Natural Strategies for Optimizing Athletic Performance to Be Presented in Boston and New York

San Clemente, CA (December 13, 2007) — Metagenics, Inc. announced its new seminar exploring the role of nutrition and other natural therapies in helping athletes achieve peak athletic performance. “Optimizing Athletic Performance: Gain the Competitive Edge with Elite Professional & Amateur Athletes” will be presented by Robert Rakowski, DC, chiropractor to elite professional athletes and renowned lecturer on natural therapies. The seminar will take place in Boston on February 9, 2008, and New York on February 10, 2008, and is open to healthcare professionals whose clients include high-level athletes and weekend warriors.

Advances in biochemistry, genetics, and nutritional science coupled with new insights into the unique physiological needs of elite athletes have led to new protocols in clinical sports nutrition. In each 8-hour session, Dr. Rakowski will discuss how and why achieving peak performance levels depends on 1) ensuring timely delivery of fuel and oxygen, 2) restoring pH balance, 3) preventing inflammatory trauma to tissues, and 4) promoting healing and accelerating recovery.

Key clinical takeaways will include:

Maximizing fuel and oxygen delivery for sprint and endurance athletes
The importance of nutrient timing before, during, and after training
Improving acid-alkaline balance for better performance and health
Strategies for minimizing inflammatory trauma associated with exercise
Strategies for maximizing recovery following training sessions

The seminars are open to all licensed healthcare practitioners and cost $149 USD (early bird) or $169 (regular). CEUs are available. Lunch is included and pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending should contact Metagenics Educational Programs at 800-692-9400 or visit online at

About the Speaker

Robert A. Rakowski, DC, CCN, DACBN, DIBAK, is a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, kinesiologist, certified biological terrain instructor, AFMCP graduate, and the Clinic Director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rakowski has lectured nationally and internationally to health professionals on various health topics for over 15 years and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as an expert in natural medicine. His patient base includes elite professional athletes, critically ill patients, and patients looking to get the most out of life.

About Metagenics, Inc.

Metagenics is a life sciences company and leading developer and manufacturer of science-based medical foods and nutraceuticals sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. It is headquartered in San Clemente, CA, with manufacturing and research facilities located in Gig Harbor, WA, including the MetaProteomics® Nutrigenomics Research Center and the Functional Medicine Research CenterSM for human clinical research. Metagenics holds multiple proprietary formula patents and produces more than 400 research-based products to optimize health. The company demonstrates its commitment to purity and quality through its certifications for Good Manufacturing Practices ( GMP) from the NPA, NSF International, and TGA. For more information, please visit


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