Natural Health Products to Boost Your Immunity Naturally on CTV News at Noon Edmonton

Natural Health Products to Boost Your Immunity Naturally on CTV News at Noon Edmonton

With winter around the corner, there’s no better time to start thinking of ways we can ward off sickness and boost our immunity. Our in-house holistic nutritionist Michelle W. Book stopped by CTV News at Noon in Edmonton to share our top tips for staying happy and healthy throughout the cold and flu season.

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Plant Based Symposium: Dr. Michael Greger (with German subtitles)

Plant Based Symposium: Dr. Michael Greger (with German subtitles)

The “Plant Based Symposium” starts on August 21st as a series of free YouTube videos about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. For the first time many of the best known plant-based physicians, scientists and dietitians as well as other important spokespersons of the plant-based movement were invited to share their knowledge with everyone. Starting on August 21st there will be a free video released every second day.

In Video #13 of The Plant Based Symposium Dr. Michael Greger shares important information about the following topics:

1. The negative effects of Low-Carb Diets on human health.

2. The influence of diet and lifestyle on the risk factors for chronic diseases.

3. All about Dr. Greger’s Daily dozen.

5. The comparison between healthy diets and regular exercise on health outcomes.

6. The effect of the consumption of oils on human health.

7. The importance of long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) in a plant-based diet.

8. Learnings from “The Global Burden of Disease Study” in terms of nutrition.

9. The importance of daily fruit consumption on health and the question “how much fruit is too much fruit?”.

10. The effect of protein in calcium absorption and hypercalciuria.

11. The negative effects of saturated fat on human health.

12. nutrition myths debunked:
– solanaceae and health
– the effect of preparing food in microwaves

More information about Dr. Michael Greger’s work is available at:

Dr. Michael Greger on Social Media:
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Dr. Greger’s bok “How Not To Die”:

Niko Rittenau’s Webseite:
Niko Rittenau’s Facebook:
Niko Rittenau’s Instagram:

Thanks to Philipp Kasprowicz for the coordination of all subtitles and thanks to the following volunteers for doing the transcription and translation:

German subtitles: Jessica Heinen
English subtitles: Jessica Heinen & Doreen Stolle

Physical Activity Guidelines — Introduction

Physical Activity Guidelines — Introduction

Why does physical activity matter? Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits by reducing your risk of many health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. It can also increase your chances of living longer, help you control your weight, and even help you sleep better. This video explains the Physical Activity Guidelines, and will help you understand how much activity you need. It also explains aerobic activity and muscle strength training.

For more information on the Physical Activity Guidelines.

How much Physical Activity Do You Need?

Muscle-strengthening activities — what counts?

Videos on Strength Training:

At Home

At a Gym

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Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation – Part 3 of 4 – Stress Management

Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation – Part 3 of 4 – Stress Management

Using simple and effective techniques, these sessions will introduce you to the tools that can assist in eliminating sleep disorders and reducing stress and anxiety experienced at home and at work

Part 3:
This session will include:
Stress Management — A 3-minutes breathing practice that you can do at anytime to help Let-Go of overanalyzing and associating yourself with thoughts. This tool can be used both before, during and after a stressful or traumatic experience to help diffuse its impact on the mind and body.

Please note: The practices provided in this video are a complement to and not exclusive of any medically prescribed regimen you have. The opinions expressed in the video practical sessions are those of the instructor and are not necessarily endorsed by the University Health Network (UHN). Claims and research are not associated or directly supported by UHN. For more information please visit for current peer reviewed research on Mindfulness and Meditation.