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  • Have you ever wanted to improve your athletic performance? It’s a goal for many of us, but we may not know how to do it. In this episode, we talk with Frank Velasquez, the Director of Sports Performance for Alleghany Health Network. Frank started his career in strength and conditioning in the world of professional baseball in 1996 working for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. In 2003 Frank was named the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball club where he held the position for the next 9 years. Since then Frank has been working in the privatized field of sports performance helping develop programs for athletes of all ages. In this episode we discuss where to start when developing a strength and conditioning program of your own. What are the fundamentals? How often should we be active? When should we start? In his position, Frank also provides his perspective on the state of youth sports today. Are our young athletes being pushed too hard? Are they training too early and too hard? What pressures are they currently facing? With many young people being told to get bigger, lose weight, get stronger, get faster, etc it is important that we manage these pressures to assure we all achieve our goals the right way. Resource Definitions and Links: Alleghany Health Network Sports Performance: Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs:  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Protein Needs for Health and Performance Stuart Phillips, Ph.D, FACSM, FCAHS How much protein do you need to consume to increase strength or build muscle? Is there a specific amount you need when trying to lose weight? Is there a best source of protein and what happens if I eat too much protein? These are just some of the questions we receive from our audience after our education programs because it is a very popular topic. In this podcast, we're speaking with one of the world’s leading protein researchers Dr. Stu Phillips to answer these questions as well as diving into the versatility of protein. We’ll discuss the purpose of protein, needs for all types of individuals, is too much bad for our kidneys, the difference between Whey and Casein Protein, how much can our body absorb, and if we are wasting money on Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). Stu Phillips Stuart Phillips obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995. He joined McMaster University in 1999 and is currently a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research and the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Mentorship award in 2017. In 2018 and 19, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Social Media Instagram and Twitter @mackinprof Facebook LinkedIn Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

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  • The ALL ME® Podcast Nate Shaw: Being an MLB Strength Coach What does it mean to be a Major League Baseball Strength Coach? It goes well beyond the word strength. While physical improvement is an objective of being a MLB Strength Coach, they also focus on development, durability, communication, education and overall health. In this episode, we will talk with Nate Shaw, the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a position he has held since 2006. We will talk with Nate about the duties and responsibilities of his position as well as the path he took to get there.  He will give us an insight into his philosophy behind his strength and conditioning program and how that leads to the success and development of the players he works with on a daily basis.  Not only do we discuss Nate’s position, we talk about an organization that he is a part of called the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. The PBSCCS is a society of Strength and Conditioning Coaches composed from both Major League and Minor League baseball teams. It is committed to raising awareness about its role in professional baseball. Moreover, it is focused on the implementation of proven Strength and Conditioning principles & philosophies, community youth awareness programs, and long-term skills promoting performance and health. Through these programs, the PBSCCS empowers its coaches with the knowledge, skills, ethics, and competency to continue to increase the credibility and recognition of its coaches. The Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society has been a tremendous partner of the Taylor Hooton Foundation over the years and we are truly grateful for their support!  Resource Definitions and Links: Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society: Nate Shaw: ALL ME League: Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs:

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Klean Athlete – Founded by Athletes for Athletes Since 2009, Adam has proudly worked for Atrium Innovations, recognized around the world as an innovative leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of science-based nutritional health products. Adam has held various roles within the Atrium Professional Brands division and he currently serves as Brand Manager for Klean Athlete®, Atrium Innovations’ professionally endorsed sports nutrition brand. As a former collegiate rower, elite-level road cyclist and currently an avid runner, Adam maintains a strong interest in health, wellness, nutrition and athletics, competing regularly in running and cycling events in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, balancing career, competition and family raising two kids, ages 3 and 5. In his broader role as eBusiness Director for the Atrium Professional Brands, Adam leads sales, marketing, e-commerce and business development initiatives in the digital and ecommerce DTC arena with a focus on the Amazon marketplace.  Atrium’s leading professional brand, Pure Encapsulations is currently the #1 professional brand and #4 overall VMS brand on Amazon.com.  