Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS

About Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS

Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, Strength Coach, Author, Speaker, and Blogger practicing in Toronto, Canada. He believes that diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors have the most profound impact on your overall health and performance. Marc is the author of The Paleo Project – A 21st Guide to Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, & Living Longer and currently serves as the Sports Nutrition Lead for Canadian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team.

Can Peanuts Be Part of A Paleo Diet?

Everybody seems to love peanut butter. Entire websites can be found dedicated to the pursuit of adding the smooth, salty and highly palatable spread to seemingly every possible food. That said, peanuts (and peanut butter) aren’t Paleo. In fact, peanuts aren’t even nuts at all – they’re part of the legume family – and therefore off limits on a strict Paleo diet. The problem is that for many people peanuts (and more specifically peanut butter) are a “make or break” food choice that might heavily influence their decision to jump into a Paleo lifestyle. So, let’s take a closer look

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How to Achieve Ketogenic Gains with a Paleo Diet

Part Two in Our Ketogenic Diet Series The Paleo diet approach shares many similar traits to a ketogenic diet and a few modifications to your Paleo diet may make it possible to achieve the best of both worlds. In part one of this series on ketogenic diets, Christopher Clarke outlined the physiology of a ketogenic diet and its significant benefits with a myriad of chronic health conditions including weight gain, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, neurological conditions and certain cancers.1,2 Now, the practical part… How can you transform your Paleo diet into a ketogenic Paleo approach? #1 Reduce Your Carb

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The Dangers of Artificial Folic Acid

(Recently Dr Cordain talked about the issues with folic acid and why it’s not the same as folate on the Paleo Diet podcast. We recommend listening to the entire episode to get the full science, but if you want a shorter explanation in clear lay terms including recommendations for your diet, then please read on!) The advent of synthetic folic acid was considered a god-send for expecting moms. That’s why in 1998, the USDA started “fortifying” all wheat containing products like bread, pasta, wraps, and bagels to help prevent the neural tube defects seen in mother’s who had low levels

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Promoting Calcium Balance Health on a Paleo Diet (Easier Than You Think)

When you talk about calcium, the conversation typically shifts quickly over to bone health and osteoporosis. There’s a reason: the ingrained fear of bone loss is very real. The US Surgeon General’s Report states that one out of two people over the age of 50 either has osteoporosis or is at risk of developing it.1 In fact, osteoporosis accounts for more hospital days for women over 45 than diabetes, heart attacks or breast cancer. Further, fragility fractures are the leading cause of hospitalization in adults over 65.2,3 These staggering statistics lead most people, including many doctors and nutritionists, to think

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Simple Ways to Reduce Omega-6s and Increase Omega-3s in Your Diet for Better Health

If there’s one area where the nutrition media seems to sing a different and more confusing tune every week, it’s with their messages about fats. Low fat was good for us, now it’s not. Saturated fats may not be the heart-clogging poison we thought. And what exactly are trans fats? It’s enough to make us throw our hands in the air and reach for the nearest burger. Fortunately, one message has been consistent: omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are extremely beneficial for your overall health.   The problem is, not all sources of omega-3 fatty acids are created equal. In

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Ancestral Foods for Antioxidant Health

At one point or another we’ve probably all wondered how to increase the antioxidants in our diet. Fortunately, a Paleo diet is an important and easy way to maintain antioxidant health. But before we explain how, it’s important to know why. In the first part of this series on antioxidant health, Christopher James Clark explained that free radicals are highly unstable and reactive molecules with an unpaired electron. While they aren’t inherently “bad”, a chronic excess can lead to oxidative stress which damages your body including your DNA, your cellular membranes and worsens chronic disease progressions. Poor health or diet,

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Can A Depleted-Glycogen “Sleep Low” Strategy Improve Your Performance?

For athletes, especially endurance athletes, the nutrition dogma has always been to consume significant amounts of carbohydrates post-exercise in order to maximize recovery and promote the best training adaptations. It’s well accepted in the research that muscle glycogen – the carbohydrate stores on your muscles – is replenished much more readily in the first few hours after training. Higher carbohydrate (and protein) meals help to rebuild glycogen and to offset the training-induced increase in cortisol stress hormones.1,2 But what would happen if you didn’t eat after exercise? Would it completely derail your recovery and future performance? Many believe so. But

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Ancestral Solutions for A Sluggish Thyroid

Do you feel tired? Is your mood unusually low? Do you have steady weight gain despite eating well and exercising? If you answered “yes,” your thyroid may be struggling to keep up with the demands of daily life. Your thyroid gland effectively sets your body’s thermostat and metabolism. It can be sluggish when the conversion from your body’s primary thyroid hormone – thyroxine (T4) – to the “active” or useable form – triiodothyronine (T3) – is impaired. This condition is often termed subclinical hypothyroidism because patients can exhibit some of the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism – fatigue (especially in the

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Vitamin D & Endurance Sport Performance

Endurance athletes are meticulous trainees, spending countless hours planning their training programs and nutrition strategies to successfully complete the “miles” required to achieve their goals. It takes focus and dedication to be a successful distance athlete, yet there is one vitamin in particular even the most studious athlete will likely not replenish adequately to meet their performance goals. Vitamin D has been gaining significant momentum recently in the research for its ability to influence over 1,000 different genes in the body and subsequently some important performance parameters. Failing to get sufficient vitamin D regularly can negatively impact many endurance parameters,

Posted in Athletes, Autoimmune Diseases, Exercise and Fitness, Inflammation

Ancestral Clues to Better Sleep and Energy this Winter

As we move into the colder, darker and shorter days of fall and winter it becomes more difficult to maintain your energy levels, productivity and fight off nasty colds and flu. These common complaints become the norm as the seasons change and people are constantly looking for that “magic bullet” supplement or medication to keep them running on all cylinders. Interestingly, a new study on the daily patterns of modern hunter-gatherer tribes across the globe might hold a few clues in how we can keep ourselves healthy, fit and productive through the winter season. How Much Sleep Did Our Paleo

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