For ten years, Dr. Edwin Lee had the privilege to work with world-class athletes as the Team Endocrinologist for the Cleveland Indians. In addition, Dr. Lee has helped several PGA golfers win PGA Tours.
Many times, athletes will hit “slumps” and, despite having a personal coach, they need additional help to perform even better. For example, Nina Kraft, one of the world ranked triathletes that Dr. Lee had treated was suffering with extreme fatigue and exhaustion. This athlete had “hit a wall” where she couldn’t run at her usual pace. She thought it was due to overtraining; however, despite taking a month off from extreme training, she did not improve.
After Dr. Lee evaluated her, he discovered she had severe Vitamin D, other nutritional and progesterone deficiencies. Dr. Lee’s treatment with Vitamin D, individualized nutrients and progesterone immediately improved her condition. Since her treatment she has competed in the most prestigious Hawaii Ironman. Before seeing Dr. Lee she had never competed in this distance.
Other athletic performance tests that are performed at the Institute for Hormonal Balance are: nutritional studies to see which minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients you may be deficient in; oxidative stress or excessive rusting in the body is evaluated; food sensitivity testing to individually determine what foods may be contributing to chronic medical issues. Optimizing nutrition and also detoxifying the liver are key steps to helping someone achieve their peak performance. One of the most effective methods for optimizing nutrition is to undergo IV Nutrition. In fact, many NASCAR drivers are now using IV nutrition to improve upon their performance.
Dr. Lee has the unique background of being an athlete himself, and being a specialist in Integrative Endocrinology. He has much to offer those wanting to improve upon their athletic performance.
Professional Triathlete Nina Kraft