Happy hormones - the DUTCH test

Posted by Ian Craig

If you’ve heard me present a lecture or a webinar, especially one that involves the topic of overtraining, adrenal fatigue and/or female hormones, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard me mention the DUTCH test. DUTCH, which stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones, is a highly sophisticated test, that provides an incredible overview of steroid hormones, plus their metabolites.

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Part 1: Edible fungi & their role in exercise-induced immunosuppression - by Ricardo Adamo

Posted by Ian Craig

Edible fungi are accepted as functional foods. They have been extensively proven to provide therapeutic benefits beyond their nutritive value (1, 6). The scope of compounds and derivatives that can be extracted via fungi and their subsequent utility hold great promise both for the average consumer, amateur/professional athlete and for the nutrition-health relationship that practitioners foster with their clientele (1).

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Part 2 Edible Fungi & Exercise-Induced Immunosuppression - by Ricardo Adamo

Posted by Guest

The ‘open window’ in stress-induced immunosuppression due to exercise may be beneficial to the athlete (5,18-21). Acute stress can induce a beneficial immune trafficking response, while chronic stress can induce a state in which certain cytokines are down-regulated and pro-inflammatory cytokines are up-regulated beyond the ‘open window’ (5,9).

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β-alanine in a nutshell

Posted by Simone do Carmo

β-alanine is one of the few supplements with reputable evidence for its direct effect in enhancing performance. Indeed, it was recently recognised by the International Olympic Committee as an ergogenic supplement with "good to strong evidence of achieving benefits to performance when used in specific scenarios.” (1)

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