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ALL ME Podcast

The ALL ME® Podcast will deliver engaging conversations surrounding Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. The Taylor Hooton Foundation’s mission is to enlighten the world to the truths about Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances including anabolic steroids, HGH, dietary supplements, and energy drinks. Leading a national campaign through education and awareness, we hope you will join us by committing to live and compete ALL ME - without the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.

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Episode 82: Urine Testing and Hydration Status – Dr. Floris Wardenaar
The ALL ME® Podcast Urine Testing and Hydration Status – Dr. Floris Wardenaar When we think about monitoring hydration status, the average consumer may measure this by how many ounces of fluid they drink in a given day. Some general recommendations are half your body weight in ounces of water or fluid. But is this enough and are there other ways we should be measuring if we’re adequately hydrated? Did you know that the color of your urine can be a very effective way to determine hydration status? In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Floris Wardenaar, who is the Director of the Athlete Lab at Arizona State University, to discuss the role urine color has on hydration status. We will discuss his career path and why he chose the field of sports nutrition, his current research and methods he uses to assess urine color, why urine color is important, the urine color chart, and key aspects you need to know to stay hydrated.     About Floris Wardenaar, PhD Dr. Wardenaar studied nutrition and dietetics at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA, Amsterdam Applied University) with specific interest in sports nutrition. During this bachelor program he followed an internship at NOC*NSF writing the brochure: What to know about nutrition and Sydney in preparation for the Olympic Games at Sydney 2000. Together with his bachelor degree he received his post bachelor degree of sports dietetics which was granted by NOC*NSF. Following this, Wardenaar started a master's program at Wageningen University in human nutrition and physiology. During the second year at Wageningen, he founded his own consultancy firm in sports nutrition advice and during the third year he was full-time vice-president of the Dutch Chamber of Student Associations (LKvV). Subsequently he followed an internship at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Austin and wrote his master’s thesis on the interaction between alcohol consumption, exercise and blood glucose levels at SENECA, expert centre of HAN Sports and Exercise Studies at the HAN University of Applied Sciences at Nijmegen. He graduated in 2005 both in nutritional physiology and in nutrigenomics. At the start of 2006, Wardenaar took up the post of lecturer at the Institute of Paramedic Studies at the HAN. From that moment he was also asked to cover the sports nutrition position of the professional TVM speed skating team as part of an agreement between this team and HAN Sports and Exercise studies. In 2007 he was added to the nutrition team of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) and from 2010 he became a member of the research group of the professorate (in Dutch: lectoraat) Sports, Nutrition and Health. At the beginning of 2011 he moved completely from paramedic studies to Sports and Exercise studies. 2012 saw him take on a team leader role as senior lecturer of the expert team Sports and Exercise Nutrition with responsibility for education, research and consultancy within the Institute of Sport and Exercise. During this period, he was also president of the Dutch Association of Sports Dieticians. In September 2012 he commenced his doctoral project in cooperation with Wageningen University, which was partly financed by a regional grant Eat2Move. At the beginning of 2013 he became program manager of work package 3 within Eat2Move and from 2014-2017 he was team leader of the Team Nutrition of the Dutch Olympic Committee. Resource Definitions and Links: https://news.asu.edu/20180711-solutions-athleat-field-lab-hydration-research-benefits-nutrition-students-and-athletes Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
47:28 10/04/2022
Episode 81: Operation Raw Deal - DEA Special Agent, Robert Harkins
The ALL ME® Podcast Operation Raw Deal - Robert Harkins During our ALL ME Assembly Programs, one of the things we educate on is where Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances are coming from. Many people are surprised to learn that a majority of substances such as Anabolic Steroids that are being used outside of proper medical guidance are being made on the black market. Raw materials are sourced overseas and often being mixed with oil in various unsanitary underground “labs” throughout the continent. Because of this, we wanted to make an episode not only talking about this issue, but learning about the world of those trying to shut down this illegal process. That is why in this episode we talk with forger DEA special agent Robert Harkins. Robert was a part of the biggest the largest performance enhancing drug crackdown effort in U.S. history-Operation Raw Deal. Operation Raw Deal was an 18-month effort that targeted the raw material producers of these drugs as well as those producing and selling the final product. It produced 124 arrests in 27 states and closed down 56 labs. It identified 37 Chinese laboratories producing the raw material and seized $6.5 million and 532 pounds of raw steroid materials. With Robert being a part of this operation, he is going to tell us all about what went into it, including his role, the operation that actually sparked raw deal, the process of identifying and following the targets, and what those busts looked and felt like. He will also tell us about his path to the DEA and how prevalent he thinks this problem still is. Resource Definitions and Links: DEA: https://www.dea.gov/ Operation Raw Deal: https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2007/September/07_crm_753.html Operation Raw Deal: https://www.espn.com/espn/news/story?id=3033532 Operation Gear Grinder: https://abcnews.go.com/US/LegalCenter/story?id=1411333 Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/  
54:33 09/20/2022
Episode 80: Heat Exhaustion, Hydration, and Sweat Testing - Michelle King, PhD
The ALL ME® Podcast Heat Exhaustion, Hydration, and Sweat Testing - Michelle King, PhD Are you one of those individuals like me who cuts grass in the heat and humidity? In certain parts of the world, especially during the summer months, the heat and humidity can play a significant role in your hydration status. Furthermore, if training, exercising or just working in the heat for too long, you may experience some significant side effects and some that could be life threatening if you do seek immediate attention. In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Michelle King from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute about the impact of the heat and humidity on hydration status, the signs and symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke, the importance of electrolytes, Gatorade’s new sweat testing patch which is available for the consumer, and in the end, you’ll get to learn which band she would be the lead singer for if she had the opportunity. About Michelle King, PhD Dr. Michelle King is an Associate Principal Scientist at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Michelle’s body of work has focused on the innate immune response to physical exertion in extreme environmental conditions.  Michelle is based in Barrington, IL, where her primary role is to support GSSI’s internal program by designing and conducting studies related to hydration and nutrition.  Michelle joined the team following her post-doctoral work at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, where she investigated if novel oral rehydration solutions could delay the onset of exertional heat stroke or accelerate recovery from organ damage.  During her time at the University of Florida she studied how the muscle, gut, and immune system communicate during extreme environmental conditions, specifically in exertional heat stroke.  Michelle has multiple publications in thermoregulation including peer-reviewed manuscripts and a book chapter.  She previously enjoyed working in physical therapy clinics and teaching courses in the exercise sciences such as Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Exercise Prescription.  Resource Definitions and Links: GX Sweat Patch: https://www.gatorade.com/gear/tech/gx-sweat-patch/2-pack Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
48:57 09/06/2022
Episode 79: Treating Anabolic Steroid Users - Imran Khan
