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Why Your Appendix Is Important

Written by: Kevin Cann The godfather of evolution, Charles Darwin, predicted that our appendix was an organ of past times and as we continued to evolve as human beings the appendix would slowly go away. The appendix is a 3.5 inch tube that is connected to our colon, right where the small and large intestine… Continue Reading


Sheiko Programming Part 2

Written by Kevin Cann In my last article (here), I broke down how Boris chooses the number of lifts in a prep period. Now comes putting it onto paper. Deciding the number of lifts in your program is just a starting point. Once the number of lifts is decided you need to decide how to… Continue Reading

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Can Your Gut Health Influence Brain Function?

Written by: Kevin Cann In my last article I wrote about a study showing how our gut microbiome can play a critical role in our development of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease. Interestingly enough the importance of our gut microbiome does not stop there. If alterations in our gut microbiome can cause Parkinson’s… Continue Reading

Artisans of the Grasslands 2

Can grazing animals save the world?

We all know we feel better eating local, in-season, traditional foods, but what about the environmental impact of such a diet? Your friends and family might quote The China Study or Forks Over Knives when you mention your traditional diet rich in grass-fed animal protein. Questions of land degradation, climate change, methane emissions, and water… Continue Reading

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Have We Been Wrong About Stress

Written by: Kevin Cann I have written quite extensively about stress on this site in the past. I emphasized over and over just how important managing our stress is to our overall health. Stress in the literature has been linked to almost every disease imaginable as well as weight gain. I wrote about how stress… Continue Reading

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Hypertension: Your Microbiome May Be At Fault

Written By: Kevin Cann According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure. This is a blood pressure of 140/90mmHG or higher. This correlates to about 29% of the population. So roughly 1 out of every 3 Americans suffers from high blood pressure. The CDC also estimates… Continue Reading