Arronding to the World Health Organization phthalates, BPA (bisphenol-A), mercury, lead, arsenic, parabens, PCB’s, Cadmium are everywhere! These toxins disrupt hormone cascades in the body, inhibit the bodies ability to detoxify, disrupt kidney and liver function and disrupt the central nervous system.
Did you know that of all the humans tested for styrene levels (one of the most abundant toxins in our atmosphere) there has never been one human found to NOT have detectable Styrene!
We see professional and amateur athletes in the Boulder / Denver area and from overseas. We are aware of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. We know what can be used both in and out of competition. Athletes are often under-served in medicine because doctors assume there is nothing wrong with someone “so healthy.” However, athletes have very different metabolic and nutritional needs compared to the general population and are keen to notice when something isn’t right.
I understand masters athletes. It helps to be one myself. I compete in cyclocross and road cycling in the Greater Denver/Boulder area. The masters athlete is not a person generally well understood by conventional doctors. Though older athletes are generally very healthy they may put themselves at risk for heart problems. This is because the heart does not always adapt in a healthy way to intense exercise as one gets older. We hear about endurance athletes dying of heart related problems. Why is this?