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A common question I get associated with an athlete’s poor race performance is,  “Should I get my iron checked”? What makes iron such an important player in an athlete’s performance to make us want to get our levels checked and run out to buy iron supplements?  Why is iron so important to runners? “Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your

Like Beyonce sang, “Who run the world? Girls.”  Women really do run the world - over the last decade more women are the people running across the finish lines than men. According to the NY Times, “in the United States alone, women make up 57 percent of finishers — that's about 10.7 million women racing. Globally, female race participation is up 25 percent, compared to

"Eat right for your type", Naturopathic physician, Peter D’Adamo, published this book in 1996.  The book's details how people can become healthier, increase longevity, and reach their ideal weight by eating according to their blood type ( A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, AB-). Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Natural therapies include nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and

The long-standing joke for half marathoners and full marathoners is to carb-load the night before with a big plate of pasta. The truth is, much more planning goes into proper pre-race nutrition than just simply overloading the night before.  More importantly, if you planned on doing it all in one meal, you may end up hindering your performance with fatigue, gut issues, and inflammation. For those of

Hydration and Endurance Performance Author: Lauren Burdick Miles and Macros Hydration plays an important role in your body’s functions – during exercise and day-to-day. Water is needed to maintain adequate blood pressure and it delivers blood to the brain, liver, and kidneys. If fluids are restricted your exercise performance can be negatively affected. During exercise fluid demands are higher so that oxygen and blood flow can be delivered to

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