Stories are powerful. They help us imagine, feel and go so far as to give us meaning and purpose. In his masterpiece, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari credits humans’ survival on this planet to our ability to collectively believe in stories. And often, it’s only through the grandest of myths that we find meaning and collaboration. … Continue reading The Game Changers: A Review
The time is nearly here. For some it’s the first step to the Crossfit Games, for many it’s a chance to show off their year of fitness, and for most it’s a chance throw down with their community and test themselves in a competitive state. Yes, the Open means something different for each of us, but we should … Continue reading How to Fuel in the Crossfit Open
I’ve neglected this topic for quite a while, but with the current state of diet tribes and misinformation, I feel it’s right that people know the truth about vegan diets. And I get it, the ideas around veganism are appealing. Eating closer to nature, fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, fermented this, activated that, on top … Continue reading Why Vegans Are Healthier
Crossfit and paleo, two concepts that have grown side by side for the past fifteen years. Two market driven movements that promote health, minimalism, community, and two movements that are as controversial as they effective. Having high stakes in both of these (I coach crossfit and use a paleo template in my nutrition coaching), I have … Continue reading Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?
In our last post we learnt that testosterone isn’t just for muscle heads and is vitally important for female and male health. If you haven’t read this, then do the right thing and check it out here. So we know that healthy T levels are linked with bone health, mood, cognition, motivation, weight management and muscle mass. This means … Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally
You see him every day. Those darkened eyes, that bulging vein, that thinning hairline… How many coffees is he up to now?! Each morning it’s that muffin and takeaway of something, lunch is something cheap and easy, and you shudder to think about dinner. You’ve never seen him exercise. He drives from home to office to … Continue reading Do you Have Adrenal Fatigue?
Protein powder can be a dirty word. For some, images of a tattooed gym rat flexing between sets comes to mind. You then see them drinking some strange liquid in a shaker and wonder how legal it is… For a long time, sports supplements such as these have been reserved for the meathead fringe, as powder companies … Continue reading Protein Powder… Just For Meatheads or A Must Have?
This was the first question from a little nutrition presentation I did over the weekend. The audience turned to the questioner then to me as they were clearly thinking the same thing…. “Do I have to give up my sweet, precious, liquid gold?!” The answer was “no, it’s not, but maybe yes, it depends…” … Continue reading Is Coffee Bad?