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Seven Shades of Paleo

There’s an episode of The Simpsons that Paul McCartney guest stars on and there’s a scene that goes something like this – Paul McCartney and Lisa are talking and Lisa tells Paul that she’s a vegetarian and she’s thinking about becoming a vegan; to which Paul replies, “I’m a level seven vegan.  I don’t eat… Continue Reading

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Pushing Your Buttons…

It’s kind of like when you’re walking through the toy section at Target; you know – there’re those toys that have the buttons that say “push me”.  Now, it’s likely that you aren’t even remotely interested in buying that troll looking doll that sings AND dances; but not pushing the button is completely out of the question. … Continue Reading

Serotonin Deficiency and Food Cravings

Written by: Kevin Cann             The more I meet with people and get to know them the more I have realized that we may have another epidemic here in America that is not often addressed, serotonin deficiency.  Antidepressants are the most common medication prescribed in the United States (Olfson, 2009).  Understanding the mechanisms on how… Continue Reading

Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Obesity

  Written by: Kevin Cann Obesity has a strong link to mental illness, and mental illness has a strong link to obesity.  An epidemiological study performed by Becker showed that obese women had the highest rate of mental disorders overall (Becker, 2001).  People with mental disorders have increased risk for becoming obese.  What do obesity… Continue Reading

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A Paleo Challenge Motivates Steve to Get Healthy

Food for thought: nutrition is paramount to optimal health and fitness. Whether it’s Zone, GOMAD, primal, or paleo, for better or for worse, I have witnessed the contagiousness of diet in many athletic communities: it’s mentioned, it peeks interest, it drives experimentation. After personal observation, experimentation, and even more observation, you can add me to… Continue Reading

Stress and The Food Reward System

Written by: Kevin Cann   Understanding the dynamics of weight loss has always been a hot topic in the literature, and will continue to be until we can fully understand the dynamic components of the disease.  Most people will attempt various diet and/or exercise programs in feeble attempts to shed unwanted pounds.  Nutrition programs and… Continue Reading

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Pale-‘O’-lympics: Go for the Gold

It happens every two years alternating between summer and winter.  It’s when the World’s best athletes come together for the ultimate competition.  Records are broken, dreams are realized, and medals are won.  At some point in our lives we’ve probably all had “Olympic Dreams”.  Unfortunately, if you’re like me, the skills required to reach those… Continue Reading