Can Vitamin D Reduce Covid-19 Risk for Athletes?

Key Takeaway: Vitamin D is helpful for supporting the immune system and may reduce susceptibility of Covid-19. Get a blood test to check vitamin D levels and supplement accordingly. Avoid taking over 4,000 IU per day and stay well. Vitamin D in the summer Normally I tell my clients they can stop taking a vitamin D supplement in the summer months if they are outside often. Vitamin D is actually a hormone that’s made when Read more…

The Red Blood Cell Panel for Athletes

I just watched the new fascinating ESPN documentary about Lance Armstrong. In the film, Lance describes working with now-infamous coach Dr. Ferrari. According to Lance, Ferrari’s training philosophy was “less is more…all you need is red cells.” Low Red Blood Cell can Cause Training Fatigue By now, it’s no secret that red blood cells provide the fuel, in the form of oxygen, athletes need to compete at their best. That’s why the red blood cell Read more…

Top 5 Ways to Make Next Season Your Best Yet

There is a wide range of feelings when it comes to canceled races. You’re allowed to feel upset, stressed, or even happy you’re off the hook. Whatever your emotions are regarding the cancellations, know that they are valid. We can’t change the situation, so let’s make the most of it. Competing Takes A Toll Competing takes a toll on your body, even more than training. Why? There are a lot of stresses on the body Read more…

The #1 Mistake Injured Athletes Make

We’ve all been there, whether it’s a crash, sprain, strain or another ailment, we’ve all been injured. When athletes are sidelined from training they often make a huge mistake- they slash calories. “I’m not training so I don’t need to eat very much.” False. When you’re injured you don’t need to be eating as much as when you have hard or long training sessions but cutting calories during an injury can lead to permanent damage Read more…

Genetic Testing for Athletes

It’s undeniable that good health is the foundation for optimal performance. Nutrients absorbed from the food you eat are what fuels your body’s processes. Your body can’t function without them, making the interdependency with nutrition inherent. Food affects everyone differently, and genetics is a big reason why.