When is the best time to exercise?

The ideal Exercise Time of Day (ETOD) is a concept researchers have been exploring for many years. The question is pretty simple: is there an optimal time of day that will maximise athletic performance, body composition adaptations, and health? One study conducted on Olympic swimmers found a significant influence of time of day on speed. […]

What’s an optimal hydration strategy for exercise?

Dehydration can flatline exercise performance. Yet, all kinds of myths abound about the best way to get the fluid your body needs to fuel workout gains. It can be hard to cut through the noise and get to the actual science to guide our hydration choices. ​​Hydration is all about replenishment. Exercise leads to the […]

Homemade Kombucha

Learn how to make your own Kombucha at home, following Christopher Gardner’s kitchen-tested methods – as discussed in Episode #264 of The Proof podcast. Whether you’re a kombucha enthusiast or just getting started, in just four easy steps, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your homemade fermented tea. The simple way: The complete way: […]

Have your steak and eat it too?

Peter Attia Andrew Huberman Ketogenic Diet ApoB

It’s 2023, and despite all we know about the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), it remains the number one cause of death globally. Unlike diseases such as cancer and dementia, which often have no advance indicators, heart disease has early warning signs in the form of specific blood particles that, when elevated, tell us […]

Is pink salt worth the cost?

Does pink salt live up to the hype? I really hate to do this to my pink salt lovers, but I’m sorry; it seems Pink Salt is a little overrated! Before you get upset, please know if you like the taste and can justify the cost go for it. Pink salt is still salt, and […]

Fact-Check: Paul Saladino on seed oils

Welcome back to another round of fact-checking social media influencers. I’ve been creating these fact-checks to combat misinformation and provide perspective on what I see are some of the most common claims gaining traction.   Recently psychiatrist Dr. Paul Saladino posted a video defending his claims about seed oils after Instagram fact-checked his video and flagged […]

Is soy safe for men?

Here’s the truth about soy for men. Soy foods are often demonized as being hormone disruptors in men. If you’ve hung around long enough on the socials, I’m sure you’ve heard tofu, soy milk, edamame, tempeh, and so forth are the perfect recipe for tanking your testosterone. I’ve even heard statements as extreme as “eating […]

Does LDL particle size matter?

“It’s not about the amount of LDL; it’s about the size of LDL.” Perhaps you’ve heard this claim? The idea here is that if you have large fluffy LDL, it doesn’t matter if your total LDL is high. It’s currently a very popular argument in some corners of the socials, especially those that promote carnivore, […]

Fact-Check: Are the dietary guidelines the cause of the obesity epidemic?

Recently, Dr. Jordan Peterson made this claim about Western dietary recommendations: “The dietary recommendation to prioritize carbohydrates produced a veritable epidemic of obesity and diabetes…” While accepting this statement at face value is tempting, I’d like to look a little deeper at this assertion and share why I disagree.  As I shared on IG, there […]

Fact-Check: Gabrielle Lyon on falls and red meat

There’s a responsibility for public figures in nutrition and health sciences to base statements on science and to ensure there’s no bias in how we tell the story that’s in our favour. Recently on two popular podcasts, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon made claims that encouraged me to dive into the data.  On Dr. Hyman’s podcast, she […]