EP38 Won’t somebody think about the children

EP38 Won’t somebody think about the children On today’s show, I rap on some of the challenges facing our kids (& us) today with respect to physical injuries, food addiction and the like. Be sure to let me know your opinions & questions in the comments section. Be sure to keep posted for more awesome […]

EP31 DAD BODS or Man Boobs

EP31 DAD BODS or Man Boobs Today Dave and I talk about DAD bod phenomena and just how ridiculous it is!! Be sure to let us know your opinions & questions in the comments section. CONTEST UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who took part. Dave and I are in the process of randomizing all eligible entries […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s Food Guide – Eat to make food companies rich?

Recently, there’s been press about the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) stating that one of their objectives is to advocate for change to the current Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (CFG), you can see the full report here.   Pretty much everyone knows CFG is out of date, and completely economically driven (by FOOD PRODUCERS & COMPANIES). […]

Lifestyle habits that affect your Mental Health

Recently a study was published in the British Medical Journal examining health-related behaviors & how they influence mental well-being in the general population.  This study can be found in its entirety here. The authors start from the position that there are major behavioral risk factors that adversely affect health outcomes and are strongly associated with […]

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 […]

Telomere length – key to your fountain of youth

Telomere length – key to your fountain of youth Hope you’ve had a good couple weeks!  A friend of mine (& business associate) & I are working on some big changes coming soon to this website & we will be launching a PODCAST in the very near future!  I mean, today, you’re no one unless you […]

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 […]

Negative Automatic Thoughts

Whether you’re aware of them or not, we all have automatic thoughts that we think in response to an EVENT (any occurrence, interaction, etc… that requires interpretation by our brains).  These are aptly labelled automatic thoughts (AT).  They can be both positive or negative, but it’s often the negative ones (NAT) that we are unaware […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vitamin D. The good. The bad. The ugly.

Vitamin D.  Vitamin D molecule (http://www.vitaguide.org) Vitamin D:  Steroid hormone vitamin; Five forms of vitamin D discovered – D1–5. Two forms matter most to humans: Vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3(cholecalciferol). The active form of vitamin D in the body is called Calcitriol (1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol). Calcitriol: promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food in the […]