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Jan. 4, 2015, 3:28 p.m.
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Seymour snow conditions, winter 2014-15

the backcountry access is boney and icy

Thanks for the update! Planning on doing some after work laps once coverage gets better.

Jan. 2, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
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Whistler Conditions Sept 2013 - May 2014

Blackcomb surprised me today. Better than expected and a sleeper day for sure. It was nice to get some good pow turns! The patrols were pretty stoked for the fresh snow.

Heard Crystal started running again. Glacier and Showcase stopped running around 2 pm bc of the high winds. It was still puking when I left. Combined with the vis tomorrow should be good.

Nov. 21, 2013, 11:56 p.m.
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War On Fat

Heard this once … Most of the obesity epidemic is simply the natural response to living in an unnatural environment.

Oct. 31, 2013, 1:34 p.m.
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7th Annual Halloween Ride

Have fun!! I remember when it was on Ned's. Definitely a spooky ride! Nice to change it up.

I am at work till 8:30 pm tonight. Any plans for bevvies after?

Aug. 9, 2013, 10:34 a.m.
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South Chilcotin - 2013

Jim/Brett creek was super sweet last weekend! Nice how the storm passed when we hit the alpine and we were welcomed to blue skies and stunning views. Thanks to all those who helped clear it!! Really appreciated it :) made for an awesome flowy ride down Brett this time.

Aug. 9, 2013, 10:18 a.m.
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Battle for Bond - WORCA's women's event Aug 24

Holy awesome video! Too bad I'll be missing it this year.

I know a bunch of ladies who have signed up and looking forward to it :)

July 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
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Sierrasil

Thought I would share this from a source:

"Serriasil is a combination of clay based minerals from the Sierra Mountains in the US. It looks like it has been subject to one controlled trial in those with mild to moderate knee OA, but the authors concluded that “In all sierrasil treated groups there was a significantly faster onset of benefits from initial values (evident from week 1 to 2) compared to placebo (first evident at week 6) but at the conclusion of the study differences between groups was not significant.”
http://www.journal-inflammation.com/content/2/1/11

While their product does have an NPN number with Health Canada, they don’t list their product ingredients on the governmental registration but online it contains:
•Calcium 23mg
•Potassium 20mg
•Sodium + 12mg
•Aluminium 6mg
•Phosphorus 3.1mg
•Magnesium 2.2mg
•Iron ** 1.2mg
•Silicon ++ 1.0mg
•Manganese 0.15mg
•Barium ˆ 0.10mg
•Copper 0.033mg
•Cobalt ˆ ˆ 0.014mg
•Zinc 0.014mg

The fact that it contains aluminum (a neurotoxin) and that the long term blinded results are not promising, I would not recommend this product."

May 8, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
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I love the lost lake trails!

I always have fun on those trails. Love them too!

Feb. 25, 2013, 2:39 p.m.
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Blood Diets.

Paging Marvel to the Red Phone!

Below are a couple studies where they compared various types of diets or different macronutrient combinations, and what both studies conclude all diets work, for those individuals who stay on them.

- http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=200094 Each popular diet modestly reduced body weight and several cardiac risk factors at 1 year. Overall dietary adherence rates were low, although increased adherence was associated with greater weight loss and cardiac risk factor reductions for each diet group. These results suggest that strategies to increase adherence may deserve more emphasis than the specific macronutrient composition of the weight loss diet itself in supporting successful weight loss.

- http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0804748: We randomly assigned 811 overweight adults to one of four diets; the targeted percentages of energy derived from fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the four diets were 20, 15, and 65%; 20, 25, and 55%; 40, 15, and 45%; and 40, 25, and 35%. Reduced-calorie diets result in clinically meaningful weight loss regard less of which macronutrients they emphasize.

Mark Hub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, did an experiment and he lost 27 lbs over 10 weeks by cutting his calories and eating a “convenience store diet” (Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, etc.). http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html

You can stand strong behind your beliefs or the science regarding what is the best diet, best macronutrient composition, best foods, etc … but if people can’t stick to it and they end up putting back on the weight, how does that affect their self-esteem, their self-confidence? What works for you, may not work for me.

I like how Dr. Sharma put it: “Not only, is what worked for you not necessarily the solution to everyone else’s problem, but just because you have lost the weight, does not mean you understand the issues relevant to others struggling with their problem. Sure, your story (of weight loss) is of interest and yes, it is good to know that you are managing, but this makes you no more an expert on obesity than surviving cancer would make you an oncologist.”

