Get to know Dr. A’nna Roby on The Running Public Podcast

An endurance athlete, Doctor, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dr. A’nna joins us for a look into the way nutrition and blood testing affect our performance. We begin with general principles then progress to Anna’s specialty: female-specific nutrition and blood testing. If you are a female athlete, coach female athletes, or even just know a female athlete, the second half of this interview is now on your “must-listen” list!

DR. A’NNA TALKS BLOOD TESTING WITH FULL CIRCLE COACHING

ATHLETE BLOOD TEST TOPICS 3:40 – Inflammation 5:00 – When to blood test 8:06 – Adrenal fatigue  12:00- ABT.she 15:00 – IRON 17:50 – Testosterone 20:00 – Magnesium 24:00 Cholesterol  27 – The athlete blood test difference Dr. A’nna strives to inspire people to optimally fuel their bodies to achieve their best and have a positive impact on the world. She is the only combined Ph.D./RD specializing in sports performance nutrition in the world with Read more…

Should Athletes Supplement with Collagen?

Collagen is the most prevalent protein in your body. It’s essential for providing structure to your skin, hair, nails and even helps your blood clot. In the past few years, collagen’s gained popularity showing up in everything from muffins to water (sister-in-law gave me collagen water at her house, who knew?!). In this post, I look beyond the fancy marketing to give you an overview if athletes should take collagen. What is collagen? Collagen is Read more…

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. The Sun and Vitamin D 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…

11 WAYS ATHLETES CAN MAXIMIZE NUTRIENTS WHEN COOKING

Cooking foods at lower temperature for a shorter period of time and minimizing the amount of water will maximize nutrient content of your food. There is no perfect cooking method that keeps all the nutrients but as long as athletes are eating a nutritious, well-rounded diet, you don’t have to sweat it, you’ll get what you need.

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…