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25 – news & Features –
On the Cover –Jodi Abbott ................................... 6
I n spring the sun’s beams seemingly
uncover a new world of growth. Trees
begin to bud and spring flowers begin
to bloom with fragrance. This time of
Digest ............................................................... 10 renewal seems to give us a nudge to
prepare for change and growth in all
Beauty and fashion items for Mother’s Day ....... 12 areas of our lives.
Edmonton Woman Magazine, in this
Tips for preparing for golf season ...................... 14 health-focused issue, hopes to inspire
our readers through information and
Mother’s Day gift ideas ...................................... 16 tips, suggesting ways we can begin to
prepare our minds and bodies for change
Upcoming programs and activities ..................... 20 and growth and treat ourselves special
Weight loss success: LPL the fat enzyme ............ 25 On the cover we feature Dr. Jodi Ab-
bott, president and CEO of NorQuest
College. Jeannie Chua lends insight into
Food and nutrition: the power of purple............ 26
the achievements and contributions Ab-
bott has made to our healthcare system
in the past and also into the secrets of
28 her success on the journey to where she
is today. Abbott’s message to our readers
is, “”You can do anything you want if you
develop your skills.”
6 In her food and nutrition article,
– sections – Anne Stropel explains the “power of
purple,” listing purple foods we can
Golf – 14 include in our diet and entailing the
health benefits of these phytochemicals,
Mother’s Day – 16 such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant
and anti-aging properties.
ProGraMs anD activities – 20 Learn about LPL for weight loss.
Interestingly, this enzyme is the secret
health – 25 weapon we all possess and can use to
outsmart fat storage to our cells.
nutrition – 26
Our beauty article offers ways we can
improve our appearance this season
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including an inexpensive and safe al-
Jodi Abbott ternative to costly, painful injections for
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J odi Abbott would never have entered
university, let alone complete a doctor-
ate degree within three years and occupy
dents with tremendous support and take
absolute interest in them individually, as
often noted with appreciation by Nor-
impressive career accomplishments
leave no doubt that she is capable of
top positions in various organizations, Quest graduates in student surveys. As a student and then as a fresh gradu-
if recommendations from her school “They don’t feel like a number, and ate, Abbott worked with the Canadian
counsellor had been duly adhered to. I think that is absolutely huge,” Abbott Paraplegic Association in Edmonton
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yesterday labelled “not university mate- Abbott also takes pride in NorQuest’s for people with disabilities. Her career
rial” has made it today as president and leadership role in healthcare educa- took on new heights as she pursued this
CEO of NorQuest College in Edmonton. tion. As a result of being responsive to passion as vice-president of family service
Abbott took on the role in July 2010. the needs of the healthcare industry, with Catholic Social Services.
Abbott’s pride in NorQuest is evident the college now has one of the largest Over the last decade, she has made
in the enthusiasm she exhibits when talk- practical nurse programs and the larg- tremendous contributions to the health-
ing about her students and staff. est healthcare aide program in Canada. care system in her leadership roles with
“One thing you will see as you walk The college is also receiving increasing the Canadian Diabetes Association and
through the halls or visit the classrooms requests from health planners and pro- Alberta Health and Wellness. Her last
at NorQuest is the incredible passion of viders to help meet emerging needs with position before accepting the NorQuest
our students and staff, and that passion new healthcare programs. challenge was as senior vice-president of
will take us a long, long way,” she says. Another NorQuest strength, observes quality performance improvement with
“People don’t just work here because Abbott, is its role in equipping new Ca- Alberta Health Services.
it’s a job. They come here because of nadians for employment opportunities. Since then, Abbott has lived up to
the incredible impact we have on our This includes those who need further expectations by adapting her manage-
students. And students choose NorQuest education and training, as well as those rial skills and knowledge gained in the
because they have a clear goal in mind. with postgraduate degrees from their complex healthcare world to the aca-
They are motivated to succeed and that home countries who are facing obsta- demic environment. As for being able
passion rubs off on our staff.” cles in re-entering their professions. to inspire students and understand their
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Continued from page 6 an affinity with the college.” to help meet that demand. As part of
New directions NorQuest’s role as a regional steward
At the time that Abbott became presi- for west central Alberta, Abbott and her
challenges, she is up to the task as well, dent of NorQuest, the college board of team recently conducted a needs assess-
having experienced the value of encour- governors had just approved a bold new ment that covered about a hundred com-
agement and good advice herself. strategic plan. munities in the area. The study aimed
Referring to herself as someone who The past year and a half has seen Ab- to reveal the gaps between the interests
was “never a star” and who always had to bott hard at work leading her team to put of (potential) students and the needs of
work hard in school, Abbott can relate the new strategic plan into action. The communities. Abbott’s team is working
well to students who have challenges initial groundwork included developing with these communities towards filling
in their life and who have worked very new mission, vision and values state- those gaps, with the target of seeing
hard to get to where they are. ments; building a new comprehensive 100 per cent of their graduates find
As a result of mislabelling by her institutional plan; and strategizing for employment.
