Strawberries Reduce Colon Inflammation, Help IBD Sufferers

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications and surgery. But now researchers report that a simple dietary intervention could mitigate colonic inflammation and improve gut health. In this case, a strawberry — or rather, less than a cupful of strawberries —… Continue reading Strawberries Reduce Colon Inflammation, Help IBD Sufferers

Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells

About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, suffer from diabetes. Approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. These people cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy. Insulin resistance, or the inability to use insulin, results… Continue reading Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells

Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Want to lose friends and alienate people? Apparently, sleeping poorly is the first step on the road to loneliness, social anxiety and more stress. In a study comparing well-rested folks against those who are sleep-deprived, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that without adequate sleep, areas of the brain that deal with… Continue reading Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Grip Strength and Healthy Kids

A number of studies have shown that grip strength is an indicator of overall muscle strength. Studies have also shown that those with weaker grip strengths can expect worse health and wellness outcomes than those with stronger grips. Poorer cardiovascular health, metabolic diseases, disability and even early death apparently all await the weak of grip,… Continue reading Grip Strength and Healthy Kids

Healthier Heart, Healthier Gut

It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what’s inside your gut healthier, according to a new study by San Francisco State University. In this first-of-its-kind study, just published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, recent SF State… Continue reading Healthier Heart, Healthier Gut

Zen…and science?

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to present at the premier fitness event designed specifically for fitness business owners and coaches who aspire to grow their practices! At this year’s Elite Fitness & Performance Summit, I’ll be presenting on the topic “Zen and the Science of Beach-ready Bodies, Bigger Benches and Faster 40’s”… Continue reading Zen…and science?

Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes

This is Nate. Nate is a Superhero. Yeah, I know, no cape & no cool suit. But he has a superpower. Several, actually, along with an amazing origin story. You see, Nate suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the age of 2. He was diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury. So his first… Continue reading Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes