Raising kids ‘Raw’

By Dr. George I. Traitses A growing number of families are raising their children on a “raw” diet- usually a vegan diet with uncooked fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouted grain as its cornerstones. While there are many documented benefits to eating fresh foods, some are questioning the trend of going 100% raw.  Because it’s 

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Cancer could be the root of certain spinal cord injuries

By Dr. George I. Traitses About 5% of people with advanced cancer develop spinal cord compression, also known as malignant spinal cord compression or, if caused by a cancer that started elsewhere, metastatic spinal cord compression. For those who don’t get immediate treatment (within 24 hours of diagnosis is the recommendation), permanent damage is a 

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Bend your knees to lift with ease

By Dr. George I. Traitses From moving planters to picking up paint cans, lifting correctly is key to preventing injury. Here are a few tried and true rules for lifting safely and preventing back injury. • Stand close to the load to be lifted. • Place your feet shoulder-width apart. • Bend your knees and 

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Bacteria thrive in airplane conditions, study shows

By Dr. George I. Traitses It’s no longer just the snoring guy in row 12C: you could be sharing the airplane cabin with some particularly nasty fellow travelers, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and certain strains of E. coli, both potentially deadly. Using actual interior parts from airplanes (armrests, seats, etc.), and simulating flight temperatures and 

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Canada revamps TFW program

Changes met with protest, strong reactions from migrant groups By Mia Ondo Canada has recently revamped its controversial temporary foreign workers program with stricter rules, stiffer penalties and a hike in fees, with the aim of discouraging employers from hiring foreign workers. Migrant worker advocates and groups believe, however, the changes worsen the already precarious 

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Kalayaan Picnic 2014

By Babeth Cerbas The Kalayaan Picnic 2014 which was held on Saturday, June 7 at the Mississauga Valley Community Park, was a big success. Thanks to the Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization (KFCO) who organized the annual event and partnered with the Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts, it was well attended by the different 

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A Tribute to Andres Bonifacio

Bonifacio and Rizal: Of Oil and Water and Men of Conviction By Alex Moises July 3, 1892: Jose Rizal organized the Liga Filipina in Tondo, Manila. He met a man named Andres Bonifacio who became one of the founding members of the organization. Jose Rizal was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. His 

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HEROES AND HISTORY. We need to acknowledge lessons from historical experiences and find ways to redress grievances so we can truly move on

Why celebrate Philippine independence on June 12?

By Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza Those who paid attention to their history lessons will remember that the Philippines did not remain free of a colonizing power long after that declaration. When the Philippines was about to commemorate its Centennial of Independence in 1998, the issue of when to celebrate it was a major debate among historians. The 

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Reporter’s 25th Anniversary, May 31, 2014 at Rembrandt Banquet Hall. (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

Philippine Reporter marks 25th year milestone

Media, supporters, family, fun affair TORONTO – It was a media-studded affair, and rightly so, for it was The Philippine Reporter’s 25th Anniversary gala celebration that Saturday (May 31st) night, at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall. Media practitioners were there as guests, joining community organizations, public officials, academic professionals, business advertisers, former live-in-caregivers, human rights activists, 

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Greetings on Reporter’s 25th Anniversary

A Very Important Service On the occasion of the Philippine Reporter’s 25th Anniversary celebration, I am pleased to extend warmest congratulations and well wishes on behalf of Sing Tao Daily. For a quarter of a century, the Philippine Reporter has provided a very important service to Canadian Filipino community, not only in providing news information 

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