Your lifestyle your choice

Your lifestyle your choice Over the last 14 years of experience as a Dietitian in Ontario, Canada, I’ve developed a few useful tools/concepts to help clients better achieve their goals.  During these thousands of interactions, some very striking trends/associations emerged.  As this “model” evolved, research started to provide evidence for the components of overall health […]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Delicious Pork Tenderloin

This week’s recipe is for an awesome Slow-cooker sweet Pork Tenderloin. It is an absolutely delicious and incredibly nutritious dish, and requires only a small amount of prep-time. It can be Paleo/Primal or NON depending on your preference and substitutions. This can be made by other methods, but honestly I find the slow-cooker method the […]

Kale Chips

Kale Chips This week’s recipe is for a great snacky-good but healthy treat! Kale is an awesome low-carb, nutrient-dense vegetable that is full of nutritional benefits (here). My wife was keen on working these into our rotation to replace higher carb snack treats.  We had tried to make them in the past, but often we […]

STAY OUT OF KETOSIS… signed the weight loss industry!

 STAY OUT OF KETOSIS!!! Yes. That’s right.  The weight loss industry wants you to be afraid of ketosis so you will stay heavy and need to buy more crap to try to get lean!  Oh yeah. And grain producers & food companies want this too, because then you will be a “heavy user”. – YES.  […]

Pastured Beef Liver

This week’s recipe is for an incredible old-school dish – LIVER!  Cue Hannibal Lecter & his creepy lip sucking sound & the classic quote: “I’ll eat your liver with a side of onions & fava beans” Cannibal circles aside, most of us don’t hear or talk much about eating liver currently, because as you will […]

Real Chicken Noodle Soup

This week’s recipe is for an incredible actually healthy chicken Noodle soup! This one will actually heal your ailments, unlike the store bought “crap”, probably the best known of which rhymes with schmipton’s!!!  No real bone broth in there baby! In classic choose your own adventure style, I will include a regular & one of […]

Hearty Yuca Root

This recipe is great for an occasional carb-refeed.  Particularly, if you do glycogen-demanding sports as a post-workout meal (i.e. Cross fit, Combat Sports, hockey or football, etc…),  those competitive athletes (high training volumes) in these sports or even those who do high intensity workouts (HIIT/Tabatas) for more than 5 hours per week.  Again, not an […]

Quick and Easy Pastured Drumsticks

Today’s recipe is another (relatively) easy one!  It can be done in a slow cooker or just in a frying pan.  This is very similar to my slow cooker whole chicken (here), but quicker, since you’re dealing with smaller cuts of poultry. Quick and Easy Pastured Drumsticks For this recipe you will need for this recipe: 2-4 […]

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Today’s recipe is another (relatively) easy one! Seriously, I don’t have time to mess around with tonnes of preparations.  So here’s a staple that we use weekly to help us get good quality protein & fats, as well as start stock-piling bones & carcass for our REAL BONE BROTH (here).  Slow Cooker Whole Chicken For […]

Real Bone Broth

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Although, it’s not that little & it’s actually all over the internet, so it’s not a secret either! I’m talking about BONE BROTH.  This is NOT some soup companies flavored cubes or dried out package that we add boiling water to. NO WAY!  This […]

Slow Cooker Pastured Beef Stew

This is a quick & easy staple in our house.  It might seem a bit surprising that it doesn’t have the USUAL ingredients people associate with heart health.  Quite honestly, that’s because most people today mis-understand what is truly healthy for the heart (including many health practitioners).  Also, keep in mind that this recipe was […]

(RE) Commit to yourself – #30mornings

In this weeks’ podcast episode, Anna Vocino & I challenged listeners/followers to “(re) commit to yourself” by recommitting to their goals/resolutions & make a true investment in yourself!  This habit is used by many highly effective people (here) and will definitely change your life for the better! Essentially, the challenge is this.  Get up earlier every […]

BUT Avocados are fattening right?

BUT Avocados are fattening right? A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that reported the effect of moderate fat diet with and without avocados on metabolic and cardiac risk factors.  You can see the full article (here) for free. This study was a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial conducted […]

To all the goals I’ve had before… RESOLVE to NOT be a RESOLUTIONIST!

To all the goals I’ve had before… Hope you’re all prepared for the Holiday and are excited as well!  Our (almost) 3 year old daughter is absolutely pumped for Santa coming, while our 10 month old is teething & trying hard to walk & talk (imitating her older sister) and is generally excited about life!! […]

Dads our lifestyles matter too!

Dads our lifestyles matter too! Hi everyone!  It’s been a very busy couple of weeks.  There was no PODCAST last week as I have struggling with laryngitis!   Hopefully, I will be one tomorrow morning & I will be interviewing Vinnie Tortorich this week as well as doing an interview for another PODCAST  by the @Metabolic_Man […]

ORIGINS Review…

ORIGINS Review… We hope our US friends had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend and that you’re coming out of your Turkey comas! I wanted to take a second to share a bit about a really exciting YouTube movie that’s become available over the last week and a half or so! It’s called Origins and it is the […]

The REAL DANGER in DIET PART2

The REAL DANGER in DIET PART2 In a recent post I discussed the REAL DANGER in Diet (part 1) was SUGAR.  You can see that post here. Today, I will briefly touch on the other REAL DANGER in Diet (part 2) which is…. TA DA… GRAINS. The bottom line is that GRAINS contain highly addictive […]

Quick review of the Angriest Trainer…

Quick review of the Angriest Trainer I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that I had the privilege of being a guest on the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino (here).  Actually, since then, my wife has accused me of having a Man-crush on Vinnie & she […]

The REAL DANGER in DIET

The Real Danger in Diet Recently the Obesity Society released results about intake patterns in the US and the following article was written about that (here).  It’s nice that it’s finally being acknowledged that the increase in sugar consumption has happened over the last 30 years!!  Actually, it’s been increasing for much longer than that […]