How to Use Biomedical Testing for IRONMAN Performance

Dec. 1, 2016

After a rocky start to the season, NBT client Bob McRae turned everything around using our performance orientated functional medicine program for athletes. "I had the best race of my life yesterday, beyond my imagination." said 47-year old McRae, after his first age-group win (by 14-minutes) and 6th overall at IRONMAN Boulder.

Bob is now the number one USAT ranked athlete in his age group.
Listen to this podcast to discover how Bob used a combination of blood chemistry, urinary organic acids and hormone testing, stool culturomics together with diet and lifestyle modification and NSF certified nutritional supplements to achieve peak triathlon performance.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Bob McRae:

[00:04:22] Dr. Phil Maffetone.

[00:09:06] Quest Diagnostics.

[00:09:22] Fat Black podcast.

[00:11:26] IRONMAN Boulder and Kona.

[00:11:47] Bob was unable to elevate his heart rate.

[00:13:10] GI symptoms affected racing.

[00:13:38] Blastocystis was found on a BioHealth 401H stool test, gone on retest.

[00:13:39] Candida overgrowth found on a Great Plains urinary organic acids test.

[00:13:47] Elevated lysozyme (an enzyme secreted at the site of inflammation in the GI tract) on Doctor’s Data stool test.

[00:13:59] Elevation of white blood cells (eosinophils) on a blood chemistry.

[00:15:55] Whole30.

[00:16:16] Eliminating sugar, dairy and grains.

[00:17:23] Bob has reintroduced sprouted grains.

[00:19:03] Bob’s daughter has resolved her skin issues eating the same diet.

[00:20:35] Elevated TSH and Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies, both now getting better.

[00:22:59] Travelling for triathlon.

[00:26:41] Mass start in Kona.

[00:26:56] Clif Bar Triathlon Start Commercial.

[00:29:44] 1:02 swim.

[00:30:15] Working with swim coach and drafting.

[00:30:46] Muse meditation device.

[00:33:03] EmWave2.

[00:33:30] Fat Black podcast #187.

[00:33:45] Headspace.

[00:34:51] Daniela Ryf.

[00:35:57] Andrew Messick CEO of IRONMAN.

[00:39:32] First Endurance EFS drink.

[00:44:16] Dr. Keith Runyan on my podcast.

[00:45:18] 9:45 top 20 in the world.

[00:48:14] Elevation of methylmalonic on a urinary organic acids test indicates a deficiency of vitamin B12.

[00:48:42] DUTCH.

[00:49:18] Iron Rambler blog.

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