Health

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Achieve a balance by focusing on quality not quantity

I was invited to speak at a local elementary school during their Parent Engagement Night. The topics covered were student health, mental, emotional and physical.  Along with the Public Health Nurse, I was one of the speakers and as a Nutritionist, I concentrated on the nutrition aspect of the student’s physical health. I discussed how 

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Health-Be-Active

Fit Tips

By Dr. George I. Traitses Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, relieve stress, and maintain flexibility and good posture. Recreational sport is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of physical activity whether you pick up a hockey stick, golf club, racquet, or paddle, get 

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Healthy-Back

Tips for a healthy back

By Dr. George I. Traitses When your back hurts, many other things suffer, too.  Your energy is lower and your favourite activities can become sidelined. Everyday activities such as getting in and out of the car, lifting a child or carrying groceries can become painful and tiring. Even if you are not feeling sore, your 

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Causes and treatment options for muscle cramps

By Dr. George Traitses A muscle cramp can bring a jogger to his knees or elicit the fear of drowning in a swimmer; however, athletes are not the only individuals to experience a muscle cramp or spasm. According to one estimate, approximately 95 percent of people will at some time in life experience the sudden, 

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Headaches and Chiropractic

By Dr. George I. Traitses Nine out of ten Canadians suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and 

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HEALTH_SLEEP

Battle asthma with “cleaner” sleep 

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pillows can be a sanctuary for dust mites, and dust mites can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems. Dr. George Traitses recommends washing pillows regularly and replacing them annually. Sheets should also be washed in hot water regularly, and pillows fluffed with the dryer set to “hot.” To experience results, 

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Helpful tips for a more enjoyable trip

By Dr. George I. Traitses Sitting cramped in a small space for a long plane ride is the perfect recipe for low back pain. Here are some helpful tips for a more enjoyable trip. Before you leave: Eat a light, non-fatty meal just before you leave for the airport, and avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. 

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Diabetes Mellitus

By Dr. George I. Traitses Diabetes is a severe health condition that can cause life-altering and even life-threatening problems, such as slow wound healing and nerve disorders. It can also complicate problems in muscles, bones, and joints. Diabetes results from an excessive buildup of glucose in your bloodstream. Glucose, or blood sugar, which the body 

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Shoveling

By Dr. George I. Traitses February brings lots of snow for most of the country and with it comes the dreaded task of snow removal. Shoveling your driveway is already a hassle; don’t let it be a pain in the neck and back, too. The American Chiropractic Association suggests the following tips to help you 

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Healthy Eating for Kids

By Dr. George I. Traitses In many families, planning and preparing meals can help children buy into weight management. Involve children in shopping and food preparation. Have the child start thinking, “I am doing this to be strong and healthy; I am accepting responsibility for my own health and growth.” Give you children a choice 

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