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July 2010 - Happy 143rd Birthday Canada!

Canada Day reminds us what a remarkable country we live in. Canada is the second largest country in the world, has the world's longest coastline, half of the land is covered by forest and we boast one of the world's highest standards of living. Take a moment to read up on some Canadian facts today, you will be amazed.

With patio season in full swing the cameras seem to be out and filling Facebook photo albums with smiling faces. If you want to bring out the best in your smile for the summer request an appointment. today. There are still plenty of photo opportunities ahead!

Your Chance to WIN a Pair of Platinum Ticat Tickets!

In celebration of summer and Canada Day we would like to send a lucky winner to see The Hamilton Tiger-Cat Home Opener vs The Calgary Stampeders on Saturday July 10th and another lucky winner to see the Ticats take on The Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday July 16th!

To Enter, simply Click here and answer our 'Contest Question' correctly. Entry must be received before July 7th, 2010 to qualify for the first game and the entrant must be an active patient of our office.

The winners will be notified on July 7th, and July 12th respectively and announced in the next edition of our eNewsletter. Keep reading our monthly eNewsletter for upcoming draws.

Please email Kyle (krobinson@ticats.ca) or call 905-547-2287 ext. 237 for all of your TiCat needs.

Believing in our Community!

Our team believes strongly that it is important to actively support the community that we serve. Many of our team members actively participate in community events and support worthy causes in and around Hamilton. Visit the new 'In The Community' and 'What We're Up To' pages on our website to view some images from our outings.

Have a safe and healthy summer.
Until next month, keep smiling,

Dr. Barzilay and team

Are You Getting Enough!

With summer in full swing we wanted to offer you a quick tip for your body, your appearance and your oral health.

Don't wait until you're thirsty... Drink More Water Now!

Your body is made up of more than 70% water. From your organs and joints right down to your cells, water is used for almost every bodily function. Your body is using water right now while you are reading this eNewsletter!

Being properly hydrated makes your skin appear softer, younger and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Water helps to cleanse your body of toxins, increases your concentration levels and decreases daytime fatigue.

Water rinses bacteria from your mouth as you drink, helping to fight decay as well as freshen your breath. Even if you think you are drinking enough water, chances are you are currently not. Get up and drink a glass of water, your entire body will thank you!

Dentistry and Heart Disease

Recent studies show considerable links between heart disease and oral health. In particular, gum disease and tooth loss may be good predictors of future heart disease.

The Theory is:
Mouth bacteria - which cause gum disease - enter the bloodstream through the inflamed gum tissues. The resulting effects eventually end up in the same plaque associated with heart disease.

The Best Remedy
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Black Bean Veggie Burger

A burger doesn't always need to go in a bun. A burger can be eaten on a salad, on a pile of grains or just alongside some steamed veggies.

If you've decide not to serve your veggie burger on a bun you can put it in a bowl with steamed veggies, nuts, or anything you would like to add. You can get as creative as you want and just throw a whole bunch of things together and you have yourself a whole foods, balanced meal.

Making a homemade veggies burger is also a great way to get in some healthy nutrition and fulfill that urge to eat something that is burger like and has a "meaty" or rich texture. By meaty, I mean (hearty/grainy) so in this case you can use grains, beans, root veggies, nuts and seeds and not even have to go the length of using a faux meat or soy based substitute to get that "patti or juicy burger" option. There are many natural options!

So the next time you want to get a little creative and make a burger and throw it in a bowl - make sure to fill both the burger and the bowl up full tasty and nutritious ingredients!

Click here for this recipe.

This recipe was sourced from Fully Nourished by Marni Wasserman.

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