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 […]

Recent Resveratrol Study…

Hi everyone. I hope that your week is going well! I am knee deep in research for some new blog posts on maximizing hormones for building lean muscle!  I came across this finding recently on science daily regarding Resveratrol (a Polyphenol known for antioxidant & anti-inflammatory actions) and possible fetal development issues. I wanted to briefly comment […]

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 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 […]

How to Heal your Gut & WHY!!!

The one thing that has been missing from discussions and education about healthy lifestyles is the how critical it is to heal your gut & make sure it stays that way! There is more and more research suggesting that a “leaky gut” could be the underlying cause of many diseases that face modern humans and […]

REDEFINING WHY PART 2

Back in part 1 of my 2 part series on REDEFINING WHY, I attempted to define how I was able to be lean & athletic and remain that way through incredible stresses up to about 10 years ago and more importantly why this seems more difficult currently (at 41 years).  In part 2, I’m hoping […]

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. […]

Hunger. The Primal Trigger!

I was listening to a podcast by Maximusmark and he was interviewing Art De Vany, who I like to call the Godfather of Paleo/Primal! Anyway, they were discussing some of the concepts in Art’s book The New Evolution Diet, and talked about hunger as a motivation for exercise. Art described studies on mice and how […]

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 […]

It has to be a lifestyle change!

Hi everyone! The end of January is upon us & hopefully you’re all well into adopting your new lifestyle goals as I am!  Progress report to follow later with pics & metrics. Anybody who has been playing this lifestyle change game for any length of time knows as well as I do that the odds […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pratical Application – My Food Processing Spectrum

My research on choosing the best foods for best results for fat burning & best performance is based on a solid Paleo/Primal research foundation!  With respect to food processing, this translates to our bodies not having the ability to deal with many of the food processing techniques very well.  In some cases food processing increases […]

Live to support your “healthy genes” as much as possible

 Hi Everyone.  I wanted to quickly take my first crack at evolutionary biological view of epigenetics. Sounds complicated but really it’s quite simple.  I want to talk about behaviors that we can all practice on a regular basis in order to get our fat-burning genes to express more than our fat-storing ones. Key Mechanism for Lifestyle […]

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 […]