Adam is going to give us an inside look into Klean Athletes brand, their products and formulation process as well as provide us some information on their sponsored athletes.  You will hear how passionate Adam is about clean sport and ensuring all of the products that they sell to consumers is certified by NSF Certified for Sport!    Resource Links: Twitter:  @kleanathlete NSF Certified for Sport:  https://www.nsfsport.com/ Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE   Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Bonus Episode: Can We Stop the Sale of Drugs On the Internet? –Dr. Tre Pennie Drugs are easily accessible into today’s world.  In a world where phones and electronic devices are attached to our hands and eyes for many hours during the day, we need to be aware of what our young people are searching for and buying.  It doesn’t take long for a young person to find anabolic steroids, HGH and other illicit substances for sale on Google, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.  You might be asking yourself how is this possible and why aren’t these companies being held accountable for this.  Well we’re going to spend some time in this podcast discussion the Communications Decency Act, specifically Section 230.  While this is a topic we’ve talked about in previous episodes, today we’re going to be interviewing Dr. Tre Pennie. Pennie is a Texas native who grew up in inner city Houston.  During the time he was growing up it happened to be the height of “America’s War on Drugs”.  At a young age he was exposed to violence and drug abuse, and even witnessed the fatal shooting of his cousin the day before she was set to get married.   Pennie loved to read and shortly after he graduated high school when he was 17 years old he enlisted in the US Army where he served for a number of years.  Following his military days, he was hired on by one of the top police departments in the U.S., the Dallas Police Department. While serving on the Department, Tre earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. At the time of the recording of this podcast Dr. Tre Pennie was running for the U.S. House in Texas Congressional District 30, so that if elected he could try and make some changed to stop the violence and the sale of drugs on the internet.   You will hear him discuss some of the steps that the government needs to take to try and update CDA Section 230 as well as some of the issues that will arise should it be removed.  Resource Links: Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs:

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Kelsey Erickson: USA Cycling Cycling. It’s a sport that has a checkered past with doping. Many questions remain today about whether or not doping is still an issue. Knowing that, USA Cycling has implemented a couple of tremendous programs to help keep their sport clean and safe. They are sparking important conversations about this topic while providing crucial resources to racers of all levels. You will now get to learn all about their work. It is important for us to explore the world of Anti-Doping because not only does it tie in directly with our Foundation’s mission, it is also a fascinating field that is always changing. Today we will be talking with Kelsey Erickson from USA Cycling. Kelsey oversees the organization’s SafeSport program and is responsible for providing resources to USA Cycling athletes and members seeking education, services and advice to address possible violations of USA Cycling’s SafeSport policies and Code of Conduct.  In addition, she also oversees USA Cycling’s anti-doping efforts, including the RaceClean Program. Erickson joined USA Cycling after nearly a decade of work in international anti-doping. As a student and professional at Leeds Beckett University (UK), Erickson led and supported multiple global anti-doping research projects, receiving funding from such organizations as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Athletics Foundation (IAF). Her research focused primarily on developing evidence-based anti-doping education interventions and whistleblowing policies and procedures; a combination that helps serve her in her role at USA Cycling.   Resource Definitions and Links: USA Cycling: SafeSport: RaceClean: Whistleblower: A person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs:  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Creatine for Health & Performance - Dr. Richard Kreider What is your perception of Creatine? Do you feel that Creatine is dangerous and shouldn’t be used by athletes? This is an ingredient I’ve personally heard mixed facts and false information about in my 20 years of working with athletes. Whether it’s a parent, doctor, coach, or athlete, I’ve heard Creatine can damage the kidneys, can cause dehydration, increases our risk for muscle cramps, and many other claims. From the Bro Science world, we’ve heard what their opinion has been on the best source. What does the science say about Creatine use for athletes in regards to the best type, dosage, and time to take? Does Creatine have clinical application for concussion, muscle weakness, and other diseases? Is Creatine say for kids or adolescent athletes? Dr. Kreider Bio In this episode, I will be speaking with Dr. Richard Kreider who has been studying Creatine for over 25 years. He serves as Professor, Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M University. He has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published 6 books, 215 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 457 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. Dr. Kreider is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine (FACSM); an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a co-founder, board member, and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN); founding Editor-In-Chief of the BioMed Central - Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (IF 3.841); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); former Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association (2015 - 2018); elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (FNAK, #568); member of the American Public Health Association (APHA); and, member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Kreider has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences internationally and serves as a scientific expert consultant for industry and national professional organizations. Websites/Resource Links Dr. Kreider Social Media @rbkreider #rbkreider Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us: Email: Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast An Athlete’s Voice – Katie Uhlaender Have you ever taken steps to support a cause that is near and dear to your heart? Have you ever used your own platform to raise awareness of a societal issue that needs reform? Taking those steps to effect change for a cause you are invested in is not often easy, but often necessary.  In this episode we speak with one of our ALL ME Advisory Board Members, Katie Uhlaendar. Katie is an Olympian in the sport of Skeleton, a winter sliding sport. Not only is Katie a four time Olympian, she is a World Champion, a 2 time World Cup Champion, an Intercontinental Cup Champion, a North American Cup Champion and more in the sport of skeleton. In the midst of her career, she placed 4th in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, ultimately finishing behind Elena Nikitina, an athlete that was implicated in the State Sponsored Russian Doping Program. When the findings of this program were announced, she was awarded an Olympic medal, when Elena was stripped of the 2014 bronze medal for this doping violation. However, Elena’s medal ended up being reinstated on appeal, a decision announced just before the 2018 Olympics. Instead of choosing the path of anger and resentment, she has taken her efforts to reform Olympic organizations to Congress and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, seeking support for athletes in need and penalties for countries that skirt doping laws.   Katie was one of our first female ALL ME Advisory Board members and one of those people that come to mind when we hear the words role model. In the midst of an impressive career in skeleton, she has been an outspoken advocate for fair play along the way and is always fighting for what is just and right for her fellow athletes. She is out there achieving all her goals the right way and we are honored to have her by our side. Resource Definitions and Links: Katie Uhlaender’s Career: McLaren Report: Icarus: Senate Bill 2330: Renchenkof Act: Utah Skeleton and Bobsled Association: Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME League: ALL ME Assembly Programs:  

  • Are you someone who struggles with consuming enough fluids each day? Do you know how much fluid you need to stay hydrated and the benefits that are associated with it? Also, have you ever wondered what electrolytes are important, what their functions are, and when you should consume them in a beverage? Gatorade has spent over 50 years studying hydration, sweat rates, and electrolytes in active individuals and athletes and in this podcast, I speak with Dr. Lindsay Baker, from the Gatorade Sports Science institute to learn more about our hydration and electrolyte needs. In this podcast, we’ll discuss the key electrolytes that are important for hydration and their function, how important hydration is for the body, and the signs and symptoms of dehydration. Dr. Lindsay Baker Dr. Lindsay Baker is Senior Principal Scientist at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) and R&D Fellow with PepsiCo. Since joining GSSI in 2007, Lindsay's primary role has been designing and conducting sports nutrition, hydration, and sweat studies for the GSSI research program. Originally from Saxton, Pennsylvania, Lindsay came to GSSI from The Pennsylvania State University where she earned a doctorate in Kinesiology. While at Penn State, she conducted hydration and thermoregulation research at Noll Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. W. Larry Kenney. Lindsay has over 40 publications in sports hydration and nutrition, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and invited reviews and book chapters.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Korey Stringer Institute.  Lindsay earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.   Resource 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 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 Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Versatility of Omega 3 Fats If you heard the word Omega 3, what would be the first thing that comes to mind? Would you think about a Fish Oil Supplement you were recommended to take by your doctor, that salmon you love in your sushi, or that can of sardines your buddy tells you he has for lunch or is that one time when you had Fish Burps after taking supplements and wanted to cringe. When I hear fish oil I think versatility as I consider it the Swiss army knife of nutrients due to the various benefits. In this episode, I speak with Karla Schmidt, Certified Nutritionist and Field Education Manager for Nordic Naturals to discuss all things related to fish oil. We’ll cover the benefits of Omega 3, why Fish Burps may mean you’re not taking a good quality fish oil, the difference between EPA and DHA (the 2 key essential fatty acids in omega 3), Omega 3 Index test, and why plant based omegas may not be doing you much good. Karla Schmidt Bio Karla Schmidt has had a lifelong passion for nutrition and wellness education. She is a Certified Nutritionist through the National Institute of Nutritional Education and holds a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from California State University – Northridge. During her over 25 years in the field, she has worked as a researcher, writer, dietary supplement specialist, and private nutritional consultant. Karla is a gifted public speaker who regularly lectures to both professional and consumer audiences on the topics of health and wellness. Websites/Resource Links Social Media Twitter: @NordicNaturals Instagram: @nordicnaturals Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • Tom Galvin – Internet Security & Safety In a fast paced ever changing world, we rely daily on the internet and social media to gather our information.  