Green Smoothie Benefits

Find out what the buzz is all about! Looking for a fast and easy way to make dramatic improvements to your health, energy and mental clarity… look no further than the green smoothie. The top reasons to drink up! 1. Natural Weight Loss Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to lose weight quickly, safely and effectively. You will crave less junk food, be fuller longer, and naturally turn to healthier snack options! The EASIEST way to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables! Have a “green-hater” in your house? […] read more

Calcium: Are YOU getting enough?

  FACT: 99% of the body’s calcium supply is found in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure. Calcium is also important for proper muscle function, nerve transmission, and hormonal secretion. DID YOU KNOW? Calcium is found in many foods, not just dairy products! How can you add more calcium to your diet? You can get recommended amounts of calcium by eating a variety of different foods to your meal, including the following: The obvious: Milk and milk alternatives such as yogurt, cheese, and fortified plant-based beverages (such as fortified soy beverage) The not-so-obvious: Most Dark green vegetables […] read more

Yoga Tree Vaughan Opening

  Dr. Baldassarra will be teaching at the new Yoga Tree Vaughan Location! Mondays 10:00AM Hatha Flow (Level 1) Wednesdays 10:00AM Hatha Flow (Level 1) Fridays 12:30 Core Yoga (Level 1) See the full schedule at     read more

Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

Regular massage therapy visits throughout pregnancy have been shown to significantly reduce back pain, decrease anxiety and stress, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor. Pregnant? Why you should see our massage therapist: Decrease pain. Sciatic pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced during pregnancy. The causes of pain can be related to increased weight, changes in posture, and the release of hormones which cause joints and ligaments to become lax. Massage therapy helps to increase mobility, by releasing the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy […] read more

Chia Seeds

TOP 5 Reasons to ADD CHIA SEEDS to your diet TODAY: Super high in dietary fiber. A whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons, that is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fiber per day, making chia seeds great for digestion. Rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Important for hearth health and brain health. Packed with minerals. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese Contain no gluten or grains! Helps with weight-loss, keeping you fuller, longer. Unlike flaxseeds,  chia seeds do not need to be ground in order […] read more

Good Fats VS. Bad Fats

Give me the skinny on FATS. Still think FAT-FREE is the way to go? We are constantly bombarded with NO-FAT belief system. There is a LOW-FAT option for nearly everything from chips to ice-cream these days. But are we any healthy for it? Regardless of the latest diet fad, we can’t only put the blame on FATS when it comes to trimming our waists. Are there BAD FATS? Answer: DEFINITELY. Bad fats (saturated fats) and even uglier (trans fats) are the culprits at large for weight gain, clogging our arteries and raising our cholesterol. These fats increase the “bad” cholesterol […] read more

WORST ingredients

  Ingredients to always AVOID. Think about these ingredients the next time you are looking at the labels of your foods: Hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated oils A fat manufactured which enabled the creation of margarine, it is commonly used in processed and fast foods. Processed foods, friend foods, shortenings, contain high levels of trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, contributing to risk of heart disease MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) A flavour enhancer used in many common foods. May stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, and weakness. MSG has been known to affect heart rate and cause difficulty in breathing. High […] read more

picking ripe avocados

Ever wonder what the trick is to picking ripe avocados? Follow our tips, to always pick it ripe: Skin Colour. Check the outside colour of the skin, looking for a darker colour Touch test. Putting avocado in your palm, gently squeeze. (Do not use your fingers to avoid bruising). Feel for a firm gentle pressure. Hard: ripe in few days. Squishy: over ripe Stem test: remove the stem and look for colour. Green/light brown colour means it is ready to eat. Dark colour under stem means over ripe Tip: Slow down the ripening process by putting them in the fridge! Speed […] read more

massage therapy

get in touch with the many benefits of massage therapy: Regular massages can be a powerful tool in everyone’s life. Here is a list of just some of the benefits massage therapy offers: Stress relief In numerous studies, 60 minute massage therapy treatments have been shown to significantly lower people’s heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels- all contributing to decreased stress. Feel good. Common massage techniques can help you relax, triggering endorphins. Massages will reduce stress hormone levels, lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Regular massages have been linked with improving symptoms of anxiety and depression. Reduce body aches. A […] read more

good carbs

Cycling season is in full force. And with a wide range of energy drinks, protein bars, gels and supplements, its hard to know what’s what sometimes. The best way to understand what sources of energy our bodies need, is to understand how we get energy from food. The short story: Digestive enzymes in your stomach will convert your food into fuel for you body to function. We begin breaking down proteins into their building blocks, which are called amino acids. We break down carbohydrates into its smallest subunit, glucose. We take large molecules of fat, and break them into fatty […] read more