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11-08 red alert

Dawn was quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Tom Groeschen on October 17th, 2008. Click here to view the article
“Growing Concerns”

Dawn wrote an article for the Performance Training Journal

Red Alert—NCAA Athlete Tested Positive on Red Bull!
by Dawn Weatherwax, RD, CSSD, LD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

According to Simmons Market Research Bureau, Rockstar, Red Bull and Monster made $3.4 billion in 2006 and reports thirty-one percent of U.S. teenagers drink energy drinks. Many athletes are tired and fatigued from repetitive workouts, demands of school and poor sleeping, nutrition and hydration habits. Selecting a product that promises a quick fix is very tempting to get through the day. Because of the word “energy” many athletes fall susceptible to these beverages. Supposedly they promise more energy, increase performance, boost endurance and speed up recovery from exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine claimed there was no evidence that the product effects performance in any such way.

But beware! Energy drinks are high in calories and sugar. They have as much sugar as a soft drink. That means your energy levels will raise fast and fall fast. These products are well known for their higher caffeine contents, however these products don’t just have caffeine but other stimulants. With a supplement market that has no regulatory measures on safety and efficiency this mixture could possibly cause an athlete to test positive on a drug test. In fact an Indiana track athlete last Spring tested positive and they linked it the product RED BULL!!!

Because the athlete tested positive during a major competition they were automatically suspended from their sport for a year! If you can test positive on a drug screening way would anyone want to drink it? Let alone a young child or an adolescent.

When you are low in energy ask your self these five things:

  1. Have I been averaging 7-9 hours of sleep?
  2. Am I getting enough calories to meet my recovery needs?
  3. Am I limiting my freebie intake to one a day or seven a week? (Freebies are items you should have in moderation)
  4. Am I eating every 3-4 hours?
  5. Am I drinking at least half of my weight in fluid ounces a day?

If you are not meeting these five things there is a very good chance you will get fatigued due to neglect. The body can only handle so much without proper recovery. Eventually something has to give. Next time instead of heading for an energy drink, a high sugary item or a large coffee, please improve on one of the items above. Solving the problem is the real answer not reaching for a bandaid!


“They taught us a lot about how important nutrition is in our lives and in sports. You can’t just work out and expect to gain all muscle weight.”

Jon & Jake
Ross High School Football

We were given the chance to train this past year at Adrenaline Sports and Fitness. Our goal, given to us by our high school football coach, was to gain lean muscle mass before the 2008 football season. As part of our training, we met with the owner of Sports Nutrition 2 Go, Dawn, who met with us on a regular basis.

During the first consultation SN2Go measured our lean muscle mass and total fat using the BodPod. After looking at the results of the test, we knew we needed to do something different with our eating habits.

SN2Go then created a diet for each of us based on the results of the test. They taught us a lot about how important nutrition is in our lives and in sports. You can’t just work out and expect to gain all muscle weight. That is what we thought before starting at Adrenaline. We were eating a lot of the wrong foods, and not getting enough of all the necessary nutrition. SN2Go helped us with food categories, and how to combine foods in meals and for snacks. They taught us how to read food labels, and proper portion sizes. One thing that really helped us is that they made us a menu to follow that gave us what we needed to gain lean muscle mass. We didn’t know how unhealthy we had been eating until SN2Go showed us proper choices in food. We finally realized that just working out didn’t give us the lean muscle mass we were wanting. We also found out that eating healthy isn’t going to kill us. There are plenty of foods we really enjoy. Here are our stats:

Before program After program Before program After program
Benched 170 Benched 225 Benched 165 Benched 215
Cleaned 130 Cleaned 175 Cleaned 125 Cleaned 175
Squat 285 Squat 345 Squat 285 Squat 340
Running 40 yd dash 5.7 sec. 5.3 sec. Running 40 yd dash 5.8 sec. 5.4 sec.
Pro shuffle 5.2 sec. 4.7 sec. Pro shuffle 5.1 sec 4.7 sec.
Vertical 17” Vertical 23” Vertical 17” Vertical 22”
Weight 177 lbs. Weight 194 lbs. Weight 170 lbs. Weight 192 lbs.

Love Starts in the Kitchen!™
By: Rita Nader Heikenfeld, CCP, CMH Macy's Regional Culinary Professional, Syndicated Columnist Community Press, and Certified Modern Herbalist

Adapted from Cat Cora.

Mix together

  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted if desired
  • 1 large apple (or 2 small), cored and chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry dill leaves or more to taste
  • 1 rib sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half

Mix together and toss with salad

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon – a couple teaspoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons each: plain fat free yogurt and Canola or walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Scant 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • Zest from one orange
  • Couple shakes of Splenda if you want

Place on plate of salad greens. Serves 4


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cups chocolate soy milk
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl. Set aside to soften/“bloom”, about 5 – 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine in a pan soy milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and gelatin mixture. Whisk until gelatin is dissolved.

Pour into glasses or ramekins. Chill, covered, until firm, about 4 hours or up to 3 days. Serve with fresh berries if you like. Makes about 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Current News

• SN2Go was quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct 17th, 2008

• Janet Bohne, RD, LD, CDE was invited to participate in Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute program in San Jose, California. Health professionals from throughout the US gathered to discuss best practices to transform Diabetes Care.

• Janet has also written the curriculum for the Food for Life component of the Health Leadership Initiative in Cincinnati. Sponsored by the Center for Closing the Health Gap, the initiative is providing nutrition education and exercise classes in African American Churches. Janet has been leading the program at Corinthian Baptist Church in Avondale.

• Abi Leipolt, RD, LD got her certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management.

• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at the NSCA National Convention in July 08’ on The Power of Nutrition for All Levels.

• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at USTA Zonal in Dothan, Alabama on The Power of Nutrition for Competitive Tennis July 08’.

• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at SWATA Regional Conference in July 08’, Sponsored by Gatorade on The Power of Nutrition for All Levels.

• Dawn Weatherwax spoke to the Reading Fire Department on how to Fuel for the Competitive Edge Oct 08’.

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