Posts By Kevin Cann

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Coaching 101

Written by: Kevin Cann   Coaching is a skill. As a strength coach, nutritional coach, life coach, or any other kind of coach, it is important to understand this.  It is not enough to just understand the science in your field.  It is just as critical, if not more critical, Read more…

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Why You Can’t Just Snap Out of Your Depression

Written by: Kevin Cann   Depression is still often looked at by the masses as a state of mind that we can just simply snap right out of.  I am writing this article today in hopes of educating as many people as I can regarding the true nature of depression.  Read more…

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Time Magazine Blames Carbs for Obesity: Is This The Real Story?

Written By: Kevin Cann   Most of you have seen the recent issue of Time magazine.  If you live under a rock and have no idea what I am talking about you can find it here, http://time.com/2863227/ending-the-war-on-fat/ .  This cover story for Time explains how dietary fat is not our Read more…

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Effects of Fatty Acids On Our Mood

Written by: Kevin Cann One of the major differences in our diet compared to the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors, as outlined by Dr. Cordain in his article titled Origins and Evolutions of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century, was the difference in fatty acid consumption.  Our Read more…

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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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