Category Archives: Health

Black Hypertension: An on-going consequence of racism, not slavery

“[A] very attractive case can be constructed, all based upon a genetic defect in sodium excretion that is more prevalent among blacks. Perhaps blacks, who originally lived in hot, arid climates wherein sodium conservation was important for survival, have evolved the physiologic machinery which protects them in their original habitat...
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Masks work, but the devil is in the details

Few things piss me off more than listening to some know nothing ideologue talk about all the reasons why masks are bad and opening the economy is worth a few deaths. Like when did America become the country of “I don’t give a f–k about anyone else?” But in all...
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The role of Systemic Racism on Black Health

The following article was published on Side Effects. The black community has and continues to be blamed for their poor health. The reality is that systemic racism is not only the root cause of poorer black health, but also perpetuates those disparities. This article reviews the evidence. Systemic Racism Is...
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Why pedestrian and bike friendly cities are better than exercise

    My recent trip to the ACSM annual meeting dramatically underscored the impact that walkable and bike able communities can have on daily activity patterns. In just a few short years, Denver, CO, has made huge strides to its pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, creating a community that accommodates both...
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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Sweat

Source: Fix.com READ ONE You might work up a sweat at various times: a long run, sunny summer afternoon, or an important job interview, to name a few. Whether it’s refreshing or unplanned, sweating leads to a number of incredible health benefits, some of which may be surprising. Perspire Much?...
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Supplements that DON’T Work: B-12 and anti-oxidants

On Tipcast 50 I answered a question from the mail bag about B-12 supplements, and also tackle the age old question of whether to take anti-oxidants. If you’re someone who wants to optimize your performance and recovery then you’ll want to listen to this one! In response to my anti-oxidant...
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