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Concussion Post 22 – Cycling and Concussions Part 2

Cycling and Concussions Broken collarbones and road rash are the most common injuries in bicycle racing but there is growing concern about concussions. With the advancing mentality that the general audience watches for huge impacts, and more risk, this motivates the athletes to go bigger, higher, and faster than ever before. Crashing is part of bicycle racing and most riders say you can’t worry about it. Every rider in the Tour de France has been concussed from a fall during their bicycle riding careers, without exception. Cycling’s hard-man culture still exists, and it is far more powerful than any...

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Watch out for this new kind of High Fructose Corn Syrup – HFCS-90

Watch out for this new kind of High Fructose Corn Syrup – HFCS-90 High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was introduced in the 1970s and it has caused health problems for us ever since. With 150 million Americans either pre-diabetic or diabetic, obesity is the new normal, and worst of all childhood obesity rates have risen to levels that are heart breaking. Given that over 40,000 US children have undergone dental procedures under general anesthesia is telling. In the last 20 years, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NALFD) has become the most common liver disease in pediatrics as result of the...

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Vitamin K2 and Why Humans Need It

Vitamin K2 – the short version Science strongly shows that vitamin K plays an integral part in bone health, cardiovascular health, hormone health, insulin sensitivity, energy, gene expression, and cancer prevention. Osteoporosis accounts for more hospital days than diabetes, heart attacks, and breast cancer. Vitamin K2 is a specific form of vitamin K that is found in animal products and fermented foods, as opposed to vitamin K1 that’s found in green-leafy plant foods. There are multiple observational studies that suggest that higher vitamin K2 intakes is beneficial. In humans, Vitamin K2 is more effective at activating the systems that we’ve...

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The Sun, Skin, and Nitric Oxide

Nitric Oxide, or NO is an incredibly simple molecule, a nitrogen and an oxygen that are stuck together with 2 bonds. NO is very important for many things, most importantly it lowers blood pressure. Healthy human skin tissue contains significant quantities of nitrite. Stores of nitrites can be turned into nitric oxide. Every cell type in human skin is able to produce nitric oxide by several mechanisms. Dietary nitrate represents an important source of cutaneous nitric oxide. Green leafy vegetables, beetroots, lettuce have a lot of these nitrites. Also carnivorous sources of arginine result in stores of nitric oxide;...

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