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Immune Health & Triathletes

Immune Health & Triathletes

This past March while we were still learning about COVID-19, most of the nutrition and health information was focused on determining the cause, its mechanism of action, its effects, and how to prevent it.  Since then, discussions and webinars that I have participated in with…

Whey Protein or Collagen Protein?

Whey Protein or Collagen Protein?

*Products are for example and illustrative purposes only; images do not represent endorsement of brand or product* An athlete recently asked how if they could use collagen powder interchangeably with their whey protein powder. They explained that if they use 20 grams of protein powder…

Personalized Nutrition for Cancer Care

Personalized Nutrition for Cancer Care

This is the title for an exciting presentation by Dr. Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH that I observed during the 2020 Scripps Natural Supplements conference. People are looking for alternative nutrition approaches to oncology care and I have found it frustrating that most nutrition information online,…

Meal Planning Made Simple

Meal Planning Made Simple

Instead of meal planning = slaving over food scales, measuring cups, nutrition facts labels, and calories, focus on planning where and when you will buy premade food for the week.

Western States 100

Western States 100

⛰ I volunteered in the medical tent at the finish line for Western States 💯 … . Was hoping for some extreme medical cases to treat 🤕 but 😀 no one needed it!! Most avoided using ibuprofen during the race as well!!! 👍 However as…

The Crossroads

The Crossroads

To remain motivated, committed and disciplined to train for triathlon or any bigger-than-life event requires characteristics commonly recognized in Type “A” personalities. These characteristics are great for completing to-do lists, setting and attaining goals. When it comes to diet and food, these characteristics can be…

Muscle Cramps: Hydration, Salt and Fatigue

Muscle Cramps: Hydration, Salt and Fatigue

The heat and humidity this summer has many of our clients suffering from muscle cramps. Looking at past research and theories on muscle cramps, we must conclude that the elusive question of what causes muscle cramps remains unanswered. The three main causes cited for causing…

Semantics of Hydration

Semantics of Hydration

Semantics are important when it comes to hydration to distinguish between two common terms associated with sweating: dehydration and hyponatremia. Differentiating terminology related to over and under consuming fluids and the concern for each is important.

Impact Loading and Nutrition in Cyclists

Impact Loading and Nutrition in Cyclists

I presented the findings of my research during a thematic poster session on “Energy Availability” at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1, 2013. The abstract was published in Medicine…