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Ski hill nutrition

Feb 7, 2012 / 5:00 am

Skiing and snowboarding up at Big White and Silver Star sure makes you hungry. Good food can be a part of the mountain experience. However, many people are...

Stay warm in the cold: Part 2

Jan 31, 2012 / 5:00 am

In last week’s column we looked at three simple things you can do at home to keep you warm on the ski hill. Today, we will examine three simple things you...

Staying warm in the cold

Jan 24, 2012 / 5:00 am

With the recent snow, the ski and snowboard season is in full effect. Because I am an avid skier and many of my patients love getting outdoors I thought I would...

Avoid January blues

Jan 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

January can be a very difficult month for many people. The holiday season may have been filled with parties, good food, and lots of fun things to do. However,...

Keeping New Year's resolutions

Jan 10, 2012 / 5:00 am

It is one thing to make New Year’s resolutions, another thing to start working on them, and yet another thing altogether to successfully achieve your New...

Setting New Year's resolutions

Jan 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

This is the time of year when many people begin thinking about their resolutions for the New Year. You may have a good idea of what your resolutions will be but...

Vitamins to boost immunity

Dec 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

The most important nutritional supplement we can all take is a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement. I do not believe it is generally possible to...

Nutrition & your immune system

Dec 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

This week we will examine how good dietary habits and optimal nutrition can enhance immunity. We will also look at how poor dietary and nutritional choices...

Get your winter sun!

Dec 6, 2011 / 5:00 am

What is the importance of getting sunlight during the winter months? Why not stay indoors, keep warm, and get the sun’s rays during the spring and summer?...

The healthiest fish to eat

Nov 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

It has become very well known that many types of fish are healthy for us because they contain omega 3 fatty acids. However, not all fish contain high levels of...

Underlying mechanisms of illness

Nov 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

Imagine suffering from a chronic hacking cough for 12 years seemingly without hope of resolution. Imagine that every doctor you visit tells you the same thing;...

Why I write articles

Nov 8, 2011 / 5:00 am

The main reason I write a weekly column on Castanet is to help empower people to take their healthcare into their own hands and become more aware of the how the...

Avoid colds and influenzas

Nov 1, 2011 / 5:00 am

The fall and the winter months are the time of year we become most susceptible to catching colds and the flu. This increased risk is in part due to increased...

Extended health benefits

Oct 25, 2011 / 5:00 am

There is no question that in the long run it is more cost effective to prevent illness than to treat it once it happens. It is also more cost effective to use...

Digestive stool analysis

Oct 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is a test that examines the stool to determine the health of the digestive system. It provides very useful...

Food allergy testing

Oct 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

As we learned in previous articles, food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities can wreak havoc on the digestive system. We also learned that IgE-immediate...

Test for stomach acid

Oct 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

HCl Challenge The HCl challenge is a test that helps determine the amount of hydrochloric acid your stomach is producing and has available for digestion. This...

Physical Signs of Poor Digestion

Sep 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

The Tongue and Oral Cavity The tongue and oral cavity are part of the entire digestive system just like the stomach, intestines, and other digestive organs. In...

Signs of Poor Digestion

Sep 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

The Obvious Signs The most common and obvious signs of poor digestion and absorption include gas, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, cramping, constipation,...

Physical Causes of Poor Digestion

Sep 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

Scar tissue Scar tissue can have a significant impact on the function of the underlying organs. Scar tissue originating from surgeries, injuries, or stretch...