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March 23, 2019

What is Stress?

Stress manifests in various ways within the body. Essentially, stress is your body’s response to a demand. Stress is an important part of life and it is how our body adapts, grows and becomes more resilient. Common sources of stress are outlined in Table 1. Short bursts of stress that are followed by longer periods of recovery, such as lift...

March 15, 2019

Wow! What an incredible opportunity it was to attend and participate in Low Carb Denver 2019. This conference created a warming sense of community filled with exciting vibes and unlimited hype for the entire 3 days. I hope that I can do the weekend justice and give you more of an insight into what it is like to attend a Low Carb conference in this blog pi...

February 1, 2019

Fasting refers to voluntary periods of abstaining from food for health, performance, spiritual, or religious reasons. Intermittent-fasting describes a type of fasting that generally continues for 12 to 24 hours, as opposed to extended periods of fasting that may last from 24 hours to many days (or even weeks). But why would we voluntarily go without food...

January 29, 2019

I am writing this post out of disappointment with the lack of information and education that is being perpetuated by a particular online community that continues to shame and blame people who choose to eat meat and animal products. Just as the title of this post says, choosing to eat animal products does not mean that you don't love and support anima...

August 16, 2018

Bliss balls are the hot new thing in the health and fitness world, but are they really healthy? Most bliss balls are packed full of "natural" sugars like dates, rice syrup, coconut sugar and so on. Though many young, fit individuals can tolerate such foods on occasion, most of the clients I deal with - who experience some form of metabolic disregulation,...

April 9, 2018

Gelatin is often overlooked for it's nutritional qualities because we typically associate it with high-sugar discretionary items such as lollies or jelly.  But gelatin is a type of animal protein that provides us with important amino acids for optimal health and function. For example, glycine is an amino acid found in gelatin that can lower systemic infla...

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