RELIABLE SOURCE THAT DISCUSSES PROTEIN NEEDS:
TODAY'S DIETITIAN: ATHLETES & PROTEIN NEEDS By Densie Webb, PhD, RD
Today’s Dietitian Vol. 16 No. 6 P. 22
The general rule of thumb is 1.2 to 1.4 g/kg of body weight for endurance athletes and 1.2 to 1.7 g/kg of body weight for strength and power athletes, says Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, a nutrition consultant and writer and the co-owner of Mohr Results, a weight-loss company in Louisville, Kentucky. READ MORE...
THE NOTION OF BALANCE IN LIFE IS AN OLD ONE
The importance of attaining physical and emotional health in ones life was captured by 6th century Benedictine monasticism. Saint Benedict, the father of Western Mmonasticism, wrote the monastic rule that made him famous around 529 A.D. in Monte Cassino Italy. The rule extolled the importance of intellectual development, physical labor and prayer as part of tripod that ensured mental and physical health.
OUR FOOD SUPPLY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED
It is also important not to negotiate with certain foods which have made their way in our food supply. While the general approach to managing a healthy diet, advocated by most dietitians, has been to eat moderately all foods, it is perhaps time to recognize that there are some foods--call them non-foods-- that must be kept out of our diets and especially those of our children. First, soft drinks should be completely eradicated from the diet. The most significant driving force of the obesity crisis, nationally and internationally, is soft drink consumption. The second non-food that should be extricated from the diet are chips. Whether they be the traditional potato chip, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos or the crunchy cheese-flavored chip, they all must go, because of the addictive nature, and their ability to displace so many healthy and wholesome foods out of the normal diet, especially the diet of children. If you think that I am exaggerating, listen to what Dr. Mary Swartz Rose, Professor Emerita of Nutrition at Columbia University had to say about the US food supply:
"In the thirty four years I've been in the field of nutrition, I have watched real food
disappear from large aeas of the supermarket and from much of the rest of the eating world.