Hamstring Injury: Prevention and Treatment

By |February 5th, 2014|

Are You At Risk For A Hamstring Injury?
If you’ve ever injured a hamstring you know how difficult the recovery process can be.  Knowledge is power! The more we know about the causes of this injury, the better we can prevent them in the future.  This article looks at what recent research tells us about hamstring injury risk factors and prevention […]

Energy Requirements for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part I

By |January 17th, 2014|

Sports Performance and Nutrition
 
Part I – Energy Requirements for Athletes
Part II – Nutritional Guidelines  |  Part III – Food Choices  |  Part IV – Hydration and Supplements

If you are serious about athletics, or know someone who is, you already know that athletes are a slightly different breed of human.  They flirt with the extreme limits of human physiology, and feed […]

Nutrition Guidelines for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part II

By |January 17th, 2014|

Sports Performance and Nutrition 
 
Part II – Nutrition Guidelines for Athletes
Part I – Energy Requirements  |  Part III – Food Choices  |  Part IV – Hydration and Supplements An athlete’s capacity to perform is determined by his or her ability to mobilize energy substrates stored in the body, and shunting them to power muscle contractions.  In terms of efficiency, it is highly […]

Food Choices for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part III

By |January 17th, 2014|

Sports Performance and Nutrition
 
Part III – Nutritional Timings and Food Choices for Athletes
Part I – Energy Requirements  |  Part II – Nutritional Guidelines  |  Part IV – Hydration and Supplements Once an athlete has a good grasp of the quantity and proportions of energy necessary to optimally fuel their activity, they must implement a strategy to fulfill these requirements.  While there […]

Hydration and Supplements for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part IV

By |January 17th, 2014|

Sports Performance and Nutrition
 
Part IV – Hydration and Supplements for Athletes
Part I – Energy Requirements  |  Part II – Nutritional Guidelines  |  Part III – Food Choices 

Everybody knows that water is a necessity of life.  Water is fundamental to nearly every physiologic process in the body that makes physical activity even possible.  It maintains blood volume to allow oxygen and […]

Magnesium Part I: Magnesium Pharmacology

By |October 17th, 2013|

Magnesium: The Underrated Mineral

Part I – Magnesium Pharmacology
Minerals are chemical elements that provide structure and regulate the internal environment in living organisms.  Despite making up only a small fraction of the body, only 4% of total body weight, their importance is markedly undervalued.  In fact, human life would not even be possible without them.  When we do hear about minerals […]