Josh Gitalis
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".

Entries by Josh Gitalis

Which Probiotics Actually Work?

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:27 PM

There is a paradigm shift happening in the nutrition and functional medicine world. We once thought that "you are what you eat" was the ruling ideal; that food had a direct effect on our physiology and that this was the end of the story. However a new story is emerging...

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Beware Your Cellphone

(18) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 1:55 PM

I have to admit something. I am a skeptic. Being in the natural health field I have been exposed to many different unconventional therapies and ideas. As such, I am forced to properly evaluate whether a particular supplement, device, treatment, or idea is efficacious.

One of my rules in...

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Part 2: Is Gluten Really That Bad?

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 12:30 PM

If you missed part 1, go here.

The Good News

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...

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Is Gluten Really That Bad? [Part 1]

(8) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 12:37 PM

The short answer: Yes and no -- but mostly yes.

The long answer...

The first question that needs to be addressed is why has gluten become the new food villain? Haven't we eaten gluten for thousands of years without any problems?

To answer this question we must pick on a...

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Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 4:08 PM

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. Thus, they contain various constituents that ensure their survival in nature. These powerful constituents have fantastic benefits for us when we consume them.

Grapefruit Seeds

The bitter seeds of a grapefruit...

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How to Protect Yourself Against Pool Chemicals

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:09 PM

I have spent much time in the pool over my life. I took swimming lessons when I was young. In my late teens and early 20s I worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard, and in the summers I'd recreate in the pool quite often.

To keep pools clean,...

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Why Genes Don't Determine Your Destiny

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 11:14 AM

The university I attended did not have one or two libraries, but six large libraries. The first time I set foot in these endless hallways of information I was overwhelmed to say the least. When I needed a particular reference for a project, I amazingly managed to find the exact...

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The Top Five Supplements For Digestion

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 10:08 AM

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...

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