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Protein & Fitness
Eat Right to Grow Faster
You have to adjust your macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein) to meet your individual needs. All proteins, fats and carbs are not created equal.
Casein vs. Whey? The Debate Continues
A very recent study published in the journal Metabolism examined whether casein is preferable over whey protein in optimizing the response in protein metabolism.
Top 10 Supplements for Muscle Mass
When it comes to supplements for building muscle, we need to find combinations that work together. Learn how whey protein, HMB, creatine and more maximize muscle growth.
7 Reasons to Prioritize Protein
Even when protein deficiency isn't a problem, protein quality and quantity is often overlooked for everyday health.
Which Type of Protein Absorbs the Fastest and Is the Easiest to Digest?
Protein digestibility depends upon a number of factors, including the makeup of the protein itself, whether it’s taken as a liquid or solid, and whether or not it’s eaten with or without carbohydrates, fat, or other foods.
Better Fat Loss with a High-Protein Diet
According to the FASEB Journal, a short-term low-calorie, high-protein diet may lead to greater fat loss and better preservation of muscle and bone than a low-calorie, normal-protein diet.
Pumping Up? How to Pick Your Protein Supplement
If you take your workouts seriously, nutrition should be top of mind, too.
Power Up with Protein
Do you ever feel you're slogging through your workouts, barely able to complete what you've planned, and anxious to hit the showers?
Lose Weight-and Keep It Off-on a High-Protein Diet
Weight-loss diets that push protein and restrict carbohydrates have become increasingly popular in the past decade, but do they work? This study says they can.
Fitness Facts for Women
Regular physical activity is important for so many reasons, starting with reducing the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, breast and colon cancer, and depression.
Protein Beneficial for Older Women
A new study has found an association between protein consumption and muscle, bone, and fat mass in elderly women.
High Blood Pressure? Make Sure You Get Enough Protein
Protein might be a key ingredient for reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Protein: Good for Muscles and Much More
Protein has multiple functions: it supports the immune system, plays a role in carrying oxygen to the lungs (via hemoglobin), and promotes satiety, among other things.
Vitamins & Supplements
The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin A
Let’s consider this your introduction to The ABC’s of Vitamins A-Zinc. I am going to outline what makes each vitamin worthy of your attention in a series of posts starting with…you guessed it, vitamin A.
The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B1 & B2
Generally, B vitamins are not readily stored in the body (except for B12, which is stored in the liver); so they should be part of everyone’s daily diet or supplement regimen.
ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B6, B12 & Folate
Published in the Journal Neurology, the authors found that those with a higher level of vitamin B12 in their blood were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Finding the Vitamin C Sweet Spot
Three noted vitamin C experts from the US, France, and Denmark combed through hundreds of research papers on vitamin C. They have concluded that there is a vitamin C sweet spot.
What's the Best Form of Vitamin D?
It is now widely accepted that most of us don't get enough sun, especially in the winter, to make the amount of vitamin D we need. Many experts agree that getting extra vitamin D is a good idea.
Most Americans Have Inadequate Vitamin E Levels
The Estimated Average Requirement of vitamin E for Americans is 13 IU per day, but new research has found that the majority of Americans age 50 and under are not getting adequate amounts.
The ABCs of Vitamins: Niacin & Pantothenic Acid
Niacin is unique among the B vitamins because the body can produce it from protein. Pantothenic acid was first recognized as a substance that stimulates growth.
Even More Support For Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements
A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health has found that, for women, taking multivitamin-mineral supplements (MVMs) is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of dying from heart disease.
Children’s Multivitamins May Be Beneficial for Some Kids
Many parents worry about their child's diet: Are they getting the nutrients they need from food, or should they be given a multivitamin supplement to fill in nutritional gaps?
Multivitamin Increases Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements
A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study has found that consuming fish oil and multivitamin supplements together has added benefits over just taking fish oil alone.
Power Up Your Brain with a Multivitamin
According to a review of the research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, it might also be wise to take a multivitamin, as it may improve an important type of memory.
A Healthy Person's Guide to Vitamins
Even in healthy people, multivitamins and other supplements may help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies and they can also provide more nutrients than diet alone, which may help to protect against or manage certain diseases.
Everyday Vitamins for Women
By eating well, women can get much of what they need, but many can benefit from taking supplements to ensure they get enough of certain essential vitamins and minerals that the diet doesn't always provide in sufficient amounts.
A Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency Might Cause Fatigue
Feeling fatigued? An article in U.S. News & World Report suggests that you should get to the bottom of your sleepy state, as it may be an indication of other health issues. A vitamin or mineral deficiency is among one of the most common culprits.
The Facts About Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are the building blocks for cell membranes. They impact all processes in the body, so their presence (or absence) impacts your overall health and well-being.
Omega-3s Protect Brain and Body
Research has suggested that omega-3s, as part of a balanced diet, support the health of both brain and body.
Omega-3s Build Strong Bones
A recent study reports that a type of omega-3 fatty acid, found primarily in cold-water fish, helps to build strong bones.
Pregnancy & Omega-3s: A Smart Combination for Baby’s Brain
Pregnant women who take fish oil supplements high in the fatty acid DHA may give birth to children with greater hand-eye coordination.
A Fishy Fountain of Youth
Omega-3 fats—the type found in deep, coldwater fish such as salmon and sardines—appear to improve health and survival in people with heart disease.
Digestion & Superfoods
A Step By Step Guide to Choosing Probiotics
The GI tract is important to your overall health; with probiotics you can provide the daily support it needs. Probiotics work to support a healthy digestive balance.
Dr. Victor R. Prisk, M.D.
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professional Bodybuilder
Specializing in the treatment of athletes, Dr. Prisk has focused on dance medicine and foot and ankle surgery in sports medicine. An assistant professor as well, he still researches the biology of tissue healing and the role of nutrition in surgical care. He holds the distinction of being both an NCAA All-American and NPC Welterweight National Champion.
Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.
Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Expert in Nutrition and Sports Medicine
A world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Maroon is regarded as an expert in utilizing microscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat brain and spine injuries and diseases. His continued commitment to health and fitness was rewarded when he placed first in his age group at the 2016 Ironman 70.3 in Muncie, Indiana.