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Issue: April 2006

Benefits of Antioxidants

By Nancy Zivkovic, CNP, RNCP

Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, oranges, strawberries, nuts and seeds... all of these foods have something in common, they all contain valuable antioxidants.

veggiesAntioxidants found in our food help to prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals which can cause damage. Antioxidants protect us by acting as "free radical scavengers," preventing and repairing cell damage done by these free radicals.

Vitamins A, C, E, Selenium and Zinc are also known as the ACES. These nutrients are also commonly known as Antioxidants which can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts, and seeds.

By increasing our daily intake we can help reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases including heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cancer, all of which are contributed by free radical damage. When preparing your meals be sure to include a variety of colorful foods; dark green, orange, yellow and red fruits and vegetables as they are packed with disease fighting antioxidants.

Most commonly known Antioxidants
Vitamin A Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots
Vitamin C Citrus fruits like oranges and limes etc, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes
Vitamin E Nuts & seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and liver oil
Selenium Fish & shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken and garlic

Step It Up This Spring!

By Dianna Doner, RRPr

Did you know... Reflexology can ENERGIZE as well as RELAX!!!

Reflexology treatments are a natural way of recharging our batteries. By working the ‘reflexes’ using specific pressure techniques, Reflexology promotes natural functioning of the body systems, relieving stress and tension and improving circulation.

Reflexology helps to balance the whole person on a physical, mental and emotional level.

Treat Your Feet and Spring Forward!

shahlaNew to the clinic - Skin Care for Health

A New Approach to Holistic Facials

Wellness for the Body is proud to introduce Shahla Dieroff of Skin Care for Health. Shahla is conveniently located inside Wellness for the Body, and will be providing a new approach to Holistic Facials and Therapeutic Touch treatments.

Your Skin is an asset that deserves the very best.

Shahla invites you to come and experience these wonderful treatments under her skilled hands, in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, where mind, body and soul merge together.

For more information and to book an appointment please contact 905.815.9474 or click here.

Thought of the Month

" Today, I will be more than I was yesterday, but not as much as I will be tomorrow!"
--- Dr. Bob Siegman



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