Peak Performance

 These pages are a digest of the essential facts regarding exercise nutrition and natural performance enhancement. It covers dieting and recommends an anti-aging strategy to help athletes remain young as long in life as possible.

In essence, all of this material is preventive medicine, pure and simple.

The advice offered is not a substitute for medical treatment.

It is written for people who are healthy. There are many websites that advise ill people. This is unique in reaching out to the healthiest of people, athletes. People who exercise regularly.

Athletes in need of treatment are encouraged to seek out trained health care professionals. Athletes already taking prescription medicine should consult with their physicians first, before they begin a rigorous program like this. 

This is an approach to achieve the best possible health and remaining in that condition for as long in life as possible. Its premiss is, athletes who stay fit will avoid most of the chronic diseases that afflict non-athletes.

The gain or loss of weight by healthy athletes is not a function of the type of food eaten.

Loss or gain of weight is a function of the amount of food eaten. A calorie is a calorie is a calorie.

Weight is based on the total number of calories consumed relative to the amount burned.

Physicians usually recommend moderate exercise during their annual physicals with patients. This advice is offered without much enthusiasm. Moderate is often a euphimism for minimum exercise. Moderate exercise is not enough activity to offset the sedentary stress of modern life.

Since botanicals must gain entry via the digestive system, they are less effective in reaching their target compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

What whole plants lack in effectiveness they more than make up in safety. The following is a list of the main ingredients in this plan.

1. Colorful carbohydrate meals.

2. Complexed Vitamin D with calcium.

3. A universe of phytonutrients that includes tomatoes, olives, green tea, grape, soy, and hawthorne as well all the cruciferous vegetables and supergreen foods.

4. Anti-inflammatory compounds like turmeric, boswellia, sea cucumbers and cetylmysterolate (CM)

5. Omega-3s, 7s and garlic.

6. Glucosamine and other collagen boosting compounds.

7. Adaptogens like ginseng and rhodiola.

8. High fiber foods and medicinal mushrooms.