Health

Healthy doesn’t have to be hard

By Dr. George I. Traitses Interested in healthier eating, but don’t want to sacrifice your favorite foods? It doesn’t have to be hard if you know how to do it. In many cases, all it takes are a few simple ingredient substitutions / inclusions to dramatically increase the nutrient / health value throughout your day. 

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4 ways to shape up for Spring

By Dr. George I. Traitses Have you been effectively (or not so effectively, if you think about it) hibernating this year? What we mean is, have you taken a hiatus from your exercise routine even though it was working and you were feeling great? Trust us, you’re not alone. For various reasons, many of us 

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Get set to garden

By Dr. George I. Traitses Plant and Rake Without the Ache Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t 

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The lowdown on energy drinks

By Dr. George I. Traitses Many energy drinks claim to increase energy and vitality. In making this claim, the manufacturers often load their concoctions with a variety of substances, including but certainly not limited to caffeine, herbs and various amino acids. That brings us to an interesting question: Do these drinks actually have health benefits, 

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Work up a sweat – your life may depend on it

By Dr. George I. Traitses We all know it’s healthier to exercise regularly than to sit around doing nothing, but research has been mixed as to whether the type of exercise is more important than exercise itself. A recent study hints at an important answer, suggesting more vigorous exercise reduces the risk of early death. 

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Say no to migraine medication and yes to natural care

By Dr. George I. Traitses If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks 

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Why we need B Vitamins more than ever

By Dr. George I. Traitses The B vitamins are a class of eight water-soluble vitamins intimately involved in cell metabolic activity, and evidence points to the need for adequate B-vitamin intake now, more than ever. Why? Blame our environmental woes, suggests a recent study. Researchers exposed volunteers to clean air and then heavily polluted air 

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Cured Meats: No cure for Asthma

By Dr. George I. Traitses Bacon, bacon and more bacon – healthy cuisine may be trending, but that hasn’t seemed to dampen the popularity of bacon and other cured meats. The problem, suggests research, is that regular consumption of cured meats such as bacon, pepperoni, ham and pastrami can make asthma symptoms worse. And it 

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Exercise: Essential during pregnancy

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pregnancy is a stressful enough time for expectant mothers without having to worry about health complications. Unfortunately, in rare cases, pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes can occur, both of which can put mother and child at risk. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and organ damage, usually the kidneys; while 

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5 easy exercises to get your kids excited about fitness

By Dr. George I. Traitses Even in today’s ultra-competitive, fitness-focused age, health experts generally discourage high-intensity, weight-based training by children and adolescents. One reason is that children are still growing, making them more susceptible to potential injury, particularly joint injuries. No parent wants their child suffering a knee or shoulder injury at age 10 that 

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