March 2018 Potty Talk: FODMAPs & Athletic GI Distress Gastrointestinal distress is relatively common in endurance athletes: 30% – 50% report it. As blood is shunted from the gut to the working muscles during intense training, “acute enterocyte injury, increased intestinal permeability and altered motility” can cause bloating, diarrhea, pain and flatulence. So can
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Several years ago, when Eddie George was the Tennessee Titans heralded running back – for all good reasons, I might add – he took up yoga from a friend of mine. This instructor capitalized on Eddie’s work with her, and Eddie presumably capitalized on the benefits of stretching… a lot. Now, I can’t say whether
It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote in this newsletter about the big news in fatty food guidelines: that some saturated fats are not only ok to eat but even healthy for the heart. Headlines in the media touted the newfound benefits of butter and bacon fat. At the expense of oversimplifying, after
Everyone kind of knows that getting started and keeping going with an exercise, or diet, program is the hardest part. Even though I encourage all newcomers to just start small – like 10 mins/day of walking – or changing one part of one’s daily diet – like cutting back on soft drinks by either eliminating