type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, along with those from the DIABIMMUNE Study Group have identified a correlation between changes in gut microbiota and the onset of type 1 diabetes in the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date. This study followed infants who were genetically predisposed to type
Not including athletes, the reason most of us exercise is to: Obtain or maintain an attractive body Stay healthy and prevent disease Yet, when you ask the majority what they’re doing to get there, they commonly answer: Running, cycling, swimming, or any other moderate-intensity steady-state aerobic activity (a.k.a. CARDIO!) This response stems from the false

Saturated Fat is Back!

A slew of recent magazine and newspaper articles is introducing laypeople to what holistically-minded healthcare practitioners have recognized for years: the advice to severely limit dietary fat in favor of starchy carbohydrates—which has been institutionalized and entrenched in government nutrition recommendations, with popular belief following in lock-step—may, in fact, be one of the primary drivers
attention deficit disorder
Essential fatty acid supplements may help children who have a certain kind of ADHD. This according to a 2014 dissertation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Between 3-6% of all children have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) according to estimations. It is difficult for children with ADHD to sit still, control impulses and temper.
Diabetes, soft drinks

The Hard Side of Soft Drinks

Growing up as a child, packets of Kool-Aid were as ubiquitous in my life as yesterday’s meatloaf and driving without seatbelts (I still marvel at my mother’s ability to drive with her knees while applying makeup in the rear view mirror). Packets of the brightly colored soft drinks were a nickel a pack and came
Red Blood Cells
Chronic elevated blood sugar can, over time, pose serious problems even in those who are not technically diagnosed with diabetes.There have been, for instance, numerous studies showing that those patients admitted to the hospital who are acutely ill and had higher than normal blood glucose levels were found to have a higher incidence of mortality than
Front Squat
Guest Blog by Mat Boulé, Faculty Member at Posturepro.net and Osteopath and Posturologist at Clinique Médicale de Santé Globale Brouillard  If you’ve read my last few blogs for the Strength Sensei, maybe it was a challenge to see how the notions I was presenting lead to a direct transfer to performance. Make no mistakes about
hormone replacement therapy
Reports indicate that 20% of men over 60 years of age are deficient in testosterone. This number rapidly increases to more than 50% of all men over the age of 80. The declining levels of testosterone are a natural occurrence for a number of physiological reasons. But their effects are not salubrious. The corollaries are
Eggs, Butter

Why Fat is Our Friend

When you say the word it hits most people’s mind like a Mike Tyson uppercut damages one’s jaw. Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health is known for this media shocking statement: “It now increasingly recognized that the low fat campaign has been based on little scientific
Guest Blog by Mat Boulé, Faculty Member at Posturepro.net and Osteopath and Posturologist at Clinique Médicale de Santé Globale Brouillard We answered some pretty fundamental questions in the last installment of my blog for the Strength Sensei. We discussed the absolute importance of proprioception. We discussed posture’s role in optimal proprioception. We came to the