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Calorie-controlled diet may limit muscle wasting by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:29pm A controlled-calorie diet in early adulthood may stem muscle wasting later in life.  Muscle wasting is just one part of the aging process, and presents a significant problem for aging adults. University of Florida researchers have studied how mitochondria (a muscle cell) and the excess muscle iron found in it affects its ‘life-span’:  Exces ... Read on »
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Reduces Muscle Atrophy in Severe COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 10:22am Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of the lower limbs reduced muscle atrophy in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and improved symptoms of their disease, Canadian investigators reported here at the American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference. “NMES improved muscle mas ... Read on »
Beach Bum by Chris Carr Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 8:35pm That's kinda what I feel like lately... Now that I've lost most of my strength throughout my body, I'm pretty much relegated to hanging out at the pool or the beach as my big activity for the day. There are so many things to do down here... I guess things could be worse but I'm really struggling mentally to accept that I'm basically useless ph ... Read on »
Is Wellness a Muscle? by Greg Katz Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 5:52pm We’re told that cells have memory.  After being diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness one of the jobs of you and of your treatment is to entice the cells to recall that place of wellness.  I know there is a lot of doubt about whether cells have wellness memory, but for now let’s work off that premise.  Allow us to launch oursel ... Read on »
Upper East Side Personal Trainers Know Maximizing Muscle Growth and Rest by NTrainers Posted Fri 05 Jul 2013 1:39pm Many people subscribe tithe myth that to build muscle, you have to spend many hours in the gym.  However, this is not the case and the qualified Upper East Side Personal trainers will quickly explain to a client that your muscles do not grow during exercise. The body strengthens the muscles while you are resting.  This is an opportunity to lay th ... Read on »
Muscle Atrophy by Matt M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Apr 2010 4:57pm Here's a strange study I found.  It looks at the effect of bed rest on muscle mass.  In one group, subjects were allowed to naturally decrease their food intake to match the lowered activity of bed rest.  The second group continued to consume their normal level of calories. Both groups lost muscle mass.  What's interesting is that the gro ... Read on »
How Alcoholism Causes Muscle Weakness by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 27 Apr 2014 8:06pm 1 Comment It’s a mitochondrial thing. Chronic alcohol intake weakens muscles. This condition can take the form of numbness or shooting pains in arms and legs, muscle cramps, fatigue, heat intolerance, and problems urinating. In some cases it can lead to diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, spasms, muscle atrophy, and movement disorders, even chronic pain and ... Read on »
PPAR-Delta: Dagger in the Heart of CAD by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:03pm (Proteins = amino acids) PPAR-Delta is part of the family of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). This receptor family is responsible for cueing in environmental nutrients. In evolutionary terms, survival depended on nutrients in the environment and the ability for the human body to adapt to low nutrients vs ... Read on »
Senator Questions FDA on Statin Side Effects by Total Health Breakthroughs Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Feb 2010 7:00am Since the early 70’s, it has been politically correct to recommend a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.   These recommendations are so firmly embedded in the consciousness of Americans that criticizing low-fat diets brings strong and adverse opinions. Along with the demonization of saturated fats came cholesterol-lowering medications (stati ... Read on »
A Case for Exercise: An Interview with my Zaida by Janna Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 10:09am I decided for today’s post to share with you an interview I did with my Zaida (Grandfather). He is quite a guy. He’s turning 86 this year and still works! Not only that, but he exercises at the gym AND teaches an aerobics class, EVERY SINGLE DAY! He is definitely my healthy living inspiration. Here, he makes a case for why exercise and hea ... Read on »