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Posted on May 14th, 2019

There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply choice.   Gillian Deacon

Kombucha
Posted on May 1st, 2019

In a culture where caffeinated, sugar-laden and alcoholic drinks have been monopolizing the market it is refreshing to see a healthy, low-sugar, probiotic-rich powerhouse beverage gaining popularity among the masses. From energy drinks to coffee-latte-cold-brews, to high sugar sodas and the never-ending plethora of alcoholic beverages, it is time that we see these beverages for what they really are. Adrenal-zapping (read: energy-zapping), weight-gain promoting, anxiety-riddling drinks. That overall just do not make us feel good. A beverage that does the exact opposite in all these areas becoming more readily available is a huge sigh of relief. So what exactly is kombucha? Kombucha is a beverage that is made with sugar and tea and is fermented with a SCOBY. SCOBY stands…

Gratitude

” Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

9 Calcium Rich Foods
Posted on April 2nd, 2019

 Seeds  1/2 cup sesame seeds-350mg of Calcium Beans  1/2 cup Black Beans- 160mg of Calcium Lentils  1cup – 80g of Calcium Almonds  1/2 cup raw almonds- 80mg of Calcium Low oxalate leafy greens  1 cup Kale- 80 mg of Calcium  Soy  100g of Tofu-175mg of Calcium Oranges  1 orange-80 mg of Calcium Broccoli Raab (Rapini)  1 bunch cooked rapini- 515mg of Calcium Dried Figs  4figs- 55 mg of Calcium The daily recommended intake of Calcium for Adults is 1000-1200 mg per day for Teenagers 1000 mg per day  

Heart Health Facts Woman Should Know.

      Nearly every minute, a woman dies from heart disease in the USA/Canada- it is the number 1 killer of woman.   Woman are more likely to die from heart disease then men according to the AHA.   Women are less inclined to call 911 when they believe they may be experiencing hear attack symptoms.   When it comes to heart disease, woman experience unique causers, symptoms and outcomes compared to men.In addition, certain conditions appear to increase heart disease risk in woman including pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, gestational diabetes, migraine headaches with aura, early onset menopause and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.   Woman’s heart attack symptoms are often different from men’s. Woman experience shortness…

Posted on March 6th, 2019

It is not WHAT we have in Life, BUT  WHO we have in Our Life that Matters Margaret Laurence

Heart Healthy Foods

Raspberries and Blueberries Leafy Greens Avacado Nuts and Seeds Dark Chocolate Beans/Legumes Tomatoes Apples Garlic Turmeric, Ginger,Cinnamon, Black Pepper

Here are 12 of the top detoxifying foods:

  1) Cruciferous Vegetables and Leafy Greens iStock.com/Maryna-Iaroshenko Cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens are on almost every list of the world’s healthiest foods — and detoxifying foods are no exception. This class of leafy veggies includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy, among others. A 2015 study published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine reported that cruciferous veggies boost liver health through anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral effects. They’re also high in fiber, which encourages the excretion of toxins through bile and stool. Spinach and dandelion greens — among other veggies on the list — are excellent sources of chlorophyll, which is considered the top detoxifying plant pigment. And broccoli, in particular, has been linked to protection…

Let’s Exhale…

  Now that we’ve all survived another holiday season, let’s exhale and welcome the new year. Here are the top 10 benefits to practicing deep breathing on a regular basis: 1. Detoxify and release toxins. 2. Release tension. 3. Improve posture. 4. Improve energy. 5. Improve stamina. 6. Can assist with weight control. 7. Elevate mood. 8. Deepen relaxation. 9. Deepen meditation. 10. Free to do and very costly not to do.

our daily routine can be a pain … literally

We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And, believe it or not, this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other than the common cold.1 Here are some common activities that negatively impact Canadian’s back health: Scenario How to fix it Commuting1: just like sitting at your desk, hunching over your steering wheel can cause your muscles to tighten, curving your back.  Over time this can result in long-term lower back problems. This is important for the 15.4 million Canadians who commute to keep in mind2. How to fix it: be sure to…

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