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Piney getting ready for the holidays!!! ...

My list from my recent blog: top 10 ways to lose weight, and exercise is at the bottom of this list!

To read the whole article click on the link in my bio 👆

#top10weightlosstips #healthoptimization #biohacking
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We’ve launched our new blog!

We are super excited to introduce you all to our Super Human blog. A resource with all things you need to know to become a super human. This month we have launched 2 new posts. The first one written by myself which is an introduction to our new blog, letting you know why we’ve started this, and what you can expect with many upcoming posts.

The second is written by our Naturopath @drmoirakwoknd titled Your eggs as you age. Discussion fertility and women’s health. A must for women in their child bearing years!

Click on the link in my bio 👆to see these posts, and please subscribe to our newsletters on our blog page to be sure to receive new posts directly to your email.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #superhumanblog
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Dietary Don’ts part 5: Seed oils

While there are many more don’ts that I can post, this is the last one for a while I promise! I know some of you are getting frustrated by what you shouldn’t eat. What you should is coming next!

This is a big one those that most are unaware of. Seed oils ie. Vegetable, canola, sunflower, etc… are all unstable oils that create a massive amount of inflammation, possibly more so than the other don’ts that I’ve posted.

This is especially worse when you use these types of oils in high heat for cooking and especially worse off with deep frying. To put this in perspective, if you smoke a cigarette, your body will likely be inflamed for about 6-8 hours. If you were to eat a plate of fries for example, you could have inflammation in your body for up to 48 hours! Yes that’s correct. From an inflammatory perspective fries are worse for you than cigarettes. Not to mention, the plate of fries you’re eating has likely been cooked in really dirty oil that has been re-used several times.

I have worked on cutting out all seed oils, and in general almost anything deep fried as it wreaks havoc on your system. So what should you cook with? This will be my next post, and my first dietary do post. Stay tuned…

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #noseedoils #nodeepfriedfoods
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I love the woods! I was in Algonquin this past week-end where I normally go every year, but couldn’t since my daughter was born. Now that she’s old enough, we will be taking her every year.

The more I study optimal health and am fascinated by all the new high tech gear and breakthrough studies, the more we are understanding that all of this high tech stuff is to undo all of the issues we face with modern living.

Much of optimal living is ancestral living, the way God and nature intended for us to live. Being in the woods for a few days I was naturally able to do many bio-hacks which I normally do in the modern world including:

🔹Getting natural sunlight
🔹Fresh air and water
🔹Grounding
🔹Cryotherapy in the cold lake
🔹Moving all day (not sitting at a desk)
🔹Sleep when it gets dark, get up when it’s light
🔹No artificial blue or LED lights
🔹Calming the mind with no excess noise or stimulation
🔹No EMFs (Electromagnetic Field Radiation) ie wifi or cellular
🔹No social media
🔹No text, emails, or internet
🔹No chemical or metal toxicity

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars and high tech gear to live an optimal life. Much of what we need has already been provided for us by nature. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors and take advantage of our beautiful Canadian parks!

#healthoptimization #biohacking #algonquinpark #ancestralhealth #grounding #cryotherapy #emf #chemicaltoxicity #metaltoxicity #naturetherapy #sunexposure #offthegrid
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Today is my 20th Wedding anniversary! It’s a miracle that anyone can stay with me that long. My wife deserves a medal!

Out of all the accomplishments I’ve had in my life whether it be academic, business and career, or athletic, the thing I am most proud of is my relationship with my wife.

Don’t get me wrong, the last 20 years were no picnic. We’ve had several ups and downs, several fights and disagreements, and were far from having a perfect marriage (which btw is not even a standard that should exist). However, we never gave up on each other. We decided that we will continually improve, understand, and support each other as best as we can.

For me I realized that I had the emotional intelligence of a 7 year old (which most of us guys do have btw). I worked super hard at this, and can proudly say that I’m at least emotionally 12 years old now 🤷‍♂️

The quality of your life is directly corelated to the quality of your relationships, and no relationship is more important than the one with your significant other. It’s worth working on, and worth fighting for.

I’m more in love with my wife than I was when I first met her 29 years ago, and no there’s no magic chemistry or circumstances that created this. It was pure commitment to improve, and make sure that her needs are always my needs.

I have coached several couples now and am happy to report that many of them are just as passionate about their relationship now as when they first met. Don’t allow your relationship to decline, it’s worth fighting for!

