Kale Chips

Kale Chips This week’s recipe is for a great snacky-good but healthy treat! Kale is an awesome low-carb, nutrient-dense vegetable that is full of nutritional benefits (here). My wife was keen on working these into our rotation to replace higher carb snack treats.  We had tried to make them in the past, but often we […]

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Today’s recipe is another (relatively) easy one! Seriously, I don’t have time to mess around with tonnes of preparations.  So here’s a staple that we use weekly to help us get good quality protein & fats, as well as start stock-piling bones & carcass for our REAL BONE BROTH (here).  Slow Cooker Whole Chicken For […]

Real Bone Broth

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Although, it’s not that little & it’s actually all over the internet, so it’s not a secret either! I’m talking about BONE BROTH.  This is NOT some soup companies flavored cubes or dried out package that we add boiling water to. NO WAY!  This […]

Slow Cooker Pastured Beef Stew

This is a quick & easy staple in our house.  It might seem a bit surprising that it doesn’t have the USUAL ingredients people associate with heart health.  Quite honestly, that’s because most people today mis-understand what is truly healthy for the heart (including many health practitioners).  Also, keep in mind that this recipe was […]

EP13 The highs and lows of Blood Sugar

EP13 The highs and lows of Blood Sugar This week Dave & I discuss the highs & lows of Blood Sugar including the finer points of glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) and which one is absolutely critical to controlling body fat! Listen to learn more about: a) How does blood sugar work? (here) […]

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 […]

Breast milk reveals association between fat content & academic performance…

Hi everyone, Busy times as Dave B and myself (Dan T) are getting ready to launch our PODCAST, not to mention the usual business that goes with working, and fathering 2 kids under the age of 3!  Needless to say, it will be a quick post today on an interesting article out of Santa Barbara, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best portion tool for Health & Fat Management

Hi Everyone, I’ve been away from blogging for a while.  We’ve been shooting for both my Youtube channel (Chizle Fuel & for a new reality Youtube series on which I’m the lead Dietitian (Transformation King). Links are in my Google+ profile below so you can check those out and subscribe today! I wanted to take […]