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Good Health News July• 2014 Volume 6 Number 10

Health in Motion director Natan Gendelman

In This Issue

While walking in Toronto city, it is not hard to see that a

Hidden Dangers of Bottled Water ................................Page 1 Teaching Children to Like Vegetables Early ................................Page 2 5 Ways to Encourage your Child to Eat Healthier ................................Page 3 Here's What People Have to Say about LIFE ................................Page 4

talks about bottled water lot of people have plastic bottles of water with them. Canadians have stacks of bottled water stored in their automobiles.

Water is a big business for many, and the main players in this industry include Nestle, the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo. About 40 percent of bottled water is regular tap water that may not have received any additional treatment. The plastic of water bottles also have cancer-causing chemicals and toxins. Bottled water that has been sitting in a warm car is hazardous because the heat will cause cancer-producing toxins in the plastic to leak into the water itself. Even our tap water contains cleansing chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride. Harvard University and the Medical College of Wisconsin documented that drinking chlorinated water accounts for 15% of all cases of rectal cancer in the U.S. and 9% of all bladder cancers. Research has also shown that fluoridated water accounts for six times greater the incidence of bone cancer in males under age 20. Even when we boil our drinking water, the minerals and vitamins are killed, yet the chlorine and fluoride stays. My suggestion is to firstly, drink water coming from your natural habitat. This is because nature in different areas evolves to provide the best minerals we need to live in specific environments. There are general health guidelines telling us we need to drink more than 2L of water per day. However, I find that guideline to be overstated because all of us differ by weight, height and physical needs. Instead of following a general rule, we should only drink when we are thirsty. Other tips include: drink herbal tea instead of just water, because the vitamins and minerals from herbs will seep into the water; store water overnight in a can or any utensil, so that the chlorine will evaporate; buy water filters to filter out the lead, copper, mercury and chlorine in tap water. For me personally, I prefer juicing fresh organic fruits and vegetables, which give us the best composite of natural vitamins and minerals. One thing to keep in mind is: we should drink fresh juice almost immediately after pressing it, because vitamins and minerals can evaporate within an hour of storage. I wish all of you readers would have a healthy and happy summer!

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General General Health Health

∂ Study Recommends Teaching Children to Like Vegetables Early Have you ever taken your kids to the

grocery store to shop with them? Did you know grocery shopping is one of the best opportunities to teach your children what raw vegetables and fruits look like? Indeed, eating and choosing healthy food is increasingly becoming a necessary life skill to prevent obesity and chronic illnesses. A group of British researchers from the University of Leeds recently published a study in PLoS One that says children should be introduced to various raw produce early on in life. Parents should keep trying even after their children complain about eating their greens. The researchers chose artichoke puree – one of the less favorite children food products – and fed it to 332 babies and children from six to 38 months old. The children were fed five to 10 servings of at least 100 grams of the puree.

known as the time when toddlers discover their own will and are more reluctant to try new things. The fussiest group turned out to be the older pre-school children. Lead researcher Marion Hetherington says, “If you want to encourage your children to eat vegetables, make sure you start early and often. Even if your child is fussy or does not like veggies, our study shows that five to ten exposures will do the trick.” Other methods to get your child to eat more vegetables includes offering them more variety; not only telling them that eating vegetables are healthy, but to lead by example and eat a lot yourself.

It was found that younger children consumed more of the puree than older kids, the split was especially remarkable at 24 months, where the age is commonly

In the News Which Vinegar is the Best?

There are all different types of vinegars in supermarkets these days. There is balsamic, sherry, red wine, raspberry, even maple vinegars that we use in our salads and cooked meals. Which type of vinegar gives the most health benefits? A recent report published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the Journal of Food Science shows that certain types of vinegar offer significant health benefits. Vinegar contains antioxidants, which could reduce accelerated aging and prevent cancer and degenerative brain disorders. Vinegar is also antibacterial, reduces the effects of diabetes and improves cardiovascular health. It is also been suggested that it helps us recuperate after intense physical action.

