Thinking about Health & Nutrition in the 21st Century.

Epidemic curve of confirmed COVID-19, by date of report and WHO region through 25 March 2020

A COVID-19 Wakeup Call

Back in 2003, I lived in Japan and was a frequent traveler in Asia. Naturally I was concerned about the risk posed by SARS (SARS-CoV-1), which was front page news at the time.

COVAR-19 has given me pause to re-evaluate my assumptions.

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Yet Another Fad Diet?

What kind of diet is the Post-Modern Diet? Is it keto? Is it vegan? Is it Palaeo? Is it another fad diet?

These are some of the common questions I get asked. The short answer is that the Post-Modern Diet is not a particular regimen. I think of it as the sum of the useful knowledge that I have accumulated in the last 20 years and the application of that knowledge.

Looking ahead with 20-20 Vision

The Road Ahead

First I want to thank you all, for your support and valuable input over last five years. It has been a real learning experience and I have a lot more clarity in terms of how the Post-Modern Diet[ Diet ] • The foods habitually consumed by a person, community or other group. • A specific food regimen such as a …

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Insulin hypodermic and blood sugar tester

Isn’t it Time We Abandoned Glycemic Index?

Glycemic index (GI[ Glycaemic Index, Glycemic Index, GI ] A numerical value associated assigned to specific foods that indicates its effect on blood sugar, measured two hours after consumption. The glycaemic index is relative to the consumption of pure glucose which is… More) has seen wide popularity among weight-loss dieters. Originally intended to be used by diabetics, it is a …

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Club Sandwich and Fries

Carbohydrates Without Guilt?

Are all carbohydrates[ Carbohydrate, Carb, Saccharide ] A group of organic compounds occurring in living tissues, comprising of sugars, starches, and cellulose. Carbohydrates can be divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Shorter-chain carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides) are generally… More alike or is there some substance to the good-carb-bad-carb arguments? A Google search suggests that even researchers, …

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Toronto Meetup Group Launched

On January 1, 2015 we launched our Toronto Meetup Group. We didn’t expect any buzz because we didn’t schedule a meeting but in less than a week we had over 50 members. Top priority now is to get a venue locked down so we can schedule our first meeting. Join the Toronto Meetup Group