Ahh the Olympics, were capitalism, politics and nationalism unite… oh also there is some sports apparently. But seriously, this was an interesting article...

“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team

Fearing tainted meat, China’s women’s volleyball team has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for the last three weeks, which the team’s coach is now blaming for his athletes’ abysmal performance.

  “They have showed significant decline in their strength and fitness” coach Yu Juemin said of his squad after Sunday’s defeat to the US.

 

I know this doesn’t really prove anything in the grand scheme of things, but still, its quite interesting!

 

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Australia’s Obese Future

by Paleo Rob on 01/07/2012

Here is a cool graphic from the Australian Science Media Centre. Don’t know too much about the organisation, but the infographic is quite informative.

 

Australian Science Media Centre

The sad part is that throughout the period shown on the graphic, we have been pushed the low-fat, high seed oil mantra, and its obviously not working. How can you continue to do everything the same, yet expect different results? It literally is insanity.

Also this line here is total media fodder;

However by just drinking one less soft drink or glass of wine per day, or by adding a 30-45 minute moderate-intensity walk we could all help stop this trend in its tracks.

It’s something simple yet effective that ‘journalists’ can include in their articles on the study.

So thats it everyone, just have one less can of softdrink per day, and all will be well.

Give me a break! (and some bacon)

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Around the Health Web

June 30, 2012

New Study: Is a Calorie a Calorie? via Whole Health Source A new study in JAMA led by Dr. Cara B. Ebbeling and colleagues purports to challenge the idea that all calories are equally fattening (1).  Let’s have a look. Dietary Fiber Alters Gut Bacteria, Supports Gastrointestinal Health via ScienceDaily  A University of Illinois study […]

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Vegetables – Just add fat!

June 29, 2012

I like vegetables. I don’t hold them to the great esteem that most others hold them to, but I like them. To me they add a mix of flavour, texture and colour to a meal, and of course, they have some pretty decent nutritional properties. Your vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, […]

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The Leangains FAQ

June 27, 2012

I am a huge fan of the Leangains program by Martin Berkhan. I really think it is one of the simplest yet most effective plans for gaining serious muscle mass, whilst lowering body fat. It is a perfect synergy of intermittent fasting, heavy lifting and good diet. Best of all, its very managable, and can […]

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From around the health web…

June 23, 2012

Low-carbohydrate diet proven to be very effective in type 1 diabetics (just as you’d expect) via Dr Briffas Blog A fundamental problem with diabetes is the usually-elevated levels of blood sugar (glucose) that go with it. These glucose molecules can react with proteins in the body, damaging them. This process – known as ‘glycation’ – […]

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Doc’s that go QUACK in the night.

April 10, 2012

As most office workers understand, there is no limit to the ridiculous health claims that are throne about around the coffee machine. Second maybe only to your local bro-gym (but a pretty dam close second), I have concluded there is no limit as to what people will do as a shortcut to get healthier (except […]

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N=1 Experiment Shows Butter as Effective as a Statin!

April 7, 2012

I got a kick out of this one; Greg here started eating a whole bunch of butter. Did his LDL cholesterol sky rocket? Nope. Actually his LDL levels dropped and HDL increased. This is a N=1 experiment, but interesting to say the least.     Don’t show your doctor.   Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Thing’s I’m Reading…

March 3, 2012

Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found […]

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Some Medical News! Go DHA, forget the colon cleanse and have a smoke!

August 2, 2011

Haven’t had a chance to look at them some interesting studies here: Omega 3 fatty acids have protective benefits when taken during pregnancy, study suggests A new study suggests consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during early infancy. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial followed approximately 1,100 pregnant women and 900 […]

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