#lifecoaching #relationshipcoaching #20yearstogether #togetherforever
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I turn 48 today and am continuing my Benjamin Button lifestyle of aging backwards. I used to have the mindset that as you get older you just have to preserve and hang on to your health and longevity as much as you can, but eventually you see it slip away from you. Not anymore.

We know so much more about health and longevity now than we ever have, but unfortunately most of this knowledge has not been made known in mainstream health care. I have studied and practiced much of the health optimization and biohacking principles and continue to be amazed with the transformation of not only my body, but also my mind and emotions.

In this last year I have trained my mind and emotions to be in a beautiful emotional state no matter what terrible circumstances I may be going through. Incorporating a shift in perspective, gratitude practice, priming, and calming my mind through meditations and prayers.

Physically I have lost 25 lbs of body fat, and worked on much of the following:

🔹optimizing my sleep and recovery
🔹mastering the control that food and alcohol had over me
🔹Intermittent fasting
🔹incorporating many optimization techniques including red light, infrared sauna, cryotherapy, etc…
🔹chemical and metal detox
🔹hormonal balance
🔹stress management
🔹and overall living a high energy, anti-inflammatory lifestyle

I am watching my body improve over time, not decline. Not only do I not fear aging, I look forward to it as I believe my best days are still ahead of me, not behind.

I am not built any different than anyone else. You can do this too. Shift your mind, shift your perspective, shift your attitude, and take control of your life. Join me on my Benjamin Button protocol and let’s have our older self pics look better than our younger ones.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #foreveryoung #benjaminbutton #antiaging #agingbackwards
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Dietary Don’ts part 4: Breakfast cereal

Before I move onto other big dietary don’ts, I’m going to pause here at cereal. What food group has my last 3 dietary don’ts combined in a neat package? Yup, cereal! This was created by big food companies (you can guess which ones) and marketed to all especially children, with colorful cartoon characters with “healthy” stamped all over the box, and with stamps of approval from many health organizations. This is one of the biggest deceptions in the food industry. They may as well call it breakfast candy, and parents, yes you are giving your child a bowl of candy for breakfast if they are still eating cereal.

For us as adults, for years I have been eating cereal. I wouldn’t do the kids sugary ones as I knew they were bad, instead I would do an organic, whole grain, no sugar bran based cereal and eat it with skim milk (read all my previous posts to understand why this is all bad). I did this for decades thinking this was good for me. One thing I would always notice though, after a great night’s sleep feeling fully refreshed, I would always crash right after my “healthy” cereal. I explored many health issues, blood work, hormone tests, etc… to try and resolve this crash. After I understood how bad cereal was, I stopped and immediately my crash went away.

There are some other alternatives out there, but most are simply not great, and none are really that ideal. What do I do when my 3 year old wants cereal just like all other kids? I give her a cereal called nuco coconut crunch (which is mostly good other than the starch they use) and the pea based unsweetened milk (ripple), with some frozen berries in it. She loves it, and doesn’t know any better. She has never even tasted the sugary cereals so she has no idea what she’s missing, and I hope to keep it that way.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #dairyfree #cerealfree
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Dietary Don’ts part 3: Dairy

Sorry guys, Milk does NOT do a body good. Despite all of the milk ads out there saying that milk is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, milk wreaks havoc on our bodies.

It has many growth factors in it that can be an allergen, cause significant inflammation, and for some even trigger an autoimmune response. This can lead to accelerated aging, can contribute to certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, as well as weight gain.

We are the only species that drinks milk from another animal. Nature did not intend for us to drink milk from another animal, especially past our infancy stage.

If you must have milk, and will not give it up, the best form of milk believe it or not is non-pasteurized full fat milk. Fat is actually healthy for you despite all of the messaging out there (which I will discuss more in another post). Skim milk is the worst form of milk as it is basically fortified sugar water. If you must, the more the fat in your milk the better.

Some exceptions to dairy which are acceptable in moderate amounts are fermented forms of dairy, such as good full fat, organic yogurt and cheeses, and grass fed butter.

There are some milk alternatives that are better. We use a pea based milk called ripple (unsweetened version of course). There are pros and cons of some of the alternatives, but a big no-no is soy. Avoid soy milk if possible due to it’s estrogen-like compounds.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #dairyfree
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What do all successful people have in common?

They have a coach! If you think back, everything you’ve accomplished in your life was likely not done solely on your own. You likely had a mentor, loved ones encouraging you and guiding you, or a famous person that you admired, studied, and emulated. We all either directly or indirectly received or found a coach.

