From Olympians and elite athletes to weekend warriors and biohackers, how you fuel your body has a big impact on reaching your goals – but most of us lack the latest in performance nutrition science to succeed.

Gut health expert Dr. Mary Pardee talks with Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars Mindy Black about cutting edge sports nutrition; nutritional needs of athletes vs. non-athletes, including protein and carbohydrate requirements; going vegetarian; the effects of the keto diet on athletic performance; hydration tips and gatorade alternatives; supplements; and why inflammation can actually be a good thing.

Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in gut-brain health, integrative gastroenterology, hormone balancing and performance optimization. She is the founder of Modrn – a virtual telemedicine and wellness practice that provides health services to clients across the world from the comfort of their homes.

Mindy Black is an experienced Registered Dietitian located in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in sports nutrition and currently is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She also works closely with several doctors and chiropractors in the Jacksonville area and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. Mindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. You can learn more about Mindy and her work at or on IG @dietitiansofpalmvalley.

Disclaimer: This content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

If you liked this content, check out Egg Nutrition