Volume 7 - No.5
IN THIS ISSUE
Health Talk: Avoiding
Balanced Diets, & the
Playing Sports with
Health Benefits of
Chopped Kale Salad
Reasons to Cut Back
Our Brand New VitaPlus
HEALTH TALK: AVOIDING NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES,
BALANCED DIETS, & THE VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE
Health in Motion director Natan Gendelman talks about how to maintain a
healthy & balanced lifestyle.
Most people today suffer from some kind
of nutrient deficiency, even if they seem to
be perfectly healthy. However, even though
some may not exhibit serious symptoms
due to their nutritional deficiencies right
now, it does not mean that they will not
develop some kind of condition later on.
This is why there are so many more cases
of chronic illnesses today, such as cancer,
than there were many years ago. Nutritional
deficiencies are a product of people not
understanding what good nutrition means
and insufficient knowledge of how to eat
properly. This is also made worse by how
we normally cook our food. We are so used
to cooking at high temperatures that we
don’t realize that we are killing all the nutrients
in our food. For those who include
fish and meat in their diets, they are basically
eating dead food since they must be
cooked thoroughly to kill possible parasites.
Even turning to supplements is not enough
to fill in the gaps of poor nutrition, since
they are not absorbed as easily by the body
like proper whole foods would be. Eating
foods raw, like fruits and vegetables, is the
best way to preserve all the nutrients, and
ensures that the body can absorb them
Even many vegetarians and vegans, lifestyles
that are purportedly healthier than
most, suffer from nutrient deficiencies.
This is again due to insufficient knowledge
of what proper nutrition should look
like. Any time you eliminate a certain type
of food from your diet, it is important that
it is replaced. In the case of vegetarians,
animal products should be replaced with a
variety of foods from the bean family, lentils,
legumes, nuts, seeds, and lots of fresh
vegetables and fruits to ensure a balanced
diet. Even if you’re not vegetarian, you
should make sure to include raw foods into
your diet, like fresh salad. Fresh vegetables
and fruits will help you digest heavier foods
such as meat, making it easier on your digestive
The key to preventing all nutritional deficiencies
is by maintaining a balanced diet;
however, there is no template for what this
looks like. A ‘balanced’ diet will be different
for every single person. What is healthy for
one person may have an adverse reaction
in another. This is why it’s so important to
find someone knowledgeable in nutrition
to guide you. When I adjust my patients’
diets, I always tread very carefully. I must
slowly and gradually eliminate or reintroduce
foods to make sure which ones are
actually healthy for them. Some vegetables
and fruits that help some of my patients
may actually be harmful for others. So
please take care when trying to figure out
what the proper balanced diet is for you.
PLAYING SPORTS WITH ASTHMA
People with asthma can do more than play sports: They
can be really good at them. Lots of elite athletes have asthma,
and some have won Olympic gold medals.
Even if you don’t want to be a professional athlete, you
benefit from being active and playing sports. Sports keep
you fit. They help you to stay at a healthy weight. Exercise
also strengthens the breathing muscles in your chest. If you
have asthma, this is very important because it can help your
lungs work better.
Sports have great emotional benefits, too: Exercising
causes the body to produce endorphins, body chemicals
that can help people feel more peaceful and happy. Exercise
helps some people sleep better. It can even help with
problems like mild depression: People who feel strong and
powerful can see themselves in a better light.
in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
that yoga training over 10 weeks significantly improved quality
of life scores for women with mild to moderate asthma.
Some sports may be more challenging for people with
asthma. These include endurance sports like long-distance
running or cycling or sports that demand a lot of energy
without a lot of rest time (like soccer and basketball). Coldweather
sports like cross-country skiing or ice hockey also
can be difficult. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do these
sports if you truly enjoy them.
Many athletes with asthma have found that with proper
training and the right dose and use of medicine, they can
play any sport they want.
Some sports may be better choices for people with asthma.
Golf, yoga, and gentle biking are less likely to trigger
asthma flare-ups. Sports like baseball, football, gymnastics,
and shorter track and field events tend to be good for people
with asthma, too. Swimming is one of the best exercises
for asthma because it builds up the muscles you use for
breathing. It also exposes your lungs to lots of warm, moist
air, which is less likely to trigger asthma symptoms. Yoga is
another good exercise for asthma. A 2012 study published
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING GARLIC
Garlic has been used for thousands of years in many different
civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome for its
unique medicinal properties. Modern science has been able to
confirm that much of what these cultures believed about the potential
healing powers of garlic is true! Here’s just a few health
benefits that adding garlic to your diet can impart:
• Antibacterial & Antiviral Properties: Garlic contains very
powerful sulfur-containing compounds that help to fight off
bacterial infections and viruses. If you catch the common cold
or the flu, eat some fresh garlic to combat your symptoms!