Coaching is so important that it is mandatory for most CEOs to have an executive coach assigned to them, as the health of the entire organization is directly correlated to the mental and emotional health of the CEO.

Most of my coaches were not people I directly knew, but famous people I admired and studied. I spent decades and literally tens of thousands of dollars studying these people, their habits, and their mindsets. I became a certified coach with no intention of doing it professionally, but just to coach my number one client which was me.

As I moved forward in my career, I organically starting coaching my patients, and then decided to do it professionally and am having a blast doing it. When you can help take people out of a deep valley, and propel them to new heights they never thought they could achieve, it is the most rewarding thing I have the pleasure of doing.

If you are stuck, or not moving as far as you’d like whether it be in your career, relationships, health, or anything else in your life, I can help. Learn in days what took me decades to figure out. First session is free to make sure it’s a good fit for both of us. DM me if you’re interested.

#mindset #mindset therapy #lifecoaching #coaching #healthcoaching #peakperformancecoaching
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Dietary Don’ts part 2b: Wheat (continued)

If you haven’t read my previous wheat post do that first. Some of you won’t realize how sensitive you are to wheat until you detox from it. A wheat detox could take up to 4-6 weeks for some people. Detox means completely cutting out all forms of wheat including bread, pasta, cereal, oats, granola, etc… Do this for 4-6 weeks and see how you feel. For many they have noticed a drastic improvement including energy, fat loss, skin issues, stomach and gut issues, any much more.

After the 4-6 week period, introduce wheat again and pay attention to how it affects you. At best, you will feel unsatiated, and may feel a crash like you would feel after a high sugar meal. At worst, you will notice bloating, gas, diarrhea, stomach cramps, etc… not to mention some serious digestive diseases and disorders which can develop over time.

Most of you won’t notice how incompatible you are to wheat until you fully detox from it. If you eat wheat all of the time it may not phase you as much as your body just gets used to it. Many negative health issues will still arise from it, however nothing that you will feel immediately. Once you rid your body of it, it will become much more apparent how incompatible wheat is with you.

Don’t be fooled by all of the “healthy” whole grain ads, they are simply false and a marketing ploy to get you to buy more wheat products. Also don’t think you’re doing yourself any favors by choosing gluten free products as most of them use different types are starches which are equally bad for your health.

I know this is rocking many people’s worlds and can seem overwhelming. I will eventually address the psychology of eating as this is just as, if not more important. For now, try a wheat detox and at least see if what I’m saying is true. Your health and well being are worth it.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #wheatfree #wheatdetox
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Dietary Don’ts part 2a: Wheat

There is a lot to be said about wheat, so I will be breaking it down into 2 posts. There are several books written on this, so even my 2 posts are super condensed, but I’ll get to the main points.

This one was one of the more shocking ones to me and I only stopped eating wheat about a year and a half ago. The notion of “healthy” whole grains as a required staple to any healthy diet, which still exists in many food guides is where we have simply been duped. Wheat in all of its forms (including bread, pasta, granola, etc…) even in a whole wheat or multi-grain form is terrible for your health. This is not only for those who are sensitive to gluten.

The original form of wheat, the way God had originally made it is called einkorn wheat. The problem is it has been genetically modified so much, that finding original forms of einkorn is very challenging. Our current wheat has been genetically modified many times to the point that it is almost unrecognizable to its original form. They did this many decades ago to solve the world hunger problem and to be able to grow wheat quickly, and cheaply. However, no one along the way ever stopped and studied if this was healthy for human consumption.

Unfortunately, we know now that it’s not, despite all of the “healthy whole grains” ads and marketing that you see. The commercial interests out there are enormous which doesn’t help. A box of pasta that you pay a few dollars for, costs pennies to make, and wheat can be used to make several cheap costing food choices.

First of all, understand what wheat does to your blood sugar. If you ate 2 slices of bread, your blood sugar would spike higher than eating a couple spoonfulls of actual sugar!

Secondly wheat as we discussed causes an enormous amount of inflammation (see my previous post for more on this).

Thirdly, wheat is highly disruptive to our stomachs. It damages our gut flora (good stomach bacteria), contributes to many digestive issues and diseases, as well as gut autoimmune disorders. It is a wreaking ball for your stomach, your blood sugar, and will make and keep you fat!

