The topic of supplementation can elicit a wide ranging set of opinions and beliefs. On one side you’ll find firm believers that dictate all nutrients should come only from natural, whole-food sources. Others will say that high dose supplementation may be required to promote healing and support the demands of overall health and athletic performance.
For the majority of my life, I struggled with on-going colds, infections, and respiratory issues. As a child and continuing as an adult, medical professionals would prescribe pills, perform tests, and this repeated itself over-and-over again. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I began a journey of optimizing my diet and increasing physical activity, that things changed dramatically.
Multiple studies show just how beneficial physical activity and exercise are to cellular health. As we age, cellular health can support the reduction of disease and increase longevity. But what happens if we combine exercise with other lifestyle choices, such as diet? Can we increase the benefit that exercise is providing?
Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?