Just about the Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, is not a weight loss guide and yes it does have industry influence. Here’s a couple good blog about it from Dr. Freedhoff:
http://www.weightymatters.ca/2007/02/canadas-new-food-guide-i-give-it-c.html
http://www.weightymatters.ca/2006/11/canadas-food-guide-to-unhealthy-eating.html
http://www.weightymatters.ca/2008/06/leslie-beck-says-food-guide-makes-you.html

Jan. 26, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
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2012/2013 Cypress Snow Conditions

I can't believe I am asking this, but how are the groomed runs up at Cypress?
Rehabbing from an accident and my physio gave me to OK cruise the groomers this weekend and just don't want to head up tomorrow if the runs are icy.

Jan. 14, 2013, 1:27 p.m.
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Revy resort cat service

Not recommended.

You are better off buying a lift ticket and bringing slackcountry gear with you and schralping the terrain that way. The tenure is right off the ski resort and gets hit hard by the side [HTML_REMOVED] slackcountry crowd.

Agree.

Jan. 11, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
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Kidney Stones...

I am no expert ;) but may have worked in a kidney stone clinic. The best way to prevent kidney stones is by doing a 24 hour urine collection, this gives an indication of the risk factors present. The diet can then be modified to change the chemical composition of the urine with the aim of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation.

Here are some general guidelines but from the 24 hour test results we fine tune our recommendations and can tracked how people are doing.

Increase Fluids:
Drink at least 2.5 – 3 L per day. Half of fluids should be water and limit alcohol and caffeine beverages, and avoid tea and dark sodas/ pop.

Drinking enough fluids each day will help to wash chemical salts or crystals through the kidneys before stones have a chance to form.

Add ½ cup concentrated lemon juice (e.g. Real Lemon) to 2 litres of water and drink over the day to increase urine citrate (or fill into 4 500ml bottles and sip throughout the day). Citrate helps prevent stones from forming naturally by changing the pH of the urine. Ca and citrate have a stronger interaction and prevents calcium and oxalate from binding in urine.

Calcium:
Too little calcium in the diet might result in too much oxalate being absorbed and released into the urine. Having dairy with fruit and veg will cause these two combine in the intestine and it will prevent stone formation in the urine.

So you want to have 3 servings per day of dairy foods, with main meals, and when you eat fruits and vegetables.
TUMS is an optional source of calcium.

Oxalate:
Oxalate in the urine can be decreased by decreasing oxalate in the diet, while taking enough calcium to maintain a proper balance of these two.

Avoid high in oxalate content: dark green leafy veg. (e.g. spinach, swiss chard, beet greens, kale, escarole, watercress, etc.), rhubarb, beets, nuts and soya products, tea, Vitamin C supplements (not [HTML_REMOVED]250mg), dark sodas

Limit: chocolate, strawberries, beans (string, baked, kidney, soy), fruit juices, parsley

Choose: Herbal teas (chamomile, ginger, rosehip, peach, etc.), soda (Sprite, ginger ale, 7-up)

Sodium:
A high amount of salt in your diet tends to increase the amount of calcium in the urine. You want to limit foods which are high / rich in sodium / salt. Try using herbs, spices, fresh or powdered onion and garlic, lemon juice etc.. instead of salt.

Animal Protein:
Eating large amounts of animal protein can increase the amount of uric acid, calcium and possibly oxalate in the urine. Reduce portion sizes of animal protein products (daily serving to 4-6 oz or 100-150 grams cooked is good)

Limit the following foods which really produce uric acid:
Organ meats (liver, kidney, heart, tongue, brain and sweetbreads), Goose, Game meats, Rabbit
Anchovies, Fish Roe, Sardines, Herring, Mussels and Scallops

Game meats are more dense and therefore the amount of uric acid is high and large amounts can form crystals.

Jan. 3, 2013, 11:07 a.m.
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good restaurants in north van???

Great, nice to know some new places to check out on the shore.

Jan. 3, 2013, 11:02 a.m.
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4 year old taken out

So sad to hear - taking mum to Big White this year and she cruises only the greens and easy blues now. If she experiences a crash or fall where she's injured, that will be the end of her skiing.

Some action should be taken towards reckless skiers / boarders on those easier runs, especially to prevent it from happening again.

Dec. 13, 2012, 12:54 p.m.
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The food industry didn't want to hear it, now the internet will.

That's not you. It's that joke we call the BMI.

BMI is slowly heading out as the way to assess a person’s health risk based on weight.
We use the Edmonton Obesity Staging System. I got a new doc on the Shore and I was happy to learn that part of her pt assessment includes EOSS ranking.

http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-classification-time-to-move-beyond-bmi.html

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