Decrease Inflammation and Enhance Immunity for the Athlete

Sharon Collison is a registered dietitian in private practice and at the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. Sharon completed her B.S. degree in Food Science and her M.S. degree in Human Nutrition with a concentration in exercise physiology at the University of Delaware. She has been a board-certified sports dietitian since 2008, providing sports nutrition guidance to middle-school, high-school, collegiate, amateur, and elite athletes. She is a sports nutrition consultant at Wilmington University. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys developing recipes and entering cooking contests. She won $100,000 in the Southern Living Cookoff in 2005 for her chocolate coffee cheesecake with mocha sauce. Sharon also enjoys biking, hiking, running and strength training. She lives in Newark, DE with her husband and 2 daughters.

In this podcast you will learn:

1. How Sharon’s interest on the topic of inflammation begin?
2. An overview of inflammation?
3. Where does inflammation occur?
4. Is inflammation common in athletes?
5. What are the primary causes of inflammation?
6. How does exercise training affect the inflammatory process?
7. What are common markers of inflammation you look for when assessing an athlete?
8. What are types of foods may reduce inflammation?

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  • Lisa Hansen

    With the intensity that most athletes are expected to maintain day in and day out, inflammation, and more importantly ways to reduce inflammation, are vital for success. This podcast not only explains the complexity “why” inflammation occurs, but also gives the athlete a direct “how” in managing their own inflammation.

  • Lisa Hansen

    With the intensity that most athletes are expected to maintain day in and day out, inflammation, and more importantly ways to reduce inflammation, are vital for success. This podcast not only explains the complexity “why” inflammation occurs, but also gives the athlete a direct “how” in managing their own inflammation.

  • Oliver Lopez

    Great podcast, and accompanying e-book!

    “use of protein supplements before, during or after an acute bout of exercise
    failed to reduce indices of muscle damage or enhance recovery of muscle function
    (Pasiakos et al 2015)”

    Did I misunderstanding the above statement? There has been mounds of research(and you point to other studies saying the opposite in the e-book) that protein supplementation pre, intra, and post lead to enhance recovery from resistance, and sports training.

  • Oliver Lopez

    Great podcast, and accompanying e-book!

    “use of protein supplements before, during or after an acute bout of exercise
    failed to reduce indices of muscle damage or enhance recovery of muscle function
    (Pasiakos et al 2015)”

    Did I misunderstanding the above statement? There has been mounds of research(and you point to other studies saying the opposite in the e-book) that protein supplementation pre, intra, and post lead to enhance recovery from resistance, and sports training.

  • Oliver Lopez

    I’m very interested to know your take on ingesting fiber pre and/or post exercise consumption. My own rationale, since the research is limited or contradicting, is that its best to have less fiber 30mins before or 30mins -1hr after to better promote gastric emptying, and enhance the digesting and absorbing speed of carbs + protein for optimum recovery. Of course making sure the athlete has adequate fiber in other meals for the day.

  • Oliver Lopez

    I’m very interested to know your take on ingesting fiber pre and/or post exercise consumption. My own rationale, since the research is limited or contradicting, is that its best to have less fiber 30mins before or 30mins -1hr after to better promote gastric emptying, and enhance the digesting and absorbing speed of carbs + protein for optimum recovery. Of course making sure the athlete has adequate fiber in other meals for the day.

  • Dan Preiato

    This is a subject that is often overlooked when athletes are seeking to improve their performance. This podcast with Sharon Collison sheds great light on inflammation as it relates to various types of athletic training. It covers the importance of nutrition and some supplements that may be helpful when recovering and looking to reduce inflammation. Great podcast!

  • Dan Preiato

    This is a subject that is often overlooked when athletes are seeking to improve their performance. This podcast with Sharon Collison sheds great light on inflammation as it relates to various types of athletic training. It covers the importance of nutrition and some supplements that may be helpful when recovering and looking to reduce inflammation. Great podcast!

  • Chrissy Cooper

    Food first! This is a great resource for those looking to learn about how nutrition can impact inflammation and perform your best on the field.

  • Chrissy Cooper

    Food first! This is a great resource for those looking to learn about how nutrition can impact inflammation and perform your best on the field.

  • Jen Vattimo

    Wonderful resource! This is a really good topic and resource that can be used for athletes of all types!

  • Jen Vattimo

    Wonderful resource! This is a really good topic and resource that can be used for athletes of all types!