Categorized Under “ Anti inflammatory diet”

Diet, Stress, and Your Neurotransmitters

Written by: Kevin Cann Stress and obesity have a strong link in our society.  In order to combat the obesity epidemic effectively we need to recognize the connection and handle the underlying stressors.  A group of hormones that are released when we are stressed are called glucocorticoids.  These glucocorticoids remain Read more…

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How Inflammation Affects Our Hypothalamus and Hunger Response

Written By: Kevin Cann             Our lifestyles are much different than those of our Paleolithic ancestors.  Our ancestors had to worry about predators, food shortages, and droughts.  They had plenty of down time to relax and unwind and had to be active to forage for food.  Currently, none of this Read more…

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The Real Deal on Adrenal Fatigue

Hey guys! Diane from Balanced Bites here to talk a bit about a really, really common topic in our stressed-out world. We’ve covered this a bunch in TWO Balanced Bites podcast episodes, which you can listen to for free via iTunes – Adrenal Fatigue – Part 1 (Episode #15) and Read more…

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Nutrition and Depression

Written by: Kevin Cann             Depression is one of the biggest problems our society faces today.  According to the National Institute of Health, one quarter of the population of the United States suffers from depression.  This trend is not expected to change anytime in the near future.  According to the Read more…

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Paleo Diet, Inflammation and Metformin

I wish life were simple. I guess it is in a way, you live, you die. Simple. But the pesky “in-between” parts, the details can be decidedly non-simple. Heck, they might even be complex! The paleo diet, or more accurately the paleo template, which includes thinking about sleep, lifestyle, photoperiod Read more…

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Paleo Diet Is The Prescription – A Physician Gets It Right!

I am a rehabbed 50 year old ex ole fat, unhealthy guy that had a life changing expirience in December of 2009 during a weight loss challenge at a global gym. Paleo and crossfit are a part of my everyday life. Recently a highschool girl friend of mine, in St. Read more…

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Might As Well Face It, You’re Addicted To…Food?

Written by: Kevin Cann   Losing weight is never an easy task.  There are a number of lifestyle factors that we must change in order to achieve the goals that we desire.  Beginning an appropriate exercise program, eating better, and better managing our stress are all factors in a successful Read more…

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The Carbohydrate Loading Conundrum

Written by: Kevin Cann Carbohydrate loading is a dietary means that has been used to improve performance in endurance athletes.  The theory behind carbohydrate loading is to maximize the stored amount of carbohydrates in our body, as glycogen, to yield more energy.  This is done in two steps.  The first Read more…

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Paleo Diet: Am I losing enough weight?

Hey folks! Just quick one here. I’ve received about 50 private messages, twitter pings and other reach-outs this morning with the general theme being: “Hey Robb, I think I’m stalled on my WEIGHT LOSS…should I go ketogenic? Cut out nuts? Join an Ashram?” Folks are forgetting or ignoring the protocol Read more…

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Trojan horses of Chlorella “superfood”

By: Roman Sasik, Ph.D. Chlorella is a genus of unicellular aquatic organisms that recently acquired a “superfood” status, in part because of its complete amino acid profile and a high omega-3 DHA and EPA fatty acid content. It has also been reported to lower blood pressure in humans, lower serum Read more…

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