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5 Common Pitfalls of Ageing & How to Avoid Them
Ageing is unavoidable. The body you inhabit at 20 will be different when you’re 70, but that doesn't mean you can't keep it in top condition. You'd maintain a beloved sports car by keeping the engine well-oiled, and the exterior well polished, because you know that’s what’ll keep it going ...Read More
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5 Common Pitfalls of Ageing & How to Avoid Them
Ageing is unavoidable. The body you inhabit at 20 will be different when you’re 70, but that doesn't mean you can't keep it in top condition. You'd maintain a beloved sports car by keeping the engine well-oiled, and the exterior well polished, because you know that’s what’ll keep it going ...
Don't Suffer With Your Auto-Immune Condition—Try Ayurveda
Chances are you either have, or know someone that has, an auto-immune disease. This family of ailments is incredibly common, and is becoming even more so. Today, millions of North Americans are battling conditions like Lupus, Celiac disease, Multiple sclerosis, Psoriasis and Rheumatoid arthritis . There are over a hundred ...
The Whole-Person Approach to Mental Health Support — Boreal Wellness Centres
One of the hardest parts of dealing with mental illness is the isolation. Isolation and stigma are frequent companions to mental health challenges—be they self-imposed or societal—and they prevent many who are struggling from receiving the help they need, and deserve. With these people in mind, Sean Gjos founded Boreal ...
It Is a Matter of Life and Death — Getting Support from Doulas
Folk use the phrase “It’s not life and death,” all the time. Mostly they're correct, but in reference to doulas, they would be incorrect.
Drawing Out Distress With Art Therapy
When Estelle Barron was diagnosed with both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus as a teenager, it was a devastating blow for the aspiring dancer. Anxious, depressed, and uncertain she turned to something that had always brought her joy—art. “I found the art process mirrored how I was feeling ...
Tips and Tricks to Eat Well While Maintaining a Budget
Eating Well on a Budget – tips for cash-strapped healthy eaters It’s a pandemic, and as a result, many household budgets are suffering. When times are tough, healthy eating often takes a back seat to just, getting food on the table. There are ways to save money without sacrificing the ...
The Saltiest Self-Care — How More Salt Can Be a Good Thing
Ancient healers have been using salt in traditional treatments for centuries—from Ayurvedic scrubs to Chinese kidney tonics. They knew what science has now established—that the powerful ‘condiment’ has strong anti-inflammatory , anti-fungal , and anti-bacterial properties.
World Wide Wellness—Release and Relax With Egyptian Energy Healing
From astrology to tarot cards, the classical elements of earth, fire, air and water have always fascinated mystics, seekers and healers. An ancient form of Reiki, known as Seichem, aims to harness these elements—drawing on their power to remove emotional and spiritual blockages so the body can heal itself.
Visiting the Past in the Present—Cheryl Tessari’s Hypnotherapy and Reiki Practice
Heartbreak, eight months of depression, and ceaseless quest for knowledge are what has guided Cheryl Tessari towards her truest self—a successful hypnotherapist and reiki master, specializing in past life regression. Tessari was a devout Christian and bible-study teacher when she had an experience that left her searching for answers...
Get Fit at Home With Micro-Workouts
When does exercise not feel like exercise? When you do it without even thinking about it.
Festival Wisdom—Immune System Boosting Tips That You Can Use At Home
Covid-19 put a hold on festivals for 2020, which is a good choice, but just one of many disappointments this year. It’s a bummer. It made me realize, though, that a lot of the things I do to stay healthy at festivals apply to life in the age of covid. ...
Be a Tree Hugger — How Forests Helped Me, and How They Can Help You Too
I’m certain a large part of the relaxation I experience when in nature has to do with the sense of getting away from the “madding crowd,” and getting some space and silence, but I figured there had to be more to it. It turns out, in fact, that I am correct and there is a physiological reason for why I find forest walks so healing.
Don't Dread the Dawn — 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mornings
In an ideal world, mornings would be a time of reflection and serenity. You'd spring out of bed, greet the day with a smile, leisurely get dressed and enjoy an unhurried, healthy breakfast. Yeah. Right. For most of us, the reality is somewhat different.
