Sports Nutrition 236 with The Sock Doc: Food and Supplements to Ease Anxiety, Pros and Cons of Ketosis, and Chronically High Blood Sugar

January 3, 2017


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On this episode of Sports Nutrition 236, we have a special guest host, Dr. Steve Gangemi aka The Sock Doc. In addition to his chiropractic practice, Steve is a board-certified sports nutritionist and joins the show to tackle your questions…

In This Show:

  • How to help athletes with excess anxiety and unnecessary stress, mentally speaking, especially females?
    • Are there supplements, certain macro ratios or specific foods would we advise for athletes dealing with anxiety, worry and high stress?
    • Should one avoid IF and sugar? How to find the proper nutrition for one’s cognitive needs?
    • Should one get tested to measure for deficiencies and imbalances, which is best to do first: urine organic acids, blood or hormone?
    • GABA and nourishing your neurotransmitters.
  • Steve shares his balanced approached to diet and nutrition.
  • Pros and cons of nutritional ketosis, and understanding the risks of taking it too far.
  • Trouble in keto land: Ironman athlete wants to know if going from low-carb/loosely Paleo to fully ketogenic was too much for the body and the cause of his performance decline.
    • Other potential negative impacts from going full keto: an increase in resting HR, drop in HRV, drop in power, slower MAF pace, and increase in racing HR.
  • The concept of carb cycling for best results
  • Adopting MAF after year of dealing with an injury and also learning to wean off carb dependence.
  • When diet, fasted workouts and low carb can go too far, especially for females.
  • Achieving healthy body composition and understanding the red flags if your body is getting too lean.
  • Could you have signs of an eating disorder and not realize it?
  • Abnormally high blood glucose reading despite a lower carb diet, healthy lifestyle and regular exercise?
  • What should you do if glucose levels commonly are 105-120 up to 140s upon waking. Could this be a sign of a more serious issue that requires investigation?