The Missing Link in Physical Therapy

There are many aspects to physical therapy. One of the most common areas that is overlooked in the PT world is that of nutrition. Physical therapist Dana Hilz and Joe Stout, teamed up to explore this issue in the latest issue of the magazine “Advance for Physical Therapy.” Together they looked at some of the […]

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Babies love Mt. Capra

It has been said that appetite is the greatest spice. This basically means that if you’re hungry enough, everything tastes good. And it’s true, the hungrier you are, the better things taste. In fact, given enough hunger, even foods like liver, anchovies, and Tang begin to look pretty appetizing (okay maybe not tang). Anyway the […]

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Sponsorship and Mt. Capra!

Mt. Capra is pleased to sponsor Ben Greenfield from Spokane WA. Ben holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports science and exercise physiology and is certified as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a certified Sports Nutritionist by the International Society of Sport Nutrition.

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Tips to reduce inflammation

Recover With Antioxidants and Electrolytes

As you read this, your body is waging an endless war against silent and invisible assassins. These assassins aren’t a new strain of swine flu, they haven’t caused any widespread panic, and no amount of antibiotics or vaccines will get rid of them. Find out what you can do!

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Muscle: Built by Nature

Question any athlete, bodybuilder, or health conscious individual about what they value in a nutritional supplement and you may get a large variety of answers. Some value taste over everything else. Others cherish minimal processing techniques as well as an absence of artificial additives. Some are concerned about optimal nutrient availability and others prioritize products […]

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Think you’re getting enough protein? Think again.

If you follow nutrition news very closely you probably have heard the general consensus that Americans consume much more protein than they need each day. The problem with this is that the excess protein, if not converted into muscle, (via exercise) is converted into fat and stored. And yes the fat does get stored in […]

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Alkaline diets and your health

With all the billions of dollars that go into nutritional research, it’s no small wonder that funding continues to be available as time and time again diets high in fruits and vegetables are shown to be the health makers. In fact, the true quest for health often comes down to simple acid-base relationships.

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Heart Healthy Interview

Terry Perry has been a Registered Dietitian for over 25 years. Her expertise ranges from disease prevention to nutrition education. Being the former Chief Clinical Dietitian of Holy Family Hospital in Spokane WA, she has valuable experience that she has graciously agreed to share with us in this issue of The High Road to Health. […]

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Reconsider Whey Protein Isolate

Stop by any major heath food store and you’ll be sure to find an abundance of protein supplements littering the shelves. As the consumer, you will observe that the majority of protein containers exhibit brightly-colored labels featuring sweaty bodybuilders in revealing clothing. (they also seem to have one or two token close-up shots of biceps) These are whey protein isolate supplements that promise “fast digestion…”

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Take Back your Food Safety!

By Joe Stout B.Sc. M.S. ip

Peruse any popular newsstand and one subject is bound to appear on virtually every publication. Food Safety. The recent export of food products laced with melamine from China has brought assumed competency in our food imports to a screeching halt. Melamine is a synthesized organic trimer of cyanamide and is an industrial plastic as well as a commercial fertilizer. Products spiked with melamine appear to have high levels of protein and the result of this deception is kidney failure, bladder/kidney stones as well as bladder cancer for the unfortunate victim…

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