Month: June 2013

Whey Protein Cancer Risk

First of all, whey is a by-product of the cheese industry. After cheese is made, the clear liquid whey is left. At one time this material had little commercial value and was usually provided to hog farmers for the cost of removing the material from the cheese factories. Whey contains a small amount of protein aptly named whey protein. This protein is extracted from the whey by various ‘cross flow extraction and micro-filtration technologies’. The producers make much of this ‘advanced technology’ diverting attention away from the real properties of whey. Whey is composed of bovine blood proteins, serum albumen, lactalbumen, dead white blood cells and hormonal residues including estrogen, progesterone and IGF-1 (insulin growth factor 1). Employ some struggling 4th year med students to put out some ‘studies’ that make it look good. Pretend the IGF-1 content and casein is NOT cancer promoting. Ignore the science that indicates whey protein is connected with a host of serious health issues. After fat and casein are removed from milk, dairy processors are left with whey protein. Whey is composed of bovine blood proteins, serum albumen, lactalbumen, dead white blood cells and hormonal residues including estrogen, progesterone and IGF-1 (insulin growth factor 1). The body’s reaction to a foreign protein is to destroy that antigen-like invader with an antibody. For those individuals unfortunate enough to possess a genetic pre-disposition to such...

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Why you should buy a power meter?

Found this article quite interesting. I do recommend buying a new power meter so you don’t end up with someones old burnt out unit that required calibration but the user hoped that some noob wouldnt yet know about that possibility and was too focused on ‘getting a bargain!’. 😉 I own both a stages cycling and powertap. They are the lightest, cheapest, easiest to service yet still accurate products currently on the market. A lot of people think that only pro’s looking to peak for an EPO cycle need to use power. The reality is ANYBODY will benefit immensely from having a power meter to pace against on the climbs, flats, hard or easy days. I still check the gauge on my track pump. I still look at my watch to see how much time till sundown. I still floss in front of a mirror to make sure Im floss’n the right spot. I can’t believe it took me so long to get a power meter so I know what Im actually doing on the bike VS what I think Im doing. If you want to floss better. Use a mirror. If you want to have 120psi in your tyres each time, use a gauge. If you want to know how much light is left in the day, check your watch. If you want to climb hills easier, get...

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