Archives for July2013

Anabolic steroid supplements trap unwary athletes

Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is always filled with great sporting events such as the Tour de France, Wimbledon and the World Athletic Championships to be held in Moscow next month. On Friday night I was thrilled to watch sprinter Usain Bolt win the 100 metres event with a surge of speed at the London Anniversary Games.… Continue Reading...

Ten Year’s After Son’s Suicide, a Father Takes His Anti-Steroid Crusade to Congress. Again.

Taylor026

Taylor Hooton had just turned 17 when, in the summer of 2003, he hanged himself. It was a shock to everyone: his family, his friends, his teammates on the Plano West baseball team, where he expected to be a starting pitcher the next season.

There was at least circumstantial evidence that the suicide, and the depression that preceded it, on the anabolic steroids he’d recently stopped using.… Continue Reading...

Dietary Supplements – contaminated with banned substances

Followers, we predict that we will begin to see more and more articles like this.  Stories of people purchasing over the counter supplements and suffering health consequences from the contamination that is common in many supplements purchased at their local health food store!

Don

Beginning in February of this year, I began seeing the first of a group of patients that shared similar symptoms and abnormalities in laboratory tests of the liver, thyroid and cholesterol levels.Continue Reading...

THF issues open letter to Congress

8 years have passed since the 2005 Hearings on Steroids in Major League Baseball. That day, I told the story of my 17-year old son Taylor who died after using steroids.  We were all proud of the impact that Taylor and Rob Garibaldi’s stories had on the direction of the hearings. … Continue Reading...

Bob Copeland named to Taylor Hooton Foundation Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

McKinney, TX (July 30, 2013)  The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), widely acknowledged leader in the advocacy against performance enhancing substance abuse by the youth of North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Copeland to its distinguished Board of Advisors.… Continue Reading...

Anti-Doping Crusader Steps Down

Univ of Waterloo AD and good friend of THF steps down

Bob Copeland is leaving his post as the University of Waterloo’s athletics director after enduring one of the most turbulent periods in the school’s history.

Copeland has resigned from UW, effective this fall, ending a five-year term, the university announced Friday.… Continue Reading...

Miami Man Kills 6 Neighbors – was he on steroids?

Pedro Antonio Vargas

Three days after Pedro Antonio Vargas was shot to death by police after killing six neighbors in his Hialeah apartment building, police are still trying to understand why he carried out one of Miami’s worst massacres. The 42-year-old lived with his elderly mother and never showed a violent streak in public.… Continue Reading...

Vitamin B supplement spiked with steroids

 

MGN Online

We’ve been preaching for months about body building supplements that are spiked with anabolic steroids.  Now we learn that we even have to be concerned with supplements like Vitamin B!

Don

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid a vitamin B dietary supplement from Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First because it contains two potentially dangerous anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Canada’s leading anti-doping crusader takes early retirement

Bob Copeland is leaving his post as the University of Waterloo’s athletics director after enduring one of the most turbulent periods in the school’s history.

Copeland has resigned from UW, effective this fall, ending a five-year term, the university announced Friday.

The 48-year-old Woodstock resident’s run was fraught with as many hills as valleys, as he shepherded his university through one of the biggest doping scandals ever in Canadian sport.… Continue Reading...

A good story about our Brewers event

MILWAUKEE —For the first time, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is talking about the suspension of Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun.

The timing is coincidental. Selig was scheduled to talk to kids about the dangers of steroids.

While he wouldn’t address specifics of the Braun case, or others expected still to be announced, Selig said the sport is committed to being clean.… Continue Reading...