#wheatdetox #wheatfree
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Cryotherapy

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of my favorite health optimization techniques is cryotherapy. I do many forms of cryo daily including cold showers, lake dips (in cold water), and even going outside in the winter with no jacket on.

My favorite way to do cryo is in a chamber where I sit in a tank for 3 mins at negative 270 degrees Fahrenheit! The benefits of cryo are numerous including:

🔹decreased inflammation
🔹improved recovery
🔹increase in energy
🔹improved circulation
🔹mood enhancement
🔹boosting your metabolism
🔹resetting your circadian rhythm (thereby improving your sleep)
🔹boosting your immunity
🔹improving cognitive function
🔹and much more…

Most importantly you feel like a million bucks right after!

Thanks @vitalcryotherapytoronto for the session!

#healthoptimization #cryotherapy #biohacking
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Dietary Don’ts part 1: Sugar

This should be a no brainer to everyone. However, even if most of us know that sugar is bad for you, many of us really don’t understand just how bad it can really be. A few big problems here. First of all they sneak sugar into everything! Read your labels carefully. If you carefully calculated how much sugar you actually ingest you’d be shocked.

Secondly, sugar is highly addictive. It is one of the most addictive substances on the planet. Rat studies have showed that sugar is even more addictive than cocaine! We justify sugar by saying we have a “sweet tooth” or look at a cute gummy bear that lights up our senses and associate it with happiness. The reality is, most of us are highly addicted to it and the health implications are so enormous that it is one of the single biggest substances that cause massive inflammation and destroys our health. I could write a never-ending list of the negative impacts of sugar, but I’ll let you look that up on your own as there is no shortage of info on it.

I want to highlight a couple of big things that most are unaware of. One big effect is what it does to you mentally. It actually deprives your brain of nutrients and “the wall” that you can experience is the brain crash after a sugar high. Parents, sugar is destroying your children’s brains, and can also be a large contributing factor to many children’s behavioral issues, and learning disability issues.

Also know that it will destroy your taste buds to the point that things that aren’t sweet are challenging for you to eat, contributing to the highly addictive properties of sugar. If you actually can detox off of sugar, you’ll be amazed at how different things taste, and the sweet things you used to enjoy are no longer tolerable anymore.

Treat sugar as an alcoholic would treat alcohol and work on your sugar “sobriety”. DM me if you require help on how to do this.

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #sugaraddictionisreal
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Is life happening to you or for you? Which of these two you believe will drastically determine the outcome of your life.

Quick question. Thinking back on your life, have you learned more when things were bad or good?

We always learn our biggest lessons during the hard times. If you view these hard times as a “whoa is me” moment, you will get knocked down and stay down. If you look at hardships as an opportunity to learn and grow, you then turn what happened to you as for you.

Life is not easy, it’s not supposed to be. If you got knocked down, you need to get back up. If you can’t, seek help so that you can. It’s worth the fight. Don’t suffer unnecessarily and let life pass you by remaining in a suffering state.

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#mindset #mindsettherapy #lifecoaching #coaching #nevergiveup
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Food Intro part 3: Inflammation

What do all of the modern diseases including autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, dementia, and much more have in common? You guessed it, inflammation!

Before I get into the specifics of diet, the one process that we need to all understand is the process of inflammation as our diet is one of the main things that can impact this. Most of us live in a chronically inflamed state which wreaks havoc on our health. It is the main common denominator that most biohacking / health optimization techniques work on addressing and keeping as low as possible.

Many factors other than diet also contribute to chronic inflammation including toxicity, hormonal imbalance, chronic stress and much more which I will eventually address in future posts. When addressing diet, as I mentioned in previous posts, I don’t have a “perfect diet” that I think works for everyone, however most modern nutritionist will likely all agree on my dietary don’ts which I will post next and why these dietary don’ts are so bad for us. Their main common denominator? INFLAMMATION!

#healthoptimization #biohacking #nutrition #diet #inflammation
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Posted @withregram • @pineapplehealth_to Finally got to have our first clinic outing!

#dreamteam
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Dr. David Lee
BA, BSc, DC

Masters ART, FDM, NKT,SFMA Provider

Unlike many other Chiropractors that largely just manipulate the spine, I believe that adjustments do not hold well if there are muscular imbalances and neurological deficits in the body. My philosophy has been to determine the underlying muscular or neurological dysfunctions, rather than limiting my treatment only to the area of pain. Otherwise, the pain is managed temporarily but you’ll have to come back to my office if the underlying root cause was never resolved.

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