Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants: An Alternative View

Antioxidants have been peddled as a cure-all for many pathological conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Additionally, there is a current theory that antioxidants can aid in forestalling aging as they directly inhibit the “Free Radical Theory of Aging.   The concept of antioxidants as efficacious aids in battling the aforementioned diseases and slowing the … Continue reading

A Critical Perspective on Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation are two heavily touted and prescribed supplements with ample epidemiological evidence to back their efficacy in reducing bone fracture and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (1,2, 3,4,5). Furthermore, deficiencies in either calcium or vitamin D are associated with a host of pathological conditions including: osteoporosis, neoplastic colonic growth, rickets, and dental … Continue reading

High-Protein Diets Do Not Worsen Bone Health

One of the common arguments I hear against high-protein diets, specifically those high in animal protein, is that they are detrimental for bone health. In fact, many nutritional textbooks published in the 1990’s and early 2000’s adopt this stance. Unfortunately, this viewpoint is based upon a handful of research studies with 1) an inadequate understanding … Continue reading

Nutrition and Epigenetics

What is the “Epigenome”? Our cells execute distinct patterns of gene expression that are highly responsive to developmental, physiological, pathological and environmental cues. The combination of mechanisms that confers long-term programming to genes leading to a change in gene function without a change in gene sequence is termed epigenetics. The epigenetic programming of gene expression … Continue reading

Gluten and Weight Gain Study Part III: The Wrap Up

It is time for part 3 and to bring a close to the gluten free diet and weight gain paper. Part 1 and 2 discussed the results of the paper in regards to weight gain, adiposity, insulin resistance, glucose homeostasis, hormonal responses (i.e. leptin, resistin, and adiponectin, LPL, and HSL), along with nuclear receptor activity … Continue reading

Statins: Deus Ex Machina Solution for Heart Disease? Or is it a Can of Worms for More Health Issues?

I want to start this post off with a personal story. I recently had a family member have a knee replacement and I volunteered to run to the pharmacy and pick up their prescriptions for them. When I left the pharmacy with what I thought was the entire pharmacy (I picked up 18 different medications) … Continue reading

Carbohydrates and Type II Diabetes

 Carbohydrates and Type II Diabetes (Image c/o olympichottub.com) This week in one of my courses, we discussed a research study that examined the effects of exercise on type II diabetes.  During the discussion, we examined the dietary recommendations in the study.  The recommendations followed the standard diet prescription of high carb, low fat, low protein … Continue reading

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease On my last post about the vilification of fat I indicated I was going to start a series on fat, which I am (and frankly, am looking forward to my next post about saturated fat), but I decided to take a little detour this week.  … Continue reading

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It This post started out to be a brief overview of fats and then my nerdy side kicked in and I wanted to address a wide range of questions; therefore, I decided to start a small series of fat related … Continue reading

Q & A: Hypothyroid and Cruciferous Vegtables

Today’s post is from a question I received from a student here on campus.  I decided to take a 50,000 foot view approach to the hypothyroid issue and keep things as simple as possible so I could give them the information they needed without hammering too many details. Dear Collegiate Paleo, I have a hypothyroid … Continue reading

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