The ALL ME® Podcast Treating Anabolic Steroid Users – Imran Khan Anabolic Steroids is an Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substance that we educate on every single day, but we wanted to talk with someone that is dealing with Anabolic Steroid users directly on a daily basis. What are they seeing? How big is the problem? How are they managing this use? This is why in this episode we speak to Imran Khan, owner of Transform Now. Transform Now is a health and wellness company based in the UK that works to improve the health and fitness of their clients. Over the years they have been associated with clients who use PEDs both for performance and for aesthetic purposes. Instead of having a condescending view on use or making a moral judgement, they provide advice and warnings while monitoring health. They do this through blood test that are specifically designed for a PED user, as well as ECGs (Echocardiograms), ultrasounds and CTCA (CT Coronary Angiography) scans. Transform Now does not condone Anabolic Steroid use. They actively educate and advise others daily on the dangers of these substances and the scope of the problem. They also believe there is a lack of medical assistance available to users. Because of this they believe in being that resource users can come to for support. In this episode we talk to Imran about his background, who he sees coming into his office, how he provides treatment and what he is trying to prevent, if he worries about his treatment encouraging continued use, and what he thinks needs to be done to prevent the growing usage problem as a whole. We also discuss his current research in this area that we look forward to sharing with you in the future. Resource Definitions and Links:Transform Now: https://transformnow.co.uk/ Transform Now Testing: https://transformnow.co.uk/private-blood-tests/    Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/  
49:22 08/23/2022
Episode 78: Impact of Food Sensitivities on Health - Kylene Bogden, RD
The ALL ME® Podcast Impact of Food Sensitivities on Health – Kylene Bogden, RD It is estimated that 32 million Americans suffer from some sort of food allergy including 5.6 million under the age of 18. It’s also been reported that 4% of adults and 5% of children have food intolerances. Could you be eating something that may be extremely nutritious but it could be causing inflammation or joint pain and you don’t realize it’s the food triggering those symptoms? Could your headaches or inflammation be related to a food sensitivity? In this episode, we speak with Certified Leap Therapist and Sports Dietitian, Kylene Bogden, to discuss what a food sensitivity test is and what it measures, when should someone get tested, what do the results mean and how to adjust your diet if you have one. About Kylene Bogden Kylene Bogden is the performance dietitian for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Co-Founder of FWDfuel Sports Nutrition, a functional sports nutrition practice and blog. Kylene specializes in a whole-food approach, where she uses individualized nutrition protocols to reverse chronic illness and improve athletic performance. Kylene previously studied directly under Dr. Mark Hyman at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine where she learned to address food sensitivities, gut health and nutrient deficiencies in order to maximize one's health potential. Kylene has been quoted as an expert source in publications such as U.S. News and World Report, O Magazine, Time, Prevention, The Huffington Post, CBS.com and Women’s Health Magazine. Additionally, she has been invited to speak on the local, regional and national level. Resource Definitions and Links: Evidence Based Functional Sports Nutrition Blog: com Ultimate Guide For Athletes with Food Allergies The Best Food Sensitivity Testing Difference Between a Food Sensitivity, Allergy and Intolerance 14 Day Full Recovery Course (Using Functional Nutrition to improve energy, joint/muscle pain, food sensitivities are also addressed in here etc.) IG: @fwdfuel Tik Tok @ fwdfuelsportsnutrition Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
28:50 08/09/2022
Episode 77: 5 Keys To Being The Best - Jeff Krushell
The ALL ME® Podcast 5 Keys To Being the Best  – Jeff Krushell Do you have what it takes to be your very best?  Have you ever wondered what you’re lacking to be the best you can be?  In this interview with Performance Expert, Jeff Krushell, we talked about his 5 keys to performance development. “There’s an ebb and flow to coaching and an ebb and flow to athlete development.  The cool thing about performance, it’s made up of basic elements – like the periodic table – all you need to do is combine the right ones win the right way for you and your situation and BOOM there you go.” – Jeff Krushell From a small town playing sports with his friends, Jeff has made it to the pinnacle of his profession in Sports Performance and Athlete Development.  He’s had the opportunity to work with hundreds of professional athletes around the globe.  He has a passion for this industry and you can hear it come through his voice when he’s talking.  We’re going to discuss the elements that separate those who are good at their trade to those who are the very best.  Every one of us possess the tools we need to work at peak performance, but most of us lack the knowledge and drive it takes to get there.  Jeff is going to talk about all of those elements and what you can to do educate yourself so that you perform at the top in your job. Our discussion in this podcast is going to cover an array of topics from sleeping like a pro, to the importance of hydration to Krush’s brain game.  He’s going to show you how you can work on all of these skill in your life to make you better.  Be sure to tune into this episode to take away some of the expertise that Jeff Krushell has learned over his lifetime in performance and you will quickly understand why organizations like Major League Baseball, Olympic Athletics and the National Hockey League hire him to come in and work with their teams to make them better. RESOURCES: Jeff Krushell Website: https://jeffkrushell.com/ The Krush Report:  https://jeffkrushell.com/krush-report/ Krush Performance Podcast:  https://jeffkrushell.com/podcasts/ The Brain Game:  https://jeffkrushell.com/podcast/krush-talks-sport-a-preview-of-the-brain-game/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
55:55 07/26/2022
Episode 76: Role of the Sports Dietitian in the NFL - Joey Blake
The ALL ME® Podcast        Role of the Sports Dietitian in the NFL – Joey Blake The growth of the field of Sports Dietetics has grown significantly over the past 10 years from having less than 20 full-time in the last 2000s to now over 200 full time Sports Dietitians being employed in the collegiate and professional setting. But what is their role and how important are they to the performance staff. In this podcast, we speak with Joey Blake, Director of Sports Nutrition and Sports Dietitian for Los Angeles Rams. We dive into his career path to the NFL, what he loves about his job and the challenges that come along side of it, his day to day during the off-season and in-season and what it was like to win the granddaddy of them all, the Super Bowl. I also was able to ask him about what he thought about that No Call against my Saints in the 2019 Championship Game but you’ll have to wait until the end to see what he says.                       After 5 years in the trenches, Joey had a chance to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. About Joey Blake Joey Blake enters his sixth season with the Los Angeles Rams and his second as director, Performance Nutrition/Wellness in 2022.  He is responsible for educating and directing all players on their nutrition and hydration related to health and performance. He has established and manages a robust food service system that has been able to change the way our players and coaches view food and performance. Blake also conducts all of the body composition testing for the players, created and implements a sleep program for players and coaches, writes all of the menus for team meals, and individualizes all of the players’ pre and post-training and on game day. In addition to his player performance role, Blake spearheads the Rams Employee Wellness Program which is aimed to help all employees reach their best self in different avenues of health and wellness.  He is also a member of the Rams Inclusion and Diversity Council. Prior to Los Angeles, Blake served as the director of football nutrition from 2013-16 for the University of South Carolina. At the time of his hire, Blake become the first full-time football-only sports dietitian in collegiate athletics.  During his tenure, he was responsible for planning all team meals, counseling athletes on their performance nutrition needs, analyzing body compositions, and assisted in team travel operations. Before his arrival with the Gamecocks, Blake was brought on as a sports dietitian assistant, in May of 2013, at the University of Tennessee, where he was responsible for the nutrition needs of eight different sports as well as assisting with football.  Blake has also served as a sports nutrition intern at the University of Virginia in 2013 and at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., during the summer of 2011. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Blake grew up near Asheville, N.C., before completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western Carolina University in 2012.  He then completed the year-long post-graduate internship requirements to become a Registered Dietitian, as well as passing the credentialing exam. Blake is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association (CPSDA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org  Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
