Ah, Spring Thaw, The Pain of Allergies!

It’s officially spring and the delightful signs of Lily of the Valley, crocuses and other spring flowers are poking through gardens after the top layers of permafrost are melting from the winter freeze. Thus begins the spread of allergens from decay, mold and pollen blooms with hay fever symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, eyes tearing, extreme cold…

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Maximizing Wellness In the Workplace Newsletter, November Issue

Welcome to this November’s newsletter that features topics, articles and insights about wellness in the workplace in the real estate and facility management sectors. The pandemic, these last eight months has dramatically shifted the workplace environment.  A large percentage of the workforce are working remotely from home or following a hybrid office/home-work approach. Covid has…

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Swallowing and Snoring: What Do They Have In Common?

A few weeks ago I read an enlightening article in The Globe and Mail  newspaper  on snoring called Sleepless and desperate: Why snoring is so hard to fix. I don’t know about you but snoring is a huge issue in my home. I admit I snore but my husband  is a huge snorer and unfortunately…

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Three Foods To Avoid With Parkinson’s Disease

The Role of Nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease Some of you may be familiar with the long term effects of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) from having experienced it first hand with a loved one or friend or known someone whose had it. Over 7 million people worldwide have the disease, 50,000 new cases are reportedly yearly and…

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Watch This Documentary: The Brain’s Way of Healing

If you are looking for inspiration watch this documentary:  The Brain’s Way of Healing I attend a weekly mediation group that uses visualization and other meditation techniques to exercise our brain plasticity. Judy, who leads the group, has devised a unique approach applying Buddhism and research by various scientists, doctors and the work of Dr.…

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The Art of Fermentation With Sandor Katz

I am a regular fermented food eater. My Buby (grandmother) made fermented beets, a version of Borscht, which she served at every family meal and I hated it. Today I love it. You may know that I make and sell fermented vegetables in my shop. Types of fermented food can be found in almost every…

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What’s really in those Ensure and Boost drinks

The hugely popular nutrition-based energy drinks specifically Ensure or Boost are marketed as meal replacements targeted towards the aging or for people recovering from an illness. It’s also targeted as an energy drink for athletes or for everyday consumption. Those specific drinks are largely recommended by health professionals and the go to solution What’s in…

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Have You Heard of the “Calming” Mineral?

I have enjoyed this summer as I ventured into new territory featuring my foods at farmers markets and soon to be in some cafes. I have developed some new recipes, met great people and sold a whole variety of prepared foods and jarred fermented vegetables and preserves! It has been an amazing time and I’m…

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