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?
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
Keto coffee is better than normal coffee. Coffee dehydrates you. Coffee cures hangovers. Coffee helps you lose weight. Pregnant women can't drink coffee. Ever heard any of these myths? I bet you … [Read more...] about Is Coffee Healthy?
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
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Written by: Adriana González - Intern for Dietitians of Palm Valley It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays around the corner, we have come up with our annual list of some of … [Read more...] about DOPV Holiday Gift Guide 2017