55:50 07/12/2022
Episode 75: Anabolic Steroids: What Does the Research Say? - Dr. Skip Pope
The ALL ME® Podcast Anabolic Steroids: What Does the Research Say? - Dr. Skip Pope Anabolic Steroids is an Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substance that we educate on every single day. After Taylor’s story happened, we looked around and realized millions of others were involved with these dangerous drugs. We put together a program to educate on this topic and one of the people that helped us develop the program you see today was Dr. Skip Pope. Dr. Pope is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at McLean Hospital. He has conducted research in a wide range of areas in psychiatry and has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. One of his areas of expertise is Anabolic Steroid use and he is widely considered to be one of the leading researchers in the world on this topic. Because of Dr. Pope’s expertise, we wanted to interview him to learn more about what he is seeing when it comes to Anabolic Steroid use. In this episode we will talk about current usage numbers, what demographics are getting involved, the reasons and culture driving usage, the side effects he is seeing by users, and what he thinks we will continue to learn about these drugs. By having this conversation, we are continuing to enlighten others about the dangers of these drugs and inspiring people to achieve their physical goals the right way! Resource Definitions and Links: -Dr. Skip Pope: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/harrison-pope -The Lifetime Prevalence of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use and Dependence in Americans: Current Best Estimates: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3961570/ -Risk Factors for Illicit Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use in Male Weightlifters: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3218214/ -Prolonged Hypogonadism in Males Following Withdrawal from Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: an Under recognized Problem: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4398624/ -Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use and Body Image in Men: A Growing Concern for Clinicians: https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/505978 -Cardiovascular Toxicity of Illicit Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28533317/ -Cardiomyopathy: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/cardiomyopathy.htm -Bigorexia article: https://taylorhooton.org/what-is-bigorexia/   Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/  
52:04 06/28/2022
Episode 74: The Keys to Sports Performance - Brendon Huttmann
The ALL ME® Podcast The Keys to Sports Performance  – Brendon Huttmann Sports Performance is an ever developing field that is spreading out of professional sports and  into youth sports.  In this episode we’re going to be speaking with Brendon Huttmann who has quite a bit of experience in the field of Sports Performance.  Brendon started his career following his college graduation with the Cleveland Indians, now the Guardians.  He worked hard during his Minor League Baseball Career which landed him his first big league job with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their Major League Strength Coach.  He then moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates where he went from being the Major League Strength Coach to the Sports Science Coordinator.  As wearable technology gained traction and notoriety he continued his path up to being the Pirates Director, Performance Science. Huttmann then had an opportunity in the US Armed Forces and took a job as the Director of Holistic Health and Fitness with the U.S. Armed Forces Command (FORSCOM).  Today he is leading a team of Athletic Trainers, Strength Coaches and Physical Therapists that are in the field working with our service members. Brendon is going to share a lot of his leadership skills and knowledge about strength and conditioning that everyone can apply to their everyday life in this podcast.  These are good pieces of information for our listeners to use as a take away to better their health and fitness.    RESOURCES: 5 Tips for getting fit:  https://www.communityhealthmagazine.com/fitness/5-tips-for-getting-fit-with-brendon-huttman/article_190c8eaa-9cfb-11e4-b13b-1feb00300e67.html   Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
39:30 06/14/2022
Episode 73: How Mental Health Impacts Us - Brandi Garza, LPC
The ALL ME® Podcast How Mental Health Impacts Us – Brandi Garza, LPC The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 16.2 million U.S. adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2016. This represents 6.7 percent of the U.S. adult population. Depression is most common in ages 18 to 25 (10.9 percent) and in individuals belonging to two or more races (10.5 percent). What are the primary factors that are contributing to the mental health issues and illness found in adults? Is there a link between too much social media use and an increased risk for mental health illness? Can counseling improve outcomes and our mental state? These are the questions we discuss with Brandi Garza, a Licensed Professional Counselor, who works a variety of individuals to help them overcome their daily struggles. About Brandi Garza, LPC At 11 years old, Brandi Garza declared therapy to be hers! As a person adopted at 13 years old, she has the unique lens of living on “both sides of the tracks”. Brandi lived an experience as a child of parents in poverty, with addiction, and severe mental illness. She attributed her very survival to those that leaned into their humanity to truly see her. Over the last 18 years in the mental health field, she can sum up her purpose in those three words. She is most joyous and at peace in her work when she has guided a human being to be seen. Parents “seeing” their children, peers, colleagues, siblings, scholars to staff, or in the most precious sessions to “see” the self. As a first-generation high school graduate, UTD college graduate, mother, adoptee, proud pan woman, Brandi has been given some unique perspectives that allow her as a therapist and employee to be an expert empathizer. Her work with shelters, juveniles, urban communities, the world of addiction and so much more has only strengthened her belief that we are all human beings have a human experience begging to be seen.  Brandi truly believes that we all have our answer within ourselves. It is not a clinician that gives it to you but rather a counselor that unveils it with you through kindness, authenticity, and love. Those are not to be confused with timid or weak. It takes great strength in a relationship between client and counselor to charge through the barriers to one's happiness.  Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
56:48 05/31/2022
Episode 72: Mental Health: Current State of Collegiate Athletes - Dr. Chelsi Day
The ALL ME® Podcast Mental Health: Current State of Collegiate Athletes – Dr. Chelsi Day In 2022 alone, 3 college student athletes took their own life due to the pressures of trying to balance performing at the highest level of their sport and in the classroom while also trying to maintain a healthy social life. It’s evident how difficult that is and the pressure it puts on a young individual. What are the primary factors that are contributing to the mental health issues and illness found in collegiate sports? How can young athletes successfully manage everything and still have adequate balance between life and sport? Should parents of young athletes not demand so much of their children, especially when it comes to being successful in that sport. These are the questions we discuss with Dr. Chelsi Day, Sports Psychologist for The Ohio State University Athletics Department. About Chelsi Day, PsyD Dr. Chelsi Day is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical sport psychology. She was a diver at Miami University where the team won two MAC Championships during her time. Following her tenure as a Redhawk, she obtained a master’s degree in sport psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a master’s degree from Antioch University New England followed by a doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch. She has worked in private practice with high school, Olympic, and professional athletes, in college counseling settings, and most recently was the director of counseling and sport psychology at Indiana University before joining the OSU SPAWS staff in the fall of 2019. Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
49:22 05/17/2022
Episode 71: Caffeine's Effect on Performance & Health - Rebecca Randell Ph. D.
