4 Ways to Gently Boost your Body's Detoxification System this Spring by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Spring has officially sprung and it has us thinking about feeling healthier, getting more active and possibly shedding some excess weight we put on over the winter months. Our exposure to chemicals in our food supply, poor air quality we [...]
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The Importance of a Warm Breakfast & 5 Tasty Recipes to Start Your Day! by Jenny Abel, Registered Acupuncturist Eating something warm and solid for breakfast is important in Chinese Medicine. It strengthens your digestion, boosts your metabolism, and provides nourishment and sustainable energy. If you skip breakfast it can actually weaken your digestive [...]
Take the Quiz! and Enter to Win a Manual Lymph Drainage Massage This month at Local Health you can take part in the following quiz about lymphedema. By participating in the quiz you can enter a draw to win a free 45 minute Manual Lymph Drainage massage with Carlie Hickson, RMT. You can take the quiz [...]
Physical Pain is Never Only Physical By Jandy Anderson, Dalian Method Facilitator “Health is a state of consciousness. It has nothing to do with age, illness or even the health of the body or mind. Whether you are aware of it or not, every step you take towards healing is a step towards consciousness. [...]
You are what you think, not what you eat! by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Could the guilt and shame we experience after an overindulgence really be worse for our health than the food itself? According to this article from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (https://psychologyofeating.com/mind-over-food/), the emotions of guilt and shame that we have [...]
Honouring Ourselves in The Journey Towards Sustainable Change by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Change is an inevitable part of the human growth process. All of us have arrived at some point in our lives where we have a deep knowing that we have not been taking care of ourselves. That something needs to change in our [...]
Healthy, Vegan Baked PierogiesBy Kelsey Ellis, RHN Looking for a healthy, holiday appetizers that adds a bit more “bite”than your typical veggie tray? These pierogies are easy to make and are a healthier alternative to traditional pierogis which are fried in butter and stuffed with cheese! Ingredients (makes approx. 12-15 pierogies) Dough: [...]
The Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage Massage Before and After Surgery by Carlie Hickson, RMT Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) can be an effective treatment modality and offer many benefits for those both preparing for or recovering from a surgery. This includes many different types of surgeries. The following are some examples of surgeries that may [...]
Bring the Outdoors In By Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Boy, did the temperatures turn this week! The crisp air is so lovely, but it shortens our days and limits the time we like to be outdoors. Instead, we opt for comfy clothes, blankets, lattes, and lounging with a good book. I’m not complaining, I love [...]
Fall Immunity Boosters by Jacqueline Conte, CNP Fall is arriving this week, yet here in Vancouver it feels like it’s been around for a couple of weeks. As the weather changes, your body needs to be able to adapt to the changing temperatures and adjustments to your busy schedule. A lot happens this time of [...]