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Dr Craig’s Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can optimize your wellness...

Digestion: the mother of your health

Digestive problems can arise as we age, undergo stress, eat too quickly, eat on the run, or eat diets composed of refined and rich foods, too much food, or foods eaten in complicated combinations. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite resources to help you learn more about the power of the gut and how to care for it.

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Supplements for enhancing your fat burning experience

Adapting your body to burn fat is just that…an adaptation…a process. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t look exactly the same for every body. Your experience may look different than mine, and may require different strategies. Today I want to talk a little bit about supplements that can help enhance your fat burning experience.

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Training For Longer Fasts

Why Fasting? I am a big fan of variation in diet and eating. I think this is more in synch with nature and humans have obviously adapted quite well to the cycles of feast and famine. Unfortunately we modern humans have attempted to outsmart nature and created a...

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How to Sensibly Cut Carbs

Do you know what your carbohydrate consumption looks like? Have you ever calculated your grams consumed in a day?

Many have not and many will not – and that is too bad really. But knowing more about your body, where you are now, and how the machine that is your body works will help you be more prepared to see where you are going, how to get there, and most importantly, why you are doing the work to get there.

Enter…sensible carb cutting!

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Balanced Menu Plans: Resources For You

I’ve said before that I never assume that anyone would want to eat the way I do so I have never created a meal plan as such. Even so, guidelines are helpful and seeing what others eat can inspire us – so I put together a short list of res

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What is the point of carb restriction?

We hear “low carb” or “carb restriction” within the health and wellness industry often. Our levels of obesity continue to rise and many people are at a loss at what to do about it. The basic truth is that body fat is stored “potential energy”. Your body needs a reason to unpack that storage. How can you create that need?

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Law or Lore? Timing of Protein and Exercise

Many studies have shown differing opinions on the importance of protein sources close to workouts. The research is conflicting and I look into these differing conclusions and what option might be best for your body based on your metabolism and schedule.

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Calculating Caloric Intake Per Macronutrient

In the hopes of building a leaner body, that is adapt at burning fat, you now know (from reading my previous series of Macronutrient Spotlight posts) that you want to feed your muscle by prioritizing protein. Now that we know this, let’s focus on understanding what this means for you and your body. There is no perfect number that fits everyone. Each body is different and knowing how to calculate protein and caloric intakes is important for your own health and wellness journey.

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Making plant based proteins work better for you

One common assumption that comes up when we talk Keto and adapting to burn fat is that plant-based proteins are bad. This is simply not true! There are around 20 amino acids that the human body uses to build proteins. If you choose to focus on plant-based protein sources, learn more about how proteins work in this article and eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they are getting all the amino acids that they need.

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Keto Tips For The Holidays

Many people stress about how the holidays will derail their best laid diet plans. If you’re feeling the squeeze this holiday season, remember that there are just a few days here and there of celebration this is not about a month long bender. Here are my top tips.

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Healthy Hydration: Top tips for fluid and electrolyte balance

Proper hydration is so important to your overall health. No one really denies this. But what is proper hydration? How much water do you drink? How much should you drink? Should it only be water? What about tea? What about coffee? Alcohol? Fruits? Vegetables? Jerky? Nuts? Obviously, there is much to consider.

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Alcohol and Fat Burning

Let’s talk about alcohol. In the world of nutrition, alcohol is sometimes considered the fourth essential macronutrient. But this one is a bit tricky. I’m going to highlight it as a macronutrient spotlight, simply because I think it important for everyone to understand how it is processed in our bodies so we can make the best and most educated choices for ourselves.

Can you drink alcohol on a “Diet” or should it be avoided?

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Earn Your Carbs

Carbohydrates are considered an abundant cheap and quick energy source. They have also become the center of the battle over the cause in the rise of obesity. Just like with proteins and fats we need to not only consider quantity but also quality and timing when eating carb forward foods.

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Fat…what is the deal with MCT oil?

Bullet Proof Coffee™ has become very popular over the years and the Bullet Proof ™ brand is very strong. This is by no means a criticism of Dave Asprey, because I believe he does make good products, but the popularity of adding fats to coffee has actually led to some questionable practices out there. If you have read my blogs and seen my posts you will know that I believe in getting my nutrients from whole foods as much as possible and only using these refined products as supplements if needed. In this article we’ll look deeper into not only MCT oil but also fat drinks.

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