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12 October 2016
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Micronutrients in Sports Nutrition

There is a common thought among athletes that taking vitamin and mineral supplements, will give more energy.  I find this especially true for Vitamin B and frequently hear athletes talking about going for weekly injections (you now require a prescription for Vitamin B injections as they were being misused by athletes).  Don’t be fooled by […]


20 September 2016
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Fats in Sports Nutrition

Fats and fatty acids are an essential component of the diet.  They provide the body energy, have essential structural, storage and metabolic functions and they help with the absorption of essential fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Not all fats are created equal.  They are divided into different categories depending […]


31 August 2016
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Weight loss surgery at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital

Waterfall City Hospital Bariatric Surgery Article  


26 August 2016
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Protein in Sports Nutrition: Part 2

In part 1, I discussed why protein is essential for heath and its importance in sports nutrition. In part 2, I will be discussing protein in endurance sports before, during and after exercise. Protein intake pre exercise The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) recommends that, protein should be included with carbohydrates in the pre-event […]


26 August 2016
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Protein in Sports Nutrition: Part 1

Protein is almost a buzz word in the sports world. No matter which sport, I frequently get asked for a high protein diet to build muscle for strength and to lose fat. With all the information on the internet, media reports and peer/ coach influences, it is difficult for any athlete to make an informed […]