As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games draw near, I am especially excited!
Over the past year I’ve had the unique opportunity to work with a number of Olympic athletes as they prepare for the upcoming London Games. In fact, The Body Well team has been working with athletes from several countries including the United States, Japan, Austria, Colombia and Israel. I was interviewed with one of the athletes, swimmer and Olympic medalist Marcus Rogan, for a segment that aired recently on Austrian National Television, and I am pleased to share this interview with you [see video link below].
It has been a fun and rewarding year!
As is the case with many of my patients, I performed baseline lab testing, including comprehensive hormonal panels, intracellular vitamin, mineral and nutrient analysis, physical exams as well as baseline fitness testing including VO2 max. Based upon these results as well as personal goals and type of competition, I have created customized programs for each athlete to optimize individual performance.
One of the more challenging problems I encountered was decreased hormone levels from overtraining and stress. And how to best optimize those levels while working within strict World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) Guidelines.
I have approached this through custom nutrition and nutraceutical prescription, lifestyle counseling including adequate sleep and stress managment, and Intelligent Exercise counseling so the athletes can work with their coaches for optimal performance. I have also been able to offer personalized meal planning, preparation and high quality food delivery through The Body Well’s partners, Eat Naked and Wholesome2Go.
Our results have been amazing, as our athletes have excelled in their respective Olympic Trials and are in their best forms as they begin to leave over the coming week for London.
We wish all the athletes well and will be cheering loudly from Los Angeles!