Muscle and Joint Blog

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 […]
March 31, 2019

The 20-Second Exercise?

Is there really such thing as a twenty-second exercise? According to an article in the New York Times there is! Two new studies demonstrate that twenty-second interval-style training, if done multiple times a day, can be enough exercise to improve your health and fitness. The twenty-second exercise sessions model after high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) workouts. The premise is to perform high intensity challenging workouts for a short amount of time. […]
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 […]
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