school counsellor and teachers, she longer term financial stability. The col- Most Influential Women 2011
might have settled for less had her lege also underwent reorganization, and Abbott also excels in the area of
mother not encouraged her with these Abbott is especially excited about the sports, having been named one of the
words: “You can do whatever you want newly formed executive team. 20 Most Influential Women in Sport
to do. You may have to work harder than “We created an area called ‘Trans- and Physical Activity in 2011 by the
anybody else to get it done, but you can formation’ to help us move firmly into Canadian Association for the Advance-
do whatever you want to do.” the post-secondary market,” she says. ment of Women and Sport for her role
Abbott’s husband Michael has also “Our new executive team came up with as a figure skating judge. She has been
been a major figure in her success in five areas of focus, and the one I’m a judge for 18 years at the national level
education and career. most excited about is to look at every and for 12 years internationally.
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Abbott says. “[My career] could have being workforce relevant.” continue figure skating despite failure
really gone the wrong way if I didn’t Quoting government statistics indi- to seeing young skaters develop into
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Canada to celebrate First and girls has risen and may continue to do
Osteoporosis International Day of the Girl
so, according to When There’s No Place Like
Home: A Snapshot of Women’s Homelessness
Canada will celebrate the first Inter- in Canada, an analysis of the problem issued
national Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012, by the national YWCA.
following its recent designation by the United “…We are shocked to report that home-
Nations. Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of lessness is undeniably a women’s issue,” said
Women made the announcement on March YWCA Canada CEO Paulette Senior. “It’s an
8, International Women’s Day. issue for single women, for teenage girls,
Are you postmenopausal? “On the Day of the Girl in Canada, we for women with children, for First Nations
(at least 3 years since will invite all Canadians to celebrate girls as women. In large Canadian cities, 25 to 30
your last period) important agents of change within their fam- per cent of people living on the streets and
ilies and their communities,” said Ambrose. in shelters are women. It’s time to sound the
“It will also focus on ways to empower girls alarm. When women and girls are homeless,
Are you 40 to 85 to reach their full potential and realize their they are not safe.”
years of age? dreams. I believe the earlier in life girls under-
stand that girls’ rights are human rights, the Child care subsidies
stronger they become and the brighter their Some 9,000 families will receive new or
Are you interested in future will be.” increased funding to help offset the cost of
On March 24, 2011, the House of Com-
keeping your bones mons gave its unanimous support to Canada
accessing quality child care, thanks to changes
to the Alberta child care subsidy program.
strong and healthy? leading a campaign at the United Nations Effective April 1, the household income
for designating an International Day of that qualifies families to receive maximum
Can you attend subsidy will increase by 42 per cent from
$35,100 to $50,000.
6 clinic visits over a Swaziland girls campaign With these changes, it is expected that
period of 8 months? Crossroads International is launching 26,000 subsidies will be provided to eligible
the third annual Open Doors campaign low- and middle-income families in the 2012-
for women and girls, with proceeds this 13 fiscal year. More than 4,000 families that
If you answered “yes” to these year flowing to girls’ empowerment clubs are currently receiving child care subsidy
questions and would like to in Swaziland. will see an increase to their partial subsidy
participate in a clinical trial with a The agency is asking Canadians to help rate; with 3,200 of these families going to
raise enough money to fund 200 new spaces maximum subsidy. In addition, it is expected
new medication designed to keep in the empowerment clubs, to help prevent upwards of 5,000 new families will apply and
your bones strong, please contact us. abuse and the spread of HIV by building be approved for subsidy in 2012-13.
girls’ self-confidence, educating them about For more information about
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“Empowerment clubs are helping Swazi
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For more information about the cam- among 44 outstanding students recognized
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Visit: www.nactrc.ca Women’s homelessness
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Why do we self-sabotage?
