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Yay for Vinegar! (Cooking)

Say what, vinegar?  Yes, this fermented flavouring (or in Latin vinum acetum meaning wine turned sour) is one of the oldest condiments in the world. It’s tasty and medicinally beneficial to say the least, popular in cooking, curing, and in cleaning. Today’s blog is the first in a three-part series on vinegar, where we start […]

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Arthritis and Natural Therapies

Ouch! Arthritis is a pain, literally and figuratively. It’s causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness resulting in a disability. Arthritis affects about 16% (over 15 years of age) of Canadians according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Arthritis comes in different types including: Osteoarthritis (or wear & tear arthritis); Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA and other […]

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Omega-3 Benefits

Every day research reports and articles are coming out promoting the incredible benefits of omega 3s fatty acids. From oily fish and algae, we get EPA (or eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid), and from some plant sources such as nuts and seeds we get the omega 3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Combined, […]

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Essential Oils: Uses and Benefits

Happy 2018! After spending some down time with my family and friends over the holidays, I’m back blogging about all sorts of things.  Christmas reminds me of frankincense and myrrh, which got me wondering about scents and then about essentials oils.  So, this blog is about ‘what is’ essential oils and their benefits. What are […]

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Circulator Foot Massage Mat: the gift that keeps giving

Scratching your head trying to think, ‘what can I give my loved one for the holidays that will promote their health and well-being?’  Consider the Circulator Foot Massage Mat! This devise is excellent for treating tired achy feet, and more!  It strengthens internal organs, increases metabolism, improves memory, boosts sleep quality, and eliminates tension to […]

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