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 […]

(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 […]

BUT Avocados are fattening right?

BUT Avocados are fattening right? A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that reported the effect of moderate fat diet with and without avocados on metabolic and cardiac risk factors.  You can see the full article (here) for free. This study was a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial conducted […]

To all the goals I’ve had before… RESOLVE to NOT be a RESOLUTIONIST!

To all the goals I’ve had before… Hope you’re all prepared for the Holiday and are excited as well!  Our (almost) 3 year old daughter is absolutely pumped for Santa coming, while our 10 month old is teething & trying hard to walk & talk (imitating her older sister) and is generally excited about life!! […]

Dads our lifestyles matter too!

Dads our lifestyles matter too! Hi everyone!  It’s been a very busy couple of weeks.  There was no PODCAST last week as I have struggling with laryngitis!   Hopefully, I will be one tomorrow morning & I will be interviewing Vinnie Tortorich this week as well as doing an interview for another PODCAST  by the @Metabolic_Man […]

ORIGINS Review…

ORIGINS Review… We hope our US friends had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend and that you’re coming out of your Turkey comas! I wanted to take a second to share a bit about a really exciting YouTube movie that’s become available over the last week and a half or so! It’s called Origins and it is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are Organic veggies better? Hint: You betcha!

A recent study (here) in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) examined a prospective cohort of 28,192 pregnant women (all first time pregnancies) for their relative risk of pre-eclampsia (PE), which is a condition characterized by high blood pressure & (non-essentially) high levels of protein in the urine.  PE is associated with a number of maternal […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]