The ALL ME® Podcast Caffeine’s Effect on Performance and Health – Dr. Rebecca Randell Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world as in 2021, over 166 million bags of coffee was consumed. An 8-ounce cup of coffee can have anywhere between 60-135 mg of caffeine depending on the type consumed.  But why do so many people need their caffeine fix? Market research tells us roughly 70% drink it for its taste, while 62% consume it for an extra boost of energy and 34% have some for the added focus. Did you know caffeine is an effective ergogenic aid?  In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Rebecca Randell from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to define an ergogenic aid, the benefits of caffeine for athletes, and are there any health benefits and side effects from consuming caffeine.       During our interview we talk about the research that has been conducted on caffeine on performance and health. Rebecca Randell, Ph.D., is a scientist with a background in exercise physiology and sports nutrition. Her current role involves managing and supporting GSSI service engagements in LATAM and Internationally.  Rebecca is also involved in developing novel technologies to support athletic performance. Rebecca is passionate about sports nutrition and enjoys working with athletes to design appropriate and personalized nutritional strategies. She has extensive experience working with club elite athletes and clubs such as Olympic distance runners, Ironmen triathletes, FC Barcelona and CBF. She continues to author publications in peer reviewed journals and deliver invited presentations in the UK and abroad.   Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
29:23 05/03/2022
Episode 70: Olympic Icon - Lauryn Williams
The ALL ME® Podcast Olympic Icon-Lauryn Williams The Olympics are the leading international sporting events in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of sports. With more than 200 nations participating, they are considered the world's foremost sports competition and are held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter games. Typically, athletes compete in either the Summer or Winter games specializing in one sport, but there are always exceptions to the rules! Our guest for this episode, Lauryn Williams, is the first American woman to earn a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Lauryn won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, she won a gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay in the 2012 Olympics in London, and then a silver medal in the 2 women bobsled competition in the Sochi Games in 2014. Not only did she have a tremendous Olympic career, she accomplished it all the right way! That is why Lauryn has been a member of our ALL ME Advisory Board for many years now, showing others they can achieve their goals without the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. After retiring from sport, Lauryn has had a tremendous career as an entrepreneur as well! After seeing many athletes not get the financial guidance they need during their athletic career, Lauryn became a Certified Financial Planner and started her own company, Worth Winning, which offers virtual services to help young professionals get the answers to the financial questions that matter most to them. Lauryn is also a motivational speaker, a podcast host, a community advocate, and an author. She wrote The Oval Office: a 4x Olympian’s Guide to Becoming a Professional Athlete. It is actionable advice on how to succeed at building a career as a professional athlete. Lauryn has had an amazing career both on and off the field, and we want to thank her for inspiring and helping others to do the same! Resource Definitions and Links: Lauryn Williams: https://www.lauryn-williams.com/ The Oval Office: https://www.lauryn-williams.com/the-oval-office Lauryn Social Media: Twitter and Instagam: @lauryncwilliams Worth Winning: https://www.worth-winning.com/ Worth Listening Podcast: https://www.worth-winning.com/podcast/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
51:36 04/19/2022
Episode 69: Calorie Restricted Diets & Anti-Aging - Dr. Jacob Mey
The ALL ME® Podcast Calorie Restricted Diets and Anti-Aging – Dr. Jacob Mey What if you could make a small change that would help you extend your life a little longer? Like, who doesn’t want to live longer as I know I want to live forever if I could.   What if cutting your calories by just 10% could add another 5 years to your life? In this podcast we speak with Dr. Jacob Mey from the prestigious Pennington Biomedical Research Center on the impact Calorie Restricted Diets have on slowing down the aging process. We also explore the sustainability of these types of diets and what’s in store with future research.                  During our interview we talk about the research that has been conducted on various species such as flies and mice and how that may translate into human data. About Dr. Mey Dr. Mey is an Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is also a Registered Dietitian. He is an expert in human nutrition and metabolism and uses clinical-translational research approaches to understand the link between diet and health. He trained under an NIH T32 grant on “Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome,” where he investigated the role of whole-grain dietary intake and botanical components on whole-body and skeletal muscle protein turnover. Dr. Mey's additional research interests include understanding the role of nutrition and metabolism in respiratory health, ketone body metabolism and clinical malnutrition. Although he has a full-time commitment to research, Dr. Mey actively volunteers for dietetic professional practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is particularly passionate about elevating the dietetic profession and encouraging dietitians to engage in research. Resource Links: Twitter: @CakeNutrition Websites: www.CakeNutrition.com and www.EvidencedNutrition.com Email: Jake.mey@cakenutrition.com Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
44:51 04/05/2022
Episode 68: High Risk Supplements: The Death of Soldier - Leanne Sparling
The ALL ME® Podcast High Risk Supplements: The Death of a Soldier  – Leanne Sparling Most of us have walked into a vitamin store, health food store or even the local grocery and have walked the isle where Dietary Supplements are on the shelfs.   What most people don’t realize is that the Dietary Supplement industry as a whole does have a lack of regulation.  As a result of this lack of regulation many people have gotten sick or have even died as a result of illegal drugs and banned substances found in these products. In this interview we talk with Leanne Sparling who like most Mom’s out there didn’t think that it was a big deal that her son had been using a product that he had purchased at a national dietary supplement chain.  In fact, she thought to herself, of course is has to be okay if my kid could walk into the store and purchase it over the counter. Leanne has a heartbreaking story that she is going to share in this podcast and it’s a story about how her son Michael, who was just graduated from boot camp, had a heart attack as a result of a product he was taking.  She will share with us that her son was using a product manufactured by USP Labs, in Dallas, TX.  At the time this product was one of the hottest products on the market. Pronounced “Jacked” or “Jack 3D” Jacked had an ingredient in the product called DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) which according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is an amphetamine derivative that has been marketed in sports performance and weight loss products, many of which are sold as dietary supplements. DMAA is not a dietary ingredient, and DMAA-containing products marketed as dietary supplements are illegal and their marketing violates the law. For more information on DMAA please visit: https://www.fda.gov/food/dietary-supplement-products-ingredients/dmaa-products-marketed-dietary-supplements Today, Leanne and her family continue to share Michael’s tragic stories in hopes that no other family will have to go through what they went through.  Her advice to parents when it comes to dietary supplements is to do your research and take products that are 3rd Party Certified by NSF Certified for Sport.  You can find more information about them by visiting their website: https://www.nsfsport.com/ Thank you for tuning in and using some of the resources below to help keep you and your family safe. RESOURCES: Leanne Sparling Shares Her Story:  https://youtu.be/T-Pp13B9jQ0 Need help finding a Nutrition Expert? https://www.eatright.org/find-a-nutrition-expert https://sportsrd.org/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/  
43:01 03/22/2022
Episode 67: Atlanta Falcons/THF Partnership - Chris Millman
