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There are many underlying problems that cause weight gain. By taking a holistic approach, and addressing all the causes, you will achieve lifelong results. 





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After personally working with 100’s of clients over the past 26 years, I have developed a cutting-edge program, based on the most recent science, that will take your training and performance to the next level. 


With my program, I am confident that you will see more results in the next month in your training than you have seen in the past 4 – 6 months combined.  You’ll get leaner, stronger, with greater endurance and recovery and will enable you to will blow past your plateaus. 

Are you tired of being told everything is "Normal"

Are you sick of hearing nothing is wrong with your Thyroid? yet deep down you know something is wrong?

Tired of doctors not listening or taking interest in what might be wrong?

Are you taking Synthroid, Levothyroxine but you still are gaining weight, feeling fatigued, depressed and feeling brain foggy?

Robert Marking’s holistic solutions can help.

We treat the root cause, and not just the symptoms. You’ll understand why your body developed a hypothyroid condition, to begin with. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to get started. To see what others have to say watch our patient testimonials below and download our free guide above to learn more.



Are Hidden Food Allergies Making You Fat?

Unfortunately, it is not only our physical body that is affected by hidden food allergies/sensitivities, but our mental health could be affected as well.  If you have a hidden allergy/sensitivity/intolerance to a particular food, it can cause a wide variety of mental problems which may include some of the following and more.​​​

Most Common Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Corn, Soy, Shrimp, Beef, Tomatoes/night shades, Apples, Bananas, Sugar, Peanuts

Macro Nutrients and Timing

Carbohydrates are the body's main energy source for all types of exercise. Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the body, and the amount of glycogen stored affects stamina, endurance, and recovery. When muscle cells run out of glycogen, fatigue sets in and performance will suffer.  


Training and eating properly, with attention to consuming the right source of carbohydrates, can increase and maintain glycogen stores, which is important for all athletes, especially endurance athletes.  While wheat/gluten the most widely consumed carbohydrates by athletes, wheat/gluten also has one of the highest occurrences of hidden food allergies and sensitivities among athletes, hindering and athlete’s performance and recovery. 


The most important time for an athlete to consume carbohydrates is within the first 1 ½ hours post workout.  A recommended amount of carbohydrates post workout is .3 to .8 grams of carbohydrates to pound of body weight. 



Protein is essential to maintaining, building and repairing muscle tissue.  Protein allows muscles to heal faster, gain in size, and increase in strength.  Loading up on protein does not guarantee larger muscles or better performance. Protein in excess of the body's needs is stored as fat, and not muscle.


It is important to choose a protein source that is not a hidden food allergy or sensitivity.  While whey protein (from dairy) is one most widely used protein supplements, it is also one of the most common hidden food allergies and sensitivities negatively affecting athletes today. 


The maximum recommended amounts of protein are 1.2 to 1.4 g/kg of body weight.  This requirement can typically be met through food intake alone.  

Healthy Fat 


Healthy fat provides energy, helps to lower inflammation and speeds recovery, helps cognitive function, helps circulation, protects the body's organs, and helps with the absorption of some vitamins. When fats are eaten as part of a healthy diet, they provide an important energy source for athletes in training.  


Good choices include fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (coconut oil, olive oil, & avocado oil).


Recommendations - athletes should consume at least 20-30% calories from fat.  



Not only is consuming the right types of foods extremely important to your athletic performance but drinking the right kind of fluids is also essential for optimum performance.


Staying hydrated with proper electrolytes and carbohydrates enables adequate circulation and nourishment to both your muscles and body.  A mere 1% drop in your hydration level will hinder your athletic performance and health.


Signs of dehydration are fatigue, headache, light-headedness, dry mouth and dark-colored urine.



Vitamins and minerals – Because the food we eat nowadays has only 1/5 the nutrients of the food available 50 years ago, it is almost impossible to get all core nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that our bodies require in today’s diet.  Because of this everyone and especially athletes should be taking a multivitamin and multi mineral to fill in the gaps and to support the body’s most basic and necessary biochemical reactions.      


Pre-workout – Specific supplements can be taken pre-workout help to prepare the body and brain for the upcoming workload.  Preloading with specific nutrients will help to provide better strength, endurance, power, stamina, coordination, and mental focus during training or the event.  Key nutrients include arginine, beetroot, tyrosine, choline, branch chain amino acids, and adaptogens (just to name just a few).     


During workout – During training or an athletic event, the main focus is staying hydrated with the right balance of electrolytes with the right source of low glycemic carbs.  This will help to provide sustained energy, stamina, endurance while preventing cramping and dehydration.  Unfortunately, water alone doesn’t provide electrolytes and carbs as a fuel source.


Post workout – Probably the most important phase of recovery is post workout.  It’s critical for an athlete to consume the right ratio of carbs to protein (3:1) post workout to ensure proper glycogen replenishment and recovery for the next upcoming workout.  The preferable way is to drink a shake immediately after training with the proper carb to protein ratio.  A shake is easily digested (compared to food) and can immediately start refueling the muscle.  An athlete has a 3-hour window to replenish what was lost during the workout (preferably the first 1 ½ hours after workout). After the 3 hours is up, the windows closed. 


Bedtime –  There are natural nutrients that an athlete can take at bedtime to intensify the healing and recovery processes while sleeping.  These nutrients can help the athlete reach a deeper sleep, and will help with the release of naturally occurring anabolic hormones that will help the athlete to recover more quickly. 


In Summary - By using cutting edge nutrition specifically designed for athletes and for those who train, we can maximize performance and recovery through every stage, helping an athlete break through is plateaus and while preventing injury from over training.  


Proper testing for your body's biochemistry is essential 


EWOT - Exercise With Oxygen Therapy

Heart Rate Variability

Track your most important biomarker. HRV is the best non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System, the main controller of health and performance functions.

Heart Rate Variability

EWOT is breathing pure oxygen at higher levels through a specially designed mask during exercise.  You can use a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical, etc.


The benefits of Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) is simply astounding.  There is no other term to best describe this simple and impactful therapy.  EWOT requires very little time, is simple to do, and requires relatively inexpensive equipment. 

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