Are Probiotics Good To Take?

Are Probiotics Good To Take?

I get many questions from clients at SkinSprort Fitness in Phoenix, AZ, about the latest trends in health. Most are quite aware of natural ways to keep their bodies healthy and prevent illness in the first place. One of the hottest topics is about the human microbiome and the benefits of probiotics. Your body has thousands of microbes that help it stay functioning at its best. In fact, it has more microbes than cells. To stay healthy, you need a healthy balance, since the beneficial bacteria provide a boost to your immune system to keep harmful microbes at bay, aid in food digestion and so much more.

Your bacteria do so much for your body.

While most of the bacteria and other microbes are in your digestive system, there are bacteria on your skin, lungs and even in the vaginal tract. Besides digestion and aiding the immune system, beneficial microbes aid the body in absorbing fatty acids and breaking down carbohydrates and toxins. Beneficial microbes protect the intestines and even help repair them. Microbes play a role in your metabolism and the health of your immune system. In fact, an imbalance of microbes can affect your mental health.

Each individual has his or her own personalized mix of microbes when they’re born.

It’s believed that when a baby passes the vaginal canal, he or she receives the mother’s beneficial bacteria. Breastfeeding can contribute to the body’s earliest microbes. A lot can change from birth to adulthood and even after you reach that age. Diet, stress, antibiotics or other medications, too much alcohol and even lack of activity can cause a change in your microbiome. Some people even start out life with too few bacteria. People delivered C-section and/or weren’t breast-fed, may have food intolerance if they’re parents had no problems eating certain types of food, such as dairy.

Probiotics help you build or rebuild your gut’s microbiome.

Probiotics are live microbes that can provide a health benefit when given in large amounts. Probiotics can be a food, such as fermented food like yogurt or sauerkraut, or taken in pill form. The most often used probiotics are bacteria called Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. However, they’re not a cure all for all conditions or microbe imbalance. That’s because everyone’s balance is different. Consuming prebiotic foods, foods that feed beneficial microbes, can build up your body’s personal beneficial microbiome.

  • Eating yogurt or other probiotic food when taking antibiotics or several weeks before a vacation or stressful time can help you stay healthier. Start several weeks ahead to build up your system.
  • If you opt for a probiotic supplement in pill form, make sure it contains a minimum of 10 billion live bacteria and has a broad spectrum of bacteria. Eat foods high in soluble fiber as a prebiotic to help them thrive.
  • People with anxiety depression, OCD, brain fog, it could be caused by a microbiome imbalance. People who have vitamins K, B12, B7 or D or magnesium deficiencies might lack the appropriate microbes to produce them.
  • There are some studies that show that probiotics may actually make it easier to lose weight. If you have any health condition, always check with your health care professional.

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What Foods Are High In Potassium?

What Foods Are High In Potassium?

You can experience several symptoms if you don’t have the right balance of potassium. It’s a mineral that’s necessary for your body to function correctly. Too little potassium is called hypokalemia and too much is hyperkalemia. If you have too little potassium, it can lead to muscle weakness, an abnormal heartbeat, inactive reflexes, heart palpitations, anemia, high blood pressure, gland swelling, diabetes and headaches. Too much potassium can also lead to muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat, but also to tingling and numbness, nausea and vomiting and shortness of breath. Having a well-balanced diet can help achieve the best levels of potassium. It should include foods that are high in potassium.

Potatoes are a good source of potassium, but make sure you eat the healthy type.

Eating a serving of potato chips or fries every day may contain potassium, you need to consume the healthier type of potato, baked potatoes, both sweet potatoes and white ones. When you eat any type of potato, eating the skin is important, since the potassium is there, too. The skins also contain vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron zinc and copper. A large baked potato contains 1600 mg of potassium and a large baked sweet potato contains 1110 mg of potassium.

Beans are a good vegan alternative for protein and also high in potassium.

Whether you’re serving beans or other lentils as your protein source, you’re giving yourself a good dose potassium, too. White beans are at the top of the ladder when it comes to potassium content. They contain 421 mg for just one half cup. White beans also have calcium and iron. These potent vegan protein sources can also reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, while decreasing inflammation and providing benefits for your colon.

