Pea Protein vs Pumpkin Seed Protein: Learn the Shocking Truth!
Written by: Dr. Max MacCloud, DO, ND, PhD, The Health, Fitness & Nutrition Ninja
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Pea Protein vs Pumpkin Seed Protein
Protein is important to health, performance, healing, and more.
Most experts agree that “Food-Based” protein is the best way to go. Of course the whey protein marketers will disagree.
Many are shifting to more plant-based diets which is generally a good thing, however, the most popular plant-based protein powders are NOT real food at all.
This video helps to explain why PEA protein powder is FAR from being a good alternative (Rice & Soy are also not good options). There is a solution, a high-quality, real-food, plant-based protein that is minimally processed, tastes great, and is the most nutritious protein powder available.
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Nutrition and Fitness - Friends or Foes?
Nutrition and Fitness - Friends or Foes?
We are in the grip of a worldwide obesity epidemic. We need all hands on deck to fight this health crushing, chronic disease developing condition. However, in my long career as a health-fitness professional, I was told that nutrition counseling was outside “my scope of practice.” So instead of effectively joining the fight, I feel that I have been in many ways, for many reasons, complacent. The primary reason- to avoid liability exposure.
I am so happy to see changes occurring in the approach and thought processes for nutrition education. It is an established fact that fitness AND nutrition are the keys to obesity prevention and intervention. But can health-fitness professionals be involved in nutrition counseling within their scope of practice?
The American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists is re-thinking the fight on obesity with this statement:
“While dietitians are the “go to” experts, the Surgeon General’s office has issued a call to action for all professionals to become involved in reducing obesity rates and improving the health of the Nation. Non-licensed health and fitness professionals have been told that nutrition is beyond their scope of practice and nutrition should be left to dietitians. AASDN has developed programs with a scope of practice that allow non-licensed professionals to legally incorporate nutrition into their programs. (AASDN.org).
A written statement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) appears to agree with this thought process:
- “In fact, there is not a single dietetics licensure law in the country that would prohibit licensed chiropractors, pharmacists, nurses, personal trainers, or acupuncturists from providing nutritional counseling.”
- “Licensure laws are drafted to ensure that anyone—yoga teachers or personal trainers—can provide general non-medical nutrition information. Anyone who says differently is either uninformed or intentionally misstating the facts.”
- An original article by Michael Ellsberg precipitated the AND above response.
Also, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American public is just as likely to seek nutrition information from a personal trainer or health club/gym as they are a registered dietitian. AASDN recognizes that health and fitness professionals can and should play a key role in providing nutrition information to the public. (For more information go to the AASDN.org Home Page.)
So what does this mean for the non-licensed professional? First, it is very clear that nutrition information given to clients should be scientifically and evidence-based, or you are indeed out of the scope of practice and increase your liability risk. So, to remain in the scope of practice, consider the following:
- Get continuing education from a very reputable, non-biased (not nutrition supplement companies or special interests) source that is scientifically sound and based on current research. Instead of trying to wade through and keep up with the research, seek out a reputable source like the AASDN to do that for you when choosing your nutrition continuing education.
- At all costs, avoid nutrition counseling that includes the use of supplements or personal opinion not based on scientific fact. This type of counseling highly exposes you to liability risk. To reduce your risk of liability, you need to learn the science of nutrition; how to decipher nutrition fads/fiction from scientific fact.
- You will need to seek a higher level of education and work under the counsel of a licensed nutrition professional to work with clients who are on medication or have a chronic disease.
Let’s step up, take our rightful place, and join the fight against obesity. Let’s grow our careers and opportunities through using quality continuing education. Make the time and expense you put into your continuing education count. Knowledge is power!
June Chewning, MA is president of Fitness Learning Systems, an IACET accredited education provider. In her long career as a health-fitness professional, June has practiced as a physical education teacher, wellness company owner, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness facility owner/manager, college professor, international speaker, and has developed curriculum for college, certification, fitness continuing education, and wellness applications.
The Science of Nutrition by AASDN. 5 hour CE course: Link to The Science of Nutrition Course
6 Important Things to Know when Working with Cancer Patients and Survivors.
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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States
Today, survival trends are improving, however, the number of deaths caused by cancer has increased. More than one-third of yearly cancer deaths are related to diet and physical activity habits. Ironically, the same behaviors that contribute to decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease such as being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and consuming a healthy diet can also significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Exercise provides a significant role in prevention and control of cancer. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that those with cancer should be as active as possible considering their current health and capacity, but to avoid inactivity. As with any chronic disease, approval from a physician is recommended before any exercise program prior to, during, or after treatment. Recent data supports that exercise may increase survival rates for both breast and colon cancer survivors, and there is evidence that the risk of cancer reoccurrence may be decreased when physically active during and after treatment. Exercise also plays a significant role in recovery and long-term health.
Overall, exercise comes highly recommended before, during, and after treatment to benefit the cardiovascular system and assist with muscle and bone strength; all of which can be challenged by treatments.
The most frequent cancer site is the skin. If you see moles or abnormal skin spots on your client, encourage them to see their physician immediately. Skin cancer can be deadly.
Here are 6 things to know when working with cancer patients and survivors: (ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 2014)
- Exercise is not recommended if the client is on intravenous chemotherapy days or within 24 hours of treatment.
- No exercise prior to a blood draw.
- No exercise if the client has a tissue reaction to radiation therapy.
- No exercise if there is any bone, back, or neck pain of recent origin or any unusual muscular weakness.
- No exercise if fever greater than 101°F or nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea within 24-36 hours.
- Avoid high intensity resistance training for muscles located under or near a port or a PICC line. (A port is an implanted venous access port or totally implanted port used to insert treatments like chemotherapy into the blood stream and a PICC line is a permanently inserted flexible tube for long term intravenous medicine or treatments.) A PICC line is inserted in the upper arm or the fold in the elbow. The port is normally implanted under the skin in the upper chest (pectoralis area), but can be inserted in the back of the upper arm (triceps area) or in the abdominal area.
For more information about working with clients with chronic disease, see the Fitness Learning Systems Chronic Disease and Exercise Specialist Certificate Program. Specialize and become recognized as a medical fitness professional. Fitness Learning Systems is an IACET accredited continuing education provider.
Link to Courses Page: Chronic Disease and Exercise Specialist Certificate Program
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