By Dr. Thomas Cooke D.O.
“Milk, it does a body good.” This was the marketing mantra employed by the cow industry in the 1980’s to boost interest in cow’s milk. The campaign was wildly successful and as a result, The Dairy Farmers of America have reported sales topping 11 billion dollars in 2007. But does the overwhelming popularity of cow’s milk in the United States signify that it really is the best?
In the vast universe of nutrition, knowledge is often assumed. Some fall into the habit of simply spewing nutrition “buzz words” or phrases without proper understanding or appreciation for the topic at hand. With this in mind, let’s define both an enzyme and its function…
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!
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…”
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…
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.