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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 116: Sports Pharmacist - Ashley Anderson
The ALL ME® Podcast Sports Pharmacist – Ashley Anderson In this episode, Don Hooton interviews Ashley Anderson, a sports pharmacist and founder of the International Sports Pharmacists Network. They discuss Ashley's role with the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the importance of sports pharmacists in ensuring the integrity of sports. They also explore the differences between a sports pharmacist and a regular pharmacist, the considerations for athletes taking medications and dietary supplements, and the risks of contamination in dietary supplements. Ashley emphasizes the need for athletes and parents to seek the advice of a sports pharmacist when making decisions about medications and supplements. The episode concludes with a fun curveball round of questions. Ashley Anderson, RPh, MBA, IOC-Drugs in Sport Certified, SPh Most pharmacists have a blind spot about drugs in sport because it is most often not taught in pharmacy school. Giving athletes the most accurate, customized answer depends on the pharmacist correctly interpreting the details of the drug in the context of the athlete's sport and codes by which the athlete abides. Consult your sports pharmacist. Ashley Anderson, Patient-Athlete Advocate and Medication Expert, is a consultant who designs and delivers collegiate sports pharmacy programs. She also advocates for drug safety by working with athletes and athlete support personnel. With over twenty years of experience as a clinical hospital pharmacist, and 16 years of working with elite athletes through the US Anti-Doping Agency and managing drug data for GlobalDRO, Ashley developed the depth of knowledge and front-line experience in sports pharmacy. She is a practicing clinical pharmacist who also obtained her Wilderness EMS Certification and Incident Command to lead SAR and medical relief trips abroad. Ethnopharmacy is another great passion of hers. You can also find her as an author and editor on several journal articles and publications in Sports Pharmacy. Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Ashley Anderson and the International Sports Pharmacists Network 03:00 Ashley's role with the United States Anti-Doping Agency 06:30 The role of a sports pharmacist and the difference from a regular pharmacist 08:54 Working with athletes and their doctors to navigate prescription drugs and therapeutic use exemptions 11:23 The importance of understanding the risks and interactions of medications and dietary supplements 19:00 Considerations for athletes taking medications for mental health and pain management 20:38 The risks and lack of regulation in the dietary supplement market 23:59 Finding a sports pharmacist and seeking their advice on dietary supplements 28:32 The importance of understanding the risks of contamination in dietary supplements 29:02 The dangers of using selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) 34:56 Curveball Round: Fun questions Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
38:52 5/7/24
Episode 115: The Great Organic Vs. Non-Organic Debate - Michele Payn
The ALL ME® Podcast The Great Organic/Non-Organic Debate – Michele Payn Are you one of those consumers who have trouble navigating the grocery store? Like, should I buy organic foods or non-organic foods to improve my health? Do you ever wonder if you’re being bullied by specific marketing messages that influence your food decisions or make you feel guilty about what you eat? Organic food sales in the US were at an all-time high in 2022 breaking through $60 billion in total revenue. This demonstrated annual incremental growth over the last 10 years. On the marketing side, there are over 200,000 misleading marketing messages in a grocery store that can influence your food choices. In this podcast, we speak with Michelle Payn, who discusses what separates organic vs non-organic foods, whether or not they provide additional nutritional benefits, how food companies are bullying you and you don’t even know it, and how to help yourself and your children overcome these messages.      Michele Payn Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised millions of dollars for 4-H & FFA, and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books:  #1 best seller & IPPY gold medalist Food Bullying, IPPY bronze medal winner Food Truths from Farm to Table, No More Food Fights!, and Agriculture's Growth Journal. Michele's degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her 'city slicker' husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Contacting Michelle: Michelle’s Books: https://causematters.com/books/ Twitter: @mypaynspeaker Instagram: @mpaynspeaker Website: www.causematters.com Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
53:45 4/2/24
Episode 114: Trenbolone "Tren" - Dr. Matthew Fedoruk
The ALL ME® Podcast Trenbolone “Tren” – Dr. Matthew Fedoruk Dr. Matthew Fedoruk, the Science Director at the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), joins the All Me Podcast to discuss the powerful and controversial anabolic steroid, Trenbolone. He shares his background and passion for anti-doping, as well as the role of USADA in protecting the integrity of sports and the health of athletes. Dr. Fedoruk explains that Trenbolone is a dangerous anabolic steroid derived from testosterone and primarily used in veterinary medicine. He highlights the side effects of Trenbolone, including its impact on the endocrine system, liver toxicity, and cardiovascular health. Dr. Fedoruk emphasizes the importance of accurate information and warns against the risks of using Trenbolone.   Takeaways ·        Trenbolone is a dangerous anabolic steroid derived from testosterone and primarily used in veterinary medicine. ·        The side effects of Trenbolone include suppression of natural testosterone production, liver toxicity, and cardiovascular health risks. ·        Misinformation about Trenbolone is prevalent on social media, and it is important to consult reliable sources for accurate information. ·        Using Trenbolone and other anabolic substances can have serious and potentially irreversible health consequences, including death. ·         https://www.usada.org/athletes/substances/effects-of-performance-enhancing-drugs/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Dr. Matthew Fedoruk 03:12 Background and Role of USADA 07:29 Introduction to Trenbolone 10:23 Administration and Approval of Trenbolone 13:37 Side Effects of Trenbolone 18:14 Heart Attack and Systemic Effects 20:07 Esters and Different Forms of Trenbolone 22:11 Uptick in Trenbolone Use and Misinformation 24:53 Advice for High School Students 26:22 Final Thoughts and Resources 27:28 Curve Ball Round Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Email:  info@taylorhooton.org Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs: http://taylorhooton.org/education-resources/face-to-face-programs/
30:02 3/5/24
Episode 113: Vitamin D for Health and Performance – Dr. Kimberly Stein
The ALL ME® Podcast Vitamin D for Health and Performance – Dr. Kimberly Stein Did you know 25% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D and 41% are considered below sufficiency status? Is this because of the inability to get enough from the food supply or lack of sunlight in certain parts of the country? In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Stein from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to discuss the versatility of this nutrient and its important role in health and human performance. Dr. Stein discusses the functions of vitamin D, how to correct a deficiency, the best sources of vitamin D, and how much does someone need to reach an optimal level.  Dr. Kimberly Stein is a scientist with a background in exercise physiology and sports nutrition. Kim's previous research focused on vitamin D, dairy foods and recovery, and in her current position, she oversees programming in the translation of scientific information for influencers as well as athlete/team testing. Kim earned her bachelor's degree at Beloit College (WI) in Chemistry and Sociology, where she also played basketball and softball, and her master's degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. In 2005 Kim earned her doctorate at Purdue University from the department of Health and Kinesiology while training in the Interdepartmental Nutrition Program. Prior to arriving at GSSI, Kim worked as an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition at Carroll College (WI), and coached basketball for 10 years. Kim is passionate about sports nutrition and enjoys helping athletes understand why proper fueling is so important for their performance.  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/
