Low-fat milk! Is it making you fat?
This milk-shaking and oft-referred to study reported that casein, the primary protein in milk, causes cancer, but that doesn't hold up when you look closely at epidemiological studies. Besides, there's a lot of casein in mother's milk.
That would be a pretty silly idea on nature's part if it were to cause cancer. That would be a biological error on par with nature placing a rhino's genitals on his horn. Every time he butted another rhino, wham! Another generation would go down the tubes.
Coffee for Health and a Leaner Stronger Body
We knew coffee lowered the risk of heart disease, inhibited different types of cancer, protected your liver, lowered your risk of type 2 diabetes, and made you live longer in general, but the results of a new study are quite astonishing.
Coffee, I'm naming it the healthiest drink in the world - but it’s nothing to do with Caffeine and more to do with CGA. Granted, coffees previous accomplishments were all praiseworthy, but when the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that drinking coffee has been found to elevate testosterone while simultaneously lowering estrogen in both men and women, for me the argument was over.
5 Reasons to Consume More Olive Oil for Men
Next to fish oil, olive oil is the true superstar of liquid fats. In fact, next to fish oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), olive oil is exactly what you should be sucking up.
A component of olive oil causes your body to burn more fat. Olive oil contains oleuropein, a phenol that causes white fat cells to act more like brown fat cells. This is good news because brown fat cells are cells that contain lots of ravenous mitochondria (little organelles that are the source of all cellular energy) that take in nutrients and release heat.
The true story of Cortisol
Believe it or not, there's no hormone in the body whose primary purpose is to destroy the body.
Cortisol has many key functions, but sometimes the hormone causes a little collateral damage when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Let's take a closer look.
I call cortisol the "readiness hormone" rather than the stress hormone. Its main purpose is to make sure you'll be capable of facing any potentially threatening situation.
In the past there have been multiple warnings about protein-rich diets with suggestions that they may lead to kidney problems, increase the risk of heart disease and even cause cancer - these claims are unfounded.
In actual fact having a protein-rich diet can profoundly impact the body in a number of positive and different ways. It can contribute towards reducing blood pressure, enabling weight loss, increasing metabolism, maintaining and building muscle tissue, increasing satiety(fullness), boosting the immune system and enhancing bone health.
New Year, New You, Can you start by changing just 1% of what you do?
"That’s it, I’m giving up alcohol/smoking/chocolate/[insert whatever it is you feel you’ve overindulged in here]".
Following Christmas, many of us feel driven to make drastic changes and ambitious goals in retribution for our December indulgences. Whilst our motivation is in the right place, these goals tend to put us under unnecessary pressure where we feel we have to make all of the positive changes at once and do them perfectly without any slip-ups, otherwise, it’s all been in vain.
This isn’t effective and frankly, it’s not an enjoyable way to live your life. This cycle of crime (overindulging) and then punishment (restriction and deprivation) is just too hard to maintain both physically and mentally.
Special Populations, Ageing and Diseases
Fitness is the path wherein all people, regardless of their previous physical state can find that movement helps them to feel more energetic and pain-free.
According to the CSO (Central Statistics Office Ireland,) life expectancy for the average Irish male is 78.3 years and female is 82.7. Since the first average was calculated in 1926 this represents a staggering increase of 36.4% for men and 42.8% for women. What’s more is that it has risen nearly 2% in the last ten years! This means that as we live longer more people will have a heightened interest in maintaining their quality of life.
Preparing for Surgery
No matter who you are, minor and major surgeries can be daunting. We worry about the pain involved, how long the recovery will take, potential weight gain due to inactivity and whether physical life will ever resume as normal. The great part about the era we live in, however, is that many doctors are quite forward thinking and believe that training the rest of the body as well as keeping the injured area as strong as possible, promotes the successful all around healing of the person.
5 Evidence Based Tips to Help You Weather the Christmas Period and Keep on Track with Your Health Goals
As soon as January rolls around you feel as if you have this huge mountain to climb. It puts you under unnecessary pressure which often can result in going to extremes such as juicing, detoxing and other non-evidence based restrictive methods to make up for your overindulgences. These methods are one; not going to lead to long-term weight loss, and two; are a miserable, punishing experience.
There is a balance to be struck. It’s about finding that sweet spot where you feel you are keeping on track most of the time and yet feel able to indulge in some of the wonderful things that Christmas time brings.
The key this time of year, is not to completely throw the towel in, but to find a happy compromise. Below I list 5 tips that can help support you in finding that balance and keep you on track.
The Downward Spiral: How Weight Gain & Injury Go Hand in Hand
Being overweight causes incredible stress on the body. According to a Harvard University Medical School publication, obesity directly increases a person’s risk of getting over 50 diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, gout, gallstones, fibromyalgia and depression.
Getting Back on Track With Your Habits
We’ve all been there….
You have done really well at sticking to your health goals for a couple of weeks but then something happened and you’ve found yourself struggling to get back into your healthy routine again.
3 (Science Backed) Healthy Habits That Will Transform Your Life This Autumn
Dr McKee’s programmes have introduced a more intelligent and evidence based way for you to achieve long term success. Dr McKee is running the last Open Day of 2017 in New You Monday October 9th click here to reserve your free 20 minute consultation. Below she introduces 3 evidence based ways in which you can adopt healthy habits that will transform your life this autumn.