty adolescent boys were randomized to one of two diets ... Read More
 

DIETARY CARBOHYDRATE RESTRICTION AS THE FIRST APPROACH IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT: CRITICAL REVIEW AND EVIDENCE BASE

In this 2015 review, a team comprising Richard Feinman, Eugene Fine, Eric Westman, and others summarizes the evidence supporting carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes. The authors provide the following definitions for different calorically restricted diets: Very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (VLCKD): 20-50 g/d of carbohydrate Low-carbohydrate diet: ... Read More
 

F STANDS FOR FRUCTOSE AND FAT

This brief 2013 review published in Nature summarizes two studies investigating the metabolic impact of fructose overconsumption, placing them in the broader context of the scientific literature. Fructose is mechanistically linked to liver fat accumulation. Unlike glucose, fructose can be converted into fat in the liver in a largely unrestricted fashion, and thus high fructose diets can lead to ... Read More