189. The Power of Physical Therapy for Injuries, Pain, Breast Cancer Recovery + More! with Dr. Bobbie & Dr. Jess
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
2d ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with two great friends and physical therapists, Dr. Bobbie and Dr. Jess. They also co-host the Two Gals and a Glass Half Full Apple Podcast. Dr. Bobbie is a former competitive gymnast who now works with gymnasts, amongst other sport athletes, as a physical therapist at Level Up Osteopractic and Wellness in Naperville, IL. While Dr. Jess is the owner and founder of Core Essentials Physical Therapy & Wellness in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and specializes in breast cancer recovery and complex musculoskeletal disorders. They both believe in ..read more
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188. JaNay Honest: Overcoming Injuries and Doubt to Compete as an NCAA DI Gymnast
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
1w ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with former elite gymnast JaNay Honest. JaNay shares her gymnastics journey, overcoming multiple knee surgeries and doubt to compete at the NCAA DI level for UCLA, the best collegiate gymnastics program. We discuss JaNay’s recruiting journey, with advice to listeners about choosing the right college. JaNay highlights UCLA’s tasty food options, as well as the nutrition support she received as a top college athlete, focusing on energy for performance, injury recovery and pain management. We discuss JaNay’s fueling approach as an elite gymna ..read more
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187. How a Professional Athlete Fuels and Trains + Why You Should Embrace Fats! With Dani Moreno
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
2w ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with Adidas-sponsored professional trail runner Dani Moreno. Dani ran cross country and track at the NCAA Division I level, where she struggled with burnout and all the demands of student-athlete life. Following graduation, she found balance outside of sport, before returning to competitive running, this time on the trails. She shares these challenges, as well as how she navigated puberty and body changes in high school that affected her performances. We discuss how nailing your nutrition is a constant learning curve, sharing our current ..read more
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186. Olympian Elise Cranny's Journey with RED-S + Amenorrhea
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
3w ago
This Female Athlete Nutrition podcast episode is with Tokyo 2020 Olympian Elise Cranny. Currently a Nike-sponsored professional runner, Elise found success early on in high school and college, before going on to compete in the Olympics and set multiple American records. These highs have not been without lows, and Elise shares about her struggles with relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S) that led her down a path of injuries, fatigue, and underperformance. We discuss the steps she took to recover her period, overcome injuries, and restore her mental and physical health through proper fue ..read more
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185. Softball & Baseball Fueling, "Healthy" Weight Gain, and Easy Cooking with Angie Asche, RD
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
1M ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with sports dietitian Angie Asche. Angie specializes in helping baseball and softball athletes fuel, and this is the theme of our conversation. We talk about caffeine consumption in athletes, and the effect of energy drinks and other stimulants on performance and sleep. Angie and I give listeners advice for fueling late night training and competition, and the importance of sleep. When sleep is disrupted, meal timings can be too, and breakfast is often sacrificed. We highlight why athletes need to consume a “wake up” snack to help optimize ..read more
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184. How Improving Athletes’ Mental Health + Team Culture Benefits Performance with Lindsey LeMay Majkrzak
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
1M ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with Head Lacrosse Coach at Northern Michigan University, Lindsey LeMay Majkrzak. Lindsey shares her athletic background, participating in both NCAA Division I lacrosse and rowing. Her own mental health struggles in college prematurely ended Linsey’s own playing career, but not her love for the sport of lacrosse. Aged 24, Lindsey took on the Head Coach role at Northern Michigan, and has steadily guided her women’s lacrosse team to more and more success. We highlight the importance of women coaches, as well as ways Lindsey has built a heal ..read more
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183. Researching RED-S and Female Athletes to Improve Performance + Health with Melissa Lodge
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
1M ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with REDs researcher, elite runner Melissa Lodge. Melissa opens up about how her personal experience with RED-S and underfueling led to a series of stress fractures and underperformance as an NCAA Division I athlete. Recovering from RED-S led to performance breakthroughs for Melissa, and also motivated her to study RED-S and advocacy for RED-S awareness and the dangers of underfueling through @FED_collaborative.  Melissa and I discuss the importance of studying female athletes, using research to inform practical takeaways for athlete ..read more
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182. My Journey With Nutrition + Athletics: Part 2 with Lindsey Cortes, RDN
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
1M ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is the second in a 2-part episode series about me! After almost 4 years of weekly podcasts, we have a lot of listeners who probably don’t know my story, so here it is! If you haven’t already, go back and listen to Part 1 here! Transitioning on from my own struggles with disordered eating, over-exercising, and my body, I discuss 3 key recovery tips. I bring listeners up to speed with the last decade of my life, where I have maintained a healthy relationship with food and my body, using sports nutrition to my advantage as I’ve trained for mara ..read more
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181. My Journey With Nutrition + Athletics: Part 1 with Lindsey Cortes, RDN
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
2M ago
Trigger warning: this episode talks explicitly about disordered eating behaviors, calories, and other numbers that other people might find triggering. Feel free to give this episode a pass, or ask a trusted person to check this episode out before you.  This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is the first in a 2-part episode series about me! After almost 4 years of weekly podcasts, we have a lot of listeners who probably don’t know my story, so here it is! Today, I dive into my beginnings with nutrition as a young gymnast and track athlete, who became obsessed with food as a m ..read more
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180. How To Fuel For Better Performance + Recovery Like An Elite Athlete with Carrie Verdon
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by Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes
2M ago
This episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast is with Carrie Verdon. Carrie is an elite runner, coach, and full-time school teacher, who recently competed in the US Olympic Marathon Trials. In this episode, Carrie opens up about her eating disorder in high school and college, and how a desire to eat healthier and run faster led her down a dangerous path of underfueling and injuries. She talks about stepping away from running after college, burned out and unwell, instead focusing on her identity outside of sport and recovering from her eating disorder. Ultimately, she returned to running ..read more
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