Category Archives: Diet

The Impact of Malnourishment on Healing - infographic

Physical Therapy and Nutrition

A Practitioner’s Guide

The Clinical Case for Nutrition

Science is increasingly showing just how critical nutrition is to healing and recovery. As we know during a state of trauma, such as injury or surgery, the body’s nutritional needs increase:

  • The body enters a higher metabolic state and requires more energy
  • Trauma and lack of use leads to muscle atrophy, which prolongs recovery
  • The immune system is weakened due to stress and shock
  • Risk of wound infection is increased
  • Persistent inflammation delays return of function
  • Trauma and physiological stress lead to increased fatigue

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How To Live Forever

Here’s in interesting infographic for those of you interested in immortality.

Here are some of the key points:

What stops us from living forever (in order of most common)?

  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • stroke
  • respiratory disease
  • accidents

You can add years to your life by:

  • working less
  • eating less
  • drinking red wine in moderation
  • eating dark chocolate

Thanks to Greatist for creating this.

How to Live Forever Infographic

The Health Effects of Caffeine

Coffee and/or tea are a part of the daily lives of most of us. The caffeine found in these drinks is often given a bad rap when it comes to health effects. This infographic aims to illustrate some negative effects of caffeine consumption as well as point out some  other interesting caffeine facts including some negatives of caffeine withdrawal.

However, for years there has been research that has shown there are health benefits to the consumption of caffeine as well. Some of the benefits are listed here on Very recently a study was published that found a link between high blood caffeine levels and avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is discussed in Science Daily.

Regardless, the infographic is worth a look.

What do you think about the health effects of caffeine? Good or bad? Let us know in the comments section.


Health Effects of Caffiene


Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of Fruit Drinks

Fruit juices are often portrayed by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative to soda / pop. This infographic illustrates that this image is not only false but that they are often even less healthy; less healthy at least in turns of calories and sugar content. Even though it paints a simplistic picture of the situation, it’s interesting to see how much sugar is in these ‘fruit drinks’. And I thought colas had a ton of sugar!

Thanks to for creating this (hyperlink removed as this site no longer exists).

Soda's evil twin