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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Causes and treatment options for muscle cramps

By Dr. George I. 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 

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Sugar’s effect on our health is not so sweet

Valentines Day has always been viewed as a day of romance — couples going out to their favorite restaurants, making romantic gestures of extravagant flower arrangements, exchanging gifts of jewelry, giving that someone special a gigantic heart-shaped box of chocolates. It is a sweet gesture to give sweets to show our love but keep in mind that sugar’s effect 

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HEALTH: Smoking Cessation

By Dr. George I. Traitses Millions of Canadians smoke and research has shown that smoking can exacerbate back pain. In fact, for patients with chronic spine disease, the action or condition that is most often reported along with the pain, is smoking. If you’ve made it your New Year’s resolution to quit–your doctor of chiropractic 

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HEALTH: 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: Fight off colds this winter, naturally

By Dr. George I. Traitses As we enter the heart of cold and flu season, consider boosting your immunity naturally. There are many foods and simple techniques that will help you and your family fight off “superbugs.” Follow these tips for a healthy, happy winter season. • Eat a quality diet including vitamin C and 

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HEALTH: 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 Ontario Chiropractic Association suggests the following tips to help you 

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

By Dr. George I. Traitses Americans sent 110 billion text messages in December 2008, according to the Census Bureau. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. 

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HEALTH: What’s healthy to eat in winter

As we experience these below zero temperatures which have gone as low as -40, to stay healthy we need to be mindful of our food choices. I know it can be difficult as all food seem to be available in the grocery stores all year round. It is always best to try eating in season 

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Winter Activities: Tips to Avoid Injury

By Dr. George Traitses When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not 

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