Dr. Patrick Owen will help you achieve health and wellness the way nature intended. He uses a traditional approach to health and nutrition based on evolution and ancestry. He has helped hundreds of people struggling with their weight or trying to manage a metabolic imbalance using strategies that consider stress, sleep, environment, physical activity and genetic individuality. His expertise stems from his nutritional research in such remote places as Tibet and Papua New Guinea, where diet plays an important role in health, environment, and emotional well-being. Patrick’s research has shown that most metabolic diseases stem from a mismatch between the environment and a person’s genetic alignment.

Patrick has co-written two books, published more than a dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is host of AskMen’s THRIVE web series. Combining his education in nutrition with his years of experience as a certified personal trainer, Patrick is able to provide a customized strategy that is designed for a person’s specific health needs. A nutrition consultation includes a biometric assessment, a 48-page nutrition info booklet with 28 delicious recipes, a personalized 7-day meal plan, a supplementation regimen, and tons of tips and tricks on how to fit it all inside a hectic modern-day lifestyle. Learn more about how he can help you at


  • Ph.D. Human Nutrition, McGill University, 2008
  • M.Sc. Botanical Science, McGill University, 2000
Awards & Certifications

  • F.I.T. Certified Personal Trainer and Group Class Instructor, 2004
  • Level 1 CrossFit certified, 2014
  • CPR: Heart Saver Plus/AED (A+), updated 2017
  • Elsevier Reviewer of the Year – Pharmacology Division, 2010
  • International Development Research Centre Award, 2004
  • Richard E. Schultes Award, 2002
Selected Publications

  • Sayers J, Owen P, Darcy J, Paré J. 2012. Superfoods Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle. Company’s Coming Publishing Ltd. Edmonton, AB.
  • Karst A, Kershaw L, Owen P. 2009. Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 448 pp
  • Ubalijoro E, Owen P, Atadja P, Mpagi, J, Geary T, Wambebe C. Infectious Disease and Traditional Knowledge in Africa. African Union Commissioned Paper, Experts Workshop on Research Networking and Pan African Policy on Infectious Disease, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17-19 November 2008.
  • Owen PL, Martineau LC, Caves D, Haddad P, Matainaho T, Johns T. 2008. Consumption of guava (Psidium guajava L) and noni (Morinda citrifolia L) may protect betel quid-chewing Papua New Guineans against diabetes. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 17:635-643
  • Fraser MH, Cuerrier A, Haddad PS, Arnason JT, Owen PL, Johns T. 2007. Medicinal plants of Cree communities (Québec, Canada): antioxidant activity of plants used to type 2 diabetes symptoms. Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology 85:1200-1214.
  • Owen PL. 2006. Tibetan foods and medicines: antioxidants as mediators of high-altitude nutritional physiology. Pieroni, A., Price, L.L. (eds.) Eating and Healing: Traditional Food as Medicine, Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, N.Y., 39-64.