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LeBron James has magnesium deficiency

6/10/2014 - "Take magnesium LeBron!" was shouted by hundreds of thousands of people, who have read my book The Magnesium Miracle or watched my magnesium videos, when LeBron James collapsed with muscle cramping toward the end of Game 1 of the June 7, 2014, NBA Finals. Let me first summarize an article that made...

Majority of professional athlete endorsements are for junk food

10/13/2013 - It is no secret that pro athletes endorse a variety of products. These product endorsements serve as large sources of income for famous athletes, as they are often much larger sums than their sporting contracts. Shoes, clothing, food and beverages are all examples of items that are commonly endorsed...

Sports celebrities routinely endorse unhealthy junk foods - Study

10/12/2013 - Young audiences, especially teenagers, look up to sports stars as role models of fitness and athleticism. A new study finds that sports celebrities are routinely misleading young audiences because of their commercial endorsements of unhealthy junk foods. When a television commercial comes on showing...

Athletes have higher cognitive function than college students

2/6/2013 - Professional and elite amateur athletes score higher on certain tests of cognitive function than university students, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Montreal and supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. "Professional...

Recommended by Taoist masters, revered by athletes - Schizandra berry uplifts energy, sharpens the mind and enhances libido

12/13/2012 - Forget the morning cup of java -- try schizandra instead. This tiny fruit will provide clarity and energy without toxic and unnerving side effects. A powerful berry, schizandra combats everything from aging to nervous exhaustion to poor libido. Treasured by Asian cultures for centuries, schizandra is...

Maximized Living helps athletes win gold

8/14/2012 - Maximized Living sent a large group of their elite chiropractors to London to support and care for some of USA's top athletes. Since 2009, the Maximized Living wellness advisory sports council has worked with some of the National Governing Bodies to promote holistic health to the athletes. This program...

Olympic athletes to be taxed on their medals and income

8/14/2012 - American athletes could face paying taxes for the gold and silver medals they have won in the Olympic Games. This has outraged many, who feel that Olympians are ambassadors for their country and state and have undergone years of training and sacrifice to reach the level of competitiveness required to...

More athletes choose real food and reject synthetic 'high-tech' sports drinks and supplements

7/24/2012 - Not all of today's high-tech, ultra-talented athletes are hooked on today's high-tech supplements. In fact, more than a few of them are beginning to do the right thing for their bodies by rejecting synthetic sports drinks and supplements, in favor of real food. The natural food phenomenon is being...

Mineral deficiencies can be fatal to athletes

7/7/2012 8:16:42 AM - In the growing market of nutrition and health, where being a vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, or fruitarian has been integrated into the mainstream diet of millions of Americans, one thing that is not being mentioned enough is the importance of minerals. A quick rundown of the importance of minerals...

Why do professional athletes suffer needlessly from brain and bodily injuries?

6/15/2011 - We all have addictions - some to sweets, others to sports. For me, as for many of us, it's the latter. The 'good' reason for this is that sports offers us great fun to watch and it helps us to relax - a winning combo that is hard to beat. Strangely enough, the longer we are being immersed in having...

Athletes Eat Plant-Based Diet for Health, Longevity and Environmental Concerns

1/30/2010 - Vegan athletes are finding plant foods a source for renewed energy and achievement, and are proving, against the traditional wisdom favoring meat consumption, that a vegan diet will support competitive athletic performance. Three vegan star performers are Tony Gonzalez, a tight-end football player,...

The Benefits of Hypnosis and Imagery in Athletes

2/4/2008 - I recently met a friend, John, for lunch and I hadn't seen him in awhile so we caught up on what was going on in each other's lives. He mentioned that he recently signed up to race in a marathon and he was one month into his training. I thought that this was amazing because running has never been my...

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics (press release)

8/15/2006 - A study published in this month's issue of Angiology shows that supplementation with the pine bark extract Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) improves blood flow to the muscles which speeds recovery after physical exercise. The study of 113 participants demonstrated that Pycnogenol significantly reduces muscular...

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