From eNewsletter 8/2/2021
DID YOU KNOW that chlorine, and more importantly its interaction with bodily fluids, create a host of issues for swimmers? A study in Environment and Technology states that chlorine reacts badly with organic matter introduced by swimmers like sweat, urine, suntan lotion, or cosmetics and create disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Other studies have linked DBPs to health problems including respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin issues, among others. We have seen numerous clients over the years, especially young persons who are competitive swimmers, having to retire because DBPs were having such a deleterious effect on their health. There are other treatments besides chlorine used in pools such as bromine (a cousin of fluoride, so not much better) and salt water. Many of these are expensive and not practical for most pools. However, the researchers point to a process known as copper-silver ionization (CSI) as a way to ensure safe levels of chlorine in a pool. The process could reduce DBPs by up to 80 percent.
Steve Minsky Shines at USATF Masters National Championships
Steve recently traveled to Iowa State University to participate in his first USATF Masters National Championship 400 meter dash in the 50-54 age group.
The best masters athletes from around the country (and world) gather each year for this prized track and field event.
After running a personal best 59:43 in the prelims to make it to the final, he ran a blistering 57:87 to take 5th overall.
The entire Nutritional Concepts community congratulates you on this amazing accomplishment.
He will soon share details on his athletic and nutritional preparation!
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotri