Nutrition Guidance to Boost Sports Performance

Elevate your sports performance with personalized nutrition programs that fuel your body, optimize endurance and strength, and promote a comprehensive approach to whole-body wellness and resilience.

Good Nutrition Leads To Better Performance

Good Nutrition Leads To Better Performance

Your nutrition plays a pivotal role in determining your sports performance, as poor dietary choices can have a detrimental impact on your physical capabilities, endurance, and recovery. To excel in your chosen sport, it is crucial to fuel your body with the right balance of nutrients and hydration, ensuring that you optimize your athletic potential.

That's where our Shakthi Health and Wellness team comes in. Our expert performance specialists will work with you to create a personalized plan tailored to your specific goals and requirements. With a focus on whole-food sources, we prioritize providing your body with the essential macronutrients and micronutrients it needs for peak performance.

Are you curious how our Shakthi Health and Wellness medical professionals can enhance your sports performance? Call our team at (301) 703-5067 or message us on our Contact Us page today.

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Our team is composed of board certified medical doctors who are highly knowledgeable in using Nutrition Guidance to Boost Sports PerformanceOur integrative specialty care model provides patients with in depth consults with each appointment without the restrictions of time limits and jumping through insurance hoops. 

Jyothi Rao

MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

Sudhir Rao

MD, ABAAHP


Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

Nutrition Guidance to Boost Sports Performance

Nutrition Guidance to Boost Sports Performance

Athletes have unique nutritional needs based on their goals, training regimens, and sport-specific demands. Proper nutrition can help athletes improve endurance, increase strength, enhance recovery, and reduce the risk of injury.

Our doctors understand the importance of providing athletes with personalized nutrition programs that meet their individual needs and help them reach their full potential.

Nutritional Programs at Shakthi Health and Wellness

To assist you in meeting your athletic goals, our Shakthi Health and Wellness team is dedicated to offering top-notch nutritional guidance. We provide a variety of dietary plans in the hopes of helping athletes enhance their performance and achieve their goals.

These programs all involve an initial consultation to assess the needs and goals of the athletes. They also include customized food plans, supplement counseling, and continuous supervision and support. Each program is tailored to the demands and objectives of the individual athlete. Among these programs are:


Performance Nutrition

Our doctors consult with athletes who desire to optimize their performance and potential and give them plans for performance nutrition. These plans provide these athletes with the minerals they require to maximize their athletic performance.


Weight Management

This program is designed for athletes looking to manage their weight healthily and sustainably. This program aims to help athletes achieve their ideal body composition while maintaining the energy levels and athletic performance necessary to tentatively establish and deliver optimal results.


Sports-Specific Nutrition

We understand that certain sports or activities require specific nutritional needs. This program is aimed at providing athletes with the nutrients necessary to optimize their performance in their specific sport or activity.


Recovery and Injury Prevention

There are always risks of injury in any sport. One injury could take you out of the game for months. This particular nutritional plan is designed to optimize performance, speed up recovery, and reduce the athlete’s chance of injury. 

At Shakthi Health and Wellness, we provide structured meal programs in our sports nutrition programs in collaboration with licensed nutritionists, such as:

  • Prolon: Prolon is a simple technique to get you back on track to achieving your health objectives. This diet is a fast-mimicking diet that can be used to reset your diet.
  • Elimination: Allergic or sensitive reactions to foods may affect performance. To determine what is causing problems like inflammation, an elimination diet might be used.
  • Plant-Based: A plant-based diet is a structured diet that prioritizes plants and can help you consume more nutrients, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and lose weight. All of these can significantly improve your performance.

Why Follow a Sports-Specific Nutrition Plan?

Sports-specific nutrition plans are essential and effective because they take into account the unique nutritional needs of athletes participating in different sports or activities. Athletes require specific nutrients and energy sources to optimize their performance.

A nutritional plan tailored to their specific sport can also help provide them with the necessary fuel to achieve their goals.

