I was on WINK TV’s XCW last week discussing Children and depression:
I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing lead paint poisoning, heart disease and depression along with reading to your baby.
I was on WINK – TV’s XCW discussing allergies to food and testing. We do allergy testing in the office and have had lots of great results with the testing and therapies.
I discussed Water versus Energy Drinks.
We didn’t get to everything, so here is the ‘nitty-gritty:’
Hydration: Water vs. Sports Drinks:
Exercise < 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water
Exercise < 60 minutes + High Intensity = diluted sports drink
Exercise > 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water should be OK
Exercise > 60 minutes + High Intensity = sports drink
Why use Sports Drinks:
Electrolytes = regulate nerves and muscles
Carbohydrates = restore the body’s glycogen – or fuel – levels
Water = hydration
Helps the body achieve optimal performance during exercise
All electrolytes are not equal: Sodium
Sodium is the most important = Salt
Helps the body hold onto, and supply the body with, water
Guideline = 2300 mg per day
Average intake = 3000 mg
In processed foods – not recommended
In beverages like ‘sports drinks’
Women are more sensitive than men
Best Absorption by the stomach and intestines:
Low carbohydrates (6-8%)
OK to dilute Sports Drinks
Goal: rehydration vs. energy replenishment
Gatorade G2 vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade:
20 vs. 50 vs. 50 calories per serving (8 oz)
110 vs. 110 vs. 100 mg sodium
30 vs. 30 vs. 30 (same) mg potassium
5 vs. 14 vs. 14 grams of carbohydrates
43 calories per serving (8oz)
39 mg of sodium
495 mg of potassium
11 grams of carbohydrates
Potassium is less important than sodium
Endurance Sports Drinks:
50 – 70 calories per 8 oz.
120-190 mg of sodium
13 – 17 gm of carbohydrates
How much to drink?
Pee check = should be light lemonade
Weight divided by 2 = # oz you should drink a day.
Before exercise, take in 16-24 oz fluid
Add 1 cup every 15 min. of exercising
Add 1-2 cups after exercising
Weigh yourself before and after exercising
Every pound lost = replenish with 2.5 cups of fluid
Never lose more than 3% of body weight (4.5 lbs for 150 lb person)
I did my usual television spot on WINK TV’s morning show talking about heat injuries. Florida, in the summertime, is a setup for heat injuries.
Check out these WINK-TV Segments covering a variety of important topics!
Food Allergies on the Rise in Kids
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Food allergies among our kids are on the rise. An estimated four to six percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 are now allergic to at least one form of food. Read More…
January is coming to an end. If you’re having trouble keeping your health goals, Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul discusses ways to get yourself back on track.
Exciting new link coming tonight, WINK-TV’s CW 6 news segment tomorrow morning at 7:40, and the ‘Biggest Winner’ tomorrow at 4:30-6! So much great news coming in a few short hours!
See me on WINK-TV’s CW 6 every Thursday morning at 7:45 for current Pediatric Topics.
You can always go to www.winknews.com and click on features. Then click on Eye on Your Health. The segments are always there!
Here’s the link to the WINK-TV segment from today:
Young people who use gaming devices or mobile phones for extended periods of time may experience pain in their wrists and fingers according to recent studies. See my segment about it on WINK-TV!