Hunger. The Primal Trigger!

I was listening to a podcast by Maximusmark and he was interviewing Art De Vany, who I like to call the Godfather of Paleo/Primal! Anyway, they were discussing some of the concepts in Art’s book The New Evolution Diet, and talked about hunger as a motivation for exercise. Art described studies on mice and how […]

Metabolism and Mental Health

Hi everyone! I’m back from some time away and am thrilled to announce the birth of our second daughter Kathryn!  Kudos to my beautiful wife who delivered her naturally and has been an amazing trooper plowing through breast feeding challenges! Let’s just say, there’s not a lot of sleep to go around in our home […]

It has to be a lifestyle change!

Hi everyone! The end of January is upon us & hopefully you’re all well into adopting your new lifestyle goals as I am!  Progress report to follow later with pics & metrics. Anybody who has been playing this lifestyle change game for any length of time knows as well as I do that the odds […]

Time to buckle down…for me too!

Hi everyone! It’s been quite some time since my last post!  I was actively preparing for my Ph.D. Comprehensive exam over the last year and a half or so & I had to fly to Montreal twice for my Oral presentation & my Oral exam in November & December of 2013.  I passed both, so […]

What is the Real Deal behind Preventing Cardiac Risk?

It’s been quite a while since my last post.  I am neck deep in preparing for my PhD Comprehensive exam (early Dec 2013), working full time & caring for my almost 2 year old daughter as my wife and I have another child on the way (due Feb 2014). I have to tell you honestly, […]

Pratical Application – My Food Processing Spectrum

My research on choosing the best foods for best results for fat burning & best performance is based on a solid Paleo/Primal research foundation!  With respect to food processing, this translates to our bodies not having the ability to deal with many of the food processing techniques very well.  In some cases food processing increases […]

Live to support your “healthy genes” as much as possible

 Hi Everyone.  I wanted to quickly take my first crack at evolutionary biological view of epigenetics. Sounds complicated but really it’s quite simple.  I want to talk about behaviors that we can all practice on a regular basis in order to get our fat-burning genes to express more than our fat-storing ones. Key Mechanism for Lifestyle […]

Macronutrient Partitioning

Today, I want to chat briefly about the concept of Macronutrient Partitioning.  This refers to the breakdown (percentages of total calorie intakes) of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we eat.  This is a general overview of the topic.  If you want more details, I would suggest that you check out this blog post on Robb […]

The Most Common Lifestyle Goals and Strategies and tips to achieve them

Today, I want to chat anecdotally about two common lifestyle goals that I encounter regularly and the specific strategies that seem to work best to help clients achieve them. I) Leaning out/Burning fat/Losing weight It is critical for health & longevity not to have too much excess weight on your frame & especially around your […]

Are Low Carb Diets the Devil?

Hi everyone, A quick disclaimer to go with my post.  I hope you find the information useful! Remember, I do not know your case at all.  Be sure to discuss this with your doctor or a health care provider who does know your case well, before attempting.  I am providing you with information to better understand […]

What’s missing from modern Health Sciences & Medicine?

I’ve been a practicing Dietitian for the last 9 years.  I got my Masters of Science (Thesis) in Human Nutritional Biochemistry from McGill University and am currently preparing my PhD Thesis Research proposal for submission & eventual defense! One thing that has become painfully clear over my years submerged in health and medical sciences and […]

My Take on Hormesis, it’s good or bad, depending on the dose!

Hormesis Today, I want to chat briefly about the concept of Hormesis. Hormesis is a biological phenomenon likely best known from Toxicology in which a beneficial effect results from a low dose exposure to an agent (or a practice) that can become otherwise toxic or lethal when given at higher doses.  You will often see […]

Lessons from a Dietitian to help optimize your odds of fat loss success!

Hi everyone, Please enjoy my take on some of the key things I’ve learned over my years consulting as a Registered Dietitian.  For more details you can see my profile.  I want all of you to know that I am embarking on a mission to more completely understand human nutrition. In the years that I’ve […]

Why the Paleo diet could save us all!!!

As I mentioned in my profile, I’m a Registered Dietitian in Canada. I have counselled thousands of people in fat loss and weight management and helped them succeed in achieving their goals. Through constant modification of approaches and nutritional & fitness strategies, I eventually found a strategy that worked for most people…. THE PALEO DIET […]

Great Delicious Healthy Recipe 1

Oily Fish with Warm Salad Makes 2 Servings  2 fillets of Trout/Salmon or your oily fish of choice (for the omega-3 goodness)! 1 Onion sliced 2 -3 cups Spinach or other leafy greens (i.e. Collard greens) 4 Mushrooms Optional 3-5 Grape Tomatoes 1/4 Cup Olive Oil2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar or Apple cider vinegar1 tsp Garlic […]

Quick tips to Optimize your Sleep.

I’ve had an inkling for years that sleep is important. I even remember in my second year at University when I was on the Coed Cheerleading team and I loved it (obviously)!  But our practices would start at 10 pm and finish at midnight.  Needless to say, I missed a lot of 8:30 am classes […]