Category Archives: Lifestyle

Research Recap – Mar 2016

Nutrition An excellent article from Sujata Gupta in the journal Nature discusses what happened when we started eating meat, and what happens when we don’t eat it. Key takeaways include: To build and maintain a more complex brain, our ancestors used ingredients found primarily in meat, including iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and fatty acids. Deficiencies…

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The Antidote for Alzheimer’s

Once you understand how excess carbohydrates can negatively affect your body (1, 2, 3), it’s easy to see how they can wreck your brain. Yet, conventional wisdom continues to tell us obesity and diabetes are controllable, while Alzheimer’s and dementia are just ‘bad luck’?? Sure, there’s some genetic susceptibility (ApoE4), but this does NOT mean…

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Research Recap – Feb 2016

Nutrition: A new review study shows that heavily baked and boiled vegetables have less nutritional value than their raw counterparts, because of reductions in polyphenols (antioxidants). Interestingly, frying and steaming (in a pressure cooker) seemed to have the opposite affect; increasing the nutrient levels by 50 and 125%. The other way you can improve the…

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Fatness & Sickness – It’s Your Fault When…

Peruse my writing, and you’ll quickly notice I’m not one to point the finger at obese individuals for their excess body fat. As clearly, we’re not living in a world with a bunch of lazy, undisciplined, sloths. Most people are making a conscious effort to stay fit, by exercising regularly and eating healthy, but it’s…

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Research Recap – Jan 2016

Nutrition A new study from McMaster University demonstrates the major impact dietary protein has on muscle gain and fat loss. The researchers split participants into a high protein group (2.4g per kg bodyweight) and low protein group (1.2g per kg bodyweight), and had them train 6 days per week while eating the same number of…

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Research Recap – Dec 2015

Nutrition More evidence that we’re better off with steak and eggs than cereal for breakfast. With this study from the Journal Nutrition showing that children given a high-protein breakfast are less hungry and burn more fat than those given a high-carb one. Moderate alcohol consumption continues to show promise for extending lifespan; this time in…

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Moving From Healthy to Healthier in The New Year

Recently, I posted an article called 6 Simple Steps for Success in the New Year. Which was great for those looking to turn their health around in 2017, but wasn’t much help for those already ‘Living It.’ If that’s you, and you’re looking to make the jump from ‘healthy’ to ‘healthier’ this year, here are…

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6 Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

There’s evidence to suggest that every diet works. Which is largely driven by the fact that people start eating better than crappy, and making a conscious effort to move a little more than they used to. The problem is, not every diet lasts. And it’s usually because the restrictions are unrealistic from the outset. Leading…

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