From eNewsletter 8/31/2022
DID YOU KNOW the House of Representatives needed to pass a resolution calling on medical schools to offer instruction on basic nutrition? Astounding. H.Res.1118 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States recognizes the mounting personal and financial burden of diet-related disease in the United States and calls on medical schools, graduate medical education programs, and other health professional training programs to provide meaningful physician and health professional education on nutrition and diet.
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Student Supplement First Aid Kit Most students go back to school in August or early September. If going away to school, they need support for myriad viruses and bacteria roaming campuses, and options to minimize the damage if they develop an infection, including COVID-19. Bold items should be taken daily (if tolerated). Others taken as needed. Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress) Monolaurin (viral preventive) Vitamin D3 1000-5000IU (immune system support) Vitamin C 500-1000 mg (immune system support) Probiotic (one day per week to to balance microflora) Andrographis (fight infection when it first appears) Elderberry Zinc Lozenges (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support) Alka Support (sour, upset stomach)
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Virus Prevention and Support SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other viruses including influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. We recommend supporting your immune system year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.
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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Optimize Athletic Performance
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Optimize Athletic Performance
Steve: While most athletes perform year-round these days (that's me in lane 3), the fall season often raises competitive athletics to another level, especially for young people. In order to perform optimally in athletics, avoid or minimize injury, and have enough energy to perform optimally at school, younger athletes must optimize their lifestyle. Unfortunately, many are woefully unaware of what is required and only seek assistance when it is too late. We urge athletes of any age who wish to optimize their lifestyle to seek out individualized instruction from experienced practitioners like Bonnie and myself. No offense to media, parents, friends, peers, coaches, and strength and conditioning staff, but they are not as focused on individualization. The following are only general recommendations.
Attitude - optimizing your performance starts with your attitude. Giving 100% does not just pertain to athletic endeavors. It includes your attitude towards what you eat, what you drink, getting enough sleep, not skipping your warmups and cool downs, among many others.
Protein - chances are you need to consume more protein than you think you need. This is critical for building back muscle properly and providing fuel for your brain neurotransmitter function.
Magnesium (glycinate source) - the most ignored and often depleted nutrient in athletes. Magnesium is the first nutrient to be used up from daily stressors (not just from physical stress, but school and life stress). The glycinate form does not create loose stool, as most other forms can do.
Sugar, alcohol, drugs, or any other harmful addictive substance - nothing can be more counterproductive to performance than addictive substances. If you are an elite athlete, you are already addicted to physical activity. You don't need other addictions, especially sugar, the most inflammatory substance you can consume!
Recovery - allowing your body time to rest, recover, and heal is critical to avoiding injury and assure you're performing your best in every facet of life. Recovery includes adequate sleep. Moreover, many athletes now realize that more training does not always mean better training. In many athletes, quality, not quantity, is best. Finally, if you are not eating and supplementing with recovery macro- and- micronutrients, you run the risk of underperforming, or worse yet, make yourself more prone to injury.
Genetic Predisposition - there is so much we can learn about how your body responds to physical activity. Even if you are performing physical activity that is diametrically opposed to your genetics, we can help you prevent injury and body drain if we have your genetic information.