The Latest Performance Science – Dr. Marc Bubbs

Today we hear about the Latest Performance Science from Dr. Marc Bubbs. A Naturopathic Doctor, Speaker, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball and former Strength Coach. Dr. Bubbs advocates for achieving your performance potential and maximizing your health by optimizing what you eat, how you move, and key lifestyle factors (e.g. sleep, stress management, etc. 
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What you have been up to in the last week ?

– Canadian Basketball

“Human First” paradigm

  • -frequent illness is incompatible with elite performance

busy people how have it all?

  •   what is the goal? What is the most important???
  •  Fueling – link to Bubb’s Fueling Protocol ->
  • blood glucose – lower for the elite -> fasting glucose –
  •  ‘athlete microbiome signature’
  • intensity predictive of species of the microbiome?
  • 50 food challenge – try to have 50 items in the week –
  • 14 day build


Strength and Endurance vs. Health

  • Should endurance athletes, especially aging athletes to lift weights?
  • Best strategy around strength if someone is endurance focused but also wanting to protect against illness/aging?
  • Muscle and Polyphenol

Body Composition

  • A mistake most people make is trying to improve their performance while trying to get leaner.”
  •  how can someone who is overweight but wants to pursue sport can reconcile?
  • Carbohydrate periodization for endurance training and how glycogen acts as training regulator… important for the recreational athlete

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Lia Sonnenburg – Naturopathy, Hormones, Over-Training, Birth-Control


This Week Molly talks to Lia Sonnenburg about her Naturopathy practice in Collingwood, Ontario. Lia works with clients ranging from elite athletes to new moms. Both Peter and Molly have used Naturopathy in the past and hope you enjoy learning about the discipline.

Hormone health is a tricky subject for anyone, whether you just want to ride stronger, you’re considering getting pregnant, you’re decidedly not trying to get pregnant, or you’re just having some weird feelings and want to know what’s going on. Lia Sonnenburg, a doctor of naturopathic medicine in Collingwood, Ontario, sat down for an interview to talk about some of the most common issues and the natural and lifestyle-oriented ways that we can get our hormones back in balance.

Continue reading Lia Sonnenburg – Naturopathy, Hormones, Over-Training, Birth-Control