EP 134: Why Sweat Testing Matters with Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Interview with Linda Samuels from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute: What information the sweat analysis test collects and how it can improve performance of all-level types of athletes. Good levels of hydration, carbohydrates, and electrolytes are crucial to good sports performance.

Karen Malkin, Board Certified Health Coach and Environmental Toxin Specialist, returns to discuss methods of detoxing naturally. She explains Environmental Working Group (EWG) labels and other ways of identifying clean ingredients in products.

Ask the Doctor segment: Dr. Bush-Joseph answers questions from listeners about college-level athletes, tendonitis, females at risk for knee injuries, and failure rates of ACL surgeries.

Research shows that at only about 2 percent loss of body weight through sweat, performance begins to decline. Gatorade Sports Science Institute scientist Lisa Heaton and dietitian Linda Samuels traveled to the Advocate Center to conduct sweat testing during a Windy City Bulls practice. The results are used to help create personalized fuel and hydration plans for each individual player.

Dr. Chuck Bush Joseph of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Steve Kashul & Linda Samuels discuss Gatorade’s Contribution to Sports Nutrition Consulting and Sweat Testing: Why sweat testing matters and what the players and the league are getting out of it.

Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is owner of Training Table Sports Nutrition, in Chicago. Linda has specialized in Ironman length tri-nutrition for 12 years.

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