Use of Sports Supplements By Young Athletes

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Are Sports Supplements Effective? Are They Safe? Author: Dr. Pierre DuBois In recent years, the use of sports supplements by young athletes has increased dramatically. The most commonly used sports supplements among teenagers of all ages were vitamins and minerals, though “ergogenic aids” are used by some teen athletes specifically to enhance performance. Among these performance-enhancing supplements ...

Multivitamin Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality

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Can A Multivitamin A Day Keep Breast Cancer At Bay?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney A few weeks ago I wrote about soy and breast cancer survival. You’ve probably seen the latest headlines: “Multivitamin Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality” and are wondering if they could possibly be true. After all, wasn’t it just a short time ago ...

Functional Fitness Training

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Are You Doing Your Workouts Wrong? Author: Kai Fusser, MS We’ve all heard about “functional exercises” by now, but what does functional fitness training really mean? Playing a sport, doing yard work or even day to day activities, requires the whole body to move all at the same time. Do you know of any sport (with the possible ...

Are Dietary Polyphenols Associated With Longevity?

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Are Polyphenols The Fountain of Youth? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney You’ve probably heard that resveratrol and other polyphenols in red wine can help mice live longer. But what about us? Are dietary polyphenols associated with longevity in humans? Until recently nobody knew the answer to that question. However, a recent study (Zamora-Ros et al, J. Nutr. 143: 1445-1450, ...

Is There Really Such A Thing A Positive Stress?

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Stress Can Be Your Friend Author: Dr. Pierre DuBois Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? When the going gets tough, the optimists among you can take heart—new research that has found that viewing stress positively can be of benefit to both the mind and body. When the brain perceives stress (either physical or psychological), it ...

Soy And Breast Cancer Recurrence

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The Truth About Soy And Breast Cancer  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney You've probably heard the warnings: "Soy may increase the risk of breast cancer!" "Women with breast cancer shouldn't use soy!" The first warning was never true. Numerous clinical studies have shown that consumption of soy protein is associated with a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Furthermore, the ...

How to turn everyday activities into high calorie burning activities

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Burn Lots Of Calories Without Going To The Gym Author: Kai Fusser, MS Any physical activity will burn calories. The question is “How can we maximize the amount of calories burned? How can we burn lots of calories from everyday activities –without ever going to the gym?” Let’s take some everyday activities like washing your car, mowing the ...

Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Decrease Risk Of Depression In Women?

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Do Happy Fish Make Happy Women? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  The days are getting shorter, and those shorter days can lead to depression. You may have seen the recent headlines saying “Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease the risk of depression in women”. If you suffer from seasonal depression, should you be stocking up on fish oil capsules? ...

Calculating Your Target Heart Rate

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Exercise Author: Dr. Pierre DuBois Finding the body’s target heart rate (THR) is essential for those interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their workouts and training programs and reducing the risk of overexertion. The Simple Method For Calculating Your Target Heart Rate There is an easy method for determining your THR: Start by ...

Do Statins Decrease Or Increase The Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease?

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The Fine Print Behind The Misleading Headline  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  I hadn’t paid much attention to the headlines saying “Statin Use May Decrease Parkinson’s Risk” until the other day when I happened to glance a couple of lines below the headline and spotted a statement saying “Study Shows That Discontinuation of Statin Therapy Increases Risk of ...