From eNewsletter 5/6/2019
DID YOU KNOW that according to a study in this month's European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in subjects between 18 and 25 years, sulfites in wine were found to increase risk of developing headaches by 2,226 times in those with sporadic headaches and 6,232 times in those with chronic headaches? The takeaway here...avoid any sulfite-laden foods and beverages if you have a headache history.
We do not dispense VSL#3 probiotic, but we have many clients who take it. We have been alerted that the product is not available because of a recall.
While there is no apples to apples comparison for VSL#3 because it is a proprietary formula, the closest we could find is UP4 Ultra Probiotic.
Steve and Bonnie: More Is Not Always Better
Unless you're training as an elite athlete, harder, faster, and more exercise is not better. Exercising intelligently, and based upon your individual needs, is much more important. New research shows you can actually burn more calories by exercising less vigorously and for shorter periods of time. Huh? A study published in the February issue of Journal of the American College of Nutrition discovered that exercise of moderate intensity can increase resting fat burning even though exercise-induced calorie burning does not exceed food calorie intake. The authors purport that muscle action is the key cog to create fat burning even after exercise. You don't need to be a workout warrior to reap the rewards of exercise. Mild to moderate exercise and movement (never sitting for more than 20 minutes at a time) can be just as effective. Moreover, with the litany of outside stressors (work, family, environment, sleep deprivation, etc.) we are exposed to, excessive exercise or exercise that is wrong for your genetic needs can place much more daily stress on your body. It is essential to know what kind of exercise best suits your individual needs. Our Pure Genomics panel screens for this, as well as your level of injury risk, and how well you respond to exercise. New Exercise Research A new study from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition states that sodium and potassium bicarbonate, supplemented prior to high intensity interval training (HIIT), enhanced the effect of HIIT on performance, and improved lactic acid clearance. This may not only help performance, but inflammation associated with overexercising. A new study in Cancer Causes & Control broke new ground with the discovery that muscle-strengthening physical activity is associated with lower cancer mortality. Researchers followed subjects for 13 years and found that meeting the amount of muscle strengthening set by US federal guidelines for physical activity was associated with a 19% lower risk of cancer mortality. According to a new study in Heliyon, differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. Researchers associate personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, endurance training, CrossFit training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they work out, and if they are likely to stick to their routine. They found that individuals selecting CrossFit, sports, or group exercise were more highly motivated by social connectedness (affiliation) than those engaging primarily in aerobic (long distance running) or resistance training exercise. Although all participants were highly motivated to engage in physical activity for positive health, those who engaged in resistance training and sport were more motivated by a sense of challenge than ill-health avoidance or weight management. The study also demonstrated that individual differences in exercise motivation and self-control can predict participation frequency. Individuals who were more motivated by enjoyment, challenge, and stress management exercised more frequently. The findings support the need for individualized exercise programs, not only from a physical standpoint, but also from a motivational standpoint. The study did not take into account individual genetic needs, but we can do this.
MORE THAN A NUMBER: OMEGA-3, 6, AND 9 FATTY ACIDS
Steve: All of these unsaturated fatty acids are necessary within the body, so what makes them special, and how are they different from one another...this article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.