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Sports Nutritionists Kirkland WA

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 Kirkland, WA.

Dr. Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN
(425) 820-2000
12121 100th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Acupressure, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, BEST, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Wellness Centers
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Ami Karnosh
(206) 683-5083
8266 Lake City Way, Ste C3
Seattle, WA
Company
KARMA NUTRITION
Industry
Nutritionist

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Minh-Hai Tran
(206) 729-2633
2901 NE Blakeley St, Suite 3B
Seattle, WA
Company
NutritionWorks Consulting
Industry
Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity

Therapies : Nutrition Education

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Deanna Minich
(360) 731-7705
Call For Address
Seattle, WA
Company
DEANNA MINICH, CN
Industry
Nutritionist

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Bastyr Center for Natural Health
(206) 834-4100
3670 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
Services
Wellness Training, Urology, Supplements, Stress Management, Research, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Immunology, Herbal Medicine, General Practice, Gastroenterology, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Diabetes, Dermatology, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Cardiovascular Disease
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Tim Knight
(425) 398-9355
12900 NE 180 th Street, Suite 100
Bothell, WA
Company
Balancing Health
Industry
Acupuncturist, Nutritionist

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Selena Eon
(425) 780-7019
PO Box 422
Bothell, WA
Company
Selena Eon, ND
Industry
Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Autism, Back Pain, Food Allergies, Migraine, Pain

Therapies : Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Neuro Cranial Reconstruction, Whole Foods Cooking
Insurance
None

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Linda Kelly
(425) 681-7692
PO Box 127
Redmond, WA
Company
NutritionWorksRedmond
Industry
Nutritionist, Registered Nurse
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Chronic Disease

Therapies : Hair Analysis
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
Bastyr University

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Aimee Gallo
(206) 227-1231
819 N. 49th St.
Seattle, WA
Company
VIBRANCE Nutrition and Fitness
Industry
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Fatigue, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Weight Loss, Women's Health

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Sports Performance Consulting, Whole Foods Cooking
Professional Affiliations
Bastyr University, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Data Provided By:
Betty P Sy Go, MD
(425) 881-2224
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Family Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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