Beets are a superfood that has a load of potassium.

Even if you aren’t trying to boost your potassium intake, you should include beets in your diet. They are high in nitrates, which can boost your exercise performance, improve blood vessel functioning and help prevent high blood pressure. A half cup of beets has 259 mg of potassium. It also contains manganese, folate and betanin, an antioxidant that gives beets their color.

  • A cup of spinach contains 839 mg of potassium. It also contains 10 times the reference daily intake—RDI—for vitamin K, 4 times the RDI for vitamin A, over 80% of the RDI for manganese and 25% of the RDI for calcium.
  • A cup of tomato sauce has 728 mg of potassium. It also contains high amounts of lycopene, which fights inflammation, vitamins A, C, B6 and E and manganese.
  • Bananas are often the go to food when you want to prevent muscle cramps after exercise. They’re high in vitamin C, fiber and B6, too. a medium banana contains 451 mg of potassium.
  • You’ll get healthy bacteria if you buy live culture yogurt, plus one cup contains 380 mg of potassium. It’s also a good source of calcium, too.

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Should I Be Taking A B12 Supplement?

Should I Be Taking A B12 Supplement?

There are several forms of B12 and the thing they all have in common is they all contain the mineral cobalt. The body doesn’t produce, so it has to come from the food you eat or from a supplement. It’s not actually in the food, but instead, the bacteria in the gut converts certain foods to B12. Animal products, such as eggs, fish, poultry and milk products are the raw material used for conversion by bacteria. It’s not present in plant-based food, but is often added to fortified cereal and nutritional yeast.

A poor appetite, special diet or absorption problems may cause a lack of B12 vitamins.

Heart palpitations, shortness of breath and a smooth looking tongue are three signs of a B12 shortage. Feeling lightheaded and exhausted may be also. If you’ve had digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, or pale skin, mental issues, memory loss or numbness and tingling, they are also signs of a deficiency. The problem may be your diet or could be medication blocking the absorption of B12.

Vegetarians may have a hard time getting adequate B12.

Since animal products are the best sources for the bacteria to use to create B12, it’s very possible vegetarians will find it difficult to get an adequate amount. Eating three ounces of beef liver will provide 3,000% of your daily value, with ten small clams, three ounces, providing approximately 3500%. Seafood, such as salmon, has over 200 % of your daily requirement. Poultry contains the smallest amount of all types of animal sources. Vegetarians can opt for nutritional yeast or fortified products to get their requirements filled.

B12 is an essential micronutrient that’s necessary for cell metabolism.

It’s water-soluble, so any excess flushes out of your body. You need it for your nervous system and the creation of red blood cells. Considering how important it is, ensuring you have enough is important, but more so for vegans and people with impaired digestion. Whether it’s lack of calcium, old age or low stomach acidity, these factors can reduce the amount of B12 that’s absorbed. Genetics and dietary factors, like lack of folic acid, also affects B12 absorption negatively. Folic acid is in green leafy vegetables.

  • Crohn’s and celiac disease can lead to B12 deficiency. Lupus, graves and certain medications are also responsible for some deficiencies. Heartburn medications, certain ones for diabetes, PPI blockers are also a few responsible for poor absorption.
  • B12 that’s made in the body by bacteria is absorbed in the intestines, while supplements are absorbed directly in the stomach, with excess going to the liver for future use.
  • Meat, poultry and fish have high amounts of B12, but the body only absorbs it at a rate of 42 to 60%. Milk products, particularly yogurt, have a higher rate, between 50 and 80%. The B12 in eggs is only at a 9% absorption rate.
  • If you think you need B12 supplementation, always check with your health care professional first. You may have another problem or a problem creating a deficiency that needs to be addressed.

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Is Your Weight Affecting Your Life?

Is Your Weight Affecting Your Life?

At SkinSport in Phoenix, AZ, we help people live fuller lives. You’d be amazed at how being out of shape and carry excess weight can be affecting your life. Although many of the consequences are obvious, some are quite subtle. The obvious is your energy level and ability to enjoy activities with friends and family. Lack of fitness and too many pounds can make all types of movement extremely difficult. It includes simple activities like a day at an amusement park and more grueling ones like shooting hoops with the kids.

