EP26 Yet Another Health Care Rant

EP26 Yet Another Health Care Rant First off, Dave overcomes his sad heart at the fact that the Senators were eliminated by Montreal this past weekend and then Dan & Dave rant about the recent Dr. Oz issue and then tie it all into the current state of the Canadian Health Care System. Obviously, there […]

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.  […]

STOP THE FATPHOBIA – Fat is healthy!

You’ve heard the warnings for years!  Eat less fat! Eat low fat!  Fat & particularly saturated fats cause heart disease, so limit those! Anyway, there is ample evidence today that essentially shoots down these claims.  I reviewed these in a previous post here. Recent Study Summary: A recent study has provided further evidence that having adequate […]

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, […]

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 […]

Limit your Exposure to Food Processing for a Longer & Leaner Life

Limit your Exposure to Food Processing for a Longer & Leaner Life. Food processing includes any additives or technique that extends shelf life, therefore increasing profit margins for food companies.  Unfortunately, not much research is done into the long term effects on human health of these techniques.  Examples of the worst offenders include: sugar, refined […]

Inflammation & Diet

1)      What is Inflammation Inflammation is a response to harmful stimuli including pathogens, damaged cells or irritants.  It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process.  Don’t confuse it with infection; caused by pathogens, Inflammation is rather the body’s response to the pathogen itself.  Inflammation is […]

Vegetables in your diet

Vegetables are the edible portions of plants. Main nutrients delivered in Vegetables: 1)      Vitamins and Minerals. Green-Yellow-Orange – high in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Folate (birth defects) – black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus. Potassium (blood pressure) – sweet potatoes, tomato paste, […]

Could that Valentines Day Chocolate be Good for You?

Dark Chocolate and Your Health Valentine’s Day has just passed and many people got some chocolates as a gift.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about chocolate and whether it is good for you or not.  What type of chocolate is better? Etc… Let’s take a serious and in depth look at the […]