FITNESS OPTIONS IN VICTORIA

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Here in Victoria, BC there are not many options for health and fitness. Part of the problem is that there are only about 350,000 people over a 80 mile stretch along the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The old Times Colonist 10K run is now operated by a small group who have been able to …

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TRACKING NUTRITION

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There are many apps available for tracking nutrition. We use Apple phones and the Apple health app can work with several nutrition trackers. We use MyFitnesspal but there are many others. The data eventually is fed into Apple Health. Apple Health can then make charts with daily, weekly, monthly and even annually. Over time more …

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MSG DETOXIFICATION

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Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is found in Asian style foods like noodles and other dishes. Monosodium glutamate has no nutritional value, but does not harm the body. It is safely certified by the Joint Commission on Food Additives (JECFA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). MSG is widely used throughout Asia. …

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TRASH IN PACIFIC NOW DOUBLE THE SIZE OF TEXAS

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Satellite reports have noted that more and more trash continues to be dumped into the oceans. Five nations are largely responsible and nothing has been done to change the situation. China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are spewing out as much as 60 percent of the plastic waste that enters the world’s seas. Only …

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CINNAMON ROLLS

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There are three items needed: dough, the filling and the glaze. 1 envelope active dry yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 cup lukewarm water 400g all purpose flour 100g vegan margarine 150g brown sugar 1½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla sugar for sprinling In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water …

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READING GLASSES

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As people get old, is very common for the lens  to become less flexible. . What is happening is that the focal point is behind the retina. This leads to problem trying to focus on things close up which is termed presbyopia Reading glasses can be used to help overcome the problem and they can helpful. …

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GLUTEN FREE?

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Lots of restaurants are jumping on the gluten free diet. The move is driven by several reasons. Cœliac sprue occurs in 1 in 2000 which makes it rare.  Cœliac sprue  symptoms include gastrointestinal problems such as chronic diarrhoea, abdominal distention, malabsorption, loss of appetite, and among children failure to grow normally. It is an autoimmune reaction …

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WATER, HYDRATION & HEALTH

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Water is essential for life. Water comprises from 75% body weight in infants to 55% in elderly and is essential for cellular homeostasis and life. Water is so important that humans cannot last more than 3 days without it. Unfortunately there are many unanswered questions about this most essential component of our body and our diet.  …

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SPANISH PATATAS BRAVAS

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4 medium potatoes, peeled 2 cups olive oil 16ox can tomato sauce 1½ tsp mustard 1 tsp tabasco sauce 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp red wine vinegar Cut the peeled potatoes into ⅓” pieces. Best way is to cut them length wise twice and then into pieces. The sprinkle with salt. Pour the oil into …

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WALKING AND RUNNING FOOTWEAR

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While there is footwear marketed to walkers, the majority prefer to use running shoes. The main reason is that running shoes are a much larger market and they get more design and development. Competition keeps prices low. Its a good idea to track runners with your activity tracker.  This will give you a much better …

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