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Sports Nutritionists Clark NJ

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 Clark, NJ.

Jerry Szych, D.C.
(908) 604-9000
665 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
Business
Somerset Hills Health & Medical Associates
Specialties
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Psychology, Osteopathic Medicine, Mesotherapy, massage
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Oxford and more.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Polish

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Rama Beth Koslowe, MD
(718) 668-1000
511 Tysens Ln Ste 511
Staten Island, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Staten Island Univ Hosp/North, Staten Island, Ny

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Jason David Buchwald, MD
(973) 994-4287
22 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 105
Livingston, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital, Hoboken, Nj
Group Practice: Family Doctor

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Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine
(973) 746-2848
427 Bloomfield Ave., 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic

Mmc Nutrition Center Fpp
(718) 283-8777
4702 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY
 
Nicole Egenberger
(646) 485-5229
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
Business
Nicole Egenberger ND - Remede Naturopathics
Specialties
Nutrition

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Kenneth J Storch, MD
(973) 765-9355
7 Columbia Tpke
Florham Park, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Overlook Hospital, Summit, Nj; Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, Nj
Group Practice: Storch Medical Nutrition Ctr

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The Center For Optimum Health
(973) 450-1003
567 Franklin Ave
Belleville, NJ
 
Carmen G Cardona, MD
(718) 492-6952
413 50th St
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Ciencias Med San Juan Bautista, Hato Rey Pr 00917
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, Ny; Maimonides Med Ctr, Brooklyn, Ny

Data Provided By:
Mmc Nutrition Center Fpp
(718) 283-8777
4702 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY
 
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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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