The Athlete’s Gut

By Patrick Wilson

$24.95

The Athlete’s Gut is an in-depth look at the GI system that offers a much-needed resource for troubleshooting GI problems.

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The Athlete’s Gut is an in-depth look at the GI system that offers a much-needed resource for troubleshooting GI problems.

The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete’s performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition?

The Athlete’s Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport. Written by Patrick Wilson, professor of exercise science and registered dietitian, this gut guide for athletes combines the latest research on exercise and the gut with humorous descriptions and relatable stories. Athletes will better understand the inner workings of their own gut and will be equipped to make the needed changes to diet and exercise to perform—and feel—better.

The Athlete’s Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress
Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD
Paperback with b&w figures, tables, and charts throughout.
7″ x 9″, 320 pp., $24.95, 9781948007108

The Athlete’s Gut:

Patrick Wilson

Paperback. Figures, tables, and charts throughout.

Shipping Dimensions: 7in x 9in x 1in 320pp $24.95, Inventory 9781948007108, Shipping 1lbs

Introduction

Part 1: Gut Function and the Effects of Exercise

Chapter 1: Gut Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 2: The Origins of Gut Symptoms

Part 2: Nutrition and the Athlete’s Gut

Chapter 3: Energy

Chapter 4: Carbohydrate

Chapter 5: Fat

Chapter 6: Protein

Chapter 7: Fluid and Hydration

Chapter 8: Sodium

Chapter 9: Training the Gut

Chapter 10: Dietary Supplements

Part 3: Psychology and the Athlete’s Gut

Chapter 11: Stress and Anxiety

Chapter 12: Stress and Anxiety Management

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Appendix B: Medications Affecting the Gut

Notes

Index

About the Author

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