• Fasting,  My Story

    Spring Cleaning Fast – The week after…

    It’s been an interesting week of physiological changes after my 36 hour fast. Since many of the benefits of fasting manifest after the period of the fast, I thought that another report would be a good idea. I don’t want anyone to go away with the idea that I dropped 6.5 lbs in 3 days and merrily went away and on with life. Nope…   So here’s what really happened:   Weight: As soon as I resumed eating, my GI tract started to fill up again with food and food residue, so the scale started inching upwards. Although I resumed a very low carb diet, I also likely restored at…

  • Fasting

    Spring Cleaning on the Inside – My 72 hour fast

    Time for some Spring Cleaning! I have decided it’s time for a changing-of-the-seasons fast. I can’t really tell you why now is the time, but I decided now was the time. It might have something to do with Dr. Al Danenberg’s post about his recent 72 hour fast. https://drdanenberg.com/ketones-72-hour-fast-my-cancer…/   He is a fellow cancer journeyer, a fellow medical professional and Primal Health Coach. He has outlived his terminal diagnosis by over 2 years, thriving on his own unconventional treatment protocol. His blog post about his experience on a recent 72 hour fast tweaked my interest in doing one as well. As many of you know, I used and recommend…

  • Attitude

    The Raging Veggie Burger Debate

      As part of closing Primal RD and moving all my “eggs into one basket” over here on the PBM webpage, I have been saving some of my old blog posts from that site before closing it down. This was one.  So if you feel like you have read it before somewhere, it’s possible that you have.  But I like the message and it bears repeating… GRATITUDE! So, here goes… It has been months since I wrote a blog post, so it was on my to-do list today to get some new content up here. And just this morning, a topic presented itself to me as I was cruising Facebook.…

  • Ketogenic Diet

    Smoothies that Don’t Break the Keto Spell

      Smoothies have an “aura” in the health space of being super nutritious and virtuous.  Just say the word smoothie and you conjure up the image of a tall, thick, icy post-workout drink, sipped from an extra thick straw by a fit looking, maybe slightly glistening, perfect body exerciser. Like the picture here… Or perhaps you get the image of the busy corporate exec, in their business attire, busy whirring up a concoction of uber-nutritious ingredients in their perfect granite counter-topped kitchen before they dash out the door to start their daily commute. Or maybe you are thinking of the line-up at your favourite coffee shop or smoothie bar, where…