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The Psoas is Major

The Psoas Major is much simplified in our quick-fix remedies for fitness pain and improvement. Much has been written and there is still much to say. For those who are not yet familiar with the function of the psoas, lets begin by acknowledging some of the basics. Summarized, it is common knowledge that the psoas flexes […]
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The Most Important and Most Overlooked System In Your Body

Do you know what fascia is? If you work out, care about your health and want to optimize your physical ability for a lifetime, it’s time to learn more about the most important system of your body.    Fascia – What it is and why it matters Fascia is the elastic-like system of compression and tension that wraps itself […]
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Practicing Healthy Habits During the Holidays

Love the parties, love the treats and of course love the presents! But how do we manage the social mayhem of Christmas and not gain weight or spark up inflammatory reactions from festive foods that make us feel stiff and rickety? Here are a few of our favorite strategies to help you cope: 1) BROTH […]
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The Great Canadian Breakfast

The definition of an ideal breakfast has had a pendulum swing in recent years. No longer do boxed cereals topped with fresh fruit get a rave review. There is now somewhat of a consensus that a breakfast laden in carbohydrates of any kind, whole grain, organic, or gluten-free will lead to a nose dive in […]
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Stop Carbo -Loading Before Endurance Events

Carbohydrate loading is a concept of eating excess carbohydrates to fuel endurance activity. It has long been promoted as essential to ward off fatigue and ‘bonking,” a sports term to mean depleting ones fuel sources and flooding with lactic acid. In my day in nutritional sciences, one would get a failing grade if countering the […]

Daily Detox: Part Three – Detoxing the Yard

Not only are cell membranes and the internal cellular system important to detox but the cell matrix, the yard that surrounds the cells is vital to keep clean as well. The extra cellular matrix is prone to damage from both toxins and disease. The cell matrix thickens and loses fluidity which slows the flow of […]
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Rethinking Your Medical Check-Up Results

Annual doctor visits routinely test your blood for biomarkers of cholesterol levels, liver enzymes, hormones, and blood pressure.  Over the years these were gradually added to the arsenal of preventative disease test kit.  Doctors are trained now to read blood profiles to look for disease ‘risk’.  No longer does the wellness of the individual take […]

Daily Detox: Part Two – Cell Membrane Cleanse

By incorporating daily habits that allow for cellular function to upregulate improving your metabolism and elimination of toxic by-products we can all strive to improve our mind and body.  This 3 part series is an in-depth collection discussing what foods detoxify your body and their beneficial effects on your body and mind. Part 2 – Cell […]
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The Intelligent Stretch That Keeps The Runner, Running

Running is a tremendous form of cardiovascular fitness. If programs are managed properly running can be a source of recreation and lifelong enjoyment. In fact most runners only ever stop running because of injury. Faulty posture and uneven loading of joints while running is what will inevitably lead to injury. How can runners stretch and […]

Daily Detox to To Optimize Focus and Fitness

By incorporating daily habits that allow for cellular function to upregulate improving your metabolism and elimination of toxic by-products we can all strive to improve our mind and body.  This 3 part series is an in-depth collection discussing what foods detoxify your body and their beneficial effects on your body and mind. PART 1 – Cleaning […]
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