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GI Health

The Role of Melatonin in Gut Health

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Melatonin is known for its role in regulating the sleep–wake cycle, but it has additional roles in the body including the support of antioxidant status and a healthy inflammatory response. It also may play a role in maintaining a balanced gut microbiota. Many of ...
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Overtraining

Overtraining

Overtraining is considered an enemy of performance, health, and wellbeing. But is it always such a bad thing, in every single case? I want to start with a phrase that I learned from my late mentor that says “fatigue masks fitness”, and that encloses what I’m about to talk about ...
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Gastrointestinal

Glutamine and Its Role in Gut Health

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body with critical roles in human health. It acts as an intermediary in energy metabolism and is a substrate for the synthesis of glutathione, neurotransmitters, and nucleotide bases. Although glutamine is classically described as a ...
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Spotting

Spotting the Right Way

I have had the privilege of being in a large number of gyms around the world, and that has allowed me to witness many different spotting techniques, and funny enough, they repeat themselves worldwide.   Those techniques (if this could be called a technique) go from the personal trainer or ...
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Thyroid

Weight Loss and Thyroid Testing: Beyond Just TSH

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Get a bunch of doctors together and ask about thyroid testing, and you’re likely to get a range of responses. One might say that TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is the best and, oftentimes, the only test needed, and another might say that TSH is not ...
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Pain

Pain, Good or Bad?

As I mentioned in an article before, we are living in the society, times, and mindset of the quick fix, and that also relates to pain relief, as I’ll explain in the following paragraphs.   Different types of pain I have my own classification for different types of pain. For ...
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Bad Breath

Bad Breath? This is what you need to know

Guest blog by Designs for Sports Not much can ruin a pleasant conversation more than bad breath particularly when it’s taking place within tight confines such as an office or car. Oral malodor is often much more than a superficial offense requiring peppermints or toothpaste. It can be an indication ...
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Sprinter

Prescribing High Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a powerful tool for coaches, trainers, and trainees when prescribed correctly.   What Science Says Even though the scope of this article is not to show all the research behind the prescription of HIIT, I’m going to name some of the benefits that science ...
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Neurons

The Neurobiology of Acetyl L-Carnitine

Guest blog by Designs for Sport The human brain is a complex organ that may undergo changes during the aging process. Age-related declines in cognitive function and neurological health may be related to multiple biological pathways. These may include neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of ...
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Tennis - Sampras

The Preparation of a Tennis Player

In this article I’ll share the steps and considerations in order to prepare a tennis player to be a winner in his/her class.   This Division 1 tennis player couldn’t practice his sport because he had medial and lateral epicondylitis and one of the tendons had a 40% rupture. He ...
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Obesity

The Testosterone/Estrogen Balance in Men

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Testosterone deficiency is reported in 20% of men over 60 years of age and rapidly increases to more than 50% of all men over the age of 80.  The declining levels of testosterone are a natural occurrence for a number of physiological reasons but ...
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Meal Plan

How to Prescribe Eating Plans

In Part 1 of this article, I described the different types of diets and how they apply to different population. In the second part I’ll describe how I prescribe eating plans to my athletes and clients.   How do I prescribe eating plans to my athletes or clients? As you ...
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vitamins

Micronutrient Support for Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Guest blog by Designs for Sports Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), is a medical condition that is growing in numbers on a global scale. Worldwide, approximately 463 million adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, and those numbers are expected to surpass 700 million by 2045. Diabetes ...
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Diet 1

What Is Your Type of Diet? – Part 1

The word diet comes from the Greek “diaita” which means way of life, which in turn is derived from the verb “diaitan” which means rule your own life, to govern yourself. This to me implies individuality!   As you can see, the original meaning of the word has been distorted ...
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Salmon

Protein & Kidney Health

Guest Blog by Designs for Sports “Not only are there zero case reports of kidney injury from high protein diets—the medical dogma of restricting protein in chronic kidney disease is almost purely mythical.” (Theodore Naiman, MD, a family physician well known in the low carb and ketogenic community)   “Increased ...
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Quads

Leg Building Routine

I believe that things don’t happen by accident, and as very eloquently mentioned in a TED talk, ideas come from the conjugation of many different factors.   In this specific case, we were filming exercises for the training software and it was a leg day, particularly squats. In order to ...
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Protein Steak

Protein & Bone Health

Guest Blog by Designs for Sports It’s hard to believe that in certain circles, protein has gotten a reputation as being harmful for bone health.  After all, Paleolithic hunter-gatherer diets typically contained a large proportion of meat, yet anthropologists can sometimes distinguish the remains of hunter-gatherers from those of agriculturalists ...
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Cyclist

Case Study: Structural Assessment and Strength Balance on a Cyclist

Having statistical data is always fascinating, especially when is about showing the results and benefits of doing a proper Structural Assessment analysis, along with the right training program for that person.   This is a case study of a cyclist that was looking at improving his performance after a relatively ...
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Weight Loss

Where Should I Start For Weight Loss?

Guest Blog by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon There is a lot of confusion in the weight loss space. While there are certainly many factors as to why high-quality weight loss can be challenging, one cannot overlook the core fundamentals.   One core principle is understanding what you put in your mouth. ...
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Brain

Better Brain Performance

Did you know that you can enhance and positively affect your brain performance? And that you can accomplish this at any time of the day? Here is how I do it.   I recently wrote an article about Pre-Workout Supplements where I addressed the subject of my favorite supplements to ...
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Meat

Do We Really Need 30 Grams of Protein?

Guest blog by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Before I get into the direct answer; let’s start by talking about the food guide pyramid that came in the mid-1980’s, basically it said we’re going to reduce higher quality proteins and animal proteins, because of cholesterol and saturated fat. That we should eat ...
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