HEALTH ARTICLES
 
The Chiropractic Lifestyle and BJJ THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #064 VIEW NOW >

I have been training in the martial arts since 1988.  Over the years, I have studied: Kenpo, Karate, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Kendo, and Iaido: just to name a few.  During my Christmas break in 2009, I decided to try a new school that teaches BJJ.  I was instantly hooked and realized that fighting on the ground was much different than anything else that I have tried.

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Super Foods – Wild Maine Blueberries THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #060 VIEW NOW >

Wild Maine blueberries were used by Native Americans for centuries as both food and medicine. Today Maine has over 60,000 acres of wild blueberries that are commercially harvested.

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Quick & Easy High Protein Breakfast THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #062 VIEW NOW >

As much as I love the idea of a nice slow breakfast enjoyed while reading the morning paper, I don't actually know anyone who lives like that. We all dash out the door late for something and barely have time to eat, let alone cook up a nice healthy meal first thing.

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Scott Ford - When Should you Tap Out? Sometimes Never THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #058 VIEW NOW >

I thought I knew a lot about dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. 

Then, when I was writing my book Financial Jiu-Jitsu, I talked to Renzo Gracie and realized commitment can sometimes be taken to an entirely different level.

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4 Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #041 VIEW NOW >

Vitamin D helps your body use calcium for building strong bones, has benefits for heart health, helps keep your immune system in top form, and helps keep you in good spirits. The good news is that your body can actually manufacture Vitamin D if you get enough exposure to natural sunlight.

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Vegetarian Fighters? THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #042 VIEW NOW >

Mary Bell received her education as clinical dietitian from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1993. She has been a sports and wellness dietitian for over 10 years in the Dallas area and currently runs Rudog, a website focused on specialized nutrition for fighters. 

Are you thinking about changing things up this year? Maybe you are ready for a new way of eating . Maybe you have thought about trying to eat clean all the time.  (Do we really know what “eating clean” means? It seems to be a highly variable definition.) Maybe you have even wondered if becoming vegetarian is a good idea or not.

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Muscle Soreness - It's not Lactic Acid THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #031 VIEW NOW >

Ask any gym rat about muscle soreness after a hard workout and you might hear something about lactic acid. It's been a commonly accepted wives tale for years that the build up of lactic acid in muscles causes fatigue and soreness.

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4 Quick Tips for Avoiding Afternoon Carb Cravings THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #027 VIEW NOW >

At one point a few years ago I weighed almost 300lbs. I didn’t get there by indulging in bushel baskets of organic vegetables. It was good old fashioned junk food. High quality baked goods or gas station candy bars and soda, I was an equal opportunity eater. As long as it was full of sugar and corn syrup, there was a good chance I liked it.

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Sweet Natural Herb THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #024 VIEW NOW >

No, were not encouraging all you 10th Planet guys! We're talking about Stevia!

 

In 2008 the US FDA has approved the use of Stevia extracts in food production. Previously you could purchase Stevia in the US, but only as a supplement. Stevia is still banned in most EU countries, but that may be changing soon.

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Dehydration in BJJ - Serious Risks, Easily Avoided THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #020 VIEW NOW >

In Texas an experienced female athlete was competing in a triathlon when she became dehydrated during the run. During the first mile she had diarrhea and quad cramps. By mile six she had stopped sweating and a severe headache came upon her. She eventually finished the race but became delirious. When she tried to rehydrate she began vomiting and could not take in any fluids. She was rushed to the hospital for an IV and additional treatment. While in the hospital she experienced wide spread muscle breakdown, electrolyte imbalance, and her lungs filled with fluid. She ended up being placed on life support with a 50% chance of living. Thankfully she recovered, but dehydration is clearly something to be taken very seriously.

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