Your confidence can dip when you’re overweight and it can take a toll on your mental health.

If you’ve ever gone clothes shopping, particularly summer clothes shopping, if you’re unhappy with your fitness, it can be quite depressing. That type of depression can occur at other times. So can anxiety about how you look and what others think of you. I even have clients that feel uncomfortable about eating in public, because they feel others are criticizing them with every bite. A study from Australia showed that people who were overweight were more likely to be depressed and anxious than those who weren’t and something that shouldn’t be experienced by anyone if it can be helped.

Several studies show that being overweight can affect your career opportunities.

Weight-based discrimination is real and can affect every area of employment, whether it’s hiring, promotions, pay or disciplinary actions. It tends to be more prominent at the hiring phase and if the person is a woman, but still exists for men. One study showed that for women, just 13-pounds extra can make a difference in your salary of $9,000 a year if you’re a woman.

Your social life suffers if you’re overweight.

Unfortunately, people do judge others by appearance in many instances. Many people have preconceived notions about a person based on their appearance, especially their weight. People sometimes think of obese people as weak-willed, uninteresting and sometimes less than the brightest star in the sky. To add to the dilemma, it can make a person withdraw and avoid social gatherings. It’s unfair and unjust, but happens.

  • Excess weight can affect your sex drive, according to a study that showed that up to 30% of the people that went for weight control help had problems in that area. Luckily, losing weight and exercise can improve sexual drive and function.
  • Too often people think the cause of obesity and overweight is a lack of willpower. That’s just not true. It’s often a lack of knowledge about the best way to shed weight. A healthy diet and exercise are the first steps.
  • While all these aspects of your life are important, the most important is your health. Being overweight or obese can cause life-altering conditions and is the leading cause of preventable death. You’re too important to miss out on one minute of life because of it.
  • You’ll never be judged at SkinSports. We’re here to help. We have a program dedicated to weight loss that will help you make the best decisions when choosing food and the quickest way to get into shape.

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Favorite Healthy Breakfast

Favorite Healthy Breakfast

If you feel dragged out most of the day or at least until lunch, or find you can’t resist those donuts in the break room at the office, maybe it’s because you’re not eating a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is just as the name implies, a chance to break your fast after a long night’s sleep. As long as you’re going to eat, it might as well be something you enjoy. For those that don’t believe they have enough time, there are some quick healthy breakfasts for you.

I love my avocados and find ways to eat them.

You need a healthy fat in a healthy breakfast and avocado is my go to healthy fat. Just put a slice of whole wheat bread in the toaster, top it with a few slices of avocado and top it with a poached egg. DELICIOUS! I add some hot sauce on top of mine. A pita makes a great way to create an on-the-go omelet, but it takes some time to prepare. You have to scramble the eggs first. Then stack the pita with feta, fresh spinach and black olives and top with the scrambled eggs.

Make a quick healthy breakfast you’ll enjoy.

A nourishing breakfast includes carbohydrates, healthy fat and protein. It could include a cup of Greek yogurt with wheat germ, nuts and fruit if you’re on the fly. Another quick meal in the morning is overnight oats. There are many different recipes available. Most combine milk—of any kind, including nut milk—yogurt and nuts and then let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight. You can heat it in the microwave if you choose and add fruit later if you choose, or add the fruit initially and eat it cold.

If you have a little extra time, make healthy egg muffins for breakfast.

You have to work a little longer for these, luckily not harder, so they’re great for the weekend. You chop spinach, mushrooms, red and yellow peppers and onions and saute them. Next whisk several eggs, 12 will fill a muffin pan, and add the vegetables to the mix. Pour into greased muffin cups and bake in a preheated over set at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Everyone will love them.

  • A quick breakfast in the morning is a fruit smoothie with yogurt and wheat germ. Another is a pita stuffed with spinach and a sliced hard-boiled egg or lean meat, low-fat cheese, lettuce, sweet pepper and tomato.
  • A fresh cranberry smoothie with orange juice, Greek yogurt and almond milk makes a great breakfast that will get you started right in the morning. Keep a bag of fresh cranberries in the freezer for this one.
  • You can prepare applesauce bread ahead of time and have it with a cup of coffee in the morning. Use whole wheat flour and quick cooking oats, walnuts and applesauce for most of the sweetness. There is a small amount of brown sugar in this recipe.
  • We offer nutritional advice that include healthy breakfasts that fit your taste and your lifestyle. We make them easy and design them for an active lifestyle for your convenience.

