Functional Medicine Limited
An Exercise Physiology and Medical Science graduate of Liverpool and Sheffield Universities. Pete is a 17yr Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA of America. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the UK Register for Exercise Professionals. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
Pete has a private practise in central London UK where he specializes in exercise prescription for chronic disease within a functional medicine framework. He is also interested in optimal ageing, and specifically the influence of exercise and genomics on ageing and treating Athletes.
He is a nationally recognized thought leader in applying the functional medicine model to health and fitness and lives in London, England with his wife and two boys Tom and Jesse.
The Gut, Immunity and Athletes.
The battle for Helms deep is a good way to describe what out GI tract experiences every second of every day as its defences try to protect us from harm.
Athletes especially endurance types are particularly susceptible to GI harm and immune challenge. We discuss basic GI physiology, mechanisms that increase risk, testing to determine risk/damage and basic stratergies to maintain GI immunity and therefore performance.