Nutraceutical and sports medicine industry consultant
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"The use of stimulants to enhance athletic potential is unacceptable. Numerous beverages are marketed to consumers (and athletes) that contain actual stimulants and other
ingredients that have purported stimulant effects because they believe athletes will use whatever they can in hopes of fighting fatigue or obtaining an extra boost despite that
countless sporting organizations blatantly object to the use of any stimulant, in any form in athletic training and competition.
Consuming so-called 'energy enhancers' will never make up for proper training, diet, rest and commitment. Performance results from intense training and the proper combination of dietary strategies with adequate rest and recovery. Chances are if one feels the need to
consume a stimulant, that urge is there to compensate for other shortcomings in training."
"The Adverse Role of Stimulants in Sports," www.gleukos.com (accessed Dec. 4, 2008)
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Clinical Practice, Center for Spine Pain, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 2008-present
Director of Sport Science, Gleukos Performance Beverage, 2003-present
Clinical Practice, Back In Motion Sports Injuries Clinic, 2005-2007
Clinical Practice, HealthMax LLC, 2004-2007
Clinical Consultant, ZRT laboratories, 2004-2005
Clinical Practice, National College of Naturopathic Medicine-Natural Health Centers, 2001-2004
Intern, Naturopathic Medicine Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center Scottsdale, Arizona, 2000-2001
Former Emergency Medical Technician/Winter Emergency Care Technician, 1994-1997
Guest Speaker on numerous television and radio shows
Volunteer physician for numerous charities
Member, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Certificate in Clinical Research Oregon Health & Sciences University Portland, Oregon, 2006
Residency in Family Medicine, Natural Health Centers, Portland, Oregon, 2001-2003
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners-State Naturopathic Medical License, 2001
PhD, Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2001
BS, Exercise and Sport Medicine, Colorado State University, 1993
International Sports Medicine Association Personal Trainer Certification, 1992