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Tips on How to Stick to Your Health/Fitness Resolution

Well it’s that time of the year again where we set goals for ourselves for the whole year. I am sure that the one resolution that we can all say we have either contemplated or set is: staying healthy and/or working out. Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken ... Read More »

Cotton Candy Machines Pave The Way For Artificial Organs

Taking a cue from cotton candy machines, scientists have developed a 3D artificial capillary system that can keep living cells viable and functional for more than a week, thus paving the way for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs. Leon Bellan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee-based Vanderbilt University, has been tinkering with cotton candy ... Read More »

Speeding Up Your Metabolism

What is metabolism? Metabolism is a set of complex functions going inside the body to generate the energy to maintain, grow and carry on essential functions of all the organs of the body to sustain the life. Human body is made to walk, run or keep on moving. However, thanks to new world where day by day the new inventions ... Read More »

Back And Knee Problems From Improper Exercise

Working in the fitness industry for half a decade, I have trained hundreds of clients and had conversations with thousands of gym enthusiasts who join the gym with different goals such as: weight loss, strength gains or bodybuilding. Almost all of them have ended up with knee pain or multiple back problems.   The knee and lower back are most ... Read More »

What Happens When You Sit At Your Desk For Too Long

Desk jobs comprise a large portion of Canadian’s jobs in the 21st century. Many of us may sit for over 8 hours at the same desk and only really get up to get lunch or go to the bathroom. Here is what happens when you sit at your desk for prolonged periods of time 1.)  Decreased Energy Expenditure: your non-exercise ... Read More »

 Desi Remedies for Everyday Health Issues

Put down the Tylenol and Benalyn and learn common Desi health remedies straight from your Bibi’s kitchen! Back Pain: Take 10 small garlic pieces and fry them in oil on a low flame. You can either use sesame oil, coconut oil, or mustard oil. Fry until the garlic cloves turn light brown. Let the oil prepared from garlic cool completely. ... Read More »

Why Some Smokers Don’t Get Cancer

It has always been a puzzling tragedy why some infants are diagnosed with life-threatening cancers at age two while some regular smokers go on to live a full and relatively “healthy “ life. You’ll see some older cancer patients cautioning youth not to smoke due to their cigarette-induced ailments, while other senior smokers can be bragging that their addicting habits had ... Read More »

Study: Dentist Visits Too Infrequent for Canada Pre-schoolers:

A recent Canadian study published in the Pediatrics Journal came to some alarming conclusions about parents’ oral health care initiatives for their children (or lack thereof). The study found that less than 1% of healthy children receive dental care as recommended by health professionals by the time they are 1-year-old. Families participating in the study had their children’s’ dental habits ... Read More »

Trick-or-Treat But Save Your Teeth!

Must-know info about your kids’ oral hygiene: SmileTown Dental Team’s guide to keeping your kids’ teeth as protected as possible this Halloween
 It’s the most frightening time of year for all dentists who treat children : Halloween! Nightmares fill our minds with images of angry red-eyed cavities and ghost-like plaque attacking the teeth of our beloved patients! We know Halloween ... Read More »