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Vitamin D and Inflammation – Does having enough help?

I have posted before on the importance of vitamin D status for general health and exercise performance. In private practice I frequently find individuals with deficiencies of our sunshine vitamin and recently I have tweeted a few links on emerging research in this area. One such study, published this month in the journal Cytokine, highlights another effect vitamin […]

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Homemade Recovery Drink

I have been experimenting with a homemade recovery drink that is easy to put together, meets the basic nutritional requirements of a recovery option and is economical. This is my latest choice and somewhat successful if I do say so myself. I have had a passion for recovery nutrition, and in particular food and dairy […]

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Which whey is the gym?

Whey vs casein: the never ending debate? Milk is a good source of protein and amino acids as well as other nutrients such as calcium, riboflavin, phosphorus and lactose. The protein portion accounts for roughly 3-4 g per 100 ml of fresh milk.   Casein is the predominant form of protein in milk, about 80% […]

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Milking it…

Dairy products have always received attention in health circles for one reason or another. They are our most important source of calcium and a valuable source of quality protein. Low fat dairy products are associated with a number of improved health outcomes and more recently milk products have shown potential as recovery drinks for athletes.  […]

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