58 – Victoria Felkar Using food as a therapeutic tool and hormone manipulation in sports

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Our first female guest on The Muscle Expert podcast!  Victoria Felkar (MA, BKIN), is a researcher, practitioner, and educator. She is a respected leader in the industry for her innovative and integrative approaches to health and performance.

As an interdisciplinary researcher and instructor, she works across the fields of kinesiology, medicine, critical studies and the humanities. Victoria is currently completing doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on female hormone manipulation within sport and medicine.

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Key Highlights:

⇾ How to balance fat ratios.

⇾ The menstrual cycle myth and why women should be wary of missing their menstrual cycle.

⇾   Glucose disposal agents, sex hormones, sleep deprivation, post-diet binge eating mitigation strategies.


Time Stamps:

4:00 Victoria’s dissertation topic, exploring the world of female hormonal manipulation in elite sport.

10:47 Hyperandrogenism in females.

11: 40 Metformin for women post competition.

13:40 Strategies for women recovering from androgen use.

16:12 Progestron, chronic inflammation and more.

17:35 Reducing dietary triggers, changing your breakfast and eliminating the major allergenic foods.

20:06 Testing for gut health, food mapping protocols, and biofeedback.

21:50 Using food as a therapeutic tool.

23:38 Balancing fat ratios.

25:29 The modern American diet, 25:1 omega 6:3 ratio?

28:50 Women, the first line of defense to overcome the psychology the binge and purge mindset.

33:43 Glucose disposal agents, hormones, sleep deprivation.

38:05 Less is more when it comes to training and more is more when it comes to food.

39:00 The menstrual cycle myth.

42:10 Victoria’s book, nonhormonal ways to fix hormonal imbalances.

45:50 The critical biopsychosocial physical ecological model of dynamic relations.

52:00 Finding gratitude and acceptance.

56:42 Managing variables.

1:00:20 Morning routines and avoiding emails.



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