I just wanted to touch again on the importance of pH balance and athletic peformance (as well as day to day lifestyle performance). The following is a writeup from Marion Hauser and her husband Dr. Ross Hauser M.D.
Take a look at Marion’s site for more information http://www.marionhauser.com/
|10 ways knowing your Diet Type and pH Tendencies Can Help an Athlete1. Provides the optimal fuel for long races and workouts.
2. Helps enhance athlete performance during different weather conditions.
3. Improves endurance, preventing the “bonk.”
4. Helps normalize weight.
5. Maximizes energy during an event (and at home.)
6. Helps accelerate post-race/training healing.
7. Helps improve workout/race efficiency, thus improving race times.
8. Helps minimize commonly experienced workout and race problems such as nausea, cramping, and exhaustion.
9. Allows the athlete to individualize their food consumption according to the conditions.
10. Helps you realize your athletic and personal goals!
If you are interested in finding out your Diet Type so that you can maximize your performance, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hauser, 3-time Ironman finisher (soon to have a 4th!) and accomplished athlete. He’ll help you determine what fuels are best for your individual body during your events, as well as pre- and post- race meals. As an athlete himself, he knows what it takes! Come on in today! What are you waiting for? Because remember, if you eat great, you’ll feel great! Here is some more food for thought about the pH-athletic performance connection from Dr. Hauser:
|Putting the 10 Reasons Athletes Should Get Blood pH Testing into personal practiceby Ross A. Hauser, M.D., Ironman Triathlete
1. Proper Blood pH Will Enhance Athletic Performance During Priority “A” Races
If the race weather is going to be hot, then an athlete’s blood pH needs to be a little on the acidic side at the start of the race. This translates to a blood pH level between 7.380 and 7.419 on our Caring Medical pH meter. As temperature increases the blood pH, the athlete wants to achieve a lower blood pH at the beginning of the race, so during the race energy production is enhanced as the blood pH rises. The longer the race, the hotter the weather, the more important blood pH is in determining ultimate outcome. For cold weather the opposite is true. The athlete should start out the race slightly alkaline (higher blood pH) because cold weather alkalinizes the blood. Of course, in both cases, you must take into consideration your general pH tendencies.
2. Proper Blood pH Will Enhance Training
3. Proper Blood pH Will Enhance Recovery
One of the main reasons athletes don’t perform as well as they should is because they don’t maximize recovery. Athletes tend to emphasize training, but not recovery. When an athlete has an optimum blood pH level, recovery is enhanced. If an athlete feels refreshed and energized at the beginning of the majority of their workouts, training will be enhanced. If training is enhanced, you get be sure that great races or competitions are soon to follow!!!
4. Athletes Need Maximum Energy to Live the Rest of their Lives
The easiest way I know of to give you more energy to maximize all areas of your life, is to keep your blood pH optimized. The only way to do that is to know your level. It is a simple blood test. Normal or optimum blood pH using the pH meter at Caring Medical is 7.420 to 7.440. pH levels outside of these levels will cause energy to plummet. Yes, you need energy for athletics, but also for the rest of your life!
5. So Do You Really Know What To Eat?
By routinely checking your blood pH levels, Caring Medical can teach you how you need to eat to optimize sports performance, training, and recovery. If you follow these guidelines, it has been our experience with ourselves and our clients that your sports performances will be enhanced.
6. So You Really Know How To Eat and Drink During Training and Events
Take me, for example. I am an Otter Diet Type. During the Ironman I will get most of my calories for the day from protein and fat, not from carbohydrates! How have the results been? I have dropped my Ironman triathlon time from 14 hours to 12 hours, though I have another Ironman race in one month! Yikes! Why am I writing this article? I should be training! Don’t fret, I ran 18 miles in 2 hours 35 minutes up and down hills that were filled with ice today! I thought that speed wasn’t too bad considering the conditions and the temperature outside was 28 degrees. But then again, I know about blood pH and how to manipulate it for workouts and performance. But I digress…I hope this is making sense to you…
7. So Your Future Sports Performance Will Not Be Affected By the Weather
Optimizing sports performance for a specific weather condition is now under your control. If you hate the heat, blood pH can help you love the heat! Hate cold weather? No worries, knowing your blood pH can give you that “bring it on 25 degree” mental edge! Don’t let your hard work go to waste by a bad weather day for your “A” race. Blood pH holds the key!
8. To Get Rid of Sports Performance Limiters
9. So the Rest of Your Health is Optimized
You may have hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, stomach aches, terrible energy, muscle aching, poor concentration, or a host of other health conditions bringing you down. For many of these, the one key to feeling better is knowing your baseline blood pH. If it is out of the normal range, getting it back into the optimal range has got to help you feel better. In our experience, it sure has. Imagine if you had 25% more energy for your body to repair itself? You just might feel good, right? Maybe your immune system would be enhanced? Healing should be enhanced right? Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get your blood pH tested!
10. So the Athlete Has Fun!