Lifestyle

A healthy living needs far more than just food. Creating a Holistic Living is an important part of a balanced life. Find the latest lifestyle articles on Kenko.

Jet Lag - Natural Remedies

Jet Lag – Natural Remedies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Travel , Well being
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Published September 17, 2017
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Updated April 19, 2019
Travelling for work or pleasure can be exciting, being able to experience a new place, taste new food and meet new people. However, the experience can also be exhausting – as can the return home. Jet lag is that unpleasant feeling. If one is travelling vertically or not changing time zones, or perhaps only one […]

Himalayan Salt Lamp

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published July 9, 2017
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Updated April 20, 2019

Soft delicate shades of pink, with a strong stripe of red here or there and clouds of white, a block of crystallized salt can be incredibly beautiful and decorative. Rock salt can be found almost everywhere on the planet; France, Poland, Persia and the Himalayan mountains are but a few of these places. Himalayan salt […]

organic sugar scrub

DIY Organic Sugar Scrub

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beauty
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Published June 25, 2017
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Updated May 20, 2019
It smells like candy and it works like magic!! Why buy body scrub with strange chemicals added when you can make your own at home. Not only will it leave your skin exfoliated and moisturized it’s great for moving your lymphatic system (make sure you always scrub/massage towards your heart). Print Recipe 5 from 1 […]

A Closer Look at Personal Care Products

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 25, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

A majority of these chemicals baffle me with their literary composition, having such a difficult time trying to sound them out one can hardly be expected to understand what they are. This, to an extent is part of the game of using toxic chemicals within products that have such a close relation to our bodies. […]

Natural Cleaners for the Home – DIY

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 24, 2017
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Updated August 8, 2019

Environmental pollutants are everywhere, they tax the body and wear down its organs. Many of them are found in our homes. These include cleaning supplies, air fresheners, detergents and polishes. Switching to a natural cleaner alternative is best. This does not mean buying expensive cleaning products, so much as utilizing what you already have at […]

Pennsylvania - Solo Camping

Pennsylvania – Solo Camping

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Travel
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Published June 21, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018
“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring The statement is quite true and for most of my travels so it was for me until I became lost. A few weeks ago I had this nagging feeling that I needed to leave. This feeling comes upon me every […]

Naturally Fresh Breath! DIY Herbal Mouthwash

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 20, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

Many mouth-rinses have within them pharmaceutical-grade amalgamated alcohol which is used as a tool to transport antimicrobial ingredients; alcohol supplies preservability, solubility and germicidal activity. However, alcohol mouthwashes such as Listerine, Scope etc. have been shown possibly increase an individual’s chances of having oral cancer. Listerine was first formulated as a surgical antiseptic (1879), and contains […]

Foraging for Berries

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 19, 2017
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Updated April 21, 2019

In the lamest terms foraging is gathering food from the wild. It’s not like hunting, that is slightly different and good luck getting your hands on a wild turkey. In retrospect you could always forage for cans of beans, but who would want that when you can get your hands on some berries or cherries!! […]

The Smell of Spring

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Nature
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018
We have had a slow start to our spring this year in Ontario, Canada. Snow mid-April was not a happy surprise and put me back from planting vegetables. There is no question it’s here now and in my opinion in an absolutely wonderful and abundant bloom. The early morning dews bring up a smell, slightly […]
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