Supplementation for Health and Athletic Performance

The topic of supplementation can elicit a wide ranging set of opinions and beliefs. On one side you’ll find firm believers that dictate all nutrients should come only from natural, whole-food sources. Others will say that high dose supplementation may be required to promote healing and support the demands of overall health and athletic performance.

Preserving Athlete Immunity

For the majority of my life, I struggled with on-going colds, infections, and respiratory issues. As a child and continuing as an adult, medical professionals would prescribe pills, perform tests, and this repeated itself over-and-over again. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I began a journey of optimizing my diet and increasing physical activity, that things changed dramatically.

Are There Risks (or Benefits) to Energy Drinks?

I use to consume two, 16oz cans of Rockstar Organic Energy Drink, every day.ย  I’m active.ย  I train for running and triathlon races.ย  My diet is plant-based.ย  I look for healthy, organic food and beverage choices. I had no idea what was in store for me, until I changed my behavior.

How This Woman Rides 20,000 Miles a Year on Her Bike

Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here’s how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth.

Using Exercise to Slow and Reverse Cellular Aging

Multiple studies show just how beneficial physical activity and exercise are to cellular health.ย  As we age, cellular health can support theย reduction of disease and increase longevity.ย  But what happens if we combine exercise with other lifestyle choices, such as diet?ย  Can we increase the benefit that exercise is providing?

Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?

The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?

Race Review: Best in the West Triathlon Festival

This late-summer triathlon features a fresh mountain-fed lake, open water swim, with a hearty and scenic ride through rural countryside, wrapped up with a road run along the densely wooded Foster Lake and Hughes Creek. All of this is brought together with great event organization and execution, delivering one of Oregonโ€™s best triathlon festivals.