Author: Dr. Malik

You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you’ll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight. Prep:15 mins Cook:20 mins Total:35 mins Servings:4 Yield:4 patties Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed  ½ green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces  ½ onion,…

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache. Pain affects the way people work, play and…

Here are four fitness motivators to help you get started: 1. Have a distraction Research studies show that people who have a distraction are more likely to stick with a fitness activity than people who don’t. Brisk walking outdoors provides its own distractions. The scenery and street activity will keep your senses occupied, while your…

By Dr Malik Yes you read that correctly! Walking is a great way to burn calories and reduce excess fat storage in the body. It’s a simple exercise that can improve your cardiovascular health, manage weight loss, prevent diabetes and improve mental cognition.  How does walking burn fat? One would expect that the body would…

Shrimp scampi is a classic, but decadent dish typically made with lots of butter and served over high-carb pasta or white rice. This version lightens things up a bit and is quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.   Ingredients 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1…

By Dr Ayesha Qureshi – ND Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility prevalent in 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Anovulation is abnormal ovarian function in which the ovary is unable to release an oocyte (egg) during a menstrual cycle [1, 2]. In PCOS, multiple cysts are often present…

It’s hard to jump out of bed for a great day when your muscles are stiff and your joints creaky. But you can change that by warming up and stretching before your feet ever touch the floor. “Stretching before getting out of bed can help wake up the body and improve the circulation. It can…

If you had a New Year’s resolution at the start of the year, it’s probably being tested right now. Luckily, the year is still young, and there is plenty of time to get back on track! Persistence and consistency will help you reach your goals.  If weight loss was part of your New Year’s resolutions, this…

With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, most fitness centres across the country have been forced to temporarily shut down. These include yoga studios as well as specialized training centres for professional athletes. As such, many people have turned to training and working out at home and outside, with the goal to achieve the…

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