12 years ago I had a heart event. Of course, it changed my life. I had to re-evaluate what’s important to me. Should I continue eating poorly, not getting enough exercise, not enough sleep, not drinking enough water, letting stress build up and dying in my late 40’s. Does that sound like an overstatement? It’s … Read more My passion has become improving men’s health.
If you follow our blog and posts, you know that Della and I are very concerned with our own health and that of our friends. We spend a lot of time reading about ways to improve. We want to die young as late as possible 🙂 The difficulty is finding the truth. How do we … Read more We are what we eat? Part 1
Nothing changes without controversy. After the Canada Food Guide was changed several weeks ago, parties on both sides are discussing the pro and cons of the new guide lines. To me this discussion, illustrates the problem with the old guide. That it was influenced by special interest groups. I am not a scientist. My interest … Read more Canada Food Guide Update
Netflix has several videos on the state of our health and food supply. This is a review of a film originally released in 2011 called Forks over Knives. The title hints at its better to use your fork to improve your health than a surgery to correct a problem. I like to educate myself about health … Read more In Reply to Forks over Knives
The most balanced, least sensationalist Netflix Health show I’ve found is “In Defence of Food” by Professor of Journalism, University of California, Michael Pollan. That’s not to say there are not frightening claims made, there are but they are not sensationalized like in most other Netflix videos. I’m going to list my takeaways here to … Read more Reply to In Defense of Food
If you are concerned about your health, what is a healthy diet or wondering if diets are healthy you should watch this webinar. Let Food by Thy Medicine Just in case, the webinar isn’t available I’ve attached my notes and screen shots from the video. This information is from a U of C webinar called Let … Read more Comments on Let Food by thy Medicine
There are lot’s of lifestyle reasons why we eat after 6 PM. BUT, This can lead to: trouble sleeping as your stomach doesn’t have time to process It’s not fashionable. i.e. Only old people eat earlier. 🙂 It leads to emotional eating based upon being too tired to take the time to prepare healthy, whole … Read more What’s the problem with eating after 6 PM?
Where do I start? It can be a daunting decision that can freeze you into inaction. The most important thing is to start. It’s never too late. I have to say sooner is better. It was a decision that was forced upon me in my 40’s. I can confirm it is never too late. What … Read more One Simple Change
A Scottish Doctor, Margaret McCartney recently had an article in the Globe and Mail entitled “Don’t Fall Prey to the Cult of Wellness”. It was written a little light heartedly but contained many statements that I agree with. Here is the article. There are a lot of ideas that aren’t based on scientific evidence. I … Read more Reply to Don’t Fall Prey to the Cult of Wellness
For the last couple of years, Della and I have been pretty good about eating cleanly This Christmas season though, I sampled the odd chocolate or treat. That started something. Cravings started that were tough to ignore, especially at night. I know now that the microbiome has a lot of influence on me. Once those … Read more Cravings and what I’ve learned