Firstly, if you have a food sensitivity, it creates inflammation in the gut. Inflammation in the gut will cause a reflex inhibition of the core-abdominal musculature. A lack of core function will create instability in the joints and reduce strength, speed and power.
Removing the offending foods for long enough will allow the immune system to calm down and for the inflammation to reduce, allowing the core muscles to function at their optimum. Some foods however, will need to be eliminated for ever, such as the case with Celiac’s disease.
This will enable maximum, strength, power and speed.
In addition, he has lost weight. He has probably lost weight from excess water retention and excess body fat. So not only is he stronger, but lighter too, which equals a much greater power to weight ratio.
He also has more energy and can sustain a high level of performance for longer periods.
I’m amazed that elite level sport still blindly advocates high gluten meals like pasta and bread. I would estimate that around 95% of clients I have tested, tested positive to gluten/gliadin.
Identifying and eliminating food sensitivities is not only useful to maximise performance, but also to overcome many conditions.
I have helped people with the following conditions after identifying food sensitivities:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Hay fever
I use the most advanced and most accurate form of testing currently available, The Mediator Release Test.
Tests have shown a 94.5% sensitivity and a 92.7% specificity with a split sample reproducibility of >90%. Most other tests show below 50% for accuracy or reproducibility.
It tests 150 different foods and food chemicals against four different immune responses whereas most other tests only test against one immune response. Testing against just one immune response means you can be tested but still not identify a number of offending foods.
Please contact me if you would like to take a food sensitivity test, but I can’t promise you’ll be number one in the tennis rankings by the end of the year.