33:07 2/6/24
Episode 112: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) – Does it work? – Dr. Brad Anawalt / Dr. Andy Hoofnagle
The ALL ME® Podcast Human Growth Hormone (HGH) – Does it work? – Dr. Brad Anawalt / Dr. Andy Hoofnagle The ALL ME Podcast is working hard to provide you with information from the World’s leading experts when it comes to all things Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substance related.   Throughout the year we ask our listeners to send us topics they’d like to learn more about.  Recently we’ve been getting asked a lot about Human Growth Hormone (HGH or GH).  Not only have people written in requesting more information on GH, we have had questions from students following our programs.  In order for us to have the best understanding of these drugs we have gone out and found multiple experts to interview on this topic.  In this podcast you’re going to hear from two brilliant and highly respected Doctors and Researchers in their field. Dr. Brad Anawalt Bradley Anawalt, M.D., is UW Medical Center’s chief of Medicine and a board certified physician at the Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UW Medical Center – Roosevelt and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. He is also vice chair of UW's Department of Medicine and a UW professor of General Internal Medicine. He has been selected on local and national lists of "Best Doctors." Dr. Anawalt is an hormone specialist whose clinical interests include thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, male infertility, low testosterone and other hormonal abnormalities. He enjoys answering patients' questions and addressing their concerns. Dr. Anawalt earned his M.D. at UC Davis. His primary research interests are focused on the effects of testosterone in men. He has published widely on this topic. He has served in leadership roles in the Endocrine Society and acts as a consultant for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Dr. Andy Hoofnagle Andy Hoofnagle, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified pathologist for Laboratory Medicine at UW Medical Center, head of Clinical Chemistry and a UW professor of Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Hoofnagle's lab uses mass spectrometry in the care of patients. In addition, they are currently investigating the role of high density lipoproteins in protecting patients with chronic kidney disease from atherosclerosis. It is his main goal to provide the most accurate testing for every patient in the UW Medicine healthcare system. He feels his talented medical laboratory scientists are in a league of their own. Dr. Hoofnagle earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His clinical and research interests include clinical chemistry, mass spectrometry, proteomics, metabolomics, vitamin D and high density lipoproteins. Both of these gentlemen are going to take the topic of Human Growth Hormone and break it down to where you’re able to understand what it is, why is prescribed and how it works.  There is a lot of misinformation out there on this topic and these guys do a great job of providing great information as well as debunking many of the HGH myths. Disclaimer The content in this podcast represents the opinion and knowledge of our guests. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast The content should not be taken as medical advice and is for information purposes only.  Should you have any medical questions please consult your healthcare professional. Resources and Links: Websites:  https://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/bradley-anawalt#about-tab https://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/andrew-hoofnagle#:~:text=Andy%20Hoofnagle%2C%20M.D.%2C%20Ph.,in%20the%20care%20of%20patients. What are the risks of HGH treatment? HGH treatment might cause a number of side effects for healthy adults, including: ·         Carpal tunnel syndrome ·         Increased insulin resistance ·         Type 2 diabetes ·         Swelling in the arms and legs (edema) ·         Joint and muscle pain ·         For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia) ·         Increased risk of certain cancers Clinical studies of HGH treatment in healthy older adults have been relatively small and short in duration, so there's little to no information about the long-term effects of HGH treatment. Example of Acromegaly According to the Mayo Clinic: Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. When you have too much growth hormone, your bones increase in size. In childhood, this leads to increased height and is called gigantism. But in adulthood, a change in height doesn't occur. Instead, the increase in bone size is limited to the bones of your hands, feet and face, and is called acromegaly. Because acromegaly is uncommon and the physical changes occur slowly over many years, the condition sometimes takes a long time to recognize. Untreated, high levels of growth hormone can affect other parts of the body, in addition to your bones. This can lead to serious — sometimes even life-threatening — health problems. But treatment can reduce your risk of complications and significantly improve your symptoms, including the enlargement of your features. Follow Us: ·         Twitter:  @theTHF TikTok:  @theTHF10 ·         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/  
49:57 1/9/24
Episode 111: Nutrient Timing - Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD
The ALL ME® Podcast Nutrient Timing - Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD Have you ever wondered if when you eat a particular type of food on whether it can impact your performance? For example, should you eat right before workout or does consuming carbohydrates and/or protein after workout improve strength and recovery. What if you are running a marathon as should you consume something during a 3-5-hour event? In this podcast, we speak with Gatorade Scientist and Sports Dietitian Lisa Heaton on the timing of macronutrients and how they impact performance, recovery, and endurance. Lisa explains the role of carbohydrates and protein, pre, during, and post exercise as well as how much we need to maximize performance. We also discuss the role of carbohydrate and protein type and how they influence the outcome.  Lisa has worked in the sports nutrition realm since 2007 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with interests in sports nutrition, recovery, hydration and performance. As a sports dietitian at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), Lisa works with nutrition related education and translation of research, as well as supports the athlete testing program. She also served as the Sports Dietitian for the Chicago Bulls for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. Lisa joined GSSI in February 2011 after working as the sports dietitian for the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance in Sioux Falls, SD (Now Sanford Sports Science Institute). Lisa completed her undergraduate work at Bradley University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship with the University of Houston and continued within the University to earn her Master's Degree in Exercise Science. In July of 2009, Lisa earned the CSSD credential through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the premier credential for sports dietitians.  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/