Benefits of a sports-specific nutrition plan include:

  • Optimized Performance: Athletes maximize their energy levels, endurance, strength, and overall performance by eating the right meals at the proper times.
  • Faster Recovery: With the right distribution of the nutrients needed for muscle and tissue repair and regeneration, a nutrition plan specifically designed for a particular sport can aid athletes in recovering more quickly.
  • Reduced Risk of Injury: Proper nutrition can help strengthen bones, support healthy immune function, and reduce inflammation, all of which can help prevent injury.
  • Improved Mental Focus: Sports-specific nutrition plans can help athletes maintain focus during training and competition, leading to improved performance and better results.

Our sport-specific nutrition plans at Shakthi Health and Wellness are essential because they provide athletes with the necessary nutrition and energy sources to optimize their performance, support their faster recovery, and reduce the risk of injury.

Along with this, it provides an individual push toward the proper nutrients. By consuming the right foods at the right time, athletes can achieve their goals more effectively and efficiently.


Enhance Your Sports Performance with Nutrition Guidance at Shakthi Health and Wellness

At Shakthi Health and Wellness, we understand the importance of proper nutrition for athletes. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing personalized nutrition programs that cater to your individual needs and help you reach your full potential in your chosen sport.

Whether you are looking to improve performance, manage weight, or prevent injuries, our nutrition programs will provide you with the necessary support and guidance to achieve your goals. Contact us online today to schedule a consultation, or call our team at (301) 703-5067 and start your journey towards enhanced sports performance.

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We believe in practicing medicine that focuses on whole body health. As integrative medicine doctors we focus our on root cause of your condition with comprehensive treatments that actually heal the body rather than just masking the symptoms of your illness. 

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Susan Doyle

I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.

Anonymous Patient

I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!

- Shakthi Patients

Anna Smoot

I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.

Debbie Helman

After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.

- Debbie Helman

Linda J.

I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's integrative specialty care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.

I was in the worst shape of my life

I was in the worst shape of my life with depression and anxiety. I had given up. Shakthi provided me with a manageable plan that included supplements, diet, and an exercise program that has transformed my body and given me a new outlook on life. Perhaps the most surprising outcome was learning how to be healthy and have a good relationship with my body. I am now more productive, energetic, and focused. The fog that had been clouding my thoughts has lifted.

- Shakthi Patient

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Conditions We Treat


• Chronic Fatigue

Our doctors may recommend various approaches to manage and mitigate your symptoms. Sometimes a combination of approaches will allow the individual to regain their functionality. Some of these approaches include: 

  • Nutritional Diet 
  • Supplements/Vitamins 
  • Meditation 
  • Massage 
  • Yoga
  • Counseling 
  • Light exercise 
  • Medications

• Chronic Pain

Getting to the root cause of your pain is what we do best. We evaluate, address and treat the physical causes, not just the symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation. Putting a focus on food sensitivities, diet and other potential triggers for pain, we are able to help patients get well and get to the next level in their wellness journey.

• Diabetes

Depending on the type of diabetes you may be suffering from will dictate the best course of treatment for you. Some may require medication, while others may be treated with lifestyle changes. There is no cure for diabetes, but different treatment methods can allow individuals to live healthy, and functioning lives.

• Hair Loss

Individuals suffering from hair loss may choose to be treated in a variety of ways. When hair loss is diagnosed early, in many cases you will be able to prevent further damage and encourage regrowth.  

With a diagnosis from a medical professional, individuals suffering from hair loss can incorporate the following treatments: 

  • Vitamins
  • Acupuncture
  • Medical Treatment 
  • Steroid Injections

• Hormone Imbalance

Depending on the specific imbalance you are suffering from, treatment may vary.

The most common medical approaches for treating hormonal imbalances are: 

  • Weight loss 
  • Thyroid medication 
  • Hormonal birth control (women) 
  • Hormone replacement therapy

• Inflammation

There are several approaches one can take to treat inflammation:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  • Medications
  • Home remedies

• Leaky Gut

There are several ways to begin treating your Leaky Gut. Some of these treatment approaches are: 

  • Diet Change
  • Medication Usage
  • Removing all the components that damage your intestinal wall 

• Arthritis

Common treatments include combinations of pharmacological approaches and home remedies. These include: 

  • Medications (NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs) 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Surgery 
  • Healthy weight management 
  • Light exercise 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Cognitive therapy (to help you emotionally cope with your symptoms) 

