5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain

The greatest danger to your knees is simply using your knees–as one does–for years and years and years.  According to WebMD, there’s a 33% chance that if you’re at the doctor, you’re there because your knee hurts. The majority of knee problems are caused by osteoarthritis, a condition brought about by wear and tear.  Athletes, the overweight,Continue reading “5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain”

A Shiitake Mushroom a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

If you recall your Super Mario Brothers video game, Mario, a plumber, and his brother, Luigi, (also in the plumbing profession) grew stronger and bigger whenever they ate red and yellow mushrooms  hidden inside bricks that they headbutted apart. Although that sounds like the most insane thing ever–video game logic skews towards absurdity–there is a nugget ofContinue reading “A Shiitake Mushroom a Day May Keep the Doctor Away”

American Heart Association: “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!”

A new study put out by the American Heart Association has found that by simply eating a higher proportion of plant-based foods, you can reduce your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by a whopping twenty percent. This very large study looked at the eating patterns of nearly half a million Europeans and found that thoseContinue reading “American Heart Association: “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!””

5 Reasons Why Peak Endurance Is Better Than Regular Sports Drinks

  Recently on the Red Rush Blog, I wrote about the UC Berkeley report on sports and energy drinks titled “Hiding Under a Health Halo.” The report didn’t have much good to say about the popular electrolyte-having thirst quenchers, except that they may possess some benefits for adult athletes, but were usually consumed by andContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Peak Endurance Is Better Than Regular Sports Drinks”

A Healthy Diet a Day May Keep COPD at Bay

Recently, they did a study that found beet juice may be able to help people who suffer COPD increase their ability to exercise.  In the lab trials, those who imbibed beetroot juice saw a significant increase in mobility.However, it turns out that beet juice is just the tip of the food pyramid when it comes to COPD.Continue reading “A Healthy Diet a Day May Keep COPD at Bay”

If You Do These Five Things, You’re Gonna Need Some FloraFood

There are more microorganisms in your stomach than there are cells in your body. This fact might be mind-blowing to some people, but since I’ve always had a severe inferiority complex, I have somehow always just figured that my body is more valuable as real estate for bacteria than I am as a human person.Continue reading “If You Do These Five Things, You’re Gonna Need Some FloraFood”

Peak Endurance for Recovery

Study after study has come out denouncing the benefits of over-the-counter, store-bought sports and energy drinks that mainly target inactive teenagers and youngsters with their marketing. The biggest complaints are that these drinks contain too much sugar, caffeine, have an overabundance of sodium and not enough healthy stuff.  My theory is that there is someContinue reading “Peak Endurance for Recovery”

Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies in the last few years have investigated magnesium’s ability to regulate insulin secretion and/or action, and this is why low levels of magnesium are commonly considered a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Brown University are now looking at ways to tailor nutritional therapy for diabetes based on several factors: genetics,Continue reading “Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes”

Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter

For those of you looking to lose some weight in the New Year, hope comes from Taiwan in the form on a tomato.  A small study published in the Nutrition journal found that people who drank a (280 ml/) daily glass of tomato juice had smaller waistlines. Taiwanese researchers attributed the reduction to the 32.5 mgContinue reading “Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter”

One of the Most Popular AIM Products Among Local CrossFitters May Surprise You

Recently, I interviewed Frank and Micheala Beauvais, the owners of Snake River CrossFit and AIM Members, for Living Well Magazine.  The article will likely appear in the February issue. I published most of Michaela’s interview on The Red Rush Blog because the information about CrossFit and exercise was great and I felt that it really spoke to that RedContinue reading “One of the Most Popular AIM Products Among Local CrossFitters May Surprise You”