43:43 12/12/23
Episode 110: Dehydroepiandrosterone = DHEA - John Travis
The ALL ME® Podcast DHEA – John Travis One of the ingredients that has grown in popularity in the Dietary Supplement industry is DHEA, short for Dehydroepiandrosterone. To learn more about this ingredient, we talk with John Travis from NSF. John is the Technical Manager at NSF and has more than 25 years of experience in analyzing dietary supplements. His expertise in the analysis of dietary supplements for ingredients prohibited by anti-doping organizations was instrumental in developing screening methods for NSF’s Certified for Sport® program, a program that analyzes and detects potentially harmful substances, contaminants and emerging drugs in dietary supplements.   We talk to John about what DHEA is, how it functions in the body, its use in supplements and why the product is banned by anti-doping agencies. We talk about the reasons people take DHEA products including anti-aging, muscle development, sexual function and other medical conditions. This episode will look at potential side effects and the need for more research in this area, while discussing the future of DHEA and the supplement industry as a whole. Thanks to John for his time and for NSF Certified for Sport for their support. Topics like this is why it is so important to only purchase and take products that have been third party tested!    Resource Definitions and Links: -NSF Certified for Sport: https://www.nsfsport.com/ -DSHEA Act: https://ods.od.nih.gov/About/DSHEA_Wording.aspx   -NSF Certified for Sport ALL ME Podcast: https://allme.libsyn.com/s01-e16-nsf-certified-for-sport-program-brian-jordan  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/
45:52 11/28/23
Episode 109: Can you test positive from what you eat? - Dr. Brad Johnson
The ALL ME® Podcast Can you test positive from what you eat?  - Dr. Brad Johnson Over the years, we have seen athletes claim that they had a positive drug test due to contaminated meat that they consumed. Is this a possibility? We decided to answer this question through a podcast episode with Dr. Brad Johnson. Brad is a professor at Texas Tech University and the Gordon W. Davis Regent’s Chair in Meat Science and Muscle Biology. He has been in the animal science field his whole life and has also been chosen to be part of the United Nations and World Health Organization Committee on food additives safety (JECFA).    We talk to Brad about his background in the field and his current research before diving into the main topic of growth and development in meat animals. We discuss what agents and hormones are typically used in these animals, how often they are used, how they are typically given, and the regulations on meat in the United States. We tackle the question of if it is possible to test positive on a drug test if eating animals that were given these additives, how much meat you would have to eat for this to be possible, the risks of consumption in some other countries, and tips for athletes that are consuming meat, particularly internationally. Thanks to Dr. Johnson for sharing his time and expertise on this topic!   Resource Definitions and Links: -Brad Johnson: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/meatscience/johnson.php      -Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA): https://www.who.int/groups/joint-fao-who-expert-committee-on-food-additives-(jecfa)/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/  
54:31 11/14/23
Episode 108: Myths and Misconceptions of Muscle Cramping – Kevin Miller, PhD
The ALL ME® Podcast Myths and Misconceptions of Muscle Cramping – Kevin Miller, PhD Whether it’s the sudden onset after an intense bout of exercise or that middle of the night wake up call, a muscle cramp can be incredibly painful. Many of individuals from high performance athletes to every day individuals suffer from muscle cramps. What are the driving factors causing these cramps? In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Kevin Miller to discuss the potential factors that are causing muscle cramps, whether or not dehydration has any direct impact on playing a role in cramping, the best ways to attend and treat someone with a cramp, the role of stress on cramping, and do electrolytes help? Stick around to the end to learn about specific myths on the role of creatine, bananas, and pickle juice on treating cramps. Dr. Kevin Miller is a Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Texas State University. His research interests include the causes, treatments, and prevention of exertional heat illness with a specific emphasis on exercise-associated muscle cramping and exertional heatstroke in American football players. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical journals and presented over 100 international, national, or regional presentations on topics related to heat illness. He has co-authored several national and international position statements including the 2015 NATA Position Statement on Exertional Heat Illness, the Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, the 2021 NATA Roundtable on the Pre-hospital Care of Patients with Exertional Heatstroke. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training and is a member of the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical and Science Advisory Board and the NATAs Convention Program Committee. 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/
47:21 10/31/23
Episode 107: Partnership for Clean Competition – Ryan Murphy
The ALL ME® Podcast Partnership for Clean Competition – Ryan Murphy When it comes to athletes having a level playing field anti-doping plays a major role in sports.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary anti-doping is defined “opposing or prohibiting illegal doping (such as blood doping or the use of anabolic steroids or growth hormones) to improve athletic performance.”  In today’s podcast we’re going to talk to Ryan Murphy who is the Executive Director and who leads the efforts of the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC).  The PCC isn’t a governing body when it comes to anti-doping, but they play a very important role by helping fund projects that give researches and laboratories the very best tools and information to help prevent doping.  As the Executive Director, Ryan plays a key role in making sure that projects within the anti-doping space are being funded, oversees organization strategy and daily operations as well as stays in touch with his Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board. If you’re interested in applying for a grant through the PCC it would be best for you to start by reviewing their website:  https://cleancompetition.org/ One of the ways that the PCC is helping spread great information about the world of anti-doping is through the “Anti-Doping Podcast” which the THF was a part of in early 2023. During the interview we talked about some of the projects that the PCC has funded which has helped change the landscape of anti-doping.  One of the tools that we’re going to discuss in this interview is the Tasso Device which makes the blood sample collection a much easier process. As we close out the interview Ryan will talk about the PCC Conference that takes place every two years.  The THF has taken part in many if not most of the conferences since they began years ago.  Anyone who is interested and/or takes part in the anti-doping space should definitely check out the PCC conference in 2025. It was a lot of fun to interview Ryan as he does a great job of explaining all of the facets of work that the PCC takes part in.  We hope you enjoy this interview and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us a phone call. Resource Links: Anti-Doping Podcast:   https://cleancompetition.org/anti-doping-podcast/ Videos about Peptides:  https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Peptide Tasso Device:  https://www.tassoinc.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/  
57:45 10/17/23
Episode 106: Does Lighter & Leaner = Faster – Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
