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Josh Gitalis

Evidence-based Clinical Nutritionist

Josh has always been fascinated with the fields of sports, fitness, and nutrition. He began studies in these areas at the University of Western Ontario, receiving an honors degree in kinesiology (Ba.H). At Western, Josh showed a special interest in sport injuries, becoming a member of the football team’s sport medicine crew.

After graduating University, Josh began working as a fitness coach. He also went on to qualify as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) helping clients reach their physical goals. Over time, Josh realized that just as important as “working-out” is “working-in”, and became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP).

Josh is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. Josh runs a private practice based in Metro Toronto and teaches Clinical Nutrition at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. He is also the author and instructor of two professional courses entitled "Nutrition in Practice" and "Therapeutic Nutrition and Supplements in Practice".
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Which Probiotics Actually Work?

The lactobacillus species is one of the most researched. Among the lactobacillus family is one particular strain, lactobacillus GG (also known as Culturelle), which has solid research backing up its use for acute diarrhea, traveller's diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and colic.
06/04/2014 05:27 EDT
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Beware Your Cellphone

What really came as a surprise to me was when Dr. Davis mentioned that mobile phones actually increased dopamine in the brain. What does that mean physiologically? It points to the possibility that mobile phones can become addictive. Dopamine is the same neurotransmitter that is released with cocaine addiction.
09/28/2013 11:05 EDT
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Part 2: Is Gluten Really That Bad?

The good news with all of this gluten business is, if you eliminate it from your diet and you're sensitive, symptoms will get better. I have seen this many times clinically, spoken to many people who have experienced this, and the research corroborates these findings.
08/29/2013 12:30 EDT
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Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.
02/07/2013 05:48 EST
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How to Protect Yourself Against Pool Chemicals

One of the most common chemicals used in pools is chlorine and less common, bromine. The problem with these chemicals is that they are detrimental to your health. If you are going to be swimming in a pool, there are a few simple things you can do to mitigate the damages.
02/04/2013 05:46 EST
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Why Genes Don't Determine Your Destiny

In a bee hive there are thousands of worker bees that all serve one bee, the queen bee. The only difference between the queen bee and the worker bee is their food source. The queen bee is the only bee that is allowed to consume the protein-rich royal jelly. Epigenetics tells us that we are in control of our genetic destiny.
01/03/2013 12:14 EST

The Top Five Supplements For Digestion

Everything begins and ends in the digestive tract. If the digestive system is not fully functional, every single process in the body is affected. This is why it is so important to "be kind" to your digestive tract and not stress it too much. Things that stress the digestive tract are...
05/07/2012 10:05 EDT