category: Sports Medicine

Six Nutrients Runners Need to be Aware of

February 19, 2019

Running. Is. Awesome. It releases endorphins. It takes us to our happy place. It gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. But when we are tired and stressed, getting to this place of freedom can seem like a constant uphill run.  It’s not you. You may be suffering from Nutrient Deficiencies that can leave you feeling like […]

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RUNNING OVERTIME – Runners who work LONG Hours

September 19, 2018

Strategies to REVERSE YOUR PYRAMID, Support your Immune System and Stress Response when under Pressure to Perform Anyone who works long hours has the potential for burn out. Runners, athletes and those who are trying to whip themselves into shape who work long hours AND train in their spare time are at a higher risk […]

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IV Vitamin Treatment for Athletes

July 27, 2018

Today’s world is demanding. We expect our body to perform. Foundational treatments provide long-standing results but take time to implement. Offering nutrient replacement via intravenous drip provides doses that can bypass the digestive system giving us results and the luxury of time to work on those foundational skills. What is an IV Vitamin Treatment? Introducing […]

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When Soccer Imitates Life: Diving in Soccer through a Nuanced Lens of Neuroscience

July 11, 2018

In the midst of World Cup fandom, a number of interesting human behaviours come to light—both amidst players and fans. In watching how it all plays out, I have come to notice and try to explain some of the reactions and tactics that I have seen unfold. One of the main issues that tends to […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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Power Labs: Optimize your Potential with the Organic Acids Test

December 05, 2017

Personalized Testing to Impact your Performance is Pushing the limits with modern research. Want a competitive edge? This simple urine test will give you unique information to optimize your physiology.  When I have an athlete come into the office, it is not necessarily how fast or strong they are that concerns me.  What I am […]

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Athletes – Food Sensitivities Slowing You Down?

November 06, 2017

Can the foods you eat impact your performance? Absolutely. So what if your “go to” super food is making you slow? As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am always looking to find the root cause to your concerns.  If your performance is suffering,  I look to understand the physiological pathways that are functioning sub optimally and […]

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Running past the Headache. A case study of how Magnesium may be able help.

September 11, 2017

“The alarm beeps at 6am. She pours some magnesium powder into one of her three water bottles, straps them to her waist and is off before anyone in the house is awake”. If you have a performance problem like headaches, case studies are a vital key to discover trends and uncover patterns.  In this runner, […]

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Is your energy gel actually slowing you down?

August 24, 2017

As an active runner and Naturopathic Doctor, I hear a lot of talk about energy gel and goo’s especially from my running and cycling clients. The challenge they find is that there is so much information and marketing out there, they don’t know which ones to choose? And what if that little package of power […]

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Marathon Mom ~ No limits

May 14, 2017

Marathon mom, can you have kids and run too? Some may say it’s just not possible. Despite best intentions it is easy to have an endless array of excuses.  The most common of those is, “I just don’t have the time”.  I agree, there is no doubt, training for something like a marathon take up […]

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