Health

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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Is the rising cost of healthcare related to rising level of bureaucracy?

By Dr. Garrett Foley The cost of healthcare in Ontario is increasing and there is more and more scrutiny on healthcare expenses, from doctors’ fees to nurses’ salaries to hospital costs. While it is crucial that we examine these costs, it is also crucial that we examine the cost of the bureaucracy that has evolved 

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HEALTHY LIVING: Curbing Antibiotic Resistance

By Dr. George I. Traitses With drug-resistant staph infections making headlines, many concerned patients are trying to separate fact from fiction while learning how to best protect themselves and their families from these new “superbugs.” Although methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is probably the most talked-about drug resistant infection, today about 70 percent of bacteria 

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HEALTHY LIVING: Are you drinking enough water?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Water is critical for our survival. In fact, after oxygen, it is the second most necessary life-sustaining factor. Under normal circumstances, people can live for weeks without food, but we can only survive without water for a few days. The human body requires adequate water to maintain its function. As 

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HEALTH: Balanced Lifestyle

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Life is all about balance, when there is an imbalance in our life it affects our whole self, mind, body and spirit. When there is illness it is caused by some imbalance in the system which may very well be a result of an imbalance in one’s life. The body and 

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HEALTH: The Benefits of Yoga

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Holistic nutrition addresses the whole person, the mind, body and soul are all connected, and if there is an imbalance in one system then it affects all others, which is why it is important to always look for the root of the problem and fix that rather than treating one or 

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HEALTH: How to add vegetables to children’s meals

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Q: My 7 year old daughter refuses to eat vegetables, if she sees them on her plate she will remove them and eat everything else, it’s frustrating, how do I get her to eat her vegetables? A: Have no fear, there are ways to get her to eat her vegetables and 

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HEALTH: Hypertension from Diabetes

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Q: I am a diabetic and I have been told that I am at a higher risk in developing high blood pressure, what can I do to lower that risk? A: Diabetes and high blood pressure tend to occur together because they share certain physiological traits that is, the effects caused 

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HEALTH: Make wellness a priority for the new year

Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist For our New Year’s Resolution we should all make Wellness a priority going forward. Overall wellness can be achieved through natural nutrition, regular exercise, and a daily dose of meditation. What most of us tend to overlook is that everything we need to achieve optimal health and well being is within 

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