According to a report from Digital 2019 Reports, more than six hours of our day is spent online.  While the internet and social media can be a great place for us to spend our time, it can be a very dangerous and dark place as well. In this Episode we’re talking with Tom Galvin, a strategic communications and government relations executive with over 20 years of corporate, enterprise, cyber security and public affairs experience.  Tom has engaged with criminals online to uncover those who were stealing credit card information and selling illegal drugs, to expose the dark world of the internet.  He does this so that people like us listening to this podcast can be more aware of the things we and our loved one’s can fall into while online, even in the safety of our own homes. In 2013 Tom founded the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA), a consumer-focused group whose mission is to raise awareness among the public and policymakers about how to make the Internet safer.  In October of 2013, the Taylor Hooton Foundation partnered with the DCA to put together an investigative report about how YouTube was allowing advertising for sites that you could purchase illegal Anabolic Steroids.  Watch Video Here:  In 2019, we partnered again with the DCA to uncover more information about Anabolic Steroids and Human Growth Hormone that was, and still is, being sold on major Social Media platforms including:  Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  We’re going to dive into what this report uncovered in the podcast, but you can read the report by clicking the link below in the resource section. Below you will see a picture of the Nandrolone that Tom and his team purchased on Facebook.  Traces of Nandrolone Decanoate were found in the samples sent to the lab. Towards the end of the show Tom tell us that if Hollywood made a movie about him that John Cusack would play him.  As you can see there is quite a resemblance. Resource Links: Digital Citizens Alliance: Report – “Digital Platforms on Steroids:  How Facebook and Google Enable the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs”  Washington Post Article – “The sale of illicit wares across social media platforms is raising questions about how well the companies are policing their sites.”  Did You Know? Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. 85% of students have never been educated on this topic. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast SARMs - What does the research say? - Dr. James Dalton Athletes are always looking for a competitive edge and many choose to take the clean approach in doing things the right by Training Hard, Eating Right, and Playing Fair. This is actually what we at the Taylor Hooton Foundation say is ALL ME. But there are those who look for ways to try and cheat the system by using a performance enhancing substance. Fairly new to the market is a product called Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs, which was first introduced in 1998 as a non-steroidal therapeutic drug. Prohibited for use in all collegiate and professional sports, some athletes feel they may be a safer alternative to steroids. Why are SARMs banned for competition and are they safe to take? Are they a safer alternative to steroids and what does the research say about dosage? In this episode, I will be speaking with Dr. James Dalton who has spent over 20 years researching the effects of SARMs in clinical populations as well as exploring the potential side effects of SARMs, their safety, and whether or not he would recommend SARMs to his 19 year old son who was asking about their use and safety?   Dr. Dalton’s Bio James T. Dalton, Ph.D. is Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati (1986) and Doctor of Philosophy in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry from Ohio State University (1990).  Dean Dalton rose through the faculty ranks in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee (1992-2000) before returning to Ohio State where he served as Professor and Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutics (2000-2007).  He began an entrepreneurial leave of absence from Ohio State in 2005 and finally left OSU in 2007 to devote his full time effort as Chief Scientific Officer at GTx, Inc. in Memphis, TN (2007-2014) where he oversaw the preclinical and clinical development of selective androgen receptor modulators, which he will be talking about today.   He was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).   He has co-authored over 300 original abstracts and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and is an inventor on over 400 United States and international patent applications related to selective androgen receptor modulators, selective estrogen receptor alpha and beta ligands, tubulin antagonists, and receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors.  Resource Links:  Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Energy Drink Awareness - Cassondra Reynolds “My husband of 10 years went into cardiac arrest while in bed. I woke up to hear him gasping. I thought in that moment, ‘Is this actually happening? How is this happening?’ He was only 41 years old, very healthy, fit, worked out every day and had just had a full physical a month prior.” –Cassondra Reynolds Since 1987 when energy drinks were introduced into the market their popularity has exploded.  In 2018 the energy drink market was a $53 Billion dollar industry and it’s growing.  