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Issue #28 (February 2017)

Letter from the Editor

Articles in this issue

  • Protein for hypertension: the whey to go?
    Dairy has been linked to lower blood pressure. But can a high intake of whey protein, without the rest of the dairy components, show a benefit as well?
  • The mindfulness-body connection
    Health, and health-promoting habits, are massively influenced by how you think. This systematic review looked at mindfulness interventions, to see if they led to weight loss and psychological benefits.
  • Up your protein, lower your diabetes risk?
    Pre-diabetes can often lead to diabetes, and pre-diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. Can switching out some carbs for protein help treat prediabetes?
  • Interview: Bill Willis, PhD
    Bill is one of the few researchers who's actively competed in bodybuilding. Plus he researches muscle repair!
  • Coconut water ... overhyped and understudied? Open Access
    Coconut water is slowly taking over grocery store aisles, with some athletes using it as a beverage of choice for hydration. This study looks at how well it actually performs for hydration during exercise
  • Oiling up arthritic joints
    There have been many, many randomized trials done on fish oil and other marine oils, looking at their effects on arthritis. But when you look at all the trials together, what's the verdict?
  • SCD for IBD?
    Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are difficult to treat, to say the least. Many have anecdotally found success with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is tested more rigorously in this trial.
  • Interview: Dana Ellis Hunnes, PhD, MPH, RD
    Are you considering adopting a plant-based diet? Dr. Hunnes gives both a global and personal view.
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