Health

HEALTH: Chronic pain and depression

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years. 

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HEALTH: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

By Dr. George I. Traitses Health professionals are focusing increasing attention on inflammation and the “anti-inflammatory diet.” Before we look at what goes into that diet—and why anyone would follow it—we need to know what “inflammation” is. What is the inflammatory process? Inflammation can be good or bad. When it’s good, it’s a natural response 

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HEALTH: Tips for a Healthy Spine

By Dr. George Traitses A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. In fact, back pain costs are staggering not only financially, but also in terms of lost time 

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HEALTH: Preventing joint injuries with proper movements

By 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. Human joints come in many shapes and sizes and allow us to move and carry out normal activities of daily living. Without joints, we would be rigid and immobile. But they are also often injured, causing pain and discomfort. The most commonly 

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HEALTH: Flexibility exercises

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. Most Canadians understand that cardio exercises such as running, swimming or biking and weight lifting exercises such as the shoulder press, bicepts curl and squat are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. Flexibility training and stretching, however, are often neglected. Dr. Traitses says 

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HEALTH: Winter Activities: Tips to avoid injury

By Dr. George I. 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 

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HEALTH: Stress, emotional eating and weight

By Dr. George I. Traitses Keeping a healthy weight—and especially losing weight—is not easy for many reasons says Dr. George Traitses. For one, easy access to extremely tasty high-calorie foods pushes many to overeat. Living with stress—a common source of negative emotions—also makes it difficult to keep healthy habits. In fact, according to www.webmd.com, up 

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HEALTH: Hassle-free Christmas Celebration

By Michael G. Rayel, MD Christmas is here! Although the holiday season elicits cheers and excitement especially among children, some people feel stressed, nauseated, and overwhelmed by just the thought of it. Why is it so? Isn’t Christmas supposed to be fun and jovial? Nowadays, Christmas has been so commercialized that many children yearn for 

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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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