Vegan health and beauty products

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products?– Janice T., Brooklyn, NY The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the 50,000+ ingredients used in many of our favorite lotions, 

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Get those hammies in shape

By Dr. George I. Traitses Anyone who’s ever suffered a hamstring strain or tear understands the importance of keeping your hamstring muscles – on the back of each leg, running from approximately the buttocks to the knee – strong and flexible. Unfortunately, it’s often subject to injury because many people tend to focus on other 

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Lower Sugar = Lower Blood Pressure

By Dr. George I. Traitses Sounds pretty simple, right? Except in a society overwhelmed by processed foods loaded with added sugar, keeping your sugar (or blood pressure) in check can be a major challenge. But let’s leave the topic of limiting sugar consumption from all sources for another day, and instead focus on sugar from 

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Back Pain: Bad for your mental health

Dr. George I. Traitses If you’re not already utilizing chiropractic care to resolve your back pain and reduce the likelihood it will return – not to mention improving your overall health and wellness – that means one of two things: you haven’t suffered back pain (yet) or you’ve decided to temporarily suppress the pain with 

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Gina Bahiwal was invited to speak before a parliamentary committee in Ottawa last year that led to the revocation of the rule that banned migrant workers from Canada for four years after being here for four. She is now being deported under that rule despite the fact it was quashed.  (JUSTICIA FOR MIGRANT WORKERS) 
File photo courtesy of Toronto Star

Deportation order against migrant activist Gina Bahiwal cancelled

Toronto, Jan 13th, 2017/ – Prominent migrant worker activist Gina Bhaiwal is celebrating today after learning that her deportation order has been cancelled by the federal government. Bahiwal was to be deported this Sunday January 15th at 9:30pm. Upon hearing about Bahiwal’s imminent deportation, hundreds of people across Canada wrote letters of support to cancel 

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Filipina ‘bedrock of justice’ served removal order from Canada

By Ysh Cabana Feisty and dedicated, Gregorgina “Gina” Bahiwal, 42, has been the go-to person for migrant workers — attesting to the respect she inspires within her own milieu. Bahiwal came to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in 2008 and worked at a greenhouse packing fruits and vegetables in Leamington, Ontario for four 

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Eric Baculinao speaks before PPCO members at FV Foods. At left and center, Neftali and Cesar Abrenica, guests. PHOTO: HG

China’s new ‘middle class’ society guided by ‘adaptive’ communist principles

NBC BEIJING Bureau chief Eric Baculinao talks on By Lui Queaño NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief Eric Baculinao’s talk on China’s transformation and its bid for world supremacy was well received at the informal dinner hosted by the Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) held at FV Foods Scarborough, Tuesday, January 10. Presided over by 

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Eric Baculinao speaks before Ethnic Press Council

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, spoke before the officers and members of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada on January 9 at the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers. Speaking before an audience of publishers and journalists from at least 30 different ethnic media organizations, Baculinao discussed 

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Thoughts on the role of community media

Keynote Address, PPCO holiday party, Dec. 8, 2016, Toronto Let me acknowledge first the bountiful harvest of recruits PPCO has this year. More importantly, we have a new batch of new members composed mainly of young talents in the community, most with journalism education and/or currently active in community or mainstream media. For sure we 

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‘Coron is not Bikini Bottom!’

Nickelodeon dives into PH sea for underwater resort, locals alarmed By Ysh Cabana American children’s television network Nickelodeon has announced plans to build a 400-hectare undersea attraction in Coron, an island municipality in the western Philippine province of Palawan. Ron Johnson, an executive vice president with Viacom International Media Networks, which owns Nickelodeon, said the 

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