All About Multivitamins

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money? Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They're supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids...

What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.   You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean?   Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your...

Product Review: truLOCAL

truLOCAL Review   The first time I heard about truLOCAL was while I was walking around the CanFitPro World Fitness Expo in Toronto with one of my clients.   Their booth quickly got my attention and I started chatting with Greg Quaile, one of the Founders and...

How to Naturally Lower Cortisol

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)   STRESS!!!   Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?   Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in...

Spartan Beast Nutrition Strategies

Fueling for Spartan Beast   With the Spartan Beast at Stoneham coming up this weekend, I’ve received a lot of messages asking me how to fuel for this type of event properly.   As I mentioned in a previous blog, IF you have an ideal performance diet and show...

How to Improve Gut Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”   And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we're not just...

Caffeine and Sports Training

Caffeine is sometimes called “the world’s most popular drug”.   It’s a very common naturally-occurring stimulant found in coffee and other foods/drinks.   Its main effect is on the brain, helping to increase alertness and reducing fatigue. It’s also used for...

Coffee – Drink or Avoid?

Coffee - Who can drink and who should avoid? Coffee is one of those things - you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.)....

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