Dr. Alan Viau

Yoga teacher, health scientist, dad & stage artist

Book Review: Bob’s Red Mill® Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury

More people than ever before are seeking ways to cut back on gluten or completely eliminate it from their diet, whether because of celiac disease, gluten-intolerance or an array of … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Crawfish

Cajun crawfish and hominy grits.     About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at a young age in the kitchens … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meditation can reduce chronic neck pain

Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Diagnose Yourself by Reid Jenner

Do you feel like you have a communication problem with your physician? Well you do. This book will give you the tools to speak to your doc in a way … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Kingfish

Grilled kingfish, confit purple potato and fennel, grapefruit and grapefruit vinaigrette. Simple. Delicious. About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Cod

Cod hush-puppies with green goddess dressing. I’m certain this will be a hit.   About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Health, productivity can go up when you eat nutritiously at work, experts say | CTV News

Health, productivity can go up when you eat nutritiously at work, experts say | CTV News.

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exploring Your Heart through Yoga

How do you regard the human heart—as a scientist or as a romantic? Yoga teaches us that these perspectives are not mutually exclusive. Yogic traditions view the heart as a … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Yoga Leads to Satan

A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland warned that those who enjoy yoga and Indian head massages are taking risks with their “spiritual health” – opening themselves up to “Satan and … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Infographic: The Healthisest Alcoholic Drink?

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: A Different Kind of Safari by Helen C. Hipp

A story about a pink hippo. I didn’t know they existed. Are pink hippos really different – only if you think they are. This is a heartwarming book that illustrates … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Salmon

Salmon, piccalilli, chickpea spatzle, Tuscan kale, lemon   About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at a young age in the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calorie Count: Hatha, Vinyasa, and Hot Yoga

A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way into my local health food store to load up on a week’s supply of Kombucha, when I spotted an eye-catching … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love is Chinese Food

I love her. Pretty simple. Our love is demonstrated by the big things we do for each other. Tenderness is from the little things we do for each other… like … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Forty per cent of Canadians believe science behind vaccinations isn’t clear: poll

Originally posted on National Post:
Forty per cent of Canadians believe the science behind vaccinations isn’t clear, according to a new Angus Reid poll. However, 88% of those surveyed said…

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook

If you have been recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, The Complete Fibromylagia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook should be your first resource to absorb. It takes a holistic view of the … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Catfish

Cornmeal dusted cat fish, old bay fluid gel, potato salad, house-made collard green kim chi     About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yoga is Good Physical Activity for Older People

Physical inactivity leads to serious health issues. Inactivity accounts for 9% of all deaths worldwide and is among the top 10 risk factors for global disease burden. More importantly, nearly … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

17 Red-flag Signs of Cancer

A new study shows the likelihood of developing cancer over a lifetime is higher than previously estimated.   One in two people will develop cancer over the course of their … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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