The ALL ME® Podcast Atlanta Falcons/THF Partnership– Chris Millman When you think of the NFL, you likely think of the games you watch on TV. For each team you see on the field, there is a whole community behind them that they represent. Because of this, each team in the NFL has a Community Relations department that helps connect that team and that community. In this episode, we talk with Chris Millman from the Atlanta Falcons. Chris is the Vice President of Community Relations for AMB Sports and Entertainment and oversees the CR department for the Falcons and beyond. We talk with Chris about what all goes into running a NFL Community Relations Department, how they make that connection between the team and their fans, and how they grow the sport of football as a whole. We are also talking with Chris because the Atlanta Falcons have been long time supporters of us here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation. We have partnered with the Falcons for many years bringing our message to many of the programs the Falcons have across Georgia and beyond. We talk with Chris about how we got connected, how our partnership has evolved over the years, our most memorable events together, and why the Falcons are supportive of our mission. We cannot thank the Atlanta Falcons and the Arthur Blank Foundation enough for their tremendous support over the years! Resource Definitions and Links: Atlanta Falcons Community Relations: https://www.atlantafalcons.com/community/ Arthur Blank Foundation: https://blankfoundation.org/ Atlanta Falcons CR Social Media: Twitter: @FalconsCR - Instagram: @falconscr NFL Salute to Service: https://www.nfl.com/causes/salute/ NFL Play 60: https://www.nfl.com/causes/play60/ Mountain Sky Guest Ranch: https://www.mountainsky.com/about/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
49:36 03/08/2022
Episode 66: Energy Drinks: How Significant is the Risk? - Dr. John Higgins
The ALL ME® Podcast Energy Drinks: How Significant is the Risk- Dr. John Higgins At some point in your day, have you had that feeling like you need a pick me up to get through the day. Some people start every morning with a cup of coffee. Others feel the need to grab an energy drink to get a boost to get through their diet. BUT, could that energy drink be causing more damage to your body, especially your heart, than you realize. In 2020, the energy drink industry generated $57 million dollars in revenue and that is expected to grow by 7-9% in the next 4-5 years. We are now seeing middle school children consuming energy drinks in addition to young athletes using these prior to high intensity exercise which can pose a significant risk.   During our interview we talk about the potential risk of mixing caffeine, taurine, and other stimulants like guarana seed extract and panax ginseng. These ingredients also see an increase in utilization when combined with glucose (i.e. sugar). In this episode, we speak with Dr. John Higgins, Sports Cardiologist, to discuss his research outcomes on the impact energy drinks have on the cardiovascular system in healthy individuals. Dr. Higgins will discuss what ingredients are in these drinks, which ones may be posing a risk, what did his research determine on cardiovascular health and would he recommend consumers drink them? About Dr. Higgins John Higgins, MD, MBA, MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC is a Professor of Medicine at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas. He is also a Senior Cardiologist at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and Director of Exercise Physiology at Memorial Hermann Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance. He is also a Sports Cardiologist with the Houston Rockets and Rice Athletics. He has appeared over 700 times on local TV and radio including CNN and ABC World News. He is the author of 3 books, 2 book chapters, 55 manuscripts, 308 web-based publications, and 16 abstracts. Energy Drinks Content and Safety: https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)60094-3/fulltext Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2018/02000/Energy_Drinks___A_Contemporary_Issues_Paper.9.aspx   Some Popular Energy Shots and Their Ingredients: Are they safe and should they be used? A Literature Review: Beverages | Free Full-Text | Some Popular Energy Shots and Their Ingredients: Are They Safe and Should They Be Used? A Literature Review (mdpi.com) Stimulant Containing Energy Drinks: What you need to know? STIMULANT-CONTAINING ENERGY DRINKS: What You Need to Know : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal (lww.com) Energy Drink Effects on Hemodynamics and Endothelial Function in Young Adults. Energy Drink Effects on Hemodynamics and Endothelial Function in Young Adults - Abstract - Cardiology 2021, Vol. 146, No. 2 - Karger Publishers Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks: Beverages | Free Full-Text | Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks (mdpi.com) Endothelial function acutely worse after drinking energy beverage: Endothelial function acutely worse after drinking energy beverage - International Journal of Cardiology Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
31:32 02/22/2022
Episode 65: Warrior Babe - Nikkiey Stott
The ALL ME® Podcast Warrior Babe – Nikkiey Stott Many of us out there are looking for ways to achieve our physical goals. We may be relying on restrictive diets or one size fits all fitness plans that do not take into account one thing-YOU! In the episode we are talking with Professional Fitness Trainer and World Renowned Natural Physique Athletes, Nikkiey Stott. Nikkiey is a former professional bodybuilder and the Founder of WarriorBabe, a customized fitness program designed for women to take control of their bodies while building lasting habits and lifestyles. In this episode we talk to Nikkiey about her own personal fitness journey and what drove her to start her own business in this area. We also tackle many topics in the fitness world including fad diets, nutrition and macros, proper mindset, supplements, and more to give you takeaways on how to achieve your physical goals the right way.  Nikkiey is also one of our  ALL ME Advisory Board Members. She has made it to the top of her sport, all while living and competing clean. We discuss why she wanted to step up as a role model and provide positive inspiration to others, and the satisfaction of achieving your goals the right way. Every day she provides the tools and motivation for others to live and compete ALLMEPEDFREE! Resource Definitions and Links: WarriorBabe: https://warriorbabe.com/ Nikkiey Stott: https://www.nikkieystott.com/home-1 Macros: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-count-macros#macros Organization of Competitive Bodies: www.ocbonline.com ALL ME League: https://taylorhooton.org/all-me-league/ Nikkiey's Social Media: Instagram-@nikkieystott Facebook- @Nikkiey Stott YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikkieystott Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
54:10 02/08/2022
Episode 64: Organization of Competitive Bodies - Marjorie Thrash
The ALL ME® Podcast Organization of Competitive Bodies- Marjorie Thrash Bodybuilding-It is a sport that many often connect with Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. While drugs like Anabolic Steroids and hGH are certainly being used by some in the sport, there are also groups out there competing drug free. The Organization of Competitive Bodies (OCB) is one of those groups. In this episode we will be talking to Marjorie Thrash, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the OCB, an all-natural bodybuilding organization. We talk to Marjorie about her own background in bodybuilding, her role with the OCB, what their events look like, how they make sure their athletes are drug free, and what some of the misconceptions are about bodybuilding as a whole.   The OCB is also a partner of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. We spend some time talking about how that partnership began and what that looks like through the synergy of our organizations. The OCB connected us with 4 of our recent ALL ME Advisory Board Members. We discuss those role models, the importance of providing positive inspiration to others, and the satisfaction of achieving your goals the right way. Together we are inspiring other to live and compete ALLMEPEDFREE! Resource Definitions and Links: Organization of Competitive Bodies: www.ocbonline.com Yorton Cup: https://ocbonline.com/yortoncup.php ALL ME League: https://taylorhooton.org/all-me-league/ OCB Social Media: IG-@officialocb_page FB- @OfficialOCB Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
59:03 01/25/2022
Episode 63: Becoming a UFC Fighter - Mike King
The ALL ME® Podcast Becoming a UFC Fighter  – Mike King According to Webster’s Dictionary, Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, is a contact sport that allows a wide range of fighting techniques including striking, kicking and grappling.  Many of the athletes who compete in the sport of MMA are also masters of many Martial Arts from around the globe.  In this episode we had a chance to sit down with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fighter, Mike King.  Like the majority of all athletes (professional and amateur) Mike was faced with the pressure and decision to use Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.   Ultimately King made the decision to use Anabolic Steroids while he was fighting in the UFC and tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone following his Fight Night Dublin loss to Chathal Pendred.  When a professional athlete tests positive for a Performance Enhancing Substance they’re faced with another decision – what am I going to tell the media?  You will need to tune into this episode to learn more about the decision Mike decided he was going to make and it’s a story you don’t want to miss.  During our interview we talked about posting a picture of Mike before and after his anabolic steroid use.  The sport of MMA is one that takes great mental toughness as well as being in great physical shape.  During our interview you will hear a lot of great pieces of information from King when it comes to training, nutrition and always being prepared.  Today, Mike still works hard at the gym training and enjoys spending time with his beautiful family! Mike King on Social Media: Twitter: @MikeTheManKing Instagram:  @thereal_mikeking Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/    
