Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

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Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

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Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!
The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym:...

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide...

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

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The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide Club. Everything from kettle bells, sleds, and turf to get you in the best shape of your life.

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips
How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

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Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on...

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

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How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on keeping your fitness goals on track for the holiday season.

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program
Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

Bring out your inner athlete with...

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three...

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

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Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three exciting classes made for you to get your ride on.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp!

Fall Fitness at the Club
Fall Fitness at the Club

Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the...

Fall Fitness at the Club

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Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the Club. Group Fitness continues to be a popular choice amongst both men and women.

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez
Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach...

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman...

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

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Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman Ramirez!

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in regularly for more!

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)
Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant...

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and...

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

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Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and her husband, Tom, complete a full Ironman in Mont Tremblant. Hear their story!

Club member weight-loss success story!
Club member weight-loss success story!

Club member weight-loss success...

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that...

Club member weight-loss success story!

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Club member weight-loss success story!

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that fifty pounds in five months!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!
Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount...

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone,...

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

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Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone, went to France to compete in the GFNY Mount Ventoux!

Attention all golfers!
Attention all golfers!

Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic...

Attention all golfers!

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Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic Canada, what are you waiting for?

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson
Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to...

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

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Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to Klara Hakansson.

Dietary and supplemental nutrition
Dietary and supplemental nutrition

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

If you’ve stepped foot into a health food store, or even the pharmacy or...

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

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Dietary and supplemental nutrition

If you’ve stepped foot into a health food store, or even the pharmacy or grocery store, you’ve likely been faced with endlessly available supplements, ranging from multivitamins to meal replacements. Are they necessary? Which are effective? How do you choose and what do you need?

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility
Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Unlock your power and avoid injury...

Take the time to look at each joint in the body you will notice they alternate...

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

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Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Take the time to look at each joint in the body you will notice they alternate between the need for mobility and the need for stability.

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her
Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion...

The top four trends sweeping the summer season for both men and women.

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

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Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

The top four trends sweeping the summer season for both men and women.

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala
3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

Read about the 3TO6TEAM's Annual Regent Park Gala fundraiser in support of...

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

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3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

Read about the 3TO6TEAM's Annual Regent Park Gala fundraiser in support of athletic programming in Regent Park.

Morning yoga at TD Centre!
Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Join the TDC for weekly morning yoga thanks to Cadillac Fairview!

Morning yoga at TD Centre!

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Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Join the TDC for weekly morning yoga thanks to Cadillac Fairview!

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

Dietary and supplemental nutrition
Posted: Aug 20, 2017

If you’ve stepped foot into a health food store, or even the pharmacy or grocery store, you’ve likely been faced with endlessly available supplements, ranging from multivitamins to meal replacements. It’s no wonder people are confused.

Are they necessary? Which are effective? How do you choose and what do you need? There are many factors to consider in the quality of supplements. There are different forms of a vitamin, added binders, and fillers to be considered. With this in mind, I am often tempted to encourage my patients to focus on dietary sources for their nutrition, but the Standard American Diet (SAD – how ironic) is moving further and further away from the consumption of high-quality, nutrient-dense, balanced diets. Combine this with poor farming practices, nutrient deficiencies are not shockingly becoming a widespread epidemic.

Nutrients play a central part in metabolism and the maintenance of tissue function. Deficiencies can lead to concerns such as poor immune function, DNA damage, contributing to accelerated aging, increased risk for chronic disease like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and obesity, and suboptimal cognitive function. Not to mention the more superficial concerns of weak hair and nails, and wrinkles.

Here are some reasons why you should take a second look at your diet; not only what you’re eating but where your food is coming from, and consider supplementation:

1. Farming Practices

a) Soil Depletion: The choice technique of industrial farming is monocropping: growing only one crop in a large area of land. When the same plant is grown repeatedly on the same land, the same nutrients are in demand and soils become depleted of their nutrients. When this happens, crops absorb less, and we consume less. family medicine | chiropractic/active release technique | psychology | physiotherapy acupuncture | registered massage therapy | naturopathy | orthotics | osteopathy | vitamindrip health link reinventing health care | info@adelaideclinic.com | adelaideclinic.com | august 2017

b) Non-Organic: Foods treated with pesticides stop producing polyphenols which is what plants use to defend themselves against pathogens. In humans, polyphenols are strong antioxidants that help protect us from free radical damage therefore slow the rate our body ages, reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, and alzheimer’s disease.

c) Industrial Farmed Meat: Grain-fed meats are common in industrial farming. When compared to grass-fed meat, grain-fed meat has less micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Industrial farmed meats and seafoods also carry higher levels of toxins which can increase need for nutrients.

d) Importing: Most grocery store plants aren’t harvested fresh. They travel great distances before they reach our plate, having them sit on trucks, shelves, and counters for weeks. This requires them to be picked before they’re ripe and able to reach optimal nutrient density and even decrease over time.

2. Water Depletion

Water can also be depleted of minerals. There are huge variations in mineral content (we often notice this as the flavor of water). Tap water tends to have more minerals than bottled because filters remove minerals including magnesium.

3. Standard American Diet

The SAD, the typical diet of Americans, is high in meat, dairy, fat, sugar, refined, processed, and junk foods and low in fruit and vegetables. Did you know that it’s recommended to have ideally 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day? It’s rare the majority of people meet even half that. This style of eating is void of nutrients, high in ingredients that increase inflammation and cause tissue damage further reducing nutrient intake, and creates an acidic environment in the body that leaches nutrients from the body increasing disease risk.

4. Aging

With aging comes a decrease in stomach acid and digestive enzymes, making it more difficult to breakdown foods and absorb nutrients.

5. Exercise

One of the keys to optimal health. However, if you’re doing more exercise, more nutrients are in demand for energy and recovery, and can deplete stores of nutrients. The take-home message is that in theory, we should be able to get all the nutrients we need from food, but in practice, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult. It’s more realistic to consider what’s reasonable for you (eating local, organic, meal prepping, etc) and what’s not, and find a balance between your diet and what supplements you take to live a long and healthy life. 

Article by by Dr. Cristina Allen, Naturopath

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