As we grow older, age-related loss of muscle mass, or sarcopenia, is unavoidable. Fortunately, we can modify the rate and degree at which sarcopenia occurs with simple nutritional and lifestyle interventions. Unquestionably, muscle strength and function is deeply associated with quality of life in senior citizens. Hand grip strength alone—not to mention arm, leg and … Continue reading Why Leucine Makes Sense for Seniors
Acid/Alkaline Balance and Muscle/Protein Optimization – Is There a Relationship Between the Two?
In the previous five newsletters three have been about the health risk of low grade, chronic metabolic acidosis, primarily related to a low potassium/high acid-based diet and two have been about the importance of muscle and dietary protein optimization. While, in these newsletters, I was writing about the subjects in isolation, is there, in fact, … Continue reading Acid/Alkaline Balance and Muscle/Protein Optimization – Is There a Relationship Between the Two?