In the past couple of weeks, the NCAA has changed their regulations on a specific supplement because of the value of this supplement. It used to be “impermissible” for an athletics program to provide … [Read more...] about Four Reasons You Need To Start Taking This Supplement
Ever felt nervous about a chiropractor working on your body? I’ve been there. But after speaking to Dr. Shaun Janse van Rensburg for two minutes, I felt at ease -- and after he adjusted me for the … [Read more...] about What is Your Recovery Routine Missing?
Did you know that a recent study showed that over one-third of NCAA Division I athletes have sub-optimal vitamin D levels? We usually think of bone health with vitamin D, which is an accurate … [Read more...] about What is Your Vitamin D Deficiency Doing to Your Body?
If there was something you could do to help you see results in the gym faster, train harder, reduce injury rates, focus better & feel great...would you do it? Increasing your water … [Read more...] about What Should Your First 2019 Goal Be?
Do more cardio! No, don’t do any cardio! Which is right? Well, it really depends on what your goals are AND what your passion is. If running is something you love, then you should absolutely utilize … [Read more...] about Three Reasons Running is Destroying Your Body
The question at hand has an easy answer, “turkey because it has tryptophan.” I think I’ve heard that statement said at least once every year on Thanksgiving day. But tryptophan is not the … [Read more...] about Which Thanksgiving food actually makes you sleepy?
There’s a good chance you’ve heard that nitrates/nitrites are bad for your health. But some of you may have also heard that they can benefit your performance, so which is it? Let’s talk about what … [Read more...] about Are Nitrates Boosting Your Performance or Causing Cancer?
We hear pretty frequently about different foods that are coming off the shelves due to a recall once contamination of a food is found. But what about supplements? If you think that supplements are … [Read more...] about Is Your Protein Powder Toxic?
Fueling the body for practice is so important for an athlete. If under-fueled, you aren’t providing your body with the energy & nutrients it needs to perform at its best. This causes your … [Read more...] about How to Avoid an Under-Fueled Practice After School
From 6AM training camp breakfast, to in-practice hydration & post-practice recovery coolers, to clinic session with athletes, to the 10PM night time snack – as the sports dietitian of the … [Read more...] about Life of a UNC Sports Dietitian