It’s been a while… again. Oddly enough, the world of blogging pulls me back in, often in the most unexpected times: amidst a global pandemic, in the middle of some of my heaviest projects, and in the peak of the west coast summer. To say I’ve been putting this blog on the back-burner once more […]Read More The Recovery Diet: Protein and its role in chronic disease
Cover-photo credit: Josh Mazza, 2015 I recently came across an interesting article. The title boldly stated that “elephants don’t get cancer,” which at first caught my eye, admittedly because I figured it was a click-bait and I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to these sorts of articles. But then, after reading […]Read More Rad Research: The (nearly) Cancer-free Elephant
The key to longevity is eating right and being active. Ask anyone – your doctor, your nutritionist, or your third-cousin ( twice removed), and they will re-iterate the fact that healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity will help you age gracefully and live a healthy life. It seems simple enough: nourish your body with the […]Read More Rad Research: Mimicking Caloric Restriction
Happy Summer! The warm weather is finally here and in full swing – and what better way to celebrate the season than by getting outside and being active?! While I don’t mind the occasional outdoor winter run, I usually chicken-out and just stay inside, opting instead for the treadmill at the gym. Winter in Canada […]Read More Summer Sports Nutrition: Check Out These Smoothies!
Probiotics have been making headlines all over the world, with their recent proposed ties to anxiety and depression, as well the booming market of probiotic products (1). It’s no question that the human gut microbiota plays a serious role in over-all human health, and research has explored everything from the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation […]Read More Rad Research: Probiotics, & Why They’re Worth The Hype
Maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, honey – the list goes on. These days, there seems to be a constant buzz around the newest and “healthiest” alternative sweeteners, since sugar is seen as the number one enemy. Is anyone else overwhelmed? The media portrays sugar to be our biggest downfall, and there seems to be […]Read More Ain’t it sweet – Which alternative sweetener is my best bet? (Part 1)
It’s almost on the daily that we hear someone comment on his or her weight. In our thin-obsessed society, it’s hard not to be sucked into the mentality of “the thinner, the better”. We’ve grown accustom to the idea that fat is fat, and that fat is bad. Super-models prancing the runway conceptualize the unrealistic […]Read More Rad Research: Friend or Foe? Here’s why you should love your (brown) fat
Freddie Mercury belted out this profound question, and now, researchers are wondering the same thing – but maybe more importantly, how do you live forever? How does one prolong lifespan, all the while remaining youthful and able-bodied, with sharp wits and one’s mobility intact? Certain societies in the world have got it down-pat. That is […]Read More Rad Research: Who Wants to Live Forever?
It’s been the month of coffee for me. Maybe it’s because of the festive Tim Hortons cups that look like little knit sweaters, or maybe it’s because of the projects and reviews I’ve been working on while thoughts of Christmas dance through my head. Or maybe it’s grad school, and I’ve finally made the transition […]Read More Could This Drink Be Your Liver’s New Best Friend?