Yes, There Is a Place for Sugar in Your Diet

Given the hype around sugar’s unhealthy consequences, it might as well be wrapped in a layer of yellow “Caution” tape. But many dancers still cannot kick the strong cravings for their favorite sweet indulgences. How can dancers manage this urge without fear?Why the Body Craves Sugar Whether it comes from whole-grain bread or a sundae,…

Why Are NAD+ Precursors so Important?

Niacin is a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a vital signaling molecule1 that’s also believed to play an important role in longevity. This is partly due to its role as an essential substrate for sirtuins,2 which are enzymes related to healthy aging, as well as its role in DNA repair. NAD+ modulates energy production…

How Nitric Oxide Combats COVID-19

I’ve written many articles reviewing a wide variety of therapies demonstrated or hypothesized to have a positive impact on SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 disease progression. Now, we can add nitric oxide (NO) to the list — not to be confused with nitrous oxide (N2O, a sedative often referred to as laughing gas). According to Åke…

Podcast Ep. 198: Perfectionism and The Idealised Self

Are there things that you feel that you’ve wanted to be and do or that you should have but haven’t? In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I’m talking about the idealised version of ourselves that we often unwittingly give us a really hard time about. I talk about perfectionism, expecting too much of…

Out of office – Andy Acton talks travel, cooking and Formula 1

Andy Acton discusses becoming a grandfather, his interest in Formula 1 and why he thinks sport is important.  Please introduce yourself I am Andy Acton, married, four kids, one granddaughter and nine pets! I am the co-founder of a specialist provider of business services to the dental profession. The best known part of this is…

Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit: What We Know About Ulcers And OTTBs

Gastric ulcers are startlingly common among performance horses of all kinds, and horses coming off the racetrack are no exception. In a recent virtual education session as part of the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, three experts gathered to share their thoughts on dealing with this issue in off-track Thoroughbreds. Drs. Frank Andrews, director…

Losing Your Hair? It Might Be The Pandemic

Fistfuls. Wastebaskets full. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror when my hair is down and wonder how noticeable it is—hanging from my scalp to my shoulders, the light easily shines through from the other side. Was it like that before? Every time I brush my hair, comb my fingers through my hair, step…

Where are we in the coronavirus vaccine race?

NEW YORK: Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on coronavirus vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. As some companies close in on unveiling their initial findings – with Canadian and European regulators already reviewing early data on some vaccines –…

Have You Ever Heard of This Healthy Alternative to Flour?

Have you ever heard of breadfruit? It’s a rather strange name for a piece of fruit that sounds like it may smell or taste like bread. Instead, breadfruit is grown in tropical regions of the world and, like jackfruit, is a member of the mulberry family.1 Breadfruit trees were originally found in Polynesia. People use…