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Choline Deficiency, Its Consequences and How You Fix It | Part 2 of the "Common Nutrient Deficiencies, Their Health Consequences and How You Can Fix Them" Series

Don't you tell me there was no fancy cooking with the choline source #1, i.e. egg yolk! What about egg yolk on ricotta cauliflower ravioli filling, for example, | get the recipe @ If you've read the last installment of this series, you can hardly be surprised that today, we are about to talk or rather I am about to write about choline. Choline is, as Wikipedia informs us, a water-soluble essential nutrient. Why choline is not officially called a "vitamin" is beyond me. "Experts" will still group it within the B-complex vitamins, anyway. In my analyses in the series on nutrients other than carbohydrates that influence glucose control, you've read that the former, the "other", "real" B-vitamins are - in my humble opinion - totally overrated. Choline, which can come in various forms of quaternary ammonium salts all of which contain the characteristic N,N,N-trimethylethanolammonium cation, on the other hand, it pr

Fish and Krill Oil Both "Work" But Their Effects on Your Genes Are Far From Identical. Krill May Bet Better For the Obese, While Fish Acts as a "Fat Modulator" in Lean Folks

If krill oil is not fish oil 2.0 what is it good or even bad for, then? For SuppVersity Veterans, it's no news that phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids (as in krill oil) have a superior bioavailability compared to triglyceride bound ones (as in fish oil) - you've read about that in in June 2012 in an article titled "Phospholipid or Triglyceride" ( go back and read it!). This and the fact that the latest paper from the Karolinska Institutet , in Sweden, the University of Bergen and the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, is yet another rodent study had me hesitate before I picked up Roy Nelson's suggestion to discuss the surprisingly differential effects of fish and krill oil on the tissue concentration and lipid metabolism of mice, not men. As I previously mentioned, the low rate of incorporation of triglyceride-bound omega-3 fatty acids into the tissue of the Male C57BL/6J mice, which were kept on a high fat diet that contained 24% (wt/wt)

NSSRT for NAFLD - No Snacks, Adequate Sleep & Regular Training | Plus: 3+1 Step Program to Helps Friends & Family Making Progress Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

Sleep is a constantly underestimated factor in getting and staying lean. Don't be fooled by statistics. As a SuppVersity reader you know about the role of compromised liver health in the etiology of the diabesity epidemic: When the liver is clogged up with fat, your blood glucose and lipid levels will go overboard. Against that background it is all the more important to know that it's not overtly difficult to prevent that from happening. If we put some faith into the results of a recent study from the Department of Gastroenterology and Metabology at the Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan (Miyake. 2014), you just have to follow three simple rules: Don't snack, get 7+ hours of sleep and by God, don't sit around all day! You can learn more about snacking & co at the SuppVersity Fridge Raiders? Night Time Snacking Protein Snack Shifts Macro Ratio for the Better High Meal Frequency, High Body Fat Alternate Fasting: Eating only

The Vitamins E & Glucose Control | Part X of the "There is More To Glucose Control Than Low Carb" | Plus: Alpha-, Gamma-, Delta-Vitamins E, Where Can You Find Them?

All nuts are good tocopherol (T) sources, but α- T is predominantly found in peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds, while γ-T is the major vitamin E in walnuts, pecans and pistachios. Over the past week I've been questioning the potency of various supplement superstars with respect to their ability to improve your, my or any one else's glucose metabolism. We've dealt with protein, peptides, fats, vitamin D, calcium, a whole host of B-vitamins and even the underrated vitamin A (go back and review all of them ). Today I am going to take a look at a "fallen star", vitamin E, once thought of as a panacea and universal protector of your cells, it has, at the latest with publication of the disappointing, if not shocking results of the SELECT trial in 2013 and the mass-media reverberations about increased prostate cancer risk, become the centerpiece (literally) of every anti-vitamin supplement rant. You can learn more about this topic at the SuppVersity Pr

True or False: Xanthan Will Reduce The Glycemic Index of Your Meals, Increase Satiety and Have an Overall Beneficial Effects on Your Metabolic Health (Glucose, Lipids, Waist, ...)

Can xanthan reduce the glycemic response to "sweet treats" like this? Have you ever heard of xanthan? Yep that's E-number E415. What? If it has an E-Number it can't be good? Well, what about vitamin C, then? That's E-Number E300. Does this make it "bad" for you? If so, I'd suggest you skip today's SuppVersity article and avoid xanthan out of principle. Otherwise, I would like to offer you to join me for another "True or False" Session ( find more of these | RSS-compatible browser or plugin for Chrome like SlickRSS needed) at the end of which we will know whether the statement "Xanthan Will Reduce Your Meals Glycemic Index, Increase Satiety and Have Overall Beneficial Effect on Your Metabolic Health" is true, or false. You can find more True or False articles at the SuppVersity Pasta "Al Dente" = Anti-Diabetic Vinegar & Gums for Weight Loss Teflon Pans Will Kill You! Yohimbine Burns Stubbor
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