Vitamin D and Obesity

Vitamin D levels in obese subjects have been studied extensively. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) has been shown be inversely related with BMI. It has been speculated that supplementing with Vitamin D may help reduce body fat in obese individuals. Let me first explain what 25-hydroxyvitamin D is. It isn't vitamin D, it is merely an accurate method of measuring the amounts of vitamin D present in the body. I'm not going to explain what exactly Vitamin D is because everyone and their dog knows about it. If you want to learn more about it check out this article in the CJASN. Numerous studies have shown an association between low vitamin D levels and obesity. A cohort of over 25,000 individuals were studied in Norway. The researchers concluded that have serum…
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Protein Pudding Recipe

Here is a super easy recipe that'll have very minimal amounts of calories. It also requires an incredibly low amount of work. Two very good points to keep in mind IF you are trying to lose some lbs. I have to give credit to where it is due. I first read about this from Martin Berkhan. I never actually tried it until my friend mentioned how good it was too me and I've had it every day for the last little while. Ingredients: Protein powder (any kind of protein, and any amount of protein) Water (or milk) A lot of Love Steps: 1. Put protein in a bowl. 2. Add a small amount of water and stir. Stir until there is no liquid left. 3. Add water until you reach…
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What I Learned From Charlie Weingroff

I attended Charlie Weingroff's excellent seminar this weekend called "Training = Rehab, Rehab = Training." To say that Charlie is a ridiculously smart dude is an understatement. Anyways, if you enjoy moving properly and staying out of pain, read on. - Movement qualities can be restored or improved. Movement qualities can be restored if they aren't industry standard. Movement qualities that are industry standard should be improved if needed. Industry standard in my case refers to the Functional Movement Screen. The screen quickly gives me the information I need to screen whether or not a client meets the industry standard for functional movement. - There are numerous ways to get a client in pain to non-pain. Some treatments are authentic and others lack authenticity. Advil for instance is not authentic…
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More “Evidence” of the Pitfalls of Artificial Sugar

[caption id="attachment_667" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The Face of Evil?"][/caption][Rant] A new piece of research has surfaced that once again paints zero calorie sweeteners poorly. First of all I'm not some form of Splenda addict, as a matter of fact I rarely consume it. However, it has zero calories and I happen to enjoy it when I feel the need for something sweet. I've covered the effects of artificial sugars on bodyvfat here. This study concluded that: 'Daily diet soft drink consumption is associated with several vascular risk factors.' This study has been somehow carrying weight in the mainstream media. This is unfortunate. Let's have a look at a few of the holes found in this study. First of all they used a dietary recall method to track diet. This method sucks,…
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