EP8 Santa has Metabolic Syndrome PROTECT YOURSELF!

EP8 Santa has Metabolic Syndrome It’s that time again!  Time for the malls to become super-crowded & if you go to church, all the people who never attend regularly will start piling in!  And more to our point, it’s time for our workplaces to become pitfalls of crappy food & sweet treats! In Canada, once […]

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 […]

EP7 Zzzzzzzzombie apocalypse – why & how to sleep better

EP7 Zzzzzzzzombie apocalypse In today’s Episode, Dave & Dan discuss SLEEP and how important it is for health, performance & longevity! I did a post on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (here). Read that one for a bit more info on that. Dave did an awesome post on SLEEP in general (here).  Read that for more info on […]

EP6 MENTAL HEALTH in an UNCERTAIN WORLD

In light of the events that occurred in Ottawa (Canada’s Capital City) last on Tuesday October 22nd 2014 #Ottawastrong, Dave and I will be digging through the intense topic of Mental Health (Depression, Schizophrenia, etc…) We dive deep down the rabbit hole on mental health & also talk about the relevance of these “traits” to your […]

EP5 Dan (T) Solo Episode 1 The Laryngitis Menace

I’m solo today because Dave B is out with Laryngitis!  In today’s Episode, I will be ranting about & critiquing 3 recent nutrition studies. The studies that I looked at this week were: a) Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option (here). b) Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study (here). c) Eating breakfast […]

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 […]

EP3 Gluten Free Truths-Against the Grain

Hi everyone! This week Dave & I geek out about Gluten Free! A very interesting, trendy & often mis-represented topic.  The goal we have for this episode is to clarify some Gluten Free & hopefully give you some info to determine if you want to give Gluten Free a try & if you do, then how to do it. […]

EPISODE 1 – Canadian Minds on Health Introductory Podcast

Welcome to the inaugural podcast (episode 1) for Canadian Minds on Health. In this episode we Dave and I (Dan T) will interview each other so that you can get a better idea of what we’re all about & decide if you want to listen to us or not! You can learn more about Dan T […]

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 […]

Is fat the root of all evil? NO. aka Ketogenic Diet

I was asked to briefly discuss my thoughts on the Ketogenic diet (KD).  I wrote a blog post in 2013 on whether or not low carb diets were the devil that they are often made out to be.  You can read that post here to get yourself warmed up before we dive in to this […]

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 […]

Recent Resveratrol Study…

Hi everyone. I hope that your week is going well! I am knee deep in research for some new blog posts on maximizing hormones for building lean muscle!  I came across this finding recently on science daily regarding Resveratrol (a Polyphenol known for antioxidant & anti-inflammatory actions) and possible fetal development issues. I wanted to briefly comment […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]