Author Archives: Sibs

Performance-Enhancement For One – For All?

This week we learned a lot about the presence of nutritional aids, psychological aids, and pharmacological aids in athletic performance, but these influences exist in academic performance as well. Amphetamines, caffeine, etc., are commonly used in academic arenas and/or events … Continue reading

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Making Gender an Advantage

In the fall I took Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality, where we studied socio-cultural norms and political influences of dichotomous gender systems. We read a book titled Lessons from the Intersexed by Susanne J. Kessler, in which intersex individuals share … Continue reading

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HBOT is the Latest Style in Hemoglobin

A cutting-edge therapy among medical professionals and scientists is HBOT, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This therapy is used for the correction of/recovery from serious health conditions by administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to a patient. Hyperbaric Oxygen … Continue reading

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~Trendy~ Food Advice? Not Trendy for Athletes.

Self¬†magazine recently published the article¬†“What to Eat for All-Day Energy” by Julia Savacool that lists specific foods to include in the diet. The article posits the issue of women feeling “pooped” even though they are eating 1800-2000 calories (maintaining weight) … Continue reading

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Therapy to Heal the Brain = Movements of the Body

I was eight when my mother adopted my little sister. Tiffany was only five months old when she joined our family on April Fool’s Day of ’99, but during those first months my sister suffered unimaginable damage to her brain … Continue reading

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