The ALL ME® Podcast Does Lighter & Leaner = Faster – Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD As a Sports Dietitian, one of the many questions I had to answer from athletes, especially those competing in high school and collegiate sports is whether if gaining lean muscle would slow them down. The perception was that if they could lose weight or get significantly leaner, they would get faster. Is this true as does a lighter athlete run faster, have more energy, or perform better than someone with more muscle mass? In this podcast, we speak world renowned Sports Dietitian, Nancy Clark, where we cover her 30 years of experience working with athletes who are focus on physique over performance. We the risks associated with pressure from coaches and parents, the impact of being lighter has on health and performance, the potential health risks, and what are nutritional interventions she has implemented with athletes to enhance performance and strength.     Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers in her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). She has extensive experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! She has been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 800,000 copies and now is available in it’s 6th edition. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and fitness publications and websites. Nancy is a sought-after nutrition counselor for athletes who struggle with food-and weight issues, as well as a nutrition educator / speaker popular with dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals who want to learn how to effectively teach winning sports nutrition messages. For more information please visit www.NancyClarkRD.com Nancy Clark  Website: https://NancyClarkRD.com Twitter: @nclarkrd LinkedIN:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyclarkrdcssd 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/
50:33 10/3/23
Episode 105: Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Ray Castle
The ALL ME® Podcast Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Ray Castle, PhD, LAT, ATC, NREMT There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year with nearly 9-% of them being fatal. When looking at sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) in athletes, the incidence is 1: 33,134 male’s athletes and 1: 76,646 female athletes. While there are various signs and symptoms that someone can look for to help determine their level of risk, there are also lifestyle habits that may be increasing your risk. In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Ray Castle, owner of Action Medicine Consultants, who has spent the last 35 years as a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer about the significance of the emergency response protocol. Dr. Castle and I discuss signs and symptoms of SCD, potential causes, the types of tests that can help identify if someone is at risk, the role of the athletic trainer on a medical staff, and the significance of the response time and the odds of survival. Stay tuned until the end as Ray shares his story about his experience at the Boston Marathon during the bombing and how his team responded.  Ray Castle, PhD, LAT, ATC, NREMT A native of St. Joseph, LA and a 1990 graduate of LSU, Castle has an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service spanning over 32 years. Dr. Castle's clinical practice background has included experiences at the high school, college, and international (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; USOC Sports Medicine Staff for 2003 Pan American Games; and 2004 US Women's Bobsled) levels, large-scale medical coverage and coordination, as well as extensive experience in emergency medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, where he began as an athletic training student.  Ray received his Master of Science and his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance and Recreation from The University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, Ray is a nationally registered emergency medical technician (NREMT) as well as an EMS Instructor through the Louisiana State Bureau of EMS. Castle is nationally known and recognized for his skills and contributions to advancing the athletic training profession and advocacy for sports health and safety through 200+ presentations, research projects, and publications.  He has served in various leadership roles in state, regional, and national organizations, including a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council (2004-2008), Board Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) from 2011-2017, and Vice-President of the Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association (2013-2016). Ray is also the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including National Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (MDAT) in 2017, induction into the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2014, and Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2019. Additionally, Castle and three LSU Athletic Training Students were recognized with a Concurrent Resolution from Louisiana State Senate for their emergency response roles at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. After a 20-year stay at LSU where he was Professor and Athletic Training Program Director, Castle transitioned in August 2022 to devote his energy and passion to Action Medicine Consultants, LLC, as Owner and Chief Medical Officer since 2012. His company provides sports medicine event coordination; emergency medicine and response training; EAP development and audits for organizations; and continuing education courses. One of his most recent activities was serving as a consultant for the Louisiana High School Athletics Association in the development and implementation of its Pre-Game Administrative Conference (PAC), or “medical time-out” program. He currently serves as medical coordinator for over 20 large-scale events in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Ray is married to the former Katherine Vanduzee of Baton Rouge, LA. Katherine is an administrative assistant who attended LSU. Follow Ray Castle  Website: www.actionmed.com Twitter: @actionmedco Instagram: @actionmedco LinkedIn: @actionmedco 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/
60:56 9/19/23
Episode 104: OUT Maine - Sue Campbell
The ALL ME® Podcast Sue Campbell: OUT Maine When looking at the use of Anabolic Steroids, it is important to know that these drugs are used for a variety of different reasons beyond athletic performance. One of the proper medical uses of these drugs is for Hormone Replacement Therapy. We wanted to discuss this topic within the LGBTQ+ community with our friend Sue Campbell from OUT Maine. Sue is the Executive Director of OUT Maine, an organization that creates welcoming and affirming spaces needed by our LGBTQ+ population through youth programs, school programs, inclusivity training and support, and more.  We talk to Sue about LGBTQ+ youth using Anabolic Steroids and Testosterone including the reasons for usage, the rates of usage, and the risks of not doing this under proper medical guidance. Sue shares her own personal story about why she works for OUT Maine, how the organization has grown over the years, and the impact she has seen OUT Maine’s programs have on the youth she works with. We discuss the training our organization did with Sue a few years ago to improve our own program and the education we did in Maine alongside OUT Maine and the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. By having this conversation, we hope to enlighten others to the many groups of people turning to these drugs and emphasize the importance of resources and education in this area.     Resource Definitions and Links: -OUT Maine: http://www.outmaine.org     -OUT Maine Social Media:                 -Instagram: @out_maine                 -Twitter: @OutMaine                 -Facebook: @OUT Maine   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/  
56:36 9/5/23
Episode 103: Peptides – Dr. John Yates
