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Issue: October 2008

In This Issue:
Meet & Greet with Dr. Shima Shahidy
Think Twice Before You Buy Your Next Bottle of Vitamins
Now Available - Klean Kanteen® Stainless Steel Water Bottles


Meet & Greet: Our Chiropractor Dr. Shima Shahidy

dr shima shahidySaturday, November 1, 2008 @ 12pm

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dr. Shima Shahidy - the newest member of our wellness staff and a welcome addition to our chiropractic department.

Visit Wellness for the Body on Saturday, November 1 from 12-2pm and meet Dr. Shima Shahidy in person.

"I’m delighted to be joining the team at Wellness for the Body. Whether you have had a recent injury, are suffering from a chronic condition or simply wish to improve your overall well-being, I am more than happy to discuss the role of chiropractic care in your life. I’m looking forward to meeting you and creating an individualized plan to address your particular needs." -- Dr. Shima Shahidy

Dr. Shahidy attended the University of Waterloo for Kinesiology, specializing in Ergonomics. She later graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with clinic honours. Shima is a certified Graston® Provider and will be certified in Acupuncture early in 2009.

Dr. Shahidy has a keen interest in the effects that jobs, hobbies and athletic involvement have on her patients’ bodies. She has treated a variety of conditions both acute and chronic and is pleased to offer a new service at Wellness for the Body called Graston® Technique, which uses specially crafted instruments to isolate and treat injured tissue.

A black belt in karate and a former martial arts competitor, Dr. Shahidy was inspired to become a chiropractor through her own experiences as a chiropractic patient.

Please help us in welcoming her into our practice and your lives. We are delighted to have her aboard. She looks forward to getting to know you better and is excited to help Wellness for the Body continue to make chiropractic footsteps towards optimal health and wellness.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
and to book your appointment with Dr. Shima Shahidy.

For pricing information please click here.


Think Twice Before You Buy Your Next Bottle of Vitamins

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

samantha ristimakiYou may eat right and exercise, but if you are like most people living in the GTA, your lifestyle leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, supplements can fill some of the nutritional gaps and help you function optimally. But, the sheer number of products available can be overwhelming and you may wonder “Where do I begin?”

Before running to your local drug store or hitting the vitamin isle during your next trip to Costco think twice about the quality of what you are buying.

Did you know?

1. Companies are not required to list the ingredients if they aren’t added at the time the product is packaged into the final dosage form!

Companies hire vitamin manufacturers to make pills for them that they package with their own labeling. What you won’t see on the label are any potentially allergenic filler, binder or lubricant. Your label could read 400IU of vitamin D. It’s actually composed of 0.1% Vitamin D diluted in a base of Dicalcium Phosphate, Lactose, Acacia, BHT, Sodium Benzoate and Scorbic Acid because it was cheaper than using pure vitamin D.

2. Other ingredients are often added during the final stage of packaging that may be hypoallergenic.

Look on the label for a list of “other ingredients” that may not be good for you such as:

Lactose – May cause bloating and diarrhea
Magnesium Stearate – lubricant made of large fat that can affect absorption
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – chemical added as solubilizing agent
Yellow #5 Lake (tartrazine) – coloring
Propylene glycol – a plasticizer

3. Lubricants used in product production can affect the absorption of the nutrient.

Look for stearic acid, magnesium stearate, and calcium stearate on the label. They are often layers over the nutrient to enable the tableting and encapsulating machines to run more smoothly - good for the machine and bad for you!

Before You Buy

Your journey towards optimal health starts by partnering with a trusted health care provider. They can guide you through your individualized needs to help and tailor a specific program to suggest better quality products and ensure you get the most value for your investment. You can rest comfortably knowing your health needs are not only being met, but that supplemental benefits are maximized for optimal health. Every body is different and must be treated in a specific, un-generic way few bulk retailers can provide.

Consider consulting Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, with a degree from the University Of Guelph in Nutrition and Neutraceuticals and as a registered Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, to discover your own personal route to optimal health.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
and to book your appointment with Dr. Samantha Ristimaki.

For pricing information please click here.


Klean Kanteen® Stainless Steel Water Bottles

klean kanteenKlean Kanteen® eco-friendly, durable, bpa-free reusable stainless steel water bottles are now available at Wellness for the Body

Why Klean Kanteen?
Klean Kanteen® provides choices that promote healthy living with respect for the environment. We believe that we can transform the world in which we live by promoting environmental awareness and conservation.

Recent studies have shown that many plastic water bottles including Lexan® bottles, leach toxins, such as Bisphenol A (BPA). These studies have linked BPA to breast cancer and reproductive mutations.

Good Health Is In Your Future
The stainless steel in your Kanteen is the high quality food-grade stainless steel that goes through an electropolishing process to smooth the surface. Klean Kanteen stainless is 100 percent non-leaching and toxin free, making it a safe, healthy alternative to plastic or lined metal containers.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
or visit www.wellnessforthebody.com/kleankanteen.html


Purchase Gift Certificates Over the Phone or Online

Now purchasing the gift of health couldn't be any easier! Gift certificates may be purchased over the phone or online for any dollar amount, and can be sent to you by regular mail or email within 2 business days.

For more information call - 905.465.4595