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Proper Hydration for the Endurance Athlete

It is essential to stay on top of your fluid needs.

Is There a Difference Between Bottled Water and Tap?

Americans currently consume more than 9 billion gallons of bottled water per year.

Does Caffeine Really Dehydrate You?

The effects of caffeine

In North America, about 90 percent of adults regularly consume caffeine, mainly in liquid form, whether from cola, tea, coffee, or other caffeine-laced beverages.

How Alcohol Affects Athletic Performance

Many who drink alcohol may not be aware of how it can affect their athletic performance.

The Importance of Protein for Masters Athletes

The amount of recovery is different for everyone—factors like age, training intensity, schedule, and diet all play a role in the recovery process.

Proper Carbo Loading for Endurance Athletes

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The term "carb-loading" is probably one of the most misunderstood nutrition strategies among triathletes.

The Dangers of Under Fueling

Experts contend that pushing the calorie-cutting envelope can potentially backfire and actually lead to negative effects on both your health and performance.

How to Calculate Your Sweat Rate

Every triathlete anticipates, experiments, and maybe stresses a bit (or a lot) about race day nutrition, starting with the foundation of fluid replacement.

The Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

Tart cherry juice is a natural juice containing powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free, or Allergic to Gluten: The Spectrum of Gluten Issues

Would taking wheat out of your diet improve your performance?

How to Properly Fuel Your Swim Workouts

By approaching your swim workouts with a sports nutrition approach, you can get more out of your workouts in the pool and be more prepared for your other sessions, too.

How to Fuel Up For the Long Run

Photography by Alexis Berg from Grand Trail GT

GI disturbance is a more common problem in running than in other endurance sports.

How Cyclists Can Avoid Weak Bones and Osteoporosis

What time of day is best for interval workouts? Time-Crunched Cyclist TCC3

Some endurance sports, such as swimming and cycling, do not help build bone density.

Two Key Factors in The Digestion of Sports Drinks

Sports drink researchers have looked at each of the steps in digestion and absorption to see where the flow may actually slow down or speed up.

The Five Most Common Sugars in Sports Drinks

Reading labels of sports drinks and making sense of the various carbohydrate sources can be confusing.

Nutrition Strategies to Boost Your Immune System

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Periods of heavy training are sometimes associated with depressed immune function, and compromised immune function can be further aggravated by inadequate nutrition.

How to Refuel During an Event

Carbohydrate consumed during longer workouts and events can provide an additional fuel source for the brain and muscles.

The Essentials of Daily Hydration

Water is one of the most essential nutrients for the endurance athlete.

The Consequences of Racing Without a Nutrition Plan

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Racing without a sports nutrition plan can really hurt your performance.

How to Choose the Right Protein Supplement

Which of the protein sources currently used in supplements is best?

Chocolate Milk for Recovery? The Most Common Food Intolerance Is Lactose Intolerance

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Dairy is most definitely one of the first foods to consider when looking at potential sources of food intolerances.

Sports Foods Might Cause Up to 40% of Gastrointestinal Distress in Athletes

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Studies show that up to 40% of athletes have fructose malabsorption, which causes gas, bloating, and other gross GI issues.

Sports Foods Will Kick You When You’re Down

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Processed sports foods often trigger symptoms of food intolerances precisely because they are consumed when you are most vulnerable—during exercise.

“Bad Sleep Foods” Can Make for a Restless Night

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Reactions to specific foods and food ingredients may cause poor sleep patterns as well.

GI Issues: The Most Common Symptom of a Food Intolerance

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Gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common and frequent complaints of endurance athletes.

Is There a Test for Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, and Food Sensitivities?

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While there are many test available for various food issues, most of them are unreliable.

Habits and Foods that Cause GI Problems for Athletes

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60-90% of runners have GI troubles.

Why Are So Many People Allergic to Foods These Days?

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Recent studies show that food intolerances are almost 5 times more prevalent today than in the 1950s.

The Foods You Crave Might Be the Worst For You

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Believe it or not, food cravings can be a sign of intolerance to the food you crave.

Gluten-Free vs. Grain-Free: For Some, Going Gluten-Free Does Not Go Far Enough

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The Athlete’s Fix can show you how to go gluten-free or entirely grain-free, if that’s the diet that makes you feel and perform your best.

Soy: The Unhealthy Health Food

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Why do I accuse soy of being an unhealthy food? Well, it comes down to food processing and quantity.

Beware Vitamin I: Why NSAIDs Are Dangerous for Athletes

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NSAIDS like ibuprofen can take away the pain and inflammation, but they offer athletes a devil’s bargain.

Womens’ Hormonal Cycles Can Make Food Intolerances Worse

When it comes to medical and health research in general, women often seem to miss out.

Are Antibiotics Safe for Athletes?

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If an athlete must use antibiotics for an infection, what steps can he take to limit the damage to his healthy gut biome?

How Long Does The Athlete’s Fix Take?

Some people notice a definitive pattern to their symptoms once they start to track what they’re eating.

WTF Are FODMAPs?!

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FODMAPs is an acronym for a family of carbohydrates that cause cause GI distress in some people.

How The Athlete’s Fix Works: A 3-Step Program

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So how does The Athlete's Fix work?

What Foods Should Athletes Eat? What Foods Should Athletes Avoid?

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When it comes to nutrition, mixed messages and confusion often go hand in hand.

What’s Inside The Athlete’s Fix?

The Athlete's Fix offers a sensible, three-step program to identify food intolerances, navigate popular special diets, and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.

How to Design Your Own, Unique Diet

The Athlete's Fix Food Intolerance Symptoms Quiz

The Athlete’s Fix will guide you through the process of choosing those foods that are best for you and eliminating those that cause problems for you. You’ll create your own, unique diet.

The Athlete’s Fix Food Intolerance Symptoms Quiz

The Athlete's Fix Food Intolerance Symptoms Quiz

Do you have a food intolerance? Take The Athlete’s Fix Symptoms Quiz to get started.

Take a Look at Your Diet to Solve Unexplainable Health Issues

The Athlete's Fix Pip Taylor

When a fit and healthy person is facing ongoing problems that the medical world can’t explain, it’s time to take a hard look at diet.

Careful Food Timing Means You Can Eat a Wider Variety of Foods

The Athlete's Fix Pip Taylor

The Athlete’s Fix is not about restricting the foods you eat. One of the key messages of my book is that I want everyone to enjoy eating the widest possible variety of foods.

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