Iron is probably the most well-known micronutrient, and it doesn't hurt to consolidate your understanding on this because without enough iron, your physical performance can be impaired. Treatment and Prevention of iron deficiency is often not difficult, and involves ensuring adequate intake from foods.
What you need to know about Zinc deficiency in dancers (and how to prevent and treat it)
Vitamin D deficiency is more common than rare in dancers. Read the post to find out why, and how to prevent/treat it.
This weekend marked the second birthday for DDD. This year has gone so fast and I'm so grateful of the support we have received. Next year in 2020, DDD will be presenting at the RAD Conference - another big milestone! We will be talking about everything nutrition and self care for dancers. Thank you for… Continue reading DDD turned 2!
Q&A: Is it bad to have to eat a lot in order to maintain weight?
Eating enough is vital for dancers AND preventing weight drop is crucial in dancers especially if they are growing teens
I received this question and pondered on it for quite some time because of a few reasons.
Eating foods containing fats are important for your health, growth, development and performance.
Too often I see dancers and teens cutting out fat-containing foods such as dairy, oils, creams, peanut butter and nuts, from the fear they they are "bad for you".
Fearing foods will never give you the freedom you deserve.
If you are in a state of needing to grow or weight restore, fats are especially important.
This article is to answer a question I received on Instagram. Q: I heard fasting is good for you, but is it recommended for dancers? A: My answer is no. Fasting isn't a great thing to do for your body as a dancer, especially if you're in intense training. Your body naturally… Continue reading Q&A: Should dancers fast?
Amenorrhea is the term used to describe the absence of a period. It's a natural occurrence in pregnancy. Otherwise, a sudden change or stop in your period means that your body is asking you for help because it's not coping. When your menses don't commence by the age of 16, it is termed… Continue reading Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (FHA) – Information and Treatment for Dancers
Let's take a look at the pro's and con's of plant-based eating for dancers.
Following on from the previous Period post, let me invite you to understand more about your body during its 1 month Menstrual Cycle. Getting a better understanding of your cycle and the associaetd fluctuations in mood, appetite and physical capacity will help you set up a proactive self care strategies. What is a Menstrual… Continue reading How the menstrual cycle affects your body (+ some eating tips for dancers)