Omega-3’s: Why you need them & What to eat

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There are a handful of dietary strategies I implement on daily basis for building a stronger and healthier body which have become so engrained in my habits that sometimes I forget to talk about why they are so important. One of these is ensuring I consume enough omega-3 fatty acids – daily in food form and sometimes in supplement form as …

Faster Recovery & Repair (A Review of Genuine Health’s Pain Relief Line)

sarah cuff Avoiding Injury, Run Recovery, Run Stronger, Running Performance, Supplements 4 Comments

Last week on Wednesday evening I went for a 40km night run in the mountains, a double loop with some pretty crazy climbing and elevation overall. I started running as the sun went down and finished as the it rose the next morning. Unfortunately, in the last hour of that run I experienced a very odd and more than annoying jarring pain in …

Overcoming Iron Deficiency

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Nearly 2 months ago I discovered I was clinically iron deficient. Although I’d been struggling with fatigue over the past number of months, many of the strategies I’d implemented to combat fatigue had appeared to help – so I thought I was in the clear. But alas, I was not. However, iron deficiency explained so much – and after quickly and …

Run Faster: Top 8 Ergogenic Aids

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It takes many things coming together well in order to ‘run faster’ and I’m adamant that building a stronger, healthier body is the first step to doing so. However, for those who are healthy, well-trained and looking for that cutting edge, there are a few key ergogenic aids (in this case, nutritional strategies known to enhance athletic performance) that will …

Cordyceps for Energy & Running Performance

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In August of 1993, China’s Olympic women’s running team broke 3 world records at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Germany – one of them, Wang Junxia, ran a record 2:24:07 in the marathon. A mere 2 months later, she broke more records at the National Games in China, including shaving off 42 seconds from the 10,000 meter record (running a 29:31). …

Why You Should Eat More Turmeric (and How)

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Turmeric is one of the top 5 “eat2run superfoods” in which I’ve long promoted for it’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and circulatory benefits. Of the few foods I really try to ensure I include in my habits on a daily basis, turmeric spice is definitely one of them. However a few months ago I noticed I wasn’t really doing a great job of that… So …

How to Fuel your Run

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As a sports nutritionist who works primarily with runners, one of the most common questions I get asked is what to eat before running. You’d think by now I’d have a short, quick answer because I’ve now worked with so many runners, teach sports nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as well as workshops on the subject, continue to read …

The Latest on Tart Cherry, Vitamin D and Coffee

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When new studies are published that reinforce what I’ve been recommending for a while,  I must admit I always get excited… Especially when the roundup involves tart cherry. You and I both know there’s no one singular magic formula for recovering faster and feeling less pain post-run… But if there WAS, I swear it’d be tart cherry juice. I’ve seen it …

Medjool Dates: Natures Perfect Running Fuel

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For many years now, medjool dates have been one of my favourite pre-run snacks. Partially because they are so easy – just toss the pit and enjoy their sweet soft texture with a swig of water before heading out the door. The Natural Delights Medjool Dates I use practically melt in my mouth (note – all dates are NOT the same and I use …