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Mission Accomplished!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      3 comments

For a few years I have been wanting to go on a bike ride from my house to the lake. It is all rail trail so I wouldn't have to worry about traffic, which I loathe. The ride would be 123 km or for you Americans 76 miles round trip. I have done... Read more
People with high cholesterol live the longest!
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      11 comments

"This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers.1 But l... Read more
Why Coconut Oil Won’t Kill You, But Listening to the American Heart Association Might!
Thursday, June 22, 2017      2 comments

"Most nutrition research is based on epidemiological data that can only show correlations, or connections, and cannot determine causation between tw... Read more
Freshii calls Ontario calorie count rules ‘simplistic’ in wake of inspection
Sunday, June 04, 2017      1 comments

"Founded in Toronto in 2005, Freshii promotes itself as an alternative to its greasier fast-food competitors, selling salads, wraps and smoothies to appeal to a more health-conscious customer. Its motto is “Count nutrients, not calories.” O... Read more
Health food aisle products not as nutritious as they claim to be!
Sunday, June 04, 2017      2 comments

-be-20170525-gwdaf0.html Don't be fooled by labels even in the health food aisle. Unprocessed real whole... Read more
Fit Saturday - Fatbike Race #3
Saturday, January 28, 2017      2 comments

Today I raced in the 3rd Fatbike race (mountain bike racing on snow with really big snow tires), of a 5 race series. I rode 22.14 miles, climbing 1,087 feet of elevation in 2 hours 27 minutes or 35.6 kms, 331.3 meters in 2 hours 27 minutes. ... Read more
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat
Saturday, October 15, 2016      4 comments

"The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recent... Read more
FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels
Saturday, October 15, 2016      3 comments

So, you're looking for a quick grab-and-go snack, and there's a row of energy bars at the checkout counter. Are they a healthy option? The maker of Kind bars thinks so. The company has used the phrase "healthy and tasty" on some of its prod... Read more
Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Saturday, October 15, 2016      2 comments

"The fascinating finding comes from a study published today in JAMA that found dieting adults who wore activity monitors for 18 months lost significantly fewer pounds over that time than those who did not. The results suggest that activity ... Read more
It's easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      12 comments

Clearly it's gotten easier and easier to gain weight, and harder and harder to avoid it. So what's going on here? There's an obvious answer - we eat more than we burn off. But increasingly public health experts agree that we are not conscio... Read more
This is what the "fittest woman on earth" eats every day!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      6 comments

"I've got to have my eggs, otherwise my day starts off wrong, "she told the publication. "In an effort to get more fat in my diet for fuel, I eat half of the avocado and then the cream in my coffee." Full article here - www.bodyan... Read more
Are your friends making you fat?
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      4 comments

"For women, food and friendship are intimately linked. To refuse food or to over or under eat compared to others could be viewed as rejection. The result is that while many of us are able to juggle career and family, making unpopular decisi... Read more
Obesity: How your body uses fat to protect you.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      2 comments

"Now, adipocytes are specialized cells to store fat. Having more fat cells is not particularly dangerous. That's what it does. Other than taking up room, it doesn't really matter. The fat cell is designed to hold fat, so you don't get sick from ... Read more
Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests
Sunday, July 24, 2016      3 comments

"Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a "cult of perfection", deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment. Vast quantities of fresh produce grown in the US are left in the field to... Read more
Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Saturday, July 02, 2016      3 comments

"After 250,000 years of evolution, humans became a healthy, well-nourished species with a long life expectancy. In only 30 years, things have gone catastrophically wrong, with epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, unchecked by current polici... Read more

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