Dr. Alan Viau

Yoga teacher, health scientist, dad & stage artist

Healing Scoliosis through Yoga

None of us is perfectly symmetric, but some musculoskeletal imbalances are so extreme that they can impact well-being and self-image. Scoliosis, a condition that leads to lateral curvature of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Infographics: Periodic Table of Paleo Food

A while back I gave up gluten and my gut feels much better. Now I am avoiding most grains and have adopted a more paleo lifestyle. It seems to work … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Movember Special: 3 Facts to Consider before Trying Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine noted that prescriptions given to men 40 and older for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increased by 300 percent between … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Marks Start of Seasonal Gluttony

Thanksgiving marks the start of seasonal gluttony. From the end of November until after New Year’s people seem to be totally focused on their stomachs. After six weeks of stuffing your gut, … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Business of Yoga by Casey Conrad & Howard VanEs

You have a passion for teaching yoga. You also need to make sure your business is sustainable. I recommend The Business of Yoga because it shows you how you can do both in … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Ways to Increase the Odds of Finding Wines You Will Love

Top 5 Ways to Increase the Odds of Finding Wines You Will Love.

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Scrumptious SoLo GI Energy Bars

It is a matter of survival. Having an energy bar readily available is a must with my busy lifestyle. But finding a yummy gluten-free bar is a challenge. No more … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Movember Special: A Third Option for Prostate Cancer Treatment: Active Surveillance

With the current controversy on prostate cancer screening and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, a trend appears to be developing away from aggressive surgical treatment for early-stage localized prostate cancer. Today, … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Stupidparty by Patrick M. Andendall

America’s democracy is threaten by the destructive forces forces of the Republican Party aka Stupid Party. This is the premise for the book Stupidparty. Andendall demystifies the words and actions of … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Tips to Fight the Holiday Food Fiasco

We are closing in on time of year again: the dreaded caloric nightmare that is the holiday season. You’ve got stuffed turducken with all the fixings, bacon-wrapped sausages, pumpkin pies … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mindfulness: An Alternative Way of Flexing the Ego

Mindfulness: An Alternative Way of Flexing the Ego.

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Movember Special: 4 Reasons You Should Have a PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening Blood Test)

A virtual firestorm has erupted with the publication of the US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation that healthy men should no longer receive a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yoga and mindfulness practices found to assist breast cancer recovery at cellular level, Canadian study finds

Originally posted on National Post | News:
Breast cancer survivors who are involved in support groups, or who practice meditation and yoga, can make a positive physical impact at the cellular…

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

9 Tips to Reduce Asthma and Allergies During Winter Months

Most people tend to associate allergies as more of a spring and summer problem, and pay less attention as the cooler air roles in because there’s no pollen in the … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors by Lisa Ferentz

“Hold on to the belief that you have power and you have choice” from a “place of self-love, self-awareness, empowerment …with a sense of hope for the future” – this … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Epigenetics by Drs Wallach, Lan and Schrauzer

An epic conclusion to an epic undertaking about epigenetics. Drs Wallach, Lan and Schrauzer evolve our beliefs in the causation of disease from the earliest times. In so doing, they … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meditation Helps Palliative Care Workers Attending 76 Million Baby Boomers

76 million Baby Boomers are aging and most will need palliative, end-of-life (EOL) or hospice care in the next few decades.  Demand for palliative and EOL is exploding. A new … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 Tips to Stick to a Diet on Halloween

Halloween is almost here, quickly followed by Thanksgiving in the US and Christmas after that. While many people find joy in the holiday season, for those trying to lose weight … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Health-Tech Mentorship with a Soul

Big health companies invest in safe ideas that apply to a large population. There is little interest or effort put into “orphan” research – efforts to find treatments for small … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,099 other followers