When it comes to muscle health, the verdict is in. As discussed in my book, "Hold On to Your Muscle, Be Free of Disease," animal protein has a greater anabolic effect than plant-based proteins. But what about overall health and longevity? Does a diet high in animal protein increase the risk of cancer and shorten … Continue reading Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein
Can You Build Muscle on the Low Carb Ketogenic Diet?
By now I’m sure that you know that the ketogenic diet features very low amounts of carbohydrates (5-10% of calories) plenty of fat (75-85% of calories), and low to moderate protein (10-15% of calories). You probably also know that people use the keto diet for weight loss and to suppress their appetite. But what if … Continue reading Can You Build Muscle on the Low Carb Ketogenic Diet?
Sarcopenia Explained: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment
Sarcopenia Explained: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment While the term for bone loss (osteoporosis) is familiar to most people, the term for muscle loss (sarcopenia) is generally not well known, according to a study published in the Journal of Aging and Health. Sarcopenia is the progressive Read More: https://www.healthdigest.com/1076411/sarcopenia-explained-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/
Recharge Your MITOCHONDRIA to Slow Aging and Age-Related Diseases
Smokers are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack than nonsmokers (Elkhader 2016; PubMed Health 2014). In contrast, an 84-year-old man’s risk of having a heart attack is 25 times greater than that of a 45-year old (Gillinov M 2012)! Clearly, just getting old is an enormous risk factor for heart … Continue reading Recharge Your MITOCHONDRIA to Slow Aging and Age-Related Diseases
Why Lactic Acid is Actually Good For You
As described in a 2021 study published in the Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine, lactic acid is a substance formed in the body as a byproduct of the metabolism of carbohydrates. However, lactic acid cannot exist in the body Read More: https://www.healthdigest.com/1094562/why-lactic-acid-is-actually-good-for-you/
Fish Oil or Krill Oil? Don’t choose. Take both!
While the considerable health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids - especially with regard to the cardiovascular system and the brain - are well established, there is an ongoing debate as to whether fish oil or krill oil is the better omega-3 supplement. However, while both fish oil and krill oil increase plasma and membrane concentrations … Continue reading Fish Oil or Krill Oil? Don’t choose. Take both!
Signs of Metabolic Syndrome You Shouldn’t Ignore
As described by the Cleveland Clinic, metabolic syndrome is a group of several risk factors that occur together and raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The five major risk factors of metabolic syndrome are Read More: https://www.healthdigest.com/1059250/signs-of-metabolic-syndrome-you-shouldnt-ignore/
Intermittent Fasting – Powerful Anti-Aging Elixir
The more I research this topic, the more excited I become about this new and powerful dietary strategy to maximize overall health and slow aging. This is a great example of how most of the new, complex scientific research findings on food and nutrition are simply telling us to look to our ancient past and adopt lifestyle habits that are consistent … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting – Powerful Anti-Aging Elixir
The Complete Guide to Stevia and Your Health
Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener derived from Stevia rebaudiana – a plant from the sunflower family indigenous to South America where it was first consumed, notes a 2015 article published in the journal Nutrition Today. Read More: https://www.healthdigest.com/1146618/the-complete-guide-to-stevia-and-your-health/
Why We Need Supplements: Beyond Deficiency
Outside of developing countries, pronounced vitamin deficiency diseases, e.g., beriberi, pellagra and scurvy are rare today. Even with depleted foods, processing, storage, genetic selection, age, drug interactions, poor food choices and chronic stress, our diet is still adequate to avoid these deficiency syndromes. On the other hand, does our modern diet really provide us with … Continue reading Why We Need Supplements: Beyond Deficiency