EP18 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Our Thoughts

EP18 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Our Thoughts In late Feb 2015, the USDA released its updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are based on updated evidence, which in nutrition changes very quickly (many new studies published monthly). Here’s a quick summary of their recommendations related to food intake. I’m covering only a quick handful of […]

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) […]

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 […]

EP2 HORMESIS! Is that good for me or will it kill me? Actually it’s both?

Welcome to the episode 2 of the Canadian Minds on Health Podcast. In this episode we Dave and I will talk about the concept of Hormesis, which sounds complicated but is actually a pretty simple & very IMPORTANT concept for your health! Please check out my prior blog post for an introduction on the concept […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 missing from modern Health Sciences & Medicine?

I’ve been a practicing Dietitian for the last 9 years.  I got my Masters of Science (Thesis) in Human Nutritional Biochemistry from McGill University and am currently preparing my PhD Thesis Research proposal for submission & eventual defense! One thing that has become painfully clear over my years submerged in health and medical sciences and […]

Could that Valentines Day Chocolate be Good for You?

Dark Chocolate and Your Health Valentine’s Day has just passed and many people got some chocolates as a gift.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about chocolate and whether it is good for you or not.  What type of chocolate is better? Etc… Let’s take a serious and in depth look at the […]