Protein 101

Overview Along with carbohydrate and fat, protein is one of the three main classifications of food (macronutrients). Found in many foods such as fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products, your body breaks down protein to produce amino acids, the building blocks of lean muscle. Strengths Protein builds, maintains and restores muscle. It’s responsible for […]

Are Whole Grains Healthy Or Bad For You?

 by Dr. Charlie Seltzer, MD |  Grain-bashing and anti-wheat sentiments seem to be all the rage these days. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say some people think grains are the cause of all of society’s ills. In this article, we will examine both sides of the argument, who is making the arguments, what the evidence […]

Paleofantasy: Stone Age delusions

An evolutionary biologist explains why everything you think you know about cavemen (and their diet) is wrong  BY LAURA MILLER  Four years ago, biology professor Marlene Zuk was attending a conference on evolution and diseases of modern environments. She sat in on a presentation by Loren Cordain, author of “The Paleo Diet” and a leading guru […]

The obesity era

As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us by David Berreby ‘The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer […]

Your Best Sleep Ever

By Core Performance Overview A good night’s sleep can help improve your mood, increase mental clarity and creativity, boost performance, and aid in weight loss. But we likely don’t need to sell you on the benefits of sleep—after all, no one likes walking around in a daze and running on fumes. But if you’re like […]

An Athlete’s Guide to Inflammation: What to Eat and What to Avoid

Brad Sly Contributor – Nutrition Any athlete who pounds his or her body week in and week out with PRs, 1RMs, triples and doubles, sprints, long weekend runs, and the list goes on, is inflamed in some way. These activities all have a profound impact on the body. Not only do they initiate increases in strength, […]

The Paleo Diet: Should You Eat Like A Caveman?

In all the buzz about the Paleolithic Diet lately, there are lots of questions and differing opinions on just what it is and why you would actually want to “eat like a caveman”. With so much disparate information out there, getting a balanced view of this new-kid-on-the-diet-block can seem overwhelming.   What is the Paleo […]

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Below is an interview with TV personality and Doctor, Michael Mol on his experience with DNA testing from DNAlysis which is available through Seven Star Energy Centre. Why did you do the screening?   Conventional medicine looks for signs of disease that are already present, but genetic profiling looks at potential indicators for certain diseases […]

Texting Becoming a Pain in the Neck

 In today’s technology-thirsty society, it’s rare to not see someone with their head down texting on their cell phone or reading the latest status updates on Facebook.   However, too much texting and tilting your head down can become a pain in the neck for some people. An excessive amount of leaning your head forward […]

Breakfast, Revamped

Step away from the scramble. Why you may want to start your day the Japanese way.   By Lauren Berger The American-style country breakfast — a “bigger is better” buffet of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and sausage — is hardly a healthy way to greet the day. When Western alternatives (read: oatmeal and smoothies) […]