Does Caffeine Improve the Endurance Effect of Carbohydrate?

A systematic review of existing literature by researchers affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University concludes that caffeine and carbohydrate significantly improve endurance exercise performance when taken before and/or during activity. The study was published in the February edition of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. The researchers […]

Public Health Officials Will Lie to You "For Your Own Good"

According to a recent story, public health officials in New York City are willing to misrepresent the facts regarding sugary soft drinks in order to get people to stop drinking them. These self-important do-gooders produced advertisements that said drinking a soda a day for a year would result in a ten-pound weight gain even though […]

Sitting is Hazardous to Your Health

The health consequences of a sedentary life-style have long been recognized. However, researchers are now looking at the relationship between “postural fixity” – time spent sitting and/or standing – and poor health. For well over 50 years there has been an awareness that there is a link between the lack of activity and ill health, […]

Research Indicates Fruits and Vegetables Don't Prevent Cancer

In a blow to the, “Food is Medicine” crowd the results of a recent study indicate that fruits and vegetables have little, if any, anti-cancer effects.  Despite being told for years about the mystical and magical powers of leafy greens and organic produce of all kinds, after looking at the diets of almost a half-a-million […]

Should I Do Crunches?

The short answer is a resounding, “No!”  New research shows that crunches, and other variation of this abdominal exercise, offer no benefits. Researchers from Youngstown State University in Ohio determined that, “Performing abdominal exercises 3 or 6 times per week did not improve either concentric or eccentric strength.  These results suggest that the exercises used […]

Americans Are Healthier Than Ever

Despite what we’ve been told by the doomsayers masquerading as public health officials, Americans are healthier and living longer than ever before. According to the numbers provided by the Center for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in America is at a record high of 77.9 years.  The dire predictions we’ve heard […]

Book Review: The Truth About Organic Foods, by Alex Avery

The organic food industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry and organic foods are the fastest growing segment of the food industry.  The organic food movement is based – in part – on the concept that in the past when America was a more agrarian society the people were healthy and the food was more […]

Weight Training is Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

A study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine weight training can help minimize the effects of lymphedema, a build up of fluids that causes painful swelling in the arms and/or hands. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that regular weight training exercises actually helped minimize this painful swelling […]

Speed Not Enhanced by Whole Body Vibration Training

A review of research prompts New Zealand-based researchers to conclude WBV training doesn’t increase athlete’s speed. In a review of existing studies researchers from the Institute of Sport and Recreation Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science and Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand conclude that whole body vibration training does not increase speed […]