Muscle and Joint Blog

June 30, 2019

Five Things You May Not Know About Back Pain

Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to keep in mind if you catch yourself suffering from this pesky problem: Rest vs. Staying […]
June 30, 2019

5 Reasons You May Be Having Trouble Sleeping – By Dr Tijoriwala

By Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND   If you wake up feeling tired, chances are you have not been getting a good night’s sleep. Good sleep is vital for maintaining optimal health. While we are sleeping, our body restores, heals and maintains proper functioning of several organ systems. Not getting adequate sleep can impair brain activity, digestion, immune function and mood. Most people find themselves having trouble initiating (falling asleep) sleep […]
June 30, 2019

Ten Tips To Help Stop Overeating

Overeating is a difficult habit to control. Overeating is not only unhealthy, it can also lead to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Food today is purposefully loaded with sugar and salt, making it highly addictive. In this month’s newsletter we will explore some simple tips to help reduce overeating, and to help you reach your health and wellness goals:   Avoid Distractions: Studies have shown that people […]
May 31, 2019

Ultra Easy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Prep: 15 m Cook: 15 m Ready In: 30 m Ingredients 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained 1/4 cup barbeque sauce, or as needed 6 skewers Directions Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Thread green bell pepper, onion, chicken, and pineapple […]
May 31, 2019
Five Ways To Avoid New Mom Backache

5 Ways To Avoid New Mom Backache

Consider the fact that parents may be lifting a 7-10 pound baby 50 times a day. By 12 months, your baby weighs approximately 17 pounds, and at 2 years, that child has become a 25-30 pound toddler. The repetitive lifting of your child may put you at risk for back problems. What’s a parent to do? Well, here are some simple tips that can help parents avoid some common aches […]
May 31, 2019
Netflix vs Books

Netflix Vs Books

This great essay featured in the December 2018 issus of Canadian Living describes how the author replaces Netflix with unread books as her ‘avenue of self-care’. Netflix was my favourite sport, binge watching new shows within a week was a worthwhile challenge. However lately I find the task of choosing something worthy to watch from the bottomless Netflix catalogue very tiring. Surprisingly a good book can be just as entertaining […]
May 31, 2019
Is Intermittent Fasting Good For You?

Is Intermittent Fasting Good For You?

Currently we are in the last days of Ramadan, a month long Islamic event which focuses on fasting and spirituality. Last year I wrote about the health benefits of fasting, this month we will explore the popular trend of intermittent fasting.  I recently stumbled across a video of Tyler Crews and his intermittent fasting routine, which I found quite intriguing: This video had me thinking: if Tyler Crews can skip […]
April 29, 2019

Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed 2 sweet potatoes, cubed 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 small eggplant, cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth Directions Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Add sweet […]
April 29, 2019

Be Antifragile

I recently finished reading the book ‘Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder’ by Nasim Taleb.  Admittedly, it was a difficult read. Usually I can complete a book in about a week, this one however took about three months! The reason it took so long was because of the depth of the content of its main topic:anti-fragility, and the wide array of applications it can be applied to. From our everyday […]
March 31, 2019

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup ranch dressing 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste (optional) 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire […]
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