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How do you prepare your body for the flu season?

Most people simply make an appointment with their doctor to receive their annual flu shot and that is as far as their preventive measures go. Others will wait for signs of a cold or flu before taking high doses of vitamin C hoping to fight it off. Everyone has his or her own protocol when 

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Joint Injury Prevention: Use It or Lose It

By Dr. George I. Traitses Human joints come in many shapes and sizes. They allow us to move and carry out normal activities of daily living. Without joints, we would be rigid and immobile. But joints are often injured, causing pain and discomfort. The knees, shoulders, ankles, and spine are the most commonly injured joints. 

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Food myths uncovered

By Kalayaan Garcia De Vera “ You need to drink milk for calcium to grow strong and healthy bones.” False.   Yes, calcium is needed to build strong bones and to prevent diseases like osteoporosis, and although we have been generally told that the best source of calcium is milk and dairy, it is actually the 

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Ergonomics for truck drivers

By Dr. George Traitses Whether it’s long-haul transport or local beverage delivery, truck driving is one of the hardest jobs on the body. Not only are the long hours of sitting hard on truck drivers’ backs, but so are all their other tasks. It is easy to overlook the heavy toll that securing loads, stacking 

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Understand Your Body Mass Index

By Dr. George I. Traitses BMI can be directly related to a person’s risk for many diseases. Knowing your BMI is as important as understanding your cholesterol and blood pressure. Body mass index, or BMI, is important to understanding the health consequences your weight has on your body. Researchers have found that BMI can be 

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HEALTH: Back to school lunches as easy as 1-2-3

By Kalaayan Garcia de Vera Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Yes, I know I am a bit late on this post, but as we all know this first week of school is quite hectic for everyone, and there’s still many more weeks of school lunches to pack.  With week one now in the books, I must 

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A good functioning digestive system is essential to good health

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera People who suffer from unexplained headaches, constant bloating, heartburn, listlessness or lack of energy, and interrupted sleep always tend to think they have a serious illness. They then try to treat each symptom as an ailment singularly caused by one organ’s malfunction, so to speak.  We know however that our 

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Bike Fit Basics

By Dr. George I. Traitses Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it’s important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you go faster with the same or less 

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Eat some plant based protein for a change

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera I wouldn’t call myself a vegetarian but I barely eat meat. Probably only once a month and sometimes not as often.  I like to see myself as a flexitarian. I eat more plants than animals and I feel that it is healthy for my body, my wallet and the planet.  Having meat 

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Healthy foods, healthy weight

Dr. George 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 than the 

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