Friday, December 28, 2012

Guide To Surviving The Holiday(Eating) Season

1.     Relax. Enjoy.

Most Fattening Thanksgiving Foods. Top 10 Worst Christmas Foods. Every year the same headlines, right?!? I say – Who cares?!?! Results from sound nutrition come from what you practice the MAJORITY of the time, not ALL of the time. The average person will eat approximately 1200 meals in a year (365 days x 3 meals/day). Of these 1200 meals, Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners will account for a grand total of TWO of them. 1200 or 2……which one do you think carries more weight? Worry about the choices you are making on those other 1198 meals and enjoy the time and food with your loved ones they way you are meant to – seems like an easier and more enjoyable way to go about life to me.

5 Common Kettlebell Training Mistakes

The secret is out – adding kettlebells to your exercise routine produces unparalleled results in terms of improving your strength, power, flexibility, and body composition. However, when things become popular the subtle nuances are often overlooked. Here are 5 common mistakes often seen when someone has not received instruction from a qualified RKC or HKC certified professional.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So What Do The Terms "Effective" or "Significant" Mean To You?

A recent headline reporting the results of a study on an experimental Johnson & Johnson diabetes drug read as follows:

J&J diabetes drug effective in high risk patients - study - Reuters

So. What would effective mean to you?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Adventures in Diabetic Dining Vol. 1

Salmon Trifecta. Blackened, Asian, Garlic/Butter/Dill

Friday, June 1, 2012

More Mainstream Madness...

Straight off of Yahoo's home page this morning was yet another example misguided advice for diabetics entitled Diabetic Decoder: Restaurant Foods To Avoid, originally featured in Prevention. For the article the authors tabbed a chef - Sam Talbot - with a book out entitled The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries. "Since I'm a chef myself, I know the tricks," he says.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Follow-up to 5 Strategies for Successfully Managing Diabetes...

Back in January I wrote a post detailing 5 strategies I've used to reduce not just my fasting and A1C blood sugar readings, but also my dependency on various medications by at least 50%.

New research published May 17 by Cell Metabolism seems to put yet another nail in the coffin for small frequent meals and bolsters tip #4 from my post. You'll also see research from 2008 and 2009 bolstering tip #2 - Sit Less/Move More. Credit due to Dr. Mirkin for forwarding this info my way. Bolded parts are my emphasis.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Well Maybe "The Standard Treatment" Sucks?!?!

Bariatric Surgery Dramatically Outperforms Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes -

To see how this is another example of a severely misguided and just plain false headline and soundbite, visit here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stuff You Should Read.....

A smattering of good reads I've come across in the past week or so.....enjoy.

Life Is A Special Occasion - Neghar Fonooni

Low Carbs, Again - Really? - Scott Abel

The Red Meat Scare: What Do We Make Of It? - Jonny Bowden

Push-Upalooza - Tony Gentilecore

The Skinny On Artificial Sweeteners - Ines Subashka

Friday, March 16, 2012

Training and Taxes – Pay Now Or Pay Later

April 15th – Tax Day. For many, the thought of this day conjures up feelings of trepidation and uncertainty similar to those experienced when first deciding to embark upon improving one’s health through diet and exercise. “How do I do it? Who can help me do it? How can I get the largest return?” Or the confident, “I can do this myself!” As this day fast approaches, let us explore some other corollaries between taxes and training....

Friday, March 2, 2012

More Stuff You Should Read....

Synthesis: Low-Carb and Food Reward/Palatability, and Why Calories Count - Richard Nikoley

Explores why a low-carb diet - or any diet for that matter - works. At least at first. Hint: caloric deficit.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stuff You Should Read....

A compilation of articles I've come across this past week that I particularly enjoyed and wanted to share. Hit the jump for the rest of this week's goodies.

A New Way To Eat - T-Nation.

Another nail in the coffin for the tired 5-6 meals

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5 Random Drawbacks To Machine-Based Training

Let me know what other drawbacks you can come up with in the comments section!


The average person spends anywhere from 75-90 percent of their day either lying or sitting down.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Random Thoughts....

Another day, another mainstream article drawing odd conclusions and quotes from 'experts' responding to the latest findings from recent studies. This one comes from a study published in the British Medical Journal, which was used as the basis for this article from Yahoo. The study authors concluded that...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Random Thoughts....

My random thoughts in response to a mainstream health article from this past week. The following article from Yahoo was written by an RD dispelling the long held myth that 6 small meals per day is any better than 3. Gasp. Which Will Help Me Slim Down—6 Mini Meals or 3 Squares? - Yahoo

From the article...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

5 Common Kettlebell Training Mistakes

The secret is out – adding kettlebells to your exercise routine produces unparalleled results in terms of improving your strength, power, flexibility, and body composition. But as is most often the case with a good thing, a rise in popularity is quickly followed by an increase in bastardization by those looking to hop on the bandwagon in order to make a quick buck. Here are 5 common mistakes often seen when someone has not had the benefit of receiving quality instruction from an RKC or HKC certified instructor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

5 Strategies For Successfully Managing Diabetes

As a follow up to last week’s post on my most recent blood work, here is the 5 step system I have used for successfully managing my diabetes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Guess Who's Baaaaack......

It's been over a year - so what's been happening in The Land of Pricks?