Posts Tagged ‘gideon lewis’

Olympic Training Facility Names the Chia Doc New Chief Medical Director

Olympic Training Facility Names the Chia Doc New Chief Medical Director

Are you keeping up with the Olympics? I love watching the highlights from Sochi, and as an adrenaline junky, just can’t get enough of the high-speed events, like the luge and downhill skiing!
If you visit this blog regularly, you may already know my love of treating world-class athletes, like NBA players and Olympians.  That’s why

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Get to Know the Founders: 8 Things About the Chia Doc!

Get to Know the Founders:  8 Things About the Chia Doc!

This week we’re continuing to take you inside the lives and minds of our co-founders.  A few weeks ago we chatted with our resident trainer, Mark.
This week,  our very own Chia Doc, Dr. Gideon J. Lewis, tells you 8 things you may not know about his typical day and who inspires him most.
Describe your typical

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Chia Doc: Two-Time Disney Marathon Winner Trains with Drink Chia

Chia Doc:  Two-Time Disney Marathon Winner Trains with Drink Chia

Disney Marathon weekend is finally here!  I absolutely love Run Disney events.  Two years ago I joined more than 25-thousand runners in one of the largest marathons in the world.  Who knew that a bus ride to the starting line would lead to a great friendship?
My VIP weekend package meant a seat on the bus

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Chia Doc: High Heel Pain and Four Tips For Shoe Shopping

Chia Doc:  High Heel Pain and Four Tips For Shoe Shopping

Tis the season for holiday parties…and aching feet.  I can’t tell you how many complaints I get this time of year from women dealing with pain after squeezing into sparkly high heels.  A study earlier this year by Britain’s College of Podiatry pinpoints exactly how long women wear heels before feeling pain.  Any guesses?
One hour,

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Chia Doc – 5 Greatest Injury Comebacks in Sports History

Chia Doc – 5 Greatest Injury Comebacks in Sports History

What a weekend for sports fans, with two world-class athletes making some impressive strides after devastating injuries.
Skier Lindsey Vonn just announced she’ll compete at the World Cup at Lake Louisa.  You may know she partially tore her reconstructed knee’s ACL a few weeks ago.  She tells reporters she’ll postpone surgery until after the Sochi 2014

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Chia Doc Talks About National Running Safety Month: 5 Ways to Stay Safe While Running

Chia Doc Talks About National Running Safety Month:  5 Ways to Stay Safe While Running

What’s your favorite way to unwind?  I love a nice, long run and my day really doesn’t feel complete without one.  But as the days grow shorter, logging those miles often means running in the dark.  And that creates the potential for dangerous situations.
November is National Running Safety Month.  Check out these staggering numbers according

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Ask Chia Doc: Diabetes Awareness Month and 5 Shocking Stats

Ask Chia Doc: Diabetes Awareness Month and 5 Shocking Stats

Breast Cancer Awareness Month wrapped up a few weeks ago, and now we’re rolling through Diabetes Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is a horrific disease, but I’m always confused how a disease that affects 26 million Americans and kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS combined does not get as much attention.  So while preparing this

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Drink Chia Friend, Susan Shepherd Paul Chats About The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and Health Initiatives among Eastern Cherokee Tribe

Drink Chia Friend, Susan Shepherd Paul Chats About The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and Health Initiatives among Eastern Cherokee Tribe

So many of you have been asking about my trip back into the Smoky Mountains for the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon.  If you don’t already know what happened on my last Appalachian adventure, click here.  This time around was much better.  I finished fifth in my age division!  Yes, there were more than five people.
To

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Ask Chia Doc: Pedicures, MRSA, and Five Things You Need to Know Stay Safe

Ask Chia Doc:  Pedicures, MRSA, and Five Things You Need to Know Stay Safe

I hope you had a nice week!  It’s been a busy last several days for me getting back to work after a really invigorating weekend in North Carolina at the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon.  We’ll talk more about some of the great efforts being done on the reservation there next week.
A patient contacted me a

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Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Gatlin Talks with Chia Doc About Injury Recovery

Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Gatlin Talks with Chia Doc About Injury Recovery

This week we’re talking how to safely recover from an injury.  As a lower extremity specialist, I treat injuries on a daily basis.  Professional and world-class athletes certainly are not exempt from getting hurt.  Earlier this year one of my most accomplished patients, Olympic Gold medalist Justin Gatlin, sustained an injury resulting in a torn

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