47:24 01/11/2022
Episode 62: Eating Disorders in Men - Dr. Roberto Olivardia
The ALL ME® Podcast Eating Disorders in Men – Dr. Roberto Olivardia While nearly 70% of the United States struggle with their body weight, did you know over 30 million people struggle with an eating disorder. Did you know that 33% of those who struggle are male and this statistic is on the rise? What factors are driving more males to struggle with body image? In this podcast, Dr. Roberto Olivardia discusses the different types of eating disorders, factors causing more males to experience them, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, why coaches need to be careful in their approach to discussing body weight with an athlete, and the significance of having a well-rounded treatment team to help with recovery. Roberto Olivardia Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. Roberto also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. Roberto is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book that details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has appeared in publications such as Time, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and he has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio shows, podcasts, and webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. Resource Definitions and Links: Website: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/49525 Book: The Adonis Complex Article: The Voice of Males with Eating Disorders Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
77:16 12/21/2021
Episode 61: Chasing Gold - Haylie McCleney
The ALL ME® Podcast Chasing Gold – Haylie McCleney  Have you ever dreamed of being on an Olympic team? I know I have and have always loved watching the Olympics each year cheering on my country like millions of others. At the same time, have you ever thought how cool it would be to not only be on an Olympic team but also work in the profession you love? Our guest today is Haylie McCleney a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as a member of Team USA Softball. In this podcast, Haylie and I talk about her amazing collegiate softball career, her path to making the Team USA Softball squad, her occupation as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and life after softball. About Haylie McCleney Haylie McCleney is a professional softball player and from Morris, Alabama. Recently, Haylie was named to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Roster where she will represent Team USA in the 2020 Olympic Games. She played four years at the University of Alabama where she was named an All-American four times and a finalist for Collegiate Player of the Year three times. Haylie has been selected to the United States National Team for the past seven years where she has won gold medals in World Championships, the Pan American Games, and the World Cup, hoping to finish it off with a gold medal in 2020. She was also a standout in the classroom, gaining three Academic All-American honors before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science. Upon graduating from Alabama in 2016, Haylie completed a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in May of 2018. She has a passion for being in the weight room and making athletes better both on and off the field. She is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  Resource Links Website: http://hayliemccleney.com/ Haylie’s Social Media Links Facebook: @hayliemccleney8 Twitter - @hayliemac8 Instagram – hayliemac8 Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990
43:37 12/07/2021
Episode 60: Being a Paralympian – Aaron Scheidies, Trevon Jenifer and Tyler Carter
The ALL ME® Podcast Being a Paralympian – Aaron Scheidies, Trevon Jenifer and Tyler Carter A TrueSport Collaboration The Paralympic Games are some of the most fun sports to watch on TV.  Today we have a very unique opportunity to interview three of the top Paralympic Athletics in the U.S.A.  The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a series of various sporting events involving professional athletes with a range of disabilities.  Over the years the Paralympic Games has grown from 400 athletes from 23 countries to thousands of athletes representing over 100 countries! In this episode we’re going to talk with Aaron Schieidies (Paratriathlete), Trevon Jenifer (Wheelchair Basketball) and Tyler Carter (Alpine Skiing).  We’re going to to have a very important discussion that you’re not going to want to miss.  This discussion is going to include topics like what these athletes feel is the perception of a Paralympic Athlete among general society, how the perception of Paralympic Athletes has changed over the past 5 years as well as inequity within sports.  Each of these athletes are very passionate about their sports and the Paralympics and will give you their perspective on their sports as well as the Paralympic Games.  One of parts you’re going to want to listen to is the training regimen each of these athletes go through daily to train and prepare for the games.  These guys work hard at their craft to compete at the highest level in sport all while holding down full time jobs. This episode is another discussion in our TrueSport collaboration series. TrueSport aims to change the culture of youth sport by providing powerful educational tools to equip young athletes with the resources to build life skills and core values for success on and off the field. All of these athletes serve as TrueSport Ambassadors, which means they embody all of the values and mission of TrueSport and serve as incredible role models who inspire others through not just through their sports participation but the positive journeys that they share. Resource Definitions and Links: Aaron Scheidies: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon/athletes/Aaron-Scheidies IG: @aaron_scheidies Trevon Jenifer: https://www.teamusa.org/para-wheelchair-basketball/athletes/Trevon-Jenifer IG: @treyjenifer Tyler Carter: https://www.teamusa.org/para-alpine-skiing/athletes/Tyler-Carter IG @tcskiusa TrueSport Ambassadors: https://truesport.org/about/ambassadors/ TrueSport: https://truesport.org/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
61:38 12/01/2021
Episode 59: Women In Sport: An Equity Conversation – Mandy Marquardt, Veronica Day, and Amara Mbionwu
The ALL ME® Podcast Women In Sport: An Equity Conversation – Mandy Marquardt, Veronica Day, and Amara Mbionwu A TrueSport Collaboration Equity-it is a concept that we are all familiar with, but unfortunately in many settings today it is still not taking place. The setting we will be focusing on today is equity in women’s sport. Often times women are faced with an uneven playing field when it comes to athletics. In this episode we will talk with three successful female athletes to dive further into this issue of equity and what can be done to help close that gap. Mandy Marquardt is a Professional Track Sprint Cyclist living and racing with type 1 diabetes for the USA Cycling National Team and Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first-all diabetes professional cycling team. She is an 18 time US National Champion, a 3-time American record holder, and also a member of the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s ALL ME Advisory Board. Veronica Day is a member of the Team USA Skeleton Racing Team. She has been selected to Team USA 4 times and is a previous National Push Champion and North American Cup Champion. Amara Mbionwu is a Professional Netball Player who serves as Captain for the Team USA Netball Team and has been awarded multiple MVP awards during her playing career.  This episode will tackle many topics within the construct of equity. What does true equity look like? What are the challenges women face that hold us back from achieving equity? What are the consequences of those challenges? We also have important dialogue on the prejudices, behaviors, and pressures young females face in today’s society. Finally we will wrap up the discussion talking with the athletes about the positives of being involved in sport, the life lessons they have learned along the way, and the legacy they hope to leave for future female athletes. This episode is another discussion in our TrueSport collaboration series. TrueSport aims to change the culture of youth sport by providing powerful educational tools to equip young athletes with the resources to build life skills and core values for success on and off the field. All of these athletes serve as TrueSport Ambassadors, which means they embody all of the values and mission of TrueSport and serve as incredible role models who insprire others through not just through their sports participation but the positive journeys that they share. Resource Definitions and Links: Mandy Marquardt: https://www.mandymarquardt.com/ Veronica Day: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-bobsled-skeleton-federation/athletes/veronica-day Amara Mbionwu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amara-mbionwu-2545141b6/ TrueSport Ambassadors: https://truesport.org/about/ambassadors/ TrueSport: https://truesport.org/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
