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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Proper food combining — – key to optimal nutrition

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Digestion is the beginning and the end of health and sickness alike.  How well we are able to digest food will predetermine how well we are able to absorb and assimilate the nutrients that our body requires to function. I tell my clients to think of 

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Embracing traditional meals from across the world

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Your Holistic Nutritionist I am just returning from a short but sweet trip to the United Arab Emirates and in the 3 days I had spent in Dubai, I was able to get a glimpse of the sights as well as the culture, more specifically a taste of their traditional Emirate food. I was brought 

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Physical inactivity

By Reiner Gloor PHYSICAL INACTIVITY is one of the four leading risk factors for global mortality associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that have grown to become the world’s biggest killer diseases. Major NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases took the lives of about 36 million people in 2008. Apart from 

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Meals of Normandy

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Your Holistic Nutritionist If there is one thing that I have learnt from my travels, it is that food tells a story about the place, the people and the culture.  So much is to be said of a place just by eating the local food; you not only get a 

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

Dr. George Traitses In the vast majority of TOS cases, a conservative, non-surgical approach to treatment is most effective. Thoracic outlet is a small space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that involve compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves, blood vessels, or veins 

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