Nutrition - Recent Articles

Nutrition Photo Tuesday, May 31 Nutritional Principles to Live By - By: Donald Christie Jr., MD
Get most of your fuel from real food, i.e., whole foods, unprocessed foods. Commercial snacks & meal replacements (e.g., Balance Bars, Nitro-Tech Bars, Met-Rx, Slim Fast) are convenient & safe substitutes for real food, but may lack... [
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Thursday, April 14 Brain-Dead From Sports Drinks
For years now, we've been hearing about the importance of hydration to avoid heat stroke during prolonged exercise in hot weather. Now, it turns out, too much hydration can kill you.... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Saturday, January 31 XC Ottawa: Nutritional Update on B12 - By: Alicia Berthiaume
It's time for another nutritional update. This time we're moving away from the herbal nutrients and in to some slightly more serious stuff: vitamins.... [
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Green Tea Monday, December 8 Nutritional Supplements #1: Green Tea - By: Alicia Berthiaume
Canadian skiers are still buzzing about Beckie Scott’s bittersweet Olympic medal, and as a result, we are gaining hope for a drug-free world of sport. But the debate about the ethics... [
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Monday, December 24 Water Intake - By: John Berardi
Adequate water is an important part of any athletic regimen but it is often neglected. How much water is needed is a controversial topic in the popular literature. Let's look to the science. When looking at the research, there is... [
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Tuesday, November 27 Improving the Immune Systems of Athletes - Nutrition and Supplements - By: John Berardi
The interaction between the immune system and exercise is a paradoxical one. It seems that low to moderate intensity exercise can stimulate the immune system and make one less susceptible to infection. However, as I'm sure you well know... [
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Tuesday, October 30 Protein and Kidney Function - By: John Berardi
The effects of a high protein diet have been debated for years. Although studies have been published showing that in individuals with unhealthy kidneys, an excessive protein intake could place undue strain on their kidneys, there is no good data to suggest that healthy individualss... [
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Sunday, September 30 NUTRITION FOR EXERCISE RECOVERY - GRAPES, Not simply the fruit - By: Kelly Anne Erdman
When it comes to nutrition for exercise recovery there's only one thing you need to remember and that is GRAPES. GRAPES represents dietary components you need to ensure you have done your best with your nutrition for optimal exercise recovery. Let's take a closer look... [
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Friday, September 21 Canadian Olympic Preparation - By: Dave Wood
The Olympic journey began last January after the Pre-Olympic events at Soldier Hollow. Canadian skiers had an incredible week of competition that gave Beckie Scott her first individual podium, the women's relay team... [
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Saturday, September 15 Adivsory note regarding the use of dietary supplements
This Advisory Note is part of an ongoing series to inform Canadian athletes, coaches, medical and paramedical staff and sport governing bodies on the use of non-pharmaceutical products including herbal preparations, nutritional products and other dietary supplements... [
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