The ALL ME® Podcast Peptides – Dr. John Yates Over the past year of delivering our ALL ME education programs in schools we have had a lot of questions about the topic of “Peptides”.  Some of the questions have been “What do you know about Peptides?”  Or we did get the questions “Are Peptides safer than Anabolic Steroids”?  While these are topics that we will cover in our programs we like to interview experts in their fields to talk more about these specific topics.  In this podcast we’re going to talk with Dr. John Yates who is an American chemist and Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.   Dr. Yates’ work specializes in mass spectrometry.  He’s known for the development of the SEQUEST algorithm for automated peptide sequencing.  This was the best person for us to go to and pick his brain about the topic of Peptides to help students and adult influencers have a better understanding of what Peptides are and how they work. If you are anyone you know has ever had questions about this topic this is a podcast you certainly won’t want to miss.  To learn more about Dr. Yates please visit his website: https://www.scripps.edu/faculty/yates/ Resource Definitions and Links: What are peptides?  https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-are-peptides Videos about Peptides:  https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Peptide 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/  
36:34 8/22/23
Episode 102: Weight Loss Drugs: What are the Risks? – Dr. Robert Driver
The ALL ME® Podcast Weight Loss Drugs: What are the Risks? – Dr. Robert Driver In 2022, nearly 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women were considered overweight with more than 42% of adults being considered obese. The global weight loss and weight management industry has a market size valued around $224 billion dollars and it is expected to surpass $405 billion by 2030. What’s alarming is over 90% of people who invest in a weight loss program usually regain all of their weight back at some point. On December 23rd, 2022, the drug Semaglutide received FDA approval to be used as a weight loss medicine for those 12 and up who have a BMI above the 95th percentile. How effective are these type of drugs and what the potential side effects and risks? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Robert Driver, about the mechanisms of action around these drugs, the potential side effects and risks, what type of weight is someone losing from their use, are they suitable for children, and much more. Stay tuned until the end for the curve ball round to learn what would be the one drug he could invent to change the landscape of health.   Robert Driver, MD Bob Driver is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been practicing medicine for over twenty years.  He is certified in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and is also a member of the Age Management Medical Group.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University and his Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine.  Bob founded Spartan Medical Associates as his opinion of aging and health evolved during his professional career. He noticed a lack of focus on proactive medicine and was frustrated with the failings of standard medical treatments.  He also learned to reject the notion that some things just come with old age. Fatigue, weight gain, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, and other “old age symptoms” can be prevented and reversed.  Bob has become an expert on BHRT and wants to help clients restore balance for a healthier life. He offers individualized bioidentical hormone replacement strategies and a concierge level of service that brings the expertise to you. 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/
50:04 8/8/23
Episode 101: Speed Training – Joey Greany
The ALL ME® Podcast Speed Training – Joey Greany Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME® Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Joey Greany, the Major League Strength and Conditioning Assistant for the Tampa Bay Rays. Joey will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength and conditioning, while also taking about a topic he is passionate about speed and speed training. During this podcast you will hear Joey talk about the importance of speed training and how it can not only help your own abilities but how it can help your team win.  One of the things I think you will notice is the amount of detail that goes in to working with Professional Baseball players.  He is going to provide a few examples of what someone can do to improve their speed without all of the technology that he has access to for MLB Players.  Years ago people would say to us that if you’re slow, odds are you’re not going to get faster.  Through data and research that is no longer true and you will hear Joey talk about how everyone can improve their speed, even if they’re not a speed demon right now. Thanks to Joey for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE!   Resource Definitions and Links: -PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/ -Joe Hudson Instagram: @joeygreany -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength 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/  
38:48 7/25/23
Episode 100: Lower Body Strength Training – Joe Hudson
The ALL ME® Podcast Lower Body Strength Training – Joe Hudson Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME® Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Joe Hudson, a Minor League Performance Coach for the Boston Redsox. Joe will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength and conditioning, while also taking about a topic he is passionate about, lower body strength training.   During this podcast you will hear Joe talk about the importance of lower body strength training not just for professional athletes but what it’s important for all of us so that we can remain active as we get older.  Throughout the interview he is going to reference “force plates”, so we wanted to make sure that our listeners knew what that was and could see a video on how it works:   Vald Performance Force Plates Video: https://valdperformance.com/forceDecks/ One of the things I think you will notice is the amount of detail that goes in to working with Professional Baseball players.  What you will see is that there isn’t a one sized fits all lower body strength program for them, which also translates to those who have no desire to compete.  We’re all different so there isn’t just one plan we can follow, Joe recommends working on the lower body a few times a week.  So I guess the old saying “don’t skip leg day” is true!  The lower body strength is an integral part of our health. Thanks to Joe for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE!   Resource Definitions and Links: PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/ -Joe Hudson Instagram: @Hudson_jr12 -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength    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/  
62:19 7/11/23
Episode 99: Upper Body Training - Goldy Simmons
The ALL ME® Podcast Upper Body Training - Goldy Simmons Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Goldy Simmons, the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox. Goldy will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength and conditioning, while also taking about his topic-upper body training.    We talk to Goldy about why he wanted to discuss upper body training, what muscle group this entails, the skills that can be improved through upper body training, and how often you should focus on this area. We talk about why he views sleep as so crucial to your training, exercises you can do at home for your own upper body training, and his thoughts about those that may be tempted by PEDs to achieve their goals. Goldy shares his knowledge and philosophy for performance and beyond, and we thank him for his time. Thanks to PBSCCS as well for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE! Resource Definitions and Links: -PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/   -Raise Your Game: https://www.amazon.com/Raise-Your-Game-High-Performance-Secrets/dp/1546082867 -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength  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/  
