There is a scientific study that continues to prove that eggs should be a part of a healthy diet. While it is important to understand the relationship between the nutrients found in foods we eat and how our gut processes them, this singular study does not change the decades of research supporting the important role eggs play in a healthy diet. In fact, the media has misinterpreted the research and the authors’ conclusions.
Earlier this month, researchers reported in Nature Medicine how they found L-carnitine, a compound found in red meat and added to energy drinks, can increase heart risk because gut bacteria digest it to produce trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite already suspected of helping to clog up arteries. Read the rest of this entry »
Olympic gold medalist and motivational speaker Dominique Dawes will bring her message “ENVISION: Reaching your Full Potential” to Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) as a part of a series of events celebrating Black History Month.
Free and open to the public, Dawes’ presentation will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall at TNCC’s Hampton campus. ENVISION is an acronym for the eight principles that helped Dawes become successful in and out of the athletic arena and is also the title of her motivational line of products.
The speaking engagement will be preceded by an “Empowerment through Fitness” reception featuring Dawes and Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, Olympic gold medalist at the 2012 London Games. Scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. at Espada in Moore Hall, tickets are available for the reception for $25 at www.showtix4u.com or by going to TNCC’s Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus on Feb. 15 from 5-8 p.m.
Three-time Olympian Dawes is the first African American gymnast to win a gold medal and only American gymnast to win team medals in three different Olympic Games. The University of Maryland graduate has served as a co-host for Yahoo! News’ Weekend Edition and an Olympic correspondent for FOX Sports. She is currently co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Douglas, a native of Virginia Beach, is the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympic Individual All-Around in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. She also won a team gold medal, establishing herself as the first American gymnast to win both the all-around individual and team gold in the same Olympic games.
During the 7 p.m. event, Gabrielle Douglas’ mother, Natalie Hawkins, will introduce Dawes and speak about the historical connection shared by the two gymnasts. Douglas will deliver closing remarks touching on a number of subjects, including her Olympic journey and feelings about seeing her gymnastics idol again for the first time since the London Games.
Athletes across the country now have a revolutionary way to naturally build muscle and enjoy the great taste of real milk to boot. Rockin’ Refuel, from Shamrock Farms, has teamed up with GNC to launch new Rockin’ Refuel Muscle Builder, the first-ever protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs, high in protein and off the charts in taste.
New Muscle Builder is a great-tasting protein milk beverage that provides 30 grams of protein, only six grams of sugar, and only four grams of fat per serving. Made with real milk, Muscle Builder provides natural protein to promote muscle development. Read the rest of this entry »