By Zaheen Nanji in her childhood on Sunday nights with her family and (the
Success Coach most common source) emotional eating – using food to make
H ave you ever wondered why some people can eat what
they want and don’t struggle with their weight? Often
the answer can be found with this question: “What is your
herself feel better. We often make relationships with food and
some of these are in our subconscious and are often linked
to when we were younger.
relationship with food?” The other component to this is emotional eating. When
As a Weight Loss Coach, it is interesting to notice the dif- I hold workshops on weight loss, I always get asked: How can
ference in behaviour and decision-making process between we break away from that habit? The answer lies in the positive
naturally thin people and people who struggle with weight. intention behind that habit – what is the person trying to gain
Main drivers are our limiting beliefs and our relationship from holding on to that behaviour? Every behaviour has a
with food. positive intention or purpose. For example, when someone
I have a client (let’s call her Pat) who found herself sabo- screams or yells, what are they trying to gain by holding on
taging her efforts when she was releasing weight. She had to that behaviour? Some may say “control,” while others may
been staying away from wheat and gluten products, which say “to be heard.” Therefore, the positive intention behind
made her feel sluggish and bloated. During our session she the screaming behaviour is to feel in control or to be heard.
recounted how she had managed to avoid snacks served at a The same principle applies to emotional eating.
recent conference – which contained wheat and sugar – and I asked Pat, “What are you trying to gain by eating pancakes
stuck to her own healthy snacks. However, when she went and feeling comforted – what will achieving that do for you?”
home on Sunday evening, she ended up making pancakes. After a long silence she replied, “To let loose and have fun
She asked: “Why do I do that? On one hand I want to with my family because I missed them all weekend.”
stay away from sugar and wheat, but on the other hand I There is nothing wrong with seeking security and comfort,
sabotage my efforts!” but instead of forming such relationships with food and feel-
From my coaching experience I knew this was likely an ing like it controls you, we can use other resources that give
internal conflict, but I wanted to explore what was going on us the same feeling. I asked Pat, now that she realized her
in her mind that was guiding her behaviour. I asked: “HOW positive intention and became conscious of her feelings, what
did you decide to eat pancakes?” She started by answering: could she do instead to let loose and have fun? She listed
“It was easy to make. I knew my son would enjoy eating a few things like playing a board game or watching a short
pancakes with me and (then came the slam dunk)… well, dur- family movie or going to the park.
ing my childhood, Sunday suppers were ‘treat suppers’.” I In my program, Release the Weight, many clients have learned
asked her to elaborate and she explained: “After Sunday to change their relationship with foods and their beliefs,
morning church, our family would have a huge meal so by and it is amazing to see the differences in them. We do have
early evening we were not really hungry and we would end the power to train our subconscious mind and replace our
up having quick meals.” limiting beliefs with empowering ones.
I asked: “What was the goal for the type of suppers you had Zaheen Nanji is a Success Coach, professional speaker and
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for golf season
By Julie M. Sorenson
T here’s nothing like getting out on
the green after a long winter, but
when you consider how many times
a swing is repeated during a single
game of golf, it is not surprising that
the season often ends early for players
who aren’t properly prepared for the
But there is much you can do be-
fore the season begins to prepare your
body to ensure your golf games are
enjoyable. is to tackle the repetitive, asymmetrical an office desk and chair all winter, then
Aerobic and stamina-building movements of golf by gently strengthen- this is even more important.
exercises are the key to beating the ing your muscles in advance. The rotational power in your torso
long walks in the heat of summer. And Rotational flexibility, hip flexibil- relies on the hips, buttocks, thighs,
flexibility and muscle training will ity, lower back muscles, and shoulder abdominals, and lower back muscles
help you achieve longer drives, better strength all play a role in each golfer’s all working in coordination. So begin
swing consistency, and overall mid-torso swing. Working these areas will also help by stretching those core areas. Later
strength. you avoid getting spasms in your leg or you can begin strength training, but
It isn’t as if you have to become a back muscles during a long day on the still maintain the emphasis on the core
heavy lifting body builder at all! The aim links. If you have been cramped up in power zone areas.
were 10 or 11, competed at the 2010 No one knows how many little fig-
on the cover Olympics. ure skaters have grown up to achieve
Continued from page 8 “When Tessa and Scott stepped on big things with the encouragement of
the ice, my heart was pounding so Abbott, but one can sense the empow-
loud I could hardly hear the music,” erment she must have given them, as
found tremendous satisfaction in judg- Abbot recalls. “I remember telling my- she leaves this message for Edmonton
ing figure skating competitions. She self during the first 15 seconds of that Woman readers:
even had the honour of representing competition, ‘Okay, calm yourself down, “You can do anything you want if you
Canada as a judge at the 2010 Olympic because you’re not competing. You’re develop your skills. Find out what tools
Games in Vancouver. just here do the right thing and give the you need to achieve what you want to
She recalls her proud moment when right score.’ But it was an overwhelming achieve, and when you get knocked off
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, figure skat- feeling. I think it was the pride of being your feet, just get up – take a break if you
ers whom she had known since they there, to represent Canada.” need to – but get up and keep going.”
