Author Archives: Dai

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

Overeating and eating the wrong foods can cause bloating, digestive problems and that uncomfortable feeling. That uncomfortable feeling that you get is caused by gas and toxins being released into the digestive tract. Getting rid of that with a natural solution is possible! For centuries, eastern medicine has used charcoal as the go-to method for stomach problems. The reason it ... Read More »

No Fowl Here! Eggs for breakfast helps with weight management


Eggs are all-natural and offer one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. One egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV), and nearly half is found in the yolk. In fact, the protein quality in an egg is so high that the scientists often use eggs as the ... Read More »

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

My wife and best friend, Christie Kennedy Manuel aka the @Mom_OnTheRun posted this on her Facebook wall yesterday morning: “We consider the C word an extremely bad word in our home, even ranked above the F word. I am not one to click on random links, but because this came from a person I value and I had a few ... Read More »

August’s #ChickenChat is all about Breastfeeding Awareness


August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity for moms to learn about the importance of breast milk for their growing baby and nutrition to keep them healthy and energized! Check out this month’s article by nutritionist, Kelly Ateyo, “Best Nutrition for Baby and Mom“. August’s #ChickenChat is all about “Breastfeeding Awareness”   A few things we’ll be ... Read More »

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Daily choices are seemingly automatic for most of us. Is obesity a disease of “poor choices”? We choose to get out of bed. We choose to go to work. We choose to eat a burger, fries and large soda at lunch. We choose to NOT exercise. We choose to sit on the couch and play back-to-back-to-back games of Candy Crush ... Read More »

Obesity Epidemic: More people die of too much food than not enough


As someone who spent a 5 year period of my life in a state of morbid obesity, I take the current state of the world’s health very seriously. Many factors are playing into what’s being coined as the “obesity epidemic”. Media outlets around the world are reporting startling statistics and figures on declining life expectancy, increased health care costs and other health ... Read More »

Keeping Hangryness in Check with Quick-to-Cook Chicken Recipes


When I was first approached by the Chicken Farmers of Canada to become the Canadian Health Ambassador, I had to ask myself one thing: do I love chicken that much? 1.3 seconds later, and without hesitation, I answered the seemingly rhetorical question with a resounding, “YES! I love chicken!” The past 8 months have been full of memorable opportunities to share and educate Canadians from ... Read More »

Optimum Nutrition for Peak Performance and Why #ItMatters


Do you EAT to LIVE or LIVE to EAT? Semantics perhaps, but if you are really honest with yourself; which one best describes your way of being? For many of us, nutrition is a daily battle that often ends with feelings of frustration rooted in our failure to follow a plan. Our performance both in life and in sport is ... Read More »

Team #iWantMyMudder takes on Tough Mudder Whistler


We came, we saw, we got REAL muddy! Team #iWantMyMudder is a group of highly motivated people who love to challenge themselves to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. It’s all about the Grow Zone! For more info on how to join Team #iWantMyMudder and other events we’re participating at, check out Join our tribe! Hoorah! A question to ask ... Read More »