66:28 11/30/2021
Episode 58: A Sports Medicine Physicians Perspective on Doping – Dr. Michele Labotz
The ALL ME® Podcast A Sports Medicine Physicians Perspective on Doping – Dr. Michele Labotz A TrueSport Collaboration Sports medicine is an area of medical practice that is concerned with the treatment of injuries resulting from athletic activities.  In this episode we’re going to talk with a Sports Medicine Doctor and Taylor Hooton Foundation Board Member, Dr. Michele Labotz, about her work in this field.  Dr. Labotz has been caring for athletes at all levels of participation since 1997.   Early in her career she trained in the area of pediatrics before completing her sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Today she is one of the most sought after physicians when it comes to talking with young athletes, parents and professionals about the perils of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substance abuse.  Dr. Labotz also has a passion for sharing her wealth of knowledge about how to fuel the body through nutrition.  Part of our discussion will talk about how nutrition can not only help an athlete’s performance, but also play a key role in their recovery from an injury. One of Dr. Labotz’ passions is providing education on this topic to the LGBTQ+ Community.  Many have asked how does Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances relate to the LGBTQ+ community.  This is a topic that we’re going to discuss and one that needs a lot of attention following a recent study by the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. Thank you again for tuning in.  We hope you enjoy the valuable information that Dr. Michele Labotz provides in this podcast. Resource Definitions and Links: Dr. Labotz Bio: https://www.intermed.com/team/michele-labotz-md/ Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey: https://www.maine.gov/miyhs/ Podcast Discussing Creatine:  https://allme.libsyn.com/s01-e25-creatine-for-health-performance-dr-richard-kreider Podcast Discussing Certified Dietary Supplements:  https://allme.libsyn.com/s01-e16-nsf-certified-for-sport-program-brian-jordan Podcast Discussing Fish Oil / Omega 3: https://allme.libsyn.com/s01-e22-versatility-of-omega-3-fats-karla-schmidt Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
53:59 11/23/2021
Episode 57: Body Image Disorders in Athletes - Dr. Melissa Streno
The ALL ME® Podcast Body Image Disorders in Athletes – Dr. Melissa Streno A TrueSport Collaboration Have you ever looked in the mirror and wasn’t satisfied with what you saw with your body? Do you normally think about the way your body looks or feel embarrassed with your body in certain situations? With nearly 10 million people suffering from a body image disorder, it can pose a significant impact on your mental health and mood. Can you imagine how this could also impact the mental health of our youth? In this podcast episode, Dr. Melissa Streno discusses the etiology of a body image disorder, the signs and symptoms of what the look for, especially for parents and coaches, along with strategies to promote body positivity. Dr. Melissa Streno Dr. Melissa Streno earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2015) and her M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology (2010) from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She is currently in full-time private practice with Lantern Psychology as a licensed psychologist in Colorado. She continues to teach as an Adjunct Professor in the Sport and Performance Psychology Program at the University of Denver as well. Dr. Streno is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and has consulted with youth, high school, collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes from a variety of sport and performance domains, including dancers and musicians, as well as those active in a business setting. Resource Links: Website: www.lanternpsychdenver.com and www.truesport.org Twitter: @truesport Instagram: @truesportusa Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990
62:00 11/16/2021
Episode 56: Impact of Anxiety on Athletic Performance – Dr. Kevin Chapman
The ALL ME® Podcast  Impact of Anxiety on Athletic Performance – Dr. Kevin Chapman A TrueSport Collaboration Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults ages 18 and older which is 18% of the population. Did you also know that 35% of elite suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety? How does this impact their overall performance? In this podcast, Dr. Chapman discusses the factors that cause pressure and anxiety in athletes along with his recommendations to help them overcome their struggles. We also discuss his approach to different types of athletes, the impact of parental pressure on athletes, and common qualities and characteristics of what makes an athlete successful.  Dr. Chapman obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY in 2006 where he received further training in evidenced-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman was a Psychologist for the University of Louisville Athletic Department Sports Performance Team where he assisted both individuals and teams in performance enhancement through teaching mental toughness, enhancing self-talk, mental imagery, and other sports performance skills. Dr. Chapman regularly assists athletes who have become State Champions, All-Americans, Olympians, Pan American Champions, Junior Olympians, Professional Athletes, and other high performing athletes. Dr. Chapman regularly publishes, lectures, and presents research on the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville and Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities, until he decided to devote his time primarily to clinical practice. Dr. Chapman is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, and the Kentucky Psychological Association. He is the outgoing program chair for the Master Clinician seminars for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the program chair for 2014.  Resource Definitions and Links: Website: www.drkevinchapman.com Sports Psychology: http://drkevinchapman.com/sports-psychology/ Anxiety: http://drkevinchapman.com/learn-about-anxiety/ Sports Performance Blog: http://drkevinchapman.com/category/sports-performance/ Connect with Dr. Chapman on Social Media Twitter: @drkchap Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
49:30 11/09/2021
Episode 55: Teamwork Strategies & Core Principles – Nadia Kyba, MSW, RSW
The ALL ME® Podcast Teamwork Strategies and Core Principles-  Nadia Kyba, MSW, RSW A TrueSport Collaboration Teamwork-it is a concept that is crucial to the success of any group setting, not just athletics, but one that can sometimes be hard to achieve. What does successful teamwork look like? When do we know it is taking place? What are the core concepts that compose comprehensive teamwork? In this episode we will be talking to an expert in this area,  Nadia Kyba. Nadia is a Registered Social Worker and a widely respected expert in the field of conflict resolution. Her experience spans more than 20 years within the Provincial Child Welfare system and more recently in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She is the founder and president of Now What Facilitation, an organization that provides teams with the skills to effectively manage conflict, increasing productivity, retention, and overall success. She is also the author of THIS IS HOW WE ROLL: A Coaches Guide to Transforming Conflict into High Performance. Her passion for training and conflict management has led her to design and facilitate interventions and workshops for sports associations, business organizations, and families to address individual and group conflict. Kyba is also a TrueSport Expert and part of our TrueSport Collaborative Podcast Series. TrueSport is a division of the United State Anti-Doping Agency that works to change the culture of youth sport by providing powerful educational tools to equip young athletes with the resources to build life skills and core values for success on and off the field. TrueSport Experts offer practical and evidence-based insights and guidance to help coaches, parents, and other sports influencers embody and teach young athletes about Sportsmanship, Character Building & Life Skills, and Clean & Healthy Performance. This episode dives into her expertise in leadership, conflict resolution, and communication so that you can improve the teamwork with the groups in your life! Resource Definitions and Links: Now What Facilitation: www.nowwhatfacilitation.com Now What Blog: https://www.nowwhatfacilitation.com/blog THIS IS HOW WE ROLL: A Coaches Guide to Transforming Conflict into High Performance: https://www.amazon.com/This-How-Roll-Transforming-Performance/dp/1999250907 Leadership Styles: https://www.nowwhatfacilitation.com/blog/2021/3/24/some-leadership-essentials-strengths-based-trauma-informed-and-culturally-safe 4 Steps to Help Start a Tricky Conversation: https://www.nowwhatfacilitation.com/blog/2019/7/17/4-steps-to-having-a-successful-tricky-conversation TrueSport: https://truesport.org/ TrueSport Experts: https://truesport.org/about/trueexperts/ United States Anti-Doping Agency: https://www.usada.org/ Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
63:16 11/02/2021
Episode 54: From Student to Scientist - Rebecca Randell, Ph. D & Bridget Sopeña, M.S.
