When we hear about supplements like creatine or branch chain amino acids, most of us automatically think of athletes, or body builders, or something similar, but these supplements have many benefits beyond athletic performance.
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If you read this previous blog about types of salt (sodium chloride), you might recall that I mentioned salt is an essential nutrient. The body uses salt to maintain fluid levels and support muscle and nerve function. Sodium is critical for heart, liver and kidney function. Chloride, the other part
Introducing Guest Blogger: Shelly Starling Shelly is a Fitness/Wellness intern at the Recreation and Fitness Center. She is pursuing an Associates degree in Health and Fitness Science at Wake Technical Community College. Her interest in mind/body connection led her to pursue her 200 hour yoga certification in 2017. She enjoys
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is unfortunately very common, affecting 1 billion people worldwide. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 American adults have hypertension (about 75 million people!), and only about half of them (54%) have it under control. Having high blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart
I recently attended a Fat Summit hosted by Integrative and Functional Medicine physician, Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hyman invited some of the most prestigious U.S. researchers to join this online Summit to share their individual research data. This academic