Archive for March, 2009

Think you’re getting enough protein? Think again.

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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 those special places on our bodies that some have grown so fond of as to name. (more…)

March 24, 2009 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

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. (more…)

March 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

The Mt. Capra Journey

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Short video detailing the journey of Mt. Capra’s wholefoods from farm to you!

See this in even better quality!

March 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Heart Healthy Interview

terry perryTerry 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. During this interview Terry and I discussed the extraordinarily important and often overlooked mineral/electrolyte known as potassium. (more…)

March 20, 2009 at 10:25 am 1 comment

Benefits of Goat’s Milk

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?

Continue Reading March 20, 2009 at 12:56 am Leave a comment

“Whole Protein” Superior to “Isolate.”

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

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…

Continue Reading March 19, 2009 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Let’s Talk About Enzymes

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…

Continue Reading March 19, 2009 at 4:35 pm 2 comments

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