53:49 6/27/23
Episode 98: Conditioning and Workload Management - Casey Callison
The ALL ME® Podcast Conditioning and Workload Management - Casey Callison Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Casey Callison, a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. Casey will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength and conditioning, while also taking about his topic-conditioning and workload management.    We talk to Casey about what workload management means to him, the importance of rest and recovery in this area, how performance is affected by focusing on this topic, and the importance of creating a schedule. We talk about the other keys that have to be in place alongside your schedule, what you should be doing on your off days, and his thoughts about those that may be tempted by PEDs to achieve their goals. Casey also offers his own contact info to help you with your own workload management. Thanks to Casey for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE! Resource Definitions and Links: -PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/ -Casey Callison Email: casey.callison@bluejays.com -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength    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/
46:56 6/13/23
Episode 97: Mobility Training - Logan Jones
The ALL ME® Podcast Mobility Training – Logan Jones Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Logan Jones, the Minor League Performance Coach for the Chicago White Sox. Logan will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and performance training, while also taking about his topic-mobility training.    We talk to Logan about what mobility means to him, the importance of training in this area, the difference between mobility and flexibility, and how mobility changes as we change. We talk about the other keys that have to be in place alongside your training, exercises you can do at home to improve your own mobility, and his thoughts about those that may be tempted by PEDs to achieve their goals. Logan also offers his own contact info and social media content to help you with your own mobility training. Thanks to Logan for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE!  Resource Definitions and Links: -PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/ -Logan Jones Email: ljones@chisox.com -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -Derek Social Media:                 -Instagram: @logan_jones95                 -Twitter: @Logan_Jones95 -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength 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/
52:26 5/30/23
Episode 96: Bridging the Gap Between Training in the Weight Room and Skill Development in Sport - Derek Somerville
The ALL ME® Podcast Bridging the Gap Between Training in the Weight Room and Skill Development in Sport - Derek Somerville Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Derek Somerville, the Minor League Strength Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Derek will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength training, while also taking about his topic-bringing the gap between training in the weight room and skill development in sport.   We talk to Derek about what he means by bridging the gap, what that process looks like, what skills he believes can be developed in the weight room, and how long this process can take. We talk about the other keys that have to be in place to bridge that gap, exercises you can do at home to improve your own skills, and his thoughts about those that may be tempted by PEDs to achieve their goals. Thanks to Derek for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE!   Resource Definitions and Links: -PBSCCS: http://baseballstrength.org/ -PBSCCS Podcast: http://baseballstrength.org/category/podcast/ -PBSCCS Social Media:                 -Instagram: @pbsccs                 -Twitter: @PBSCCS                 -Facebook: @probaseballstrength 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/  
43:07 5/16/23
Episode 95: Today’s Most Popular Diets - Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
The ALL ME® Podcast Today’s Most Popular Diets - Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Have you ever tried a diet whether it was for weight loss, a medical reason, or performance? Each year, nearly 45 million Americans try a particular type of diet to lose weight. They also spend roughly $33 billion dollars on weight loss products. The alarming part is 92% usually give up in the first week because they weren’t perfect and for those who have success, 65% gain all of their weight back within 3 years. Why is it so difficult to have sustainability when dieting? In this podcast, we speak with Sports Dietitian Amy Goodson to discuss 4 of the most popular diet types in the US. We will discuss the pros, cons, and science behind the Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Plant Based Diets, and the Carnivore diet. We will also dive into the impact these type of diets could have on performance in athletes.    Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She focuses on overall health, wellness and sports nutrition. Amy has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, TCU Athletics, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, FC Dallas Soccer, the NBA G League, the Alliance of American Football League, many PGA Tour players, as well as with thousands of middle school, high school, and endurance athletes. She is the creator of a free sports nutrition program for Texas high schools, the Sports Nutrition Game Plan, and is the author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, a play-by-play on sports nutrition for athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers. Amy is also the co-author of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat and nutrition contributor to retired NFL Player Donald Driver’s book, The 3-D Body Revolution. In addition, she owns Amy Goodson RD Courses, a business providing education resources and courses to help dietetic students, interns, and registered dietitians determine and take the steps necessary to reach their dream career. With a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in exercise and sports nutrition, Amy is passionate about marrying the two to provide quality, science-based nutrition information through speaking, media, writing, and consulting. Amy is an ambassador spokesperson for the National Dairy Council, speaker for National Cattleman’s Beef Association, partner with Texas Beef Council and Natural Delights Dates, and a speaker and consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Institute. As a veteran on-air nutrition expert, she works with RDTV to leverage multi-platform media opportunities on broadcast, digital and social media nation-wide. Amy has over 1400 media placements in a variety of TV, radio and print outlets and is on the Medical Expert Board for Eat This Not That. Resources The Sports Nutrition Playbook for Professionals Mastermind Course is the go-to sports nutrition education and business development resource for professionals. It provides you with the education, resources, and coaching you need to launch a sports nutrition career, business, or program. The 6-month course launches every January 1st and July 1st with a maximum of 10 people per course. Exclusive Mastermind - 6-month course with monthly individual and group coaching, provides 60 CPEs for RDs Foundational Mastermind - 6-month course with monthly group coaching, provides 60 CPEs for RDs Student Mastermind - 6-month course with monthly group coaching Performance Professionals On-Demand Course - Launches June 1, 2023 as an on demand course for athletic trainers, strength and performance coaches, sport coaches, and registered dietitians, provides CEUs Business Mastermind - 3-month course with monthly individual and group coaching, provides 32.5 CPEs for RDs Amy Goodson's book, The Sports Nutrition Playbook provides practical, simple sports nutrition for youth athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers. 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/