A plAn for you, And you, And you. There are things you can do
throughout your life to reduce
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The core is the area between the your arm strength, and have a comfort- digest
knees and chest made up of all the able grip. Continued from page 10
bones, ligaments, and muscles within. Take lessons: The right swing tech- began in 1979 to honour the 50th anniversary
There are countless exercises to help nique can do more than just improve of the Persons Case. In 1929, five Alberta
you work your core, including ham- your game; it can also spare you plenty women waged a legal battle and won the
string stretches, lower back stretches of unnecessary pain. Working with a right for women to be deemed as “persons”
such as imitating a “cat” doing arches professional is a great way to learn the under Canadian law.
and hunches, gentle torso twists, side basics. Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie
rotations with resistance, crunches, and Warm up and warm down: Take a McClung, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir
gentle trunk rotations. few minutes to stretch before and after Edwards are credited with this significant
Start out slowly. You don’t want to risk your game. Start with a brisk walk, then advancement for women and are known as
Alberta’s Famous Five.
injuring one of your core muscles, as that do some light stretching.
For more information on the
would set you back tremendously, and Push, don’t carry, your golf bag: Person Case Scholarships, see
may cause you to miss the start of the Pushing or pulling a bag on its wheels www.child.alberta.ca/home/1067.cfm.
golf season. Warm up for a few minutes and taking turns riding in a cart can help
with an aerobic activity of your choice, you take a load off and prevent a back Woman Entrepreneurs
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Pampering mom on
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Take mom to one of Edmonton’s best new manuel David and Chef Andrew ing and on site banquets facility are
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Summer fun and learning
Fill your calendar with programs and activities
T here are plenty of summer camps
and activities out there waiting for
you and your kids. We feature here a
in the heart of downtown Edmonton, at
Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue.
Call 780-492-3093 for more information
number for your consideration. Sign up or visit www.womenswords.ca to register
early to avoid disappointment! or download the full program.
Mingle with fellow word lovers Make a bold statement: pursue
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Women’s Words is back for another If you love interior decorating and
round of word-worthy fun and learning would like to take your passion to a new
with seasoned professional writers. Of- level, consider the Residential Interiors Photo by Justyna Furmanczyk
fered annually by the University of Alberta Certificate Program offered by the Univer- session on Tuesday, June 19 at noon, in
(Faculty of Extension), sity of Alberta (Faculty of Extension). room 2-922, Enterprise Square, 10230
Women’s Words celebrates its 19th Applying the principles of fine arts, Jasper Avenue.
birthday with a great line-up of instructors, architecture, and business, the program
bringing to Edmonton another round is a comprehensive study of residential Learn to lead the cheering
of word-worthy fun and learning with interior fundamentals and applications. with Power Cheer
seasoned professional writers. Offered Instruction is by local experts in interior
Cheerleading, one of the fastest grow-
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ing sports in Canada, combines dance,
1994, Women’s Words is a 10-day program professions.
gymnastics, jumps and acrobatic stunts,
for all women with stories to tell, open to Recognized by industry professionals as
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This year’s program offers 13 work- of courses will help you gain considerable
member is crucial to the function and
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success of the team!
and includes events open to the general successfully with the challenges of the ever-
Power Cheer Edmonton offers cheer-
public, such as a panel discussion on “Wit- changing residential decorating field.
leading teams for athletes aged three
ness, dissent and advocacy: Writing human The Residential Interiors Certificate
to adult. Whether new to the sport or
rights” (with Giller Prize nominee Kim Program is designed for part-time study
veterans, athletes develop confidence
Echlin and U of A professor Janice Wil- and consists of six core courses, each 39
and excellence not only in physical skills,
liamson) and a special reading by members hours long, plus a minimum of three elec-
but also in life skills such as commitment,
of the program’s faculty. tives. Courses include: Colour Theory and
responsibility, leadership, time manage-
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and many others that are useful outside
(Luanne Armstrong), “Writing from the offered in the evening.
Inside Out” (Sandra Campbell), “Song- To get a taste of Residential Interi-
Power Cheer Edmonton’s core values of
writing Essentials” (Althea Cunningham), ors prior to applying to the Certificate
leadership, dedication, loyalty, athleticism
“Crafting the Postcard Story” (Jannie Program, you can register for the Intro-
and excellence, along with its philosophy
Edwards), “A Medley of Nonfiction Writ- duction to Residential Interiors course.
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the basis of everything it does.
