Sometimes no matter how many planks or stretches you do, back pain just can’t be resolved without surgery. This is a newer, simpler surgery that is proving to be helpful to many people.

‘Ground breaking’: New lower back pain treatment shows lasting results
“There’s hope out there, you don’t have to give up,” one patient

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin, but from pumpkin pie to pumpkin spiced lattes, many of fall’s most popular pumpkin treats are sadly lacking in nutritional value. In honor of the first day of fall, TB12 is sharing its Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancake recipe, packaged with plenty of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C — all of which support heart health.  

Tom Brady’s Plant-Based Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancake from TB12
For more plant-based recipes from Tom Brady, check out his 6 favorites, everything from his berry smoothie to sweet potato avocado toast.. Tom Brady’s TB12 Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancake. Serves 2-4 Ingredients. 2 flax eggs; 1/2 cup pumpkin puree; 1/2 cup old fashion oats; 1 scoop TB12 Vanilla Plant-Based

Collagen protein vs Whey protein

Whey protein, a complete protein, provides all 9 essential amino acids, and if you’re trying to increase muscle mass it is considered one of the best sources. The recommended amount varies depending on whether or not you are exercising regularly, but 100 gr a day is the minimum amount you should consume, with at least 25 gr in each feeding (40 gr for folks over 60 yrs.) 
Collagen is not a complete protein. Collagen contains 19 amino acids, however the one missing is tryptophan, one of the essential 9 amino acids that make up a complete protein. So by definition, collagen is not a complete protein, whereas whey protein is. Yet collagen protein is found to protect joints, improve skin, hair, nails, and bone, and may help with weight loss. You don’t have to buy a supplement if you focus on good eating habits.  Eating foods high in vitamin C (like citrus fruits, strawberries and red bell peppers), foods high in collagen (such as seafood, meat and eggs) can make a difference in your skin, and eating animal proteins such as fish, chicken, beef, dairy, and pork, can provide all the protein you need if you make the effort to replace empty calories with foods that get you closer to your goals. Vegetarians have to work harder to get a complete protein profile throughout the day. If you need help with that, let me know!

So, as you can see “there are numerous benefits to each one, and there is no reason you can’t rotate both. If you are trying to decide between the two, an easy way to make the decision is based on your goals. Are you trying to build muscle, increase glutathione and immunity? Then whey protein is the best choice. Are you trying to improve collagen production, skin, hair, gums, joint pain or expedite muscle injury recovery? Then collagen protein is the best choice.”   

The attached article references several good products with links to others. I’ve also attached a photo showing 3 types of protein I recommend (although I usually purchase the Isopure unflavored protein instead of vanilla) with the marine collagen being a good source for those who don’t prefer dairy or bovine sources. Pea & Brown Rice combo proteins are a good vegan source, and soy proteins work well for some folks, too.

Whey Protein vs. Collagen Protein: Which is better in 2022?
Hi Pat, Technically, collagen is a protein supplement due to its amino acid profile, but it is not considered a complete protein because of it has 8 out of the 9 essential amino acids (missing tryptophan). That may be why that stated that it is not a protein
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