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All That I Need

Originally shared at our Facebook page in early 2016.

Our younger son, now 8, has been denying me bear hugs and kisses since he was about 3 - I guess there is a part of him that feels like he is too grown up for public displays of affection, especially in front of his friends.

I've taken solace in our tradition - started earlier this year - of making eye contact and exchanging a wave as he trots into school with his Charlie Brown-like friends. No matter how large the crowd of friends, the moment before he disappears through the entrance, he looks back to find my face and gives me a solid wave with his tiny hand. I've come to realize that this little moment of connection is confirmation that behind his spirit of independence is a tender heart that loves deeply and knows how much he is loved. Read more

 

A Soul-Crushing Loss

Yesterday, we were devastated to learn that Lee MacMillan took her own life at 28 years of age.  We first noticed Lee through her global VanLife adventures that were beautifully documented on YouTube.  Though we never knew Lee personally, we felt a real connection to her and her then partner Max partly because Lee hailed from our hometown of Barrie, Ontario, but mostly because Lee and Max and their dog Occy exuded a special kindness and zest for life. Read more

 

Mackerel to Fuel High Energy Days

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Typically, I aim to save my carbs for the evening, as I find that my energy is best throughout the day when I stick to mostly protein-rich foods with non-starchy vegetables. Read more

 

Ask Me Anything #4: Vaccine | Vitamin D | Low-Carb | Colonoscopies

Today I present another installment of AMA.  For those who have submitted questions that haven't been answered in previous newsletters, please note that some highly specific health matters are difficult to comment on without doing an actual evaluation and taking into account lab and imaging studies.  There are also some conditions like tinnitus for which I'm not aware of a natural remedy.  Without further ado, let's dive into today's questions.

1.  My family and friends are pressuring me to get the vaccine.  What can I tell them to get them off my back? Read more

 

How Fast Does Cancer Grow?

Over the years, I've found that many people don't seem to realize that the vast majority of malignancies aren't palpable and don't create symptoms for several years and sometimes decades. This is a critical point to understand, as our choices today are unmistakeably what determine our risk for cancer and most chronic diseases in the years ahead - even thirty, forty, fifty years ahead. Read more

 

A Fun Way To Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.  

Today, there are more than 50 million diagnosed cases of dementia worldwide.  And by 2030, this number is expected to increase to 80 million. Read more

 

Simple Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Folded Sushi Wraps

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Folded sushi wraps are a delicious low-carb alternative to tortilla wraps, and best of all, they're super simple to put together. Read more

 

What To Try When You Are In Pain

Over the past week, I've received a handful of notes from people suffering with pain in different areas, including the abdomen, back, hips, and feet.

Beyond the obvious step of getting appropriate rest for an injured body part, it can be remarkably helpful to fast for a good stretch each day as a way of reducing systemic inflammation and allowing the body to devote the bulk of its resources to healing the problematic area.

What does this look like? Read more

 

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