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Continued on page 22
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programs and activities “Independent learners become in- studying, for understanding not merely
Continued from page 20 volved in their own learning process and by to pass the exam. Encouraging students’
being involved, they start to make mean- self-reflection in their work and activities.
ously and will ensure your cheerleading ingful connections with the world outside Providing authentic materials and experi-
experience brings fun and great memo- the classroom,” state learning experts Jo ences, apart from traditional textbooks,
ries. Power Cheer Edmonton is the only Mynard and Robin Sorflaten. and involving students in their educa-
athletic club in Edmonton with a proven “They are not dependent on the teacher tional goals and planning. On a visit to
character development system that gives for constant instructions, feedback, and Progressive Academy you may see junior
athletes two programs in one – both physi- reassurance. Instead of relying on the high students acting as reading buddies
cal and social/character development. teacher to do the thinking for them, in the grade 1 classroom; students in a
The Power Cheer Edmonton staff they take responsibility for thinking and group on the couch with laptops out,
comprises of coaches with a vast array of learning themselves. Learning then be- discussing their novel for book club; or a
experience in cheerleading, and many comes more than the rote memorization group of students baking cupcakes for a
of them have a background of specializa- of a series of facts, and continues even fundraising sale.
tion in early childhood development and after the learner has completed full time Their belief is that what you learn in
education. They are genuinely interested education.” the classroom should include real world
in sharing their passion for cheerleading Progressive Academy is committed experiences. High school students are out
with athletes while ensuring they reach to excellence in this educational model. every Tuesday and Thursday on their ca-
their potential in a safe, positive and fun Independence is encouraged in students reer internships, junior high students every
environment. from their start at age 3. Wednesday, and there are options classes
Power Cheer Edmonton ensures all ath- Our world today has changed dramati- for students as young as Kindergarten.
letes are developing their skills and reach- cally from how current parents grew up. Visit www.progressiveacademy.ca or call
ing their potential while having fun! The vocabulary of independence in the 780-455-8344 to book a tour.
For more information, call 780-920-5363 education world has become so popular
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We hear a lot a talk today about “life long gether to help foster this in our children. who are in business or are thinking about
learning” and “independent learners.” But In what ways can we do this? Among the starting a business. It’s a perfect opportu-
what does that really mean and how does ways that independence can be promoted nity for entrepreneurial-minded women
that translate into the classroom? in students are group work, learning and Continued on page 24
for the 2012 / 2013 school year
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to register your son or daughter.
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Continued from page 22 Women will leave the WIN5 confer- to guide the summer camping program,
in the Peace region to gather for a day of ence with an enhanced appreciation as described by the camp’s mission state-
inspiration, learning and networking. To of entrepreneurship and a rejuvenated ment: “To nurture personal growth and
celebrate its fifth anniversary, the Women personal spirit. Conference attendees will promote respect for nature, others and self
in the North Conference (WIN5) has also have an opportunity to meet one-on- through an inclusive, Christian camping
confirmed two dynamic Canadian women one with both Barb and Monica at a book experience.”
speakers/entrepreneurs, Barb Stegemann signing reception immediately following The Camp Maskepetoon Open House
and Monica Knight. These two women the event. takes place on May 27 from 1 p.m. to 4
are sure to impress conference attendees p.m. For more information, and to down-
with their moving personal stories and Celebrate 50 years of load a camp registration form, check out
practical business expertise. Camp Maskepetoon www.maskepetoon.ab.ca; or call Andrea
Barb Stegemann, www.the7virtues .com, Camp Maskepetoon is celebrating over at 780-758-6915. You can also find Camp
is the first woman from Atlantic Canada to 50 years of camping! Located on 250 acres Maskepetoon on Facebook.
land a venture capital deal on Dragons’ of lakefront property on the northwest
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the Prairies, was a presenter at the very night, and singing around the campfire watch what occurs. Events will unfold that
first WIN conference. Monica uses drums are just a few of the lifelong memories suck! You put on your shoes and proceed
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to be presenting at WIN again and will Cree chief who embraced Christianity and Why? Because you asked for it.
close the conference with her signature struggled to bring peace and forgiveness Negative thoughts create negative ac-
inspirational presentation, “Raise a Little to the warring tribes, missionaries and set- Continued on page 28
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LPL becomes ultra-efficient at storing fat, Snacking can be helpful too, but limit
opening up even more doors to beckon your snack calories to around 150 calories
fat right in. or less. Otherwise snacking may lead to
According to a study in the New weight gain. And make sure your snacks
England Journal of Medicine, this are low in sodium, less than 200 milligrams
little-known enzyme is also one of sodium per serving, and low in added
of the primary reasons you’re apt sugar, less than three grams per serving.
Control LPL for to regain the weight you’ve lost
from dieting. Even going for four
Smart snacks include one ounce of
low-fat cheese with one-half cup grapes
weight loss success hours without food can spark (100 calories) or four ounces plain non-
By Sandra Gordon LPL into action. fat yogurt with one-half cup berries (140
“The more you’re calories), just to give you an idea.