These drinks are consumed by everyone from young middle school students to adults, but many people are unaware just how dangerous they could potentially be. In this episode we’re going to be talking with Cassondra Reynolds who is the Executive Director of The Awareness Project (TAP), which is a non-profit organization she has formed to raise awareness about the dangers of energy drinks and pre-workout dietary supplements.  Following the loss of her husband John Reynolds, she formed TAP to make others aware about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinks and pre-workout supplements. During the interview you will hear from an expert in the world of nutrition and our very own Sports Dietitian, Tavis Piattoly.  He will give us more information as to why we should be concerned about these projects that are loaded with stimulants but also some advice on how we can get more energy through sleep and proper nutrition. Resources: John Reynold’s Story Follow The Awareness Project Online: Twitter: @tap_forlife Facebook: The Awareness Project Did You Know? 2018 – $53 billion dollar industry and expected to grow to $86 billion by 2026. 1 in 10 ER visits due to Energy Drinks lead to hospitalization. 2011- 20,000 ER visits and that is probably significantly higher today due to industry growth. John Higgins’ research has demonstrated about a 20%-30 reduction in blood vessel function in health medical students who were non-smokers. Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. 85% of students have never been educated on this topic. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Combat Sports & Drug Testing – Dr. Margaret Goodman In this episode you’re going to hear from Dr. Margaret Goodman who is a Neurologist that has had an extensive career in combat sports.  Dr. Goodman has been a ringside physician for over 500 professional fight cards and she’s going to provide us with inside look into the world of boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. She has given interviews to newspapers, magazines and websites on medical issues as it relates to boxing and MMA including: Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, USA Today, Maxim and many more. During the interview you will hear the passion that she has for the safety and wellbeing of all athletes. Being one of the first female ringside physicians in a male dominated sport, Dr. Goodman shined.  She’s received numerous awards for her accomplishments and when you hear her stories, you will quickly understand why she is so decorated in her profession. We’re going to talk about the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances and you will hear the two of us share our passion for anti-doping to keep athletes safe and healthy.  Dr. Goodman is the founder and President of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association who currently provides drug testing services to boxers and MMA fighters.  This episode is full of great stories and valuable information, we’re very thankful for the time that Dr. Goodman spent with us to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise so that we can be more educated about this topic.  Resources: Voluntary Anti-Doping Association:   Athletes Recovery: “Death in Vegas” –Margaret Goodman, MD: Follow VADA: @Vada_Testing Did You Know? Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances.  Find certified products here: 85% of students have never been educated on this topic. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast World Series Champion Chris Sales Talks ALL ME® Chris Sale is one of the best Pitchers in Major League Baseball.  Drafted in 2010 he quickly rose to success.  Sale was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 where he played for 6 seasons before signing with the Boston Red Sox.  Throughout his first 10 years in the big leagues Chris is a 7-time All-Star, he is a 2-time American League strikeout leader with a 1.23 career strikeout per inning pitched and a 2018 World Series Champion.  He also holds the MLB Record for reaching 2,000 strikeouts in the fewest innings! Sale has not only had great success in his career but he has also had to overcome injury, which can lead many athletes down the road of temptation to use Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances, but not Chris.  Early on Chris had some values of fair play, no cheating and a solid work ethic taught to him by his father.  In this episode Chris is going to share with us why he has taken the stance against the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances as well as why it’s important for him to support the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s ALL ME® League.  You’re going to hear about his childhood growing up and how throughout his life he’s been told to get bigger, stronger, faster and put on weight, despite him being a dominate MLB Pitcher. A special thank you to Rick Cerrone of Cerrone Communications and Kevin Gregg from the Boston Red Sox for getting this incredible interview scheduled. Resource Links: Do you want to take the pledge and join the ALL ME League with Chris Sale? You can do so by visiting allmeleague.com Learn more about the Taylor Hooton Foundation and its mission: taylorhooton.org Did You Know? Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. 85% of students have never been educated on this topic. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast NSF Certified for Sport Program – Brian Jordan From his childhood days of being an athlete, Brian Jordan has always been passionate about sport and helping people.  His career path led him to becoming a Major League Strength Coach with the Colorado Rockies where he helped train and take care of some of the world’s best and highest paid athletes. Today Brian helps run the top 3rd Party Certification program when it comes to Dietary Supplements.  In today’s episode we’re going to talk with Brian about his career in MLB and what led him to pivot into the vast landscape of Dietary Supplements.  