If ever you doubted the important interactions between the diet, pathogens, the gut microbiota and our own attitude to and skills developed to counter stress then this article shines a light on all these topics of huge importance.
The gut is the first place I explore with almost every client with chronic health issues, because it is usually the start of where many health issues unravel.
“stress-induced variations in the gut microbiota can modulate final resilience outcomes, particularly in terms of mental health.”
Just a reminder nudge that in the clinic healing therapies are available, either hands on (yep, I also do this – its a cool way of listening to see what the body needs in the moment) and also through energy frequencies on the PEMF device.
Here is a super cool article explaining a bit more about the use of and benefits of PEMF to athletes:
Originally posted on Kona ironman nutrition: This morning we discussed a super article from Training Peaks on our coaches corner; the article is titled: Are you eating enough . And here is the link to the coaches corner podcast: To…
It is hugely important, when you are having issues with complex and chronic health problems, to build a team. One that can support you in mind, body, and emotions.
For example, my team are my doctors, Dr Pip Cullen and Dr Tom Pierce whom lately helped me, my osteopath Eoin Flynn, Dee O’Connor energy healer, and Dan Sainsbury tranformational coach. And not forgetting my fitness health where Annchen Clarke of 3YO coaching and and Adrian O’Brien of OBF fitness support me.
My biggest support however is MY SELF, followed in close second by my amazing fiance Garron, my cousin Vikki, my closest friends and family. I believe a support team is crucial at all times for me regardless of where my health is because of the work that I do with people.
Who is in your team? Do you have a team? Please have a listen; especially if you are going through challenges with your health and lets start the journey together towards healing.
We had super fun today on coaches corner; our first time using Skype and I sense that the competition is on now for best hat and mug combo. Mitch won today; with Ian in sensible grown up clothes coming in a firm second.
We have built up a real treasure trove of resources for cyclists and triathletes; so if you are interested in having a listen to other podcasts you can find there here to stream in any format that suits you best and also here on YouTube. I have also detailed many of the podcasts here: (I may have missed a few).
Here is today’s awesome podcast 🙂
Today we discussed:
Early (warning) signs of health crashing and tips about what to do to prevent getting sick and return to full form as quickly as possible.
Indoor vs outdoor powermeter and what to do with your numbers – also, if you do not have a PM outdoors – how to pace yourself?
Theia offers words of wisdom on “failure- or is it?” I felt like she was speaking to my soul given the personal context for me; thanks Theia! Her words are worth listening to. I really enjoyed the tip on “what am I going to give in a race” and I learnt that for me the importance of holding my health sometimes has far greater meaning in the context of my work and home life. I need to be healthy for what matters; and crushing this in a race just isn’t worth it.
Concept of a “Floor” in our Training Peaks numbers – and how to use it.
As promised here are my words of advice regarding what to look out for and what to do when your health starts to veer off track:
I have kept it light hearted; if you wish to read the official consensus on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Overtraining Syndrome: Joint Consensus Statement of the European College of Sport Science and the American College of Sports Medicine click here and another topic close to this and equally concerning is relative energy deficiency in sport and here is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Consensus Statement on RelativeEnergyDeficiency in Sport (RED-S): 2018 update.
Normal warning signs and symptoms that I see when training stress starts to ramp up are the following – without getting too in-depth!
Allergies and asthma
Sore/ tickly throats
If really unlucky chest infections or pneumonia and viral conditions (that don’t need an antibiotic) worsening into bacteria complicated infections (that may need an antibiotic).
IBS type symptoms
Greater difficulty managing nutrition and feeling like food isn’t digesting well
Reflux and indigestion
More frequent food poisoning / gastritis incidents
Poor nutrient absorption – iron and B12 deficiency