Do athletes have to concern themselves with detoxification?

Posted by Ian Craig

Detoxification, or ‘detox’, is a concept that you will find more in the health markets than within sports nutrition. Do athletes actually need to worry about their detoxification systems? After all, they are producing so much sweat on a daily basis, and our skin is one of the primary detoxification organs. Additionally, we think of athletes as very clean-living individuals – that is, until you start delving into common sports and practices, and you realise that their emphasis is on energy and macronutrients, and not necessarily the healthiest food choices.

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The Certificate of Integrative Sports Nutrition - Module 3 Musings

Posted by Ian Craig

I returned home to South Africa from London two weeks ago and my feet have hardly touched the ground since. I’ve been catching up with my neglected family and clients, and also dealing with the aftermath of the flood in our house that actually happened one night before I flew to London – two nights of neglected sleep (the second on an overnight flight) was hardly the best preparation for module three! Things are starting to calm down now, however, so I thought to be a good time to cast my mind back to what was an incredible week of learning at Kingston University in mid-September.

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