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How To Accelerate Your Fitness Goals

How To Accelerate Your Fitness Goals

One of the biggest problems with getting fit is that it takes time. You don’t workout one day and see bulging muscles the next. You can accelerate your fitness goals by making a few changes. The first is having a personal trainer or a personalized program designed specifically for you. It all starts with identifying your goals, creating a plan to reach them and making a schedule for working out and/or meal plan for healthy eating. Scheduling workouts at the same time everyday can help keep you constant and consistency is the key to success.

Find activities you love and do them more often.

If you hate working out at the gym, it doesn’t mean you can only get exercise there. While working out at the gym can be your primary workout, find other activities you enjoy and do those on your days away from the gym or as the spirit moves you. Keep in mind that your workout at the gym will help you do more of the activity you love, whether it’s dancing through the night, riding bikes, swimming or walking, you’ll get better at it and can enjoy it even more.

Try an HIIT workout.

Adjusting the intensity throughout your workout can get faster results in less time at the gym. That’s all HIIT—high intensity interval training—is. It’s a method where you go at top intensity for a short period, as little as a minute or less, and drop back to a recovery pace for the same amount of time or longer. HIIT burns more calories and boosts the metabolism. It aids fat loss and can be done with any type of workout.

Vary your workouts and try something new periodically.

If you’re working out in a small group or in private sessions at SkinSports, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your workout, our trainers make sure you get variety. It not only ensures that you’ll get all types of fitness training, cardio, strength, flexibility and balance, but also avoid plateauing and boredom. As you get fitter, try out sports and activities you might have avoided before, thinking you were too out of shape. It can make your life more exciting and give you more reasons to become your fittest.

  • Combine your fitness regimen with healthy eating. No matter how hard you workout, if you aren’t eating healthy, you won’t get the results you want. If you’re dieting alone, you won’t either.
  • Don’t overdo strength training. If you’re pushing yourself too hard and trying to lift too much every day, you’ll never give your body a chance to recover. It becomes counter-productive and can set you back.
  • Get plenty of rest. Your body needs the rest to recover. It does that when you sleep. You can also speed recovery by getting a massage, taking a relaxing bath or just walking.
  • Find ways to be more active. Walk to lunch. Park further from the store. Take the steps rather than the elevator. All these extra moves burn extra calories.

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Stretching Tips

Stretching Tips

We focus on proper form and doing each exercise right at SkinSports in Anthem, AZ. Part of that includes warming up and cooling down, plus ensuring everyone gets a well-rounded workout, which includes strength, balance, endurance and flexibility training. Stretching is part of flexibility training and important for warming up and cooling down. Here are some stretching tips that you might find useful to maximize your flexibility and keep you safer as you workout.

There are many different types of stretching.

Dynamic, static and ballistic are just three types of stretching, but there are others. While ballistic stretching isn’t as popular, since it has a bigger potential for injury, dynamic and static stretching are most often part of workout routines. Dynamic stretching is best used before exercising as part of a warm-up. It should have many of the same movements and use the same muscles you’ll be using for exercise. It can include things light like leg swings and arm circles. Static stretches are best for cool down time. It works with already warmed muscles to relieve tightness and aid in recovery, while also increasing your flexibility. The head bend, quad stretch and hamstring stretch are examples.

Don’t bounce!

If you’re bouncing up and down, trying to get closer to touching your toes, you could be putting your muscle in danger. Bouncing while doing static stretching can increase the risk of torn or pulled muscles. It causes your body to constantly shift, which in turn can actually tighten the muscles and that’s where the problem occurs. If you’ve had a great workout and your muscles are warm, that’s the best time to stretch. Make your moves slow and steady.

If you’re working strictly on flexibility and devoting an entire session, you still need a warm-up and cool-down.

