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. Also a common question from readers is “am I getting enough protein?” Clearly there are mixed signals being sent that ought to be cleared up. The problem as stated is […]Read More
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.Read More
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. […]Read More
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…”Read More
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…Read More
By Joe Stout B.Sc. M.S.
Protein supplements are often offered as whey protein isolates because it has long been thought that isolated whey protein is the best supplement for protein accretion (gain) due to its fast digestion rate. Recently however, there have been various studies that show evidence that casein (milk) protein may have more efficient total body protein accretion capabilities due to its slower digestion rate.Read More