Allocation of nutrients to a particular destination based on the body's perceived requirements.
Continuous nutrition plan that is manipulated to accommodate more or less aggressive nutrition goals.
The RICE Method
Rest, ice, compression, elevation; used to control the inflammatory response of an acute injury.
COX Enzyme Activity
Either of two related enzymes that control the production of biological mediators from arachidonic acid.
Gases that absorb the heat released by the surface of the earth and cause global warming (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, and water vapor).
1) Use of excessive exercise to control body weight 2) Self-induced starvation 3) Below 85% of normal body weight.
Type I Diabetes
An auto-immune disease that destroys pancreatic cells; results in little to no insulin production.
Type II Diabetes
When the body has become resistant to insulin, or does not produce it anymore; this is the more common form of diabetes mellitus.
Diseases that are caused by and/or affected by the way we live (e.g. amount of exercise, quality of nutrition, smoking, stress, etc.
A blend of conditions that often occur together, consisting of obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, decreased HDL and high triglycerides.
Pharmaceutical agents that decrease cholesterol production within the body via downregulation of HMG-CoA reductase.
Relatively indigestible water-soluble polysaccharides found in plants (e.g. psyllium, pectin) that undergo metabolic processing to enhance bowel health.
A condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling.