Enhance Your Athletic Performance
Reach peak athletic performance through the FTMD lifestyle. You don’t have to be a professional to ensure your body performs at its best, and optimizing your diet can help improve the way you function. Whether you live a highly active life, are a professional athlete, or you’re just looking to get in shape, we have a unique plant-based athlete program that is custom-tailored to your specific needs.
Through a healthy plant-based diet, you can enhance many aspects of your athletic performance, including:
- Injury Prevention & Recovery
- Pain Control & Inflammation
- Cardiac Function/Endurance
- Circulation & Blood Flow
- Tissue Oxygenation
- Lung Capacity & Function
- Mental Clarity & Focus
Here at FoodTherapyMD, our nutrition specialists are prepared to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals. We work closely with you to determine the ideal plan for you. Our approach focuses on phytonutrients and plant-based foods to ensure your body is energized and performs efficiently.
Changing the Way You Train
For many years, athletes have been instructed to eat large amounts of animal protein to build muscle and to drink sports drinks for energy. The harsh reality is that enhancing your endurance cannot be magically accomplished by simply consuming massive quantities of protein, and the fact of the matter is sports drinks are often as sugary as most sodas. This style of athletic training is certainly not a healthy one.
Taking in too much sugar can lead to an increase in inflammation, which makes you susceptible to injury and delays recovery. The inner lining of your blood vessels needs to stay clear to allow for optimal blood flow to the heart, lungs, and muscles. Sugar and excess protein can cause dysfunction in your vessels, further complicating your health and athletic performance.
Better Pain Management
Whether you get paid for your sport, or are a weekend warrior, chances are you will suffer injury and be given pharmaceuticals for pain control. These drugs can have devastating effects on the liver and kidneys longterm. But FoodTherapyMD uses nutritional science to reduce pain and inflammation using specific phytonutrients found in plants, thereby minimizing side effects and decreasing use of prescription drugs.
There are numerous professional athletes that are lengthening their careers by changing to plant-based diets. Not only are they extending their careers, but also extending disease-free life and preventing chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.