Forget about Forget-me-nots, keep on eating SAD instead…

You probably remember (or maybe you don’t) the hilarious scenes from Arrested Development in which GOB tried to use forget-me-not pills on his brother Michael & of course on himself!  You can reminisce here. Interestingly, new research suggests that this scene could have played out with GOB trying to shove some standard american diet (SAD) (foods […]

Stop using your genes as an excuse aka Epigenetics

Stop using your genes as an excuse aka Epigenetics I wanted to take a minute today to discuss a rather complex scientific concept (hopefully) in a way that is relatively easy to understand!  Let’s get to it. Epigenetics Whenever I talk to people about changing their lifestyles, one of the most common (mis)beliefs and objections […]

Guess what? Low carb diet is good for Diabetes

Hi everyone, I’m working on an aging & longevity post and I found this article on low-carb diets finally being recommended for type 2 diabetes. At first I was excited that FINALLY the diabetes associations of Canada & the US were finally acknowledging what many of us have known for years, that a low-carb diet […]

Are we meant to Feast & Famine? aka Intermittent Fasting

I was asked to do a quick blurb on Intermittent Fasting (IF) for a popular health & fitness site.  As always, I want to release it to my followers first to keep you in the loop!  Given that we are nearing the end of Ramadan, a discussion on fasting  seems timely as well. Probably the most […]

The Paleo Diet…

I was asked to give a quick review of the Paleo diet for the Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide, a great new up & coming site dedicated to giving info on health, fitness, coaching & training!  Check it out by clicking on the banner on the Dietitian Dan T home page. I have many good things […]

My Take on Smoothies…

My Take on Smoothies I wanted to share with you one of the greatest secrets that you can start using today to significantly improve your health, longevity & performance! Raw food, juicing & shakes have gone mainstream over the last 10 years or so.  You can’t check the health book section without seeing another juicing […]

What’s your story? How to get yourself to make lifestyle changes.

How to get yourself to make lifestyle changes Some are the things of legends.  Others are everyday.  And let’s face, some are down right boring… Everyone has one.  I’m talking about a story.  Not just any story, but specifically the story that brought you to the point in your life when making a change suddenly […]

REDEFINING WHY PART 2

Back in part 1 of my 2 part series on REDEFINING WHY, I attempted to define how I was able to be lean & athletic and remain that way through incredible stresses up to about 10 years ago and more importantly why this seems more difficult currently (at 41 years).  In part 2, I’m hoping […]

REDEFINING WHY!

Hi Everyone, Bear with me on this one. This is my over-tired (due to new baby care) attempt at soul searching & sincere self-examination. There is a lot more to the story, but I’m trying to stay on point with main things that have either directly or indirectly affected my body composition over the years. […]

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 […]