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Sports Nutritionists Stamford CT

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 Stamford, CT.

Dr. Seth Pearl
914-428-8004 X111
141 S. Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
Business
Optimal Health and Development Center
Specialties
Chiropractic, Special needs, Nutrition, ProAdjuster(R), Autism, Pain Management

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Greenwich Hospital Center for Integrative Med
(203) 863-3615
30 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
Services
Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Pain Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Environmental Medicine, Endocrinology, EFT, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Brain Longevity, Bio-identical HRT, Biofeedback, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Richard K Bernstein, MD
(914) 698-7525
1160 Greacen Point Rd
Mamaroneck, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Jacobi Med Ctr, Bronx, Ny

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Susan Spanton Blum, MD
(914) 723-1643
1075 Central Park Ave
Scarsdale, NY
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, General Preventive Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Sound Shore Med Ctr Of Westche, New Rochelle, Ny

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Dr. Paul Capobianco, D.O.
(516) 671-5017
71 Walnut Road
Glen Cove, NY
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Craniosacral Therapy, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Lymphatic Therapy, Myofascial Release, NHRT, Nutrition, Osteopathy, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Osteopathic Physician

Henry C. Sobo, M.D.
(203) 348-8805
111 High Ridge Rd.
Stamford, CT
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, NHRT, Nutrition, Thermography
Associated Hospitals
Optimal Health Medical

Joan Angarano
(914) 815-0593
75 South Broadway, Suite 464
White Plains, NY
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Animal Health, Breathwork, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Shiatsu, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling
Associated Hospitals
Lifestreams Healing

Michelle Ingels
(203) 254-9957
2425 Post Road
Southport, CT
Company
New England Family Health Associates
Industry
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health

Therapies : Family Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Prenatal Care

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Options for Wellness
(914) 713-0789
397 Grand Boulevard
Scarsdale, NY
Services
Addiction, Reiki, Pain Management, Oncology, Mind/Body Medicine, Internal Medicine, Brain Longevity, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Yeast Syndrome, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Arthritis
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Dean Lombardo Chiropractic And Nutritionist Pc
(631) 385-0207
752 Park Ave
Huntington, 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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