Category Archive for: ‘Exercise’

Carnitine, Choline and Your Gut


Choline and carnitine have been in the news because of new research linking gut microbes to heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that individuals with advanced heart disease had elevated blood levels of TMAO (trimethylamine oxide) produced from dietary choline and carnitine by bacteria in your lower intestines. As a nutrition scientist, I find the new research fascinating, […]

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Protein for Exercise, Fitness, and Athletes


Most athletes – both elite athletes and health conscious adults – recognize that protein is important, but still find the advice confusing. Athletes hear a lot of different messages about the amount of protein to eat and when to eat it. However, there are three simple messages about protein. The first message is that all adults interested in muscle health […]

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