Brian is the Technical Manager for the NSF Certified for Sport program which is widely recognized as the “gold standard” when it comes to 3rd Party Dietary Supplement Certification. Tune into this episode to take a look into the world of dietary supplements and why as consumers we need to know what we’re purchasing, because sometimes we could unintentionally be putting harmful and even illegal substances into our bodies.  Brian is going to educate us on what it means when a product is 3rd Party Certified as well as walk us through the NSF Certified for Sport Program.  After hearing this podcast, you will have a better understanding of the dietary supplement world, but you will also have an appreciation as to why it’s important if you or a loved one is consuming a dietary supplement, why you should consider only purchasing supplements that have gone through the NSF certification process.  These are the same certified products that are recommended for Olympic Athletes, Major League Baseball players, National Football League players as well as the National Hockey league and other professional sports/leagues. Be sure to download the NSF Certified for Sport App to verify the products you’re purchasing and consuming have been tested and free of over 270 banned substances.   Resource Links:   Twitter:  @nsfcertforsport Instagram: @nsfcertforsport Facebook:  NSF Certified for Sport Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE   Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Gatorade Sports Science Institute - Dr. James Carter Have you ever wondered how a product like Gatorade is formulated? Where does this process start and is there a team of scientists who create these formulas? When we think of Gatorade, the first thing that comes to mind is a Sports Drink. What we probably don’t realize is the extensive amount of research that goes into formulating these products along with the team of scientist they have on staff. With the ever evolving athletes today looking for an edge to get bigger, stronger, and faster, the Gatorade Sports Science team investigates how to fuel our bodies with proper nutrition and hydration to maximize performance and recovery. In this episode, I will be speaking with Gatorade Sports Science Institute Senior Director Dr. James Carter. James and I will discuss what the GSSI does on a day to day basis, their testing locations, their current work in the field, and type of athletes they are testing. We’ll also discuss what the future of sports performance research looks like. Dr. James Carter James has 17 years experience in the application of exercise physiology in sporting and occupational settings. Following completion of a BS in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, he undertook a PhD at the same institution under the supervision of Prof. David Jones and Prof. Asker Jeukendrup. This body of work focused on endurance exercise and the relationship between carbohydrate supplementation, environmental heat stress and performance. During his PhD work, James carried out additional physiology consultancy projects with the Ministry of Defence (British Army) and Chelsea Football Club. He spent eight years working for the UK-based occupational physiology company Optimal Performance Limited (OPL). Initially this involved providing scientific support to the Ministry of Defence (Army, Navy and Air Force), Home Office (Police and Fire and Rescue) and Department of Health (Ambulance Service). Typical projects included development of physical selection standards, auditing the physical demands of training, fitness testing, investigating methods to monitor and prevent heat strain and improve hydration and identification of risk factors for injury. More recently, James spent four years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on behalf of OPL, setting up and helping to run a Health and Sports Medicine Centre for the UAE Armed Forces. During this time (2008-2012), he managed a team of health professionals, including: sport scientists; exercise therapists; physiotherapists; dieticians; nutritionists and health educators. James joined the GSSI team in April 2012, initially as Head of the GSSI International Team based in the UK. In 2014 he took on the responsibility of developing the GSSI Athlete Service Model and since joining the institute has worked with numerous professional team sport and endurance athletes.  In 2015 James accepted the post of GSSI Director and is based out of the Institute’s headquarters in Barrington, Illinois. Throughout his career he has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has presented internationally at a range of sport science and occupational physiology conferences.   Resource Links:  Did You Know? The Taylor Hooton Foundation has an education program on Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Safety. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders and Anabolic Steroids – Brian Cuban Brian Cuban who is a nationally recognized author, speaker and advocate gives us an inside look into his life and his personal struggles with eating disorders and addiction. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his bout with body dysmorphic disorder, his eating disorder and his addiction to anabolic androgenic steroids. In this podcast you’re going to hear Brian talk about why sharing his personal struggles with others is important to him.  He’s going to talk about the topic of body dysmorphia and that he’s struggled with body image issues since he was in his teens. Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can't be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations. (Mayo Clinic) We will then dive into the topic of eating disorders where Brian will share his struggle with exercise bulimia.  Exercise bulimia is an extreme, pathologic exercise behavior. It has some characteristics similar to bulimia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that generally involves binge eating followed by purging. Purging means ridding your body of ingested food by self-induced vomiting or diarrhea. A person with exercise bulimia doesn’t purge. They overexercise to burn fat and calories instead. Doctors once classified exercise bulimia as a type of bulimia nervosa. However, this is no longer the case. Exercise bulimia is hard to classify. It may fall into other categories, such as body dysmorphic disorders, OCD-spectrum problems, or a combination of these and others.  (Healthline.com) The topic will then shift to Brian’s abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids.  Due to the use of these drugs Brian ended up getting a Staph Infection and almost lost his leg due to a dirty needle he had used.  You will hear him discuss getting Gynecomastia or “Man Boob” from the use of the anabolic steroids, which he still has today. Gynecomastia is an enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males. It is most commonly caused by male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels.  (Clevelandclinic.com) One of the topics we will discuss is how anabolic steroids can effect the heart.  Anabolic steroids are muscle growing drugs, they work!  The heart, which is the most important muscle in the body, can also be effected.  Long term anabolic steroid use damages the heart function. See the resource section for links to studies about how anabolic steroids effect the heart. National Institute on Drug Abuse Demonstrated that use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is associated with compromised heart pumping and atherosclerotic plaque. Suggests that clinicians should inquire about AAS use when young or middle-aged men present with left ventricular dysfunction or coronary artery disease.   Brian is very open about his struggles with addiction and one of the stories he will share in this podcast is one you will want to hear.  When the Mavs went to the playoffs for the first time since his brother, Mark Cuban, purchased the team Brian had playoff tickets.  Listen to the story in the podcast as to what he did with the playoff tickets because of his addiction. Towards the end of the show Brian tell us that if Hollywood made a movie about him that Nick Cage would play him.  As you can see there is quite a resemblance.   Resource Links: How anabolic steroids effect the heart: Contact Brian Cuban:                 Brian Cuban Books: Did You Know? Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. 85% of students have never been educated on this topic. Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:   Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Tips for Better Sleep & Performance - Dr. Singh Sleep is such a critical piece to our overall health and wellness as well as for those looking to optimize their athletic performance. Millions of people globally have tried numerous methods to improve their sleep whether it is through better sleep hygiene, a dietary supplement, or a prescription based drug. How much sleep do you need each night and can impaired sleeping habits increase your chances of gaining weight? Can a consistent pattern of insufficient sleep negatively impact your health? In this episode, we will be speaking with sleep expert Dr. Meeta Singh who has worked with a variety of professional teams from the World Series Champion Washington Nationals to the Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and the New Orleans Saints to help their athletes improve their sleeping patterns. We’ll dive deep into the benefits a getting adequate sleep, how a lack of sleep impacts your health, sleep hygiene, and whether or not there are any dietary supplements that can improve your sleeping habits. Resource Links: Dr. Singh works with World Series Champs: Follow Her on LinkedIn: Follow Her on Twitter: @athletesleepmd1 Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990  

  • The ALL ME® Podcast Jon Coyles – MLB’s Drug, Health and Safety Programs Jon Coyles works for one of the greatest sporting organizations in the world, Major League Baseball (MLB).  He currently serves as the Vice President of Drug, Health and Safety Programs for MLB. As a former athlete himself, Jon has always been passionate about sports and making sure they’re played the right way, without cheating.  In this podcast you’re going to hear about Jon’s early life in Law School, where he was during the 2005 MLB Congressional Hearings, and his career path as a lawyer which took him to MLB HQ where he now oversees the world’s strongest anti-doping and testing program in all of professional sports. You’re going to hear about how MLB’s Commissioners Office collectively bargains with MLB’s Player’s Association on a number of topics including their powerful drug testing program.   Since the 2005 Congressional Hearings both MLB and MLB’s players wanted stronger penalties for those who cheat the game and you will hear how the program has gotten stronger over the years. One of the questions that we pose to Jon is “do you think we will ever see a life time ban for a first offence positive drug test?”  Be sure to tune in to hear what he has to say. History of MLB Drug Testing Penalties for Performance Enhancing Drugs: 2002 to 2004 – 1st offence = treatment and player was not named in the media. Players were not suspended 2005 Season (each player tested once a year, sometimes multiple tests) 1st offence = 10 game suspension 2nd offence = 30 Game suspension 3rd offence = 60 Game suspension 4th offence = on year suspension (162 games) 5th offence = penalty at commissioners disgression 2006 Season – more changes made 1st offence = 50 game suspension 2nd offence = 100 Game suspension 3rd offence = Lifetime Ban 2014 Season – If suspended players do not get paid while serving suspension 1st offence = 80 games (1/2 Season) 2nd offence = 162 game suspention (full season) 3rd offence = Lifetime Ban   Did You Know? Over 1.5 million teens admit to using anabolic steroids. The #1 reason young people turn to anabolic steroids is to look better. Up to 25% of Dietary Supplements are contaminated with illegal drugs and banned substances. 85% of students have never been educated on this topic.   Follow Us: Twitter:  @theTHF Instagram:  @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990