Collagen, Cartilage, and Repairing Tendons with Loading and Nutrition – a Research Review

A research review of basics on how collagen works, and the difficulties of getting nutrients in to your tendons without exercise. Potential ideas for osteoarthritis, joint pain, and jumpers knee. Rehab and prehab thoughts, and hopeful implications for the future.

Collagen, Joint Health, and Athletics

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The Gut Check Ep 04: Depression

(You can watch the YouTube video below, or listen On-the-go with the Podcast here) Depression is a web of cause and effect, internal and external factors. In this Gut Check Episode 4, Andee and I hit an overview of things we can do from various perspectives: mindset and self talk, nutrients and foods, movement and posture,Continue reading “The Gut Check Ep 04: Depression”

Research Review: The relationship between exercise, inflammation, and respiratory immunity

The relationship between exercise and the immune systems is intensely complex with many moving variables. Exercise generally improves the immune system. The more exercise done, and the more regularly, the more the immune system is boosted. However, there is always a tipping point. Athletes are often pushed into longer bouts of exercise, and/or more intenseContinue reading “Research Review: The relationship between exercise, inflammation, and respiratory immunity”

Article Summary: The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out

When you stop working out (even for just a week or two): Blood pressure increases (within a day, potentially!) You develop insulin resistance (body converts sugar into fat rather than using it as energy) Muscle size can shrink within a week (but not necessarily strength) VO2 max drops (ability to utilize oxygen well. “for everyContinue reading “Article Summary: The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out”