• Yeast Overgrowth

Typically, some type of anti fungal medication will be incorporated when treating Yeast Overgrowth. WE may prescribe a cream, capsule, powder, or even injection depending on the location of infection. Some home remedies you can incorporate to support treating Yeast Overgrowth are: 

  • Garlic: the use/consumption of garlic is helpful because it has anti fungal properties 
  • Coconut Oil: high in lauric acid which can fight candida 
  • Aloe vera: Can inhibit the growth of candida 
  • Probiotics: reduce yeast growth and protect against infections 

• Headaches / Migraines

Acupuncture, Biomat, Infrared Sauna, and IV Therapies are great ways to reduce symptoms of headaches and migraines.

• Acid Reflux

Often times acid reflux is caused by your diet. At Shakthi, we work closely with you to help restore good nutrition and diet in your life. We won't just give you a list of things to do and send you on your way. Through careful testing and study, we'll identify the best nutrition plan for your individualized needs and desired outcome.

• Hypertension

If you are experiencing stress, fatigue, weight gain, loss of sleep, lack of energy and focus, you may being putting unnecessary stress on your heart.

We offer personalized, comprehensive consultations focusing on preventative cardiology care and nutrient deficiencies to develop a plan to correct a body out of balance.

Treatments We Offer


• IV Therapy

IV Therapy allows patients an alternative way to treat symptoms of various health conditions like chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, asthma, immune disorders, and fibromyalgia. The IV Therapy treatment can also be used as an alternative approach to boosting your immunity and your cellular health.

• Diagnostic Testing

We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. The diagnostic testing we offer fosters improved wellness and vitality for our patients. 

• Vitamin B12 Injections

These injections can be used as a supplemental way to encourage total body wellness. Vitamin B12 can be used as an integrative therapeutic tool to help a wide variety of conditions.

The injection encourages the body to make red blood cells, improving oxygen circulation throughout the body. Vitamin B12 encourages your body to use carbohydrates and fat for the creation of energy and additional protein the body needs.

• Acupuncture

The treatment consists of fine needles being inserted into the skin, at varying depths. The placement of the needles, or acupoints, stimulate specific regions to produce specific physical responses. The thought is that physical stimulation will promote self-healing and bodily wellness.  

Once placed into the skin, the patient may feel a dull ache at the base of the needle. But acupuncture should never be painful. The dull ache will gently subside, leaving the individual in a relaxed state. In some practices, the steel needle may even be heated or stimulated as part of the treatment approach. 

• Infrared Sauna

An infrared sauna uses far-infrared light to create heat. Far-infrared light is the wavelength that most closely resembles the infrared heat given off by the human body. Because of the similarity, far-infrared light can enhance and strengthen our energy.

• Biomat

Amethyst biomats utilize their mineral component and heat to enhance the body’s vitality through far infrared rays and negative ions. Amethyst biomats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.

• Lymphatic Therapies

Lymphatic enhancement therapy (LET) utilizes electronic instruments to improve circulation and restore lymphatic flow and function. The therapeutic tools use the vibration of light and sound to promote healthy lymphatic tissue and immunity.

• Elimination Diets

Some foods can negatively affect the body. The elimination diet helps to identify these foods on an individual basis.

• Detox Programs

We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. We have a nutritionist on staff to help teach our patients how to prepare food with maximum health benefits. We offer a variety of health, wellness and nutrition classes on-site

• Fast Mimicking Diets

We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. A Fast Mimicking Diet helps to achieve weight and nutrition goals.

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At Shakthi Health our integrative medicine approach focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all forms of therapies to help you reach optimal health and healing. In this podcast, we will be covering topics in health, wellness, and fitness. Our goal is to help you feel good and live a healthier lifestyle.

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Get information on upcoming events and see our past events!  Dr. Jyothi Rao is a regular guest on podcasts, meet-ups, Facebook lives, and webinars with other healthcare professionals. These discussions cover a variety of interesting topics like diet, disease prevention, mental health, integrative medicine, and more!

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Our patient care coordinators are available to answer questions Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00pm.

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2702 Back Acre Circle

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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(301) 703-5067

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(301) 703-5067

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(301) 703-8880

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