HealthTonic

I was recently at a professional development event where  respected NASA engineer Dr. James Brown enthusiastically advised attendees to “Plagiarize often and without shame!”. He admonished his audience to consider, when attempting to come up with an idea, whether one might in fact be the only human being in the history of human beings to come […]

This is the number one question I get, right after “why are you so skinny if you eat 85% of your calories from fat?” (that answer is a different post altogether). The question is – “how do you know if something you read online is credible?” This is not a trivial problem, particularly if the advice […]

Daly Book 2

Over the two years I’ve spent on a ketogenic diet in an effort to prevent progression in a grade two brain tumour, the top thing that has frustrated me is finding information and recipes specific to cancer management. We are fortunate that there is a great deal of information available focused on the ketogenic diet, […]

hockeyfight

If you are a frequent follower of health related blogs and media, I think there’s one thing you and I can agree on, which is the frequency of disagreements. I’ll state my biases up front. I tend to follow sources in two categories: either personal journey, autobiographical writing that I find inspiring or creative, or […]

We hear a lot about this these days, right? Be present. Live in the now. Don’t stress over past regrets or future worries. Well, let me tell you, that’s a challenge when you’re wondering if you’re going to need chemotherapy next month. I mean, let’s be honest, we need to be able to plan some […]

mindbody

We hear a great deal these days about mindfulness, being present, and mind body connection. I am a certified Pilates and, more recently, yoga teacher, and I’ve always enjoyed these practices. Like a lot of people, I came to Pilates and yoga because a friend brought me to a class. Growing up, I wasn’t much of a sports athlete, […]

If we’ve learned nothing else from how researchers and nutrition professionals are beginning to re-examine recommendations that were set in stone for the past thirty years, we should at least take away that no one knows everything. I am a passionate proponent of critically thinking about science and public policy, especially around healthcare. It surprises some […]

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