Why We Are Eating More Veggies

Like many of you, my wife and I recently watched the Netflix documentary “What the health” espousing the benefits of a plant based diet and negative impact of an animal protein diet. The movie was entertaining and thought provoking. It did a fine job exposing the current challenges in funding [...]

IT’S SCIENCE (MAYBE?) – Research on Intermittent Fasting

A blog on supporting research for Intermittent Fasting For those reading this who are unfamiliar with the concept of Intermittent Fasting (IF) please refer to blog 1 as an introduction to the topic of IF and why we do not eat Mondays and have not for some time. To begin, we [...]


A 3 Part Blog On The Growing Popularity Of Intermittent Fasting In clinic conversation on Monday afternoons: Client: “So what did you eat for lunch?” TPA Practitioner: “Nothing.” Client: “Too busy?” TPA Practitioner: “Nope. I actually don’t eat on Mondays” –long, awkward pause– Client: “Are you crazy?” If you have not yet heard of Intermittent Fasting (IF), [...]

Post-heavy exercise recovery: Is Chocolate Milk the answer?

Athletes with a compressed recovery time (i.e., soccer/tennis tournaments, track/swim meets, or simply an intense mid season schedule), are constantly seeking ways to prepare their body for the next event.  The process of recovery from such heavy exercise is highly complex, including aspects of fuel replenishment (glycogen replacement), muscle [...]

Maximizing Gains With Dietary Protein

Hypertrophy Training- Maximizing Strength Results With Dietary Protein Athletes are always looking for a competitive advantage. Whether the goal is quick recovery after a tough game/event or generating strength gains through off season training, muscle protein synthesis is a concept that all athletes should be aware of. Muscle protein synthesis (MPS) [...]

Vitamin D is for deficient

D is for deficient: it’s winter in Canada are you getting enough Vitamin D? A 2010 survey by Statistics Canada concluded that 60-70 per cent of Canadians have inadequate levels of Vitamin D in the blood.  Given that low vitamin D levels are associated with chronic diseases such as cancers, [...]