Category Archives for "Nutrition"

Young Adults with Hyperthyroidism at Risk for Stroke!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

The thyroid secretes hormones that influence virtually every organ. Thyroid hormone is required for growth and development in children. In adults, its primary job is to regulate the production of metabolic energy. The thyroid governs the “basal metabolic rate,” which is a measure of how efficiently the body turns calories into useable heat energy. Thyroid […]

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Omega-3 Influences Weight Management!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Everyone knows what it means to be overweight. From early age on, children can tell the difference between “fat” and “thin” people. They also get the clear message that fat people are apt to be less popular. Body weight is one of the most basic issues of human life. Self-esteem, acceptance among peers and perhaps […]

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Three Food Additives to Avoid!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

The three most common food additives used to preserve color, prevent spoilage, and enhance flavor in packaged foods are sulfites, nitrates, and MSG (monosodium glutamate).  Sulfites can cause severe allergic reactions like asthma.  Nitrates combine with amines in foods to form nitrosamines, which can lead to neurological damage or cancer.  Headaches are commonly associated with […]

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The 3 hour recovery window!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness , Inflammation , Nutrition

After a strenuous workout, you have about a three-hour window to refuel the body for proper recovery.  Inhibit inflammation and recover faster by supporting your immune system with natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, like those containing vitamin C (kiwifruit, broccoli) or vitamin E (sunflower seeds, spinach), carotenoids (cantaloupe, sweet potatoes), selenium (tuna, chicken breast), omega-3 […]

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