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Cityline celebrates Tracy Moore’s 1000th show

Cityline | posted Tuesday, Oct 8th, 2013

She’s done it all — from interviewing celebs (hello, Oprah!), to cooking with the 3 Chefs, to admiring the latest styles with our Fashion Friday stylists, to helping our decor experts with their DIY projects — and she’s done it with grace and poise. (Although Trace would probably laugh to read that.)

Tracy Moore and Cityline are celebrating her 1000th show as host with Canada’s longest running and most successful daytime show for women in Canadian history.  She was on Breakfast Television Tuesday to celebration this momentous occasion.

The crew at Cityline was able to sneak in a few surprises for her big day, including  getting their beloved viewers to share congratulatory messages, memories, and photos.

While Tracy wasn’t looking, their producers also shot video messages from some of the show’s amazing roster of guest experts.

Watch below as she stopped by Breakfast Television this morning, and see the full episode of the Cityline special.  Plus, check out Tracy’s favourite moments and the behind-the-scenes photos from the show taping here.

From everyone at BT, congratulations, Tracy!

With files from Suzanne Ellis, Cityline.ca.

Tips for improving your circulation and energy flow

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Oct 7th, 2013

Spending time sitting in an office chair or driving in your car can create stagnant circulation and bloating in your legs. This can be even more prominent for pregnant women, and it affects more than 50 per cent of men and women over the age of 50.  Alternative health expert Bryce Wylde stopped by to share his tips for improving circulation and energy flow.

  1. Wear compression socks to promote blood circulation back to the heart.  These socks will prevent blood from pooling in the veins in your legs, and Wylde says this is something that can be easily warn while flying or driving.
  2. A lymphatic brush can boost blood flow in the peripheries.  Simply brush in an upwards direction and towards the heart.
  3. A leg massager will improve circulation and compression in your legs and ankles.  They can be purchased for approximately $500, and the vibrating motions will move blood back up your legs to reduce swelling–perfect for pregnant women.
  4. If you’re laying down at home, a few pillows to elevate your legs will encourage blood flow back towards the heart.  
  5. Lastly, a topical cream like Delivra from LivRelief is an excellent, safe product to tighten and prevent visible varicose veins (also known as spider veins) often visible in the leg area.

What other tips do you have to improve circulation and energy flow in the peripheries? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Week of Oct. 7, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Oct 4th, 2013

It’s an adventurous lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

On Tuesday, Jessica Alba stops by for a chat.

The Breakfast Television/CityNews Food Drive takes place Wednesday, Oct 9 at Loblaws – 50 Musgrave St., Victoria Park Ave. and Gerrard St. E.  Come down and donate live on BT and CityNews to help benefit the needs of the Daily Bread Food Bank.  There will be prizes for donations and you can give your company a shout out live on air.

Plus, BT is hitting the road again!  Dina and Frank will be live at Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville on Friday, October 11!  We’ll have tons of games and prizes, so come down and see us the morning of! Better yet, stay over the night before at a special BT rate of $129.  Visit www.deerhurstresort.com/bt for more details.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, or right here at BTtoronto.ca/live!

 

Week of Sept. 30, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Sep 29th, 2013

It’s a star-studded lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

On Monday, we have five ways to make your home happier, Suzanne Somers is here, and Randall Edwards from Package Deal joins the fun!

Plus, actress Lisa Ray stops by on Wednesday.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, or right here at BTtoronto.ca/live!

OMNI’s Veronica Chail dishes on Bollywood Star

Winston Sih | posted Sunday, Sep 29th, 2013

'Bollywood Star' judges Anita Majumdar, Rupinder Nagra and Richie Mehta. ROGERS MEDIA.

Hundreds of hopefuls will line up Saturday for a chance to win the prize of a lifetime–a part in a Bollywood movie, and a chance at becoming the next big Bollywood star.

Bollywood Star, to air on OMNI Television next spring, is a talent search and four-part original docu-reality series that will bring six selected contestants to Mumbai to compete for a role in a Bollywood film.  Bollywood Boulevard host Veronica Chail stopped by Breakfast Television Friday morning to talk about the competition.

“[The judges] are looking for someone who’s just going to give them goosebumps on their face,” Chail said.  “Just have fun, and bring you best foot forward!”

Once contestants have been selected to go to India, they will participate in a “Bollywood boot camp.” It will all come down to one final audition in front of a Bollywood director who will crown Canada’s first Bollywood star.

Dozens showed up to the Vancouver auditions last week to prove their talent to the Canadian judging panel of filmmaker Richie Mehta and actors Anita Majumdar and Rupinder Nagra.   Auditions will be held in Toronto this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toronto Congress Centre.

For more information and to find out how you can audition, click here.

Watch the full segment below:

 

Week of Sept. 23, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Sep 22nd, 2013

It’s an exciting lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

On Monday, we have hits and misses from the Emmy red carpet, fall fashions for men, plus how to lose seven pounds in seven days.

And make sure your dial is locked to City on Friday as Alex Borstein–the voice of Lois Griffin on Family Guy–stops by for a few laughs!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, or right here at BTtoronto.ca/live!

Raw food pantry essentials

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Sep 18th, 2013

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It can be quite intimidating to keep a raw food pantry stocked–especially when you’re first starting out.  Meghan Pearson stopped by to share her favourite raw food pantry essentials.

  • Apple cider vinegar: It is raw and unpasteurized, and packs a punch of health benefits.  Pearson recommends taking it with water first thing in the morning, similar to lemon water, and it is alkalizing and soft on the body.
  • Organic hemp protein: This is a non-gritty product that can be added to protein shakes and smoothies–an easy way to get the required amount of daily protein.
  • Chia seeds: You can get them in whole and sliced varieties, and is perfect for incorporating into raw puddings.  Pearson says the sliced variety makes it more bio-available and is an excellent superfood.
  • Raw cacao nibs: You can use these interchangeably with chocolate chips, Pearson says.  Simply add them to your favourite raw snacks and desserts.
  • Coconut oil: You can use it virtually anywhere from hair to skin to food!
  • Lucuma powder: This all-natural ingredient is a Peruvian fruit that’s ground up into a powder.  It acts as a natural sweetener, but is low on the glycemic index.
  • Almonds: A versatile ingredient in the kitchen, and high in vitamin E.  Pearson warns to make sure they come in their rawest form.
  • Nutritional yeast: A perfect item to have on hand for flavouring.  It is a raw yeast that acts similarly to cheese.

Take a look at the segment below:

Have you tried any of the above ingredients in your recipes? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.

Justin takes a tumble while interviewing Emma Thompson

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Sep 13th, 2013

In their Entertainment City red carpet interview with Emma Thompson from The Love Punch, things go south–literally–when Justin takes a tumble.  Take a look at the original clip here, and see the hilarious GIF of the BT team reenacting the infamous #TIFFtumble on their way out to commercial break!

Plus, see the full TIFF recap from Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, and Melanie Ng and Brad Smith.

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