63:20 5/2/23
Episode 94: Sodium Bicarbonate: A Potential Performance Enhancing Supplement? – Pat Dixon, MA, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES
The ALL ME® Podcast Sodium Bicarbonate: A Potential Performance Enhancing Supplement? – Pat Dixon, MA, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES Are you one of those individuals who uses baking soda to whiten your teeth, keep your refrigerator from smelling, or to clean your house? Did you realize the main ingredient, sodium bicarbonate, can also be used to help athletes enhance performance, specifically those who are training for speed and power? In this podcast, we speak with Pat Dixon, Director of Applied Sports Science for Momentous to learn more about research on sodium bicarbonate. We specifically discuss how it acts like a buffer, the impact of lactic acid on training intensity, the research behind sodium bicarbonate, which athletes benefit the most, dosage guidelines, and potential side effects if using too much.     Pat Dixon, MA, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES Dixon began his career in exercise science at the University of Connecticut while pursuing a Master’s Degree under William J. Kraemer and also working in athletics as a strength and conditioning coach. Previous publications, online and in print, have focused on athlete development with a focus on improving power production and performance. He spent 18 years working with college athletes at UConn, Cal-Berkeley, St John’s University and Loyola Marymount University with a focus on improving performance and decreasing incidence of injury. While working with athletes, Dixon’s efforts helped shape multiple NCAA tournament appearances and Sweet Sixteen Finishes in Women’s Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball as well as a National Championship in Softball.  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/
42:30 4/4/23
Episode 93: Anti-Doping Norway - Kristoffer Loftheim
The ALL ME® Podcast Anti-Doping Norway - Kristoffer Loftheim While most of our work at the Taylor Hooton Foundation take place in the United States, that doesn’t mean that the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances isn't happening world wide. The desire to achieve your physical goals creates pressures that are universal. So in this episode we will be heading to Norway to talk with Kristoffer Loftheim, the Advisor to Fitness Centers at Anti-Doping Norway. Anti-Doping Nowary is a Non-Profit Organization established in 2003 to ensure that doping controls and prosecution activities for doping cases are organized independently from The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NOC) and the Norwegian Government. They also deal with doping issues in a broad perspective through programs addressing the challenges of doping in society and as a growing youth problem.     In this episode we talk to Kristoffer to learn more about Anti-Doping Norway, his work with the fitness centers across the country, and the issues they are seeing in Norway to see how it compares to the issues we face here in the United States. Since he works outside of the national competition side of the organization, we focus our talk on societal and recreational use done for both performance and appearance reasons. Most importantly we discuss how they are using education, just as we are, to spread much needed information in the area of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.  Resource Definitions and Links: -Anti-Doping Norway: https://www.antidoping.no/english -Anti-Doping Norway Social Media:                 -Instagram: @antidopingnorge                 -Twitter: @AntidopingNorge                 -Facebook: @antidopingnorge 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/  
53:09 3/21/23
Episode 92: Impact of Mental and Physical Fatigue on Health? - Ali Boolani, PhD
The ALL ME® Podcast Impact of Mental and Physical Fatigue on Health? - Ali Boolani, PhD When you think of the word fatigue, you may associate this with just being tired. Fatigue is more than just being tired or sleepy as many people who have fatigue are so drained, that their exhaustion interrupts their daily life. Nearly 44% of employees have reported physical fatigue at work which is up 38% from 2019. It was also reported that 60% of those same employees reported negative impacts of work related-stress, interest, motivation, or energy which resulted in a lack of effort. In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Ali Boolani to discuss what is physical and mental fatigue, the causes, the signs, and symptoms, how diet, exercise, and sleep play a big role, and what we can do to minimize both.   Ali Boolani, PhD Ali Boolani is currently an Associate Principal Scientist at the Gatorade Sports Sciences Institute (GSSI) and a Research Professor at Clarkson University. Ali received his BA and MA at Tulane University in International Relations with a focus in International Political Economics. He then went on to receive a M.Ed at the University of New Orleans and PhD at Oklahoma State University in Applied Physiology. After his PhD, he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Patrick O’Connor in mental energy and fatigue. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Theoretical Artificial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to moving to GSSI, Ali was a tenured Associate Professor at Clarkson University, where he led a team of inter-disciplinary researchers who were interested in better understanding inter- and intra-individual differences in objective and subjective feelings of energy and fatigue. Ali has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles, secured more than 20 federal, state, and industry grants, presented over 125 peer-reviewed research abstracts, and has been an invited speaker at more than 20 national and international conferences. 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 www.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 www.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/
47:25 3/7/23
Episode 91: Developing Usable Strength – Jose Vazquez, MPT, RSCC*E
The ALL ME® Podcast Developing Usable Strength  – Jose Vazquez, MPT, RSCC*E Strength.  What is it?  Why is it important to our health?  In today’s podcast we’re going to be talking to Jose Vazquez who is the Major League Strength Coach for the Texas Rangers.  From the time he was a young man growing up in Puerto Rico he was fascinated with activity and strength and conditioning.  One of his traits you’re going to quickly learn about early on in our interview is on that he is constantly learning and wants to get better.   Jose is going to share his wealth of knowledge that he has obtained over his career with us in this interview.  The focus will be on “usable strength”.  You might be asking yourself what is usable strength and is that just something an athlete needs to have?  Useable strength is something we can all focus on in our day to day lives even though we’re not competing in professional sports. One of the coolest stories Jose will share in this podcast is what drew him to the martial art, Jiu Jitsu.  Most people probably have no idea that Jose is a black belt which took him nearly a decade to achieve.  He has learned a lot mastering this art that he uses in his day to day job working with professional baseball players. We know you will find this information very helpful in your day to day life as well as it’s information that will make you better.  Thank you for tuning in!  RESOURCES: Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society: http://baseballstrength.org/ Follow on Instagram:  @PBSCCS Follow on Twitter: @PBSCCS 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/  
48:05 2/21/23
Episode 90: Effects of Prescription Drugs on Vitamin/Mineral Status – Dr. Jessica Beal
