Health

Having a positive and high energy outlook on life will aid in moving one towards good health. Find out how to live mindfully, more vibrantly and take your health into your own hands with whole foods and good vibes.

coconut oil

Coconut Oil

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Healthy Fats and Oils , Nutrition
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Published November 13, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Coconuts have been used by people of the tropics for hundreds of years, initially being prized for its water content, and later in history for its flesh and ability to produce oil. Coconut oil has been part of the diet of communities in the Philipines, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Polynesia, India and the Carribean for many […]

Natural Calm & Organics 4 Orphans – Conscientious Company Review

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published October 11, 2018
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Updated October 14, 2018

Natural Calm If you have a problem with restless legs, trouble sleeping, aches and pains or you need to relax a little when taking a long flight, Natural Calm’s Powdered Magnesium ‘Mag Calm’ is what you need.  Natural Calm Canada was established by Linda Bolton in 2005. She had been introduced to the wonderful magnesium product by her […]

Wildbrine Fermented foods, like kombucha, kefir, miso, saurekraut and kimchi have been taking the health and wellness movement by storm. Perhaps they are part of your traditional diet and you’ve consumed one or more on a regular basis, or you’ve decided to implement them into your diet to reap the amazing benefits. Not all fermented […]

Psoriasis

Psoriasis

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Well being
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Published June 20, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, affecting approximately 2% – 3.5% of the population, that’s about 152-200 million people give or take (Menter, A., & Stoff, B., 2010)(Meng, S., et al., 2018). Psoriasis is currently labelled as an ‘incurable’ disease by orthodox medicine, however, when taking a look at the root cause and working from there, psoriasis […]

Vaginal Yeast Infection

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published May 4, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019

Our bodies have an entire universe of microscopic organisms living inside of it, many of them are good, some are bad, and when the balance gets out of hand the dark side often wins out (dysbiosis) but there are many things you can do about it.  There are no quick fixes, you can take medication or […]

Dashi

Dashi

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Nutrition
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Published March 31, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Japan loves its traditional cuisine, whether it be adapted, borrowed or indigenous. Shun is an important Japanese concept, it means cooking with seasonal ingredients so that the produce provides the most amount of fresh flavour. This concept of Shun influences elements of taste and cooking technique so that flavour can be preserved and enhanced through […]

Umami

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 24, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019

As with all natural tastes, the flavour of food is dependent on the plant secondary compounds within it, the quality of its growing environment and the time of harvest. The harsh dry climate of Cyprus in Greece, for example, produces the most outstanding Rosemary. This wonderfully aromatic herb needs to work hard to grow here, […]

Diarrhea – How to Prevent it

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 11, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019

Diarrhea – What is it? Diarrhea is not a disease itself but a symptom of a wide variety of diseases (Mayer, E., 2016) (Lipski, E., 2012). It is the abnormally loose and/or fluid stool that is passed through your body at a very high frequency. Why it occurs is dependent on the individual and many […]

Herbs for Sneezing and Runny Nose

Sneezing & Red Eyes – Herbal Remedies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Herbal Remedies
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Published January 24, 2018
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Updated August 21, 2018
Lifestyle and Dietary Recommendations There is a tolerable limit to how much stress and toxins the body can handle. Perhaps you have allergies to pollen or certain weed/plants that come into bloom around the spring or late summer. However, it is possible to control these symptoms thought a healthy whole foods diet and elimination of […]
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