Category: Healthy Lifestyle

The Optimum Amount of Exercise
November 1, 2019 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  How much should you exercise? This is a good question, and like all good questions, it is best to look at the available evidence to come to a determination. One would hope that current evidence is the basis from which all guidelines are created, however for various bureaucratic and political reasons, guidelines of all

Inflammation and Diet
November 1, 2019 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

(*Click on the many links provided in this article to take you to evidence-based videos to learn more about the role of diet in inflammation, and to examine the supporting evidence.) The Role Of Diet in Inflammation Inflammation is the root cause of many of the conditions that I treat as a massage therapist. Any

Nutrients Of Concern In America
January 24, 2017 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

As a plant-based eater (vegan), people often ask me, “Where do you get your protein?” This always makes me smile, because I know two things: Studies show that most vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores consume 170% of their protein needs.[i] This means that like everyone else, I am probably getting 70% more protein that I actually

History of the Plant-Based Diet
November 21, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  In December 2013, I watched a documentary entitled Forks Over Knives. This movie follows the lives of five people with different medical issues and tracks their progress after they adopt a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, a dietary regime that contains no animal products, and contains food that is either unprocessed or minimally processed.

Weight Management Lessons I Learned on my Health Journey
July 12, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

My Journey Maintaining one’s weight within a healthy target range can become increasingly difficult as we age. It would appear to be easier from some than for others. If you are one of those people whose body tends to pack on the pounds, then let me say that I truly empathize with your challenge on

Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work
July 12, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Well, spring is finally here and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you could find yourself paying much longer than that due to a muscle spasm or strain.  To help

Twenty Reasons to Not Eat Within Your Own Kingdom
March 17, 2015 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  There is now a mountain of evidence suggesting that eating more fruits and vegetables in your diet offers many health benefits. Most of the benefits come from the addition of whole food of plant origin, (fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds etc.) because of all of the increased fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients available in

How to Read Food Labels
September 22, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Label Reading 101 – Advice from Jeff Novick MS, RD, LD, LN The above picture is probably enough to scare anyone off of this topic. This is why I have created this post, which is a summary of label reading information presented in Jeff Novick’s DVD, ‘Should I Eat That?’  If you are interested

The Pleasure Trap
March 14, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

The Pleasure Trap As an alternative health provider, I generally believe that if one follows one’s general intuitive sense about what feels good, that it will serve you well in life and in health. Listening to your own heart and your own mind is extremely important, since you are living YOUR life. This inner voice

Have we Gone Overboard on Protein?
January 13, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

Have we Gone Overboard on Protein? What does the Science Say? *Reader’s note: Much of the content of this article is drawn from the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. Their website, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the science of healthy eating.   We all need to eat to live, so let’s