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Cancer is an insidious totally f*d up diagnosis to receive. It radically affected the life of many members of my family as of late. Cancer sucks! It is really frustrating and humbling when you cannot help someone avoid cancer especially when you feel you should be able to because – well, I’m a doctor! This has had a heavier impact on me than I would care to admit but here I am telling you that cancer has totally changed my life and the way I practice my medicine.read more
When we think of the word “diet” in today’s society, it has become a dirty word. Usually, it is associated with deprivation and weight loss. But I want to help you transform your thinking…think of it as a choice and a lifestyle. And by that, I don’t mean a permanent lifestyle.read more
Antibiotics have been one of the miracles of modern medicine and can be lifesavers in the right context. Unfortunately, there are significant downsides to many of these antibiotics and those suffering from thyroid conditions have to be aware of a specific class of antibiotics known as quinolones or fluoroquinolones.read more
We often approach nutrition as a blanket solution for all. Though some things are good rules of thumb for all humans to follow, this blanket isn’t all the advantageous for as as an individual. There are countless factors going into understanding what makes our bodies function best in terms of nutrients and food sources. The truth is, we all hail from different areas of the planet…and this matters.read more
Adaptation is an awesome thing. As humans, we are very adaptable and we’ve mutated to become more civilized. I’m not talkin X-Men kind of mutations here, what I’m talking about is that we have genetic propensities that have evolved over a long time to be able to process certain foods.
This is truly amazing when you think of the sheer magnitude of our change. Over time, humans have adapted in order to gain abilities that have been advantageous for our nutrition.read more
Nutrition is complex. As humans, we have spent a great deal of time trying to put different aspects of nutrition into clean, simple boxes in an effort to help people understand these complexities. Unfortunately, this sometimes means we are getting information that isn’t right for us. We are all individuals. And this means that we need to consider what nutrition is best for us…which may not be best for someone else.
Here are 3 essential truths about nutrition and bio-individuality that you need to understand in order to find nutrition strategies that are most advantageous for you:read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
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!read more
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you how I construct a high protein, low carb meal in the form of a salad. Salads are and easy way to create a meal and honestly a great way to get in some serious calories! Yep they are not just for low calorie weight loss...read more
Calculating Protein isn’t as challenging as it may seem. In order to help you learn to do so, I’m going to be walking you through the process with several examples that should help to make it click for you. Once you have calculating and estimating weight and protein...read more
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 resread more
Now, these days keto is everywhere. And there is this idea that it has to be at a certain ratio, which doesn’t seem to be true because ketosis is a state and not a specific diet. But also an important note is that ketosis differs over time.read more
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?read more
Fat has become a bit of a controversy in the world of health and nutrition. In terms of adapting your body, here is my best basic advice:read more
There is overwhelming talk and information out there about low carb approaches but understanding where this approach is stemming from and how it has changed over the years can help us better understand how to experiment and utilize the approach best for our individual bodies.read more
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.read more
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.read more
I am excited to be coming your way with some exciting details about our third session of Building Better Bodies, starting Wednesday January 26, 2019.
Take a look at the details here:read more
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.read more