https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/evidence-base/to-deceive-or-not-to-deceive-the-debate-about-deception-in-economics/

The food industry has lost its damn mind!

If any of you shop at big box grocers I am sure you have heard of this company called “JUST EGG.” They claim to be this wholesome brand aimed at giving the consumer quality foods with quality ingredients. To the average consumer, their marketing draws you in and makes you believe that their product is the healthiest thing you can eat on this planet. Literally, this could not be further from the truth.

To save time, if you are still reading, take a quick second to go check out their website. I…


https://www.amazon.com/Diet-Coke-Mini-Cans-7-5-Pack/dp/B0080SRA16

I have been over the concept of “calories in, calories out” numerous times. If caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure, then you will gain mass, and if caloric intake is less than caloric expenditure, you will lose mass… it’s thermodynamics. So diet soda (with 0 calories) should add nothing to this equation…right?

Well, a 2016 study actually shows otherwise (1). This study aimed to investigate the effect of replacing diet beverages with water or continuing to drink diet beverages in patients with type 2 diabetes during a 24-week weight loss program. The setup was simple: Researchers recruited 81 overweight and obese…


https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Choline-metabolic-pathway-Choline-is-an-essential-biological-molecule-for-all-cells-and_fig2_335957266

When I say the word micronutrient, what comes to mind? Maybe Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamins A-D? But what about Choline? Unless you read nutrition research or scrutinize nutrition labels, you may have never heard of Choline. I liken this masterful micronutrient to Scottie Pippen of the great 90s Chicago Bulls dynasty. You ask anyone about those Bulls teams and they will give you one name and one name only: Michael Jordan. Yes, Jordan was unbelievable, but so was Pippen. Choline is a workhorse that deserves credit, but instead hides behind the mighty shadows cast by the big name micronutrients.

It…


https://www.yardbarker.com/entertainment/articles/the_25_most_memorable_tv_cops_of_all_time/s1__32719364#slide_25

Be honest with yourself here…how many of you actually get 7–9 hours of sleep per night? And I am talking about deep, restful sleep…not fading in and out.

Maybe you are thinking that it is ok that you do not get the 7–9 hours each day during the work week because of your hectic schedule. Surely, you make up for this sleep debt on the weekend, so all is well.

Unfortunately, this weekday sleep debt may have adverse consequences for your health.

A 2015 randomized control trial included 522 newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics aiming to investigate the impact of…


https://northtexasperformingarts.org/event/romeoandjuliet/

You’re absolutely correct that I just quoted Shakespeare…bet you didn’t see that one coming in a nutrition article.

This last week I was roaming the aisles of my local grocery store, and I came upon two products that I felt moved enough to write about…and not in a good way. Nowadays, marketing is king when it comes to grocery shopping. As a consumer, we are pressed for time and money, so we tend to be drawn to the flashiest labels, the cheapest prices, and of course several buzzwords.

Over the years, there have been several buzzwords hap hazardously slapped onto…


https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/very-strong-heart-gm905167764-249591819

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death across the globe (roughly 18 million people a year). We can consider any disorder of the heart, blood vessels, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and rheumatic heart disease (amongst others) as some of the diseases that fall under this umbrella (Kakkar & Lee, 2007).

I have spent a lot of my efforts at NIH to try and understand CVDs a little bit better, and in fact, we may be using cardiometabolic parameters in a future study! Although medicine is typically a reactionary field (an individual has a heart attack and…


https://jamesclear.com/continuous-improvement

5. Track Your Dang Calories and Bodyweight

I wrote an article about progressively overloading and how to apply it to different facets of your life. How do you expect to progress at something if you do not track it?

To start, you can use an online energy expenditure equation to figure out an ESTIMATION of your maintenance calories. I then urge you to invest in a cheap food scale (8 bucks!) You then set your protein intake as per point #4. Protein has 4 calories per gram. Subtract this caloric load from the number given to you in your online…


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/eat-sleep-train-repeat-fitness-bodybuilder-power-mister-tee.html

Soap box time: I strongly dislike the term “biohacking.” There definitely is some merit for select biohacking methods, but the majority of them have no evidence to support the preposterous claims they make.

My favorite biohack blunder is that of fasting and autophagy. In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries into the mechanisms of autophagy (1). Autophagy is essentially the cellular version of recycling! We have data in mice and other smaller organisms, that upon caloric restriction (fasting), the body will actually remove damaged cells and recycle some of the parts to feed the…


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LH17DZQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

To be considered a leader, one must first exemplify the intrinsic characteristics of a determined follower. To elucidate, I will point to my favorite short story: ­A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard.

In the time of the Spanish-American War, Hubbard describes President McKinley’s pursuit to communicate with the leader of the Cuban Insurgents, Garcia. The only problem is that Garcia secluded himself deep in an unknown Cuban mountain range where he could not be reached by telegraph. …


https://learninginbloom.com/5-ways-use-learning-journal/

This one will be quick as it is a fairly straightforward concept, yet I see so many people missing out!

The concept of progressive overload can be boiled down to four words: “Harder than last time.” It really is that simple. Whether it be in your workouts, your nutrition, your sleep, or just daily life.

Despite the simplicity of this concept, I see so many people not applying this phrase to their daily life. People just seem to go through the motions and walk around like zombies WITH NO INTENT.

Intent is critical. Everything you do should be done with…

Adam Plotkin

Post-Baccalaureate research assistant in the Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Lab at the National Institutes of Health

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