M any of us try to shed
pounds by depriving
ourselves, which never works
in the fasting state,
the more active LPL
is,” explains Michele
With meals, keep LPL under control
by concentrating on high-fibre, complex
carbohydrate foods such as rice and beans,
anyway. Instead, use the secret Vivas, M.S., R.D., a clini- and fresh fruits and vegetables.
weapon to weight loss you cal nutritionist and exercise Compared to protein and fat-rich
probably didn’t even know physiologist. foods such as steak and peanut butter,
you had – the enzyme in your Unfortunately, when you re- complex carbohydrate foods aren’t as
body called lipoprotein lipase turn to your old eating habits, the calorie dense. Consequently, you can eat
(LPL). LPL remains super-active, so you end back ample amounts without going over your
One of hundreds of specialty enzymes where you started. calorie budget, which can prompt LPL to
your body produces, LPL’s mission is to It’s possible to outsmart LPL though. store those excess calories as fat.
transport the fat from your bloodstream To keep it from going into overdrive: Additionally, since high-fibre, complex
into your fat cells for later use. Eat often enough. To keep the enzyme carbohydrates are digested faster than
Your LPL activity level is in part deter- from bombarding your fat cells, “it’s im- protein and fat, you’ll be more likely to
mined by your genes. If, for example, your portant to eat when you’re first hungry, eat frequently, rather than going for long
parents were overweight, the LPL level rather than waiting until you’re famished,” stretches between meals.
in your body would most likely be high, advises Vivas. Generally, that means every Keep your calorie intake consistent.
predisposing you to store more fat. But three to four hours. This will keep your To make LPL work to your benefit, stick
your lifestyle can also regulate this special blood sugar level high enough so your to a consistent number of calories day
enzyme to help you lose weight faster. body won’t go into starvation mode, which after day, rather than allowing yourself to
Gatekeeper to fat cells activates LPL. To avoid overeating, you binge one day and cut back on calories
Think of LPL as a fat transportation might want to munch on smaller, more the next.
system. The enzyme carries the fat in frequent meals. Up-and-down calorie intake sets off an
your bloodstream to your fat cells, where “If you normally have cereal and a ba- increase in LPL. As a result, on days when
it opens “doorways” to allow the new fat nana for breakfast, you’ll feel a lot better you eat more, your body will store more
in so it can be stored. When you go on if you save the banana for midmorning,” of those calories as fat.
a diet and limit what you eat too much, recommends Vivas. Continued on page 28
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Power of Purple
The foods provide healthful phytochemicals
Alistair Williamson Esmée
By Anne Stropel Another is purple potatoes.
We may live without
H ealthy eating has become
a hot topic. And rightly so.
Food is life itself. Without it we
poetry, music and art;
Purple potatoes, as a matter of fact,
are lower in starch than the more
popular russet potatoes and have
do not survive. The human body
relies on food to keep it not only We may live without up to four times the anti-oxidants
than white potatoes. They are a
alive, but healthy and strong. conscience and live healthy choice.
What should you eat to achieve
and sustain a healthy body and
without heart; Include these delicious foods
in your diet and benefit from the
mind, so that you can enjoy your
life to the fullest? Well, there is We may live without power of purple.
an abundance of information friends; we may live Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
available, but one thing comes
through loud and clear – we
without books; • 2 tbsp olive oil
should consume more fruits and • Small head red (purple) cabbage
vegetables. But civilized man cannot • 1 large apple, washed, cored,
Nature, in its infinite wisdom, live without cooks. peeled and chopped
has provided us with a colourful • ¾ cup water
array of fruits and vegetables, – Owen Meredith • 2-3 tbsp vinegar
as if to entice us to partake. Put • 1 tbsp sugar (optional), added dur-
together a fruit or vegetable tray Along with being anti-oxidants and ing last five minutes of cooking
and you see the endless possibili- anti-inflammatories, phytochemi-
• Salt and pepper to taste
ties – the greens, oranges, yellows, cals are thought to have anti-aging
reds, blues and purples. properties. Slice cabbage, discarding core
Yes, purples. Purple fruits In addition to their healthful and any very tough parts. Heat
and vegetables contain health- properties, phytochenmicals are the olive oil and sauté the cabbage
promoting phytochemicals. responsible for the colour in plants, without browning. Add the apples,
Phytochemicals are chemical such as the deep blue/purple of water, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cov-
compounds that occur naturally blueberries and other sensory prop- er and simmer for about one hour
in plants (phyto means “plant” in erties, such as the smell of garlic. on medium heat (or until cabbage
Greek). Researchers believe they Some examples of purple foods is done and water has evaporated).
may help to prevent diseases such include: eggplant, plums/prunes, Add more water if needed. Add the
as heart disease and cancer as grapes/raisins, purple figs, purple sugar, if using, during the last five
well as offer protection to vision. cabbage, and purple carrots. minutes of cooking.
