Here you'll find my thoughts on fitness, humanity, nature, nutrition, politics, reason, science and critical thinking.

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” -Albert Einstein

Monday, December 29, 2008

If you make a resolution to lose weight, look at FOOD 1st, not the gym.

Once again a new year starts and millions of people will make the resolution to lose some weight and for the most part it will mean making a commitment to exercise.

For those that will stick with their work out routine they will see results if they go no less than 3 times a week for 1 hour each time. But then something frustrating will occur, the results will stop showing in terms of weight loss. You will be healthier overall but people want to see some weight drop and if they lose 30 pounds and still have 30 to go and it just sits there people tend to get frustrated and eventually quit.

The problem is they would have to keep increasing the exercise to the point that it would be 6-7 days a week for 1 hour each time which is non sense even for myself who enjoys working out.

So what is the other option? FOOD!

80-85% of the success you will have in your health and fitness goals is nutrition, the remaining is split up between exercise and sleep.

So my suggestion is look at what you eat, eliminate the junk, eat proteins, eat good fats (all healthy foods have good fats), eliminate the carbohydrates. Carbohydrates makes people FAT, not the fat content in healthy foods.

Start with just the following: keep carbohydrates under 100 grams a day of good sources, do not count carbohydrates from vegetables, you can eat as many veggies as you wish.

If you can cut out the junk foods and keep carbs under 100 grams a day you will see weight loss. Add in a 45 minute walk 3 times a week and the results will be encouraging.

A great website that helps you count calories and shows their protein, fat, carbohydrate content is

Enjoy the new year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Joke of the year 2008 for me!

Sovereignty to the end!

The night before his wedding day a young Québec seperatist listens to last minute instructions from his father who is also a separatist.

Father: My son, when you enter the bedroom take your wife in your hands because a Québécois is STRONG!

And after you will throw her on the bed because a Québécois is PROUD!

You will then get naked because a Québécois is BEAUTIFUL!

After the wedding night the father asks how things went.

Son: I did as you said father.

Father: And ???

Son: I ended up masturbating myself (very proud of himself).

Father: WHY in the world would you do that??!!

Son: Because a Québécois is independent!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Is life REALLY like a box of chocolates?

In Forest Gump (The movie) a statement is made about life being like a box of chocolates because you never know what you will get every time.

I can agree with that about life, so much is unexpected... but chocolate pretty much always tastes good!

Something to ponder for no reason at all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One hint that a country is out of control... too many GUNS!

USA is certainly king in that department.

In USA you have 290 million guns floating around, that is 90 guns for every 100 US Citizen. Population is 308 million (est. 2008)

How bad is that? Well second place in the world goes to India who has 45 millions guns... that is 6 times less than USA and India has a population of 1,147,995,904 (July 2008 est.).

Oh and the biggest reason they fight hard to keep the rights to carry weapons... in case they need it to defend themselves against their OWN government should it ever turn against them. Now I do not know about you but if my Government was the US one and it turned on me with the military backing it I would not feel too good about going up against a tank with a simple gun, or a jet, or a battalion of heavily armed men or artillery, etc...

I hope Canada never gets that bad but we do have allot, they say 1 for every 3 Canadian is a good estimate.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

From a scientific point of view, racism based on looks makes no sense.

Every single human being on this planet is 99.99% identical.

You read it right, only 0.01% is what makes us look different.

So if you hate another human because of how he looks you pretty much hate who you are... so if you're going to hate a human, look in the mirror.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Our precious drinking water... so little... yet so VERY much.

Of all the water in the world only 2.5% is fresh water, meaning you can drink it as opposed to salt water (drinking salt water will kill you).

To make matters worst 99% of that 2.5% is ICE (North and South Poles and mountain tops) so access to fresh water is no easy task... lets not forget how much we humans have polluted allot of that water and so it needs to be treated before drinking (yes just us humans again destroying ourselves).

Funny thing is we have TONS of fresh water all around us... the AIR you breath, it is called water vapor.

Pretty ironic how people our dying of thirst on a daily basis all over the world when water is all around them.

Now we just need to find an efficient way of transforming the water vapors into drinking water we can start drinking some pretty damn clean water!

There is one company that seems to have accomplished this (A Canadian one too!) but we will know for sure next year when it rolls out... and of course the cost.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Are we destroying all the medicine for the future?

In our greed for more money people are destroying the rain forests at a startling pace. It used to cover 14% of the earth, now it is down to 6%, all this was done in less than 50 years..

Did you know that 50%, yes FIFTY % of ALL known living things on land live in the rain forests.

For many this will not bother them or are unaware. But here is a fact that might just bother everybody because in our day and age of healthy foods devalued of nutrients, junk food and BILLIONS of man made pollutants we have ailments appearing at a faster paste than we can find cures.

The rain forest alone accounts for over 25% of all medicine sold in the world and this comes from less than 100 plants in the rain forest. Conservative scientists state we know less than 10% of all plants in the rain forests.

Off the KNOWN plants, 3000 have been identified to fight or kill cancer cells, all living in the rain forest.

When you consider that over 137 species of plants and animals are made extinct everyday from deforestation that means allot of possible medicine to fight all the crap WE humans have made.

So basically mother nature has given us everything to thrive but we are tearing it apart.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Which one is bigger, Virus or Bacteria?

Bacteria by a landslide, it takes several thousands of gene to form a Bacteria while a virus can be created with less than 10, like the HiV virus (causes AIDS).

They can stay dormant for billions of years and then you give them a food source and they will multiply faster than anything.

Humans have over 100 000.

So the little guy made out of nothing is the actually the BIG guy ;) .

How do we fight them? Antibiotics, the problem with that is antibiotics kill pretty much everything in site, even the good bacteria in our gut which is were over 70% of our immune system comes from, so we are trying to fight off a virus and we kill all those friends of ours in our gut trying to do exactly that. We have 400 species of friendly bacteria that number in the trillions, so much that if you put them all together in your hand they would have a weight of 1 kilo (2.2 pounds).

Whenever you take antibiotics, go buy some DanActive (properly researched probiotic) at the local supermarket, it has 10 billion friendly bacteria per serving, drink 1-2 a day until you no longer are on antibiotics. I take one everyday, it is a yogurt that you drink. Probiotic .