To Recovery Drink, or Not?

Most recovery drinks are designed to quickly refuel muscle fibers while providing adequate protein to sustain repair, growth and prevent catabolism of existing muscle.  They were originally formulated and geared towards athletes training or competing at high intensities for two or more sessions a day.  The formulations of protein to carbohydrate ratio and the effect…

Frequent Meals Bad? New Research

 Summary New research published in the journal Cell Metabolism on May 17, 2012 may change how frequently we eat in order to lose or maintain body weight.  Evidence pointed to the possibility that frequent eating may disrupt our internal clock and therefore make the body less efficient at energy and nutrient utilization. Rats being fed…

Organic vs Conventional Farming: Yields

When asked if organic produce is better than conventionally farmed products my answer is the same, “It depends, better for what?”.  If we are looking for the best way to feed an ever expanding population with shrinking wallets “better” in that scenario may not be the same as better taste, better quality, or better nutritionally.  In fact,…

Want to Live Longer? Eat Better!

If you were asked what the most important factor contributing to a longer life was, what would you choose: genetics, access to high quality health care, life style factors, or environmental factors like pollution? The 20 or so health professions classmates in my Life Cycle Nutrition course were pretty sure it was genetics.  So was…