Author Archive: Joseph Dixon

Class 14 – Nutrition and Health – Chapter 6 – Diets that protect against CVD

Salad Friday:  Salmon, butternut squash, spinach, barley salad, cherry tomatoes, and green beans.

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Class 13 – Nutrition and Health – Chapter 6 – Lipoprotein Metabolism

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Class 12 – Nutrition and Health – Chapter 6 – The Wonderful World of Lipids

Last Time I discussed how Protein Synthesis and Protein Degradation are going on simultaneously in every cell.  Here is the Board Presentation.  This is also diagrammed in the Lecture Slides.   Friday Salad: Spinach, chicken, Quinoa – butternut squash salad, green beans with roasted red peppers, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes     Wonderful World of …

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Class 11 – Nutrition and Health – Chapter 5 – Finish Protein and Amino Acids

  See this short article on Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplements by Dr. Kimberly Gillan of Edith Cowan University, Australia: https://amp.nine.com.au/article/fcef2296-d1da-4192-869e-6ff9fd90ff9e I agree 95% about not needing BCAA supplements!  Protein is far better!  But athletes need no more than 1.6 grams of protein / Kg body weight, although even this high amount is debated by …

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Class 10 – Nutrition and Health – Chapter 5 – Protein and Amino Acids

Salad Friday: One for me and one for a student who provides a great answer to a tough question!   Comparing Beef and Beans:  

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Class 9 – Nutrition and Health – Exam 1

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Class 8A – Nutrition and Health – Questions from Students for Exam 1

Here are great questions from 2 students in class: Student 1: Hello Professor,   I have some questions on material regarding the first exam, which I am honestly a bit nervous about. I haven’t taken a science class since my sophomore year of high school and was never really good at it. I’d also like to …

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Class 8 – Nutrition and Health – Finish Carbohydrates – Exam next class

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Class 7A – Nutrition and Health – What We Went Over About Carbohydrates

In today’s class (Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 – lots of hail, snow and rain)) we went over three things:  Reviewed Digestion of starch and absorption of glucose.  Then we went over how glucose is distributed throughout the body.  See presentation on Blackboard.  We talked glycemic Index and what are the factors that affect it.  We …

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Class 7 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2019 – Chapter 4 of McGuire – Finish Carbohydrates

There is class today, but attendance will not be taken and the lecture will be gone over very slowly and repeated on Friday for the most part. So if you have a long commute, don’t worry about attending. If you are near campus, come to lecture if you feel up to it. LOOK OVER THE …

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