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Survival Tips for the Hockey Playoff Season

The Playoffs are just around the corner and we have a few suggestions that will make the next few months fun and exciting but will still allow you to live a somewhat normal life:

1. Pick a goal ritual. Every time your team scores a goal do something like busting a move to your favourite song, having a swig of your beer or have a special high-five with your friends. We do not suggest taking a shot of alcohol for every goal. This will not feel good the next day and take a toll on your body.

2. Grow a playoff beard. If you are a fast hair grower, make your beard into a fun and interesting shape. If you can’t grow a beard, buy a knit one (or 15 for your friends).

3. Wear your team’s logo, jersey or colours. This will show your pride. You can even wear them in between game days. The sweatier you are, the more you should wash your outfit.

4. Drink a lot of water. All that cheering, snacking and possible drinking will cause you to be dehydrated.

5. If you are able to, try and watch each game at a different location. This will allow you to try out different venues in your city and meet a lot of people. This can get a bit pricey so be aware of the price point and don’t forget your moolah.

6. Cheer! Always cheer. Alone. Together. Cheer!

 

We are Canadian. We love hockey. Enjoy this magical time of year and don’t forget that it’s just a game, it’s a team sport and have fun!

 

Red and White

Are you proud, loud and plaid?

 

Happy Valentine's Day

 

The Natural Cure for Asthma

By Blair Kaplan

Asthma (as defined by doctors ) is "chronic inflammatory disease of the airway" and causes the symptoms such as:

Shortness of breath

Tightness in the chest

Wheezing

Coughing

I have athletic endured asthma. I really noticed it in elementary school when doing the annual Terry Fox Run. I had to run around the field and it was very challenging for me. I couldn't breathe. Since then, when doing physical activity, I use an inhaler. I stumbled upon this article from MindBodyGreen and had to share it. I'm thinking of changing the way I eat to see if it makes a difference. Have you tried this before?

How I Cured My Asthma Naturally & Why I'll Never Use An Inhaler Again

By Katricia Kelly

I will not use my inhaler ever again! That’s what I said to myself a year after I was diagnosed with asthma in 2010. In the summer of 2011, I decided to make a career and lifestyle change and enrolled in a health coaching program to learn more about nutrition. During that time, I did extensive research on asthma, some of the causes, side effects and if there were any cures.

I found that a plant-based diet was very beneficial for people with asthma. Diets high in meat, especially fatty meats like beef and pork, can be big asthma triggers. A diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, oatmeal, brown rice, and whole grains is best. It should also include significant amounts of protein.

I immediately started to incorporate more vegan meals daily until I was comfortable with the change. I started eating about 75% vegan and I saw results in about 30 days. I didn’t need my inhaler anymore and I haven’t used it since.

No one really knows what causes asthma, but it’s important to know some of the triggers and what to avoid. In my case, the cause is still unknown as I didn’t get asthma until I hit my 40s.

I became aware of my shortness of breath immediately after eating or drinking certain things like desserts, wine, peanuts and cheese.  Consuming these items can trigger your asthma, in addition to other items such as:

• Eggs

• Soy

• Wheat

• Nuts

• Cow’s milk (cheese, ice cream, yogurt)

• Processed foods (packaged, canned, boxed, frozen)

• Soft drinks

• Fast food

• Alcoholic beverages

• Shrimp

• Bottled juices

• Food coloring

• Desserts (made with sugar, artificial ingredients and high contents of fat)

Asthma can also be brought on by exercise, smoking, allergies, pet dander, dust mites, and even stress. Shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness of the chest are some of the symptoms among people with asthma.

It’s important to not diagnose yourself, but to seek medical advice (as I did!) with any type of physical discomfort.

As the root of my discomfort was revealed, my determination to get rid of it grew strong and so did my love for whole foods and a healthy lifestyle. Pounds slowly started shedding and they continue too, 25 pounds and counting. It was all mainly a process of elimination for me.  I keep track of what bothers me and what doesn’t now and I avoid those items that will cause me discomfort as much as possible. Here is a list of some of my favorite items I enjoy weekly, some of them have good sources of protein (listed in grams) per serving:

• Quinoa – 6 grams

• Walnuts, cashews and almonds – 5 to 8 grams

• Avocado – 10 grams

• Sweet potato – 5 grams

• Spinach – 5 grams

• Broccoli – 5 grams

• Garbanzo beans (Hummus) – 14.5 grams

• Oatmeal – 6 grams

• Sprouted grains – 7- 10 grams

• Nut butters – 8 grams

• Cannellini beans 13-15 grams

• Cucumbers

Kale

• Apples

• Grapefruit

• Arugula

I’ve slowly started adding back some poultry and fish occasionally as my body craves it sometimes and you should always listen to what your body is telling you.

During the colder months, I need a little more and that’s okay, I just do my best to select items that are cage-free, fresh, and organic as often as possible. I don’t eat 100% vegan and I’m not sure that I ever will, but the nice little changes that I've incorporated have given me amazing results.

In addition to my dietary changes, I’ve also incorporated meditation and Bikram yoga into my lifestyle as well. It’s really all a package deal when you think about it, a sound mind equals a sound body.

If you have any feedback or comments about this article or lifestyle, please comment below.

 
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