Reading This Week September 8

Here are some stories worth reading this week.

Gizmodo: Studies show probiotic supplements may not achieve the advertised effects.

“However, our studies do demonstrate in a very direct way that probiotic effects in healthy conditions are personalized and transient at best, and if you take a probiotic that you buy at your local supermarket, you have no way of knowing whether it would pass from one end to the other or colonize your gut, where it may (or may not) induce health effects,” he said.

US News and World Report: Nutrition facts from a dietitian.

The healthiest people I know are the ones who are consistently focused on their overall well-being. When they go through a period of poor eating (which is usually brought on during times of high stress), they try to get back on track as soon as possible.

Psychology Today: Latest Low-Carb Study: All Politics, No Science

The most important thing to understand is that this study was an “epidemiological” study, which should not be confused with a scientific experiment.

NIH: Longer daily fasting times improve health and longevity in mice

Increasing daily fasting times, without a reduction of calories and regardless of the type of diet consumed, resulted in overall improvements in health and survival in male mice

NIH: Intervention for muscle soreness

This review is focused on the effect of nutritional intervention on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) that occurs after exercise…Previous research studies have suggested the following nutrition intervention: caffeine, omega-3 fatty acids, taurine, polyphenols…

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