Posts By Kevin Cann

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Are Your Racing Thoughts Destroying Your Health?

Written by: Kevin Cann Ever lie in bed late at night trying to fall asleep, but can’t because you cannot turn your thoughts off?  Does this happen throughout the day setting you on a path of continuous negative emotion?  This process of continuous negative thinking is known as rumination.  Rumination Read more…

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The Importance of a Good Night Sleep

Written by: Kevin Cann I am a firm believer that health and disease are placed upon a spectrum.  The more behaviors we take part in that encourage positive gene expression the healthier we will be.  With that said I am reluctant to say one aspect is more important than another, Read more…

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Understanding Genetic Differences in Carb Metabolism

Written by: Kevin Cann There is nothing more controversial in the nutrition world then carbohydrates.  There are some people/groups that condemn carbohydrates as a terrorist infiltrating our society.  At the other end of the spectrum we have people/groups that condemn fat in the same manner and preach a higher carbohydrate Read more…

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Meat Leads to Inflammation?

Written by: Kevin Cann               Here we go again.  Another study was just published that showed how dangerous and deadly eating meat is.  This research study came out of Harvard University and we all know how wicked smaht they are.  But before you replace your grass-fed burger with tofu, Read more…

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Carbohydrate Intake Amongst The Sexes

Written by: Kevin Cann             We all know men and women are made just a tad differently.  One of the biggest differences being that females go through a 28 day menstrual cycle.  Throughout this 28 day cycle the balance of hormones shifts.  Can this balance shift affect what macronutrients women Read more…

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Leptin and Dopamine

Written by: Kevin Cann             Leptin is a hormone that was discovered in 1994.  It plays a critical role in energy homeostasis, hunger, satiety, and behavior.  Leptin is released from our white adipose tissue and communicates with the brain regarding how much fat we have in storage.  When this system Read more…

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Chronic Inflammation and Circadian Rhythm

Written by: Kevin Cann             In my last article I explained the suprachiasmatic nucleus’ (SCN) role in maintaining our circadian rhythm.  If you have not read that yet you can do so here, http://robbwolf.com/2013/08/15/maintaining-natural-balance/.  Due to the SCN’s role in maintaining the natural states of hormones we must ensure our Read more…

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Maintaining Our Natural Balance

Written by: Kevin Cann             Our body is an interconnected web of checks and balances.  Our total health relies on this state of natural balance.  Part of this natural balance is our circadian rhythm.  We follow approximately a 24 hour sleep-wake cycle.  This would still be true if not one Read more…

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Meal Frequency

Written by: Kevin Cann                 Many nutritionists, dieticians, and doctors have advised clients to eat more frequently throughout the day.  The idea behind this eating schedule is it better controls blood sugar, which in turn controls cravings and hunger.  By controlling cravings and hunger, the thought is the individual will Read more…

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Adrenaline Resistance

  Written By: Kevin Cann                 Most reading this have heard of the term insulin resistance.  This occurs when our cells desensitize to the hormone.  Stress and overeating high sugar foods tend to be the major culprits in inducing insulin resistance.  This leads to a greater increase in insulin secretion Read more…

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