Combine it with some raw, unpasteurized honey and fresh
lemon for an even more effective immunity boost.
• Reduces Blood Pressure: Garlic acts as a natural blood thinner,
so it is effective in reducing high blood pressure. People
who suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) are more
likely to develop some form of cardiovascular disease such as
a heart attack or stroke. Eating a diet rich in garlic will help you
maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Keep in mind that
those who are on blood-thinning medications should consult
their doctor before adding larger doses of garlic to their diet.
• Cancer Prevention: The compounds found in garlic have been
shown to protect against a variety of different cancers. For
example, in a study published in the journal of Cancer Prevention
Research, researchers found that those who would eat
raw garlic regularly (at least twice a week), decreased their
risk for lung cancer by 44%. The sulfur-containing compounds
in garlic have also been found to be effective in destroying
brain tumor cancer cells according to a study conducted by
the Medical University of South Carolina.
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CHOPPED KALE SALAD GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN //
YIELDS 3 MEAL-SIZED SALADS OR 6-8 SIDE SALADS
• 1 head kale, de-stemmed
+ finely chopped
• 3 cups chopped cabbage
• 3 radishes
• 2 bell peppers
• 1 green zucchini
• 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa,
• 1 cup cooked chickpeas,
rinsed + drained
• 1-2 avocados, sliced
• red onion, thinly sliced
• 2-3 portabella mushrooms,
• 2 teaspoons sunflower oil
• 2 tablespoons balsamic
1. Make the dressing recipe
first to allow flavours to develop
while preparing the salad.
2. Trim the asparagus ends,
chop into bite-sized pieces, and
steam until just tender. About
7 minutes depending on the
thickness. Place in an ice bath
to chill, then drain + pat dry.
3. For the mushrooms: Add
the oil to a pan over medium
heat. Once hot, place the sliced
mushrooms in the pan and add
the 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.
Cook until tender, about 7
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place on a plate and let cool
4. Thinly slice then chop the radishes,
pepper, and zucchini.
5. Place the kale and cabbage
in a large mixing bowl and toss
with desired amount of dressing.
Massage until tender.
6. Add the chilled asparagus,
radishes, pepper, zucchini, quinoa,
and chickpeas in the bowl
and toss with the greens. Add
more dressing if needed.
7. Serve in large bowls with
cooled mushrooms, sliced avocado,
sliced red onion, pepper,
sesame seeds, etc. Add more
dressing if desired.
CREAMY ALMOND GINGER DRESSING
• 5 tablespoons creamy
almond butter ( Make your
own homemade almond
butter! This way you can
ensure there are no extra
unwanted chemicals )
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 1/2 teaspoons pure maple
• 2 teaspoons grated ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
• 1/4-1/2 teaspoon black
1. Place all ingredients, excluding the water, into a jar and shake
with the lid on until fully combined and creamy. It is important to
use grated ginger + garlic, not minced.
2. Add water slowly to thin out and shake to combine. Dressing will
thicken as it sits. Taste and adjust if needed.
• 2-3 teaspoons gluten-free
tamari, or soy sauce
• 2-3 tablespoons water
REASONS TO CUT DOWN ON DAIRY
There are numerous health and ethical reasons to avoid
dairy products. On the health side, countless people who’ve
quit dairy found that their chronic congestion, digestive problems,
ear infections, or acne vanished within a few weeks.
You might therefore consider going dairy-free for a month to
see if doing so significantly improves your quality of life. Having
said that, it’s important for everyone—meat eaters, ovolacto
vegetarians, and vegans alike—to read up on nutrition
to ensure the diet they follow isn’t deficient in any nutrients.
Nutritionally speaking, dairy is bad news everywhere you
look. Almost half of the calories in whole milk come from fat,
and nearly all of its carbohydrates come from sugar—all of
it in the form of lactose, which many people can’t properly
digest. Worse yet, the fat in dairy products is every bit as
saturated as the fat in beef.
If the idea of rapidly removing all dairy products from
your diet seems daunting, you can ease into it. Think about
the dairy products you currently consume: chances are that
there’s one or two such foods you love, but a dozen others
you eat regularly that you’re not crazy about. If, for example,
you regularly consume whole milk, yogurt, ice cream, American
cheese slices, butter, and cheese pizza, it might be that
yogurt and pizza are the only foods from this list that you’re
especially fond of. So get rid of the others, and you’re immediately
more than halfway to being dairy-free! But the real
key to success in eliminating dairy foods involves not cutting
them out, but rather crowding them out with superior nondairy
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When we first came 2 years
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The LIFE Program has taught Poppy so much and she is now on
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- Haley Lyons, Poppy’s mother
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VitaPlus therapy is an all-natural treatment for people suffering from chronic illnesses, which activates the body’s innate ability to
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• Massage therapy
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