That is the name of a fascinating book by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. He is a well-regarded expert gastroenterologist ("gut doctor") both as a practitioner and clinical researcher. The main thesis of the book is that our gut microbiome, or the trillions of bacteria in our small and large intestines, play a major role in nutrition … Continue reading Fiber Fueled
https://www.eatsleep.fit/blog/ I found out about an interesting study on sports nutritionist Jeff Rothschild's blog. There is a lot of advice out there about training and breakfast, often contradictory. My take was that it was fine to do a long low intensity session before breakfast (also known as "train fasted"). But I thought it was a … Continue reading Latest Word – What should I eat before exercise?
This is a great post that talks about doctors using food as a cure. I especially liked hearing that Boston Medical Center has a rooftop farm!
“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” This famous quote is often attributed toHippocrates. But, asresearch byDiana Cardenas in2013shows, this quote can not be found anywhere in Hippocrates’ writings. Diana Cardenas discovered that the quote started to emerge from 1926 on and really started to get popular in the 1970s.
There are good reasons for the quote to go round, though. Hippocrates considered nutrition one of the main tools that a doctor can use. More than that, dietary measures play a lead part in the original oath of Hippocrates. I
But theoriginal Greekoath, literally translated, says: “I will apply dietetic and lifestyle measures to help the sick to my best ability and judgment; I will protect them from harm and injustice.”
The dietetic and lifestyle measures are just one word in Greek, διαιτήμασί (pronounce as “deaytimasy”). You may recognize the word “diet” in there…
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I biked to Harvey Bear County Park. the hiked to the top of the Willow Springs trail and rode back down and then home, about a 2 1/2 hour workout, one of my local favorites. It was a great outing, it was beautiful today. It's been hot all week but cooled down nicely today. I … Continue reading Harvey Bear While The Hills Are Still Green
Nada GamalEldeen has a site with health tips. She asked me to contribute to her "GlowUp Challenge" which features health tips from various contributors. Mine is #9 under "go for a walk": "The best activity for health is one that is fun for you, so it's easier to be motivated. For example, walking. The best … Continue reading My Tip On “The Glow Challenge”
As I mentioned in the kick-off to my latest series on nutrition, I'm concentrating on what new things I've learned since I last concentrated on this area, and any ways my views have updated. One thing that has changed is that I would no longer categorize the whole-foods plant-based (WFPB) diet as an alternative to … Continue reading The Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet- A Subset of Mainstream Nutritional Guidelines
Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who many call the "Father of Aerobics", has just turned 90. His book Aerobics came out in 1968 and helped start the running boom that took off in the 1970s as well as introducing the term aerobics to us. I read it in 1975, and it helped me get back in shape … Continue reading “Father of Aerobics” turns 90
I just finished reading The Pleasure Trap by Drs. Doug Lisle and Alan Goldhamer. This is a fascinating book about factors that affect our eating behavior and the health effects of our diets, both psychological, neurological, biological, environmental, and evolutionary. The authors explain complex topics well, and sprinkle in fascinating examples and historical references to … Continue reading Healthy Eating and The Pleasure Trap
There was a great article in Alex Hutchinson's "sweat science" blog about maintaining sprint speed as we age. It was mostly geared towards running, but applies to other activities like hiking, biking, swimming, etc. , as well. This is one of the physical qualities that declines fastest in older adults. Even those who are sedentary … Continue reading More On “Use It Or Lose It”- And How to “Get It Back”
My upcoming exercise stress test is a few weeks away now so it's time for me to "peak" my training for it, as in concentrating on activities that closely mimic the upcoming event. In this case, that's intervals or fast "tempo" walking uphill. Morgan Hill is in a valley that's pretty flat in the middle … Continue reading “Peaking” For My Exercise Stress Test