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Sports Nutritionists Broadview Heights OH

Sports nutritionists provide access to customized nutritional plans for athletes, such as calorie and nutrient needs assessment, dietary analysis, nutritional strategies, and vitamin and supplement review. They also treat clinical issues such as iron deficiency. Read on to learn more and to find qualified sports nutritionists in Broadview Heights, OH.

Jeff Romig, M.D. ,CNS, DABHM
440-878-9800, 866-896-8966
12563 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Thermography
Associated Hospitals
Green Holistic Medicine

The Center For Integrative Psychiatry & Wellness
(330) 576-6182
3610 West Market Street, Suite 102
Akron, OH
Services
Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Optimal Health Connections
(216) 288-1904
123 Meadow Lane
Solon, OH
Services
Stress Management, Other, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, EMDR, Coaching, Ayurveda, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Jeff Romig, M.D. ,CNS, DABHM
216-360-9725, 866-896-8966
24100 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 130
Beachwood, OH
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Thermography
Associated Hospitals
Green Holistic Medicine

William Pierce Steffee, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1961

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North Coast Natural Health
(330) 460-5155
1814-B Pearl Road
Brunswick, OH
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Arthritis, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Emerging Health
(216) 246-9238
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 205D
Beachwood, OH
Services
Other, Weight Management, Reiki, Pain Management, Nutrition, Geriatrics, Fitness/Exercise, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Optimal Wellness Center
(216) 521-2225
11860 Clifton Boulevard
Lakewood, OH
Services
Meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, Yoga, Therapeutic Touch, Stress Management, Reiki, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy, Pain Management, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Medical Intuition, Massage Therapy, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Healing Touch, Diabetes, Coaching, Chiropractic, Breathwork, Biofeedback, Arthritis, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Addiction, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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American Integrative Medicine
(216) 342-4221
29225 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 150
Pepper Pike, OH
Services
Other, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Family Practice, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Balance of Life Clinic
(330) 764-4242
3985 Medina Road, Suite 250
Medina, OH
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Energy Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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BASICS OF NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY

1. The Raw Material - Calories in Food

All physical activity requires energy, and that energy is provided by the food we eat. Although we often view the bakery stop after a ride as just a pleasant reward, smart eating is essential to enjoying our riding and, for those in competitive situations, optimal performance.

All foods are composed of three nutritional building blocks - carbohydrates, fats, and protein - plus water and fiber (indigestible and without any food value). Carbohydrates contain 4.1 Calories per gram and are the primary energy source for most cyclists as well as athletes involved in short, maximum performance events. Fats are more important as an energy source for slower, endurance events. Protein , is used in maintaining and repairing cells, and is rarely an energy source for physical activity except in certain unique situations (such as malnutrition).

How much energy is in the food we eat (or what is a Calorie)?

Some foods contain more energy per ounce (or gram) than others. Not only does the fiber content (a filler with little or no Caloric value) of foods vary, the energy contained in equal weights of the pure basic building blocks - carbohydrate, fat, and protein - is not equivalent. In the nutritional literature, the energy content of any food is, by convention, expressed in Calories (note the capital "C") as opposed to the use of calories (small "c") or kilojoules (kj) in the scientific literature. The energy of one nutritional Calorie is equal to a kilocalorie (1000 calories - lower case "c") or 4.18 kilojoules.

Carbohydrates and protein each contain a little more than 4 Calories of energy per gram while a gram of fat has more than double the energy value at 9 Calories per gram.

2. Converting food Calories to power your muscles

Carbohydrate Calories supply the majority of the energy for muscles during vigorous activity. Fats are important for less strenuous, endurance type activities. Proteins are, in general, not an energy source for muscle activity.

Carbohydrate is provided to the muscle cell from 1) food you are eating or 2) stored carbohydrate in the form of glycogen in muscle and liver cells. On a normal diet, while fasting, there is enough stored glycogen to support 2 hours of high level exercise before these reserves are depleted and the bonk occurs. These internal stores can be extended with oral carbohydrate Calories. Thus, using carbohydrate supplements for events expected to last more than 2 hours is s smart strategy to maximize your performance. It is best to begin these carbohydrates at the start of the event as they are much less effective when one is trying to catch up after the bonk has occurred. A well trained cyclist will need slightly more than 1 gram of carbohydrate per minute to sustain maximum performance, and oral supplementation (started at the beginning of the exercise, not after glycogen depletion has occurred, at that rate) should b...

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