Category Archives: Lifestyle

Interval Walking to Burn Fat?

I’ve shown you that a sedentary lifestyle is your bigger risk factor for heart disease, demonstrated that daily walking is essential for a healthy brain, and proven that eating right and walking burns more fat than carb-ing up to fuel an excessively long run. But what if I told you that interval walking is going…

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The ‘Cause’ of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 20% of the population.  But it’s not so much a disease as it is a ‘label,’ for those experiencing any form of unexplainable gut discomfort – bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, etc. Basically, once doctors rule out any gastrointestinal problems they ‘can’ diagnose, like acid reflux, IBD or…

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The Science Behind the Cheat Day

Why do I recommend a cheat day? Because one day of massive indulgence does a lot less damage than 7 days of small indulgences. It’s better to eat a lot of crap a little, than a little crap a lot. Doing this backwards is why people fail on diets! They have a nibble here and…

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Why Supplement Zinc?

Many are surprised to learn that zinc is involved in over 300 enzyme processes, including cell growth and repair. And similar to vitamin D, deficiency is extremely common; even though it has a disastrous impact on our health. When looking at the chart below, it’s easy to see why the average North American is deficient.…

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Why Supplement Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiency is likely an issue for you, as it is for many. Regardless of whether or not you’re eating a high-quality diet and following a flawless stress-free lifestyle. This is because magnesium-rich foods don’t provide much magnesium. And generally speaking, even the Nutrition Nazi’s are lucky to get 15-20% of the daily requirement –…

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Walking is a Man’s Best Medicine

The average North American may only perform 5,000 steps day, but we’re designed to be performing at least twice that. With the hunter gatherer humans that came before us executing an extremely large volume of daily physical activity, and this daily practice altering the expression of a significant number of genes related to heart health,…

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Eat Fish or Take Fish Oil

Our bodies can’t make omega-3’s, which is why they’re classified as ‘essential’ fatty acids (EFAs). Meaning, we need to consume fish or high-quality meat on a regular basis, or we run the risk of deficiency. Vegetarians will attempt to tell you otherwise, but plant foods only contain short-chain omega-3’s (ALA), which have an extremely weak…

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What to Supplement and Why

Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, the vitamins and minerals in our food don’t necessarily provide the material to make cells and tissue. But they do assist in speeding up the process of hormone generation, and in various other metabolic processes; like the production of energy. You can think of them as: Enzymes that prevent stalls…

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