Alright guys -
this is my chance to give back to the community. I am a graduate student researcher in a prominent, prestigious university with a specific concentration in metabolism (primarily focusing in on carbohydrate metabolism and type II diabetes). I am also a certified personal trainer (NSCA-cpt) and my BS is in Kinesiology as well. Don't really know why I'm sharing that all with you...
I am NOT a practicing MD / Physician. I cannot PRESCRIBE anything. I can HELP with your programs. I am NOT an RD (Registered Dietitian). I cannot prescribe a diet.
I CAN make recommendations and field questions to the best of my abilities. Unfortunately, a lot of information out there is skewed, biased or complete and total bunk. A lot of it isn't even common knowledge unfortunately. I know there are a lot of educated minds on these boards and I ALWAYS welcome others incite, educated backgrounds, and experiences. Unfortunately I am performing a new Lit Review for my next study ... so my time is limited to provide lengthy, educated responses as often as I'd like... so please, bear with me.
I reserve the right to refuse to respond to questions I do not feel appropriate. If I cannot respond adequately and appropriately, I will inform you of such and ATTEMPT to lead you to resources that can help you.
I do hope this offer/this thread does not get out of hand. I respectfully request (if this works) that you ask one question... so that I may respond to others.
And again, I know there are MANY educated minds on these boards.. I am nothing short of happy for them to respond and provide knowledge and feedback to those who specialize in OTHER areas.