The report also shows that individuals who consumer certain types of vinegar daily have lower appetites. This finding could be applied to people suffering from obesity. The best type of vinegar according to naturopathic medicine is apple cider vinegar. In 2007, a study on 11 people with type two diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered their glucose levels in the morning by four to six per cent. It is also suggested that apple cider vinegar helps slow down bleeding during the menstrual cycle, make hair shinier, help with earaches, cysts and toothaches. When you buy it in stores, simply make sure that no added chemicals are in the vinegar and always opt for organic options if there are any.

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5 Ways to Encourage your Child to Eat Healthier

According to the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters

website, only two per cent of American children meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended guideline for fruit and vegetable intake. As summer comes along, it is the right season now for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to be harvested. There are so many different kinds of natural produce that could be chosen that even the pickiest children are bound to find some sort of fruit or vegetable that they love. Here are five ways to encourage your child to pick healthier food options: 1. Find out what type of fruit or vegetable that your child likes. Combine different types of fruits together in a salad. Do not worry about your child liking and eating too much of a certain type of fruit, for it is a myth that there could be a vitamin or fruit overdose. Even if you are worried about fruit sugar, know that it is almost impossible to overeat sugar (fructose) by eating fruit. Manmade added sugars like table sugar and high fructose corn syrup are the real evil ones. 2. Fruits, vegetables and nuts can be eaten at any time of the day and not only during main meals. They can be served in small chunks as snacks, or after meals as desserts. Slices of cantaloupes and oranges could be served as a side during breakfast. Raw broccoli and baby tomatoes could be packed into zip lock bags as school snacks. Consider serving a salad with grilled chicken as a main and not just an appetizer for dinner. 3. Lead by example. If the general diet of the household is geared towards more vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts than meat and processed foods, the children will follow suit. Parents eating more greens will definitely affect how the children incorporate greens into their diet as they grow up. 4. Prepare healthy meals with your child. There are various fun ways to involve your child while you are making fruit and vegetable dishes. You can ask them to core strawberries, wash Chinese Bok Choy, or slice melons into chunks for a fruit salad. Having children have fun making food will prepare them for a more enjoyable process of eating the food itself.

nuts on kitchen counters, or freshly pressed fruit juices in a jug. Children tend to get food when they feel like it, hence the best way to help them eat healthy is to provide those options within their reach.

Study Shows, Happiest Commuters are Cyclists New research shows that among all 13,000 respondents who commute to work, the ones who cycle show the highest levels of happiness. Reasons include the lower possibility of dealing with the crowdedness of rush hour traffic, the stress of aggressive drivers, and the boost of endorphins (the chemical that makes us feel good) through working out. Researchers from Clemson University in South Carolina used the American Time Use Survey to look at respondents’ moods during different modes of travel. Lead author Eric Morris says, “Bicyclists are generally younger and physically healthy, which are traits that happier people usually possess.” The second happiest commuter is the car passenger, followed by drivers. The least happy commuter is the one who takes the bus or train to work. Published in the journal Transportation, the report suggests that public bike-share programs could be the way to go for urban dwellers. Currently, over 600 cities in the world have public bike-share operations. A joint study of London and Cambridge also found that London’s bike share scheme has had a positive overall health effect on the population, especially among men and older bikers. A New York study published in The Journal of Applied Physiology suggested that when it comes to exercise, variety is also important. It suggests that we should perform different types of sports, working on resistance, endurance, flexibility and cardio.

5. Place healthy food options that could easily be reached around the house. Place sliced up fruit in the fridge, plates of Health in Motion Rehabilitation (416) 250-1904) www.healthinmotionrehab.com

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what people have to say ∂ Here's about our LIFE Program:

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Our son Sean was diagnosed with cerebral palsy 25 February 2009 when he was 10 months old. Health in Motion was recommended to us by friends in Ireland who had a very positive experience with their son’s treatment so we decided to give it a try. The Health in Motion team is very professional, caring and most importantly has provided excellent all round treatment for Seán including functional rehabilitation, massage therapy and communication skills. Natan is a very unique individual and is second to none when it comes to his dedication and treatment. Thank God we found Health in Motion and we thank Natan and the Health in Motion team for their continuing support.

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