Dr. Patrick Owen

Dr. Patrick Owen

Montreal, Quebec
Health, Nutrition, and Stress Management Expert
Dr Patrick Owen is a certified personal trainer and lifestyle consultant who uses a functional approach to health & nutrition based on evolution and ancestry. Dr Patrick Owen helps people struggling with weight or trying to manage a metabolic imbalance using strategies that encompass stress, sleep, environment, physical activity & genetic individuality.
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Dr Patrick Owen, PhD uses a functional 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 encompass stress, sleep, environment, physical activity and genetic individuality. His expertise stems from his nutritional research in remote places around the world where diet plays an important role in health, community, and emotional well-being.

Dr Patrick Owen’s research has shown that most metabolic diseases stem from a mismatch between the environment and a person’s genetic alignment. His research also suggests that Canada’s current health recommendations are far removed from the ideal way humans should eat and live.

Dr Owen holds a doctorate in Human Nutrition from McGill University, has co-written two books, published more than a dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is the host of AskMen.com’s THRIVE web series. He’s also a certified personal trainer and lifestyle consultant, able to provide his clients with comprehensive strategies to achieve optimal health. Combining his education with his experience as a certified personal trainer, Dr Patrick Owen is able to provide a holistic viewpoint on the human condition. He hopes to educate, consult, and encourage others to live a life that is in line with their own unique bodies.

He delivers modern-day solutions to improve health using traditional, culturally relevant dietary strategies. Dr Patrick Owen was awarded a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship and a Fonds de Recherche du Québec -Nature et Technologies Scholarship to study the bioactive properties of medicinal plants in Tibet, Himalayan India, and Papua New Guinea.

Dr Patrick Owen was the first recipient of the Ecosystem Approach to Human Health Graduate Training Award, launched by the International Development Research Centre of Canada in 2004. He investigated the role of the local food systems of Papua New Guinea in protecting against the development of type 2 diabetes caused by the introduction of Western foods.

Dr Patrick Owen was also the first recipient of the prestigious Richard Evan Schultes Award granted by the Society of Economic Botany. In 2010, he was awarded the Elsevier Reviewer of the Year Award – Pharmacology Division, for a large number of manuscripts he reviewed for various medical and biochemical journals.

Dr Patrick Owen combines his knowledge of nutrition with various modalities of human movement to promote health and wellness for individuals.  He currently operates a functional nutrition consultation clinic in Montreal, Canada, and continues to help people achieve optimal health through personalized approaches that encompass circadian rhythm imbalances, stress management, exercise, and even ancestral heritage.

Dr Patrick Owen has ample experience talking in front of large groups from all industries and types of organizations. He provides entertaining anecdotes while explaining complex biochemical pathways. His subject matter is catered to the interests and relevance of the audience and almost always involves animated question periods. Patrick can present in English or French.



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Dr. Patrick Owen Topic Presentations


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    • Understand the commonalities that all humans share in their diets, despite differences in environment and culture.
    • Identify what aspects of our modern society differ from traditional societies and their implications on health.
    • Learn the origins of the human diet and how it applies to our current understanding of nutrition.
    • Identify apparent health paradoxes in cultures that eat diets that are considered unhealthy by modern nutritionists.
    • Learn how some cultures can thrive at the extremes of nutrition – from an all-meat diet to an all-plant diet.
    • Implement the nutritional and lifestyle habits from traditional cultures to your own way of life.
    • Learn to try new foods or ancient foods that were once common to our species.

functional nutrition and ancestral health

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    • Learn how your ancestry determines your particular nutritional and physical activity needs.
    • Understand how moving to a different climate or latitude will affect your disease risk – based solely on your genetics.
    • Learn of the wonders of human adaptability and how disease arises from our inability to adapt, based on a person’s origins.
    • Learn about circadian rhythms and how our late-night habits are causing us to become stressed and sick.
    • Discern the difference between the way our digestive system was designed to eat versus the way we’re actually eating.
    • Implement a functional approach to health by using tricks and tips to live according to the way your body was designed.
    • Learn how to prepare food, cook, and eat according to your unique heritage.

the origins and future of stress

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    • Learn why stress is the number one silent killer in developed countries and how it has gotten out of control.
    • Understand the regulation and metabolism of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human evolution and its crucial role in keeping us alive.
    • Learn about the HPA-Axis and how dysfunction of this important stress-signalling pathway is at the root cause of all our worries.
    • Understand the gender differences in how we perceive stress, whether it’s real or not.
    • Learn the health complications of stress, including an increase in body fat, even despite a perfect diet and exercise plan.
    • Learn about the tight association that stress has with sleep, your circadian rhythm, your immune system, and the foods that you eat.
    • Implement my 13 tips and tricks to control anxiety, get better sleep, and reduce stress.
    • Apply proven scientific-based strategies ranging from mindfulness meditation to eating more butter.

it all begins in your gut: digestive health and happiness

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    • Learn about the incredible advances in gut microbiology and how gut bacteria run our lives.
    • Learn about the evolution of our gut-bacteria relationship and how we could not have become human without them.
    • Discover the growing popularity of stool implants (it’s exactly what you think it is) as a cure for obesity.
    • Explore the very real possibility of consuming someone else’s stool as a future health remedy.
    • Learn why gluten has become villainized and why it’s actually a health concern and not a fad.
    • Discover what foods you thought were healthy are actually causing harm to your digestive tract and your gut flora.
    • Learn how to minimize your risk of developing colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, Celiac and other diseases of your digestive tract.
    • Implement my recommendations to optimize your gut health through proper nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle habits.

how to lose weight: for people who can't lose weight

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
    • Discover how the current obesity epidemic arises from a mismatch between our genetics and our environment.
    • Be able to answer the question “What is more important for fat loss – nutrition, exercise, or sleep?”
    • Understand the hormones responsible for gaining weight and how we can manipulate them to reverse the process.
Dr. Patrick Owen travels from Montreal, Quebec & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Dr Patrick Owen provides excellent, life-changing health programs to me and the patients I work with. Learning about nutrition is a daily ritual and sometimes a struggle. Thankfully, I can rely on Dr. Owen’s expertise.


Dr Patrick Owen seriously knows his stuff! Unlike so many “nutritionists”, he won’t give you a one-size-fits-all program or generic fad diet. Taking all things into consideration, he’ll help you come up with a plan to change your lifestyle and the way you think about food for the better.


Dr Patrick Owen is very good at keeping the class’ interest for the full three hours. He has a unique approach to teaching that I have not seen at McGill yet. He should definitely teach more classes at McGill!

McGill Student

Dr Patrick Owen is a very energetic and highly motivated professional. He has great contact with his peers and with other coworkers, is very approachable, and was a pleasure to work with. Patrick was assigned to be a lecturer for a nutrition class on the downtown McGill campus during my time working at the nutrition office, and I know he received excellent feedback through the student reviews that year. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for any position that would require a good contact with the client on top of professional expertise.

Maryse Charlebois

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