Health

What’s new about sleep?

Dr. George I. Traitses B.Sc.(Hon.), D.C., M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. An old Chinese proverb states, Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is. Almost everyone can relate to those words at some point in life. In younger people, stress and worry commonly cause insomnia. Older people suffer from 

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HEALTH: Choosing a Supplement

Everyone knows that eating a wide variety of foods is crucial for good health. Modern farming practices, however, have robbed foods of essential nutrients. Refined white flour, for example, contains less than a quarter of vitamins E and B6, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. Supplementation to restore depleted nutrients has become very important, and multi-vitamin/ mineral 

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HEALTH: Ergonomics for Mouse-Intensive Jobs

By Dr. George I. Traitses Jobs such as graphic design, architecture, and computer-aided design rely heavily on the mouse and have their own unique ergonomic issues. These jobs and others that require workers to spend countless hours in front of computers while barely ever changing position are a recipe for injury. Consider the following factors 

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

By Dr. George I. Traitses Canadians sent 110 billion text messages this past year.  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. One problem that is becoming 

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HEALTH: Walking

By Dr. George I. Traitses Years ago Canadians walked approximately 12 miles every day. Today, were lucky if we can get to 3,000 steps. As a country, were not getting enough motion in our daily lives. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort to incorporate exercise into your schedule. Start 

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HEALTH: Healthy foods, healthy weight

By Dr. George I. Traitses In Canada today, where food is abundant, affordable and irresistibly delicious, overweight and obesity are now an epidemic. And, as the epidemic keeps growing, weight loss and dieting have become major topics of conversations, media coverage and health care research. The secret to weight loss is simple: Consume fewer calories 

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HEALTH: Regain energy and lose extra pounds

ASK YOUR HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST Want to regain your energy and lose extra pounds? Try a fall cleanse to rejuvenate your body and get rid off the toxic build up. Why cleanse you ask? In essence, digestion is one of the major keys to health and wellness. By following a cleanse filled with high fibre and 

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HEALTH: Housework and Back Pain

Household chores can be a pain in the sacroiliac. Unless you’re careful, routine activities around the home – washing dishes, vacuuming, even talking on the phone – can strain your back, including the sacroiliac area near the tailbone, and result in debilitating discomfort. But you can protect your back by knowing the right way to 

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Avoid pain from backpack use

Dr. George Traitses Back pain is pervasive among Canadian adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA). In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports 

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HEALTH: Back to school lunchbox solutions

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Q: My son is starting first grade in a couple of weeks and I don’t know what to pack for lunch. The school doesn’t allow any peanuts, and I grew up with peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, aside from deli and cheese sandwiches. Any suggestions for healthy lunches? With school starting 

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