Resolving Runners Post Covid Fatigue
Aileen’s personal experience of post covid fatigue and the effect on her running and how covid is impacting on nutrition clinic clients
Why resolving post covid fatigue is important for everyone but especially runners and how the health of your mitochondria is key to recovery.
A look at how sub optimal mitochondrial health may be affecting your energy production capacity and ongoing fatigue. Plus, how the cell danger response phases are potentially compromised in recovery.
The aim of a nutritional programme would be to provide nutrients to:
- Restore mitochondrial health e.g inflammatory status and oxidative stress and supplying building blocks of nutrients for cell repair and proliferation
- Restore the phases of Cell Danger Response so they work optimally and
- Provide optimal amounts of specific nutrients to fuel the kreb/citric acid cycle to enable energy production
Functional Screening tests may involve:
Amino Acid Profile, we need optimal amino acids to effectively repair and replace cells. Assessing amino acid profile enables identification of which amino acids are depleted and we are able to suggest foods and supplements to move them to an optimal level.
Nutrient Status relating to the Krebs Cycle/Citric Acid Cycle (the process our bodies use to make energy). If required, we may add key nutrients which will support energy production and optimizing the CDR response. Three nutrients which may be considered are:
Fatty Acid Profile, having optimal levels of fatty acids is important for both cell health and function as well as for anti-inflammatory actions. We highlight the role of SPMs (specialised pro resolving mediators). These SPMS support inflammation resolution by limiting the extent and duration of the acute
How a personalised nutrition approach may help you get to the root cause of your fatigue and enable a targeted nutrition plan to be designed for you.
We share our reminder tips on how we can all support our immune system to protect against seasonal infections.
Aileen’s favourite supplements to help protect against seasonal infections.
Our FOOD FIRST TIP to protect against seasonal infections is to focus on eating a rainbow of vegetables and fruit both for immune health and good digestive health. We suggest eating -7-9 portions per day and having as wide a variety as possible over the week.
Key Take Aways see below