Cramping

I recently suggested that a rider suffering from leg cramps during a 1200 apply some topical magnesium. His immediate response was “Never! Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and I don’t want to go to sleep.” It always amazes me how close-minded people...

How to Avoid Heart Disease

Beyond Cholesterol — What Really Causes Heart Disease? According to Dr. Thomas Dayspring, a lipidologist (expert on cholesterol), and Director of Cardiovascular Education at Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), most heart attacks are due to insulin...

The Cause of Cramps?

Could it be as simple as not having enough magnesium in your body? Magnesium is much more than a simple electrolyte – it is involved in more than 300 biological functions and is essential for heart health. Any prescribed doses of magnesium are likely to be...

R.I.C.E. No Longer the Treatment of Choice for Injuries

Since 1978 when Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the term RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation have been the gold standard for treating athletic injuries. But now the ice age is melting, and a series of studies that show that injury treatment with cold therapy and total...

Is endurance training bad for you?

In 2012, Belgium scientists published a study that concluded that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at the elite level may result in the pathological enlargement of the right ventricle, which, according to the article, is associated with potential health...
Endurance Athletes and Heart Health

Endurance Athletes and Heart Health

Extremely fit and active people are increasingly succumbing to heart problems such as atrial fibrillation, heart attacks and strokes. In many cases there is no obvious warning and the medical profession is unable to explain why such healthy active people are suffering...