I was talking to a nutritionist as I like to do; I will see eye to eye with a nutritionist if they keep up to date with their information. The nutritionist I was talking to told me she was able to get rid of her asthma through diet. I thought that was awesome so I asked her how exactly she did it. I wasn’t surprised when she said she eliminated dairy products and it went away. This isn’t anything unusual. Dairy is a very common allergen that causes a lot of people various issues. Here are my top 10 reasons why dairy products are bad for you. Feel free to contact me with any questions and comments below.
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Back in the day the best pre-workout and post-workout were pretty straight forward. We used carbohydrates for energy and would bring fast acting carbs in the form of sugar to the gym to get us through the workout. That was in the days before the ketogenic diet craze. Now pre-workout and post-workout are a little more complicated. Some people do really well burning fats for energy and others don’t.
The single easiest and most effective thing I can get my clients to do for any health or fitness goal is to take a multivitamin and omega 3 fatty acids. I get clients to look up the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids for motivation to take them and they always come back to me with a huge list of diseases that are prevented by omega-3 fats. They definitely prevent diseases but here are some more really important reasons to take them.
I have been doing a survey lately to see how many people know what vitamin D actually does. People know that it comes from the sun and some people know that most people don’t get enough in North America. People know it’s important and some people even take a supplement of some form. I’ve been asking people for at least a couple weeks now and only 2 people kind of knew what vitamin D does. It does many things but the main thing I was looking for was that it enables the absorption of calcium.
I was talking to a sports therapist last weekend at the Expo centre. He uses cold therapy to reduce inflammation. Sounds pretty normal, right? This isn’t putting an ice pack on a small injury though. He will put you in a room and drop the temperature of that room to minus 160 degrees Celsius for one minute. Wow hey?
People are hearing the term goitrogens and are worried about eating cruciferous vegetables. What a mistake. Cruciferous vegetables are so high in nutrients. Don’t skip out on these super foods because you are worried about your metabolism. Let me explain what goitrogens are, how they effect your metabolism and some steps needed to optimize your metabolism.
OMG that was crazy! Why would I do such a thing??? I’ll tell you why… the health benefits are huge! And experts keep discovering more benefits. There’s a right way and a wrong way of doing a fast of course. I’ll go over the benefits and the right way to do it but first I am reminded of a story about the doctor that discovered bacteria on hands. I am reminded of this story because there are a lot of people that will think fasting is crazy. And it is in a way. I’ll get into that too.
This week I just wanted to share my 5 minutes of fame with you. I think I'm pretty famous now. I've had people recognize me from television since I've been on CTV. It was fun to do. They put you in what they call the green room first. I don't know why they call it the green room. Cory came in and had a little chat with me about what I wanted to talk about and made me feel comfortable. He is really easy to talk to. He then grabbed me a few minutes before the segment and showed me where to stand. It was pretty cool being on the set. A girl did her segment then it switched to Cory who did weather in front of the green screen and then it switched to me. Cory came over and stood beside me. Here's what happened next:
I want to tell you an interesting story. John Kellogg invented corn flakes to decrease libido. He was against sexual activity and never consummated his marriage. He adopted all his children. He thought making bland cereal would kill the excitement and reduce libido. Little did he know his invention does actually work to kill libido by significantly reducing the amount of testosterone produced when eating his product or other high glycemic/high calorie foods.
I feel the need to share my new year’s resolutions with you because they have had such a huge impact on improving my life! They are some real gooders! Number 5 has had the biggest impact on me but I don’t want to downplay all the others.
Are they a good idea? Experts say those that make new year's resolutions are more likely to achieve goals then those that don’t. I think new year's resolutions are a great idea! You get a fresh start. We all make mistakes and we all fall off our wagon from time to time. A fresh start to make another attempt at achieving a goal is always good. Like Wayne Gretzky said “100% of shots that don’t get taken don’t go in”.
Are you ready to embrace 2018 as your healthiest and most vital year yet? Here’s the first gift to help you make this resolution a reality!
Last week I was talking about life changing events. We have all had them. An epiphany or paradigm shift or an awakening of sorts. I have had some that really stand out and I feel the need to share them because I believe they can move others in the same way they moved me possibly. Last week I talked about the top 5 death bed regrets and this week I promised I would show you a tool to help decision making become simple and it was from a weekend summit I spent with Ken Larson as the host.
I have a few profound life changing events in my life and I would like to share one of those with you. I already told you about a weekend I spent with a bunch of personal trainers and how I came to my philosophy on life and in that same article I mentioned Brene Brown and a few other Ted Talks. That weekend had a huge impact on me but now I want to tell you about another weekend that was maybe even more profound.
The other day I got together with a doctor from the University of Alberta and had a great conversation. I love the opportunity to talk to brilliant educated people. I always learn a lot in a short period of time. We talked a lot about different studies and the shadiness of getting studies done to prove your side of the argument. She talked about Tim Caulfield who debunks beliefs in science and shows how you can find obscure correlations and evidence in studies to prove your argument no matter what your argument might be. I’ll come back to this point; remember the name Tim Caulfield.
I have heard experts talking about addictions and what the causes could be. Where does addiction stem from? Why do some people find it so easy to get addicted to things and why do others find it to be to huge of a demon to even try anything that might cause addiction?
Last week I wrote an article talking about how 50% of articles written are 100% bullshit. I didn’t mention in that article how many studies are also crap. I have heard about half the studies are also skewed to prove a product. One of my clients is a pediatrician who studied this exact topic while getting her PhD. When I asked her what percentage of studies are false, all she said was, "A lot." and chuckled.
I have been posting anti-vaxx articles on F-book. The truth is I am not really antivaccine; I am really just pro-health. I spent 11 years working as an EMT and stomach problems are the most common issue we see coming into the ER. About 50% of those leave the hospital undiagnosed and treated with pain killers. I have seen the overuse of antibiotics on myself and others, the bubble packs full of meds for old people and some not so old people, and the abuse of pain meds.
Dammit! We only have a few weeks left of summer. Make the most out of this time right now. Get outside and enjoy the weather while we still have some nice sunshine! I want to talk about how beneficial the sun is along with nature and being outside in general.