Sports nutrition

2 Alternative Nutrition Tips for Serious Athletes


Nearly everyone participates in some sport, from bowling to long-distance cycling; from skateboarding to power-lifting. Every sport has one thing in common: physical activity. Beyond that, different sports can exact very different requirements on the human body. Serious athletes who put their bodies through very high levels of physical stress by pushing the limits of

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A Probiotic Piece of the Weight Loss Puzzle


  In a scientific study conducted recently*, researchers asked participants to take two pills daily in addition to following a common weight-loss diet. Some pills contained probiotics and some were placebos. After 12 weeks, women who had taken the probiotics had lost almost twice as much weight as those who had taken the placebo. This

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Probiotics Successfully Reduce GI Symptoms in Male Athletes


For quite some time, probiotics advocates have claimed probiotics have a positive effect on an athlete’s gut health, redox biology (free radicals) and immunity, but until 2012 there was a lack of evidence to support those statements. Because the bodies of such highly-trained athletes were likely to be at least a little different from the

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Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away…Yogurt and Probiotics, Too?


Welcome to guest blogger Dr. Robert Rhodes of InjuReplay, makers of a phone app for on-the-spot interactive sports injury information.   Studies show apples, with Vitamin C and other antioxidants, decrease inflammation and speed up healing of wounds, cuts and injuries. That is important to me as a family physician, team doc and founder of

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