Kylene holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, an M.S. in Exercise Physiology and is board certified in sports nutrition. As a former Division I Track and Field athlete, she specializes in nutrition for performance while taking into account food sensitivities, gut health, and nutrient deficiencies. By creating personalized fueling strategies, she has helped to improve the health and performance of thousands of athletes. Kylene is currently the dietitian for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Advice for young athletes
1) Always listen to your body. If you experience fatigue, gas, bloating, joint pain, sinus congestion etc. after eating, it’s time to re-evaluate your diet.
2) Always purchase organic when it comes to “The Dirty Dozen” produce. Check out ewg.org for more information.
3). Optimal health means having a daily bowel movement each day! No success? Let’s dive deeper into diet.
4) If you experience trouble recovering from workouts, an injury that just won’t heal, or chronic colds/flus that seem to be more frequent than what your teammates experience, it’s time to use food to boost the immune system!
5) Only focus on sports drinks when you are participating in moderate to intense activity for 45-60 minutes or more. Sipping sports drinks in school all day will cause more harm than good.