Ask the Health Expert: Apples for Health!
Mar01

Ask the Health Expert: Apples for Health!

In the gut apple pectin has been shown in studies to be an effective anti-diarrhea agent and as a water-soluble fibre it has the gel forming effect. It is considered a prebiotic promoting the growth of normal intestinal flora, but it also inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria which often cause diarrhea in the first place, such as Salmonella, Shigella, Enterobacter and Citrobacter.

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Ask the Beauty Expert: 3 Basics for Skin Care
Mar01

Ask the Beauty Expert: 3 Basics for Skin Care

Keeping a budget in mind when choosing skin care can be a dauting task.  We are bombarded with miracle creams on social media, magazines and TV that do not help to clear up the questions … where do I start? What is going to WORK!?

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You Are Reason Enough
Mar01

You Are Reason Enough

The speed of the entire process and the genuine, noticeable affects that Laura saw at each stage of the journey were an astonishment to her. There is often a belief that these processes are just gimmicks – but Laura has discovered for herself, just how much they actually work.

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A Journey of Strength, Faith and Love
Nov30

A Journey of Strength, Faith and Love

This time I would take care of my body. I would nourish it. Little changes like having a nurse come in after chemotherapy to give me fluids. I meditated. I did visualization exercises. I stopped keeping everything a secret. I shared more. I researched more. I spoke to the doctors, and questioned what and why they were doing things.

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Natural Medicine Chest for Cold and Flu Season
Nov30

Natural Medicine Chest for Cold and Flu Season

This list a wonderful baseline for creating your family’s sick kit to get through cold and flu season but sometimes something comes along that needs a more tailored approach. It’s possible to gear yourself up to combat a whole multitude of things if given the right tools.

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Seasonal Exfoliation
Nov30

Seasonal Exfoliation

Have you had an overwhelming urge to scrub your skin every time you remove your face mask? If you answer yes, you are not alone. Mask wearing can trap sweat and bacteria on the skin. Regular exfoliation can help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts.

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Ask the Health Expert: Genetically Modified Organisms
Aug31

Ask the Health Expert: Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are those whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering, thus creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature. One of the main concerns is how genetically modified foods may affect human health.

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Ask the Beauty Expert: Q&A
Aug31

Ask the Beauty Expert: Q&A

5 Questions for Sue Wagner, our ‘Ask the Beauty Expert” consultant.

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Why You Should Be Considering Medical Grade Skincare Products
Aug31

Why You Should Be Considering Medical Grade Skincare Products

As explained to me by Laurie Hannah, medical esthetician professional at A Wrinkle In Time in Orangeville, over the counter skincare products likely aren’t doing much for you, and what they are doing is really only at surface level, meaning that it’s doing more to mask the problem then fixing it.

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Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health
Jun04

Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health

While we have made some great strides in mental health awareness over the last few years, we still have a long way to go as a society before we get to where we need to be. For many people, mental health is a taboo topic, something that can’t be properly spoken about as there is a lot of shame involved with it. There is often an unnecessary stigma keeping people silent, leaving them feeling as if there is something wrong with them and...

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ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT
Jun04

ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT

Beauty advice in the time of an ongoing pandemic, is all DO IT YOURSELF PROJECTS. Our personal care services may be closed but fortunately our essential workers are still taking care of us so we can get the products and ingredients we need. These essential workers are taking products off shelves, boxing them up and delivering them to us. They are going to work in stores hoping that the public are wearing masks properly and decreasing...

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ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water
Jun04

ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water

Amongst the many avenues of research into the inner workings of our bodies and the wonders of creation I came across a most inspired approach to our biological complexities, namely, the wonders of water. Dr Gerald H. Pollack is an international leader in the field of muscle contraction and is presently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and he has had a long and distinguished career. His research has led him...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders

Welcome back to one of my favourite places, The Reading Room, and with one of my favourite people, Hazel McGuiness. In the last session, Hazel and I talked about kindness and how very important it is; not just while we make our way through this pandemic, but something that ought to be shown at all times. A gift that’s relatively easy to aspire to, yet sometimes very difficult to adhere to. In this session, Hazel speaks to us about a...

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Full Body Wellness, Inside and Out: IV Vitamin Infusions
Feb26

Full Body Wellness, Inside and Out: IV Vitamin Infusions

It’s undeniable, 2020 was a long year filled with a series of ups and downs, highs and lows, for all of us. With all of the uncertainty that this past year has brought – and the questions that the upcoming year still needs to answer – it is no surprise that, for many of us, our stress levels have been higher than ever. When there is so much on our plate to take care of, most of us don’t have time to make our health be one of our main...

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Ask the Beauty Expert: Skincare Trends 2021
Feb26

Ask the Beauty Expert: Skincare Trends 2021

After 2020, a train wreck of a year, we began to adapt to being our own hair stylist and aesthetician. We were hopeful that 2021 would have us back in the salon, spa & cosmetic clinics but we found that we still needed to continue to rely on our own resourcefulness. Professional treatments grinding to a halt in 2020 strongly influenced 2021 skin care trends. We see a return to the basics with an emphasis on prevention, skin repair...

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