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OUR MISSION

Peak Performance is a holistic health promotion company located in Ottawa, Ontario. We specialize in bridging the gap between the sciences of nutrition and exercise and the practices of healthy eating and active living. Our team or Registered Dietitians (RD’s) and CSEP Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologists are your sources of reliable nutrition and exercise information to help you make informed decisions about your health and wellness.

Over the last few years of working with athletes, people wanting to lose weight, and patients with elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, metabolic syndrome or diabetes we have been privy to a number of interesting nutritional habits! It has also become pretty clear to us at Peak Performance that many of athletes and non-athletes alike, fall prey to one or more nutrition-related health & performance pitfalls, more often a result of nutrition misinformation by unsuspecting friends, colleagues, health professionals, the media and anyone out to make a quick buck. When it comes to nutrition, it is almost unbelievable what people actually believe and the ways in which they go about trying to improve their health &/or performance with nutrition.

Part of our mission with Peak Performance is to educate people on the importance of their lifestyle habits in maintaining optimal health. Good food choices are important to achieve and maintain general good health and appearance and prevent disease. For an athlete, food choices also affect energy levels, body composition and performance. Food is like fuel in a car – use the wrong type and the car doesn’t run well.

Our volunteer committments are to develop nutrition professionals in the science and application of clinical sports nutrition/dietetics and physical activity professionals in the application of strength and conditioning for health and performance. Each year a McGill University Dietetic intern is placed with Beth to get up to speed on the practice of sport nutrition. In 2009, Tiffany Moey, a sport nutrition intern with Peak Performance, helped Beth to integrate in a new sport nutrition program for Carleton University Ravens' Womens Hockey team. You can read the blog of her experience here: http://peakperformance-ca.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-09-14T17%3A03%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=2

These interns also get us involved in their interests – a few years ago Sybil Hebert, a sport nutrition intern with Peak Performance, worked with high altitude mountain climbers to determine optimal nutrient needs to help reduce risks of injury and cerebral/pulmonary edema. The experience involved some fascinating research of putting science into food-based practice for successful summits of the highest peaks in the world. This intern has gone on to her own successful career in nutrition. Check out Sybil's blog "Nutrition Nibbles" at http://nutritionnibbles.blogspot.com/

Another intern just happened to be the sister of Lance Armstrong’s mechanic - so Beth got the inside scoop on the most famous of cycling machines!



 

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