1. Vitamin C and the common Cold

    Every spring, when the allergy colds strikes, the sale of vitamin C supplements increases.  On every desk in a America you find supplements like emergen-c and citrus tea being guzzled by the gallons in an attempt to prevent or stave off the lurking cold.  But according to research,  you are going to get the cold whether or not you take Vitamin-C; however,  the studies show that when taken duri…Read More

  2. Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth

    Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth. Unfortunately, many adults don’t consume enough iodine-rich foods to begin with; but then move in “diets” in an attempt to lose weight and further restrict their intake of iodine rich foods.  An area of particular interest is the reduction in T3 during low carbohydrate and low calor…Read More

  3. 5 Ways You’re Holding Yourself Back – Part 1

    At Pursuit, we understand how we can be our own worst enemies. In fact, we probably understand it better than anyone you know. You may look at our certified personal trainer team and see a bunch of people who have it all together, but we’ve struggled and wrestled with our own demons. In fact, we still have to work hard to get out of our own way every day. That is why we called our gym Pursuit. W…Read More

  4. The Next Level of Nutrition – Nutrigenomics

    Currently we are at the forefront of a nutritional science revolution. Nutrigenomics is revolutionizing the way that we view personalized nutrition.  By leveraging personalized genetics we can understand how the foods we eat, both macro and micro, impact our physiology at an individual cellular level.    Companies like DNA.fit and fitnessgenes.com are bringing this insight to the masses with t…Read More

  5. Niacin

    Niacin is the vitamin that is found in nutritional  supplements that makes you feel itchy and flush. However, it is a very powerful vitamin also known as vitamin B3 and is proven to help raise your good cholesterol. It can treat high cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as niacin deficiency and can reduce the risk of heart attack and slow narrowing of the arteries. It is commonly administe…Read More

  6. The effect of vitamin B12 on carbohydrate and lipide metabolism

    One of the most intriguing aspects of micronutrients is its impact on nutrition partitioning and body composition.  The research on B vitamins is quite extensive and in particular the results of B12 (Glutathione) suggest a congruent relationship between blood glucose control and B12 metabolism.  The mechanisms between B12 and carbohydrate metabolism is still not fully understood, but the results…Read More

  7. Vitamin K, Insulin Sensitivity and Cancer

    As the epidemic of obesity continues to rise more research has been put into the causal results associated with being obese.  One of the major areas of concern and research is cancer. Research has unveiled the link between obesity, insulin resistance and cancer.  It is believed that Insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system may partly explain this effect. Basically insulin and IGF-1 act as…Read More

  8. Vitamin D effects on Testosterone

    Low testosterone has received a lot of publicity in the health and wellness industry. Although this a very real health issue, there is a variety of nutritional interventions that are rarely discussed, prior to exogenous testosterone, one of which includes Vitamin D. Vitamin D regulates testosterone hormone in men by inhibiting the aromatization of testosterone to estrogen. There are a variety of r…Read More

  9. BCAA Supplementation

    The liver is the main place in your body where Amino Acids are broken down. Proteins that we eat are broken down into amino acids, which are then transported to the liver where they are  further broken down for use throughout the body. Of the amino acid found in food there are three of particular interest  called Branched Chain Amino Acids. These three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine and valine. …Read More

  10. Thyroid Fucntion: Hypothyroidism & Hyperlipidemia

      Last week I discussed the secondary effects of low carb/ketogenic diets and the role that insulin plays in maintaining a well stimulated thyroid. This week I wanted to discuss the impact of hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) on lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.   What is your thyroid? Thyroid hormones act on almost every kind of cell in your body to increase cellular activity or met…Read More