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Barbecue with Alberta turkey! Healthy Learning
Warm weather is almost here! Among other things, one joy of
the heat is being able to barbecue more dinners. Let’s face it, food
tastes better coming off a hot grill. Especially Turkey.
Turkey is your family’s healthy choice for the barbecue. Not only
is turkey nutritious, providing a great source of protein, niacin, and
phosphorus among others, it tastes great!
Today, turkey can be substituted into any of your classic and
all-time favourite recipes. With the variety of cuts and deli options
made readily available at your local grocery store, consumers are
substituting ground turkey in such recipes as chilli, tacos, burgers
and lasagna, to name a few.
As well, Albertans are more aware that turkey meat is delicious
on an open-flame barbecue!
Why not spice up an old-time favourite and try Pesto and Sun-
Dried Tomato Turkey Kabobs?
First, you will need the following: eight wooden skewers, ½ cup
pesto, ½ cup- sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, 1½ pounds skinless
and boneless turkey breast, four green onions, 16 cherry tomatoes,
one yellow pepper cut into 16 strips and one orange pepper cut
into 16 strips.
Next, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Soak skewers in water
for a minimum of 15 minutes. In a food processor, combine pesto
and sun-dried tomatoes and pulse into a thick paste.
Cut turkey into 1.5-inch chunks. Toss turkey cubes and veggies
with pesto mixture to coat. Thread turkey on skewers, alternating
with veggies, dividing all ingredients evenly between the eight skew-
ers. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning the kabobs several times until
the turkey is cooked through and veggies are tender and crisp.
Serve this on a bed of steamed jasmine rice.
For this and other great recipes including turkey, visit the Alberta
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the fat enzyme
Continued from page 25
pointment just as you would a business programs and activities
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Keep a diet journal. To keep your LPL “If you write it in your day planner,
tions. Unfortunately, many people look at
level low and your eating habits on track, you’re much less likely to skip it,” says
life this way, with anger and doubt and a
record what you eat in a food journal and Debi Silber, M.S., R.D., president of Life-
“No, it won’t work for me” attitude.
tally calories and grams of fat daily. Ac- style Fitness. Don’t think you’ll just find
Here is another example. You are going
cording to a recent study, a food journal the time. “It won’t happen,” she says.
to a movie with a friend and the traffic is
is one of the most effective strategies in For most of us, first thing in the slow. If you place all of your energy on
keeping weight off. morning, before work, is the best time being late, you will be late. You will hit
In terms of LPL, a journal can give to schedule exercise so it won’t have to every red light, every slow vehicle and
you a better idea of what your eating style compete with other tasks and activities every road construction site. You focused
looks like so that you can make consistent that can fill up the day. Even if you’re on being late and you are!
decisions that affect LPL – such as eating not a morning person, you can train Remember, you become what you
more regularly or making your calorie yourself to become one by waking up think. If you just shrug it off as a minor
load more consistent. earlier, having your fitness clothes ready, setback, that is all it will be. So look at
Work out regularly. Exercise is one and getting right to it. things positively and be careful with your
of the most powerful ways to keep LPL “It’s a matter of forming a habit,” thoughts.
activity low. When you go jogging, for Silber says. How to Have a Terrific Day Every Day is
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$ave money Use the public library The public
library has DVDs, CDs, video games, e-
books, and database and internet access
so you can unload your belongings with
the least amount of muss and fuss.
Host a garage sale Garage sales aren’t
Tips to help you spend – all provided for free. You can
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By Andrea Woroch
L osing weight may be the nu- can also peruse the stacks, might be an idea to organize your neigh-
mero uno New Year’s resolu- but that’s so 10 minutes bourhood to team up for a Godzilla-size
tion, but saving more money is ago. The Edmonton Public event. Advertising is the most important
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Eating right and exercising are straight- Go Guttenberg We’re not talking cooling accounts for 42 per cent of home
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Cook it! It’s the same thing every Android, iOS or other portable devices. used in empty spaces.
noon: The gang troops out to pick up Discounts through gift cards There are Keep money out of sight A great way to
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Cool smart phone apps measure noise levels
By Kathleen Jones modes, and the ability to store readings. It’s often easy to take loud noises
Every day, we are surrounded by a As with all all sound measurement apps, for granted as part of the necessity of
variety of sounds that are at safe noise accuracy varies somewhat between living or working in certain conditions.
