Travel

Traveling, exploring new cultures and tasting their food is an amazing experience. It helps to shape the body, mind and soul. Discover new wonderful places to visit and how to do so to aid in balancing the body and improving health as you do so.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Travel
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Published December 5, 2017
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Updated June 26, 2018
The first time I visited Amsterdam was with my family on a little Euro Trip during our stay in Poland. We stayed for about three or four hours and only to see the Van Gogh Museum and off we went to Groningen. I have to say that it did not leave an impression on me […]

Jet Lag – Natural Remedies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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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 […]

Pennsylvania – Solo Camping

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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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 […]

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. […]

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beauty , Travel , Well being
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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 […]
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