5 Reasons Why Acupuncture Should Be Part of the Psoriasis Patients’ Toolkit
When someone suggested Kyra Follis try acupuncture for her psoriasis, she was initially horrified, “I thought, absolutely not, my skin is already irritated, I am not putting needles in it!” Follis, now a nutritionist , was working in an acupuncture clinic at the time, and what she saw swiftly changed ...
Coaching for Conception — Athena Reich, Fertility Coach
Starting a family. It’s a concept that fills most couples wanting children with feelings of love, hope, joy, and anticipation. That is, unless they are not in a partnered heterosexual couple. Or they have fertility challenges. For those people, becoming parents often includes many difficult, expensive decisions. For those who ...
More Than Skin Deep—Psoriasis and Mental Health
Imagine living with painful, inflamed, red, itchy lesions covering 70 percent of your body—awful. Now, imagine being shunned by others who are repelled or scared of your skin—that may be even worse. For some people with psoriasis, this is a daily reality...
Bitter Can Be Better — For Your Health
The next time you’re in a trendy bar (if you go to those) check out the menu and I bet you’ll be able to find at least one cocktail that includes Angostura or bitters. Not only do bitters fancy up many a trendy cocktail, they are also incredibly good for ...
The Hunt for Holistic Pet Care — Gus' Story
It's 6am and the house is slowly filling with the pungent aroma of cow stomach while I realize, not for the first time, that being a pet parent sometimes sucks. ...
Plant and Rainbow Medicine with Christy Greenwood
Christy Greenwood refers to herself as an herbal artist and intuitive therapist. As an herbal artist she curates and pairs plants with therapy. As an intuitive therapist, she compounds talk therapy with energy work.
Unlock Your DNA — Unlock Your Best You
Nature vs nurture. We as humans ask this question a lot. Is your health pre-determined by genetics, or the outcome of your choices and experiences? The answer generally comes down to, both. We’re born with a blueprint, but what unfolds is heavily influenced by how we care for ourselves.
Where Intention Goes, Energy Flows — Hanifa Menen’s Grief Philosophy
Practitioner Spotlight — naturopathic doctor turned grief recovery and brain retraining coach, Hanifa Menen.
Set Yourself Up for Breastfeeding Success With These Simple Tips
Many believe that breastfeeding just happens but many parents struggle with supply, flow, and technique.
Stay Healthy and Happy on the Move—Tips to Reduce Travel Stress
Summer is here, and many of us are looking forward to, or at least longing to be, travelling again. There's a lot you can do before and during your trip to make sure your immune system is supercharged and performing at its peak.
Chaga — the Fugly Fungus with the Potential to Fight Cancer
Chaga mushrooms have a long history of use in traditional Eastern medicine, and are gaining popularity in the West due to their many potential benefits. This fugly fungus might actually be a cure for cancer.
Eating With Your Eyes — the Iridology Diet
Philosophers say the eyes are the window to the soul, but iridologists believe they're a portal to the entire body. For those who blend iridology with nutrition, information from the iris is used to develop a custom eating plan.
World Wide Wellness: Getting Stretched, Pulled and Bent into Shape with Thai Massage
Thai massage is an ancient Eastern practice that's far from passive. When you get a Thai massage you'll be bent, twisted, pummelled and stretched into shape, and somehow still walk away feeling relaxed and restored.
9 Herbal Nootropics to Boost Brain Power
Also known as ‘smart drugs’, nootropics are often touted as magical pills that will solve your procrastination issues, and give you superpowers. Here’s nine natural options to help you figure out what works for you.
A Touching Crisis! What is Skin Hunger?
We are in a touching crisis. Human behaviour scientists are observing that humans are touching each other less and less. In fact they’re barely touching each other at all, and it’s actually a problem.
4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Health From Climate Change… Naturally
Unless you’re a climate change denier, you know that climate change is a thing. If you’ve read even slightly beyond the headlines, you know it’s a really serious thing. Climate change has huge ramifications for the environment, the economy, and the health of ourselves and our loved ones. How do ...
Stop Stressing With these 9 Often Overlooked Adaptogens
Chronic stress is one of the leading causes of illness in North America—implicated in everything from asthma to heart disease—and, given the recent pandemic, it’s never been more prevalent. If you’ve been spending the last few months stressed out and anxious , natural remedies can help. In particular, a group ...