“Vitamin D deficiencyÂ has been linked to a host of illnesses and conditions, from heart disease and diabetes to certain types of cancer. Now a small study of three women suggests that vitamin D deficiency and depression may travel together, and that filling up the “vitamin D tank” may help relieve some of the symptoms.
“Older women who don’t get enough vitamin D may be slightly heavier than those who do. A Kaiser Permanente study, published online in the recent issue of the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at more than 4,600 women aged 65 and older for a four and one-half year period. Researchers found women with low levels […]
Written by Exercise Biologist Philip Mok If I were to take away only one thing from my upper division Exercise Biology classes at UC Davis, it would be that lactic acid is not the cause of fatigue during a workout nor is it responsible for the soreness experienced afterward. My professors were determined to dispel […]
Written by Rod Cedaro “Without a shadow of a doubt, every endurance athlete Iâ€™ve ever dealt with has had some sort of quirky eating habit. Some have been pretty harmless (a compulsion to eat chocolate every night before going to bed), while others have been somewhat more serious, involving nutritional problems (e.g. eating a large […]
“Vitamins are substances in food that are ‘vital to life’ and are involved in numerous body functions. There are 13 known vitamins needed to support sound nutritional health. Keep in mind that all vitamins are different from each other and one vitamin cannot substitute for another.
“People are always curious about what metabolism really does and how it works in your body. Basically, metabolism is a complex network of hormones and enzymes that convert food into fuel and determine how efficiently that fuel is used. Metabolism is also affected by gender (men usually burn more calories than women) and proportion of […]
“L-glutamineÂ is among the 20 amino acids inside the body that is programmed by the normal inherent set of laws. Amino acids are the structure blocks of proteins inside the body. L-glutamine is the most affluent amino acid within the body and is mainly established within the muscles, skeletal muscles specifically. It can also be established […]