The ALL ME® Podcast From Student to Scientist Have you ever wondered what the life is like for a scientist, especially those who test athletes for various measures of performance? Furthermore, what steps do you need to take to get to that level? Whether it’s testing an NFL player’s sweat to see if they have enough electrolytes or trying to determine the correct carbohydrate solution to refuel an NBA player after an exhaustive first half, those are the types of studies conducted at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). In this podcast, Dr Rebecca Randell, Bridget Sopeña and I discuss their path towards being a scientist at the GSSI, the educational direction they took, and the challenges they faced along the way. We’ll also dive into the significance of a mentorship/mentee relationship and why it played a critical role in their development as scientists. Rebecca Randell, Ph.D., Dr Rebecca Randell is an Associate Principal Scientist at GSSI and a visiting fellow at Loughborough University, UK. Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree and her PhD from the University of Birmingham UK, under the supervision of Professor Asker Jeukendrup. Rebecca has been at GSSI for nine years where she has managed and supported GSSI service and education engagements in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Currently, Rebecca is working in the Sport Science Application team. In addition, Rebecca has extensive experience working with elite athletes and clubs such as FC Barcelona, Manchester City FC and PV Sindhu. She continues to author publications in peer reviewed journals and deliver invited presentations in the UK and abroad. Bridget Sopeña, M.S., is a Senior Scientist who has been with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute since 2014 and is stationed at the headquarter lab in Barrington, IL. Her main responsibilities include leading US and Canada GSSI Athlete Service Programs and has spearheaded GSSI’s Elite Recovery Program. As an athlete service lead, she evaluates elite athletes in their field of play and educates them or their respective practitioners on their individual physiological, hydration, and sports nutrition needs. Within the recovery program, she has done extensive research on athlete monitoring solutions and has championed salivary analysis as a novel athlete assessment. She has extensive experience working with elite team sport practitioners and athletes within the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NWSL. Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You’ll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at GatoradePerformancePartner.com Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at GSSIweb.org Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE @rrandell86 @BridgetSopena Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
59:35 10/22/2021
Episode 53: Suicide Squeeze - Bill Kashatus
The ALL ME® Podcast Suicide Squeeze:  Bill Kashatus Did you know that there was a book that was written about Taylor Hooton?  In this podcast we had a chance to interview the author, Bill Kashatus, who wrote “Suicide Squeeze:  Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse.” During this interview you’re going to learn more about why Bill is so passionate about history, teaching, writing and coaching.  He has such an incredible background that his life story which lead to writing a book about Taylor Hooton will keep you captivated.  Taylor’s brother, Don Jr., hosts this episode and it was the first time he had been part of a book, which he will share his experience with us about what it was like. Bill is going to take us through what it was like meeting the Hooton and Garibaldi family.  You will hear him talk about why this was the hardest book he’s had to write, and he’s written a lot of books.  The book is one that all parents and high school students should take a moment to read.  Kashatus does a great job of taking a very complex topic and writing in a way that it’s understandable to any audience.  Below you will find some of the links that were mentioned in this podcast if you’d like to learn how to pick up a copy of “Suicide Squeeze”. Publishers Summary: Appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs - specifically, anabolic steroids (APEDs) - provide a tempting competitive advantage for amateur baseball players. But this shortcut can exact a fatal cost on talented athletes. In his urgent book Suicide Squeeze, William Kashatus chronicles the experiences of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, two promising high school baseball players who abused APEDs in the hopes of attracting professional scouts and Division I recruiters. However, as a result of their steroid abuse, they ended up taking their own lives. In Suicide Squeeze - named for the high-risk play in baseball to steal home - Kashatus identifies the symptoms and dangers of steroid use among teens. Using archival research and interviews with the Hooton and Garibaldi families, he explores the lives and deaths of these two young men, the impact of their suicides on MLB, and the ongoing fight against adolescent APED use by their parents. A passionate appeal to prevent additional senseless deaths by athletes, Suicide Squeeze is an important contribution to debates on youth and sports and on public policy. The book is published by Temple University Press. Critic Reviews: “A must-read for all parents and for everyone interested in the integrity of sports.” (Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Baseball) “Every young person who reads this book represents a life potentially saved.” (Randy Levine, president, New York Yankees, and board Member, Taylor Hooton Foundation)  “An outstanding book that should be read by anyone who has or will have a connection with young people who play sports. Suicide Squeeze reads like a novel and instructs like a textbook.” (Richard P. Borkowski, Sport and Recreation Safety Consultant) Resource Links: Learn more about William C. Kashatus:  https://www.historylive.net/ Buy a copy of “Suicide Squeeze” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Squeeze-Garibaldi-against-Teenage/dp/1439914389 Listen on Audible.com:  https://www.audible.com/pd/Suicide-Squeeze-Taylor-Hooton-Rob-Garibaldi-and-the-Fight-against-Teenage-Steroid-Abuse-Audiobook/B07KY4GBW2?qid=1616713251&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=MDYD8NKQX4BSH2TPJA6X  Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
43:51 10/05/2021