EP. 062

Dr. Marc Bubbs Performance Nutritionist with Canada Basketball & Author of PEAK


Dr. Marc Bubbs is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball Team, Speaker, and former Strength Coach. He is the author of the new book Peak: The new science of athletic performance that is revolutionizing sports – An integrated and personalized approach to health, nutrition, training, recovery and mindset. Marc also hosts the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, connecting listeners with world-leading experts in human performance and health and has consulted with professional teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLB team. He practices in both Toronto, Canada and London, England. 

Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, MS(c), CISSN, CSCS

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Performance Nutrition Lead – Men’s Canada Basketball


Show Notes:

Website: drbubbs.com

Facebook: DrBubbs.com

Twitter: @DrBubbs

Instagram: drbubbs

Books Mentioned:


Cancer and Vitamin C: A Discussion of the Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer With Special Reference to the Value of Vitamin C, The 21st-Century Edition

Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu

Polyvagal Theory

The Range

Marc’s Book Recommendation(s):

The Tao of Pooh


Articles & Research Mentioned:

Coffee cues elevate arousal and reduce level of construal


Podcast Mentioned:

ATSW: Episode 192: Max Schmarzo – Biometrics, Sport Science, and Human Performance

S3 EPISODE 20 – Pro Soccer, Life at Liverpool FC & Fueling for the Work Required w/ Dr. Liam Anderson PhD


People and Resources mentioned:

Amy Bender

Sam Gibbs

Charlie Weingroff

Udo Erasmus

Steve Nash

Linus Pauling 

Vern Gambetta

Roger Clemens

James Smith

Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew – VALUED

Max Schmarzo

Scott Cochran

Nick Saban

The Manchurian Candidate

Professor Mark Russell

Professor Emma Stevenson

Eric Helms

Eric Helms nutritional hierarchy

Renaissance Periodization 

Renaissance Periodization nutrition hierarchy

Rob Morton

Dwight Howard

Professor Nick West

Professor David Pyne

Ninja Nerd Science

Stephen Porges

Chris Froome

James Morton

Sam Impey

Louise Burke

Liam Anderson

David Epstein

Pete Maravich

Michele Letendre


Winston Churchill




0:00 – 2:00 – Robbie intro’s the show 

2:01 – 3:00 – Robbie ask Marc about the release of his book Peak

3:01 – 6:45 – Robbie asks Marc to share his background 

6:46 – 8:54 – Robbie asks Marc who have been his biggest influences professionally and personally

8:55 – 15:24 – Robbie asks Marc what the good, and not so good things are he sees within the sports preparation profession, and what solutions would he offer for the not so things that he sees

15:25 – 20:44 – Robbie asks Marc if he oversaw the educational model for sport performance coaches what would he put in place?

20:45 – 23:29 – Robbie asks Marc what is his nutrition philosophy?

23:30 – 27:01 – Robbie asks Marc about habit change?

27:02 – 29:36 – Robbie asks Marc about team sport fuelling

29:37 – 31:26 – Robbie asks Marc about pre-season and in-season nutrition

31:27 – 34:11 – Robbie asks Marc about half-time nutrition

34:12 – 40:38 – Robbie asks Marc to outline how he works with his clients and athletes

40:39 – 45:52 – Robbie asks Marc if he has a nutritional hierarchy?

45:53 – 50:38 – Robbie asks Marc how he determine caloric needs, macronutrient ratios, and meal timing

50:39 – 57:10 – Robbie asks Marc has he done cooking classes with the Canada basketball players?

57:11 – 1:01:20 – Robbie asks Marc about immunonutrition

1:01:21 – 1:05:04 – Robbie asks Marc if he utilizes a high-low nutritional protocol with his athletes?

1:05:05 – 1:06:27 – Robbie asks Marc why did he write his book and where can people get the book?

1:06:28 – 1:07:03 – Robbie asks Marc what’s it like to write a book?

1:07:04 – 1:08:59 – Robbie asks Marc how he learns

1:09:00 – 1:09:49 – Robbie asks Marc for his top and current book recommedations

1:09:50 – 1:13:15 – Robbie asks Marc, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

1:13:16 – 1:13:34 – Robbie wraps up the show!