Articles of Interest

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Remembering In Order To Heal

Written by Georgina Mellas, Reiki Master

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. Canadians pay tribute with two minutes of silence to the country’s fallen soldiers from the First World War, the

Healthy Halloween Tricks to Keep in Mind

 

By Nindy Grewal, Nutritionist

 

It’s that time of year again….Halloween will be here with all the ghouls and ghosts roaming our streets.  I, for one, have always loved Halloween – dressing up and being any character my heart desires each year.  Now my children have followed in my footsteps and they look forward to dressing up

Cauliflower Ginger Soup Recipe

 
By Nindy Grewal CNP, LBA, B.Ed
 
Cauliflower is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the body.  It is both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and boosts both your heart and brain health.  It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, magnesium, phosphorus, plus so many more powerful nutrients.  It is high in fiber which supports the

How Can Massage Therapy Influence Immune System Health?

By Jennifer Hyland, RMT

As we move into cold and flu season, everyone is looking for a way to stay germ free. In some cultures, massage is a traditional way to prevent colds, or to manage symptoms when a cold first starts. While I don’t recommend a massage when you’re all-the-way sick, we have research showing

“Leaky Gut” – A Key Factor in Inflammation & Autoimmune Disease

 

By Dr. James Yoon, ND

“Leaky Gut” – A Key Factor in Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease

Have you noticed a connection between what you eat and how you feel? We know that the foods we eat can have a profound impact on our health, but research is showing that our gut health – and its role in

Practicing Gratitude

By Georgina Mellas, Reiki Master

My blessings are numerous.  A beautiful son, loving husband, fulfilling work, and wonderful friends.  I can go on and on about things I am grateful for but I don’t always feel this way. When I first sat down to write about gratitude a few days ago I was feeling anything but. 

Back-to-School Balance

 

Back-to-School Balance

 

By Nindy Grewal, Holistic Nutritionist, Live Blood Cell Analyst

 

Tips for Surviving a Healthy School Year

We are now winding down on summer and preparing for a new school year, both can bring about feelings of excitement and anxiousness.  As parents, we are ready for the kids to be back on track with regular sleep and

Get to Know Your Practitioners Better featuring Rian Scott

An Interview with Rian Scott, Acupuncturist 

 

Q: How did you get into your current career; what made you decide to peruse this career?

A: I was raised on a farm while I was very young and I grew up being immersed in the natural world.  I grew up with my hands literally in the Earth.  I think my

Does Massage help during Pregnancy?

 

By Deborah VanderKruk, RMT

  

The pregnancy test comes back positive.  A deluge of emotions ensues.  Our responses may range from exhilaration and relief to anxiety and fear.   We embark on the journey of preparing for a little one, navigating information overload, unsolicited advice, and loads of marketing.  For some women, having regular massages during this period

I Named My Eating Disorder: Ariel’s Story

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Ariel is a 17-year-old girl who battled anorexia. Her name has been changed to protect her identity.

I named my eating disorder Ursula, the villain from my favourite childhood movie ‘The Little Mermaid’. In many ways, my anorexia had presented characteristics that I saw in Ursula.

Anorexia – Ursula – is devious, manipulative, and controlling. She claims