Muscle and Joint Blog

February 27, 2019

Recipe Of The Month: Sunny Lentils

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4 teaspoon curry powder salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes in juice 3/4 cup red lentils 2 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut water Directions Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. […]
February 27, 2019

Three Low-Carb Meal Ideas

Last month we discussed some of the health benefits of the ketogenic diet. Our daily intake of sugar is quite high in North America. Most of the blame can be placed on hidden sugar found in processed foods. Foods such as yogurt, cream cheese and peanut butter will have vaguely-worded sugar derivatives added in. These hidden sugars amounts can add up significantly, spiking blood sugar levels multiple times a day. […]
January 30, 2019

Recipe Of The Month: Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

“Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this healthy chicken fried rice recipe.” Ingredients 1 teaspoon peanut oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided 2 large eggs, beaten 3 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces ½ cup diced red […]
January 30, 2019

Welcome Dr Tijoriwala!

Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor who runs a general practice with a special interest in hormonal health, stress management, andconcussion therapy.  Dr. Tanvi’s mission is to enable you to live your best life without letting your health concerns get in the way. In order to help you achieve your health goals, she works on preventative medicine and treats the root cause of the condition so that you […]
January 30, 2019

The New Canadian Food Guide

The release of the new Canadian Food Guide was probably long overdue. Here is an exerptof the old and new food guide side by side: It’s quite a change. As you can see, the old food guide was recommending foods like orange juice, milk,andwhite grains. The new phone guide encourages eating plenty of vegetables, wholegrains, andprotein foods, especially plant-basedprotein. It is a great step forward for Canadians, as many schoolsand health care facilities follow […]
January 30, 2019

Kids & Allergies

The Canadian Pediatric Society recently released guidelines that actively encourage the parents of high-risk babies to start feeding their children common allergy-causing foods as soon as they are ready to eat solids. This is a great shift from the previous guidelines which encouraged parents to wait until the age of 3 before feeding high-risk children peanuts. To learn more about these changes click here.
January 30, 2019

What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

We all know diets are generally not very effective. They encourage short-term deprivation for short-term gains. At the end of a diet, people often regain all the weight that they lost, getting it right back. Despite their ineffectiveness, the healthy habits that diets can teach, if implemented in the long term, can have great health benefits.  One of the diets that has intrigued me recently is the ketogenic diet. I first […]
December 28, 2018

Recipe Of The Month: Roasted Trout With Avocado-Mango Salsa

This is a basic recipe for roasting fish – quick, easy, and simple 􏰘􏰚􏰛􏰜􏰀􏰚 􏰞􏰟􏰠 􏰀􏰡􏰢􏰊􏰢 􏰀􏰣􏰢􏰤􏰜􏰠􏰚􏰠 􏰥􏰄 􏰅􏰞􏰟􏰢􏰦􏰞 􏰧􏰞􏰊 􏰋􏰚􏰦􏰦 4 servings / 25 min Prep 10 min / Cook 15 min Ingredients For trout: 4 (120 g/4-oz) trout fillets  Canola oil cooking spray  Juice of 1 lemon or (about 3 tbsp/45 mL)  1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil  1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper  2 lemons, whole […]
December 28, 2018

Health Tips For Reducing Bloating – Naturally!

By Dr Ayesha Qureshi Bloating is a very common symptom that many people experiencethroughout the day. It is the feeling of fullness that can cause significant discomfort, pain and make your stomach look more distended. Bloating can be caused by many causes such as excess gas production from digestion of certain foods, indigestion of some foods, changes in secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones and disruption of digestive muscles.  In order […]
December 28, 2018

Holiday Stress Busting Exercises

Small doses of stress help us rise to challenges by making us more alert, focused, and energetic. However, trying to balance our personal and professional lives sometimes throws things out of sync and causes negative symptoms such as aches, pains, andstiffness. Research has shown that people in high-stress environments experience the chronic shortening of neck and shoulder muscles due to holding their bodies tensely. Free your body of stress with these easy […]
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