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"The Misled Athlete" with Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN


For decades, athletes have been the target for nutritional products with the hope they will make a difference between winning and losing. At the expense of being misled, athletes have suffered from irreparable damage from steroids and hormones as well as the side effects experienced from excess stimulants and certain tainted supplements. In addition, the tremendous stress of strenuous exercise and its contribution to oxidative stress, inflammation, fatigue, muscle damage and transient immune suppression sets the stage for viewing the athlete in a very different way -- the athlete as patient! This lecture will provide a comprehensive plan for addressing the multiple nutritional needs of the athlete above and beyond the marketing hype of excess protein, stimulants and steroids. The link between the stressor of exercise and the importance of proper recovery through diet manipulation and use of legitimate nutritional supplements will be reviewed. Essentially, to successfully address the ravages of intense physical activity, we must nutritionally assist the athlete to recuperate better and help prepare their bodies for the next workout or performance. Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN is a registered, certified/licensed clinical nutritionist and presently Chief Science Officer for Inergetics, Inc. He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 30 years experience using innovative, complementary nutritional therapies in private practice and in product development. For the past 30 years, he has dedicated his efforts to research and product development (medical foods, functional beverages and dietary supplements) for the nutritional supplement industry, where he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge clinical and sports nutritional substances and formulations to market. Today, he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important nutraceutical ingredients. (www.nutritherapyconsulting.com) In March 2011, Carl launched his new book The Misled Athlete: Effective Nutritional & Training Strategies Without The Need For Steroids, Stimulants of Banned Substances (www.themisledathlete.com). In addition, he is the author of the bestselling books: Nucleotides, SOD, Natures Pain Killers, The Osteoporosis Solution, The Brain Wellness Plan, Rhodiola Rosea. He continues to practice progressive nutrition at The Nutrition Therapy Center in New York (www.nutritherapycenter.com).