Brazil’s fascinating new dietiary guidelines

When it comes to the human body [our own bodies included, of course!], the quality of what we eat impacts tissue repair and all other metabolic activities – whether it is assimilation of nutrients, elimination of metabolic wastes from cells, … read more

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Healing power of Forgiveness

This is a great article. It is always a good thing throughout our lives to think about forgiving people who have done us (or others) wrong. This adds an additional incentive, claiming it is also good for our health. John … read more

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City of Ottawa beach water quality

If you are planning a trip to the beach this summer, check out the City of Ottawa’s water quality results. Data comes in at around 10 or 11 am each morning, and lifeguards are on duty noon to 7pm until … read more

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Improved recovery for athletes

Here is an interesting PDF presentation on improving recovery from inflammation for athletes. Most likely, anti-inflammatory foods and pro-inflammatory foods will have the same impact for non-athletes. Here are a few take-aways from the the presentation: Those who doubled their … read more

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Preventing muscle soreness, and possible speeding recovery with Watermelon

I recently saw some fascinating research on how male athletes in Spain were given 2 cups of watermelon puree or a placebo (watermelon drink).Those pre-loading with watermelon had significantly less pain after an intensive workout. (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/watermelon-for-sore-muscle-relief/). It just so happened … read more

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It’s summer officially! On-line booking is back!

Happy first days of Summer to you all! Summer solstice was this weekend, with some great beach swimming and lots of outdoor music (even the Dragonboat festival got into the music scene)! If you’d like to book online, please go … read more

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Online booking is down (June 8, 9, 10…?)

Hi everyone, If you are tyring to book an appointment online, please just give me a call (and leave a message if you have to). My online booking provider has been down for 2 days, and I have no idea … read more

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How much exercise is too much? Less than you think!

This presentation turns traditional thinking about exercise on its head. So if you are doing long-distance running or other endurance events (triathlon, etc.), this presentation by Cardiologist Dr. James O’Keefe should be a real wake-up call. Their research has shown … read more

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Early Bird Triathlon

Melanie will be competing in her first ever traithlon, The Early Bird, in Ottawa on May 17th. Distances will be 500m swim, approx. 30K bike ride, and 5K run. After that, Melanie will be taking the long weekend off to … read more

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