The ALL ME® Podcast Effects of Prescription Drugs on Vitamin/Mineral Status – Dr. Jessica Beal Currently in the US, there are 131 million individuals who use prescription medication. Whether that’s to lower high cholesterol or blood pressure or treat a specific disease like diabetes, the pharmaceutical industry generates close to $500 billion in annual revenue. With the amount of individuals using prescription drugs today, how many realize the medication in which they are taking could be depleting their body from important vitamins and minerals. In this podcast, we speak with pharmacist Dr. Jessica Beal, who discusses the role of medication on vitamin and mineral depletion. We specifically dive into which medications pose the most significant risk at causing a nutrient deficiency along with what type of side effects to expect when deficient. We close out with how to prevent nutrient depletion but stay tuned until the end where Dr. Beal explains what she would say to young Jessica if she could go back in time. Jessica Beal, PharmD Jessica is as an athlete and healthcare care provider. She was a 3-sport letterman in high school, club volleyball player, 4 yr D1 volleyball player, CrossFit athlete, and current national and international Olympic weightlifter.  She understands the grueling workout schedules, balancing school with competition and training, and trying to find rest and recovery in both mind and body. ​ As a pharmacist for over 15 years, most of her career has been dispensing medications for chronic conditions and educating thousands of patients about their health, disease states, medication, and supplements. However, as the community pharmacist's role evolved from just dispensing, she dove into integrative and functional medicine foundations to be a better health professional and coach for her patients. She realized the core of most patients' conditions as they often missed the foundations and tools for understanding nutrition, daily movement, quality sleep, self-care, and the impacts of chronic stress.   Resource Definitions and Links: Instagram: @jessb_rx Website: https://www.theathletespharmacist.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-beal-stahl-pharmd-994603140 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 2/7/23
Episode 89: Why is a Healthy Gut so Critical for Health - Abby Grimm, MS, RDN, LD
The ALL ME® Podcast Why is a Healthy Gut so Critical for Health - Abby Grimm, MS, RDN, LD  Did you know there’s about 100 trillion bacteria in the gut and it’s a combination of good and bad that live in our digestive system. This is also known as the gut microbiota and determining how healthy your gut is can dictate the outcome of how you feel on a daily basis. In this podcast, we speak with Dietitian Abby Grimm, who specializes in functional medicine and works with individuals to restore gut function to optimize health. We discuss what the microbiome is, what types of foods influence it in a positive and negative way, how probiotics fit into the equation, and things you may be doing to harm gut function. Abby Grimm, MS, RDN, LD Abby Grimm is a functionally trained performance dietitian based in Cleveland, OH. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and completed her Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She works in private practice for FWDfuel Sports Nutrition, a company focused on bridging the gap between conventional sports nutrition and integrative and functional nutrition. She guides individuals on using lifestyle and food as medicine to optimize their health and performance. She specializes in helping individuals overcome hormone imbalances, poor gut health, and performance plateaus. Abby is on a mission to help individuals understand their physiology, in particular, the critical role nutrition plays in optimizing overall health and human performance. Resource Definitions and Links: Instagram (@fwdfuel and @abbygrimm_rd) Website fwdfuel.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/
45:50 1/24/23
Episode 88: CrossFit Comeback - Tony Turski
The ALL ME® Podcast CrossFit Comeback – Tony Turski Over the years, we have heard many stories within the world of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. In this episode, we hear a story from someone that made a mistake with these substances. Tony Turski is a competitive CrossFit athlete. He started and still runs his own CrossFit gym and has competed in many CrossFit games over the years. After having early success in those games, Tony ended up testing positive for a banned substance in the 2017 games. We talk to Tony about his background in CrossFit, what he tested positive for, why he made that decision, and how he felt after he received the news. An important part of Tony’s story is what he did after his positive test. He received a four-year suspension, and it would have been easier for him to leave the sport. He decided to face the news head on and own his mistake so that others can learn from it. He will tell us how his gym responded to the news, what the next steps were, and why he is back competing today. He will also share his advice for anyone out there considering the use of these substances, and inspire us all to achieve our goals the right way! Resource Definitions and Links: CrossFit: www.crossfit.com CrossFit Games: https://games.crossfit.com/ Turn 2 CrossFit: https://turn2crossfit.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/
50:56 1/10/23
Episode 87: Fighting Addiction and In the Octagon – Jared “Flash” Gordon
The ALL ME® Podcast Fighting Addiction and In the Octagon – Jared “Flash” Gordon  Throughout life we all go through struggles and have to overcome obstacles.  It’s often thought that if you grow up in a great family, in a great neighborhood and good to a great school nothing could possibly go wrong.  The theme of this podcast is going to be about fighting – fighting addiction, fighting for your life and fighting professionally in the UFC. We were lucky to be connected to Jared “Flash” Gordon who is currently a professional UFC fighter who has a story to share.  Jared grew up in a nice neighborhood, he had both of his parents who made a good living and took care of him growing up.  When Gordon was just 8 years old he would encounter a very dark incident at an overnight camp which would change his life forever. By the young age of 9 years old Jared was smoking pot, drinking booze and using drugs.  He was running with the wrong crowd and getting into trouble.  Then there was a fire that destroyed their family business they worked so hard to build that led to his family moving to Queens, NY.  It was here that Jared would discover that he truly had God’s Gift to compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  As he got older his addiction got worse.  He was smoking pot every day and was abusing opioids. Coming home one day he would pass an MMA gym that he walked into and got some information.  A short time after that he was training each day. At the age of 17 Jared would have his first fight as an amateur and beat a 26-year-old which would make him feel like he was on top of the world.  At the same time, he was still using drugs when he wasn’t fighting.  Stay tuned to his story as it’s inspiring how he was able to get sober and today he makes a great living fighting professionally in the UFC.  This is a story that will captive you starting from the very beginning of this podcast.  At the end you will learn about how John is using his talents and success to help others who are struggling with addiction. Lastly, I asked Jared if there was a movie made about him who would play his character.  Interestingly enough he said many people told him that he looks like John Bernthal and we couldn’t agree more.  Take a look at a picture of Bernthal with no hair and you can see the striking resemblance. RESOURCES: Follow Jared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JFlashGordonMMA Follow Jared on Instagram:  @jaredflashgordon The “Father’s Day Fire”:  https://www.firehouse.com/safety-health/article/10262094/remembering-fdnys-deadly-fathers-day-fire 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 12/6/22