Interesting article from the New York Times that I read recently about the use of multivitamins. The specific question was about whether men and women should take different multi-vitamins based on age and gender. The answer was yes, however, other researchers question the need for multivitamin use at all. This conclusion stems from the release of a paper that did not find a positive relationship between the use of multivitamins and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. I personally believe that we can get all the nutrients we need from diet alone! However, if you live north of the Florida-Georgia line or stay indoors often, I would recommend supplementing with vitamin D in the winter, as this is a vitamin that is hard to obtain from our diet and the environment unless we are exposed to sunlight often!
Some people choose not to eat gluten, but there are some of us who must keep it a part of our diet whether for convenience or the fact that we run well on it. This article presents very articulate information on the pros of "sprouting" bread or eating Ezekiel bread. For those who eat gluten, this is a much healthier alternative than most breads on the grocery shelves. It is easier to digest and the anti-nutrients in grains are largely mitigated. Whether you are gluten free or not, I would suggest reading this article and if you are really motivated, Mark's Daily Apple also has some of his own comments. Both are packed with great information!
What an unbelievable article. Over thanksgiving break, I am going to be reading the book (Salt, Sugar, and Fat) and writing a review on my main health page. For the time being check out this article and I highly recommend reading the book if it looks interesting to you! It seems well-researched and the next big text to be a realization for the majority of Americans.
Check out this interesting article if you are bored showing how to extend your lifespan!
We all know how beneficial fasting can be at preventing heart disease, diabetes and obesity as shown here. It helps reverse insulin resistance and leads to the excretion of human growth hormone (important for building and maintaining muscle. But recently I stumbled upon a study Here showing how the benefits of fasting, such as longevity, are only really seen when exercise is included in the fast.
I always try to do some HIIT during a fast or lift weights and carb load on sweet potatoes afterwards. This insures I empty out glycogen stores too. What do you think?
I really like this article. It's from MDA and it just summarizes everything you should keep in mind as you continue your paleo journey in terms of eating and exercise for maintenance or weight loss. I think he does a really good job of providing short articles that explain mechanics simply. Subscribe to his health emails if you haven't already.
Right along with my line of thought, this article shows the middle ground of dietary thought. Some think calories don't matter at all, while others think it is key to weight loss and maintenance, but don't take in to consideration ratios (between fat, carbs, and protein). Here whole health source is stressing a happy medium. I agree. If your hunger signals are whacky and you are still adjusting to a paleo diet I think it is important to not be low fat, but also watch your intake because you can easily over-eat and then your goals go nowhere. Enjoy the article!
Ironically, as many of you may know, Omega-3 PUFAS are some of the healthiest fats you can consume and are greatly undermined in the Western diet.
Here is an article from Mark's Daily Apple (a great website if you haven't already checked it out!) giving an explanation to why eating higher levels of fat can be optimal. It also includes responses to the fat-phobic people surrounded in our environment. Yes, we need fat to survive!
I am only a nutritional novice. Here are links to websites, articles, and research papers that I find informative and intriguing.