(RE) Commit to yourself – #30mornings

In this weeks’ podcast episode, Anna Vocino & I challenged listeners/followers to “(re) commit to yourself” by recommitting to their goals/resolutions & make a true investment in yourself!  This habit is used by many highly effective people (here) and will definitely change your life for the better! Essentially, the challenge is this.  Get up earlier every […]

EP11 Don’t let the good times kill you aka How to recover from the Holiday

EP11 Don’t let the good times kill you aka How to recover from the Holiday Hello everyone and welcome to the last episode of Canadian Minds on Health the Podcast for 2014!  Dave is back & in this episode, Dave and Dan will discuss some key tips to help you maximize your odds of successfully reaching […]

EP9 Dave and Dan Rant on the Health Industry

EP9 Dave and Dan Rant on the Health Industry Today, Dave & Dan will RANT on the health industry as a whole! We hope you enjoy listening, as much as we enjoyed the RANTING! Enjoy this PODCAST in health & fitness!   We hope you enjoyed this episode of Canadian Minds on Health the PODCAST!  Be sure […]

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 […]

Why does Winter give me the blues?

Our clocks were turned back this past weekend & that’s nothing new, since the Western world has been participating in Daylight Savings time since 1918. You can see many historical facts about DST here if you like. Interestingly, however, there is a large number of people who begin to feel more down now that this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We need to grow a pair!

Hi Everyone! Yes. I’m walking the line of crudeness and suggesting we all grow a pair because I’m fed up!  Honestly, if I hear one more client say that it’s okay that they’re having the bag of chips because they are made with whole grains, I’m going to lose it! Honestly, how do you expect to […]

Metabolism and Mental Health

Hi everyone! I’m back from some time away and am thrilled to announce the birth of our second daughter Kathryn!  Kudos to my beautiful wife who delivered her naturally and has been an amazing trooper plowing through breast feeding challenges! Let’s just say, there’s not a lot of sleep to go around in our home […]

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 […]

Overcoming Carbohydrate addiction

Hi everyone, Here’s a prior post that is timely again. It’s on overcoming carbohydrate addiction & removing those tremendously tasty refined carbs from your diet! Remember having a sound strategy requires you to know your triggers and have counters to them. For more information go to… https://www.youtube.com/chizlefuel = My nutrition channel. Subscribe today and start […]

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know that matters most!

I apologize for the delay since my last post, however, as I mentioned my wife and I just had our first child (beautiful daughter)!  This is a tremendous blessing and we are truly grateful, but combined with my work schedule, consultation business and ongoing deadlines surrounding my PhD time has been quite short with respect […]

SMART Goal Setting

I realized that I never re-posted this session on SMART goal setting, so here it is!  This is absolutely critical in order to set yourself up for success, whatever your goals are. Do NOT sell yourself short! You can achieve what you set out to achieve, just be sure to create the right road map […]