Steve Downs, CSCS
Author of “Gut Punch,” Page 88
While researching this article on leaky gut syndrome, Steve Downs found merit in an old adage. “The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is incredibly accurate, both in terms of the fuel you put into your body as well as how that food interacts with your system,” he says. “Immunity is based in the gut, so all health flows from there. In essence, eat well to be well!”
Downs fuels his own body for performance, especially when training legs. “At one time, I could squat 630 pounds (in competition) and had a 720-pound deadlift, but that would break my back now!” he says.