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Following these 5 steps can resolve your digestive issues and get you feeling great! If you have bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, or any combination of these, you’re probably frustrated. Maybe angry. You just want to get better. To feel better. The “5 R” Program can help. What is the 5 R program? In the…(Read More)

If you find something where it isn’t supposed to be, you take it from where it shouldn’t be and put it where it should. Right? For example, if you found a sharp knife in a child’s toy box, you’d take it out of the toy box and put it where it…(Read More)

We talk about brain health, heart health, keeping our muscles strong. But, we don’t talk about gut health. Much. I mean, some of us do. But, most people don’t. Yeah, I get it it. Talking about gut health and digestive issues isn’t really “fun”. You especially don’t want to talk to…(Read More)

Ironman Texas was this past weekend (Saturday, May 18, 2013). It looked to be a beautiful, if warm day in the days leading up to the race. We’ve had a very cool spring for Southeast Texas. We’ve had bouts of low’s in the 40’s and highs in the 50’s, 60…(Read More)

Triathletes are fun to work with. They are intelligent, love to learn, like to work hard, and follow instructions. One character trait that makes working with triathletes both fun and frustrating is what I call “shiny ball syndrome.” Triathletes love to get the latest-and-greatest, newest thing on the market – a new gadget, new…(Read More)

What do you do if you are going to do a long race and don’t like the nutrition that is provided on the course or just want to carry your own? One solution is to use concentrated bottles. When I ran the Paris marathon last year, I used concentrated bottles to pack in 5…(Read More)

Eat, Tweak, and Repeat


We are entering the training season for a lot of endurance and ultra-endurance events. A couple of key ways athletes can improve their performance is to get their pre- and post-race nutrition nailed down. Knowing what you are going to eat in the couple of days before and immediately after a race can…(Read More)

You have probably seen the ads on TV that talk about the good bacteria in your gastrointestinal system (GI system). They are selling products that help reduce gas, bloating, constipation, etc. You’ve probably asked if these products work and why you may need them in the first place. Your GI system is your small…(Read More)

What you eat on race day is absolutely critical. It is one factor in determining if you finish the race with a smile on your face or if you don’t finish because you spent the race in the port-a-can. However, what you eat in the days up to the race can have…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.

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