levels. However, individuals of all ages devices. TooLoud? provides decibel levels in a
sometimes risk exposure to harmful Decibel Meter Pro by Performance Au- simple numerical display and allows
noises that damage the sensitive structure dio Decibel Meter Pro is a decibel meter you to specify filters and offset values
of the inner ear and cause permanent or on iTunes which provides great graphics for normal background noise. http://
temporary noise induced hearing loss. and a decibel reference chart with large itunes.apple.com/us/app/tooloud/
Inside the ear, small hair cells transmit digital and analog readouts. The last id393039065?mt=8.
electrical signals to the brain. These hair measurements are saved and displayed. Noise Tube NoiseTube is a research
cells are often harmed or completely Sound Meter by Smart Tools Co. With project started in 2008 at the Sony
destroyed by extremely loud noises at Sound Meter you can measure the en- Computer Science Laboratory in Paris
home, in the workplace, and as we go vironmental noise in decibels (dB) with in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit
about living our lives. the Acoustimeter, using your phone Brussel. Since 2010 the project has been
Common activities like attending microphone to measure noise volume maintained by the BrusSense group at
concerts, working with shop tools, oper- in decibels, and checking it against a Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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occurrences like explosions, can destroy dB Volume Meter This application, smartphones into mobile noise level
these delicate hair cells, resulting in offers a way to measure audio volume in meters to enable citizens to measure
hearing loss and even tinnitus, or ring- the environment around you. Created by their exposure to noise in their every-
ing in the ears. Darren Gates, dB Volume Meter shows day environment and participate in the
Today, with modern technology comes the approximate decibel level, or SPL, collective noise mapping of their city
help in measuring the decibel level of wherever you and your smart phone or neighborhood. NoiseTube consists
sounds around us. There are some great are located. of a mobile application and a website
smart phone apps that raise a red flag Although quite accurate, the applica- (visit www.noisetube.net and register an
when users enter situations in which tion is mainly a tool for detecting noise account) where users can submit their
there are high levels of noise that may levels in casual settings such as at airports noise measurements to visualise and
contribute to hearing problems. or loud music venues. Those operating share them with others.
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possible readings. SPL Upgrade adds A meter tool that shows you the noise levels Kathleen Jones M.Ed.,BC-HIS is a Hearing Aid
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Denturist gives patients something to smile about
A t the Heritage Den-
ture Centre, denturist
Marc Wagenseil is giving
Denture quality ranges
from average to premium,
depending on the tech-
patients something to nique and materials used
smile about. to fabricate them.
For the past 19 years, “Even in today’s age,
Wagenseil has provided you get what you pay for
personalized caring serv- and it’s important to know
ice to patients from his Heritage Denture Centre is conveniently located in the what you’re paying for,”
office in the Heritage Pro- Heritage Professional Building. “The building with the green he says.
roof” next to the Pentecostal Church. Parking is free.
fessional Building, #207, A graduate of the Den-
2841 - 109 Street. turist program at NAIT, Wagenseil is required
He specializes in fabricating dentures – single, to complete 100 hours of continuing education
upper and lower, or partial – creating personalized within a five-year period to maintain his license.
looks with a comfortable fit and a more natural In fact, he exceeds the requirements, having in-
appearance. vested more than 200 hours in education within
“All work is performed in-house,” notes Wagen- the last five years.
seil, who has 24 years’ experience This allows him to better serve
in the field. his patients keep up with the
Average denture materials wear latest advances in dental technol-
down within a five- to seven-year ogy, such as the Digma, a device
period, so it is recommended that uses ultrasonic waves to
that most dentures be replaced measure jaw movement, which
at that point. is now in use at the Heritage
Aging dentures can cause ex- Denture Centre.
tra wrinkles around the mouth, Patients of the centre have
although the changes are gradual shown their appreciation for
and most people do not notice Wagenseil’s efforts. A file folder
them soon enough. Eventually the overflows with letters and cards
face can have a sunken appear- from happy patients giving testi-
ance. They can also contribute to monials to his abilities.
or aggravate health problems and “This note is to express my
even affect your personality. Marc with a picture of his grandmother appreciation for all your careful
who lived into her 107th year. He
“I have patients who have been attributes this wonderful relationship and caring work. The end result
afraid to smile anymore because with his understanding and empathy of far exceeds my expectations and
they are so conscious of their all seniors needs. reflects the highest standards of
dentures,” says Wagenseil. “It is so a true professional,” writes one
satisfying to have a patient smile and be confident satisfied patient.
after fitting them with new dentures.” Combining advances in technology with 24
As part of his personalized care, he allows pa- years of experience, Wagenseil can provide the
tients to choose the quality of denture they want. best care and product to his patients.
Please Call Us! 780-436-7386
#207 - 2841 - 109 Street
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