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Almost a year ago I became aware of one of the most important compounds for your body – Glutathione. Glutathione is made up of three amino acids – glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. (Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins.) Many people call glutathione the “mother of all antioxidants” for our body. What does an antioxidant…(Read More)

Sports are soooo body conscious these days. Let’s face it – the tiny shorts (or not so tiny) runners wear and the spandex triathletes wear (among other athletes) are not very forgiving. Honestly, most people don’t look good in wetsuits – even a lot of the pros. Most athletes have body composition goals or a…(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)

This post is the beginning of a series on determining how many calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat you need per day. Enjoy! Determining how many calories you need can be tricky. If you google “how many calories do I need” you get hundreds of results with all sorts of different calculators. How do you know…(Read More)

This story is aimed at the ladies. Guys, you can feel free to tune in to the next post/newsletter. I know I missed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), but this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Ladies, you’ve got to protect the girls. By “girls” I mean your breasts. As…(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)

Sarah Seppa, my current fabulous intern from the University of Houston Dietetic Internship, wrote this blog about using real food during endurance and ultra-endurance training and racing. Thanks Sarah! An Ironman triathlon takes a long time to complete, 11 to 16 hours for most athletes, give or take.  100-mile races take even longer…(Read More)

Fall Marathon? Practice Now!


If you are racing a fall marathon – Chicago, Marine Corps, NY, etc. – now is the time to start planning and practicing your race nutrition. You want to have a nailed down nutrition plan for race day that you KNOW WILL WORK.  How do you put together a marathon race nutrition plan? Well. .…(Read More)

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