Dr. Alan Viau

Yoga teacher, health scientist, dad & stage artist

Is Yoga Best For Decreasing Risk of Arterial Fibrillation?

Chronic, high-intensity physical activity has been associated with increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF). There is concern that moderate levels of physical activity increase the risk for AF. This study … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infographic: Most Common Injuries During Sex

Here is your funny infographic for Canada Day

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Striped Bass

Striped bass, court bullion, curry oil, heirloom cherry tomatoes navy beans, roasted red pepper, nasturtium About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Control your beliefs and take command over your life

“Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer? Jim Jensen has been asked this question untold times. It’s a very common complaint all over the world. … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Impacts of Yoga On Cortical Thickness, Neural Connectivity and Cognitive Function

This new study highlights how Yoga improves cognition and memory by directly affecting neural connectivity Background Impairments of attention and memory are evident in early psychosis, and often lead to severe, … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infographic: A Lifetime Of Meat Consumption Visualised

This infographic provided by the NY times charts the popularity of various types of meat over the past 100 years. The main take-aways from this infographic are the hugh explosion in chicken … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Positive effect of yoga on cardiorespiratory fitness

I love these types of comparative studies that show yoga health benefits. In this study, despite low energy expenditure, yoga practices are better in some cardiorespiratory fitness parameters than other … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Oysters

Oysters with blood orange, sherry, saffron, pickled chili and ramp. About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at a young age … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Attitudes and Beliefs About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use among Patients with Cancer

A new study has shed light on how cancer patients’ attitudes and beliefs drive the use of complementary and alternative medicine. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infographic: Average American Diet Food Pyramid Graph/ Chart

What do majority of the Americans consume in a year? An average American consumes 600 pounds of dairy products every year and 181 pounds of milk beverages. 42 lbs of … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Yoga Girl

“The only thing that matters is how much you love,” states the world-renowned yoga instructor Rachel Brathen in her book Yoga Girl. This is a far cry from her beginnings as … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Home Made Sausage

Today’s feature. Fresh ricotta gnocchi , hen of the woods mushroom, house made sausage and spinach. Brown butter. About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Namastay Away Mosquitoes!

I was at a retreat for our theatre troop this weekend where I led sunrise and sunset yoga sessions. It was a gorgeous Canadian landscape by a lake. The mosquitoes … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Power of Legacy

Success. It is defined in many ways. Randy Sutton in his book The Power of Legacy defines a successful life as legacy – what we leave behind; what we pass … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Oyster

Valentine oyster escabeche. Crostini. Basil shoots   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

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Access to Parks Needed to Stay Healthy

Parks and green spaces are more than simply a way to beautify neighbourhoods and cities. They provide places for people to relax and play outdoors, interact with nature, and are … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef Jonathan’s Health Food: Octopus

Spanish inspired Fruto del mar. Grilled octopus, braised calamari, mussels, pickled ramp squid ink aioli, gear. Tasty plate of the seas.   About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Good Karma Diet

The Good Karma Diet is not a diet book in the usual sense. Author Victoria Moran explains that it is The Good Karma Life – a way of living and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infographic: Interesting Food Facts

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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