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.

Algonquin Park Portaging

Algonquin Park Portaging – Wilderness

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Travel
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated March 15, 2019
During the second weekend of July, I departed on a four day portaging adventure with my brother. Being my first time, portaging and going to Algonquin Park (camping I have been many, many times) I truly did not know what to expect. My brother being an expert (as he goes nearly every year, if not twice) […]

Farmers’ Market

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ―Orson Welles Farmers’ Markets are one of my favourite places to visit, close to home or out there somewhere. They calm me down, make me happy, feed me when I am hungry and entertain my eyeballs with their colourful, fresh, local produce. […]

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Energizing Morning Routine

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Inspiration
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated May 21, 2019
When the dead rise in movies they’re hideous and slow. They stagger uphill towards the farmhouse like drunks headed home from the bar. Maybe they only want to lie down inside while some room spins around them, maybe that’s why they bang on the windows while the living hammer up boards and count out shotgun […]

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 6, 2019

The media, cosmetic industry and public health authorities have been pushing for less sun exposure for fear of causing skin cancer. Yet, over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in global vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency (Hoel, D.G., et al., 2016). Moderate non-burning sun exposure is needed to keep vitamin D […]

Nutritional Wisdom – Plant Secondary Compounds

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 20, 2018

Gottfried Fraenkel in the 1950’s proposed the hypothesis in his paper “The Raison d’être of Secondary Plant Substances” that plant secondary compounds/metabolites were not the waste products of plant metabolism but a means of ensuring plant protection from insects and other animals, as well as a communication system with pollinators. There are two parts of […]

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