Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist and author of, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. He also maintains a busy private practice as founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, which specializes in the treatment of joint pain using functional nutrition along with cutting-edge, science-based, nonsurgical approaches.

Dr. Silverman is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, CW affiliates as well as The Wall Street Journal and NewsMax, to name a few. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. As a frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, including Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, Muscle and Fitness, The Original Internist and Holistic Primary Care journals, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

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How Does Gluten Affect Athletes?

Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:23 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Inflammation is part of the body’s complex biological immune response to illness, infections, and wounds. Up to a point, inflammation is normal and even desirable.

But chronic inflammation can lead to joint pain, digestive issues, and other long-term health problems.

When the gut becomes inflamed, you’ll typically experience symptoms of gas and bloating.

Meanwhile, inflammation of the brain’s neurons doesn’t necessarily cause pain, but instead reduces nerve conduction. This reduced nerve conduction results in slowed nerve transmission, or what’s commonly known as brain fog.

Ultimately, increased inflammation leads to decreased athletic performance — both physically and mentally.

A study of almost 1,000 competitive athletes in Australia found that a majority avoided foods containing gluten because they thought that they were allergic or overly sensitive to it.

Of those study participants, only 13 percent had received a formal medical diagnosis of celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders.

So why did so many athletes go gluten-free?

Participants told researchers that they believed that a gluten-free diet would reduce their digestive problems. In fact, as many as 90 percent of athletes reported experiencing occasional bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms during or immediately after exercise.

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