Category Archive: athletes

Apr 20

Input from Crossfit Owner, Low Carber Managing his Type 1 Diabetes – @Type1CrossFit

I had the pleasure in the last year to cross paths with Eric Pelletier, thanks to social media, and am thankful to see someone also living with type 1 diabetes and not being afraid to push their themselves physically and mentally to be in the best care of their ability. Today’s post captures an interview …

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Feb 05

Ketogenic Diets

First and foremost, let me start off with saying ketosis and ketoacidosis (DKA) are two very different things. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication in patients with diabetes, predominantly in those with type 1 diabetes. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids and producing acidic ketone bodies that cause most of the symptoms and …

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Jul 01

More Books to Recommend

The Paleo Answer Dr. Loren Cordain’s bestselling The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet Cookbook have helped hundreds of thousands of people eat for better health and weight loss by following the diet humans were genetically designed to eat: meats, fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other foods that mimic the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors. In The Paleo Answer, …

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May 13

Monday Movers – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

After wrapping-up some must needed domestic duties this weekend, I found myself reading one of the most interesting and epic studies of the year – the research was all about smiling. In a nutshell, doctors Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen reported on a study rating the smiles of 230 baseball players (pre-1950 athletes) from the Baseball Register. Can …

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Dec 11

Monday Movers

Tis the season to be Jolly…falalala la la la… Have you finished you holiday shopping? Have you started? Right about now I am thinking that I could have easily done some Christmas shopping this wekeend and….I did not. In all honesty at this point in the game I have only frequented my friend Amazon for …

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Jun 04

Burn more fat while breaking a sweat

Skip breakfast before exercise to burn more fat, studies say By Maria Cheng, The Associated Press LONDON — Running on empty may not be such a bad idea after all. Though many athletes eat before training, some scientists say that if you really want to get rid of more fat, you should skip the pre-workout …

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Jan 12

I did it!

Last week I reached an amazing personal goal. I ran the Disney World half marathon and I beat my boyfriend! Kidding aside, my focus was not on beating my boyfriend (even though it felt pretty good), yet, I was determined to push myself beyond my mental ability. Orlando, Florida hadn’t seen snow for decades but on …

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Nov 06

Jay Cutler: a becoming face for diabetes

Every night before Jay Cutler goes to bed, he puts a can of Coke on his nightstand. It usually sits next to a Reese’s peanut-butter cup. Cutler keeps the junk food close in case he feels woozy in the middle of the night and needs a sugar fix due to his glucose level dropping suddenly. …

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Jun 01

Reach for Chocolate Milk Soccer Players

A study, presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, provides athletes and dietitians another reason to get excited over milk. When low-fat chocolate milk challenged a specialized carbohydrate sports drink, the low-fat chocolate milk was comparable, if not better, in muscle recovery when consumed by college soccer players. This is an exciting …

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