Don’t immediately begin a flexibility workout with stretching. It may seem odd that you’d need a warm-up or cool-down to do exercises that are stretches and often used to warm up and cool down, but very true. Jog in place, walk briskly or do something else to increase your body temperature, blood flow and heart rate. It can avoid the danger of injury that comes from trying to stretch cold muscles. The cool down stretches after you workout helps tighten the muscles, which also helps prevent injury.

  • You should be doing stretching at least three times a week with ten to twenty minute sessions. Since you need to warm-up and cool-down each session, it’s the perfect time to include them. You’ll also benefit from a stretching routine the first thing in the morning.
  • To benefit the most from stretches, make sure you’re breathing properly. It can help the body and mind relax. Deep, slow breathing helps release tension. In yoga, known for stretching, breathing technique is part of each movement. Don’t hold your breath.
  • Work on opposing muscles and include many different muscle groups if you’re working on stretching. Vary your routine to work all muscle groups and keep boredom at bay.
  • Stretching should never be painful. While you might feel some tension, it normally feels good to stretch. If it hurts or there’s a sharp pain, you’ve pushed yourself too far.

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Why You Should Hire A Personal Trainer

Why You Should Hire A Personal Trainer

It wasn’t that long ago that only people of wealth and fame had personal trainers. Today, more and more people hire a personal trainer. It’s not unusual because people know that having a trainer works and can be quite affordable. Trainers specialize in helping others get fit by guiding them to a healthier lifestyle. All their training is focused on ways to keep and make the body healthier.

Trainers can help you get fit faster.

Trainers spend their time studying the anatomy and the best exercises or combinations of exercises to address different issues. They learn all the latest scientific facts when it comes to a healthy diet, weight loss and a good nutritional balance. In fact, many that are certified in nutrition, have more classroom hours in that area than the average doctor. What you eat, how much you move, the way you move and exercise all play a big role in your fitness. Trainers put it all together in a personalized program that will get you faster and better results than if you worked out on your own.

If you have special issues, you’re a good candidate for a personal trainer.

Special issues are normally health issues, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or recovering from a serious condition, but can include personal issues like a lot of travel, training for an athletic event or a crowded schedule. Since trainers create individual programs for each person, he or she can address your issue. If you have a back injury, the trainer can modify your workout. For those training for an athletic event, gear your training to the skills you need. It’s all about getting that specific personalized attention.

If you’re new to fitness and lost when it comes to the world of healthy eating, a trainer can help.

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel and go it on your own. You can get a jump-start on fitness by using a personal trainer. If you don’t know a push-up from a lunge, don’t worry, you’ll learn. While trainer’s work with people of all fitness levels, it’s especially good to have a trainer if you’re new to the world of fitness. The trainer can get you on the right path and guide the way. He or she can provide nutritional advice and exercise so you don’t have to wade through the vast amount of internet information, trying to figure out what’s right.

  • Trainer’s can provide powerful motivation. Just knowing you’re meeting with a trainer will get you to the gym and help keep you accountable.
  • Trainer’s help you create goals with specific outcomes that can be tracked. He or she will track your progress. Knowing how much you’ve progressed is important and keep you on the road to success. It’s why winners keep score.
  • You’ll never be bored when you workout with a trainer. The trainer creates new workouts consistently to avoid boredom. It also helps avoid plateauing.
  • If the cost of a personal trainer isn’t in your budget, we offer an alternative that’s affordable. It’s a group class run by a trainer. You’ll get all the benefits of a trainer, but at a fraction of the price, since everyone shares the cost of the trainer’s time.

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How To Find Your Motivation

How To Find Your Motivation

It’s not always easy to get your clothes packed and drive to the gym or to go right after a long day’s work. Sometimes, you simply want to skip your workout. That’s why knowing your personal motivation to get fitter is extremely important. In fact, it is the driving force that keeps you going especially when the going gets tough or your weight has plateaued. As a trainer, I help provide motivation, but only you can identify your ultimate motivating factor.

A motivation is a deep desire to see a specific outcome.

Did you have a health scare and suddenly your future looked bleak if you didn’t change some things in your life. That’s often a reason people start to workout, but a negative picture in your brain is never a good idea. Instead, focus on all the fun you can have, years from now, dancing at your child’s wedding or having an abundance of energy no matter what your age. Build a mental image of what you WANT, rather than what you want to avoid.

