Shawn Talbott's Blog
On Dec 17I’m just back from the ISENC meeting in Newcastle England (International Sports and Exercise Nutrition Conference) – where we enjoyed 3-days of fantastic lectures about nutrition for sports performance and healthy lifestyles. It was a truly international faculty with participants from around the world and only a handful...Full Post
On Nov 06Last month, a large study in nearly 15,000 male physicians (the Physician’s Health Study II) found that a low-potency multivitamin (Centrum Silver) taken daily (for 11 years) significantly reduced the risk for cancer. Good news for multivitamin users – especially considering that these anti-cancer benefits were found...Full Post
On Nov 01Many health-conscious people are familiar with the term “antioxidant” and understand that it refers to nutrients such as vitamins C and E (and many others) that help to protect your body from “free radicals” (highly-reactive oxygen molecules) created during the normal course of metabolism (basically, any time...Full Post
On Oct 28
Antioxidants Related to Heart Health
A recent study published this month in the American Journal of Medicine (Oct 2012) found a strong relationship between antioxidants in the diet and risk for heart attack. The Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who had the highest levels...Full Post
On Aug 18
According to a recent data analysis from the Iowa Women’s Health Study (IWHS), your dietary supplements may be killing you.
A few months ago, you may remember having read some of the newspaper headlines or heard the spots on evening news that went something like, "Your Multivitamin May Be Killing You!"...Full Post
On Aug 18
A few months ago, you may remember having read some of the newspaper headlines or heard the spots on evening news that went something like, "Your Multivitamin May Be Killing You!" - or "Is This The End of Vitamins?"
Many of these (irresponsible) headlines were driven by an analysis of data...Full Post
On Jul 26
There is a lot of confusion about protein in general and about whey protein in particular. You can read about different protein types (soy, whey, casein) in an earlier blog and watch a short video overview.
What is Whey Protein?
Whey protein is the highest quality dietary protein source and is used in most protein suppl...Full Post
On Jul 23
There is no denying that energy drinks are popular – Americans consume nearly $8 billion dollars of Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and related beverages every year. Numerous media reports have called energy drinks “useless” to “dangerous” (including the popular Dr. Oz Show, on which I’ve appeared as a guest...Full Post
On Jul 19
Of all the nutrition questions that I’m asked, one of the most common is about the “best” type of protein. My first response is typically to ask the person “best for what?” - because the answer to the “best” protein question tends to differ depending on what you want the protein to be doing in your...Full Post
On Jul 16
What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?
The term "antioxidant" refers to the activity possessed by numerous vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals to serve as protection against the damaging effects of highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals have the ability to chemically...Full Post