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What IS Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

By |May 28th, 2020|

With Karen our Registered Massage Therapist returning to clinic next week, we wanted to showcase how a certain type of massage can contribute to your immune resilience! There is a lot of hype around lymphatic drainage massage, but what is it and how can it help you?  Follow along! But first, a message from Karen herself!   "I trust that [...]

Green Smoothies Even Your Kids Will Love!

By |May 22nd, 2020|

Smoothies, and in particular green smoothies, are a fun and fantastically easy way to get a bucket of nutrients into yourself and your kids.  I’ll admit, the first time I heard about having a ‘green shake’, I absolutely balked at the idea: How could blending a salad be even remotely delicious?  And you think my kids are going to eat [...]

Why A Probiotic Won’t Work

By |May 9th, 2020|

Probiotics have become a hot topic in medicine in recent years.  The WHO defines probiotics as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host"2 There has been a huge surge of research done on these critters over the past several years, all seeking answers to their role in human health and disease.  And [...]

The Dirt on Soil

By |May 7th, 2020|

How Healthy Soil Can Ease The Quarantine Blues We all know that spending time outside has significant health benefits for our mental and physical health. Researchers associate spending time in the open air with substantial mood improvements.  Any garderner can attest that day spent in the dirt leaves them feeling great.  But why?  We know about the benefits of sunshine [...]

Detox and Covid-19: Tips for doing it safely

By |May 2nd, 2020|

I am a huge fan of detox.  So much so in fact, that I do a detox on myself every season and have for years.  Why? Put very simply, we live in an increasingly toxic world. Of course, we have a built-in and robust internal machinery to deal with this burden --- our liver, digestive system, kidneys, lungs, skin, lymphatics [...]

Morning muffins so good they’re pure magic!

By |May 2nd, 2020|

One of my favourite things to do in the morning before my house stirs, is bake muffins.  Their warm and comforting smell as it curls through the house is truly the best wake-up call.  It certainly was for me as a child. On Monday morning of this week, as I was meditatively muffin-making, my littlest stumbled into the kitchen and [...]