Keep your motivation in front of you.

No matter what your motivation, whether it’s to look better, feel better or have more energy, find a way to keep your motivation in front of you until all the changes that are necessary are habits. If you want to look great and feel great, find pictures that express what that means to you and put them in places you’ll see frequently. Take a before picture in a form fitting outfit and date it. Plan to take another picture in the same spot and outfit every month to compare. We can help you with healthy eating with our nutritional plan that includes meal plans that are easy to make.

Get a workout buddy and play with the kids.

While group training and our personal training program can help you stay motivated and accountable, if you’re working out on your own, get a workout buddy. Just knowing you’ll be meeting with someone and have someone to answer to if you don’t workout can help you exercise when you’d rather watch Netflix. If your motivation is having more energy and better health to be able to care for your family, include them in your fitness regimen. Spend time playing with the kids, whether it’s riding bikes, walking or shooting hoops, it’s both good exercise and good family time.

  • Schedule your workout at the same time every day and include it on your calendar as you would any appointment. It helps get you in the habit of exercising daily.
  • Focus on your progress. It doesn’t matter what your motivation is, knowing you’re headed in the right direction means keeping score. Track several types of things, beside pounds and inches, such as measuring your endurance. If you couldn’t run a block before and now three is easy, you’re progressing.
  • Always focus on what you want when you’re trying to find your motivation and always look for positive changes. It doesn’t matter where you are now, always look forward to where you will be in the future.
  • While looking at your motivation, also look at your excuses and reasons you can’t reach your goal. If it’s time, remember your energy level will be higher when you get fit and you’ll get things done more quickly. Find a positive change to counteract every negative reaction.

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Should You Worry About Hormones In Food?

Should You Worry About Hormones In Food?

SkinSport in Anthem, AZ, we focus on a healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise and a nutritious diet. Eating healthy means more than just focusing on the basic nutrients, it also means paying attention to how that food was raised. If it’s plant based, were pesticides or other chemicals used? When considering food from an animal source, the same thing is true. How was the animal raised? What was it fed? One of the important questions is about hormones in food and whether there should be concern about the effect it has on health.

It’s important to look at the safety of recombinant bovine growth hormones—rBGH.

What are rBGH? They’re the hormones that increase the milk production of cows. While that may good, in one way, for consumers, since it lowers the cost of milk, learning whether it can pose a danger to humans who drink that milk should be the first concern. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that it doesn’t affect humans directly. The bad news is that it does increase a second hormone called IGF— insulin-like growth factor—in the milk of cows who receive rBGH by as much as a factor of ten. IGF creates effects similar to human growth hormone—HGH—which may increase the risk for certain forms of cancer, such as prostate or breast cancer. Luckily, that amount is still small compared to what the body makes every day.

There are other complications when you give cows rBGH.

Giving cows this hormone may increase milk production, but it comes at a price to the cow. Studies reveal that cows that receive it have a higher incidence of udder infections than those that don’t. When udder infections occur, an antibiotic must be given. Some scientists worry that the frequent introduction of antibiotics could be contributing to antibiotic resistant bacteria that could transfer to humans.

Cattle are fattened for the market and estrogen may be used to fatten them.

Most of the beef in the grocery comes from cattle that receive this hormone. Those that don’t are labeled organic. When ranchers get cattle ready for market, they give each one an implant that has a combination of hormones, but the most prominent one is estrogen. The amount you ingest when you eat meat may be minor compared to the amount your body makes, whether you’re male or female, but that’s not necessarily true for children. Some scientists believe it may be responsible for the earlier onset of puberty, which averages about seven months.

  • While rBGH is still in some milk, it’s being used far less than it used to be and is used far less than when it was first approved in 1993. In fact, one study completed in 2007 revealed only one in five dairy cows received it.
  • While no concrete evidence is available on the potential harm from milk from cows given rBGH, most people who focus on their health choose to avoid it. It’s better to error on the side of caution.
  • The secondary hormone—IGF-1—which increases in cows given rBGH, can increase the risk for diseases like diabetes, according to one study.
  • A review published in 2009 suggested that infants drinking milk from cows that were given rBGH could later be adversely affected as adults.

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