DIGESTION – ‘THE ATHLETE'S ENGINE’
Digestion is the foundation for health and athletic performance. Digestive disturbances are more and more common today due to stress, food choices, longer work days, less sleep, etc… By assessing your gut function, you are getting a snapshot of how your body’s ‘engine’ is running. Poor digestive function can lead to gas and bloating, heartburn, frequent colds and flus, allergies, chronic inflammation and sore joints, food allergies, and poor recovery after training.
CORTISOL (STRESS) HORMONES
Intense training or long, busy workdays dramatically increases your cortisol levels. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can deplete muscle glycogen stores, lower testosterone levels, lead to loss of muscle mass, impair immunity, and lead to symptoms of overtraining. This convenient lab testing can help you determine ‘how hard’ your body is working and therefore what additional foods or supplements you need to improve how you look, feel, and perform.
Clinical studies unanimously show that intense training depletes immune system function, leading to more colds and flus for athletes. Catching a cold at the wrong time of year can quickly derail your training or knock you off the podium. Learn how to develop a dietary and supplement regime to help boost your immunity and keep colds and flus at bay.
Athletes or executives can be prone to systemic inflammation due to training poor food choices, or chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAID’s inhibit cartilage formation and a very damaging to the stomach, and therefore are not good long-term solutions to pain and inflammation. Our lab tests can determine the exact measure of inflammation in the body and then a prescribed protocol given to help control inflammation naturally.