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Nutrition

Lies, Greed, and Poor Clinical Decisions

  If you didn't guess, I'm talking about supplements and those who sell them. They are not always regulated but the government. Whereas food in grocery stores is highly scrutinized for our protection. Some work, some don't, and some do harm. Every few months a fitness or medical professional approaches me claiming to have a new and improved line of supplements. To protect my clients I do my homework before selling them. What ends up happening is I find a lot of holes in their research. Often times I learn that the proprietor doesn't...

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Kb Jumps Around, Gets Fitter

  They say the older you get, things get taken from you. Unless, that is, you learn new modalities like soft tissue release and joint distraction. Then you can get older and be better at the same time. I found this out at Fuel Training Club, and I want to pass along the cool stuff I've learned.  In January 2014 I started training there 4-5x a week. Full disclosure of affiliation: we promote each other, so technically I am bias. But everything I'm writing here is true. It's intense lifting and cardio. Here...

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Avocados! The Fatty Fruit

You should treat avocados like a fat. Your basic avocado has about 20-30 grams of the succulent stuff, depending on its size. This is handy since that's the correct fat portion for a low carb meal, if you're into that.  Another way to control their portion is to mash it up. Half a cup is 18 grams of fat. They taste great with a bit of salt and pepper, they're amazing on salads, or as a dip. See below for recipes. Their fat profile is very healthy. Kinda like a nut. In terms...

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Quinoa’s Qualities – and Sorry if I Bashed You

If you read my recent blog about quinoa, which was pretty popular, you might have felt like I was bashing it. And I don't mean to get the husk off. So I'm going to write about the benefits of quinoa in more depth, than my previous piece (where the goal was to dispel the myth that quinoa is high-protein). I take your feedback seriously. So this one's for you and for Quinoa. What it is: It's a seed but nutritionally it resembles to a whole grain. The outside is poisonous and is removed...

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BBQ Tips – Flip and Rotate

My Dad’s barbeque was sold to him by a “friend” for $100. Any money we saved was subsequently wasted on burned meat.   This grill has more hot and cold spots than Brett Favre's career. If that metaphor means nothing, try this one: This grill has more hot and cold spot than Tinder (so I've heard).   The only consistent thing about this grill is that it has never been predictable.   One day I took it apart and cleaned the burners with an old ice pick – patiently pushing through the dozens of burner holes...

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Mar 29 2014

Quinoa is Not High Protein

People are surprised when I tell them that quinoa is not high in protein. I don't blame anyone for not knowing correct nutrition science because incorrect advice is ubiquitous. And it's not coming from just scam artists or beauty magazines. It is on the news, from your doctor, or personal trainer, or the labels you see in the grocery store. Every day I hear someone give bad nutrition advice. It used to upset me. Now I spread the truth through this blog. Please share it. Quinoa is mostly carbs and the protein...

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Food Safety 101

I tell all my clients to batch-cook, or at least make enough dinner for leftovers. I'm sure to warn them about food poisoning. Any time you eat leftovers, there is the risk that you end up writhing around on the floor exploding your insides out from both ends. Or worse. In 1999 20 Canadians died of food poisoning, that we know of. More likely were misdiagnosed. Every year 15%-30% of Canadians get food poisoning. Considering it often goes unreported or misdiagnosed, I wonder if it's more like 50%. This article will help...

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